Kevin Patrick Law - January 2019

Stay Safe This Season Tips to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents During Winter

1. Walk on Sidewalks If the roads are covered in ice and snow, drivers can more easily lose control of their vehicle and slide into traffic. Try to stay on the sidewalks as much as you can, but if you have to walk on the roadway, be sure you face traffic and stay close to the curb. Tread carefully and slowly, and keep an eye out for ice.

3. Put the Phone Down While bright clothing will help drivers see you, it’s equally as important that you can see where you are going. Many pedestrians get distracted by their phones and step off the curb or walk through stop signs, which results in many dangerous accidents. Try to keep your phone in your pocket as often as you can while walking. All of us here at Kevin Patrick Law understand that even if you take the proper precautions, accidents are sometimes inevitable. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a pedestrian accident this winter, give our office a call at 404-566- 5880 for a complimentary consultation.

Walking across the street is more dangerous than it’s been for a quarter century. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were approximately 92 pedestrian deaths between January and June in the state of Georgia. In fact, Atlanta is rated one of the top-10 most dangerous cities for people on foot in the entire country. While both pedestrians and drivers should always be aware of their surroundings, during these colder months, perhaps more than any other time of the year, they should be even more vigilant. Winter weather poses more hazards, such as icy roads, slippery sidewalks, and earlier sunsets — all of which result in an increased number of pedestrian- related accidents. For this reason, my team and I want offer some preventative tips to help reduce the number of accidents in Georgia this winter.

2. Wear Bright Clothing

A vast majority of all pedestrian-related accidents occur once the sun sets. If you have to walk in the evening, wear bright, reflective outer clothing. For example, you can purchase reflective vests, jackets, and hats for a decent price.

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Citrus and Avocado Salad Inspired by Bon Appétit Ingredients • 1 blood, cara cara, or navel orange, sliced 1/8-inch thick and deseeded • 1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced 1/8-inch thick and deseeded • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1 bunch arugula • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves • 1 avocado, cut into wedges • Salt and pepper, to taste 2. In a rimmed baking sheet, toss citrus slices with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast citrus until lightly charred and caramelized, about 10–15 minutes. Let cool. 3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine onion and lemon juice. Season with salt and let sit for 5 minutes. 4. Add citrus, arugula, and mint to onion mixture. Drizzle with remaining oil, Directions 1. Heat oven to 425 F.

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season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss thoroughly. 5. Add avocado, combing very gently to not crush avocado.

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