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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | Atlanta Car Accident & Injury Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Shane Smith maintains a legal blog to comment on and update readers about topics relevant to Atlanta car wrecks, DUI victims, and pedestrian accidents. Learn more about these subjects and issues that may affect your Atlanta traffic accident case.

 


6/2/2011
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Drowning Cases in Atlanta Pools and Peachtree City Pools

Parents frequently let their children go to Public Pools throughout Atlanta and Peachtree City. The public pools must keeps kids safe from drowning and injury.

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3/23/2011
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer shows how to fire your GA Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury attorney shows how to fire your personal injury lawyer if you are unhappy with their service on your personal injury claim.

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2/16/2011
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer | Aggresive Help for our Clients | Progressive

Personal Injury Lawyer Ads frequently talk about Aggressive representation. We recently recieved an unexpected compliment from an adjuster when we settled a recent car accident case for one our clients. It confirms we have a reputation for aggresive representation of our client's rights.

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9/8/2010
Shane Smith
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Atlanta DUI Victims | Angry at Drunk Driver

If you were hit by a drunk driver it is okay to feel anger and rage against. It is also okay to feel sorry for them. Many clients of ours go from one to another and back again. Emotions are a part of the process of healing from a drunk driving accident. We can help you with this process whether you are in Atlanta or some other part of Atlanta.

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8/28/2010
Shane Smith
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Hit by a DUI Driver in Atlanta | subpoena | testify in court

If you were hit by a drunk driver you may get notice of a subpoena to come testify at the hearing. You may want to testify. Is your testimony going to make the judge punish the drunk driver? Are they going to pay for your injuries? Find out where our DUI victims lawyer says about the criminal DUI hearing and why it will not find justice for the victim.

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6/22/2010
Shane Smith
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Car Accident Claims Settlement Mistake 4 | Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

Find out the fourth Mistake most people make when trying to settle their Car Accident Claim. This Mistake can cost you hundreds or thousands when you get your Car Accident Settlement. Should you use health insurance for your back injuries in your Auto Accident Case?

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6/17/2010
Shane Smith
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Auto Accident Claims Mistakes -2 Property Damage Repairs

Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyer Talks about the 2nd most common way to reduce the value of your car accident claim by failing to repair your vehicle after the collision.

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6/11/2010
Shane Smith
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MIST Minor Imact Soft Tissue Case Information for Car Accident Claims

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Shane Smith answers questions about Minor Impact Soft Tissue car accident claims or MIST Car Accident Claims

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6/9/2010
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Car Accient Lawyer on Why You Need a Lawyer

Did you know the insurance company adjuster goes to training on how to settle your car accident case for as little as possible. The insurance companies own studies say injured people with lawyers cost them more money.

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6/5/2010
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Car Accident Injury Free Book Offer

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Offers Free book to Georgia Residents who have been in a car wreck. This free book goes over and explains the top ten ways people cost themselves money and hurt their bodily injury case.

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5/26/2010
Shane Smith
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Car Accident Worth Question

Car Accident Attorney Shane Smith tries to answer the question - How much is my car accident case worth when all I have are soft tissue injuries?

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5/25/2010
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Georgia Car Accident Free Book by Attorney

Order this FREE BOOK by Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Shane Smith. Shane wrote this book to help victims of car accidents know their rights after a wreck in Georgia.

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5/24/2010
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Georgia Car Accident Property Damage Free Book

FREE BOOK by Atlanta Georgia Car Accident Attorney tells you about your rights after car accident when it comes to getting your car fixed. Order today for free or call 770-Hurt999.

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1/21/2010
Shane Smith
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What should I do if I was hurt in my Atlanta Car Accident?

Call an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer at (770) 487-8999 or (770) HURT 999. Please talk to a lawyer before you sign any forms or give any recorded statments. Go get medical care if you are hurt, don't wait on the insurance adjuster to approve it.

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1/20/2010
Shane Smith
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Hit by a drunk driver in atlanta or georgia

What you should do if you were hit by a drunk driver in Atlanta or Georgia. Drunk Driver Victim cases are more complex than regular car accidents. Find a lawyer who will explain the difference and help you to get what you deserve. Call 770-HURT 999 or (770) 487-8999.

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1/15/2010
Shane Smith
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Georgia DUI Car Accidents- Why you need an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

Find out why you need a lawyer if you were hit by a DUI driver in Atlanta or Georgia. Ask the insurance adjuster these questions and after he ignores you call an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer, like those at our firm - Hurt 999.

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1/5/2010
Shane Smith
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Can you choose your own auto repair shop after a Georgia Car Accident?

Atlanta Car Accident Attorney answers question - Can I pick the body shop that repairs my car after a car accident in Georgia?

