Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys

Atlanta car accidents cause more injury, death, and economic loss than any other crime or civic issue

Motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence in Atlanta and across Fulton County. Many crashes are completely avoidable, caused by drunk drivers or distracted drivers. Whatever the cause, car accidents are a major safety and economic issue for the Atlanta community.

Get information on car crashes from the Atlanta Police Department

The Atlanta Police Department offers information on accidents, and also provides information on filing or obtaining an Atlanta car accident report.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety provides information on traffic and safety laws.

These departments are a good resource to get information after a car accident.

When someone is injured in an Atlanta car accident, what needs to happen next?

In an injury accident, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the immediate financial cost.

The major hospitals in the area include Emory University Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, and Northside Hospital, and Atlanta Medical Center.

As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out if medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.

When an Atlanta car accident is serious or fatal, the Weinstein Firm helps injured people and families

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to work with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage. Having a great personal injury lawyer on board is a relief to injured people, or to the family left behind when a car accident proves fatal.

Contact us today to get your questions answered and receive a free case evaluation. We can help you get your life back on track.

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.

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.

At the Weinstein Firm, we work everyday with people who have been injured in car accidents, and we know that the more efficient and convenient regional transportation systems are, the more they will be used, and the roads will be safer as a result. We are so pleased to learn that Governor Nathan Deal will be providing millions of dollars in grant money for the region's transportation systems to grow and improve.

Since Georgia is one of the few states that doesn’t provide regular funding for transit operations, this new grant package is a much-needed boost for the region. 

The personal injury attorneys at the Weinstein Firm work every day with folks who have been injured in accidents, and we find that it is common that people do not fully understand how insurance works in Georgia. To help, we'd like to provide information to help.

On July 18, an entire family died in a collision with a semi truck whose driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the road. This tragic collision illustrates the danger that can result when a driver, in an attempt to avoid hitting an animal, ends up causing significantly more damage.

Recently the personal finance website NerdWallet.com ranked US cities according to criteria including rate of fatal crashes and rate of stolen vehicles, and surprise! Atlanta ranks #7. It turns out that the likelihood of an accident in Atlanta is 43% higher than the U.S. average. Interestingly, the study found that Atlantans pay an average of $321 more annually for car insurance than do citizens of the safest cities. 

This study illustrates the advantages of using MARTA as a primary method of transportation. 

Even though you might be in line with Georgia car seat safety standards, you may be risking your children's safety in car accidents depending on where they sit. New information about securing car seats behind occupied front passenger or driver seats shows how deadly seats and occupants' bodies can be in a car collision. For more information about what you can do to keep your kids safe in car accidents, click here.