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A statute of Lady JusticeIf 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:

Social Media App IconsSocial media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat – and many more – have become so prevalent in our lives that we rarely give them much thought. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence and have a personal injury claim, however, you’re going to want to reevaluate your relationship with social media – at least for the time being. The fact is that the insurance company handling your claim is very likely to be paying close attention to your posts and other social media activity, so proceed with caution. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, seek the professional legal counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney serving the Atlanta area.

Bypass Social Media

There’s never a better time to give social media a hard pass than when you have a personal injury claim. Many of us have come to rely upon our posts as a way to connect with the world at large, but now really isn’t the time. The insurance company involved may well be combing your accounts for any hints or clues that you suffered fewer damages than you claim and/or that you share greater responsibility for the accident in question than you have admitted to.

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 severely damaged red carIf someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, you are probably also experiencing a tremendous amount of anxiety and stress about getting your life back together. The fact is that a serious car accident can throw your life into considerable turmoil, and this turmoil often motivates injured parties to settle for far less than they need to recover from the full scope of their damages. If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by another motorist’s negligence, an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney will fight for the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to make your fullest recovery.

The Insurance Company’s Motivation

If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, you’re going to be dealing with his or her insurance company. That insurance company is motivated by profits, which translates to keeping settlement offers low. While obtaining a swift settlement can be extremely motivating when you are enduring the stressful aftermath of a car accident, it’s important to take all the details of your damages into careful consideration before accepting such a settlement. 

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 construction siteIf you’ve been injured on the job, you’re going through a lot, and the absolute last thing you need is to have your workers’ compensation claim denied, delayed, or otherwise complicated. While workers’ compensation insurance is in place to cover employees like you who’ve been injured, this does not mean that every employer is on the up and up in these matters. The fact is that when compensation kicks in, employers often see an uptick in premiums, and some will go to unscrupulous measures to avoid this additional expense. Further, the insurance company itself is motivated by profits and can implement its own workarounds. If you’ve been injured on the job, consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in the Atlanta area.

Just Getting Started: Denying the Injury Occurred on the Job

Your employer may choose to deny that you were injured on the job in the first place, or the insurance company may question the claim from the outset. In other words, your workers’ compensation claim may be an uphill battle from the very beginning. If you are injured on the job, the following should be your first order of business: