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An exclamation point in a red triangleThe idea that your elderly loved one could experience neglect or abuse in the nursing home that you so carefully chose with his or her well-being at heart is especially difficult. Nursing home neglect and abuse, however, are more common than you probably realize. When the most vulnerable among us are subjected to abuse or neglect, it can be hard to accept, which can make it more difficult to identify. If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, obtain the professional legal counsel of an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney.

Common Signs of Neglect and Abuse

One of the most important considerations related to nursing home neglect and abuse is trusting your instincts. If you witness something that strikes you as wrong, it very well may be. Take an active interest in the care your loved one receives and stay attuned to the warning signs of neglect and abuse, which can include:

bad-faith-penalties-300x146-300x146If you’ve been injured in a car accident – or any other kind of accident – that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have to take the matter through legal channels to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. While your experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney will diligently fight for your rights every step of the way, understanding the basics about personal injury lawsuits can help you prepare for what’s to come.

First Things First

You’re injured, and that doesn’t leave you in a great position to take on the insurance company from whom you seek compensation. This is why your first order of business is hiring an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney who is prepared to aggressively advocate for your rights and for your rightful compensation. While you focus on regaining your health and well-being, your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and will prepare to move your case forward to litigation if the insurance company refuses to comply appropriately.

An illustration of a man working at a laptop that was a question mark on itIf you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by another motorist’s negligence, you’re under a lot of stress. Not only are you injured but you also have to deal with the other driver’s insurance company, which can be tricky at best. If you’ve been so injured, you’ll likely need to send a demand letter to the insurance company in question, and you are well-advised to allow an experienced personal injury attorney in the Atlanta area to do so on your behalf. Understanding the important components of this letter, however, can help you help your attorney compose your most effective demand letter.

Begin with the 5 W’s You Learned in School

When you write a research paper, you begin by answering the 5 important questions that begin with W, including:

An illustration of a head showing the brainIn the U.S., traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of disability and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that the number of hospitalizations, visits to the emergency room, and deaths related to traumatic brain injuries were up 53 percent in 2014 (from 2006). This translates to 155 TBI-related deaths every day. The fact is that TBIs happen, and they often have devastating effects that reverberate throughout the victims’ families and support systems. If someone else’s negligence leaves you with a traumatic brain injury, consult with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer today.

The Effects of a TBI

A serious TBI can have dramatic negative physical and emotional effects on a victim’s life, including:

A dictionaryWe’re continuing our discussion of common terms we use in a personal injury case. If you haven’t already read it, the first part can be found here (LINK). Our goal is to make our services more accessible and understandable for our clients so that you always know what is going on with your case and can make well-informed decisions. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. 

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the deadline by which you must file your lawsuit or you will lose your right to pursue compensation. In general, the statute of limitations in the state of Georgia for personal injury claims is two years from the date you are injured. If you do not file your lawsuit within that time period, your claim will be “time-barred.” 

dictionary-1799_640-300x200We’ve been working with people suffering from personal injuries in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. At Slappey & Sadd, we never lose sight of the fact that this is your case. We’re here to give you advice and help you make an informed decision. That said, it’s easy to slip into the jargon we commonly use every day, without realizing that our clients perhaps aren’t as familiar with these terms as we are. 

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the Georgia personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you get the compensation you deserve. We handle all types of personal injury claims – from medical malpractice to car accidents to premises liability. If you’ve been injured and need help, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation.   

Plaintiff

Every legal claim consists of certain components that the plaintiff needs to prove. This includes personal injury cases. If you cannot prove these components, or elements, you will not be successful. Understanding the elements of your case is critical to getting the compensation you need to put your life back together.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you build a strong claim. From car accidents to medical practice cases, we work with people who have been injured in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. Call us today at 888-474-9616 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

The Duty of Care

A Coach BusBuses can be a great way to get to where you need to go. Unfortunately, they can get into an accident just like any other vehicle on the road, which can result in serious, life-threatening injuries for their passengers. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a bus accident, you need to understand the basics of your claim and how to get the compensation you need. 

The bus accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know how to hold bus drivers and bus companies accountable for your injuries. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident and need someone on your side, contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation today.  

The Hazards of Being a Passenger on a Bus

A black van with read end damageThousands of Georgians drive as part of their jobs every day – public transit drivers, delivery drivers, and many others whose jobs require countless hours on the road. Employers go to great lengths to encourage safety, but unfortunately, accidents can and do still happen. If you have been injured in a car accident at work, it’s important to understand your options. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd work with injured people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. We can help you understand your options and get the compensation you need to put your life back together. If you’re injured and overwhelmed, give us a call at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys. 

Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Heavy trafficThe Atlanta-Journal Constitution is reporting that we can expect an increase in vehicle traffic of almost 3% this year. More cars on the road doesn’t just mean more traffic – it also means that your chances of getting into an accident are higher than normal. Recognizing this fact can help you be prepared so that you can keep your family safe. 

The car accident lawyers at Slappey & Sadd have been working with car accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. We have the knowledge and experience our clients need to get them the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, we can help. Call us at 888-474-9616 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation about your case. 

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