Anybody, anywhere, can experience an accidental injury that disrupts their life and causes significant damages and losses. If you’re suffering from accidental injuries, you are likely facing an uphill battle with medical care and expenses, a difficult recovery, and a hard blow to your former lifestyle. Many accidental injuries prevent the victim from working, engaging in their favorite activities, and enjoying life as a whole. If your life has been disrupted by an accidental injury in Atlanta, GA, you need legal representation from a firm that will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve and need to move on with your life.
The best thing that you can do when you’ve been injured is to contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, GA to get expert representation. We’ve got the legal knowledge and experience to fight for your rights and recover your damages. Our staff is dedicated to customer service, and our attorneys are committed to ensuring that you get the best representation in the state. Throughout our years of experience in representing accidental injury victims, we’ve helped our clients to recover millions in damages through settlements with insurance companies and fair judgments in personal injury lawsuit. Take advantage of our expertise in accidental injury claims to take back your life. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a free consultation, today.
How Can We Help With Your Personal Injury Claim?
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, GA, we understand the devastating impact that personal injuries can create in your life. Accidental injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence in the US, with most being caused by the negligent conduct or reckless behavior of others. The victims can face life threatening wounds, extensive medical debt, painful recoveries, hundreds of thousands in lost wages, long term disability, and psychological trauma. This is where the highly qualified and compassionate personal injury attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help.
We provide legal representation for anyone who has experienced an accidental injury, whether it is an auto accident, a pedestrian accident, a defective product accident, a dog bite or animal attack, a medical mistake, or a premises liability case. Read on to learn more about how Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you with various accidental injury claims.
Auto Accident Claims
Auto accidents are among the leading causes of accidental injuries and death in the United States. In fact, over 2.3 million Americans experienced injuries due to auto accidents in 2014, alone (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). The majority of these auto accidents were caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of another driver.
The most common causes of auto accidents include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and drowsy driving. Despite improved laws, harsh penalties, and campaigns for public awareness, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is among the leading causes of auto accident injuries and deaths.
Meanwhile, more than $52 billion in damages are caused by speeding and aggressive driving behaviors each year. This includes behaviors like tailgating, ignoring traffic signals, making irresponsible lane changes, and weaving in and out of traffic.
Distracted driving is an ever growing problem among drivers, with accidents caused by cell phones, texting, adjusting the radio, and even simply talking to passengers. While Georgia law prohibits the use of cell phones and texting while driving, this is still one of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents.
Drowsy driving is typically caused by drivers who work long hours without getting enough sleep. These drivers become excessively tired and may fall asleep at the wheel or struggle to focus on the road and traffic around them. Drowsy driving causes close to 40,000 injuries every year.
The attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understand how life altering auto accident injuries can be. You may experience broken bones, injuries to the back and neck, serious head injuries, lacerations, strains, sprains, and more from even a minor auto accident. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims
Commercial vehicle accidents (large truck accidents) cause close to 4,000 deaths every year (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). The truck driver is killed in 16% of those cases, while the rest are motorcyclists, drivers of other vehicles, pedestrians, and bike riders. The reason that these types of accidents cause so many deaths is because commercial vehicles are typically large and heavy. Aside from the high number of deaths, serious and life altering injuries are also common in commercial vehicle accidents. For example, victims of commercial vehicle accidents frequently experience injuries to the head and neck, back injuries, serious burns, multiple broken bones, significant lacerations, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and long term disabilities.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident, contact our truck accident attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Commercial vehicle accidents can be complicated, with multiple entities to address, such as trucking companies and insurance companies, in addition to important documents and details, such as the drivers log or repair records. Our attorneys will make sure that you’re on the right track to receiving the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accident Claims
Georgia has the perfect climate for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists to enjoy throughout the year. However, when accidents occur, the damage can be devastating and deadly. Georgia sees close to 1,000 bicycle accidents every year (Georgia Department of Transportation) and about 150 deaths caused by motorcycle accidents every year (Georgia Department of Highway Safety). These accidents are frequently caused by drivers who fail to yield and drivers who are behaving recklessly on the road. They typically result in serious and life threatening injuries, including multiple broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, head and neck injuries, and serious lacerations.
