The heart of Georgia and the soul of Cobb County, Atlanta is an eventful city. Unfortunately, not all events have positive outcomes. Some involve negligence or wrongdoing and result in injuries. Many of their victims turn to our accident and injury attorneys for help.
At Schneider Hammers, we have made it our mission to protect and help the injured. We know how confusing and traumatizing accidents that lead to injuries can be. We also know that the parties at fault only care about getting away without paying or paying less. It seems only fair to ruin their plans and bring justice to those who deserve it.
How we do that depends on the case circumstances. Many of our cases start with the free consultations we offer to anyone needing legal advice. Upon receiving the answers and information they need, many clients decide to entrust us with their case. Once they sign the power of attorney, we take over all the hassles and update our clients on the progress.
Some cases require in-depth investigations to uncover the necessary evidence. In other cases, the evidence is already available, but it takes an experienced eye to organize it. There are also cases when our clients come to us with settlement offers, unsure if they are worth accepting. Our accident and injury lawyers always consider all facts and factors before providing an answer.
If you were injured and you would like a detailed assessment of your case, get in touch. We are available by phone, live chat and email, and ready to schedule your first consultation. The information and advice you receive during it are all free, so you have nothing to lose. Reach out to us as soon as possible so we may start working on your case.
If you are not sure we handle cases like yours, take a leap of faith! With years of experience in the field and hundreds of cases handled, our attorneys have seen everything. They handle all types of cases. You will find a brief description of the most common ones below.
Case Types Our Atlanta Accident and Injury Lawyers Handle
1. Car Accidents
Every year, more and more traffic accidents occur in Fulton County. At least this had been the trend since 2012, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2016, there were close to 61,000 crashes, and nearly 13,000 injuries. Most of them occurred in Atlanta and its suburbs. Quite a few of their victims reached out to our car accident lawyers for help.
One of the first things our attorneys explain to our clients arethe accident scene dos and don’ts. We recommend stopping at the scene and undergoing a medical exam. We always highlight the importanceof gathering information and evidence. The only things we do not recommend are aggressive behavior and early settlements. To avoid mistakes, it helps to have an accident injury lawyer present at the scene.
2. Truck Accidents
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety estimates that nearly 30% of Georgia accidents involve large trucks. The percentage is probably higher in the Atlanta Metro area. Forced to drive for long hours to meet delivery schedules, many truck drivers fall asleep at the wheel. Others are simply reckless.
No wonder the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration admits that truck drivers are often at fault. Statistics say they are responsible for more than 50% of their accidents. An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer will find a way to prove their liability. They may check the delivery schedule, analyze their route, and request a technical expertise of the truck. One thing is for certain: they will obtain the compensation their client deserves.
3. Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents resulted in 15 fatalities in Fulton County in 2016, the highest number since 2012. They also resulted in hundreds of injuries and brought about economic and non-economic damages. Motorcycle accident victims have the right to seek compensation from the party at fault.
However, very few obtain a fair compensation without the help of a motorcycle accident lawyer. At Schneider Hammers, our accident and injury lawyers are always ready to listen and help. Some of them are motorcyclists themselves. They treat every case as if their own lives and finances were at stake.
4. Bicycle Accidents
Riding a bicycle can be dangerous in Atlanta. Very crowded and not all foreseen with bicycle paths, the streets in this city are a challenge for everyone. The noise, the busy traffic, and the numerous distractions make yielding and receiving right of way impossible.
However, all traffic participants need to obey traffic laws. When they disobey them and accidents occur, they should bear the consequences. This usually means compensating their victims for their losses. In many cases, insurance coverage steps in and insurers take over. To figure out their situation, all victims should consider working with an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer.
- Workers’ Compensation
Working in a crowded and polluted city like Atlanta is a health hazard by itself. When employers neglect their duties towards their employees, things get even worse. Those who notice dangerous workplace conditions can contact the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. For those incurring workplace injuries, a workers’ compensation lawyer can be of more help.
At Schneider Hammers, we have been supporting Atlanta’s working force for years. We defend their interests when employers’ retaliate against them. We claim workers’ compensation benefits when they do not receive them. We even negotiate lump sum payments for those who prefer this alternative.
6. Uber Accidents
Although transportation network companies are quite popular in Atlanta, they are not necessarily safe. Uber drivers are often young and inexperienced or exhausted from other jobs and unable to focus on the road.
