Articles Posted in Personal Injury Claims

A holiday spread with martini glasses of eggnogChristmas decorations are already appearing in the stores. As we write this, Halloween is only a few days away, with Thanksgiving close behind. Before you know it, it will be Christmas and then New Year’s. For many people, these holidays mean getting together with family and friends and celebrating. Unfortunately, these holidays are among the highest for DUI fatalities. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd represent the victims of drunk driving accidents in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia.  If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, we believe that they should be held accountable. We will fight for your rights to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation today. 

Drunk Driving Charges vs. A Personal Injury Claim

A construction siteIf you’ve been injured on the job, you’re facing a major decision: do you file a worker’s comp claim, or do you file a personal injury lawsuit? Choosing one means you can’t choose the other. It’s critical to understand the difference between the two so that you can make an informed decision, and more importantly, get the compensation you need. 

The Atlanta attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know both personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We can help you decide what kind of claim to pursue and help you navigate the process. Reach out online or call us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you. 

Workers’ Compensation is “No-Fault” 

An illustration of a man working at a laptop that was a question mark on itWe typically represent people who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. However, we also represent people who may be responsible for those accidents in certain situations (and assuming that we don’t already represent the plaintiff). One of those situations is when your insurance company is refusing to stand by the terms of your insurance policy.

Most personal injury claims ultimately come down to a claim against the insurance company. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been fighting insurance companies since 1992. We know how to fight for your rights as a policyholder so that you get the coverage you deserve and paid for. If you feel that your insurance company is handling your claim in bad faith, give us a call at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn about how we can help you. 

What is Bad Faith? 

 A woman laying in a hospital bedIf you’ve been injured, you are probably just starting to feel the impacts on your day-to-day life. First and foremost, you have to schedule appointments with your doctors to undergo medical treatment and possibly physical therapy. Of course, your treatment will require time off of work, in addition to the time you may have already missed immediately after the accident. On top of all of that, there is the paperwork, phone calls, and battling with your insurance company to cover your claim. The situation only becomes more complicated the more serously you are injured. 

At Slappey & Sadd, we understand the challenges you are facing. We help injured people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they deserve by providing tireless, aggressive legal representation. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help – call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. 

1. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get the Treatment You Need

An hourglass with red sandSuffering a serious injury can be overwhelming and leave you unsure what to do next. It may be tempting to focus on your recovery and worry about your potential legal claim later. Unfortunately, if you wait too long, you could wind up unable to seek compensation for your injuries. The best thing you can do is consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 

At Slappey & Sadd, we represent accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you. 

The Timeline for Your Personal Injury Claim

Stopsigns with the text "wrong way"At Slappey & Sadd, we’re committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We also believe that education is important, and we want to help Georgians avoid the errors that can undermine an otherwise valid claim. We covered a few of these mistakes in our prior post, and we’ll continue that discussion here. 

Failing to Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

Many of us are far too busy to spend time in bed recovering. We need to go to work to support our families, and can’t afford to take time off for doctor’s appointments or physical therapy. Unfortunately, failing to follow the prescribed treatment can result in a denial of your claim. Opposing parties will argue that failing to follow your treatment plan made your injuries worse or use it as evidence that you weren’t really injured in the first place. 

The scales of justiceIf you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering how you can get your life back. You can’t undo what happened, but you can seek compensation for your injuries. In order to prevail, however, you need to understand the basic elements of your case that you will need to prove. You will not be able to recover compensation for your injuries unless you can prove each element of your case. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you prove your case so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to. We work with accident victims in the Atlanta metro area and across the state of Georgia. If you’ve been injured and don’t know what to do, contact us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. 

Negligence

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

A person's foot about to step onto a banana peel
Slip and falls can occur both indoors and outdoors for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, these accidents occur because of something that the accident victim does or fails to do – like failing to wear proper footwear. At other times, these accidents occur because the property owner fails to keep his or her premises in a reasonably safe condition.


If you have been injured in a Georgia slip and fall accident, you may be able to take legal action against the owner of the property. At Slappey & Sadd, LLC, we have been representing victims of Georgia slip and fall accidents for many years. Our legal team regularly handles personal injury matters in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve today.

Slip and fall accidents sometimes occur when property owners fail to reasonably maintain their properties. Some common causes of these accidents include:

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.