The attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith have put together this library of articles that relate to car wrecks, DUI victims, wrongful death, premises liability (slip and falls), and pedestrian accidents in Georgia, Ohio, and the Carolinas.  These articles can provide valuable answers to many of your legal questions.

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  • Atlanta Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer | Next Day DUI Accidents If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Atlanta or have lost a loved one to a driver under the influence of alcohol, there is no excuse that can make up for your injury. Atlanta DUI victims deserve fair compensation and accountability. Atlanta Drunk Driving injury lawyer Shane Smith can help. Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • Atlanta Drunk Driving Injury Case | What To Do After A Georgia DUI Accident If you are an Atlanta DUI victim, you need an experienced Georgia accident attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Atlanta DUI injury lawyer Shane Smith will fight to get you the compensation and accountability you are entitled to. Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation.
  • Preventing Atlanta Rear-end Accidents | Georgia Car Crash Injury Lawyer Rear-end collisions, traffic accidents where one vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it, are the most common type of Georgia road accident. If you have been rear-ended by another driver, he is liable for your injuries, pain and suffering and property damage. Make sure you get all the compensation you deserve, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta accident lawyer.
  • Atlanta Side Impact Collisions | Georgia Traffic Accidentt Attorney Among the most severe and deadly of Atlanta traffic accidents are side impact collisions. If you or someone you love is a victim of an Atlanta side-impact accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, disability, lost wages and other losses. Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith will aggressively fight the insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • Atlanta Pedestrian Accidents | Injury and Death Among Older Pedestrians While walking is excellent exercise, walking can also be fatal - especially for those over the age of 70. The fatality rate for pedestrian accident victims is higher for pedestrians ages 70 and over than for any other group. Learn more about pedestrian accidents involving older Americans. If your loved one was seriously injured or killed in an Atlanta area pedestrian accident, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your Georgia pedestrian accident claim.
  • Atlanta Car Crash Injury Lawyer | Older Drivers and Car Crash Injury If you have an older driver in your family, you may fear your loved one being hurt or killed in an Atlanta traffic accident. In fact, older drivers have an increased risk of car crash death. Learn how the signs that someone is tooo old to drive. If your loved one is injured in a car accident, they may need help dealing with the insurance companies. Contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999; there is no cost unless we are able to help you.
  • Preventing Atlanta Pedestrian Accidents | Georgia Injury Attorney According to a recent study by Transportation for America, Atlanta ranks tenth on the list of most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the United States. Causes of Atlanta car-pedestrian crashes include mistakes by both drivers and pedestrians. This article focuses on pedestrian behaviors that can lead to traffic accidents. The Law Offices of Shane Smith offer legal services to victims of Atlanta pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident, we can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and related losses. To learn more, contact Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999. The initial consultation is free.
  • Atlanta Pedestrian Accidents | Who Is Liable For My Injuries In the last ten years, more than 43,000 Americans – including 3,906 children under the age of 16 have died in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents. Causes of Atlanta car-pedestrian crashes include mistakes by both drivers and pedestrians. This article focuses on driver behaviors that can lead to traffic accidents. The Law Offices of Shane Smith offer legal services to victims of Atlanta pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident, we can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and related losses. To learn more, contact Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999. The initial consultation is free.
  • Preventing Atlanta Crosswalk Accidents | GA Pedestrian Injury Attorney Four thousand and ninety-two people lost their lives to pedestrian accidents in 2009. An additional 59,000 pedestrians were injured. Almost three quarters of these accidents took place in urban areas, and Atlanta is near the top of the list. Nationwide, Atlanta ranks tenth for pedestrian accidents. Many of these accidents occur in crosswalks. Learn how to keep yourself safe while crossing the street and how to avoid becoming a victim of an Atlanta pedestrian crash. Pedestrians who survive crosswalk accidents are often left with life-changing injuries and high medical bills. Many accident victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries, lost income, pain and suffering and related expenses. An experienced Georgia pedestrian accident attorney can help. To learn more about your rights after an Atlanta pedestrian accident, contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • Atlanta Car Accident | Workplace Traffic Accidents | Injury Compensation Thousands of peoplein the Atlanta area have jobs that involve using a motor vehicle while at work. Many of these workers are trained to be safe drivers, but driving skills cannot prevent all traffic accidents. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities and injuries. What happens if you are injured in an Atlanta motor vehicle accident while you are working? This article from The Law Offices of Shane Smith describes the sources of compensation for someone who is injured in a traffic accident while at work. If you have been injured in an Atlanta traffic accident that occurred while you were working, Georgia crash attorney Shane Smith can help you determine who is liable for your injuries. Contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation.
