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Pedestrians hurt every year in accidents in Georgia. Texting a factor?

Pedestrians die every year due to auto accidents in Georgia. Between 2000 and 2006, a total of 1,087 pedestrians lost their lives in an auto accident in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. That’s 155 people each year. Sometimes, distracted drivers hit pedestrians. Other times, it’s the pedestrians who are distracted. A startling study recently highlighted the link between pedestrian accidents and texting.

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in Georgia? Injured by a driver talking on a cell phone in Atlanta? You need a Georgia personal injury lawyer who puts people first. You need the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Serving clients in Georgia, our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in pedestrian accidents. We understand how long and difficult the recovery process can be after a serious pedestrian accident. We know how difficult insurance companies can be sometimes responding to claim requests. Level the playing field. Contact a Georgia personal injury attorney committed to fighting for your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

Here’s a sobering statistic. If you’re texting while crossing the street, you’re four times more likely to be hit by a car than someone who’s not texting. Specifically, you have a 25 percent chance of being hit by a car while crossing the street if you’re texting. If you are not texting, you have a 6 percent chance of being hit by a vehicle, according to scientific study conducted by the Youth Safety Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries – and even death – every day across America. More than 59,000 pedestrians are injured each year in accidents on average nationwide, according to the statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.

Accidents happen fast. But the consequences can last weeks, months or even years. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, fight back. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. We mean business!

School bus accidents a serious danger in Georgia

Georgia places a great deal of importance on school bus safety. That’s why officials in Gainesville, Georgia – a city near Atlanta – met recently to review safety procedures. “(T)here’s a number of buses on the roadways, as well as other vehicles on the roadways, so therefore the percentage for an accident goes up,” said Kevin Holbrook, public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department.

School bus accidents in Georgia happen fast. In an instant, your child can sustain a serious injury. Knowing what to do after a school bus accident can be challenging. You need a Georgia personal injury lawyer with experience handling complicated cases. You need the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Serving clients in Georgia, our knowledgeable Atlanta personal injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in bus accidents. We know how complex such cases can be for injury victims and their families. We can help. Contact a Georgia personal injury attorney who puts people first. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

The recent school bus safety event in Gainesville, Georgia allowed police and other emergency personnel to practice important safety procedures. Officials rehearsed evacuating a school bus, including how to properly and efficiently evacuate children. Every second counts in a school bus accident. The slightest delay could mean the difference between a minor and a serious injury.

So many factors come into play in a school bus accident. Was the bus driver obeying all traffic signals? Was the other driver speeding, texting while driving or operating under the influence of alcohol? These are just some of the issues we regularly investigate in accidents involving school buses and other vehicles.

Don’t leave your future to chance. Go with an experienced law firm focused on results. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. We’re on your side.

Georgia grandchildren safer in vehicles driven by grandparents

Older drivers have some of the safest driving habits on the road. They wear seatbelts more than younger drivers. They’re involved in fewer drunk driving accidents. And when they have their grandchildren in the car, they’re less likely to be in an auto accident. That’s the conclusion of a recent scientific study written about in Time Magazine. Specifically, children are twice as safe when their grandparents are driving instead of their parents, the report states.

Even so, accidents happen. Do you know what you would do if you were injured in an accident caused by another driver in Georgia? You need a Georgia personal injury lawyer who puts people first. You need the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Serving clients in Georgia, our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys have years of experience successfully fighting for auto accident injury victims. We know how disruptive an auto accident can be to people’s lives. That’s why we work tirelessly to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve to get your life back on track. Contact a Georgia personal injury attorney dedicated to fighting for justice. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

Older drivers can take certain steps to stay safer on the road. They include:

  • Exercising regularly. Staying fit keeps your senses sharp.
  • Having your eyes checked once a year. Good vision saves lives!
  • Asking your doctor if you’re taking the right medicines.
  • Planning your route before your drive.
  • Leaving enough space between you and car in front.

But no matter what steps you take, even the safest drivers can easily be injured in an auto accident. Don’t let someone else’s reckless behavior ruin your life. Take back control. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Our lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for auto accident injury victims throughout Georgia. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and attention to detail. We will leave no stone unturned when you choose us to represent you. The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates – we mean business!