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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. 

drinking-beer-driving-behind-the-wheel-scaled-1-300x205On May 19, 2022, WXIA-TV 11 Alive reported that a 35-year-old ambulance driver and medic were facing more charges in connection to the death of a 66-year-old man when his ambulance rolled over along a Fairburn road last November. An indictment from a Fulton County grand jury alleged the man had both alcohol and cocaine in his system during the time of his crash, and he is now charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide as well as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless driving.

As recently as June 1, 2022, WSB-TV reported that a former teacher, his wife, and their two children were killed when another person under the influence of alcohol drove a boat head-on into their boat on the Wilmington River. Alcohol-related accidents are unfortunately common in Georgia, and you will want to have an Atlanta alcohol-related accident lawyer to help hold negligent parties fully accountable.

If you sustained major injuries or your loved one was killed by an intoxicated person in any kind of accident in Atlanta, you need to invest in retaining legal counsel. The Law Offices of Slappey & Sadd, LLC has handled many different kinds of alcohol-related accidents and knows how to fight to get victims the money they need and deserve.

town-n-country-florida-personal-injury-attorneys-300x169If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the best way to protect your rights – in pursuit of your rightful compensation – is with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer in your corner. The problem may be, however, knowing what to look for in a personal injury lawyer in the first place. Fortunately, there are some qualities to look for that can help you find the right lawyer for you. 

Experience 

You are looking for an attorney who has considerable experience successfully handling complex personal injury claims like yours. You can learn about a specific attorney’s experience by diving into the firm’s website. Another great resource for better understanding a specific lawyers’ level of experience in cases like yours is the information gleaned from the reviews shared on Yelp and by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It’s important to remember, however, that some reviews are more credible than others. 

need-lawyer-car-accident-300x157If a negligent motorist leaves you injured in a car accident, you have a lot on your mind. You have your injuries and medical care to concern yourself with – in addition to the lost income you may be experiencing as a result of those injuries. It is a lot, and the last thing you may want to take on is the additional effort of finding and hiring a car accident attorney. The good news is that a car accident lawyer can take the burden of dealing with the insurance company off your shoulders – while capably negotiating for a favorable claim resolution. The sooner you reach out for professional legal counsel, the sooner you can focus on your recovery – with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a skilled Atlanta car accident lawyer on your side. 

The First Order of Business 

If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, the first order of business is obviously obtaining the medical attention that you require. The fact is that you can be seriously injured without recognizing you’ve been harmed. The shock and adrenaline rush that accompany violent car accidents can mask the initial pain and early symptoms you experience, and some injuries – such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries – can be asymptomatic in the beginning. After seeking medical care, the most important step you can take is reaching out to a seasoned car accident lawyer. 

airbag-deployment-300x200Sometimes, consumer products that are specifically designed to protect us, malfunction or are defective and – as a result – end up harming us instead. Airbags save lives and have significantly increased survival rates in traffic accidents that would otherwise prove deadly. When airbags malfunction or are otherwise defective, however, they can be the direct cause of serious car accident injuries. If you or someone you care about has been harmed by a dangerously defective airbag, an experienced Atlanta product liability attorney can help. 

A Note about Airbags

Airbags are like powerful air-filled pillows that help absorb the impact of car accidents when they deploy, and the process is not without some risk. In other words, even when airbags perform exactly as they are supposed to, you can be injured in the process. This is generally a matter of balancing the overall risk, and the protections afforded to you by a deployed airbag typically outweigh the risk factor. 

dog-bite-1000x480-1-300x144When dog owners fail to take their responsibilities to the safety of other people seriously enough, serious dog bite incidents can be the result. Being attacked and bitten by someone else’s dog is not only terrifying but also dangerous. In fact, dog bites are closely associated with several very serious health complications. If someone else’s dog leaves you or someone you care about injured, turn to the professional legal counsel of an experienced  Atlanta dog bite attorney today. 

Health Complications 

There are four primary health complications that are closely associated with dog bites, and they are all very serious. 

slip-trip-fall-accidents-300x231In the blink of an eye, you can slip, fall, and be seriously injured in the process – all as a result of a commercial property owner’s negligence. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common accidents out there, and they are also some of the most dangerous. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t wait to reach out and consult with an experienced Atlanta slip and fall accident attorney. 

Do I have a slip and fall accident claim?

While every slip and fall accident claim is unique, the following legal elements must be present in order to bring a successful claim:

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. 

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If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in an accident, such as a traffic accident, a slip and fall accident, or any other kind of dangerous accident, you’ll look to the at-fault party’s insurance provider to compensate you for the losses you experience. While it is good to know that you’re covered, it’s also important to understand that the insurance company is on the insurance company’s side – not yours – and that having an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney can make all the difference when it comes to your ability to obtain just compensation.

The Insurance Company

Like other businesses out there, the insurance company handling your claim is in the business of generating revenue. While it’s true that it’s paid to cover your personal injury claim, you need to keep in mind that it is not on your side and will do what it needs to do to keep your compensation as low as it can get away with. Leaving the insurance company in the able hands of your dedicated personal injury attorney is the best course of action when it comes to protecting your personal injury claim and best interests. 

protect-rights-after-truck-accident-300x157The injuries associated with commercial truck accidents tend to be quite serious, and the recovery process is generally quite lengthy. Because recovering on your full range of physical, financial, and emotional losses can play a primary role in your ability to regain your health and well-being, it is in your best interest to work closely with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney. 

Taking Your Best Steps Forward

There are several basic steps that everyone who is injured by someone else’s negligence in a truck accident should take. 

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