Last updated 10 months ago
Slip and fall accidents refer to injuries that people sustain by slipping, tripping, or falling because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. In order for a property owner to be responsible for a slip and fall accident victim’s injuries, the owner or an employee must have caused the hazard, the owner or an employee must have known a danger existed, or the owner or employee should have reasonably known that there was a hazard on the property. If one of these conditions is true, then the accident victim may be entitled to compensation for his or her injuries.
Sometimes head injuries are minor bumps on the skull, while at other times they result in serious brain damage. Some of the most common types of head injuries in slip and fall cases include concussions, scalp wounds, and skull fractures. The force of impact during a slip and fall accident can cause internal bleeding in the brain tissue or in the areas surrounding the brain. Symptoms of head injury following a slip and fall accident include headache, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
Spinal cord injuries
People who sustain serious head injuries during a slip and fall accident are likely to also experience spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries include any damages to the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Injury to the delicate spinal tissue or nerves can result in difficulty feeling sensations or moving various body parts.
Muscle and ligament injuries
When someone falls, he or she may inadvertently twist in an unnatural direction. This can force a muscle or ligament—especially in the ankle—to twist out of its normal position. As a result, slip and fall victims may experience pain and inflammation in the strained muscle or ligament site.
If you experience any signs and symptoms of injury following a slip and fall accident, schedule a meeting with Richard D. Hobbs & Associates. You can reach our Fayetteville, Georgia office by calling (678) 619-4035. When you call during regular business hours, there will always be a live person available to address your concerns.
Last updated 10 months ago
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or electronic devices at any given daylight moment across America. Texting while driving is an incredibly dangerous behavior because it takes a driver’s eyes and attention off of the road. As a result, texting while driving is playing an increasing role in auto accident scenes across the country.
To address the texting while driving epidemic, Android has created the TextArrest app. This GPS-enabled app detects movement when a car is driving, temporarily suspending the texting feature on the cell phone. As a result, the TextArrest app helps keep the roadways safe by preventing drivers from texting while driving.
If you have been involved in an auto accident in Fayetteville, Richard D. Hobbs & Associates can help. You can reach our office by calling (678) 619-4035.
Last updated 10 months ago
Even though a car accident itself is a traumatic event, in many cases the most difficult part of dealing with an accident comes well after the incident. For many auto accident victims, recovering means taking care of both medical and legal issues. Fortunately, there are some steps accident victims can take to make the recovery process is as smooth as possible.
The first thing you need to do following an accident is to quickly pull to the side of the road. Once you and the other driver are safe from future harm, you need to get the other driver’s name, address, insurance provider, and license plate number. This is also a good time to write down any details of the accident before you forget. For example, you should note the street you were driving on, the direction you were going, and what you were doing right before the crash.
File a claim
Chances are a claims adjustor will immediately contact you once you file an auto accident claim. Instead of dealing with the stress of negotiating with the claims adjustor or trying to settle your case on your own, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer is familiar with personal injury laws in your state, so he or she can ensure that you are not taken advantage of by the claims adjustor.
Focus on healing
As your personal injury negotiates fair compensation on your behalf, you can focus on healing both physically and emotionally from the auto accident. Depending on the severity of your injuries, it may be a while before you can return to work. Instead of spending this time negotiating with claims adjusters or worrying about the cost of your injuries, you can spend this time getting the physical therapy or emotional support you need to move on.
Richard D. Hobbs & Associates is an auto accident law firm in Fayetteville, Georgia that focuses exclusively on personal injury claims. Each of our clients meets with an attorney and our office answers the phone seven days a week. You can schedule a consultation by dialing (678) 619-4035.
Last updated 11 months ago
Each year, millions of people go to the hospital with injuries sustained from a slip and fall accident. Slippery tiles, loose rugs, or missed steps can instantly translate into a serious accident. As personal injury attorneys can attest, however, many more slip and fall accidents happen in other locales and under dangerous circumstances. The following article explains what you should know if you become the victim of a slip and fall accident.
Where They Can Occur
Consider the amount of time you spend outside your home, virtually any location can present a slip and fall danger. Freshly waxed department store floors and ill-maintained workplace stairs can cause a person to slip. A sidewalk inadequately cleaned of sand, water, or ice can lead to a fall. A living room with toys strewn all over the floor can prompt someone to trip as well.
What Injuries Can Result
Countless individuals suffer arm breaks, hip fractures, and other broken bones from slip and fall accidents every year. A particularly violent fall may also produce a concussion. Depending on the nature of the incident, a person may even incur internal bleeding if they fall upon a rigid object.
How an Injury Attorney Can Help
Even minor slip and fall accidents may produce injuries significant enough to warrant time in the hospital and days off work. Both circumstances can lead to financial stress. An injury attorney can help slip and fall victims determine if someone else’s negligence was to blame for their accident. If negligence is evident, an attorney can present a case that seeks compensation for their client’s financial obligations and other considerations. While no payment may be able to fully assuage the pain and suffering that often accompany a slip and fall injury, it can protect the victim from unnecessarily enduring future financial woes due to it.
Have you sustained a slip and fall injury in the Fayetteville, Georgia area? If so, let the legal team at Richard D. Hobbs & Associates help you attain rightful compensation for it. To set up an initial consultation with an injury lawyer, call our Fayetteville office at (678) 619-4035.
Last updated 11 months ago
Has an auto accident left you with mounting repair bills and painful injuries? If you were involved in a collision with a negligent party, you have the right to seek financial damages for the costs incurred from your incident. Only with the help of a legal expert can you obtain a settlement that is fair to your needs and sufficient for your financial obligations. Selecting a Fayetteville auto accident attorney is a process that requires careful consideration, as you are putting both your trust and wellbeing into his hands.
The legal field encompasses a wide range of specialties. A lawyer may have experience dealing with contractual law, personal injury law, or another area of expertise. If you wish to file for personal injury damages, it’s in your best interests to choose a lawyer who has a background in this subject matter.
Whether or not an attorney has experience dealing with car accident cases, be sure to do your research to make sure that he has been successful in helping others receive fair compensation. Specifically, ask if he has handled cases similar to your own and won them. If possible, request testimonial information to confirm that other clients came away from their experience happy with the results of their proceedings.
When pursuing a personal injury case, you likely have at stake substantial financial considerations that will be determined by the outcome of the proceedings. That’s why you should hire an auto accident attorney only after he has thoroughly discussed both what you pay him for his services and what damages you can anticipate.
Richard D. Hobbs & Associates make it a priority to have a live voice on the other end of the line every time someone contacts our office. That’s why we encourage individuals in Fayetteville and the surrounding communities to contact us with their legal questions. Call (678) 619-4035 for more information about our legal services.