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  • Jaywalking & Pedestrian Accidents: Who's at Fault?

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 12-Apr-2017

    As drivers, we have all been told that pedestrians always have the right of way. From a legal standpoint, however, this is not always correct. There are some circumstances in which a pedestrian may be partially or totally at fault for a pedestrian-car accident. Determining Fault If a driver is clearly at fault for the accident, the pedestrian will likely be able to obtain compensation through the ...
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  • When is an Owner Responsible for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 6-Apr-2017

    If you suffered an injury due to a dog bite or attack in Georgia, you might be eligible to sue to dog owner for monetary damages related to your injury. Georgia’s Negligence Law To prove that a dog owner is liable under Georgia law, the injured individual must demonstrate the following elements: The dog is dangerous and vicious The dog owner was careless with the animal or let it “go ...
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  • Compensation for Fatal Car Accidents

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 30-Mar-2017

    Car accidents can occur at any time. Unfortunately, many of them result in fatalities caused by negligence. If you lost a loved one in a car accident in Georgia, as a result of the negligent and reckless actions of another party, you might be eligible for monetary compensation through a wrongful death claim. Although no amount of money possible can ever replace the life you lost, it can help cover ...
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  • The Long-Term Impact of Brain Injuries on a Person's Life

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 28-Feb-2017

    The relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a variety of health conditions depend on the type and severity of injury. However, TBI is a chronic health condition which has long-term effects on the overall health for some individuals. Types of TBI TBI is classified into two categories: mild and severe. A mild TBI occurs if loss of consciousness or confusion, and disorientation is ...
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  • House Bill 163 Aims to Require Drivers to Go Hands-Free with Phones

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 22-Feb-2017

    Texting while driving and other bad behaviors have resulted in a substantial spike in auto accident fatalities in Georgia and throughout the country over the past two years. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, motor vehicle deaths in the state have increased by a third within that time frame. In order to address the issue, House Bill 163 aims to require the hands-free use of electronic ...
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  • Will Video Surveillance Help My Slip & Fall Case?

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 19-Jan-2017

    Whether you are in a mall, restaurant, or someone else’s private property, video surveillance is used for security reasons. However, did you know that it could also be used as crucial evidence in the event of a slip and fall accident ? The Importance of Video Surveillance Evidence In most cases, slip and fall accidents are difficult to prove because it comes down to the injured party’s ...
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  • Textalyzer: Can It Help Reduce Crashes Caused by Texting?

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 16-Jan-2017

    Texting while driving has become one of the main contributing factors in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. In order to fight the texting and driving epidemic, one state (New York) is looking to use an innovative new way by using a “textalyzer” device on cellphones. What is a Textalyzer? How Would It Work? Based on the “breathalyzer” test to determine a ...
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  • Self-Driving Auto Crash: Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 13-Jan-2017

    In May of 2016, a 40-year-old man named Joshua Brown became the first individual killed in a self-driving car while it was in autonomous mode. A truck heading in the opposite direction suddenly turned left across the Tesla’s path without the car’s radar and computer-vision system recognizing the vehicle, causing Brown to die instantly after impact. In July, following the incident, U.S. ...
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  • Preventing Bathroom Falls

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 10-Jan-2017

    Aside from car accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases, our Atlanta personal injury attorney at The Weinstein Firm, LLC has represented many clients involved in slip and fall accidents. Each year, millions of elder adults fall and suffer catastrophic injuries. Falls are the most common cause of injuries for those 65 years of age or older, with 80% of them occurring in the ...
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  • Dangerous Toys List 2016

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 23-Dec-2016

    With the holidays around the corner, we at The Weinstein Firm, LLC., have compiled a list of the most dangerous toys of the holiday season. Parents should be cautious when buying toys for their children this year, between January 2015 and now, 19 toys have been recalled for safety defects in the US. Below is a list of 10 of the most dangerous toys on the market today. 1. Warcraft Doomhammer ...
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  • 8Mil Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 13-Dec-2016

    This December, Conair, the company that produces Cuisinart food processors, has recalled nearly 8 million food processors due to laceration hazards. The blades are reported to crack over time and break off into food. So far, there have been 69 separate reports of injuries caused by small pieces of the blades breaking off lodging themselves in food. Another 30 cases of mouth lacerations and tooth ...
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  • What to Expect: Slip & Fall During Pregnancy

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 7-Dec-2016

    As your belly grows, your center of gravity shifts and your joints start to relax due to a pregnancy hormone released to help you deliver your baby. These changes are often one of the reasons why pregnant women start to feel clumsy or fall during their pregnancy. What if I slipped and fell while shopping? Shopping for Christmas and Hanukah gifts can be stressful enough, as the pregnant woman, it ...
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  • How to Avoid Winter Slip & Falls

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 1-Dec-2016

    As fall comes to an end and winter begins, we at The Weinstein Firm start to notice an increase in slip and fall injury inquiries. In fact, during last winter, slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice accounted for two-thirds of all workers’ compensation claims. The year before that, it was nearly 30 percent of all workers’ compensation claims. How to Avoid Injury During the ...
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  • Are You Experiencing Memory Loss after Hitting Your Head?

