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.

I'm so pleased to see that Atlanta is ramping up its efforts to expand the Atlanta Bike Share program. Given the horrible gridlock that Atlanta experiences every day, commuters and city travelers should have as many options as possible for alternative transportation. These 400 new bicycles, a five-time increase in the current number, will definitely help.

According to a new study done by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which includes recent data on drug use by drivers and drug involvement in crashes, new state laws and programs, and information from more than 30 additional research studies, in 2015 drugs were present in 43% of the fatally-injured drivers with known test results, appearing more frequently than alcohol.

As the county waits breathlessly for the new federal budget from the Trump administration, it is expected that the Atlanta region will suffer from funding cuts to money that has been approved for future transit expansion projects.

After reading about a police chase in Atlanta yesterday that resulted in serious injuries to the fleeing man, as well as a recent Atlanta crash that killed two people and injured a child, I got to thinking about incredibly dangerous police chases are, to law enforcement, the drivers involved, the people running from the law, and the general public.

My post yesterday about distracted driving got me to thinking about other types of driving behaviors that often result in injuries and deaths. This led me to think about aggressive driving, versions of which I see every day on Atlanta's roadways. And many of my clients have come to my firm after being injured in collisions involving aggressive driving.

Despite long-term and ongoing public education campaigns aimed at reducing distracted driving, this dangerous behavior continues to be a safety threat on Georgia's roadways.

It is well documented that motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of fatalities in the United States, with young drivers experiencing fatal crashes at significantly higher rates than older drivers. This increase is typically caused by driver inexperience and the tendency of adolescents to engage in higher-risk driving behaviors.

To add insult to injury, a section of Interstate 20 has buckled, closing the roadway and further reducing the travel options for the region's commuters after the closure of Interstate 85 a few weeks ago. This further travel disruption to Atlanta's metropolitan area further highlights the need for improvements in the region's roadways and bridges.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Interstate 85 bridge, we here at the Weinstein Firm were affected by the increased road congestion, just like everyone else. Traveling to work in our usual ways became more difficult, and several of us began using mass transit systems for the first time.

Transportation professionals predicted that Atlanta traffic would worsen when spring break for public school kids ended, and they sure were right. Commutes for vehicle drivers and users of public transportation were significantly worse, and with the new bridge slated for completion in June, travelers are facing weeks of terrible commuting.