  • Atlanta Car Crashes | Who is Responsible for Road Debris Crashes? Road debris and debris falling from vehicles cause thousands of accidents every year. These crashes may result in serious and even fatal injuries. Learn more about the causes of these dangerous Atlanta car crashes and how liability is determined when of these crashes occurs. If you have been injured in a Georgia road debris accident, an experienced Atlanta car crash attorney can help determine who is liable for your injuries and property damage. Contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation about your claim.
  • Preventing Atlanta Car Crashes |U.S. Government Safety Ratings In October, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an enhanced 5-Star Safety Ratings System for new vehicles starting with model year 2011. Learn more about how the new safety standards may keep you safer in a Georgia car accident. If you have been injured in an Atlanta accident caused by another driver, you have the right to compensation for your injuries and property damage. To learn more, contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta car crash lawyer.
  • Georgia Car Accidents | Large Passenger Van Crashes | Atlanta Injury Large passenger vans are often used by church groups, non-profit groups, day cares and colleges to transport groups of people on field trips and other outings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a safety warning to drivers of 15-passenger vans that they should take steps to keep their occupants safe. The warning comes after two fatal rollover crashes, including a Georgia passenger van accident, which resulted in 10 deaths. If you or a loved one has been injured while in a van on a school trip or other organized activity, you may be eligible for monetary compensation for your injuries, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. To learn more, contact Atlanta accident attorney Shane smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • Atlanta Traffic Accident Property Damage Claim | GA Auto Repair Shop If your vehicle has been damaged in an Atlanta car crash, you may be wondering how you can find a reliable auto body repair shop that can get your car back on the road and looking like it has never been in an accident. Read this article for useful tips. To learn more about getting your car repaired and back on the road in our free guide, “Property Damage Guide for Georgia.” If you need help getting compensation from the insurance companies or you think you are being offered a low settlement, Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith can help. Contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free initial consultation.
  • Atlanta Car Accidents | Georgia Property Damage Claims The purpose of automobile bumpers is to absorb the shock of low speed accidents and to prevent or reduce damage to the vehicles involved in those collisions. A new study by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that bumpers on SUV’s are located too high off the ground to prevent damage. You should not have to fight to get fair compensation for property damage after an Atlanta car crash. You pay your insurance premiums so you can have that coverage if necessary. If you’ve been in a Georgia motor vehicle accident and are having difficulty getting reasonable compensation for the damage to your vehicle, contact Atlanta accident attorney Shane smith at 770-HURT-999. The Law Offices of Shane smith can deal with the insurance company on your behalf to help you get a fair settlement.
  • Georgia Seat Belt Law | Atlanta Car Accident Injuries According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts save approximately 13,000 lives in the United States each year and could save an additional 7,000 lives if everyone wore a seat belt belts. Learn how seat belts work. If you are injured in a Georgia car accident, your insurance company may claim you are not eligible for compensation if you are not buckled up. This may not true. If the accident is not your fault, you may still be able to receive insurance compensation for your injuries, lost wages and property damage – although your damages may be reduced. To learn more or discuss your own situation, contact Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • Override Truck Crashes | Georgia Big Rig Accidents | Underride Wrecks Recently a Georgia man died when his vehicle slid under an 18-wheeler that refused to yield at a Gwinnett County intersection. This type of accident occurs because of the height difference between cars and trucks. Learn more about underride and override semi-truck accidents and how they can be prebented. If you have lost a loved one or sustained serious injury in a Georgia commercial trucking accident, Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith can help you get fair compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, on-going care, loss of earnings, loss of earning potential, loss of quality of life and other damages. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free case evaluation.
  • Atlanta Car Crash | Long Distance Driving Tips | Driver Safety Thanksgiving is a time or families to gather together. Many of us travel long distances to share a turkey with our loved ones. Are you one of the 42 million Americans who will be driving to your Thanksgiving destination? Be careful. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend ranks third of all holidays for car crashes (Memorial Day and New Years are first and second). Nationwide, there are expected to be about 400 car crash fatalities over Thanksgiving weekend and tens of thousands more injuries. These tips can help keep you and your family safe. Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith and the legal staff at the Law Offices of Shane Smith wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you won’t need us this weekend, but if you do, we are available 24-7 at 770-HURT-999.
  • Atlanta Reckless Driving vs Aggressive Driving in Georgia Learn more about the difference between reckless driving and aggressive driving. If you become the victim of an aggressive or reckless driving accident in Georgia, you have rights.
  • Hurt in a Atlanta Car Crash | Georgia Aggressive Driver We’ve all experienced aggressive drivers - those drivers that pass on the wrong side, follow too closely, or make dangerous lane changes because they are in such a hurry to get where they are going. These drivers have no regard for other drivers as they speed on their way. And, this behavior causes deadly accidents. If you become the victim of an aggressive driving accident in Georgia, you have rights. The aggressive driver’s insurance may be responsible for your medical costs and other losses. If you have lost a loved one to an aggressive driver, you may be able to claim wrongful death damages. To learn more, contact Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.

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