Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
A brother and sister were killed when they stopped to change a flat tire along a Georgia freeway, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (8.28.13). The car was entering northbound I-75 when it hit the siblings. This accident highlights the danger of changing tires in areas where you may be at risk for other traffic, said Atlanta auto accident lawyer Greg Stokes of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A.
The two were changing a tire in the V-shaped space between Interstate 75 and the entrance ramp to the highway, where the on-ramp merges onto the freeway, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (8.26.13).
Atlanta auto accident lawyers at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. recommend that drivers who suffer a flat find a safe place to pull completely off the road. If a driver is on the freeway, the safest bet is to get off. If this is not possible, drivers should pull as far onto the shoulder as they can. Drivers should avoid parking in the middle of curves that are hard to see by approaching cars.
“Unfortunately, many drivers talk on the phone and even text while driving. These drivers may not be paying attention and veer off the road,” said Stokes.
Lawyers at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious car accidents and other personal injury incidents, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for victims and/or their families who suffered injury as a result of an auto accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured during the repair of a car or other motor vehicle, contact the attorneys at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. in Atlanta. The firm’s personal injury lawyers have helped many individuals, and/or their loved ones, obtain the compensation they deserve following accidents in Georgia. Contact Stokes & Kopitsky at 404-857-4762.
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