Articles Tagged with Personal Injury Attorneys in Atlanta

Older man resting his hands on a cane.Elderly people and individuals with special health needs are the most vulnerable among us. All too often, however, these individuals’ needs are neglected by staff at nursing homes and assisted living centers. Nursing home patients are not always aware of what’s happening, and it is often a loved one who discovers the abuse or neglect.

If you suspect that a loved one is being neglected or abused in a Georgia nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important that you seek an experienced attorney right away to address those problems. The knowledgeable Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Slappey & Sadd, LLC can speak with you or your loved one and investigate the situation. We can also promptly take legal action if the situation warrants.

Our experienced lawyers represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Georgia, in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Please call us today at 404.255.6677, or contact us online, for assistance with filing a claim for personal injuries.

A marijuana leafIn a report released in October of last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found an increase in the number of car accidents after states legalized the use of marijuana. While the use of marijuana isn’t legal in the state of Georgia, the report is an important reminder that impaired driving isn’t limited to people who have been drinking. As public sentiment becomes more lenient toward the use of marijuana and leads to further legalization, we need to recognize its effects on people when they get behind the wheel. Marijuana not only impairs the user’s judgment and perception, but it also slows reaction time and reduces coordination. Driving while impaired can lead to serious car accidents that result in severe injury and even death.

Criminal Charges vs. a Civil Claim

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone who was driving while high, the other driver is most likely facing criminal charges. However, it’s important to understand what those charges mean for you. While it’s satisfying to think that the other driver may go to jail, you should realize that the criminal charges may not result in compensation to you for your injuries. The court can order restitution, but this isn’t guaranteed, and it’s up to the court to determine how much to award.

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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