Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys
Call Today 404.907.1594
Free Case Consultation

Fill out the form below to schedule your free case consultation with an attorney.

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
    Please select an option.
Understanding Your Rights Find Out if You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Children Need to Know How to be Safe

The majority of parents in this world teach their children many things in life, such how to ride a bicycle. Although parents have good intentions about teaching their children how to ride a bike, children are often not taught cycling skills that will keep them safe and reduce their chances of a Georgia bicycle accident.

Teaching a child how to ride a bike and cycling with kids is a very rewarding experience for parents, but parents also need to take the opportunity to teach their children cycling safety. This can also be rewarding for parents, knowing they are teaching their children skills that will last a lifetime.

While riding a bike may be considered an activity for children, parents need to let their children know from an early age that a bicycle is not a toy and that it comes with many responsibilities, including the following:

  • Following road rules, since bicycles are considered vehicles.
  • Wearing bicycle helmets, both because it is the law for anyone under 16 and because the helmet will protect their heads from serious injuries in the event of a bicycle accident.
  • Practicing safe cycling, like always stopping at stop signs.
  • Riding responsibly, such as wearing bright-colored clothing.

These lessons should be taught from the very first introduction to bicycle riding:

  • First, young children first be introduced to bicycles by being seated in a trailer or in a child’s seat on the back of their parents’ bikes.
  • Then, they may graduate to a tricycle.
  • After that, children will either ride a balance bike or a bike with training wheels.
  • Finally, children will graduate to a bicycle with two wheels.

Understanding a Parent’s Role

Riding with your children during each step is critical to their cycling safety. Along each of these stages, you should talk to your children and explain what you are doing and why. For example, if you are slowing, then mention to your children the reason, such as stopping at a stop sign or looking for oncoming traffic. Children will learn by your example. Additionally, you should caution your children about the dangers of cars pulling out of driveways and parking lots.

It is never too early to start teaching children cycling safety to help them avoid bicycle crashes in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Although you may have had the best intentions in teach your children cycling safety skills, a negligent driver may have still injured your child or yourself. If you or your child was injured in an Atlanta bike accident, you may have rights to a recovery.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Before you select any attorney, meet with Tony and Alfred at Kalka & Baer LLC.”

    Ron H.

  • “Tony and his team put together a case and helped me when no one else could I was able to get a recovery.”

    C Rabren

  • “Tony handled my accident claim and I was completely 100% satisfied with the services I received. ”

    Aaron Christopher

  • “He will be forever in your memory as not only a good lawyer, but a member of your family.”

    Previous Client

  • “He always responded to my calls and e-mails expeditiously”

    Denise D.

  • “There are no words to express how grateful I am to you both.”

    M Morgan

  • “Tony has made my life so much easier and got me the max available!”

    Jessica

  • “Bryan and Jackie helped to alleviate the anxiety and stress. Their patience, kindness and professionalism was prevalent always.”

    Keena C.

  • “I would recommend this firm without a doubt; Caroline and her team are very professional.”

    Dobson Collins

  • “Mr Kalka and the other members of the firm throughout my dealings with them were always well informed, courteous, helpful beyond expectations.”

    Andrew

  • “Tony Kalka and his team are not only very good at what they do but they are decent honest people with good character and big hearts.”

    Jeff R.

  • “He did what he had advised and everything turned out just right.”

    Sara

  • “They and all of their staff were great.”

    Frankie B.

  • “I do not give compliments or reviews normally but when someone goes way beyond the call of duty... People need to know who you are and what you can do!”

    M. Kay W.

  • “I have attorneys for life.”

    E Ripley

Work With a Recognized Legal Team

  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Millions of Dollars in Settlements Recovered
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • Included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Perfect 10.0 Rating on Avvo
  • Nationally Recognized by Numerous Legal Organizations