Dog Bite and Attack Claims
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 4.5 million people experience dog bites and animal attacks every year in the US. Even dogs that are friendly can unexpectedly bite or attack a familiar person due to illness, injury, or mistreatment. Many of these dog bites and attacks could be prevented by proper care and attention from the owner.
The purpose of leash laws and laws requiring owners to keep their pets contained is to prevent these accidents from occurring. However, there are plenty of irresponsible pet owners, and those who allow their dogs to run free can be held responsible for the injuries they cause. For example, you may experience puncture wounds, torn muscles and tendons, serious lacerations, infection and disease, and psychological trauma, from a dog who is not property cared for and contained. If you’ve been injured by someone’s pet, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to find out how we can make sure that the responsible party is held accountable for your injuries.
Premises Liability Claims
In a premises liability claim, the owner of the property is held responsible for accidental injuries that have occurred on their property, due to their negligence or reckless behavior. This is among the most common types of personal injury claims, though many victims will blame themselves when accidents occur on someone else’s property.
The CDC reports that the most common accidental injuries that result in premises liability claims include slip and fall injuries, cuts, food poisoning, and being struck by something or against something. Injuries are typically caused by such things as wet floors, inadequate lighting, construction and renovation, uneven walkways, and improper food preparation.
Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims result from accidental injuries caused by dangerous and defective products. These claims are filed against the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product. More than $1 trillion in injuries, deaths, and property damages are caused by defective and dangerous products every year (Consumer Product Safety Commission). These damages are frequently caused by construction equipment, tools, home maintenance supplies, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, toys, clothing, furniture, swimming pools and spas, and various recreational equipment items.
Common injuries that are seen in product liability claims include serious burns, significant lacerations, bone fractures, poisoning, and choking hazards. These claims also frequently include damages related to the destruction of property. If you have experienced damages or injuries related to a defective or dangerous product, contact the attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a free consultation today.
Medical Malpractice Claims
About 1,000 patients die every day in the US due to medical mistakes, and the number of medical malpractice claims is growing. In fact, medical mistakes have risen to the third leading cause of death in the US, and the nation’s people are demanding improved standards for safety and oversight of medical procedures. Some common examples of medical malpractice claims involve infections, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, prescription mistakes, injuries and abuse at nursing homes, and dangerous/defective medical products.
Patients who have experienced injuries and damages related to medical malpractice are entitled to compensation for their losses. If you’ve suffered from a medical mistake, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to find out how we can help you to hold the responsible parties accountable for your damages.
Contact the Experienced Attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
The personal injury attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers have the experience and expertise to represent you in any personal injury claim, regardless of the unique circumstances that may surround your specific case. If you’ve been injured in Atlanta, GA, contact us to get a free consultation, advice, and guidance on proceeding with your personal injury claims. We know how to fight for your rights and to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for your injuries and losses. In cases where the accidental injury was the direct result of gross negligence, you may even be entitled to punitive damages as punishment to the responsible party.
However, if you’ve suffered serious injuries, this is no time to be unprepared. There are many legal requirements and deadlines that may impact your case, and you need to work with an attorney with a proven track record for success. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is your go to resource for highly qualified and successful personal injury attorneys in Atlanta, GA. Contact us, today, and we’ll get started on your personal injury claim with the compassion and legal expertise you’re looking for.
Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
What should I do after an accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are a few things that you need to do as soon as possible. You will need to notify the police and/or other relevant authorities. You will need make a note of the details and circumstances of the accident (time, witnesses, etc.). Finally, you will need to seek medical treatment for your injuries and notify your insurance company.
Can I Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
The majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if they take your case, they will not require payment unless they are able to get compensation for you. Then, their fee will come out of that compensation.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will provide a free consultation, and will charge a contingency fee, only if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Will It Take a Long Time to Settle?
Every personal injury claim is different when it comes to how long it takes to settle. Some factors that will impact the timeframe of your claim include the time for an independent investigation and the time required to locate witnesses. Ultimately, the goal of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is to settle your case as quickly as possible, while still ensuring that you get the compensation that you deserve.
What Do I Do First?
The first thing you need to do in pursuing compensation for your personal injury is to contact an attorney for a free consultation. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you every step of the way and to fight for your right to fair compensation.