The attorneys at Shane Smith Law 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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  • Study Says SUV Bumpers Too High To Prevent Property Damage in Georgia Car Crashes 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. Shane Smith Law can deal with the insurance company on your behalf to help you get a fair settlement.
  • How Do Seat Belts Save Georgia Lives? 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.
  • Underride and Override Truck Crashes: Can These Deadly Georgia Accidents Be Prevented? 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 Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free case evaluation.
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Atlanta - Traveling For The Holiday? Read Our Long Distance Driving Tips. 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 Shane Smith Law 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.
  • What Is The Difference Between Reckless Driving And 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: Are You the Victim of a 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.
  • Animals In The Road: What You Can Do To Avoid Serious Injury. Every year, hundreds of people are killed when they swerve to avoid an animal and, instead, end up causing a more serious crash. If a dog or other animal is in the road, swerving to protect the animal is a natural reaction. However, this may not be the best tactic to protect a driver and passengers. So, what should you do if you are driving and there is a dog in the road? Find out in this article from Shane Smith Law, 770-HURT-999.
  • Preventing Atlanta Car Accidents Caused by Bad Tires According to the NHTSA, every year about 400 people lose their lives in car or truck accidents due to tire failure. Tire failure may be due to poor maintenance or it may be due to a manufacturing or design flaw. If you have been involved in a Georgia car accident caused by dangerous tires, call Atlanta attorney Shane Smith. Mr. Smith will be able to determine the cause of the tire failure and identify the responsible party. He can help you get fair compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other accident-related losses. To learn more, contact Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999.
  • Fall Driving Tips for Georgia Roads As weather and road conditions change, there is an increased chance of serious traffic accidents. Atlanta personal injury attorney Shane Smith presents fall driving safety tipsthat will help keep you safe as you enjoy the cooler air and the beautiful colors of fall. Atlanta car accident attorney Shane smith represents victims of car crashes throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. If you have in a car accident and need help getting compensation for your injuries, property damage and other losses, contact Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • High Speeds Lead to Deadly Atlanta Car Crashes Nearly one-third of all fatal crashes occur because one of the drivers involved in the crash was speeding. Speeding increases the likelihood of crashing and increases the severity of a accident once it occurs. Speeding is reckless. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a high speed driver, you have rights. You have the right to seek full compensation for your injuries, medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith works hard to protect those rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free legal consultation.
  • After the Carroll County Bus Accident – Follow These Tips To Prevent School Bus Accidents And Injury Every year, 8,000 to 12,000 children are injured in school bus accidents. Approximately 27 children are killed. Parents cannot prevent school bus accidents caused by reckless driving, but they can help their children to learn some safety rules that can prevent bus accident injuries. Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith represents victims of automobile, truck and bus accidents in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If your child has been injured in a Georgia school bus accident, you and your child may be eligible for monetary compensation. Contact Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999.
  • Bad Weather Driving: Six Tips For Preventing Georgia Hydroplaning Accidents Hydroplaning can’t always be prevented, but many serious accidents are preventable. Learn how to avoid hydroplaning and what to do if your car hydroplanes out of control. If you have been injured because of the negligence or recklessness of another person, Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith can help you get insurance compensation for your injuries, property damage and other losses. To learn more, download our free book, “Property Damage Guide for Georgia” or contact Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation.
  • Do Texting Bans Really Prevent Georgia Distracted Driving Crashes? Texting while driving is illegal in Georgia. However, a controversial new report suggests that texting bans may be ineffective. In fact, they may even contribute to an increase in accidents caused by a negligent driver on their cell phone.
  • Can Hands-Free Devices Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents? Have you or someone you love been injured by a distracted driver? You are not alone. The NHTSA estimates that approximately 11 percent of all drivers on the road at any given time are using a cell phone. Peachtree City attorney Shane Smith discusses distracted driving in Georgia.
  • Sun in your eyes? Glare is the cause of many Atlanta accidents. In the early fall, when the sun is low in the sky, sun glare can be a potentially deadly driving problem. Experts believe that sun glare, sun blindness, veiling glare or sun dazzle is to blame for numerous car accidents. Learn more about glare-related accidents. Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith represents victims of all types of Atlanta car crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia car wreck or an Atlanta pedestrian car crash, contact Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999. To learn more about car crash accidents in Georgia, download our free guide “10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.”
  • Flat tire? Bad weather? What Should You Keep In A Roadside Emergency Kit? Flat tire? Bad weather? What should you keep in a roadside emergency kit? A well-stocked roadside emergency car kit can help you get back on the road quickly and safely and it can help you avoid becoming an Atlanta accident victim. Learn what you should keep in your car. And, of course, try to remember to keep your cell phone charged. This safe driving tip is brought to you by Shane Smith Law. Our Atlanta car crash attorneys represent victims of car wrecks in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Learn more about your rights after a Georgia car accident; download a free copy of “Property Damage Guide for Georgia”.
  • Can Anything Be Done To Prevent Road Rage Accidents on Atlanta Highways? Many Atlanta drivers would not be surprised to learn that “road rage” is one of the leading causes of Georgia car accidents. Learn about road rage in this article and what to do if you become a victim of an Atlanta road rage accident. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s road rage, you have rights. Call Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation with an Atlanta car accident attorney. When you call, request our free book, “10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.”
  • What happens when you are hit by a drunk driver ...why is it different than just a simple car accident? After being hit by a drunk driver, whether in Atlanta, or somewhere else in Georgia, the DUI victim may feel anger and hurt. This is normal and we show you the steps to take to get closure, whether it is medical care, counseling, a claim, or lawsuit. We fight for those hit by drunk drivers in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Don't let a car accident ruin your life.
  • Do I Need to Go to the Drunk Driver's Criminal Hearing? Many people who are in a car accident with drunk driver get a subpoena to come to the drunk driver's court hearing. Is this the best place to seek justice when you have been hit by a drunk driver? Find out why we counsel victims of DUI to go,but seek justice in the civil court case where we get compensation for the car accident injuries, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
  • The Atlanta parent’s guide to preventing injury with booster seats As a Georgia car crash attorney, Shane Smith sees too many injured children. Buckling up your child in an appropriate child safety seat is the best way to prevent car accident injury. This article discusses the benefits of booster seats. If you or your child has been injured in an Atlanta car wreck, Shane Smith Law would like to help you. Contact our office at 770-HURT-999 to learn more about your right to insurance compensation for your injuries, pain and other losses.

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