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Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the growing danger of distracted walking and jogging, and what you can do to avoid potentially fatal accidents. View our weekly ABC News segment and click on the links below for additional safety tips on protecting yourself and your loved ones from serious pedestrian injuries.
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Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Cites Dangers Posed by Distracted Pedestrians
Most people are aware of the dangers involved with distracted driving. But now there is growing concern over the rise in accidents involving distracted walkers and joggers. The Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates created the video above to create more public awareness of the issue in Georgia and throughout the Southeast and to remind everyone to be especially attentive while walking or jogging especially at intersections.
Pedestrians currently account for 12 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in the US, and two states have legislation pending that would ban certain pedestrian distractions. New York and Arkansas are both considering restrictions for walkers and joggers. If passed, the proposed New York legislation will ban the use of cell phones, iPods and other devices while crossing the street. The basic rationale behind the proposed restrictions is that distracted pedestrians pose a danger not just to themselves but to others as well. For example, a pedestrian listening to music or texting and not paying attention while entering an intersection is at risk of being seriously injured by oncoming traffic. Others at that same intersection are also at risk since the driver could easily lose control trying to avoid the distracted pedestrian and strike another car, or other people or bike riders in that same intersection.
Since 1984, the Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in the United States. Our law firm represents families and individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries, in all types of cases involving wrongful conduct and wrongful death, including those involving distracted walking and jogging. Each state has its own laws as to what can be recovered as damages in these types of serious accidents. In Georgia, for example, a person injured by the carelessness of another has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages incurred due to the accident, and in some cases punitive damages. There are many different sources of possible recovery for accident victims, and it is important that they all are identified.
No matter where you live in Georgia, if you have been seriously injured in a car accident or any type of accident involving negligence, drunk driving, or any other reckless behavior, our caring and compassionate team of lawyers is here to assist you. Please call us 24 hours, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays at 1-800-LAW-NEED for your free consultation, or visit www.montlick.com and fill out our Free Case Evaluation form or use our 24 Hour Live Online Chat.
Pedestrians should be especially attentive while walking or jogging - especially at intersections.