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October

Blog Posts in October, 2017

  • MARTA routes driving housing-development projects in Atlanta neighborhoods

    || 27-Oct-2017

    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. MARTA has a number of ongoing projects that will continue to change ...
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  • Statistics and issues related to Georgia school bus crashes

    || 27-Oct-2017

    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. How common are school bus collisions in Georgia? National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that nationally, just.4% of motor ...
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  • The push to allow self-driving vehicles on Georgia roads

    || 24-Oct-2017

    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. What are the challenges to enacting new legislation on self-driving vehicles? Several other states, including California and Florida, ...
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  • How can we reduce drunk driving crashes in Georgia?

    || 24-Oct-2017

    Drunk driving is well understood to be one of the most dangerous driving behaviors, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities daily in Georgia and across the nation. Despite decades of high-quality public education programs like those from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk drivers continue to endanger the lives of innocent drivers and ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    || 20-Oct-2017

    Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries suffered by those involved in a car accident and occurs when one’s head suddenly snaps forward and back, or sideways. This sudden movement inflicts damage on the neck and its delicate tendons and ligaments, which can be incredibly painful and take time to heal. Depending on the severity of the injury, however, the time it takes for the ...
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  • Are motorcycles more dangerous than passenger vehicles?

    || 20-Oct-2017

    I got in an argument yesterday with a friend who is a motorcycle enthusiast, and who is contemplating buying a new motorcycle. As a personal injury lawyer, I know my viewpoint is biased, having worked with so many clients who have been injured in motorcycle crashes, and many families who have lost a loved one to a motorcycle collision. I told my friend that motorcycles are incredibly dangerous, ...
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  • When The Atlanta City Council authorized $12.8 million for the design and construction of a new pedestrian bridge over Northside Drive that will connect downtown to the Westside, the hopeful outcome is that pedestrians will be safer, and that passage from Atlanta's Westside to Downtown will no longer be impeded. Go to the Curbed Atlanta site to see an artist rendering of the proposed bridge ...
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  • According to the Streetsblog website, the Atlanta Streetcar, which is routed on a 2.7-mile loop around the downtown Atlanta area, had been projected to carry 2000 passengers per day, but currently only carries 700. See the Streetsblog report at this link. What's next for the Atlanta Streetcar system? According to the Atlanta Streetcar site, the Atlanta Streetcar is planned as a key part of a ...
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  • Atlanta chosen to participate in the Safer Roads Challenge

    || 16-Oct-2017

    Along with Sao Paolo and Shanghai, Atlanta has been picked as a participant in the Safer Roads Challenge, launched by the Together For Safer Roads Coalition. This coalition brings together global private sector companies to collaborate on improving road safety, focusing on issues in road safety management, safer roads and mobility, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post-crash response. The ...
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  • What is a Split Liability Agreement?

    || 13-Oct-2017

    Essentially, a split liability agreement means that liability will be shared between both parties since one is not entirely at fault. This type of agreement typically occurs when no one is totally to blame for an accident. Liability, however, does not have to be split evenly and, in fact, can be divided in a number of ways. If, after consulting with your attorney, you find that there might not be ...
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  • Transportation professionals predicted that Atlanta traffic would worsen when spring break for public school kids ended, and they sure were right. Commutes for vehicle drivers and users of public transportation were significantly worse, and with the new bridge slated for completion in June, travelers are facing weeks of terrible commuting. Are there any bright spots to the bridge collapse? Sure! ...
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  • Why do so many Atlantans drive to work alone?

    || 11-Oct-2017

    In the aftermath of the collapse of the Interstate 85 bridge, we here at the Weinstein Firm were affected by the increased road congestion, just like everyone else. Traveling to work in our usual ways became more difficult, and several of us began using mass transit systems for the first time. This made us started wondering about Atlanta traffic, which is notorious as some of the worst in the ...
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  • Interstate 20 in Atlanta closed after structural failure

    || 3-Oct-2017

    To add insult to injury, a section of Interstate 20 has buckled, closing the roadway and further reducing the travel options for the region's commuters after the closure of Interstate 85 a few weeks ago. This further travel disruption to Atlanta's metropolitan area further highlights the need for improvements in the region's roadways and bridges. What caused the roadway to buckle? A ...
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  • Distracted driving in Georgia is an increasing threat to safety

    || 3-Oct-2017

    Despite long-term and ongoing public education campaigns aimed at reducing distracted driving, this dangerous behavior continues to be a safety threat on Georgia's roadways. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, fatalities on Georgia roads rose sharply in 2015, reaching 1432, up from 1170 in 2014. In 2016, the number rose to 1564. Given that The American Association of State ...
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