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.

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.

According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, the residents and visitors of the greater metropolitan Atlanta region can expect a huge increase in commercial truck traffic over the next few decades, thanks in large part to a boom in the region's manufacturing and warehousing industries. 

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.

MADD, the amazing organization that focuses on protecting families from drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking, recently held the first DUI Victim Symposium in Atlanta, which offered support for DUI victims and crash survivor families, primarily those currently involved in the criminal justice process or those whose offender was incarcerated. The symposium offered information for attendees related to victim compensation, the Memorial Sign Program, prosecution and prevention.

In March of 2016, the State of Georgia expanded its legislation regarding ignition interlock devices, thereby improving safety for the public. This new law allows any first-time DUI offender to use an ignition interlock device. Since statistics show clearly that most first time DUI offenders have driven drunk many times before being caught, this new law goes a long way toward keeping habitual drunk drivers off the streets. 

Recently the personal finance website 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. 

Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. But in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck's rear, most trailers fail to prevent potentially deadly underride.

Georgia may follow the lead of New York as it looks at legalizing the use of a device that proves if a driver was distracted by a cell phone at the time of a car accident. Called the "textalyzer" this device is a tool meant to combat distracted driving just as the breathalyzer has helped enforce drunk driving laws. To learn more about this technology to help fight distracted drivers and the accidents they cause,click here.