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.

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.

Cars are becoming smarter as drivers are getting more distracted. It is expected that automatic emergency braking will become a standard safety system by 2020. This new technology should make Georgia roads safer. To learn how this technology should reduce car accidents, click here. 

Animal lovers might find this hard to read, but pets are considered property by Georgia law, more like a toaster than a famiy member. Read how this Atlanta family tries to file what amounts to a wrongful death lawsuit for their pet.

Georgia's statutes include specific rules regarding wrongful death claims. It's important to consider a few key parts of those laws, including the time limits for filing a wrongful death claim in Georgia's civil court system and the damages that are available if a wrongful death claim succeeds. We'll also look at who may file a wrongful death claim and what counts as "wrongful death" in Georgia. Click to learn more.

It is more dangerous now to get into a car and drive down the road in the state of Georgia than before. Traffic deaths were up 12% in 2015. Although it's illegal to text and drive, drivers are still driving distracted and getting into terrible - often deadly - car crashes. To learn more about how Atlanta drivers are distracted, click here.

Studies show these devices can deter drunk drivers from driving. However, in Georgia, it takes a second DUI conviction for drunk drivers to be required to use an ignition interlock device. Click here to see how Georgia and other states rank in this method of keeping drivers safe from drunk driving car accidents.

Many Georgia drivers think they are good multitaskers, but that is actually a myth, especially when it comes to cell phone use while driving. Click here to see why your likelihood for a car accident increases when you drive distracted.