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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  • Toyota recalls: are Atlanta drivers at risk? Since November 2009, Toyota has recalled more than eight and a half million vehicles for problems ranging from sticky accelerators to computer system glitches and brake problems. Here is a list of those recalls and the affected vehicles. What should you do if you have been in an Atlanta area accident because of a defective vehicle? Contact The Law Offices of R, Shane Smith. We can help get compensation for all your injuries and losses. Call 770-HURT-999.
  • Are overweight men safer in an Atlanta car crash? The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute just released the results of a study that found that obese men who are wearing seat belts are 22% more likely to survive a car crash than underweight men. This interesting study may change the way cars are designed. The Law Offices of Shane Smith represent car crash victims in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Have you been injured a car wreck? It is important that you consult an attorney before agreeing to an insurance settlement or signing anything. Call us at 770-HURT-999 if you have any questions.
  • If you are in an Atlanta crash, stay in your vehicle! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about 16% of American pedestrian fatalities occur on freeways. Many times these accidents occur because the victim has left a disabled vehicle. Read this article and learn what you should do if your car is disabled on the highway. If you have been in an accident and need help, contact The Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
  • Atlanta Car Accident Law New Parts Added Just Before a Car Wreck AFter a Car Accident in Atlanta or Georgia many times the insurance company will tell you that they do not want to pay you for repairs you made to your car before the auto accident. Find Georgia Car Accident Law provided by the car accident lawyers at Hurt 999.
  • Common car crash injuries Few things are worse than dealing with the aftermath of an Atlanta car accident. We’ve listed some common car crash injuries, their symptoms, and treatments. Attorney Shane Smith can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf and help relieve the financial stress.
  • Distracted driving is a major threat to Atlanta drivers Texting while driving increases a driver’s crash risk by 23 times. As texting becomes more popular, it is becoming an increasing safety hazard. Everyone on the road is endangered by distracted drivers. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a negligent or distracted driver, speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Contact Atlanta’s Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 and learn how he can help you.
  • Atlanta Car Accidents - Can Insurance Company use old parts in my car Many times, clients ask me about the insurance company wanting to use older or refurbished parts in repairing their car. Find out your rights before signing any insurance company's forms. We have an entire section detailing your rights under Georgia Law regarding how to get your car repaired.
  • Winter Weather Driving Tips This year’s cold temperatures and winter weather pose a safety hazard to Georgia drivers. Even experienced drivers may have difficulty when driving in ice and snow. The car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Shane Smith have compiled a list of winter driving tips to help keep you safe this winter. If you are involved in an Atlanta-area accident due to the negligence of another driver, call the Offices of Shane Smith. Call 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation.
  • Teen Driving Safety – Six tips to help prevent teen accidents Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of American teenagers. Most of these deaths occur when a teenager is behind the wheel. Attorney Shane Smith works with victims of all types of traffic accidents. We hate to see lives ended before they have truly begun, so the staff at The Law Offices of Shane Smith has compiled a list of tips to help keep your teen driver safe. Call 770-HURT-999 for more information.
  • Georgia car accident injuries depend on the type of crash There are many types of injuries that are sustained by Georgia car accident victims. Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to whiplash and broken bones to serious spine injuries, head injuries and internal injuries. The factors that determine the injuries that an accident victim will sustain, include speed, safety equipment, whether or not the victim was wearing a seat belt, the type of vehicle, whether there are loose objects in the vehicle, and, especially, the type of collision. Learn about the different types of collisions and the injuries that are common to each type. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Atlanta-area car wreck, contact Attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to learn how he can help.
  • A Georgia accident victim’s guide to whiplash Whiplash is one of the most common and most annoying injuries caused by car accidents. It is often associated with rear-end impacts. If your doctor has told you that you have whiplash, you may want to know more. The Law Offices of Shane Smith have compiled a list of commonly asked questions about this injury. If you’ve been in an Atlanta car wreck and the settlement your insurance company offers you is not enough to pay for your medical bills, give Shane Smith a at 770-HURT-999. Contacting Shane is your first step towards getting those medical bills paid.
  • Seven steps that will help your car accident case No one expects to be in a car accident. However, if this does happen, do you know what to do? Find out seven steps that you can take after an accident and how these steps can help your personal injury case. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Atlanta auto accident, attorney Shane Smith would like to help you get all the compensation that you deserve. Contact him for a free consultation at 770-HURT-999 before taking a settlement.
  • Georgia Car Seat Law: keeping your children safe In Georgia, auto accidents are the leading cause of injury for children between one to twelve years old. Unfortunately, many of these deaths and serious injuries could have been prevented. Visit this page for tips about keeping your child safe in the car.
  • In Atlanta, walking can be bad for your health | Atlanta Pedestrian Accidents In Atlanta, walking can be deadly. A recent ranking listed Atlanta as the nation's tenth most deadly city for pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Atlanta metro area, call us for a free case evaluation.
  • Atlanta Car Accident Rights About Rental Cars Were you involved in a Car Accident in Atlanta or Georgia? Are you entitled to a rental car from the insurance company? Do you need a vehicle to help you get treatment from you Atlanta car wreck? Find the answeres here on what your rights are regarding rental cars, and other property damage questions.
  • Georgia Property Damage Claims Basics For Car Accidents Quick summary of your rights that you should read prior to settling your Georgia property damage claim from a car accident. This will allow you to know what is covered in your claim and what is not covered. It will caution you against releasing your bodily injury claim at the same time as your property damage claim.
  • Georgia Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents The normal statute of limitations in Georgia car accident cases is two years. Under certain circumstances you may have additional time to file a lawsuit.
  • Are all Injury lawyers the same? The same question could be asked about doctors and mechanics. I use a doctor that I trust. I have used him for years. I believe what he says and follow his advice. Your relationship with your lawyer should be the same way.
  • How is a DUI victim case or a case where someone was DUI different? Driving Under the Influence or DUI continues to be a serious problem in the Atlanta, Georgia area. It is bad enough when you are injured in a wreck that you did not cause; but, emotionally, it can be much worse when someone hits you who was drinking or is DUI. These cases are handled differently in our office.
  • I never wanted to sue anyone? Many times, clients will tell me that they are not the “type of person to sue” someone. I confess that I do not know what type of person does sue someone; but most of my clients are not that person. I have clients come to me and say that they are hurt and have all of these bills and do not know what to do. They feel bad making a claim but they missed a week of work and they now do not have the money to pay the gas bill. They say that they hurt for weeks but are not sure that is enough of a reason to sue someone.

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