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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Awake During Surgery: Anesthesia Awareness

November 29, 2015

Imagine waking up during a surgical procedure, terrified, in pain, and unable to express yourself. This frightening phenomenon occurs in one or two in 1,000 patients, according to a large scale research study published in Deutsches Arzteblatt International. In fact, anesthesia awareness is such a terrifying concept that it became the basis for a 2007 horror film called Awake. For the victims of anesthesia awareness, the experience can lead to long term anxiety and post traumatic stress issues that can have devastating effects on everyday life.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Statutes of Limitations Across the Country

November 29, 2015

This blog article will provide a general summary of  law applicable to claims involving personal injuries.  NOTE: every case needs to be evaluated based on its unique facts and circumstances, in light of the applicable law to determine the exact legal time deadline(s) that apply. You should not act upon this article without seeking the advice of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.  Upon review of your potential case, your attorney can determine exactly how much time you have to hold the negligent party responsible for causing your automobile accident injuries. Under Georgia law, as a general rule, you have two years from the date an automobile accident or other type of incident to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, in cases involving government entities of a defendant, even shorter deadlines may apply.  Alternatively, some cases allow longer time frames, such as when the injured person is a minor.  (it is important to note that other types of claims, such as, by way of example, those involving contract matters, can have different applicable time deadlines. Additionally the law can vary from state to state).


Common Car Accident Injuries: Hand and Wrist Injuries

November 28, 2015

Hand and wrist injuries are quite common after car accidents in Georgia and elsewhere across the United States. This often happens due to the automatic defense mechanism of those involved in an accident. Drivers and passengers will throw their arms and hands forward in an instinctual effort to protect themselves. The hands and wrist can then be injured due to forcible impact with the airbag, dashboard, or another object. In the event of a rollover accident, drivers and passengers might attempt to brace themselves with their hands against the sides of the vehicle or the ceiling, putting pressure on their hands and wrists and causing injuries.

Careless Drivers Can Seriously Injure Atlanta Bicyclists

November 27, 2015

Thousands of people in the Atlanta area ride their bicycles every day. Bicycles offer a form of transportation as well as an enjoyable type of exercise. As in most metropolitan areas, Atlanta bicyclists will often ride in close proximity to cars and trucks, creating the significant risk of accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 17 Georgia bicyclists perished in traffic accidents in 2012, making Georgia the 11th most dangerous state for bicyclists in the country.

Common Car Accident Injuries: Back Injuries

November 27, 2015

Car accidents occur every day across the nation. While some car accidents will result in damage to the vehicles involved, others can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers. Back injuries are among the most common injuries faced by car accident victims. Even a crash that seems minor can result in back injuries, due in part to the sensitive nature of the human back and its inability to absorb the force of an accident, even a low speed crash. Further, the gravity of a back accident is compounded by the fact that even a seemingly minor accident can have a major impact on your daily life and ability to perform work functions. The following is a look at the common types of back injuries caused by car accidents, how these injuries are treated, and what you should do if you have sustained a car accident related back injury:

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Report: One Injured in Georgia Power Plant Accident

November 26, 2015

Georgia Power is reporting that a contract worker suffered electrical burn on both arms at its Bowen Power Plant. The Georgia Power plant is located six miles west of Cartersville. Apparently, one contract working was performing off-line maintenance when an electrical arc formed between two pieces of equipment. The worker was burned on both arms and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Fortunately, no explosion occurred and the contract employee is expected to recover.

Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss the Importance of Keeping Commercial Truckers Awake Behind the Wheel

November 26, 2015

Truck drivers operate massive, powerful commercial vehicles.  Thankfully, most are safe, law abiding drivers.  However, not all truck drivers recognize the sheer responsibility that comes with driving these 80,000 pound trucks. Any truck driver who engages in careless or reckless driving behavior because he or she is fatigued places him or herself as well as other road users at considerable risk.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters Can Inflict Serious Injuries

November 25, 2015

Inferior vena cava filters (IVC) are implanted into thousands of patients each year, but these devices have been linked to serious side effects. Although the injuries are avoidable with timely removal of the device, patients were never warned of the dangerous complications that could result if the device is left in. As time goes on, many patients forget they had the device implanted and their first reminder is when they unfortunately suffer a serious complication due to the device.

Georgia Parents of Teens Killed in Rollover Crash Sue Nissan

November 25, 2015

Last year, a rollover accident tragically claimed the lives of three teenagers. Georgia State Patrol investigators report that a 2006 Nissan pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when the 17 year old driver lost control around a curve. The driver and two backseat passengers, ages 17 and 18, were tragically killed in the accident. The accident additionally claimed the life of a man who was merely mowing his lawn when the truck rolled on top of him. A third passenger sustained injuries in the accident.

Are Your Children As Safe As They Can Be When You Set Off On Georgia’s Roadways?

November 24, 2015

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 638 children under the age of 12 died in automobile crashes in 2013 while over 127,000 were injured. Car seat use reduces the risk of death for infants by 71 percent and toddlers by 54 percent, while booster seats similarly reduce the risk of injury for children between the ages of 4 to 8 by 45 percent. Using the appropriate child safety seat or booster seat can save your child's life in the event you are involved in a car accident.

Takata Fined Over $70 Million for Exploding Air Bags

November 24, 2015

Recently, United States safety regulators fined Takata Corp. $70 million for concealing evidence for years about a dangerous defect within its airbags. The defect causes Takata airbags to explode and send shrapnel throughout the vehicle. This defect has been linked to eight deaths and over 100 injuries across the world.

Georgia Man and Four Children Killed in Interstate 10 Crash

November 23, 2015

Recently, one man and four children from Georgia were tragically killed in an Interstate 10 crash occurring in the Florida Panhandle, according to WSB TV. A 32 year old was driving east in a Honda Civic in Northern Florida when her vehicle crossed the center line and skidded into oncoming traffic. Troopers report that no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt and five occupants of the car were ejected from the vehicle. All five passengers perished in the accident, while the driver was severely injured. Two dogs were also traveling in the car and they too perished in the accident.

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer After My Car Accident?

November 23, 2015

Each year, millions of car accidents occur across the country. Many of these accidents will involve just property damage, but others may inflict catastrophic injuries or even death. If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you know that the first few moments and days after the accident can be intense. You will need to speak to police officers, providing them with details concerning the accident, doctors, in the event you are injured and your insurance company. Soon after your accident, you will also likely receive a call from the other driver's insurance adjuster. You might also be bombarded with questions as to every detail of the accident, your insurance information, your vehicle type and what medical attention you received after the accident.

Georgia Trucker Killed in Fiery Tractor Trailer Accident

November 22, 2015

Recently, a Georgia truck driver tragically perished in a fiery crash in Newnan, according to 11 Alive News. The 46 year old driver was traveling along Interstate 85 when the front of the tractor trailer struck a guardrail. The truck then hit a concrete traffic barrier. An explosion followed with the large tractor trailer bursting into flames. Sadly, the driver could not escape from the vehicle and died in the crash.

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.