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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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  • Textalyzer: Can It Help Reduce Crashes Caused by Texting?

    || 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?

    || 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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  • How to Prove Liability Due to Bad Road Conditions

    || 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

    || 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

    || 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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  • Atlanta's Roads are the 7th Most Dangerous in the United States

    || 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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  • Georgia's I-285 Is the Most Deadly Interstate in America

    || 31-Aug-2016

    In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Association compiled a list of the 2,867 fatal car accidents that occurred across the country. From the analyzed data, I-285 in Georgia was shown to be the most dangerous. Within one year, I-285 had 26 fatal accidents resulting in 29 deaths. The second closest? The 1-710 in California with only seven accidents and eight deaths. So why is this interstate so ...
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  • Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

    || 29-Aug-2016

    Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating, adrenaline-releasing experience. Many avid motorcycles like yourself write about the feeling cruising along the open road gives them. On top of the feeling of excitement and freedom, motorcycles offer their riders a quicker drive home through 5 o’clock traffic. While riding a motorcycle comes with rewards, it can also be extremely dangerous. As you ...
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  • Negligence and Trucking Accidents

    || 23-Aug-2016

    While trucking accidents claim a small percentage of the total number of traffic collisions each year, the truck crashes that do occur can be deadly. Semi-trucks are the “monsters” of the road, and because of their massive size and weight, most fatalities from large truck accidents are the occupants riding in passenger vehicles, not the truck drivers. That is because cars, trucks, and ...
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  • Teenage Driver Accidents

    || 9-Aug-2016

    If you have a teenage son or daughter who recently received their driver’s license, there is a strong possibility that you are concerned about your teen’s safety. If you believe that your son or daughter is a “very good” driver who is extremely cautious on the road, you may be feeling a false sense of security. Why do we say this? Because, the facts don’t lie. ...
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  • Drugged Driving Crashes in Atlanta

    || 9-Aug-2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day 28 people in the U.S. die in car crashes involving an impaired driver. Many people are familiar with the various campaigns imploring teen and adult drivers not to drink and drive, but there are not many circulating about drugged driving. In 2014 over 10 million people reported taking illicit drugs and driving while under the ...
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  • Tips on Taking Pictures After an Auto Accident

    || 18-May-2016

    One of the most important aspects of documenting a car accident is taking pictures. Thanks to modern technological advancement, our cellphones are now equipped with cameras, making the process much easier than before. Having photographic evidence of your accident can help you successfully recover the compensation you desire, especially if you suffered any major injuries. Pictures offer visual ...
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  • Should I Involve My Insurance Provider in My Accident?

    || 30-Sep-2015

    Getting into a car accident is stressful, especially if you don’t know what to do. Sometimes it can be unclear about whether or not you should involve your car insurance company or not. There can be negative financial consequences that occur when you report an accident, even if you decide to pay for the damages yourself. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys at The Weinstein Firm, LLC help ...
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  • Do People Not Care About Car Accidents Anymore?

    || 23-Sep-2015

    In a recent article written by Kevin Klinkenberg for Slate.com, he talks about a realization that had occurred to him. He discusses the number of car accident related deaths in just Georgia alone and marvels at how no one seems to care about those statistics. When compared to other tragedies involving death, it seems like people are more likely to feel sympathetic towards non-automobile related ...
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  • File a Lawsuit If You Were Hit By a Government Vehicle

    || 16-Sep-2015

    If you have been in an accident with a government entity or employee, it may be difficult to file a claim against them. The sovereign or governmental tort immunity is a policy put in place to protect government agencies and employees, allowing them to be protected from liability even if in the same situation a normal individual would be held responsible. Governments must give consent to be sued, ...
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  • Top 10 Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

    || 9-Sep-2015

    Many Americans own a car, which they use to commute to work, go shopping, or visit friends and family. But as convenient as driving can be, cars can also be an extremely dangerous piece of technology. Every year thousands of people die in car accidents and even more are injured. At The Weinstein Firm LLC, we have worked with numerous clients who have been injured and had their life deeply impacted ...
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  • Should I Call My Insurance After a Car Accident?

    || 24-Aug-2015

    After a car accident, many people are unsure of the proper steps to take. Particularly in “fault-based” insurance states like Georgia, individuals involved in a car crash often wonder whether or not they should involve their insurance company. For minor fender-bender type accidents, it may not seem to make sense to pay a deductible to cover minimal damages. However, there are many ...
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