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School buses picking children upDid you know that back-to-school time is perhaps one of the most dangerous times of the year for children? According to Safe Kids Worldwide, vehicles in the US hit more than 40 walking kids every day, constituting 15,000 children injuries a year. Fortunately, in many cases, victims can recover compensation by working with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

It’s because the drivers are often busy driving, texting, talking, or planning things while picking up or letting kids off. Refraining from texting or talking on the phone can make the roads safe for your children.

However, the following additional tips help keep your kids, roads, and communities safe and minimize the risk of accidents.

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.

A car colliding with the rear of another carFor many injury victims, the most important question an attorney can answer is “what is my case worth?”. The answer depends on your unique case. Compensation is awarded for specific types of losses, and it is important to understand what you are owed in each category. If you do not, you could miss out on compensation to which you are legally entitled. Our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers have prepared this guide to help you understand the different types of personal injury compensation that you are owed.

Compensatory Damages (“Actual” Damages)

Compensatory damages are awarded for specific losses. Think of the losses that can be documented with receipts: rental car fees, medical bills, and so on. Your lost wages can also be documented by your employer. Your injury lawyer will help you gather the necessary receipts and documentation to support the value of all your financial losses.

tree-99852_1920-300x199With summer nearly behind us, many people in the Atlanta area are looking forward to cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and some Falcons Football. While there is much to celebrate about fall, it’s important to remember that changing seasons also bring changing injury risks. Below we discuss some of these risks and what to do in the event that you are injured. For more information or to discuss a specific case, call us today to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Back to School Accidents

As children and many young adults head back to school, it can expose everyone to new injury risks. For example, traffic is often heavier when school is in sessions, and new traffic patterns can increase the chances of a serious motor vehicle accident. In addition, students who bike or walk to school expose themselves to the risk of involvement in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. Finally, there is a wide variety of accidents that can happen at school, including slip and fall accidents, recreational or sports accidents, playground accidents, and incidents involving negligent supervision.

a man using a computer in a dark roomSocial media has grown to become almost a national pastime. Millions of people use these apps on a daily basis to let others know what is going on in their lives. Although this is usually a positive thing, it can actually be harmful to a plaintiff’s personal injury claim. This is definitely a topic you will want to review with your own Georgia personal injury lawyer.

In part one of this blog, we discussed how a single social media post could ruin or decrease the value of your personal injury case. Now let’s examine why you are not in control of who sees your posts.

What about Privacy Settings?

illustration of a car and bicycle collisionIf you’re a cyclist, you are probably very familiar with the hazards you face every time you go out on the road. Distracted drivers, potholes, and angry dogs are just three of the common dangers that can quickly ruin your ride. But do you know what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident? The steps you take immediately following your accident can be crucial in the event that you need to pursue a claim for your injuries. 

Stay Calm and Contact the Police

If you were hit by a car, emotions may be running high and you may be in considerable pain. You do not want to provoke an altercation. Do your best to stay calm and avoid making the situation worse. You should also contact the police, even if you don’t think you are injured. The police will come to the scene and prepare an accident report, which could be very helpful to your case if you have to pursue a claim later on. Get the officer’s name and badge number, and ask how to get a copy of the accident report once it’s ready.  

A timelapse photo of busy urban streetsSome good news: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that 2018 has shown a 2.4 percent decrease in the number of traffic fatalities across the United States. The report notes that this is the second consecutive year that the traffic fatality rate has declined. NHTSA also notes that 2019 is on track to show a similar decline. Nonetheless, more than 36,500 people died in car accidents last year – a sobering reminder of the risks we face every time we get behind the wheel.

The Atlanta car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been fighting for injured Georgians since 1992. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we know how to get you the compensation you need. Don’t let your accident compromise your future – contact the car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd. Call us today at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you. 

A Hopeful Trend

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

A dog splashing in a swimming poolFor many Georgians, summertime means swimming. As enjoyable as swimming can be, accidents happen more often than you think. If you or someone you love has suffered an accident at a pool, it can be overwhelming just getting the treatment you need. If someone else is at fault, it is unfortunately difficult to figure out who should be held liable. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help. We’ve been helping people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. Give us a call at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. 

Common Swimming Pool Accidents

Many of the clients we meet with are certain that the accident was the other driver’s fault. As a result, they are shocked when the other driver turns thA statute of Lady Justicee blame on them or otherwise denies fault. First, it’s important to understand that the other driver has the legal right to dispute your claim, even if you strongly disagree. Second, you should also understand that these defenses are quite common and may not prohibit you from recovering compensation for your injuries. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and need legal advice, the Atlanta attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you. 

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