Blog Posts in May, 2011

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Share The Road Atlanta- A Lawyer's Comment

Have you ever been driving along and when you make it to your destination think, "wow, how'd I even get here?" Driving can become very routine, especially when driving a familiar route. ...
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Cobby County Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

A hit and run leaves a Cobb county school teacher adamant that the county needs more bike lanes. Carrie Kane, a 43 year old school teacher did not remember anything about her bicycle crash that caused ...
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Kalka & Baer and Bicycle Helmets Help Save Lives.

The Georgia Helmet Law requires riders under the age of 16 to wear their helmet when on a state road, street or bicycle bath. While there are opponents to this requirement that claim the law gives ...
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Kalka & Baer represents Bike Crash Victims at Piedmont Hospital

Piedmont Physicians works to keep their patients informed about the safety risks involved in Bicycling, In-line-skating, and skateboarding. They have posted for viewing on their website, statistics ...
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Kalka & Baer Represents City of Roswell Crash Victims

The city of Roswell takes cycling safety seriously and works to educate the community how they can safely ride their bikes around the city. The city reminds cyclists to share the road, and that when ...
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Kalka & Baer advocates for Bike Crash Victims

While I was getting geared up take my bike out for a spin the other day I was thinking about how before I was really educated in bicycle safety I would just take off without even thinking about the ...
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Kalka & Baer Discusses Cyclist Rights

Many of the accidents that I hear about involving bicycles are those that could have potentially been avoided if the proper safety precautions were taken. As gas prices continue to rise and people ...
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Kalka & Baer represents bike crash victims.

I recently read an interesting article that discusses the times cyclists should not take off for a bicycle ride. First, by law cyclists are not able, by law, to ride on an interstate highway in the ...
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Kalka & Baer Represnts Mercer Univeristy Students

Those individuals looking to go to a bike ride in the Macon area know that there are not many places safe enough to take off around town. One concerned Mercer student took to his college paper to ...
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Did an Atlanta pothole cause your bicycle accident?

Atlanta bicycle accidents often result because of a car or other vehicle. However, some bicycle accidents occur due to road hazards. Potholes can be up to ten inches deep, making them a definite road ...
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Bicycle Accidents and Debris on The Road

Debris and other hazards present in the path of a bicycle can cause cyclists to crash and become injured. A Georgia man crashed when he struck a piece of metal while traveling on the shoulder of the ...
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Cumming Georgia Bicycle Accidents and Tire Blow Outs

Regular maintenance on a bicycle is very important to ensure that every ride is safe. The consequences of poor maintenance can be severe. A cyclist in Cumming, Ga was involved in a freak accident when ...
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Decatur Bicycle Victims Rights and Legal Representation

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia is ranked eighth in the United States for bicycle fatalities. This is despite the fact that the Atlanta region has one of the lowest ...
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Co-Workers Involved in an Atlanta Car and Pedestrian Crash

Early in the morning on Friday, May 6, 2011, a bizarre Atlanta car accident occurred that involved two people from the same business. The Atlanta morning host of CBS Radio's "Dave FM" ...
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What is a safe distance when passing a bicyclist?

Summer is here, and many are taking advantage of beautiful weather by spending time outdoors. As more cyclists make their appearance on the road ways, understanding the safety requirements of sharing ...
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Carrol County Bicyclist watch out for Road Rage

Some motorists are not patient when sharing the road with cyclists. An extreme example is illustrated by an accident coming out of Carrol County when a motorist intentionally caused a cyclist to ...
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Columbus Georgia Child Suffers Broken Leg in Bicycle Accident

Before you taking off to enjoy the summer weather, children cyclists should always be sure they understand how to operate their bicycles. The effects of a child being unaware of how to properly ...
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Lagrance Georgia Cyclist Suffers Brain Injury and Dies

Motorists need to take extreme care when sharing the road with cyclists, especially when attempting to pass a cyclist. In LaGrange, a cyclist and an SUV collided when a Toyota Highlander was ...
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Perry Georgia Bicycle Accident Injuries

The city of Perry, GA encourages cyclist to understand the five most common causes of bicycle and vehicle crashes and use safety precautions to avoid the risks associated with these common causes. ...
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Wrong-Way Cyclist Critically Injured in Savannah

On April 30, 2011, a serious bicycle accident took place in Savannah, Georgia, sending the bicyclist to the hospital with critical injuries. According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, the ...
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Bike Month in Georgia: Can Cyclists & Drivers Coexist?

As the month of May is bike month in Georgia and throughout the nation, we are reminded about bicycle safety once again. Sadly, those who ride on two wheels are at risk for bicycle accidents and ...
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Red Light Runner Hits Decatur Bicyclist

Last month, a Decatur bicycle accident occurred when a car ran a red light and struck a bicyclist. According to authorities, the car was traveling around 30 mph when it hit the cyclist in downtown ...
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Smartphones are NOT a smart choice for teen drivers in Marietta, GA.

Smartphones are NOT a smart choice for teen drivers in Marietta, GA. There is typically a nervous excitement in the air when a teenager gets a learner's permit. If that teen passes the driving ...
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Reasons for Needing a Personal Injury Lawyer after a Kennesaw Car Crash

Reasons for Needing a Personal Injury Lawyer after a Kennesaw Car Crash Some Georgia car accidents are just fender-benders, while others result in serious injuries. If you sustain catastrophic ...
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Cobb County Cyclist Survives after Hit-and-Run Crash

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, a teacher was en route to school on her bicycle when she was hit by a car on Austell Road. Officials indicated that the Cobb County bicycle accident occurred near the ...
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