Articles Posted in Personal Injury Claims

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

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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.

A statute of Lady JusticeIn some instances, when you bring a claim for personal injuries, the at-fault party’s insurance company refuses to offer fair and reasonable compensation to settle. When that happens, you and your lawyer might decide to take the case to trial.

At a personal injury trial, credibility is extremely important. A witness who offers favorable testimony on your behalf could have an equally favorable impact on the trial result, translating into additional compensation for you. Some witnesses who testify at trial are lay witnesses, while others may be experts in a particular field.

If you have suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you at all civil court proceedings, most especially at a jury trial. At Slappey & Sadd, LLC, the members of our Georgia legal team have been litigating personal injury cases and taking them to trial for many years. Our experienced lawyers try personal injury case all over Georgia, including in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County.

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:

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