Preventing Atlanta Bike Accidents
Atlanta bicycle accident lawyers at Kalka & Baer have seen all kinds of cases ) for bike riders who have been injured. Whether the accident was caused by a car, truck, motorcycle, another cyclist or even a loose dog, Kalka & Baer attorneys are expert personal injury attorneys who you can contact if injured in Georgia bicycle accident.
Here are two things you as a cyclist can do to help be safe while riding Georgia roads…
Fixing your Bike
Bikes endure wear and tear and riding a damaged bike can put you, the rider, in dangerous conditions. Every cyclist should ride with a basic tool kit in case of a bike break down. Common problems that can occur on a bike ride include flat tires, misadjusted brakes, loose chains and rattling racks- according to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (
Most Georgia bike shops sell kits or at least the tools you can carry when riding your bike.
Fixing the Roads
The fight to improve conditions of city streets is part of the Complete Streets campaign by the National Complete Streets Coalition With a purpose to build safer roads with all users in mind- including pedestrians and cyclists, the campaign encourages planners and engineers to design streets that are integrated into the communities that they run through.
It is important that drivers and bicyclists know the rules of the road. It is up to parents to teach their young children these rules. If you are mature enough to get behind the wheel, you better believe you should know the rules of the road and always obey them.
Bicycle accidents in Georgia or any other
state can occur for many reasons. Many times these types of accidents are a
result of unusual circumstances or the result of negligent drivers. In most bicycle accidents that involve cars and trucks, the bicyclists are usually not the ones at fault. Believe it or not, bicycles are legal
vehicles. A bike and a motor vehicle, in most occasions, have an equal right to use the same lanes and roads unless
Here in Georgia, the Complete Streets campaign is in works in the cities of Roswell, Decatur, Clarkston and Savannah as well as in Cobb County and the Dunwoody areas.
About the Author
Tony Kalka was selected in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011 as Super Lawyer Rising Star within the Georgia legal community and in December 2009, he was chosen by Georgia Trend Magazine as “Georgia’s Legal Elite.” Tony has an AVVO rating of 10 out of 10.