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School buses picking children upDid you know that back-to-school time is perhaps one of the most dangerous times of the year for children? According to Safe Kids Worldwide, vehicles in the US hit more than 40 walking kids every day, constituting 15,000 children injuries a year. Fortunately, in many cases, victims can recover compensation by working with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

It’s because the drivers are often busy driving, texting, talking, or planning things while picking up or letting kids off. Refraining from texting or talking on the phone can make the roads safe for your children.

However, the following additional tips help keep your kids, roads, and communities safe and minimize the risk of accidents.

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. 

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. 

brain-3168269_1920-300x181While you may think that traumatic brain injuries are all similar, the term actually covers various injuries that cause problems with how the brain works. Depending on the TBI’s severity, it may resolve without any medical intervention or require lifelong treatment. Here are some FAQs about TBIs. 

What Exactly is a Traumatic Brain Injury? 

TBI is basically brain damage due to trauma, like a significant blow to your head. This results in the brain moving forcefully and suddenly inside your skull, causing a primary injury that damages your brain. In turn, this primary injury leads to secondary injuries in the brain’s cells, blood vessels, and chemical signals. Consequently, these secondary injuries cause more destruction and damage to the brain. 

A black minivan with damage to the rearNo matter how minor your car accident may seem, it can be the beginning of a long and complex legal matter. One of the key factors in getting a fair settlement or court verdict is being able to back up how the accident unfolded and the damages you are claiming. Your Georgia personal injury attorney will have several ways to accomplish this. However, one of the best ones is using the testimony of any witnesses.

Obtain Witness Info Whenever Possible

It should go without saying that your safety and well-being after an accident are paramount to anything else. Always have someone call local law enforcement and an ambulance if needed before worrying about witnesses. When and if you can, you should attempt to obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses, as well as their statement about what they observed. Such information will be valuable as your Georgia personal injury lawyer builds your case. It is worth noting that statements obtained as soon as possible will probably be more accurate than later statements.

the deck of a cruise shipCruises are a popular vacation option and a great way to get a change of scenery. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen on cruise ships, perhaps more often than many people think. In addition, pursuing a claim for injuries suffered while on a cruise ship can be more complicated than in many other situations. If you’ve suffered a serious injury while on a cruise, we recommend that you speak with an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Cruise Ship Injuries Can Be Serious

The most common accidents on cruise ships are the same as accidents that can happen anywhere else. Due to the nature of the environment (a moving ship, with narrow passageways and confined quarters), your injuries may be more severe due to the nature of the environment. Limited options for medical treatment can make an already bad situation even worse.  

illustration of a car and bicycle collisionIf you’re a cyclist, you are probably very familiar with the hazards you face every time you go out on the road. Distracted drivers, potholes, and angry dogs are just three of the common dangers that can quickly ruin your ride. But do you know what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident? The steps you take immediately following your accident can be crucial in the event that you need to pursue a claim for your injuries. 

Stay Calm and Contact the Police

If you were hit by a car, emotions may be running high and you may be in considerable pain. You do not want to provoke an altercation. Do your best to stay calm and avoid making the situation worse. You should also contact the police, even if you don’t think you are injured. The police will come to the scene and prepare an accident report, which could be very helpful to your case if you have to pursue a claim later on. Get the officer’s name and badge number, and ask how to get a copy of the accident report once it’s ready.  

A black van with read end damageAccording to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. The most recent statistics reported by the CDC indicate that almost 2,500 teens were killed in 2016, with almost 300,000 suffering serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents. While we are very concerned about the safety of our young people, the sad reality is that these car accidents often involve other people. Studying the causes behind these startling statistics can help make the roads safer for everyone. 

The car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd help accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we will fight for your rights. Call us at 1-888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. 

Who is at Risk?  

A chalkboard with a question mark drawn on itUnderstandably, people can often be reluctant to contact a lawyer. Lawyers have a reputation for being expensive, and maybe you’re worried about suing another person. The problem is that if you wait too long, you could jeopardize your case and even lose your rights. It never hurts to contact a lawyer even if you’re not sure you need one – an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your options. 

If you’ve been injured, the personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help. We can help you assemble the evidence you may need, deal with the insurance companies, and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you’re worried about the cost, you pay no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-474-9616 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you.  

What Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Many of the clients we meet with are certain that the accident was the other driver’s fault. As a result, they are shocked when the other driver turns thA statute of Lady Justicee blame on them or otherwise denies fault. First, it’s important to understand that the other driver has the legal right to dispute your claim, even if you strongly disagree. Second, you should also understand that these defenses are quite common and may not prohibit you from recovering compensation for your injuries. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and need legal advice, the Atlanta attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you. 

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