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AdobeStock_314398632-scaled-e1645115621331-300x225For most of us, going to the grocery store is a regular occurrence that we don’t think twice about. Unfortunately, grocery stores often have significant slip, trip, and fall hazards that can leave shoppers with serious injuries. In fact, the injuries you can sustain in a slip and fall accident can leave you with long-term medical problems that could cost you thousands of dollars – or more.

If you have fallen in a grocery store, there are certain steps that you should take to protect your rights and your ability to recover compensation. Read on to learn what those steps are. For more information, call us today to speak with an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer.

File an Incident Report

A semi truck driving on the highwayExperiencing the loss of a loved one in a fatal truck accident is an unimaginable tragedy that can leave families devastated and overwhelmed. During such difficult times, it is crucial to understand the legal rights and options available to the family members affected by the accident. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some important steps you should take and considerations you should keep in mind. In the meantime, the best thing you can do to protect your legal rights is call an Atlanta truck accident attorney as soon as you can.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention and Emotional Support

Following a fatal truck accident, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained by surviving family members. Physical and emotional well-being should be a top priority. Medical documentation not only helps ensure the best care possible but can also serve as evidence in any legal claims that may arise.

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. 

D2115_29_296_1200-300x200On March 24, 2022, WAGA-TV FOX 5 in Atlanta reported that a Hall County jury ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center gynecologic oncologist Dr. Andrew Green committed medical malpractice in a case where his patient later died. The doctor and the medical center were ordered to pay $3 million to the victim’s family.

On the day of that report, the Georgia Court of Appeals threw out the jury’s decision, agreeing with the defense’s assertion that the patient’s estranged husband should have filed the lawsuit instead of what victim’s mother and children. You can avoid these kinds of devastating rulings by making sure you are working with an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer when taking legal action.

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed by medical negligence in the Atlanta area, it will be incredibly important for you to have legal representation moving forward. The Law Offices of Slappey & Sadd, LLC represents clients throughout Georgia and offers more than a quarter-century of legal experience.

auto-accident-injury-settlements-300x200You have been harmed by someone else’s negligence, and the confusion you feel about how best to proceed may have stopped you in your tracks. You probably recognize that you will need to file an accident claim with the at-fault party’s provider – and that settling this claim is the name of the game – but everything beyond this may be a blur. While the goal is to settle your personal injury claim for an amount that covers the full range of your losses, accepting the first settlement offer that comes your way is highly unlikely to be the answer. Before accepting a settlement offer, it’s always in your best interest to consult with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney who is well versed with the ins and outs of your claim. 

Your Overall Losses

Before accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company that is handling your claim, it’s critical that you recognize the full extent of your overall losses (what the law calls damages). Until these are well represented, you can’t be sure that the settlement you accept is adequate to addressing each category of loss in its entirety. 

A White TeslaInnovations in artificial intelligence (AI) have come in leaps and bounds these past several decades. Various kinds of AI have been developed to help us improve our daily life and safety. In particular, self-driving cars, also called driverless cars, were developed to help prevent drunk driving accidents, minimize road and traffic accidents, as well as reduce the need for people to drive long distances. 

Manufacturers have been testing self-driving cars for a few years now, and some features are already being made available to the public. However, these driverless vehicles raise questions regarding state regulations and accident liability. 

The Risks of Self-Driving Cars

An illustration of a witch riding on a broomEvery October 31st, children and adults throughout the Atlanta area put on costumes and head out to celebrate Halloween. This spooky and fun holiday often involves trick-or-treating, attending parties, or just heading out on the town to celebrate. 

Unfortunately, Halloween festivities also significantly increase the risk of pedestrian accidents, particularly to children. In fact, according to statistics published by ProtectAmerica, children are twice as likely to be killed in an accident involving a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other night of the year. Thankfully, the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Slappey & Sadd are standing by to help.

What Makes Halloween Night Dangerous?

A man on a road bikeBicycle accidents can leave victims with extremely serious injuries that result in astronomical medical bills and keep them out of work for weeks or months. In addition, victims often experience tremendous physical and emotional pain and suffering as a result of their accident, often long after their initial injuries have healed.

If you have recently been involved in a bicycle accident, you may be wondering how much compensation you will be able to recover. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question, and every case is completely different. That said, there are some factors that will determine how much your case is worth. For more information, call us today to connect with an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer.

Your Injuries

A phone with social media apps diplayedMany of us are on multiple social media platforms. It can be a fun way to keep up with friends and family, share our daily frustrations, or express our excitement about major life events. Unfortunately, social media can jeopardize your personal injury case if you aren’t careful. In this post, we’ll give you some tips to make sure your social media profiles don’t become the focus of your claim. 

Founded in 1992, the personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd provide our clients with timely legal advice that is relevant to your life. We work with clients in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. From car accidents to work injuries, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 1-888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help. 

Don’t Leave Your Profile Public

Many A man with a suit hold a piece of paper that says "lawsuit"people think of personal injury attorneys purely in terms of car accident cases. The truth is that a personal injury attorney can help you in any situation where you have been injured through someone else’s fault. Serious injuries can have life-altering consequences. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you protect your future by seeking fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Unintentional Torts: Cases Involving Negligence

Personal injury attorneys handle tort cases – cases that involve an action or failure to act that resulted in harm to another person. Tort cases are civil cases, which means that the plaintiff is seeking a money judgment in order to receive compensation for their losses and injuries.

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