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A hand holding a scale with a clock on one side and money on the otherIf you’ve been injured in a car accident – or any other kind of accident – that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have to take the matter through legal channels to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. While your experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney will diligently fight for your rights every step of the way, understanding the basics about personal injury lawsuits can help you prepare for what’s to come.

First Things First

You’re injured, and that doesn’t leave you in a great position to take on the insurance company from whom you seek compensation. This is why your first order of business is hiring an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney who is prepared to aggressively advocate for your rights and for your rightful compensation. While you focus on regaining your health and well-being, your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and will prepare to move your case forward to litigation if the insurance company refuses to comply appropriately.

app-2941689_1920-300x200Uber and Lyft are a great way to get around when you don’t want to drive. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anytime you get on the road. If you’ve been injured as a passenger, your claim can quickly get complicated. As experienced ridesharing accident lawyers, we hope that this post can help you get pointed in the right direction. If we can help, call us at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. 

Who Was at Fault?

The first step in determining who you need to make a claim against is figuring out who was at fault in the accident. As a passenger, you know that you did not cause the accident. Was it your Uber or Lyft driver? Or was it the driver of the other vehicle? 

A doctor holding a chartWhen you receive medical treatment, there may be multiple parties involved – the doctors, nurses, the hospital or clinic, and perhaps many others. As a result, it can be difficult to know who you need to pursue when something goes wrong. Pursuing the wrong party can not only waste valuable time but can also jeopardize your claim. Bringing your claim against the right party is critical to getting the compensation you deserve.  

The Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at Slappey & Sadd knows how to help you pursue a successful claim. If you believe you’ve suffered as a result of medical malpractice, call us at 888-474-9616 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help. 

Do You Have a Malpractice Case?

A hand holding an small image of a carUnder Georgia law, you are required to carry car insurance. Unfortunately, the insurance claim process is complicated. If you aren’t careful, you could wind up receiving far less than what your claim is worth. 

The car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know how to get you the compensation you deserve. We work with accident victims across the state of Georgia and have helped them recover millions of dollars in compensation. If you’ve been injured in a car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers. 

The Investigation

A chalkboard with a question mark drawn on itIf another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, you look to the insurance company involved to compensate you for your damages. The trauma and stress associated with car accidents don’t put you in the best position to ascertain whether the settlement offer is fair or not, and the insurance company may be banking on that. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else, don’t accept the insurance company’s settlement offer until you’ve consulted with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney.

Your Damages

If a car accident leaves you injured, you may think that your damages amount to your medical expenses – and that that is the end of that. The fact is, however, that the damages you’ve sustained may be far more extensive, including:

people-2942982_1920-300x200The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that almost 7,000 drivers 65 and older were killed in car accidents last year, accounting for 19% of all traffic fatalities. This is a startling statistic that deserves further consideration. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the lawyers at Slappey & Sadd can help. Founded in 1992, we’ve helped injured people throughout the state of Georgia get the compensation they need. Contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you. 

Risk Factors for Older Drivers

A chalkboard with a question mark drawn on itThere is no obligation to hire a lawyer in order to pursue a personal injury claim. However, most non-lawyers wind up settling their claims for far less than they are worth. This can result in uncovered losses that can pace significant limitations on your recovery and your future. 

At Slappey & Sadd, we fight for our clients’ right to be fully compensated for their injuries. If you’ve been injured and don’t know where to call, we can help. Call us at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you understand your options and what your claim is worth. 

Medical Expenses

A dictionaryWe’re continuing our discussion of common terms we use in a personal injury case. If you haven’t already read it, the first part can be found here (LINK). Our goal is to make our services more accessible and understandable for our clients so that you always know what is going on with your case and can make well-informed decisions. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. 

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the deadline by which you must file your lawsuit or you will lose your right to pursue compensation. In general, the statute of limitations in the state of Georgia for personal injury claims is two years from the date you are injured. If you do not file your lawsuit within that time period, your claim will be “time-barred.” 

dictionary-1799_640-300x200We’ve been working with people suffering from personal injuries in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. At Slappey & Sadd, we never lose sight of the fact that this is your case. We’re here to give you advice and help you make an informed decision. That said, it’s easy to slip into the jargon we commonly use every day, without realizing that our clients perhaps aren’t as familiar with these terms as we are. 

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the Georgia personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you get the compensation you deserve. We handle all types of personal injury claims – from medical malpractice to car accidents to premises liability. If you’ve been injured and need help, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation.   

Plaintiff

Every legal claim consists of certain components that the plaintiff needs to prove. This includes personal injury cases. If you cannot prove these components, or elements, you will not be successful. Understanding the elements of your case is critical to getting the compensation you need to put your life back together.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you build a strong claim. From car accidents to medical practice cases, we work with people who have been injured in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. Call us today at 888-474-9616 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

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