Georgia Personal Injury Law Blog


By Montlick & Associates

Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

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High Risk of Fatal Atlanta Rollover Accidents Involving 15-Passenger Vans

April 08, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Rollover collisions constitute one of the most dangerous types of collisions in terms of catastrophic injuries like spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and limb amputations. SUVs and pickup trucks have a high center of gravity so they are far more prone to rollovers than passenger cars. When SUVs and pickups roll over, there is a substantial risk of roof crush injuries and partial or full vehicle ejections. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle rollovers constitute only three percent of motor vehicle accidents but these collisions account for a third of all motor vehicle accident related fatalities.

What Expectant Moms in Georgia Need to Know about Breech Births

April 08, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

When a mother gives birth to a baby, it should be one of the most emotional and joyful experiences of a woman's life. When an expectant mother is under the care of a diligent physician and receiving proper medical examinations and monitoring, then 97 percent of the time the birth of a child is an experience that is joyful and uncomplicated.

Understanding the Significance of Georgia Auto Accident Reports

April 07, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

If your vehicle suffers serious property damage and/or you suffer injury in a collision when traveling the roads and highways of Georgia, state law requires that a report be filed if the collision results in significant property damage (i.e. $500 or above) or injury to any party involved in the accident. The other driver in the collision may express a preference not to report the collision and settle the matter informally with direct payment for any damage. While there is no legal duty to report a Georgia car crash if there is no significant damage to the vehicles and no one suffers injury, the decision to forgo notifying law enforcement is a risky proposition. Our Georgia motor vehicle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates advise contacting law enforcement so that an investigation can be undertaken, which is especially helpfu if you later discover you have injuries that were not immediately apparent.

Danger Posed by Semi-Truck Accidents Resulting in the Release of Hazardous Materials

April 07, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

The trucking industry provides a vital component of the logistics process in Georgia and throughout the U.S. If you travel the highways in and around Atlanta, you are likely to see over-the-road truckers hauling products for the top retailers across the country. What might not be as obvious are drivers in rigs that are hauling any of a wide variety of flammable or hazardous materials. While many of the responsibilities of hazardous or flammable material truck drivers and commercial carriers are identical to that of other semi-truck drivers and trucking companies, there are some important differences designed to protect the public from the risk of fire, explosion, radiation and other effects of potentially hazardous substances.

Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Provides Tips for Preserving Your Personal Injury Claim

April 07, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

When people are involved in a motorcycle accident while traveling the streets and highways of DeKalb County, our Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers recognize that motorcycle crash victims may be unsure what steps to take to protect their legal rights and preserve the value of their claim.  A financial claim for damages may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, loss of companionship and even punitive damages.  Because motorcycle riders tend to suffer more substantial injuries in a collision, the financial recovery obtained from a drunk driver, distracted driver or other unsafe motorist might have a substantial impact on your quality of life.  Our DeKalb County motorcycle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have provided a few tips that can help motorcyclists obtain the compensation they need following a serious motorcycle crash.

Single Car Accidents May Still Provide a Basis for Financial Recovery

April 07, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

When motorists contemplate the risk of fatal motor vehicle accidents, common images that probably come to mind involve scenarios like drunk drivers speeding the wrong way on the freeway who slam into another vehicle head-on. While many people die in multi-vehicle collisions, studies have shown that the majority of fatal highway crashes involve only a single vehicle. Researchers from AAA-Mid-Atlantic studied almost 8,000 fatal crashes over a five year period covering three states and found that almost 59 percent of the collisions in which someone died involved only a single vehicle. Families of those who die in single vehicle accidents can face serious financial hardships from the loss of a loved one along with the grief and anguish of losing a family member. Some families in this situation incorrectly assume that they cannot seek financial compensation for their loss because there was no other driver involved in the collision.

Montlick and Associates Reviews Walgreen Lawsuit Based on Doctor Warnings Not to Fill the Prescription

April 07, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

A recently filed lawsuit raises novel questions about the liability of a pharmacy that continues to dispense medications even after being informed by a doctor that the pharmacy should no longer fulfill the prescription according to an online report.  A pharmacy can be liable for improperly filling a prescription if the customer suffers adverse effects because the pharmacy provides the wrong drug or incorrect dosage.  Our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at Montlick and Associates handle all types of medical negligence claims, including pharmacist malpractice.

