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Should You Accept an Insurance Settlement Offer?

In the aftermath of a serious unexpected injury, you might be staring down piles of medical bills, as well as struggling with your household budget due to missed work and lost income. With financial stress – in addition to the pain and suffering from your injuries – it is only…

plaza theatre

Atlanta has been nicknamed the “Hollywood of the South.” Georgia has earned that name with its rise to the 3rd largest filming city in the country, only falling behind California and New York. In the past nine years, hundreds of movies and shows have been filmed in Atlanta, and that…

atlanta

Whether you call Atlanta home or you are visiting the city for the first time, there is always something new to see or do. Atlanta is known for its rich history, great sports, and award-winning restaurants, but there are also a few little-known facts that may surprise you. So, let’s explore this historic city…

centennial olympic park

Atlanta is such a diverse city with so many great restaurants, parks, museums, and events that it’s hard to experience everything in one visit. Atlanta is considered the most populated metropolitan area in the United States, and its long history dates back to 1837 when the city was first founded….

construction site

Construction is notoriously one of the most dangerous industries in which an individual can work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).1 Construction workers regularly suffer injuries due to falls, falling objects, heavy machinery, and more. However, after the workers go home each day, many hazards on a construction site…

staircase

Anytime someone slips and falls, they are at risk of suffering serious injury, even if the fall happens on even ground. When a fall occurs on a staircase, the potential injuries often become much more severe. The National Safety Council (NSC)1 reports that more than 1 million individuals suffer injuries from falls…

back injury

Parts of your back are involved in almost every movement that most people make. For this reason, back injuries can cause significant and continuous pain and can also substantially limit your movements and abilities. To make matters worse, the discomfort and pain caused by a back injury can often be…

large semi truck

At the Atlanta office of Spaulding Injury Law, our truck accident attorneys work to hold negligent truck drivers and companies liable for any accidents and injuries they cause. If you have suffered injury in a truck accident, please contact our office for assistance today by calling (770) 744-0890 to schedule…

Watch this video to get to know personal injury attorney Ted Spaulding, founder of Spaulding Injury Law! Hi, I’m Theodore Spaulding. I’m the founder and one of the trial lawyers here at Spaulding Injury Law. Let me tell you a little bit more about myself and my practice. I graduated…

marta

The city of Atlanta proudly boasts the eighth busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the United States. Thousands of people board the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) trains every day to commute to work, school, or other obligations. Though the MARTA train system is a fantastic resource for all residents…

aggressive driver

Driving can be a stressful experience for everyone. While some drivers are able to cope with frustrating conditions such as weather, traffic, running late, or other drivers, others are not nearly as patient. Aggressive driving can be extremely dangerous for everyone on the road and has the potential to result…

rear end collision

Rear-end accidents are one of the most dangerous types car accidents that can happen. Often, the driver in the lead vehicle is unaware that a collision is about to occur and can do nothing to try and avoid the accident or brace him or herself for an impact. Rear-end accidents…

annular tear

Injuries to the discs of the spine are the most common injuries we see as injury attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law. Typically these are bulges or herniation of the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), or lumbar (lower back) discs. One particular type of disc injury not seen too often as a…

wet road & trees

We’ve had a ton of rain over the past 3-4 months in the state of Georgia and in particularly in Atlanta. These tips my motorcycle accident law firm will provide are timely, especially now that we’re getting close to spring in the next couple of months and will have some more rain…

motorcycle

If you are a biker, you may have some questions about modulating headlights. Luckily, our Atlanta motorcycle accident law firm can help. So, does Georgia law allow modulating headlights? And if so, what are the parameters of the law with regard to it? The answer to that question is really simple. Georgia…

motorcycles

As an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney, I have to ask, how many of you know that Georgia Law requires that your headlamps be illuminated at all times while you are riding on the roads of Georgia? In fact, it is a moving violation if you don’t have them on and, more…

motorcycle in city

In this article, I discuss what are the best insurance companies for bikers to cover their motorcycle, and is there a chart of how much insurance that you should get coverage-wise specifically for UM and MedPay? Which Insurance Company Is The Best For Bikers? As a motorcycle accident law firm in…