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12/18/2009
Shane Smith
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Four teens injured in truck wreck

Four Alcovy High School students are in the hospital following a one-vehicle truck crash. Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 have the highest traffic-fatality risk of any age group. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of teenagers. If your child has been a victim of an Atlanta-area car accident, contact accident attorney Shane Smith. Call 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation.

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11/30/2009
Shane Smith
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Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Answers question - Do I have to get my car repaired after a car accident in Georgia?

After a car accident in Georgia or Atlanta you do not have to have your car repaired, but find out why you need to get it fixed or get a real estimate.

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11/16/2009
Shane Smith
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After a car accident in Atlanta should I file on my own car insurance?

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Shane Smith answers his clients questions about whether or not to file on their own car insurance after they are in a car wreck in Georgia.

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11/13/2009
Shane Smith
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     Many times after a car accident the first person you call is your own insurance carrier to report the accident?  Or sometimes, you wait, hoping the other person's insurance company will call you about your car.  Can you file with your own insurance company?  Should you file with your own insurance company?  Another question is does it matter?
     Read our FAQ answering this question.  We tell you that under some circumstances you should file on your own, especially if you are hurt.  There are other reasons, depending on who the insurance company is that the other driver uses. 
     Also what about a deductible?  Can you get a rental if you file on your own insurance?  Find out on our site at www.shanesmithlaw.com, written by Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Shane Smith.


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11/12/2009
Shane Smith
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     If you were just in a car accident in Atlanta or Georgia and you drive an older vehicle, the insurance company may tell you that their only choice is to total the vehicle.  They may use the term total loss.  Many times, people feel it is unfair and want to keep their car.  Clients have told me that the damage is only cosmetic and their vehicle is still a good car.  What can you do?  As a lawyer with many clients who are in car accidents, I have to help with this situation many times  Find out what I tell my clients when they ask me what are their options.
     Check out my recent FAQ dealing with this issue.  It discusses your options and what to do if you to take a salvage title.  If you want to keep your car after a Georgia car wreck, check us out to find out how you can do this.  Don't take the insurance company's word.  Remember they want what is easiest for them, not what is best for you. 


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11/12/2009
Shane Smith
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     Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Shane Smith updates his case results page.  We wanted to provide a small showing of the types of cases we handle.  I frequently get calls from clients who need some advice about their case from an attorney.  Then they will ask me if I even handle a case of their size.  These are usually people who have been involved in a car accident, their was property damage somewhere between $1200 to $5000 to their vehicle, but they did not receive any broken bones.  These clients normally have "soft tissue" or back and neck strain injuries.  Treatment normally consists of a visit to the emergency room after the car accident, a follow up visit with the family doctor or Primary Care Physician (if you have health insurance) and then treatment with a chiropractor or a physical therapist. 
     We help many people get a fair and good result from the insurance companies with these types of injuries.  Sometimes these are harder cases to get a good result on than a big broken bone case.  I once heard a great lawyer I respected say - its easy to get a million dollar case settled, just have a 2 million dollar case. 
     He was indicating that many lawyers can ruin a great big case and think they are helping their clients.  We take cases both large and small where we think we can help someone get a better result than without us.  Some of these cases are large, some aren't.  What is important is that we helped someone be better off than they would have been without us. 
     I do not post numbers after every case.  Ask me to tell you about my large cases and I will.  However, every case is different, just as every person is different.  We pride ourselves on helping our clients, those with big cases, and those with smaller cases.  Go to my website to see just a few of the people we helped.



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11/11/2009
Shane Smith
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     On October st, a fatal car accident occurred in Henry County, GA.  It involved Ralph Marshall, a resident of Jonesboro, who drives a charter bus for Superior Transportation, based out of Atlanta.  It was originally believed that another vehicle cut the bus off while driving on I-75 in Henry County.  The bus had been chartered by Morehouse College Marching Band to take them to the Morehouse/ Albany football game.  Several members of the marching band also received injuries.

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11/11/2009
Shane Smith
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     Were you involved in a car accident in Atlanta or Georgia?  Are you trying to deal with an insurance company about your car wreck?  Are you worried about getting a rental vehicle after the collision?  Please check out our article on your rights regarding a rental in Georgia after a car accident.  Get free information without having to call a lawyer or attorney.  Other information about property damage claims can be found on our website.  Our articles are based on Georgia personal injury law, so some specifics may not apply if your car accident did not happen in Atlanta or Georgia.  If you are a Georgia resident or were involved in a Georgia car accident, please order our free book which talks about your rights after a Georgia car accident.  If you were injured please find our book on personal injury.
    

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