Communicating via texting has become a way of life for most of us. We text our office, our family, our friends, and the information being shared ranges from the merely comedic to the vitally important in nature. If you have gotten used to texting, it is very hard to imagine going a few hours without it, much less a whole work day.
Unfortunately too little has been made of the dangers of texting while walking- especially on busy sidewalks and in crosswalks.
The humorous Casey Neistat movie in the New York Times online opinion pages this month is a wry attempt at a public service announcement for pedestrians:
All joking aside, it can be dangerous to text and walk at the same time.
Pedestrians should always make eye contact with drivers before stepping into a crosswalk, if you are texting and “have the light” you may not notice the driver turning right on red that is about to hit you. Atlanta’s sidewalks are often narrow, and often adjacent to some very fast-moving vehicular traffic. Because our traffic moves so quickly, and because it is in such close proximity to high volumes of fast moving cars and buses, it is imperative that as pedestrians we remain hyper-aware of our surroundings.
If you need to text while waking, make a phone call, or otherwise take a moment to check your phone- first step aside to a safe place. Stop moving, make sure you are not in anyone’s path, and then check your phone. This small ounce of caution may make a big difference one day- either to you personally or to others around you.

At the Nelson O. Tyrone Law Firm we represent clients who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed. No two cases are alike. That’s why we represent the individual – and their family – one client at a time. We only take a few cases at a time so that we can focus all of our resources on your claim.
Contact us at the Nelson O. Tyrone Law Firm and talk to us about your specific situation. We will sit down with you free of charge and discuss what we can do for you. If we can’t help you, we will do our best to put you in the hands of lawyers who can.
Do you have questions about what we can do for you?
Contact us at 404 377-0017 or via email at We will take the time to sit down with you free of charge.

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