motorcycle

I recently made a video comparing the accident statistics between interstate and surface roads and the conclusion was that surface roads have more accidents involving motorcyclists than on the freeway. As an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney, I was asked to go into a little more in-depth regarding the specificity of fatality…

highway

In this blog, I want to discuss another motorcycle safety myth. The myth that I have for you today is that streets and roadways are safer than the highway for motorcyclists. As an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney, I have to tell you that it’s an absolute myth. There was a study several years ago…

motorcycle

When an automobile crashes into a motorcycle from behind, if the motorcyclist survives, his or her injuries will probably be catastrophic and life-altering. What are the most likely injuries that a motorcyclist will suffer in such a scenario? And what is a motorcyclist’s recourse in Georgia if he or she…

motorcycle

Can Witness Information Help? Being a motorcycle accident attorney, this is something that I see constantly that becomes a big problem in motorcycle wreck cases, and that is police officers seem to almost consistently not put witness information on a police report. So, you get in a wreck, you’ve got one…

people walking in office hallway

If you’re unexpectedly and severely injured in an accident, it may take you a number of weeks – and maybe even months – to recuperate. Particularly if you’ve been catastrophically injured or temporarily disabled, and if you need more than several weeks to heal, for some people working for some…

motorcycle

I’m going to talk about a heated debate that I recently had about the ever-controversial helmet issue. The other party said to me that he thought that the Georgia helmet law ought to go to the Texas model, and perhaps modified a little bit. First, let me tell you what the…

motorcycle

Today, I want to highlight some great news that came out Wednesday that involves the protection rights of motorcyclists. Many of you have probably heard about this news, but in case you didn’t, here is what happened. On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court came out with a ruling in a…

gavel with book

How Do Contingency Fees Work in Personal Injury Cases in Atlanta? Hi, I am Ted Spaulding. I am an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer with Spaulding Injury Law. So, here’s how contingency fees work in personal injury claims. They are a percentage of whatever is recovered from a settlement or a verdict…

motorcycle

Today, I want to discuss an article that’s been going around some of the biker groups here in Georgia and throughout the United States. Some of the takeaways are for the safety of all motorcycle riders and what advocacy groups can do to start getting involved with some of the…

motorcycle accident

In this video, I want to provide some safety tips about what to do when you’re entering a blind curve. If you end up hitting your front tire with either loose gravel, sand, leaves, grass, whatever it is, a hazard on the road, but you’re hitting it on a blind…

wrongful death

As wrongful death lawyers, we know that with the current climate of the country, police conflicts and alleged abuses are appearing in the news every day. Indeed, the torrent of video footage from the past few months’ Occupied Wall Street protests has not only sparked cries for a review of police procedures,…

medical bills

The question our wrongful death attorneys hear most often from clients at the beginning of their case is who pays my medical expenses while my case is pending. I often then hear that the client told the hospital just to bill the at-fault party directly. Unfortunately, the at-fault party will not, and even…

wrongful death

Wrongful death litigation may be one of the most painful legal actions for plaintiffs in the field of law. Because of the actions of another—through their negligence or ill intent—a loved one has lost their life. In the State of Georgia, it’s important to keep in mind that not everyone…

ultimate guide to wrongful death claims in georgia

A wrongful death claim in Georgia can be quite complicated and confusing for the loved ones attempting to file a claim and even poses unique challenges and areas for error for seasoned wrongful death lawyers. What follows is a guide for both groups to understand as much as possible about the…

truck accident

As experienced truck accident lawyers, we are aware of the legal distinctions and differences in the way that truck crashes are handled versus typical car accident cases. However, it might surprise those who have never been involved in a personal injury case involving a truck crash that these types of collisions…

auto accident damage

We discuss in a separate article all the categories of damages an injury victim can pursue in a personal injury case. One of those categories that warrants a more in-depth discussion is the pursuit of punitive damages. Not all cases will allow for punitive damages and even if you can…

taking photo of car accident damage

When it comes to car accidents, the vast majority of the attention given by first responders, insurance companies, law firms, and others involved is to any personal injuries arising out of the accident. Fortunately, not all accidents involve personal injuries, but virtually all accidents involve some degree of property damage…

