Articles Posted in Personal Injury Claims

Social Media App IconsSocial media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat – and many more – have become so prevalent in our lives that we rarely give them much thought. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence and have a personal injury claim, however, you’re going to want to reevaluate your relationship with social media – at least for the time being. The fact is that the insurance company handling your claim is very likely to be paying close attention to your posts and other social media activity, so proceed with caution. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, seek the professional legal counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney serving the Atlanta area.

Bypass Social Media

There’s never a better time to give social media a hard pass than when you have a personal injury claim. Many of us have come to rely upon our posts as a way to connect with the world at large, but now really isn’t the time. The insurance company involved may well be combing your accounts for any hints or clues that you suffered fewer damages than you claim and/or that you share greater responsibility for the accident in question than you have admitted to.

A chalkboard with a question mark drawn on itThere is no obligation to hire a lawyer in order to pursue a personal injury claim. However, most non-lawyers wind up settling their claims for far less than they are worth. This can result in uncovered losses that can pace significant limitations on your recovery and your future. 

At Slappey & Sadd, we fight for our clients’ right to be fully compensated for their injuries. If you’ve been injured and don’t know where to call, we can help. Call us at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you understand your options and what your claim is worth. 

Medical Expenses

A dictionaryWe’re continuing our discussion of common terms we use in a personal injury case. If you haven’t already read it, the first part can be found here (LINK). Our goal is to make our services more accessible and understandable for our clients so that you always know what is going on with your case and can make well-informed decisions. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. 

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the deadline by which you must file your lawsuit or you will lose your right to pursue compensation. In general, the statute of limitations in the state of Georgia for personal injury claims is two years from the date you are injured. If you do not file your lawsuit within that time period, your claim will be “time-barred.” 

Every legal claim consists of certain components that the plaintiff needs to prove. This includes personal injury cases. If you cannot prove these components, or elements, you will not be successful. Understanding the elements of your case is critical to getting the compensation you need to put your life back together.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you build a strong claim. From car accidents to medical practice cases, we work with people who have been injured in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. Call us today at 888-474-9616 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

The Duty of Care

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.