Children getting on a school busBelieve it or not, it’s that time of year when kids return to school. This means more traffic during rush hour and school buses traveling our roads. While it can be an exciting time of year, it’s important to recognize the potential dangers. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. No matter what kind of accident you’ve been in, we have the experience and knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’d like to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation.  

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

semi-injury-law-300x204A woman was recently killed when her vehicle was struck by a box truck in Douglasville. The accident occurred on the evening of August 10th at the intersection of Wenona Street and Bill Arp Road. A witness tried to help the driver but she unfortunately died shortly thereafter. As of the writing of this post, no further information has been released. 

The car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd help those who have been injured in truck accidents and helps families who have lost loved ones. We work with our clients to hold negligent drivers and trucking companies accountable. If you’re suffering as a result of a truck accident and don’t know where to turn, we can help – call us at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

What Happens When Someone Dies in an Accident 

A road signs that reads "wrong way"No one plans to be in a car accident. The experience can be overwhelming even if you’re not injured. In many cases, people think everything will work out ok, only to discover months later that the consequences were much more serious than they initially thought. Unfortunately, there are mistakes that you can make early on that can make your case much more difficult to prove. 

The car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd help people in the Atlanta area and across the Georgia area navigate the claim process to get the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help. Call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation today. 

Admitting Fault

Stopsigns with the text "wrong way"At Slappey & Sadd, we’re committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We also believe that education is important, and we want to help Georgians avoid the errors that can undermine an otherwise valid claim. We covered a few of these mistakes in our prior post, and we’ll continue that discussion here. 

Failing to Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

Many of us are far too busy to spend time in bed recovering. We need to go to work to support our families, and can’t afford to take time off for doctor’s appointments or physical therapy. Unfortunately, failing to follow the prescribed treatment can result in a denial of your claim. Opposing parties will argue that failing to follow your treatment plan made your injuries worse or use it as evidence that you weren’t really injured in the first place. 

The scales of justiceIf you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering how you can get your life back. You can’t undo what happened, but you can seek compensation for your injuries. In order to prevail, however, you need to understand the basic elements of your case that you will need to prove. You will not be able to recover compensation for your injuries unless you can prove each element of your case. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you prove your case so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to. We work with accident victims in the Atlanta metro area and across the state of Georgia. If you’ve been injured and don’t know what to do, contact us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. 

Negligence

A person texting behind the wheel of a carWe all know that distracted driving is dangerous – the CDC reports that every day over 1,000 crashes involve a distracted driver. Smartphones are the most obvious culprit, but anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road or your hands off the wheel can be considered distracted driving. When you consider all the different ways you can become distracted, it’s no wonder that states across the country are looking for ways to aggressively curb distracted driving. But how does distracted driving compare to other causes of motor vehicle accidents? 

At Slappey & Sadd, we study these trends so that we can better help our clients and understand the challenges they face. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, call us at 404-255-6677 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. 

Distracted Driving Statistics in Georgia

A scooter with blue wheelsIn an update to some of our prior posts, a 20-year-old man was tragically killed while riding an electric scooter – Atlanta’s first fatality involving the trending means of “shareable” transportation. Eric Amis, Jr. was killed back on May 16th while traveling on West Lake Avenue by a Cadillac SUV. The driver of the SUV was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle and speeding. Mr. Amis’s family has since called for electric scooters to be banned from Atlanta’s streets. 

We’ve been tracking the issues related to these scooters for a while in order to better serve the people of Georgia who suffer injury from their use. If you’ve been injured while riding a scooter, you may have a claim for compensation. Talk to one of the personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd by calling 404-255-6677 or by filling out our online contact form. The first consultation is always free. 

Atlanta’s City Ordinance 

Workers on a roofWorkers’ compensation is a lifeline for people who are unable to work due to injury. If you’re injured, the first step is understanding what injuries are covered and what benefits you are entitled to. 

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you get through the workers’ compensation process quickly so that you can get the benefits you need. Don’t delay – call us at 404-255-6677 or contact us online in order to schedule your free consultation. 

The Basics of Workers’ Compensation

A traffic jam in winterCar accidents involving multiple vehicles can be extremely complicated when it comes to pursuing a claim for your injuries. While you can suffer the same injuries as in a car accident with only one other vehicle, the similarities often end there. If you’re injured and need compensation, the best thing you can do is talk with a personal injury attorney who handles multiple car accidents. 

The car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have the knowledge and experience you need if you’ve been injured in a multiple car accident. We provide aggressive legal representation to people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia so that they can get the compensation they need. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling 404-255-6677 or contacting us online

Determining Who Is At Fault

A white triple-trailer semi truckWhile there are obviously many similarities between car and truck accidents, there are also some fundamental differences. From the potential issues involved to how the claim gets handled, truck accidents can be more complicated than car accident cases on a number of levels. For this reason, some personal injury attorneys specialize in truck accident claims so that they can better represent their clients. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you get compensated for your injuries quickly and fairly. 

The law firm of Slappey & Sadd has been working with truck accident victims in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia since 1992. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to help you put your life back together. If you’re injured and need help, call us at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

Truck Accidents Are Often More Severe

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