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 Atlanta - in fact, anywhere in Georgia - drivers always need to be aware that driving while distracted is both dangerous and illegal. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hopes will help to help drive home the point to motorists that they should never operate a vehicle when they are not focused on the road. Click here for more information on how distracted driving causes car accidents.

Affecting Georgia drivers and the rest of the United States, 2015 data show that auto collisions have become more frequent and more fatal. Distracted driving is one of the key reasons for this unfortunate trend. Georgia has banned texting while driving as well as other distractions, but organizations are banding together to strengthen actions that make our roads safer.

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. 

The Achieve Atlanta scholarship is a need-based award designed to support low-income APS students pursuing various paths after high school. For students attending a 4-year college, Achieve Atlanta will award up to $5,000 per year (renewable for up to four years of school). For students attending a 2-year college or technical program, the award is up to $1,500 per year. This is a great opportunity for Atlanta students to get significant assistance in the cost of attending college.