Cobb County Auto Accident Attorney Notes Nissan Recall for Faulty Air Bags

April 04, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Nissan® has joined the glut of vehicle manufactures who have recently recalled vehicles because of defective air bags.  The automaker has recalled a million vehicles because of a problem with the vehicle software that might incorrectly determine that the front passenger seat is unoccupied.  When this occurs, the air bag may fail to deploy during a crash.  Some of the vehicles involved in the current air bag recall were previously included in an 82,000 vehicle recall last year because of a faulty air bag sensor that could have prevented the air bag from deploying.

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Slip and Fall Accidents Causing Traumatic Brain Injuries

April 04, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Many people underestimate the potential severity of injuries experienced in a fall because of slippery flooring, or potholes in a sidewalk, but slip and fall accidents and trip and falls are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  A traumatic brain injury can cause loss of sensation, paralysis, impaired speech and even death.  There are few injuries that are as debilitating as a serious brain injury, so falls caused by hazardous conditions on commercial, residential or government property can result in significant liability for property owners.

Atlanta Tour Bus Accident Attorneys Discuss Options for People Involved in Collisions While Traveling in Georgia

April 04, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Our Atlanta accident attorneys recognize that most people have ridden on a shuttle bus when traveling to an airport, hotel or a sightseeing excursion.  However, people away from home for a vacation or on a business trip can face an array of complications if they are involved in a collision while riding in a shuttle bus, taxicab or limousine.  If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision while using these modes of transportation on a trip, you can face logistical challenges created by the distance when you seek compensation for your injuries.  Many families and college students are using spring break or Easter to visit family or seek a much needed break from the everyday pressures of work and school.  Some of these travelers will be involved in motor vehicle accidents when using for hire transportation services, so we have provided some suggestions.

High Stakes for Retired NFL Players: Judge Declines to Approve $765 Million Settlement

March 04, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

The lawsuit filed by former players against the NFL has focused attention on the potential risk of head trauma and concussions to athletes in contact sports at all levels, including youth, collegiate and professional sports leagues.  These safety concerns and the stakes in terms of player safety and financial costs are reflected by the recent decision of a federal judge not to grant preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement because of fears that it will be inadequate to compensate the 20,000 retired players who have a financial stake in the outcome of the litigation.  Although the majority of personal injury lawsuits are resolved through a negotiated settlement prior to trial, this lawsuit reveals that even large proposed settlements in class action lawsuits can be rejected by a judge.

Atlanta Defective Vehicle Attorneys Review GM Handling of Faulty Ignition Problem

April 04, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

The Ford Pinto® recall debacle of the 1970s became a classic example of the danger to consumers when large corporations elect to treat personal injury or wrongful death judgments and settlements as a “cost of doing business.”  The massive punitive damage award was designed to send a message that public safety should not be subject to the same type of cost-benefit analysis that might be used to decide if the cost of drink holders is justified by additional profits.  New revelations regarding the recent General Motors® (GM) recall related faulty ignition switches suggest that perhaps we have not made nearly enough progress since the Ford Pinto litigation became a textbook case study for corporate ethics.

Studies Show Mixed Results in Terms of Discouraging Teens from Engaging in Distracted Driving

March 31, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Distracted driving constitutes a complex and persistent danger that threatens the safety of everyone who shares the roads of Atlanta and the surrounding areas of Georgia.  While there has been extensive media coverage and warnings from traffic safety advocates regarding the dangers of inattentive driving, many people who travel the streets and highways of Georgia acknowledge the risk, but do not adapt their behavior so that their full attention is focused on the task of safe operation of their vehicle.

New Federal Survey Reveals Drivers Violate the Speed Limit Even Knowing the Risks

March 31, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Public information and safety campaigns are a common tool employed to deter hazardous driving practices, such as speeding or texting and driving. However, a new study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls into question the effectiveness of this type of approach to reducing the number of preventable collisions. The study revealed that the vast majority of motorists understand that speeding is a dangerous driving behavior but routinely engage in the practice despite this awareness. This disconnect between driver attitudes toward and actual driving practices might explain why speeding continues to cause a third of all car accident fatalities nationally according to the NHTSA.

Atlanta Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys Identify the Five Most Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

March 31, 2014
Posted by David Montlick

Our Atlanta tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that collisions involving large trucks typically involve more complex issues than a typical car accident. These accidents involve defendants with deep pockets, experience in avoiding liability and an industry reputation for destroying evidence. The massive force generated by a large truck often causes trucking accident victims to endure severe injuries that impose substantial financial hardships. An experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer will understand the unique challenges and issues involved in trucking litigation, which can result in a more significant financial recovery. We have provided an overview of the five most common causes of crashes involving large commercial trucks.


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied up as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.