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Two people raising glasses at a tableAs Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are looking forward to a long weekend involving rest, relaxation, food, and drink. Unfortunately, sometimes, people drink to excess over the holiday weekend, and Thanksgiving is known as a time when there are more drunk drivers on the road than usual. In fact, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving has been dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” as it’s consistently among the busiest nights of the year for bars.

While the Coronavirus pandemic may make this Thanksgiving look a bit different than other years, it’s still important to be on guard for drunk drivers on the road. In the unfortunate event that you are injured in an accident this Thanksgiving, be sure to call one of our Atlanta car accident lawyers as soon as you can.

How to Avoid Drunk Drivers this Thanksgiving

A young person holding an older person's handNursing home neglect is a serious problem in Atlanta and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, in many cases, nursing home abuse goes unnoticed, leaving victims to suffer indefinitely and without compensation for their injuries. At Slappey & Sadd, our experienced Atlanta elder abuse attorneys understand how seriously abuse can affect nursing home residents and are available to review the facts of your case at no cost to you.

Below are some common signs of nursing home neglect that you should be on the lookout for:

Unexplained Weight Loss

A busy construction siteLiving in a major metropolitan area like Atlanta, construction is unavoidable. There are constantly buildings being built, renovated, or torn down, and our roadways are under seemingly continuous improvement.

As a result as an Atlantan, the chances are good that you can be exposed to the various risks present at construction sites at some point – even if you are not one of the thousands of people who work at one. In the event that you are injured while at or around a construction site, there are a few things that you should do to protect your rights, which we detail below. For more information, call us today to speak with an Atlanta construction accident attorney.

Document the Incident

A semi truck on the highwayAt Slappey & Sadd, our Atlanta truck accident lawyers regularly work with people who have been hurt in commercial trucking accidents. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently when victims first come to us for help. To find out whether you have a case, call us today for a free case evaluation.

How Common are Trucking Accidents?

Commercial trucking accidents injure innocent victims every day. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 151,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2018 alone.

The Amazon LogoAccording to a recent report by CNN, several products sold by Amazon as part of their AmazonBasics line have caused injuries and property damage after catching on fire. AmazonBasics is the retailer’s private label brand. CNN reports that since 2016, nearly 1,500 reviews covering over 70 items have described products catching on fire, smoking, melting, exploding, or otherwise causing risks.

When consumers are injured by defective products, they can often recover compensation from the manufacturer or retailer of the product that caused their injuries. To find out if you have a claim, you should contact the Atlanta product liability attorneys of Slappey & Sadd today for a free case evaluation.

What Kinds of Products are Causing Injuries?

An illustration of a witch riding on a broomEvery October 31st, children and adults throughout the Atlanta area put on costumes and head out to celebrate Halloween. This spooky and fun holiday often involves trick-or-treating, attending parties, or just heading out on the town to celebrate. 

Unfortunately, Halloween festivities also significantly increase the risk of pedestrian accidents, particularly to children. In fact, according to statistics published by ProtectAmerica, children are twice as likely to be killed in an accident involving a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other night of the year. Thankfully, the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Slappey & Sadd are standing by to help.

What Makes Halloween Night Dangerous?

A doctor holding a chartMedical malpractice is one of those things that all of us have heard of, but few understand. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from clients who come to us for help after a poor medical outcome. For more information or to discuss the specifics of your case, call us today to speak with an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a form of professional negligence that occurs when a medical professional fails to use the degree of care that would ordinarily be used by another medical professional with similar experience or training. Common forms of medical malpractice include failing to order the appropriate diagnostic tests, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, performing the incorrect surgical procedure, leaving surgical instruments inside of patients, and emergency room errors.

The Lyft LogoRidesharing services like Lyft and Uber have changed the way that Atlantans get around the city. Unfortunately, ridesharing drivers get into accidents just like anyone, often causing serious injury to their passengers, other motorists, or anyone else unlucky enough to be in the vicinity.

Ridesharing accidents can be legally complicated, but an Atlanta car accident lawyer at Slappey & Sadd can help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the general principles regarding liability in ridesharing accidents in Georgia. To learn more, call our office today.

Fault Determines Liability

tree-99852_1920-300x199With summer nearly behind us, many people in the Atlanta area are looking forward to cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and some Falcons Football. While there is much to celebrate about fall, it’s important to remember that changing seasons also bring changing injury risks. Below we discuss some of these risks and what to do in the event that you are injured. For more information or to discuss a specific case, call us today to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Back to School Accidents

As children and many young adults head back to school, it can expose everyone to new injury risks. For example, traffic is often heavier when school is in sessions, and new traffic patterns can increase the chances of a serious motor vehicle accident. In addition, students who bike or walk to school expose themselves to the risk of involvement in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. Finally, there is a wide variety of accidents that can happen at school, including slip and fall accidents, recreational or sports accidents, playground accidents, and incidents involving negligent supervision.

A man looking at letters "FAQ" on a chalkboardSlip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injury. Despite being so common, slip and fall claims are not commonly understood by people who do not have experience dealing with them. We’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear in the material below. For more information or to discuss your case with a slip and fall lawyer in Atlanta, call our office today.

When Can You File a Claim for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Under Georgia law, any accident caused by the negligence of others typically entitles victims to compensation for their injuries. So, if your slip and fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can likely file a claim. Some examples of slip and fall hazards that are usually the result of negligence include:

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