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Congratulations! You have been selected to the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers list.

Zack Hendon, attorney at The Hendon Law Firm has again been selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers designation is awarded to only 5% of attorneys in Georgia and is reserved for attorneys who have attained a high level of professional achievement and peer recognition. Thank you to all of my colleagues and peers for nominating me for this award and and to our past and present clients and friends for placing your trust in The Hendon Law Firm.

For a free consultation of your wrongful death, car accident, semi-truck accident, or workers’ comp claim please call 770-284-3737.


Will Your Auto Insurance Be There When It Matters Most?

The average person is involved in an auto accident every 17.9 years, which means you’re almost guaranteed three to four car  or semi-truck accidents in your lifetime. You will then dig out that annoying auto insurance renewal statement you’ve been ignoring every year, confident that you have full coverage. But that’s when many people realize that the “full coverage” they thought they had can still leave them exposed to runaway medical bills, lost wages or even the expenses of another party.

Before the odds catch up to you, you should know if you are covered and how best to choose a policy that will protect you when it matters most.

Hiring an attorney to represent you and protect your rights is vital. Give The Hendon Law Firm a call today at 770-284-3737 if you’ve been injured in a car wreck or tractor trailer accident.

Speeding, Careless Driving Up as Traffic Levels Come Down

Bikers, Walkers Must Be More Vigilant

Traffic levels right now are the lowest in decades with millions of Americans staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, more people are walking and biking to get out of the house and take advantage of less congestion. All good, except that some drivers see empty roads and highways as an invitation to speed or drive distracted.

Here are just a few concerning examples from around the nation. The California Highway Patrol has issued almost double the number of tickets compared with last year for driving over 100 mph. In Nevada and Rhode Island, state officials note pedestrian fatalities are rising. Utah has seen a 30% to 50% drop in highway traffic and a slight decrease in the number of collisions, but troopers are seeing higher speeds and more fatal accidents.

The lesson for us all – walkers, bikers and drivers – is not to let down our guard because roads and highways seem less crowded. Keep these basic walking/driving safety tips in mind at all times, but especially now:

Tips for Drivers

  • Don’t block any crosswalks when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn.
  • Watch your speed – less traffic doesn’t make it any less dangerous to drive recklessly.
  • Take extra care to look out for pedestrians or cyclists, especially in residential areas.
  • Watch for unexpected street closures. Many cities are selectively closing roads to create more space for walkers and bikers.
  • When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly. And leave three feet between your car and the cyclist.
  • Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling. Young bicyclists especially have a tendency to do this.
  • Check side mirrors before opening your door when parked.


Enjoying more family bike rides? Make sure helmets are properly fitted.

Kids and Bike Helmets

Tips for Pedestrians

 and Cyclists
  • Whenever possible, walk on the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic.
  • Follow the rules of the road, obeying all traffic signs and signals.
  • Cross streets at crosswalks. If no crosswalk is available and your view is blocked, move to a place where you can see oncoming traffic.
  • Stay alert – avoid cell phone use, especially when crossing the street. Keep your eyes out for cars at all times.
  • As mentioned above, several cities are closing streets to vehicle traffic or adding temporary bike lanes. Check your city website for more information.
  • If you are riding a bike, you should be wearing a helmet. Download this guide from the National Safety Council to select and fit the right helmet for yourself and your kids.
  • And, of course, keep your social distance! Even outside, the CDC recommends we stay six feet away from others. It’s up to all of us to share the trails, share the road and share the good weather safely.