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images-1Personal injury cases are complex, and victims often suffer personal injuries and extensive property damage. Understanding the various kinds of damages that may be applicable to your case can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. Damages are generally divided into economic damages and non-economic damages. 

A personal injury lawyer at Slappey & Sadd, LLC in Atlanta can help you determine what types of damages you may be able to claim in your case. Contact Slappey & Sadd, LLC today at 888-474-9616 to learn more about the different kinds of damages in personal injury claims. 

Economic Damages, Non-Economic Damages, and Punitive Damages 

statute-of-limitations-862x575-1-300x200Every cause of action under Georgia law has its own applicable statute of limitations period. In Georgia, personal injury actions must be brought within two years of the date of injury. Many technical rules may affect the statute of limitations period. For example, you may have suffered injuries but not discovered the symptoms until months or years after the date of injury. Under these circumstances, the statute of limitations period may begin to run after you first notice the symptoms associated with your injuries. 

Due to these complex issues regarding the statute of limitations period, it is highly advisable that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Slappey & Sadd, LLC has years of experience helping injured victims seek financial compensation for their injuries. Contact Slappey & Sadd, LLC at 888-474-9616 to learn more about the legal services we offer. 

The Importance of the Statute of Limitations 

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Drivers, however, also have a duty to use reasonable care while on roads and highways. Pedestrians may not be clearly visible to drivers during poor weather conditions. Also, pedestrians are more likely to suffer serious bodily injury or death due to being struck by an automobile. Contact Slappey & Sadd, LLC today at 888-474-9616 if you have suffered injuries during an accident. 

Liability in Pedestrian Accidents 

Pedestrians may suffer injuries under many different circumstances. Drivers operating trucks, scooters, passenger vehicles, and bicycles can all cause accidents involving pedestrians. A driver who strikes a pedestrian may be liable under the same principles relevant to other personal injury cases. 

adult-business-deal-collaboration-1376864-1024x683-1-300x200The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled by the parties without a trial. In many cases, at-fault parties want to settle so that they can limit their liability, as judges and juries can be unpredictable. It also allows injury victims to get paid more quickly and without the stress of going to court. That said, it’s critical for victims to retain an Atlanta personal injury lawyer even if it looks like their cases are going to settle.


Read on to learn why most personal injury cases settle, and call us today to speak to an experienced lawyer about your case. 

Settlement is faster. 

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You’ve been injured because someone else was negligent in their responsibilities, and the path forward may look grim. You’re facing increased expenses and decreased earnings, and the thought of also taking on the cost of a personal injury lawyer may feel completely out of reach. While your reaction is natural, the fact is that you can afford to hire an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney, and doing so can greatly increase your chance of obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to pursue a full recovery. 

The Financial Losses Your Face

After being injured by someone else’s negligence, you can expect to face considerable losses, which the law refers to as damages. These can include your medical expenses – both current and ongoing. Consider the following common examples:

gloved hands holding a medical maskThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives across the state of Georgia and across the country. From our day-to-day personal lives to the business world and the economy at large, almost no aspect of our life has been left untouched. If you’ve been injured, you may be wondering where this leaves you – should you pursue a claim? If you have already filed one, what happens next? 

Lawyers Can Still Help

Even though their offices may be closed, lawyers can still help you with your claim. Thanks to the internet, most attorneys are able to work remotely and remain available by email and mobile phone. At Slappey & Sadd, we are providing both clients and prospective clients with free consultations via phone or video conferencing platforms. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can still contact a lawyer to discuss your case. They can at least give an initial evaluation of your claim, help you understand your options, and estimate what your claim may be worth. 

A fork in the roadWhile some personal injury cases are quickly and fairly settled, many are not. In those cases there comes a time when you have to decide whether to accept what the insurance company is offering or decide to pursue the matter in court. This is an important decision – if you accept the settlement, you can’t change your mind. If you decide to go to court, your case could drag on for several more months or even years before you receive any compensation. 

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you weigh your options. The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping accident victims make the right decision since 1992. If you’ve been injured and don’t know what to do, contact the Georgia personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd to schedule a free consultation – call us at 404-255-6677 today. 

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