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School Zone Safety Tips, presented by Montlick & Associates, Attorneys

Visit us each week to view two minute segments from the ABC noon news featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. We will be covering a wide range of topics to help keep your family safe. These segments are broadcast on WSB-TV in Atlanta. Research shows that most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care, and we are committed to preventing injuries. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family, and don't forget to sign up for our Free Safety Alerts and Legal Tips/Updates.

Help Keep Kids Safe in School Zones!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, and special guest, Amanda Walpole of Safe Kids Cobb County, share important statistics and reminders for drivers traveling through school zones. Watch this week's video and click on the links below to find out what you need to do to help prevent serious injuries, and possible fatalities, as children travel to and from school.


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Montlick & Associates, Georgia Accident Lawyers, Teams Up with Safe Kids to Promote School Zone Safety

Spring break is over and schools are back in session. That means drivers need to be extra cautious while driving in and around school zone crosswalks. To get the word out to as many drivers as possible, the Georgia Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates invited Safe Kids Cobb County to help them promote school zone safety by appearing in the special ABC News segment posted at the top of this page.

Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi reminds drivers that "Speeding or distracted driving in a school zone puts children at great risk, and can cause unbearable pain and heartbreak for families." Amanda Walpole of Safe Kids Cobb County concurs. "Research from Safe Kids shows that one out of every six drivers going through a school zone is engaged in some sort of distracted activity. We see people using mobile devices, reading, eating, putting on makeup, even shaving behind the wheel. It's hard to believe the things people sometimes do while driving. It's dangerous anywhere, but particularly in school zones, where we all know small children are around."

Many drivers think it is acceptable to just slow down a little going through crosswalks. However, according to Georgia law, drivers must be prepared to come to a complete stop. Every person driving through a school zone, needs to remember to ALWAYS slow down, pay strict attention and be ready to stop fully at all crosswalks.

Our Georgia pedestrian school zone lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. If your child is involved in a school zone accident, it is important to obtain representation from an experienced Georgia school zone accident lawyer. We are familiar with the defense strategies used by insurance companies to avoid paying claims in Georgia pedestrian school zone accident lawsuits and will work zealously to obtain the compensation that your child deserves. Our experienced pedestrian school zone accident attorneys have represented children involved in pedestrian accidents throughout Atlanta and all of Georgia for over 27 years. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

School Zone Safety

Drivers are required to yield right-of-way to school children in a crosswalk. This means not only slowing down or yielding, but coming to a complete stop and waiting for the children to cross the intersection.

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