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Social Media App IconsIt seems that everyone uses at least one social media platform these days. These platforms are an innovative way to connect with others, whether it’s Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media giants. You probably have friends or followers that are family, co-workers, professionals, both old and new friends, and perhaps even professionals you use, such as your hairdresser or doctor. Maybe you share updates about your children, your job, politics, personal life, your pets, or even recipes. The sky is the limit with what you can share on social media, but should you worry about what you share during a personal injury case?  An experienced Georgia personal injury lawyer can best answer this question.

The Detriments of Social Media in Personal Injury Claims

If you are like most people, you have probably posted something in the past that you regretted or that caused more problems than it was worth. Posting about your personal injury case, no matter the type, and even other details of your life will potentially be detrimental to your claim. The biggest problem with social media use while trying to settle or litigate a personal injury claim is that you can reveal something that brings the facts of your case into doubt. A skilled Georgia personal injury attorney will tell you that it is best to stay off social media for the duration of your claim.

a man dressed in bio-protective gearSince the coronavirus made its way to America, many of us are suddenly facing unemployment or unable to pay our bills. As the quarantine drags on, businesses are losing money, if they aren’t closed altogether. An increase in bankruptcy cases seems inevitable, as does an increase in business-related litigation as businesses cannot meet contractual obligations. Even divorce attorneys are anticipating a spike in cases. At Slappey & Sadd, we are concerned about what the coronavirus may mean for injury claims across the state of Georgia. 

Nursing Homes

The elderly are among the most vulnerable, especially when it comes to contracting the coronavirus. We have written extensively about negligence in nursing homes, particularly about how many nursing homes across the state of Georgia routinely fail to provide an adequate level of care. If a nursing home facility fails to take reasonable precautions against the transmission of COVID-19, the results will be deadly. We are monitoring this situation closely. 

Medical staff removing a patient from an ambulanceA Dunwoody man was killed while driving on I-285 in Cobb County in March of this year. According to police, the accident was caused when a tire blew out on an Isuzu box truck, causing the driver to lose control and crash into two other vehicles. Moments after the accident, another driver tragically smashed into the rear of the truck and was killed. 

According to the most recent data available from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 2018 saw 34 traffic fatalities involving large trucks and 193 fatalities involving utility trucks. The tragic accident above highlights some of the potential hazards associated with truck accidents. 

Who is at Fault?

A construction siteAccording to a survey released in November of last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that were over 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2018. The good news is that this number is the same as in 2017, and the annual number of workplace injuries has been in decline over the last several years. However, 2.8 million is still a lot of injuries. More importantly, the total number of injuries doesn’t matter if you’re the one who is injured and unable to work. 

Why OSHA Standards Are Important

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is charged with promulgating laws and regulations designed to keep our workforce safe. Unfortunately, many employers put their workers at risk by failing to keep up with OSHA standards or intentionally choosing to put profits over their employee’s safety. While OSHA standards cannot prevent every accident, the protections and training that they mandate are important. Failing to comply with OSHA standards can often lead to an accident and serious injury. 

dense vehicle traffic crossing a bridgeGiven the congestion that can arise on our streets and highways, car accidents involving multiple vehicles are more common than you might realize. If you’ve been involved in a multi-vehicle car accident, you may be dealing with serious injuries and facing a lengthy recovery. On top of that, you may be worried about whether you can continue working and how you will pay your bills. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you get control of the situation. 

It May Be Difficult to Get the Facts

To begin, it’s important to understand that multi-vehicle accidents are more complicated than a car accident involving only two vehicles. It may be more difficult to establish critical facts that are needed to recreate the accident. There may be various conflicting versions of the events leading up to the accident. Multi-vehicle accidents tend to be fairly chaotic, and you may not remember much at all. 

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. 

riders on a carousel The average child often lacks the experience and judgment to avoid dangerous situations, especially when unsupervised. However, we have to balance their growth and independence with our desire to keep them safe, which can, unfortunately, lead to accidents. 

No parent wants to receive the news that their child has been injured. Not only is it terrifying, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to do next. If your child has been injured on someone else’s property, you need someone on your side who can help you understand your options.  

The Basics of Premises Liability Cases

a model of a human spineIn many accident cases, the people involved feel “fine” immediately afterward. A day or two later, they’re still stiff and sore. Sometime after that, they start experiencing significant pain. In those situations, many people worry that they cannot pursue a claim since they didn’t seem injured at the time of the accident. Fortunately, this is not the case – you can still pursue a claim even if your injuries were not immediately apparent. 

Delayed Injuries Are Very Common

Thanks to the safety features that are standard in modern vehicles, many people are able to literally walk away from a car accident. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you weren’t injured. The tremendous forces exerted on your body in a car accident can result in serious injuries that aren’t always immediately apparent: 

chess pieces on a chess boardMotorcycles can be enjoyable vehicles to operate year-round in the State of Georgia. They can also be very dangerous machines. One of the most dangerous aspects of motorcycle riding is lack of protection. With the exception of their helmets, motorcycle operators and their passengers are directly exposed to the environment. If they fall from their motorcycles in an accident, serious injuries can occur.

Motorcycle operators and other motor vehicle drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely while on the road. When they fail to do so, they can cause accidents and serious injuries. If you have been injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident that you did not cause, let the experienced legal team at Slappey & Sadd, LLC assist you with your case today.

Our law firm represents motorcycle accident victims from all over the state, including Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Let our experienced attorneys help you pursue the monetary compensation you need.

Medical staff removing a patient from an ambulanceNursing home abuse and neglect is unfortunately all too common across the United States today. When nursing homes and their staff mistreat patients or fail to provide them with the proper care, patients can suffer serious injuries and even death. Fortunately, nursing home abuse and negligence are compensable under Georgia law.

If you or a close family member has been injured because of abuse or neglect in a nursing facility, let the experienced attorneys at Slappey & Sadd, LLC assist you. Our skilled lawyers represent injured nursing home patients everywhere in Georgia, including in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Feel free to give us a call at 404.255.6677, or contact us online, for assistance with your legal matter.

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