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personal-injury-case-300x150Contingency fees are how most personal injury lawyers ensure that injured victims are able to secure the legal help they need. That’s because you’re only charged for legal services if they recover the damages for a personal injury lawsuit. What you pay your lawyer is contingent upon their winning a settlement.

So, you may still be wondering how much it’s going to cost. Before you hire a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, both of you will agree upon the fee first. Again, if they don’t receive a jury verdict or settlement, you won’t owe them any money.

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?

images-1Personal injury cases are complex, and victims often suffer personal injuries and extensive property damage. Understanding the various kinds of damages that may be applicable to your case can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. Damages are generally divided into economic damages and non-economic damages. 

A personal injury lawyer at Slappey & Sadd, LLC in Atlanta can help you determine what types of damages you may be able to claim in your case. Contact Slappey & Sadd, LLC today at 888-474-9616 to learn more about the different kinds of damages in personal injury claims. 

Economic Damages, Non-Economic Damages, and Punitive Damages 

statute-of-limitations-862x575-1-300x200Every cause of action under Georgia law has its own applicable statute of limitations period. In Georgia, personal injury actions must be brought within two years of the date of injury. Many technical rules may affect the statute of limitations period. For example, you may have suffered injuries but not discovered the symptoms until months or years after the date of injury. Under these circumstances, the statute of limitations period may begin to run after you first notice the symptoms associated with your injuries. 

Due to these complex issues regarding the statute of limitations period, it is highly advisable that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Slappey & Sadd, LLC has years of experience helping injured victims seek financial compensation for their injuries. Contact Slappey & Sadd, LLC at 888-474-9616 to learn more about the legal services we offer. 

The Importance of the Statute of Limitations 

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You’ve been injured because someone else was negligent in their responsibilities, and the path forward may look grim. You’re facing increased expenses and decreased earnings, and the thought of also taking on the cost of a personal injury lawyer may feel completely out of reach. While your reaction is natural, the fact is that you can afford to hire an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney, and doing so can greatly increase your chance of obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to pursue a full recovery. 

The Financial Losses Your Face

After being injured by someone else’s negligence, you can expect to face considerable losses, which the law refers to as damages. These can include your medical expenses – both current and ongoing. Consider the following common examples:

An illustration of a lawyer standing next to the scales of justiceThe aftermath of a serious, injury-causing accident can be a confusing time. Between doctor’s visits, dealing with insurance companies, and recovering from your injuries, it can be difficult to know how to move forward. One of the big questions that many victims have is whether it’s a good idea to retain an Atlanta personal injury lawyer to represent them.

If you have found yourself in this situation, the good news is that the answer to your question is an easy one: it’s always a good idea to retain an attorney after an injury-causing accident. Some of the reasons for this fact are discussed in detail below.

The Insurance Company is Actively Working Against You

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The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays – it’s a great time to celebrate our nation with family and friends. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous holidays, especially when it falls on a weekend. Although it falls on a Thursday this year, there will still be a significant number of injuries and even deaths due to the negligence of others.

Founded in 1992, the personal injury law firm of Slappey & Sadd have the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you no matter how you were injured. We work with injured Georgians in Atlanta and across the state. If you’ve been injured and want to understand your options, contact us today to schedule your free consultation by calling 404-255-6677.

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lawyer standing next to a gavel with the scale of justice behind himPeople who have been injured in an accident have a lot to worry about. Your primary concern should be your health, and recovery can involve a significant period of time for treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. In addition, you may now be missing days from work or unable to work at all. You’re worried about paying your mortgage or rent and other expenses, and the bills are starting to pile up. On top of it all, you’re in pain and suffering, unable to live your life the way you did before your accident. With all of this, trying to decide how to handle your personal injury claim can be overwhelming.  

Understand the Insurance Company’s Game

First and foremost, you should realize that the insurance company is not on your side, even if it’s your insurance company. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations that are primarily concerned with making money. They protect the bottom line by paying out on claims only as much as they absolutely have to. As a result, they typically “low ball” accident victims by offering a small cash payment in exchange for a full release of any further liability. You may be surprised at how quickly the make the offer – often it is within days of your accident. They will seem very friendly and willing to work with you, but you’ll soon discover that they aren’t willing to negotiate a higher amount.

A police carThe Atlanta Police Department has just suspended one of its officers as a result of being indicted in connection with a car accident that occurred back in February of 2018. The officer, Dejoira Phillips, was responding to a 911 call when she collided with another driver, Lisa Williams of Atlanta. Ms. Williams lost her left arm when it was severed in the accident.

The car accident is not only a startling reminder of the severe injuries that can occur, but it also raises a number of questions that should be asked in any car accident case.

Who is at Fault?

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