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Category: Car Accidents

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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…

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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…

Best Car Seat for avoiding Car Accidents in Atlanta

As parents, we want to protect our children in every situation. Unfortunately, even the everyday, the average car ride can pose a significant danger if your child is not safely secured in the right car seat. At Spaulding Injury Law, we know how many options there are out there for…

rear end collision

Why It’s So Important To Pay Attention To The Limitation As Alpharetta car accident lawyers we must tell you that the statute of limitations is by far the most important deadline to know and keep in mind in the pursuit of your claims arising out of a car accident in Atlanta…

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…

car accident flipped car

How to Get A Police Report After A Car Accident in Lawrenceville It’s important to report an accident to a police officer that comes to the scene and creates a report containing the details of the crash. As a car accident law firm in Lawrenceville, we can tell you that there…

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…

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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,…

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…

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…

mechanic

Cumming, Georgia is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The position of the area makes it a popular location for certain trades. Automobile repairs fall into that category. In Cumming, you will find all the big-name shops like Firestone, Goodyear, Tires Plus, Safelite Auto Glass, Aamco Total Care, and so on….

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 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…

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 Theodore Spaulding explains what steps are needed to obtain the police report after a motor vehicle accident in Georgia.  How to obtain the police report after a car accident? Hi, I’m, Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer, I’m the founder here at Spaulding…

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…

Ford Mustang in Hiawassee car show

Hiawassee is home to the NE Georgia Mustang Club’s 49th Annual Mustang Car Show from September 23 to September 24 this year, and it is a great opportunity to enjoy some truly spectacular Mustangs in all their glory. These cherry vehicles come with hefty price tags, and even minor 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

taking photo of car accident

After you’ve purchased and paid for an auto insurance policy, what can you do if you file an auto insurance claim and that claim is unfairly denied? Georgia state law offers considerable protection to auto insurance policyholders and to third parties who may also be covered by some auto insurance…

Arm injury caused by a car accident

The impact of a car accident can leave you with any number of serious injuries, including arm injuries, which tend to be exceptionally challenging. Even if your arm injury is relatively minor, it can leave you out of commission for a considerable amount of time while it goes through the…

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…

surgery room

The immense impact of car accidents makes them exceptionally dangerous, and many of the injuries sustained by car accident victims require surgery and extensive follow-up care, which can make the recovery period that much more challenging. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, it’s time to consult with an experienced…

Car seat on the backseat of a car in Georgia

Being in a car accident can impact your life in many ways, and when a child is involved, the potential for tragic injury or death is even more terrifying. To protect children from harm, states have enacted car seat laws. Some children are too small to be properly protected by…

Man driving without a Georgia driving license

One requirement to operate a motor vehicle in Georgia is to have a valid driver’s license. If a driver operates without a license, they can face criminal charges in some situations, as well as civil liability for any accidents they cause.  If you suffered injuries in an accident because someone…

Woman having a headache after a car accident in Georgia

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone or something else, you are entitled to compensation for all costs associated with your injuries. These costs include not only short-term bills like the emergency room and car repairs, but also long-term changes to your health, ability to…

A child injured at his school

The start of the school month is a hectic time for many households in Atlanta. Parents will need to juggle work and other obligations with a demanding school schedule, homework, extracurricular activities, and more. It can be easy to forget to go over important safety tips and accident risks with…

Insurance adjuster collecting information

Collecting compensation for your damages after a car accident begins with a claim to the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident. To file this claim, you will need their insurance information, and they will likely want yours. Georgia law requires that every driver have a minimum level…

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…

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…

Driving with the Seat Laid Back

Some drivers like to recline way back when they drive. Sometimes, it’s a matter of comfort or driving style, and the younger the driver, the more likely they are to push the limits on the seat’s recline function. The fact is, however, that this is not only a phenomenally bad…