worker injured on the job

Accidental amputations are never minor accidents. Losing a digit or part of a limb is almost always life changing, and the healing and recuperation can require many painful months. Even in cases where the amputee is able to return to work, there is no guarantee that he or she will be as…

car accident

We find that many individuals who call us for help with serious injuries sustained after an auto accident do not realize that there are potentially more sources of insurance coverage than just the at-fault driver’s automobile policy. This is a good thing because more often than not, we see car…

doctor bandaging patient's leg

Be careful! Many personal injury lawyers would have you believe that every injury victim will receive compensation for their injuries and losses. If that were true, there probably wouldn’t be a need for personal injury attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia, or anywhere else. The truth of the matter is that lawyers are often…

social media

In this technological age, it is common to regularly post on social media platforms regarding our activities and other aspects of our lives. Profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and similar social media sites proudly display photos and status updates of our experiences and opinions. However, these social media posts can…

motorcycle accident

What is the Georgia Helmet Law For Motorcyclists? As a motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta, I can tell you that Georgia law requires all operators of motorcycles and those riding on a motorcycle to wear a regulation compliant helmet at all times while the motorcycle is moving. Under the law, a…

car accident compensation

If you are injured in a car wreck caused by another driver, you will likely find yourself with a wide range of bills and out of pocket costs. Your vehicle will need repairs, you may have to rent a car in the interim, you will have medical bills and prescription…

car accident

Our Atlanta car accident attorneys have handled hundreds of motor vehicle cases during their careers and as a result, we know that everyone has questions after being injured in a wreck. Below, the nationally recognized trial lawyers at Spaulding Injury Law answer several of the most frequently asked questions by clients after…

making phone call after car accident

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, that driver’s insurance company is required to compensate you for injuries caused by its driver’s negligence. What many people do not know and what insurance companies will not tell you is exactly how much an insurance…

centennial olympic park

If you have ever been to Georgia, you know how beautiful the great outdoors can be across the state. Georgia has so many natural resources and remains one of the best places to hike and camp in the nation. It may not surprise you to learn that there are more…

pothole in road

If you live in Atlanta, Georgia, you are no stranger to dangerous highways. Although the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is doing their best to make these roads safer, it will take time. The following highways are some of the most hazardous in the state of Georgia, and we urge you…

police do not cross

Like most other states, Georgia is considered an “at fault” state. This means that the person found to be at fault in an automobile accident is the one whose insurance company pays for everything. Some states are “no-fault” states. In those states, your insurance will pay for all the damage,…

motorcycle accident

When you have a “fender bender” in Georgia, and it seems like nobody is hurt and there’s minimal cosmetic damage, you may be tempted to skip waiting around for the police to show up. However, our car accident attorneys believe it’s worth the wait to get an official document completed at the…

gavel and stethoscope

If you have an injury, you may be wondering if you should get a personal injury lawyer and file a personal injury claim. This article includes some of the most common personal injuries that claims are filed for, and then you can decide whether to contact a personal injury attorney if your injury is…

two business colleagues shaking hands

Atlanta is a significant player in the world of commerce. There are many reasons why this city is becoming one of the most popular places to live in the United States. Atlanta has a state of the art airport, which makes travel and commerce easier and more obtainable. The famous…

taxi

Ride-sharing and car service company Uber is quickly being the preferred method to taxi cabs in Atlanta, as well as in 300 cities across the world. Uber is known as reliable and convenient, as it connects you with drivers in your area via a mobile app, shows you their exact…

cement truck

Earlier this year, a cement mixer truck rolled over at an intersection in Atlanta, landing on a Lexus driven by a 22-year-old man and on the hood of the Mercedes driven by former mayor and current United Nations ambassador Andrew Young. Despite the 70,000-pound cement mixing trailer crushing their vehicles,…

commerical truck

Truck driver error is the most common cause1 of collisions involving large commercial trucks in the United States, according to our truck accident attorneys. When you think of driver errors, you likely think of texting and driving, drunk driving, speeding, and similar acts. But, our truck accident lawyers find that one type of driver…