The real estate industry rates Mableton as one of the most diverse places to live in. They also rank it among the best suburbs to buy a home in. You would think this makes it a safe and peaceful area, with few to no accidents and injuries. It may be safer and quieter than Atlanta, but our personal injury attorneys in Mableton, GA always receive new cases.
Some of our clients have no idea what their rights are and how to pursue them. Others do not fully understand the laws applicable to their case and need clarifications. We also have clients who know their rights and the implications of their case but want to avoid the hassle.
We adjust our services to the needs of our clients. Our accident and injury lawyers do everything necessary to secure the compensation our clients deserve. That could mean conducting detailed investigations and moving mountains of paperwork. It may also mean participating in challenging court trials or endless insurance claim negotiations. We will do whatever it takes to protect our clients’ rights and interests.
If you were injured in an accident or as a result of another party’s negligence, we can help you too. We will review your case for free, answer your questions, and help you figure out your options. Since the first consultation is always free, you really have nothing to lose. You can get in touch with our Mableton personal injury lawyers today.
Our team is formed of several knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated attorneys. This increases your chances of finding the advice and assistance you need, no matter your case details. At Schneider Hammers, we handle all types of catastrophic injuries, including the ones in the list below.
If your case does not fit in any of the categories below it does not mean we cannot help you. It just means you need to schedule the FREE consultation to obtain more information. Here are some of the types of cases and practice areas we handle on a regular basis.
Common Types of Cases Our Mableton Injury Lawyers Handle
Motor vehicle accidents are by far the most common source of personal injury litigation throughout the state of Georgia, especially when they involve a careless or reckless driver striking a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcycle rider. However, car wrecks are far from the only type of incident that a seasoned personal injury attorney could help seek civil recovery for. Any time someone else acts negligently and causes harm as a direct result, there may be grounds for a civil lawsuit and ensuing financial recovery.
Throughout the last couple of years, the number of traffic accidents has increased considerably. Nearly 35,000 collisions occurred in 2016 alone, and approximately 25% of them resulted in injuries. I-78 seems to be the most dangerous road in the area. However, quite a few collisions occur on the small and crowded streets downtown.
State laws protect accident victims by enabling them to seek compensation for their injuries. However, the burden of proof falls on the claimant and proving accident liability is not easy. The policemen investigating accidents do not really care about the legal implications of their report. That is why our team always conducts their own investigations and gather additional evidence.
Although Mableton sees less heavy traffic than other suburbs, truck accidents still happen. Many of them are caused by drowsy or distracted drivers. Sometimes, the fault belongs to the trucking companies who try to cut down maintenance costs. Truck repair companies and part suppliers may be at fault as well.
To determine and prove accident liability, we perform thorough investigations. We check the driver’s schedule and driving records, and we inspect the truck for defects. We know the rules and regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration by heart. This means we can eventually uncover how accidents occurred and who was responsible.
Motorcycle accidents account for nearly 10% of the traffic fatalities in Cobb County. They also cause some of the most serious injuries. Sometimes, the motorcyclists cause the accident by taking over vehicles in their own lane. They often ride more than two abreast, speed, or neglect to yield right of way. However, more often than not, they are the victims and the ones who incur the highest losses.
Many drivers still ignore their presence and rights in traffic, performing dangerous maneuvers. Our team of accident attorneys includes experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. Upon analyzing the details of a case, they will easily identify the party at fault. If given a chance, they will prove their findings and obtain fair compensation for their client.
There are few bicycle accidents in Mableton, at least fewer than in other areas of Cobb County. However, when they do occur, their consequences are often devastating. They cause severe injuries, even disability, or, worse, death. Our lawyers have made it their mission to defend bicyclists and help them recover their losses.
To succeed, they use any resources and clues they have available. They often turn to traffic recordings, witnesses, experts, accident reconstructions, and similar cases. They investigate, analyze, and investigate some more to prove their client’s case. They only stop when they see their client fully compensated for their losses and suffering.
In Mableton, not all employers realize the importance of workplace health and safety. Our workers’ comp team has discovered this the hard way. We have seen people injured by malfunctioning equipment or by negligent, untrained colleagues. We have also seen employers allow dangerous workplace conditions and inadequate equipment.
We believe all employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. When that does not happen, we make sure they receive compensation for any harm caused to them. Sometimes, a complaint with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation is all it takes. Other times, the negotiations take months or even end in court. What matters is that our clients receive all the benefits the law entitles them to.
Advertised as safe and affordable, rideshare services are not always what they claim to be. Due to a lack of personnel, Uber often accepts inexperienced drivers. When these cause accidents, their huge insurance companies’ coverage should step in. However, an injured passenger battling an army of experienced accident lawyers does not stand a chance.
It takes experienced and dedicated Uber accident attorneys like ours to even the odds. At Schneider Hammers, we do not care who we have to fight to defend our clients’ interests. We work hard, conduct investigations, complete paperwork, follow formalities, and go to court if we have to. We only rest when we see the money in our clients’ hands or bank account.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When people cross the threshold of a shopping center, they do not expect to get injured. Unfortunately, it happens quite often. The exact location does not really matter. It could be Mableton Crossing, Ragan Plaza, Lithia Springs, or Mableton Crossing. What matters is whether their injury occurred due to someone’s negligence.
