Last updated 3 days ago
As an Atlanta bicyclist, it’s important for you to feel confident sharing the road with cars and other motor vehicles. Unlike cars, bicycles lack protective structures, so you have to take extra precautions to ensure your safety. This means learning how to correctly cross the road with your bike, how to turn at junctions, and what type of clothing to wear.
Before you decide to ride your bicycle through Atlanta’s busy intersections, you need to do your research. This Bike Safety App from Stroika details your rights as a bicycle user. It also shares some riding safety rules and techniques to help you comfortably share the road with nearby cars and motorcycles.
The Law Office Of Neil Flit offers a free case evaluation to go over your personal injury claim. You can reach our Atlanta office by dialing (678) 809-7428.
Last updated 10 days ago
Whether your children walk to school each day or frequently walk to a friend’s house, it’s important for them to reach their destination safely. As a parent, you can start teaching your children about pedestrian safety at an early age. In fact, the sooner you teach them about the potential dangers of unobservant motorists or bicyclists, the more likely your kids will grow up aware of their surroundings while walking.
Teach kids about sidewalks
When talking to your kids about pedestrian safety, you want to avoid making them feel anxious or worried about crossing the street. Instead of focusing on the dangers of traffic, emphasize safe ways to get to their destination. For instance, explain to your kids that they should use the sidewalk whenever possible, as sidewalks were created for pedestrians to have a safe path.
Encourage kids to put away electronics
Walking safely requires a child to pay close attention to his or her surroundings. Your child will be less likely to pay attention if he or she is using electronic devices, such as iPods, phones, or video games. Not only should you discourage use of these devices while walking, but also you should set an example by putting away your electronics when acting as a pedestrian.
Walk with your kids
Before the age of 10, your kids will likely have difficulty judging the speed and distance of cars. For this reason, either you or someone you trust should always walk with your kids when they are at a young age. Walking with a trusted adult can also help your kids learn safe walking techniques, such as making eye contact with drivers before crossing the road and being on the lookout for cars that are turning or backing up.
The Law Office Of Neil Flit is made of an exceptional team of Atlanta personal injury lawyers. If you or a loved is involved in an accident, you can schedule a free case evaluation with one of our auto accident attorneys. Learn more about protecting your rights following an accident by calling (678) 809-7428.
Last updated 17 days ago
No matter how cautiously you drive, you may still become involved in an auto accident because of the careless, reckless behavior of another driver. If you are involved in an auto accident, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you file a claim and collect resulting damages. In particular, an attorney can help you seek full financial compensation for the injuries and losses you have experienced as a result of someone else’s careless behavior.
Negotiating with an insurance company on your own can be incredibly stressful, as it will be more difficult to receive a fair settlement in your case. Even though calculating the value of your claim isn’t always a straightforward process, your attorney can estimate compensable damages. By gathering all of your claim-related records, including medical bills and lost work time records, your lawyer can determine a rough estimate of the economic damages you have sustained.
Most insurance companies work to give you as little compensation as possible following an accident. Call (678) 809-7428 to schedule a free case evaluation with the Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta.
Last updated 24 days ago
Beginning July 1, 2010, Georgia drivers were bound by new texting while driving laws. These laws outline exclusions for drivers under the age of 18, who are no longer able to use their phones in any way while driving. Unless contacting law enforcement officials, drivers under 18 must pull to the side of the road to text or make a phone call.
According to Georgia’s texting while driving laws, drivers over the age of 18 are banned from sending or receiving a text while driving. However, the law doesn’t prohibit use of two-way communication devices or GPS. This video from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office explains how a texting while driving citation impacts a Georgia driver’s record.
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Last updated 1 month ago
The Law Office of Neil Flit fights for the rights of victims injured in drunk driving accidents. As a way to continue on this pursuit of justice, we have partnered with the Georgia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Specifically, we are on the steering committee for MADD Georgia, providing the guidance and support MADD needs to put an end to drunk driving and support the victims of this violent crime.The Law Office of Neil Flit fights for the rights of victims injured in drunk driving accidents. As a way to continue on this pursuit of justice, we have partnered with the Georgia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Specifically, we are on the steering committee for MADD Georgia, providing the guidance and support MADD needs to put an end to drunk driving and support the victims of this violent crime.
Through our partnership with MADD, our firm also participated in the Atlanta Walk Like MADD event on September 17th, 2011. The mission of this fun, community-based 5k walk is to help raise the financial support that allows MADD to continue to save lives. The Law Office of Neil Flit is passionate about our work with MADD and we continue to support the organization’s mission to put an end to drunk driving.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact the Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428. Our office offers a free initial consultation with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer.