Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys

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

After a serious injury accident in Atlanta, 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 Atlanta and available resources to help after an accident

Atlanta is the capital and largest city of the state of Georgia. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta ranks 36th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology.

The Atlanta first responders reduce the damage caused by accidents

The Atlanta Police Department will take charge of the scene when the crash occurs within the city limits, and will create a traffic collision report. Go here to learn how to request a copy of a police report.

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

The Atlanta Fire 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 Atlanta take charge after an injury accident

Often the first post-crash experience for an injured person is being treated at one of Atlanta's nearby hospitals which include:

Emory University Hospital;

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital;

Atlanta Medical Center;

Northside Hospital Atlanta.

Getting emotional support after losing someone in a fatal Atlanta accident is important

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is incredibly helpful for grieving family to work with a grief support organization or therapist who provides help and guidance. Go here to learn more about grief support in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Courts help accident victims deal with the civil, criminal, and legal aspects of an accident

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

Drunk-driving accidents are an ongoing problem in Atlanta

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 Atlanta bicyclists and motorcyclists

In Atlanta, 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 Atlanta accident, Weinstein Law handles 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.

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.

When The Atlanta City Council authorized $12.8 million for the design and construction of a new pedestrian bridge over Northside Drive that will connect downtown to the Westside, the hopeful outcome is that pedestrians will be safer, and that passage from Atlanta's Westside to Downtown will no longer be impeded.

Go to the Curbed Atlanta site to see an artist rendering of the proposed bridge design.

I got in an argument yesterday with a friend who is a motorcycle enthusiast, and who is contemplating buying a new motorcycle. As a personal injury lawyer, I know my viewpoint is biased, having worked with so many clients who have been injured in motorcycle crashes, and many families who have lost a loved one to a motorcycle collision. I told my friend that motorcycles are incredibly dangerous, and that he would be risking his life unduly.

Drunk driving is well understood to be one of the most dangerous driving behaviors, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities daily in Georgia and across the nation. Despite decades of high-quality public education programs like those from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk drivers continue to endanger the lives of innocent drivers and pedestrians every day.

In an effort to make self-driving vehicles a reality on Georgia roads, State Representative Trey Kelley sponsored House Bill 248, legislation that would allow self-driving cars to operate on public roads. Unfortunately the bill did not pass during the 2017 session.

On Thursday, March 30, a fire led to the collapse of a section of the bridge on Interstate 85. All northbound lanes heading out of Midtown Atlanta collapsed during a massive fire, the cause of which is currently undetermined. Further, all southbound lanes will be closed for the time being.

So between Midtown and I-285, using an interstate that swells to about a dozen lanes is not an option for drivers currently.

After reading about today's school bus collision in Atlanta in which 19 students sustained minor injuries, we wanted to review some of the statistics and issues that may be contributing to these types of accidents in Atlanta and across Georgia.

As reported by Curbed Atlanta, MARTA train routes are having a real effect on new housing construction across the city. Multiple residential housing developments are being built within walking distance of MARTA stations, and this growth is supporting both the needs of residents and those of developers looking for good investments.

A region's population has an obvious effect on the number of motor vehicle crashes and deaths. When population density increases, especially in regions that rely more heavily on personal vehicles as opposed to mass transit and other modes of travel, the result is a higher incidence of injury and fatality crashes. Crash rates per capita and per vehicle miles traveled provide a way of examining motor vehicle deaths relative to the population and amount of driving.

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.

To the surprise of no one who travels on Interstate 285 in Georgia, the freeway has been determined to be the deadliest one in the entire United States. According to a recent study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Interstate 285, which runs a little under 75 miles in Georgia, had 26 fatal accidents in 2013, while the entire state of Georgia reported 1,085 fatal accidents in total, making it the seventh worst state for fatal accidents nationally.

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