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Attorneys Justinian Lane, Dustin Fox, and Diego Rodriguez discuss bicycle safety and a bicycle accident in Georgetown, TX.

Dustin Fox: I was just looking in the news recently there was someone in Georgetown who’s unfortunately, he was hit by a hit-and-run and killed and that’s really unfortunate because you see a lot of bicycle accidents in the news. You know, just all the time especially during high bicycle season. And, you know, I think that’s prompted JC and the marketing team to try to put some special together, right?

Justinian Lane: Right. One of the gentlemen who works for us, our accountant for the firm is very active in the– in the cycling community. He actually lives in Georgetown. He’ll sometimes ride to our Pflugerville office, he rides his bikes extensively and we’re working with him to put together a really good bicycle safety video, “Here’s what you do to keep yourself safe” and then we’re going to take it to the next step and we’re going to talk about “If this happens, these are what your legal rights are.” “If this happens these are your what your legal rights are” “How a law firm can help, if God forbids, you do have more kind of an accident.” And then how people be a good– a really good resource for the cycling community.

If you’ve got some legal questions that you’d like to know, please contact us and let us know. I know one of the questions that were brought up is what happens if you’re riding your bicycle and somebody’s dog comes and causes you to take a tumble? We’re going to address that particular issue or if somebody’s child you know, throws the ball at you and you tip your bike over or of course you know the more common ones if you get hit by a car or a bus or something along those lines?We’ll address that and talk about what we can do to help but more importantly, how to prevent those sorts of things from happening?

Well, we love helping injured people but we’d love it even more if we didn’t have any injured people to help. We’ll do our part to help prevent accidents and keep the community safer. And if there are any issues that you think that our intention could be directed to, to help reduce those kinds of accidents, please let us know. Preventable accidents we want to prevent them if it’s possible.

Diego Rodriguez: Yeah, so one of the things about information, the information is not only for the adult cyclists but also think about that information at the angle of– you know, if you have teenagers, you have children and things like that. And they may not be aware of what things you should do. This little video will inform you on what you should little your kids and be like, “Hey, this is what you should be doing, this is what you should be avoiding.” You obviously cross it, you know, designated areas and things like that.

As adults, you’ve lived a little bit of life. You have a little bit more common sense and say a 12-year-old or a 14-year-old. That’s what the value of this video comes because you can really have now as a parent say, “Hey I know you don’t want to think about this, you ride in your half field or whatever it is that you’re doing but please be aware of these– these steps that you can take to kind of be prevented so– and you know it’s–it’s a great source because it works on both sides but like you said, we– you want to prevent injuries. Did– as an adult cyclist or when you deal with the children your high school–high school age kids, yeah.

Justinian Lane: Right. I mean, bicycling, a lot of people really enjoy it and we want them to have as best time as they can on the roads and not be injured. And if they are injured, to know what the rights are and what the recourse is and–and who can be held responsible for those sorts of injuries.

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