When they cause accidents, proving their liability is not easy. Neither is getting any compensation from the rideshare company. Their insurance coverage depends on the drivers’ status in the app,and proving it is difficult. It is a job for the most experienced Uber accident attorneys in Atlanta.
7. Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common in Atlanta. People slip and lose their balance all the time. Some fall and get injured. Unfortunately, few know that if they fall due to someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, they can seek compensation.
Property owners and managers have a duty to remove them, but few actually do. To obtain compensation from them, the slip-and-fall victims will have to prove several aspects. The owner’s awareness of the danger and failure to warn about it or eliminate it are the most important. At Schneider Hammers, our Atlanta accident and injury lawyers have their own infallible methods.
8. Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when one person dies to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. Georgia Code Title 51 Chapter 4 regulates these cases. It entitles the deceased’s family and estate representative to compensation for their loss. However, obtaining the compensation is not easy. The claimants need to prove the liability of the defendant, as well as all the losses they incurred.
They also need to prove their eligibility to claim the compensation, and the law is very specific. To avoid mistakes, delays, and unnecessary hassles, it is best to work with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney. You will find some of the best accident and injury lawyers at Schneider Hammers.
9. Premises Liability
Property owners and managers are responsible for keeping their property safe. When that is not possible, they should at least warn about potential dangers. If they fail, they will be responsible for any injuries someone incurs on their property. Of course, their liability will depend on the status of the injured person.
The property owner’s liability is almost certain when the victim is an invitee. It is debatable, to say the least when the victim is a licensee. In the case of trespassers, property owners may only answer for injuries to children and intentional harm. To find out what these cases entail, it is best to consult an experienced premises liability lawyer.
10. Medical Malpractice
Let’s say you are a patient in a hospital in Atlanta. Without checking with you or your physician, the staff gives you a drug you are allergic to. Your condition aggravates and you end up needing very expensive treatments. The healthcare provider who prescribed the drug should answer for their mistake. They should compensate your losses and your pain.
However, you will need an expert’s affidavit to prove their mistake. You will also need evidence for all the expenses you incurred. Such evidence is difficult to obtain for someone in recovery. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will find ways to obtain it in no time.
11. Nursing Home Abuse
The decision to leave a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. Finding your loved one mistreated and abused often makes you feel guilty. In reality, the guilt belongs to the nursing home employees who fail to do their job. It also belongs to the institution’s management for allowing such behavior on their premises.
An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can prove all that and more. They will use video cameras, witnesses, and medical reports to support their case. They will make sure their client never again falls victim to abuse or neglect. Whenever you suspect nursing home abuse, reach out to our accident and injury lawyers. They will be ready to help out.
12. Pedestrian Accidents
Many Atlanta residents choose to walk to work or to the nearest store for the exercise. Some want to enjoy the sun and the scenery. No one imagines that a car will hit them the next second and change or end their life forever. Unfortunately, it does happen. In Fulton County, pedestrian accidents account for over 40 deaths annually. The number of injuries is much higher.
The best option for pedestrian accident victims is to consult an attorney. At Schneider Hammers, our Atlanta accident and injury lawyers for pedestrians knows pedestrian traffic laws. They will easily identify the party at fault and prove their liability. They will handle all formalities and obtain the compensation their client deserves.
13. Burn Injuries
We see fires, explosions, and injuries on TV every day. However, they seem like a distant occurrence. We refuse to accept they can happen to usntil they do and we realize they were preventable. We cannot turn back time or snap our fingers to heal burn injuries. Sometimes, we cannot even alleviate the pain. But we can and should hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
The best way to do that is through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. An Atlanta burn injury lawyer can analyze the case details and recommend the best solution. With their help, burn injury victims can hope to obtain a fair compensation. Besides the obvious medical expenses, it should also cover pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
Contact the Atlanta Injury Attorneys at Schneider Hammers for a Free Consultation
Did you incur injuries in an accident or due to someone’s negligence? You may be entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. You may be able to recover medical expenses, lost earnings and income capacity, pain and suffering, and more. The answer will depend on your case details, on how the injuries occurred and what evidence you have.
You can find out what your rights and options are by discussing your case with our personal injury lawyers. At Schneider Hammers, we provide free case reviews, so you will not even have to pay for the consultation. You do have to schedule it early, as our accident and injury lawyers are quite busy.
Call (678)-846-6900 or fill in the online contact form to schedule your free consultation! It is all you need to do in order to receive personalized advice and answers to all your questions. If you like what you hear and you decide to hire us, we will work hard to get you a fair compensation. If not, you can try your luck on your own. We look forward to your call or email!