VOTE FOR US- BEST OF COBB 2019

O’Dell & O’Neal Attorneys has been nominated in seven different categories for Best of Cobb 2019.

Justin O’Dell- Civil Attorney
O’Dell & O’Neal- Corporate Attorneys
Justin O’Dell- Family Attorney
Justin O’Dell- Individual Attorney
Leslie O’Neal- Individual Attorney
Leslee Hungerford- Estate Attorney
Justin O’Dell- Overall Attorney
Leslie O’Neal- Overall Attorney
O’Dell & O’Neal- Overall Law Firm

Voting has started and will continue through January 25th.

Please take a minute (if you are willing) to vote for us. Below is the procedure to vote if you are not already signed up.

FROM MDJONLINE BEST OF COBB LOGO:

  • https://www.mdjonline.com/
  • Click on Best of Cobb Logo
  • Select Services
  • Once you’ve started voting, you will be prompted to enter an email address, name, and zip code. Enter email address and register (first name, last name, zip code) if this is your first time voting or only enter your email address if you are a previous voter.
  • Continue voting.

WHEN VOTING WITH MULTIPLE EMAIL ADDRESSES:

  • After voting from your 1st email address using the directions above you will need to log out of Best of Cobb 2019. To log out, look under the Best of Cobb 2019 logo in the navy blue box and you should see your initially registered email address.  There is a drop down menu to select log out.  Log out of Best of Cobb 2019.
  • Begin the voting process again as an unregistered user and you will prompted again to enter an email address to register. Enter next email address.
  • Continue voting
  • Vote EVERYDAY!

Thank you for your support.

                                                                               

Nominated for SEVEN Different Categorizes

Thank you to all who nominated us for Best of Cobb!

We are nominated for SEVEN different categories!! Voting starts 12/30.

Justin O’Dell- Civil Attorney
O’Dell & O’Neal- Corporate Attorneys
Justin O’Dell- Family Attorney
Justin O’Dell- Individual Attorney
Leslie O’Neal- Individual Attorney
Leslee Hungerford- Estate Attorney
Justin O’Dell- Overall Attorney
Leslie O’Neal- Overall Attorney
O’Dell & O’Neal- Overall Law Firm

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Another Year, Another Cobb Diaper Day Success

The Barbara Hickey Cobb Children’s Fund Cobb Diaper Day Celebration exceeded their goal of diaper collections with over 115,000 diapers. Amazing! Pictured to the left is our attorney, Justin O’Dell bringing O’Dell & O’Neal’s diaper donations for 2018.

Proud Sponsor of Justice Jam’s Scary-oke 2018

Proud to have sponsored Justice Jam’s Scary-oke this year. The event benefits Cobb Legal Aid, who provide free legal services and education to low-income residents with civil legal matters. Pictured to the left are our attorneys, Justin O’Dell & Alyssa Blanchard.

“SHARE THE ROAD! Drivers and Cyclists Must Work Together to Stay Safe” by Nick Booth
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, WSB-TV Atlanta released astonishing video footage showing an alleged road rage incident in Cobb County where a driver pulled in front of a cyclist on the road and then abruptly “brake checked” him, causing the cyclist to forcibly crash into the back of the driver’s truck, breaking his neck and sustaining serious injuries. The driver then fled the scene, leaving the cyclist unconscious in the road.
Such incidents involving negligence and road rage committed by drivers against cyclists are all too common, though they are preventable. New concepts of urban planning involving the implementation of experimental infrastructure like roundabouts and partitioned bike lines have shown great promise in their ability to reduce traffic congestion and make travel safer for vehicles and pedestrians alike. In fact, many cities throughout Georgia have embraced the presence of bicycles as a means to solve such problems as well as to provide a boon to local businesses. However, there are still many places in the state which are not so accommodating to cyclists. While Georgia may not boast the infrastructure of a town like Copenhagen along all of its roads, bikers in Georgia still have been accorded clearly defined legal rights, and such rights must be acknowledged and respected by drivers on the road.
In Georgia, like in most states, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle. This means that, except for persons ages 12 years or younger, bicycles are not allowed to be ridden on a sidewalk, and cyclists must share the roadway with automobiles. Georgia has laws in place which specifically address how cyclists and drivers are supposed to behave on the road together. For instance, when overtaking and passing a bicycle, drivers are to leave a “safe distance,” defined as not less than three feet, between them and the bicycle when feasible. (Footnote for drivers: if passing a bicycle while maintaining a safe distance is not feasible, it is likely best to be patient and maintain the cyclist’s pace until it becomes so.)
Moreover, the Georgia legislature has passed laws which address instances of road rage and criminalizes aggressive and/or reckless driving. In the case of the driver in the WSB video, his conduct could potentially subject him to liability for these offenses, and afford the cyclist with a cause of action against him for battery, pain and suffering, and a host of other counts.
It is important for both drivers and cyclists alike to know their rights, and to be cautious while out on the roads. Cyclists should wear a helmet on the road at all times, equip their bikes with proper lighting and reflective tape, and, if possible, keep a camera with you so that you can keep documentation of everything, like the cyclist in this case did. But most importantly, cyclists and drivers alike should remember to constantly be vigilant of their surroundings, be courteous to others, and share the road!
2019 Cobb County Factbook

                                                           Check us out in the Cobb County 2019 Factbook. If you haven’t received a copy and want one, give us a call and you’re welcome to come by and pick up one of our extra copies.

Proud sponsor of the 2018 Superior Plumbing Charity Classic

Proud sponsor of the 2018 Superior Plumbing Charity Classic held Monday at the Marietta Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Attorney Leslee Hungerford, pictured below with teammates Jason Albritton and Wes Collier, won first place!