A wet floor, a water leak, or a liquid spill can qualify as negligence. Anyone slipping and falling in such conditions may be entitled to compensation. Of course, they will need to prove the conditions that led to their fall. They should also expect the defendant to blame them for the fall. It is a common strategy to save money. Luckily, our team has its own strategies to counteract such accusations.
Wrongful death occurs when one person loses their life due to another person or entity’s actions. Those actions can be negligent or intentional. They may cause death directly or severe injuries that become fatal. When that happens, the party at fault should compensate the deceased’s family and/or estate for their losses.
Unfortunately, wrongful death claims are extremely painful and complicated. The claimants are the ones who need to prove how the wrongful death occurred. This means reliving their loss and following procedures and formalities they know nothing about. Working with an experienced Mableton wrongful death lawyer is the best way to avoid hassles.
Under premises liability law, property owners or managers have the duty to keep their property safe. If they cannot eliminate dangerous conditions, they should at least warn visitors about their existence. Dog bites, slip and falls, falling object injuries, and construction site accidents fall under this law. Depending on whether they are invitees, licensees, or trespassers, victims have different rights.
Those who incurred injuries on someone else’s property should consult a Mableton premises liability lawyer. This way, they will find out exactly what their rights and options are and how to pursue them. Our accident and injury lawyers in Mableton have handled numerous premises liability. They gladly advise and represent injured victims in need of their services.
Sometimes, patients receive the wrong treatment or inadequate care. Healthcare providers make mistakes that negatively affect their patients’ health and well-being. When it happens, the patients have the right to seek compensation. It goes without saying that they will need to prove the medical malpractice. For this purpose, they will need to supply an expert’s affidavit.
Experienced attorneys are able to recognize medical errors from a distance. They have their own lists of experts they can consult their own investigation methods. With one of them on your side, it does not matter if you are suing a doctor, a nurse, or the hospital. You’ll find some of the most experienced and dedicated lawyers in Mableton at Schneider Hammers.
Nursing Home Abuse
When instead of care and comfort elders receive neglect and abuse, it is important to take action. One goal is to prevent the party at fault from harming others. Another one is to compensate for the suffering of the abused victim. No matter the case details, nursing home abuse lawyers can help.
At Schneider Hammers, our attorneys are well trained in recognizing and proving nursing home abuse. They have defended the rights and dignity of many elders in our community. With their help, abused seniors and their loved ones can regain their comfort and peace of mind. They can also receive compensation for the physical and emotional torment they endured.
Not even crossing the street through marked areas is safe these days. Pedestrian accidents happen when you expect them the least. Pedestrians are the most exposed to injuries. On foot, with no cars, airbags, or helmets to protect them, they are the most vulnerable traffic participants. When their injuries are due to another party’s negligence, they should recover their losses.
Unfortunately, having the right to compensation and actually obtaining it are different things. Georgia laws guarantee the right. However, the compensation often depends on the skills of the pedestrian accident lawyer claiming it. Luckily, at Schneider Hammers, we have experienced and dedicated attorneys who always succeed in all types of personal injury cases.
Burn injuries are among the most dangerous and difficult to get over. They are extremely painful, and their treatment often involves invasive procedures. In many cases, they leave deep permanent scars. Putting a price on those scars and the hurt of the person bearing them is impossible.
Establishing Liability While Avoiding Personal Fault
In order to hold someone else liable for their personal injury, you would need to name the at-fault party as a defendant in a civil claim and then prove the defendant was legally negligent. In practice, this means demonstrating that the defendant breached a legal duty they owed to you and, as a direct result of doing so, caused an accident that led to compensable losses.
Importantly, defendants are not the only parties who can bear liability for accidents. If a court determines based on arguments by a defendant or at their own discretion that you bear partial liability for your own injuries, Official Code of Georgia § 51-12-33 gives that court the right to restrict recoverable compensation proportionate to the your degree of fault or—if you are 50 percent or more to blame—prevent you from recovering anything at all.
Accordingly, one of the most critical roles that lawyers play personal injury claims is contesting accusations of comparative fault on your behalf and working to instead prove liability on the part of the defendant. Seasoned legal counsel could also make sure you file their case within the two-year statutory filing deadline set by O.C.G.A. §9-3-33.
Get in Touch with a Mableton Personal Injury Attorney Today
It is understandable to be upset about your poor luck and unsure of what your options are after a serious accident, especially if that accident leaves you with long-term or permanent injuries. You do have legal options after this kind of incident, but you may have trouble using them in an effective and timely manner without guidance from a legal professional.
Retaining a skilled Mableton personal injury lawyer is often the first and most important step to successfully pursuing civil litigation. Call today to find out how a dedicated attorney could help with your case.
However, those responsible for the injuries have to pay. Also, the victim deserves compensation for their expenses and suffering. That is what motivates our Mableton injury lawyers. Each case is a chance to discourage negligence for one party and bring comfort and justice to the other one. If you have been injured, call us today.