Articles Posted in Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys

Scales of justice with money on one side and a person on the otherOne of the most common reasons that people don’t seek out a lawyer is the fear of what it will cost. As a result, they wind up settling their personal injury claim with the insurance company for a fraction of what they may be entitled to, winding up with lost income and bills they can’t pay. The truth is that anyone can hire a personal injury lawyer, regardless of how much or how little money you have.

At Slappey & Sadd, we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for you. We work with accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia who need help putting their lives back together. Don’t let someone else’s negligence ruin your future – call us at 1-888-474-9616 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys today. 

Personal Injury Attorneys Work on a Contingency Fee Basis

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 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

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

Silhouettes of Professional Women and MenAlmost every personal injury lawyer offers a free consultation. If you search “Georgia personal injury attorney” you will get an overwhelming number of results. Even if you limit yourself to the first page, how do you know which attorney is right for you? 

The personal injury law firm of Slappey & Sadd was founded in 1992. We help injured people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they need to put their lives back together. If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us online or call us at 404-255-6677 to learn about how we can help you.  

Start with Referrals

lawyer standing next to a gavel with the scale of justice behind himMany people equate personal injury lawyers with car accident cases and aren’t sure who to contact if they are injured in another kind of accident. Some people, unfortunately, aren’t even sure if they have a legal claim against the party who injured them. As a result, there are many victims who wind up missing out on thousands of dollars in compensation that could help them rebuild their lives. 

If you’re injured and want to understand your rights, contact Slappey & Sadd today by calling 404-255-6677. We help people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they deserve. Initial consultations are always free. 

Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Many Different Kinds of Cases

head-1058432_1280-300x200Many injuries may not manifest themselves right away, including head injuries. Immediately following the accident, you’re body is charged with adrenaline. You may also feel shaken up and somewhat disoriented, which is totally natural under the circumstances. 

Many people, unfortunately, ignore the symptoms that arise later. Listen to your body and get a thorough exam by your doctor if you don’t feel right a few days later. Head injuries can be especially difficult to self-diagnose because the symptoms are often subjective. A doctor or other medical professional can help determine whether you have suffered a concussion or other head injury.  

Symptoms of a Head Injury

An empty city crosswalkGeorgia pedestrian accidents can occur in a variety of different locations, from parking lots and parking garages to sidewalks and crosswalks. In many instances, these accidents occur because a motor vehicle driver operates a vehicle in a careless or reckless manner, striking the pedestrian and causing him or her to fall and suffer injures.

Since pedestrians do not have an outer shell or covering around them, upon impact, they are likely to strike the ground violently and can suffer broken bones, traumatic head injuries, soft tissue injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

Fortunately, if you or a loved one has suffered any of these injuries in an accident, you might be eligible to recover damages. At Slappey & Sadd, our skilled legal team has been representing victims of pedestrian accidents throughout the State of Georgia for many years. Our lawyers regularly handle pedestrian accident cases in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County.

A yellow taxicabAccidents can occur in taxicabs just as in any other motor vehicle on the roadway. In some instances, these accidents occur because of the taxicab driver’s negligence, while at other times, another driver on the roadway causes or contributes to the accident.

If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident that involved a taxicab, you might be eligible to bring a claim against one or more individuals and recover money damages for the injuries that you suffered.

At Slappey & Sadd, our skilled team of personal injury attorneys represents victims of taxicab accidents throughout the State of Georgia, including in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Give us a call today to find out how we might be able to assist you with recovering the compensation you deserve.

An empty courtroom.n our prior post, we went over some of the basics regarding why and when you might need an expert witness. In this post, we’ll address some of the specifics concerning expert witnesses,  including the important role attorneys play in making sure your expert witness is allowed to testify in court.

Georgia Law on Expert Witnesses

Generally speaking, an expert witness is someone who has a certain level of expertise in the subject matter at issue a case before the court.  Georgia law, however, has specific requirements for someone to be considered an expert witness and allowed to testify as to their opinion in your case. In the event that specialized knowledge is required to prove your case, your witness will need to meet the following requirements to qualify as an expert witness: