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riders on a carousel The average child often lacks the experience and judgment to avoid dangerous situations, especially when unsupervised. However, we have to balance their growth and independence with our desire to keep them safe, which can, unfortunately, lead to accidents. 

No parent wants to receive the news that their child has been injured. Not only is it terrifying, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to do next. If your child has been injured on someone else’s property, you need someone on your side who can help you understand your options.  

The Basics of Premises Liability Cases

security guard riding an escalator Whenever you visit another person’s property, they have a legal duty to ensure the property is safe. In the event that their negligence leads to injury, the property owner may be held liable for failing to maintain their property in a safe condition. This is especially the case for business premises, where paying customers and patrons are entitled to a reasonable expectation of safety. 

Slappey & Sadd have been representing accident victims across the state of Georgia since 1992. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, we can help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Visit us online or call us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys to discuss how we can help you. 

Inadequate Security

a man driving a car as viewed from the backseatUber – and other rideshare companies – arrived on the scene seemingly overnight, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. While hopping in an Uber can be extremely convenient, as drivers ourselves, we also have to contend with this additional traffic. The fact is that drivers for Uber and Lyft (and all the other companies) aren’t commercial drivers in any real sense – but they are out hustling to earn a living and they sometimes cause dangerous accidents. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a rideshare driver, it adds an additional layer of complications to your insurance claim, and you should consult with an experienced Atlanta-area personal injury attorney. 

Claim Complications

The brilliance of most rideshare companies’ business plans is that they keep their profits high by hiring drivers as independent contractors whom they take very little responsibility for. While public outrage and the law is catching up with these companies somewhat, complications remain for those injured in accidents caused by their drivers. If you’ve been injured by a rideshare driver’s negligence, there are some basics that you should understand.

a series of interlinked cogs depicting medical symbolsA common question we hear is why someone would need to hire a personal injury attorney if they have health insurance. This question naturally arises if you have been in an accident but your injuries don’t seem very serious. However, you could suddenly find yourself with thousands of dollars in uncovered expenses if your injuries turn out to be more serious than you initially thought. Understanding what your health insurance will and will not cover is critical to deciding whether or not you should hire an attorney. 

What Your Health Insurance Will Cover

It probably goes without saying, but health insurance only covers your medical expenses. You should also keep in mind that it may not cover all of your expenses – you need to understand how your deductible works, what co-pays you will be responsible for, and what treatments will be covered. 

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. 

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.

bad-faith-penalties-300x146-300x146If 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.

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

Heavy trafficThe Atlanta-Journal Constitution is reporting that we can expect an increase in vehicle traffic of almost 3% this year. More cars on the road doesn’t just mean more traffic – it also means that your chances of getting into an accident are higher than normal. Recognizing this fact can help you be prepared so that you can keep your family safe. 

The car accident lawyers at Slappey & Sadd have been working with car accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. We have the knowledge and experience our clients need to get them the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, we can help. Call us at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation about your case. 

Drivers Under the Influence

A judge's gavelMany of our clients come to us in an anxious state – they are injured, worried about their financial future, and know they need help, but are reluctant to sue the other party or go to court. These are certainly daunting steps and ones that we don’t take lightly. However, understanding the personal injury claim process and having an experienced attorney can go a long way towards reducing your anxiety. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping injured Georgians get the compensation they need since 1992. We work with our clients every step of the way to make sure they understand their options and know exactly what happens next. If you’ve been injured and need someone on your side, contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

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