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images-2Holiday trees feature festive and colorful blinking lights. However, these same lights can lead to a fire if you’re not careful or you overload an electrical outlet. The same can happen with outside lighting and decorations. This can be an issue during Christmas and New Year’s when these jubilant and glowing lights are on display.

People also may burn candles during this time of year, which can also lead to a fire – turning a holiday celebration into a distressful, if not devastating, event.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),  a lot of holiday fires happen during Thanksgiving as well, and originate while cooking. 

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While the reference to “black” in “Black Friday” refers to the increased retail sales as they pertain to a balance sheet, it could also allude to a darker connotation. Deaths on “Black Friday” in stores prove that people may get too excitable, which can lead to deaths and injuries.

A Dangerous Retail Period

According to the New York Post, Black Friday may be a favorite shopping day for anyone hunting for bargains, but it also can turn into a tragedy. 

0-2-300x200While everyone gets wrapped up in Black Friday shopping, that type of fervor can also lead to accidents and deaths. This is well-supported on the roadways, where facts show that the number of auto accidents spikes during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday: One of the Most Deadliest Holiday Periods

According to statistics, Thanksgiving is the fourth deadliest holiday on record – even more deadly than New Year’s Eve, which is one of the safer holidays. 

thanksgiving-drinking-1170x660-1-300x169People, during the holidays, downplay drinking, as they are in a festive mood, and therefore drinking becomes more common. However, even when someone feels “buzzed,” they are still driving drunk. If you are hurt by a drunk driver, you should call an Atlanta personal injury attorney as soon as you can.

What the Facts Show

During 2020, 185 fatalities occurred from drunk driving during the Thanksgiving holiday over a period that began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and ended at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30.

A jack-o-lanternIt’s almost that spooky time of year again when kids put on their most frightening costumes and go door-to-door trick-or-treating. Also, some kids wear black clothing, which makes it harder for drivers to see them. Therefore, you need to take precautions during this scary and festive holiday.  

With all the candy, creepy masks, and spine-chilling decorations grabbing a kid’s attention, he or she might not be as careful as they should be. As a result, this hair-raising time of the fall season can also lead to pedestrian accidents and fatalities. Therefore, if you’re a parent, you need to make sure special care is taken when your kid is trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party.

Pedestrian Fatalities: What One Study Revealed

personal-injury-case-300x150Contingency fees are how most personal injury lawyers ensure that injured victims are able to secure the legal help they need. That’s because you’re only charged for legal services if they recover the damages for a personal injury lawsuit. What you pay your lawyer is contingent upon their winning a settlement.

So, you may still be wondering how much it’s going to cost. Before you hire a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, both of you will agree upon the fee first. Again, if they don’t receive a jury verdict or settlement, you won’t owe them any money.

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?

https://www.georgiainjurylawyersblog.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/397/2022/10/taking_picture_of_a_car_accident-m.2e16d0ba.fill-800x450-1-300x169.jpgInsurance companies are for-profit businesses. Do not underestimate the lengths to which an insurance company will go to save money. You may have your claims delayed or denied by insurance claims adjusters. If you are having difficulty communicating with an insurance company, you may need to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer. 

Automobile accident claims can become complex in a short amount of time. Do not attempt to take on every aspect of a personal injury claim by yourself. You will have to acquire medical records, medical bills, and pay stubs. You need these documents to prove your economic damages, such as medical costs and lost wages. 

The personal injury lawyers at Slappey & Sadd, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, have years of experience representing clients in personal injury actions. Contact Slappey & Sadd, LLC today at 888-474-9616 to learn more about the legal services we offer. 

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. 

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