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 26-Nov-2016

    If you have been in a slip and fall accident and hit your head, there is a chance you might have sustained a brain injury. Not all brain injuries are evident right away, and some can be hard to recognize until much later after the accident. Memory loss is a common consequence of a brain injury, leaving the injured individual with impaired abilities to recall information or retain information for ...
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  • How to Prove Liability Due to Bad Road Conditions

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 19-Nov-2016

    If you were in a car accident that was caused by poor road conditions, your crash and injuries are not necessarily your fault. Our Atlanta auto accident lawyers have represented numerous clients that have been the victims of poor road conditions and maintenance. Proving liability in these cases can be a bit more difficult in these situations compared to other car collisions—if a driver ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Wait to See a Doctor after Your Accident

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 12-Nov-2016

    Whether you have been injured in a car accident or you hit your head after slipping and falling, seeing a doctor or physician as soon as you are able could be in your best interest. Many people skip seeing a doctor after an accident because they don’t feel any pain or don’t believe that they are injured. Even though injuries like broken bones can be obvious right away, other injuries ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Post About Your Accident on Social Media

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 5-Nov-2016

    In today’s day and age of social media, almost everything gets a post on social media—write a new update, send out a tweet, post a pic of your lunch, share a cute cat video, etc. People use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to connect and share like never before. Many people might not know this, but sharing and posting information if you are in a car accident is not a ...
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  • Shopping Injuries During Holidays

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 31-Oct-2016

    As shopping centers around the country begin to dust off their holiday decorations, and department stores send out their holiday shopping guides, malls and parking lots start to fill up with people excitedly shopping for Holiday gifts to give their friends and family. The last thing on people’s minds is the prospect of being injured while shopping, but unfortunately shopping injuries during ...
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  • Scary Facts about Drunk Driving on Halloween

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 25-Oct-2016

    Werewolves, princesses and vampires lurk the streets, houses and bars on Halloween weekend, but they are not the scariest thing about Halloween. The scariest thing about Halloween is the increase of drivers getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween 43% of fatal Halloween crashes involve a drunk driver In 2013, 26% of pedestrian fatalities ...
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  • 5 Tips for Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume for Your Kids

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 17-Oct-2016

    Dating back as far as 1980, there have been 16 documented cases of children suffering severe injuries or even death due to an unsafe Halloween costume. Eight of those children were under 12 years old when they were killed or injured. In this blog, our Atlanta personal injury attorney lists five tips for choosing a fun and safe Halloween costume for your children. Choose flame resistant fabrics : ...
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  • The Weinstein Firm, LLC. Awarded Top Pro Status on Thumbtack

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 13-Sep-2016

    Our firm has recently been honored with a Top Pro Status on Thumbtack ! This title means that we are considered one of the few exclusive personal injury professionals on Thumbtack to meet all four of their benchmark qualifications. Thumbtack’s Top Pro Status qualifications include: Consistently delivering exceptional service Eagerly meeting with clients Successfully standing above ...
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  • Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 12-Sep-2016

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most accidents in the work setting involve slips, trips, and falls. They result in 15% of all accidental deaths, which is second only to auto accidents, and make up almost 20% of all job-related injuries. Slippery floors are a contributing factor in most slip and fall incidents. Spills and debris can be dangerous on any walking ...
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  • Tips on How to Settle Your Slip and Fall Claim

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 10-Sep-2016

    In most cases, slip and fall claims are resolved without entering the court process due to the amount of preparation made and evidence gathered by the injured party. At The Weinstein Firm, our Atlanta personal injury attorney understands what is necessary to strengthen your case and increase the chances of recovering the most favorable settlement possible. The following are some guidelines to ...
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  • Atlanta's Roads are the 7th Most Dangerous in the United States

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 8-Sep-2016

    A recent study finds that Atlanta drivers face a considerably higher risk of being involved in an accident. The likelihood of having an accident while driving in Atlanta is 43.8 percent higher than the national average. Furthermore, the average time between accidents for an Atlanta driver is 7 years. This can prove to be a dangerous proposition when one thinks how much time Metro-Atlanta residents ...
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  • Common Places for Slip & Fall Accidents

    Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 8-Sep-2016

    Slip and fall accidents can happen in various location and liability laws differ based on where the accident and injury occurs. Every place presents its own unique circumstances that could influence the outcome of your case. The following are the most common places for slip and fall accidents to happen: Work – When a slip and fall accident occurs on-the-job, a workers’ compensation ...
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