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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  • 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 Shane Smith Law has compiled a list of tips to help keep your teen driver safe. Call 770-HURT-999 for more information.
  • Georgia car accident injuries: how you are injured depends 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. Shane Smith Law 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 Laws To Keep 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! 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.
  • Read here to find out your rights on whether or not you get a rental car when you are involved in an Atlanta or Georgia Car Accident. 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 Rights For Car Accident Victims. Your Car, Your Rights 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 Tolled Under Certain Circumstances 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.
  • Why should I buy uninsured motorist insurance? Many times clients will ask me about uninsured motorist insurance. The questions range from what is uninsured motorist insurance or UM and why do I need it. They will also ask what is the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Another question is how much should they buy?
  • What Should You Do Following an Auto Accident? Three Steps Toward a Stronger Georgia Car Wreck Case
  • Civil Proceedings Give Real Closure to Victims in Georgia DUI Cases When a person is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the state of Georgia, several penalties can be imposed by the criminal court depending on the situation, but DUI victims often find that legal penalties don't heal the hurt they've suffered.
  • Pedestrians Are Still At Risk In Many Metro Atlanta Neighborhoods 185 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in the Metro Atlanta Area between 1997 and 1998, a statistic that moved the nonprofit Surface Transportation Policy Project to name Atlanta the second most dangerous city for pedestrians in 2000.

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