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  • 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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  • 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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  • It is well documented that motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of fatalities in the United States, with young drivers experiencing fatal crashes at significantly higher rates than older drivers. This increase is typically caused by driver inexperience and the tendency of adolescents to engage in higher-risk driving behaviors. 20 years ago, the Teenage & Adult Driver Responsibility ...
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  • My post yesterday about distracted driving got me to thinking about other types of driving behaviors that often result in injuries and deaths. This led me to think about aggressive driving, versions of which I see every day on Atlanta's roadways. And many of my clients have come to my firm after being injured in collisions involving aggressive driving. What are the most common forms of ...
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  • As the county waits breathlessly for the new federal budget from the Trump administration, it is expected that the Atlanta region will suffer from funding cuts to money that has been approved for future transit expansion projects. Some of the Atlanta region’s largest transit projects are depending on funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts Program. The ...
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  • According to a new study done by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which includes recent data on drug use by drivers and drug involvement in crashes, new state laws and programs, and information from more than 30 additional research studies, in 2015 drugs were present in 43% of the fatally-injured drivers with known test results, appearing more frequently than alcohol. How is drugged ...
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  • Atlanta's Bike Share program is greatly expanding its scope

    || 22-Sep-2017

    I'm so pleased to see that Atlanta is ramping up its efforts to expand the Atlanta Bike Share program. Given the horrible gridlock that Atlanta experiences every day, commuters and city travelers should have as many options as possible for alternative transportation. These 400 new bicycles, a five-time increase in the current number, will definitely help. What are the goals of the Atlanta bike ...
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  • Personal Injury Myths

    || 4-Jul-2017

    After being involved in an accident, many are often overwhelmed and traumatized by the incident and, despite their injuries, hesitate to go through a personal injury claim. This is often because of the myths that have been perpetuated about personal injury cases, most of which are actually false. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, it is important to learn the facts and reality ...
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  • Truck Accidents: Electronic On-Board Recorders as Evidence

    || 22-Jun-2017

    Many commercial trucks are equipped with on-board recording devices which are used to log information, including the driver’s hours behind the wheel. In the event of an accident, the information from these recorders can be invaluable evidence. These devices serve as a digital version to a traditional logbook that drivers are required to keep, and data can be automatically entered into the ...
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  • Preventing Car Accidents: June is National Safety Month!

    || 8-Jun-2017

    June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council and thousands of other organizations are focusing on how to prevent accidents and reduce the leading causes of injury and death on the road, at work, and in communities. Learn more this month about preventing car accidents and helping keep the road safe for everyone. Leading Causes of Injury Many car accidents happen each day, and some ...
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  • Tips to Help Prevent Car Accidents

    || 23-May-2017

    Car accidents can be costly, even if no one is injured. You may have medical bills, repair bills, and your insurance premiums may even be raised, so it’s important to take steps to drive safely and avoid accidents. Here are some tips to help keep you safe on the road. 1. Keep your eyes scanning the road ahead. Don’t get fixated on the car in front of you. Continually watch the road ...
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  • The Dangers of Tired Truck Drivers

    || 9-May-2017

    There are many stories of over-tired truck drivers causing horrific accidents. Driving while tired is dangerous for any driver to do, but when the driver is in control of a vehicle that can weigh 80,000 pounds, the consequences of an accident are often deadly. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving, and truck drivers regularly are expected to drive when they haven’t had ...
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  • Jaywalking & Pedestrian Accidents: Who's at Fault?

    || 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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  • Compensation for Fatal Car Accidents

    || 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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  • House Bill 163 Aims to Require Drivers to Go Hands-Free with Phones

    || 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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