Athens Personal Injury Attorneys

When accidents happen in Athens, the Weinstein Firm is here to help

After a serious injury accident in Athens, it's hard to know what to do to help injured people and their families. Most people have never been in a collision before, and they are shocked at how difficult it is to move forward while recovering from injuries, losing income from lost work, and dealing with medical appointments and bills. The stress on family members can be extreme.

Since the Weinstein Firm injury attorneys have vast experience helping accident victims, we wanted to provide information for injured people and their families as they move toward recovery.

A bit about Athens and resources available after an accident

Athens is actually Athens-Clarke County, a consolidated city-county form of government with one governing body. Athens is the home of the University of Georgia, and is also home to a growing number of tech companies including including Docebo, Roundsphere, Cogent Education, Partner Software, Peachtree Medical Billing, and Digital Insight.

The Athens first responders reduce the damage caused by accidents

The Athens Police Department will take charge of the scene when the crash occurs within the city limits, and will create a traffic collision report. 

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department responds when an accident happens in the county.

The Athens Fire and EMS Department provides immediate help for injured victims. After an accident, many crash survivors want to reach out and thank their first responders for their help. You should – they save lives, and they are awesome.

Healthcare providers in Athens take charge after an injury accident

Often the first post-crash experience for an injured person is being treated at one of Athens nearby hospitals which include St. Mary's Hospital. Contact them to get copies of medical records and bills after treatment.

The Athens Courts help accident victims deal with the civil, criminal, and legal aspects of a crash

The Athens Municipal Court typically has authority over minor criminal matters, traffic tickets, and civil lawsuits where a small amount of money is involved. The Clarke County Superior Court handles felony cases and civil cases involving larger amounts of money.

Drunk-driving accidents are a common cause of injury in AThens

We hear every day from people injured in drunk-driving and drugged-driving crashes. We admire the work that Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is doing to reduce and prevent these collisions. Here's a link to the MADD Georgia site which provides great information on their efforts and how you can help.

Information on state law for Athens bicyclists and motorcyclists

In Athens, bicyclists and motorcyclists face a heightened level of potential danger on the roadways. Learn more here about Georgia bicycling laws and Georgia motorcycling laws.

After a serious Athens accident, Weinstein Law helps you dealing with the insurance claim

Regardless of the cause or the severity of the accident, most folks have to deal with an insurance claim. While minor crashes can be often be handled directly with your insurance adjuster, major accidents require more assistance. When an accident is serious or fatal, get help from Athens's premier personal injury law firm.

Contact Weinstein Law if you are struggling with the aftermath of an accident and need some support and advice. We know what you are dealing with now, and we know what you will need to deal with in the future. After speaking with our team, you will know what to expect, and you will know what your rights and options are.

The National Safety Council has released a report detailing how the number of traffic deaths has risen 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period of 2015. This is disturbing news, and puts 2016 on track to be the deadliest year on America's roads since 2007.

An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads since January, and 2.2 million were seriously injured.

The first thing the Weinstein accident attorneys do, when they begin helping an injured client, is to get a copy of the traffic collision report for the collision. What is the value of this information?

The police crash report gives information about drivers and their insurance

One of the tasks of the police officer responding to a crash scene is to obtain accurate information from all drivers involved. Names, addresses, vehicle licenses, and insurance company and policy information are all crucial data needed to launch a successful personal injury claim.

The Weinstein attorneys have handled child abuse claims for years, and have witnessed heart-breaking cases that were made worse by a lack of oversight and action from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. So we are very pleased to hear that new standards are being adopted by DFCS in the way the agency assesses maltreatment reports of potential child abuse cases.

Many of you heard of the tragic death of movie production assistant Sarah Jones who was struck and killed by a train in February of 2014 in Georgia while filming the movie "Midnight Rider." The movie's director, Randall Miller, was just released from his 2-year sentence early. Read more about this tragic accident, and the negligence that led up to it, at this link.