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Category: Car Accidents

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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…

What Can Cause Driver Fatigue?

Of all the kinds of driver negligence possible, driver fatigue is one of the riskiest because it often goes undetected. Unfortunately, fatigue behind the wheel can mimic the impairment experienced by drunk drivers and is, therefore, exceptionally dangerous. If a drowsy driver leaves you injured in a traffic accident, don’t…

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,…

What Happens After a Drunk Driving Car Accident?

The State of Georgia has strict laws against driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol due to the extreme safety risks of drunk driving. While you might hear about drunk drivers injuring others, you might not imagine that this type of accident could happen to you. However, if you are…

What Happens After a Drunk Driving Car Accident?

The State of Georgia has strict laws against driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol due to the extreme safety risks of drunk driving. While you might hear about drunk drivers injuring others, you might not imagine that this type of accident could happen to you. However, if you are…

If you are injured in a car accident, the last thing you should have to worry about is insurance rates going up after the accident. However, even a minor car accident can have a lasting impact on your car insurance costs. Forbes recently dove into this issue and the findings…

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Construction is an extremely dangerous profession. Workers regularly suffer injuries in a variety of accidents, including electrocutions, falls, and much more. Workers who work in road construction have even more risks to deal with every day. In turn, the workers are also at risk of causing injury to others who…

In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding explains whether or not car accident settlements are taxable in the state of Georgia.  Are car accident settlements, taxable? Hi, I’m Ted Spaulding, an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer, and the founder here at Spaulding Injury Law. So, this is a question obviously that…

In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding explains how Spaulding Injury Law personally assists victims of car accidents in Georgia.  Welcome to the Spaulding Injury Law website. Thank you for coming. I hope you learn more about your car accident case and more about our firm, our attorneys, our staff, and…

IIHS Dubs Rear Automatic Braking as a “Standout Feature” in Research on the Impact of Crash Avoidance Technology Systems. In its latest tech roundup, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave props to rear automatic braking for its effectiveness in reducing the severity and frequency of reverse rear-end accidents….

What Is My Car Accident Claim Worth

In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding details how to value a car accident claim in Georgia and the varying factors involved. He also explains how an experienced car accident lawyer can assist in your case.  What is my car accident claim worth? Keep watching this video to find out the…

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…

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…

New car safety features are reducing the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on roadways throughout the United States. Many of these safety features incorporate new technologies that were unheard of even a few years ago. Four of the top new technologies that are helping to set the standard for…

Injured woman feeling bad after a car accident

It’s important to see a doctor immediately after you’ve been in a car accident – even if you don’t think at first that you’ve been seriously injured. Your doctor can perform a full examination and help you get on the road to recovery as soon as possible. They can also…

car accident with gavel

There are a lot of different variables that go into recovering from a car accident. Immediately, both sides often go into investigation mode. Not always, as the other party can admit that they were at fault for the accident. This isn’t as common, as no one wants to admit that…

car accident

Car accidents happen all the time in our country. It doesn’t take much for someone to be negligent while they’re driving. That means you can be the best and safest driver with no history of accidents, but it can still happen. You can’t control how other drivers behave on the…

driving offroad

Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow more and more popular, especially in urban areas. They are simple, convenient and cost-effective ways for individuals to find their way from place to place and around big cities, and they are easy alternatives to transportation like buses and taxis. But…

car accident

If you are involved in a traffic collision, and if you file a property damage claim to have your vehicle repaired, you may be leaving money on the table. This is a where an Atlanta car accident law firm can help. In the state of Georgia, if your vehicle is damaged after…

car accident damage

Is Georgia a “no-fault auto accident” state? What exactly is the difference between a “fault” state and a no-fault state? What kind of automobile insurance are drivers required to carry in Georgia? And what are your rights if you are injured in a traffic crash in this state because another…

drivers arguing after crash

No one ever plans to be in a car accident. Because being involved in a car accident in Atlanta is such an unexpected and stressful event, it is important to know in advance what you should do at the scene and afterward to provide your attorney with the best possible…

car accident damage

If another driver has crashed into and totaled a vehicle that you were driving on a Georgia street or highway, an auto insurer will make a settlement offer for the total loss. What will you be offered for a vehicle that is a complete loss? Can an Atlanta car accident law…

car on dirt road

In 2015, more than 385,000 traffic accidents – over a thousand crashes a day – were reported in the state of Georgia, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. More than 19,000 people sustained serious injuries in those crashes, and more than 1,400 sustained fatal injuries. With those disconcerting…

businessman showing car key

Getting into a car accident is always inconvenient. Sometimes, though, it can cause real financial concerns. If you are in a car accident, and the insurance company totals your car, will the settlement be enough to pay the balance of your car note off? Let our car accident attorneys explain some different…

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…

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…