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03-Communication-300x160On March 16, 2022, WXIA-TV 11 Alive reported that a construction worker was killed when a concrete stairwell fell on him while working on an apartment complex under renovation at 1220 Gun Club Road NW. Last October, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a construction worker was killed when a portion of the Access Road bridge, near exit 88 on Interstate 20 (I-20), collapsed.

Most people are aware that construction jobs are inherently dangerous professions, but there are many cases in which workers are exposed to unreasonable dangers that threaten their lives. Anybody who is harmed in a construction accident will want to hire an Atlanta construction accident lawyer to try and recover damages for all of the many ways in which injuries impact their lives.

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a construction accident in Atlanta, make sure that you have legal representation. The Law Offices of Slappey & Sadd, LLC knows how to investigate and prove construction accident claims, so we will be able to best assist you in every aspect of your case.

drinking-beer-driving-behind-the-wheel-scaled-1-300x205On May 19, 2022, WXIA-TV 11 Alive reported that a 35-year-old ambulance driver and medic were facing more charges in connection to the death of a 66-year-old man when his ambulance rolled over along a Fairburn road last November. An indictment from a Fulton County grand jury alleged the man had both alcohol and cocaine in his system during the time of his crash, and he is now charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide as well as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless driving.

As recently as June 1, 2022, WSB-TV reported that a former teacher, his wife, and their two children were killed when another person under the influence of alcohol drove a boat head-on into their boat on the Wilmington River. Alcohol-related accidents are unfortunately common in Georgia, and you will want to have an Atlanta alcohol-related accident lawyer to help hold negligent parties fully accountable.

If you sustained major injuries or your loved one was killed by an intoxicated person in any kind of accident in Atlanta, you need to invest in retaining legal counsel. The Law Offices of Slappey & Sadd, LLC has handled many different kinds of alcohol-related accidents and knows how to fight to get victims the money they need and deserve.

slip-trip-fall-accidents-300x231In the blink of an eye, you can slip, fall, and be seriously injured in the process – all as a result of a commercial property owner’s negligence. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common accidents out there, and they are also some of the most dangerous. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t wait to reach out and consult with an experienced Atlanta slip and fall accident attorney. 

Do I have a slip and fall accident claim?

While every slip and fall accident claim is unique, the following legal elements must be present in order to bring a successful claim:

protect-rights-after-truck-accident-300x157The injuries associated with commercial truck accidents tend to be quite serious, and the recovery process is generally quite lengthy. Because recovering on your full range of physical, financial, and emotional losses can play a primary role in your ability to regain your health and well-being, it is in your best interest to work closely with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney. 

Taking Your Best Steps Forward

There are several basic steps that everyone who is injured by someone else’s negligence in a truck accident should take. 

florida-motorcycle-accident-attorneys-300x169Motorcycles are a great way to get around and enjoy the ride in the process, but motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous traffic accidents. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, the first order of business is seeking the medical care and attention you need, but beyond that, you may be at a complete loss. Fortunately, there are four basic steps – that apply to motorcycle accidents across the board – to help you protect both your health and your accident claim, and reaching out to an experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney is one of the most important.

One: Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

It’s critical that you carefully follow your medical team’s advice and instructions. Doing so helps to ensure that you will recover to the fullest extent possible, but it also sends a strong message to the insurance company that you take your injuries very seriously and that you expect them to do the same. The insurance company is looking for virtually any reason to discredit or devalue your motorcycle accident claim, and if you fail to follow your doctor’s instructions, it will translate your actions to mean that you are not as seriously injured as you say you are. 

close-up-of-two-cars-damaged-in-road-traffic-Y5DTMJR-e1620907538720-300x169Being injured by another motorist’s negligence puts you in a very vulnerable position. You are facing medical bills, may be experiencing lost wages, and are enduring physical and emotional pain and suffering. It’s a lot, and achieving your most complete recovery will likely be based on your ability to obtain a fair settlement. The best way to help ensure your recovery and protect your claim is with an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer in your corner. 

Your Car Accident Claim

Your car accident claim will address the losses you experience as a result of the other driver’s negligence (what the law calls your damages). Your covered losses can include all the following:

slip-trip-fall-accidents-300x231Slipping and falling can be exceptionally dangerous, and if you’ve been so injured as a result of a commercial property owner’s negligence, your journey toward healing can be difficult. If this is the challenging position you find yourself in, one of the most important steps you can take to help protect your legal rights and your rightful compensation is retaining an experienced Atlanta slip and fall accident lawyer early in the process. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are far more dangerous than you may realize. Consider the following statistics shared by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI): 

a model of a human spineIn many accident cases, the people involved feel “fine” immediately afterward. A day or two later, they’re still stiff and sore. Sometime after that, they start experiencing significant pain. In those situations, many people worry that they cannot pursue a claim since they didn’t seem injured at the time of the accident. Fortunately, this is not the case – you can still pursue a claim even if your injuries were not immediately apparent. 

Delayed Injuries Are Very Common

Thanks to the safety features that are standard in modern vehicles, many people are able to literally walk away from a car accident. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you weren’t injured. The tremendous forces exerted on your body in a car accident can result in serious injuries that aren’t always immediately apparent: 

a large transport truckTruck accidents are obviously some of the most dangerous accidents on our highways.18-wheelers are so much larger and heavier than the cars we drive that any accidents between the two are bound to be incredibly serious. Further, as the drivers of the noncommercial vehicles, we are at far greater risk of incurring life-threatening injuries in any such accident. If a negligent truck driver leaves you injured, consult with an experienced Atlanta-area personal injury attorney today – your rights and your rightful compensation matter.

Your Damages

If you’ve been injured by a negligent truck driver, you are likely facing a long road toward recovery, and obtaining compensation that covers your full range of damages is critical. The damages associated with truck accidents – in addition to property damage to your vehicle – are generally extensive and can include:

damaged crash barrier at the roadsideAcross the country, more and more states are legalizing marijuana every year in response to our changing attitude toward the drug. While the recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in Georgia, it’s important to remember that marijuana, just like alcohol, can cause impairment when someone gets behind the wheel. Driving while high can lead to serious car accidents that can result in severe injuries to innocent people. 

Georgia DUI Laws

Like every other state, it is illegal in Georgia to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For alcohol, anyone who has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than .08 may be charged with DUI. Because there is currently no way to measure the content of marijuana in the blood, any presence of any amount of marijuana in the blood is sufficient to charge someone with DUI. 

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