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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Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

October 09, 2015

Each year, millions of Americans will be involved in a car accident. Some accidents will be minor fender benders, while others might inflict catastrophic damage. Being involved in a car accident is always a frightening experience, but it can become even more overwhelming if you make crucial mistakes at the scene of the accident or in the days following the crash. At times, the mistakes made early on behalf of injured victims can come back to haunt them when their claim is rejected or disputed.

Living with a Brain Injury- Part I

October 09, 2015

Any injury to the brain can be serious. Brain injuries can be mild or catastrophic and symptoms range from minor headaches to severe paralysis. Since the brain is the command center for the entire body, a brain injury can affect nearly all bodily systems. The skull surrounds the brain, protecting it from every day minor bumps. Neurons, the nerve cells within the brain, create a network to carry electrical and chemical messages throughout the body. These neurons activate to control such vital functions as memory, visual images, body movements, thinking, information storage, personality and more.

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Discusses the Rise in Fatal Workplace Injuries

October 08, 2015

Many industries today provide necessary jobs for millions of Americans, but some of those jobs have proven to be dangerous and sometimes fatal for employees and contractors. Such industries include, but are certainly not limited to, mining, construction, law enforcement, agriculture, manufacturing and delivery vehicles.

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Explain the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor

October 08, 2015

One of the most important things when it comes to a Georgia workers' compensation claim is the status of the injured or ill worker at the time the workplace injury or illness occurred. This is often a disputed matter, as some workers are considered "employees," while other workers are considered "independent contractors." While an employee's work status may not seem that important when both an employee and independent contractor may be performing the exact same job duties for the same employer, this distinction is extremely important if an injured or ill worker wants to pursue workers' compensation benefits.

Part 3: Our Look at the Top Causes of Car Accidents

October 07, 2015

In our final blog of this three part series, we discuss the remaining top causes of car accidents. It is our hope that armed with the knowledge as to how car accidents occur, you can keep yourself as well as your family safe while traveling on Georgia roadways. If you are injured in an accident, be sure to contact an automobile accident attorney as soon as possible so as to learn about as well as protect your legal rights.

Chemical Plant Explosion at Fertilizer Plant Kills One

October 07, 2015

Authorities report that a man tragically died after a fertilizer plant explosion in southwest Georgia, according to a local news report. The 35 year old employee was on top of a tank welding and making repairs when it suddenly exploded. The blast happened during the afternoon hours and required the area within a half mile radius surrounding the plant to be evacuated. The tank holds one million gallons of sodium hydrosulfide. This chemical is toxic if inhaled and is used to manufacture dyes in paper pulping and to release hydrogen sulfide.  It is also very corrosive and flammable.  Crews spent three hours containing the massive fire following the explosion and residents were either evacuated or placed in lockdown. OSHA is investigating the explosion and it is unclear as of now what caused the fatal accident.

Do I Need Rental Car Insurance in Georgia?

October 06, 2015

Georgia receives a high number of visitors each year, with many heading to Atlanta to check out our myriad of exciting museums, restaurants and outdoor attractions. No tourist to the state expects to be involved in a car accident, but unfortunately, car accidents can happen to anyone. Many travelers will automatically decline to obtain rental car insurance, but given the very real possibility of being involved in a car accident, it is important to consider the benefits to rental car insurance before automatically declining it.

Part 2: Our Look at the Top Causes of Car Accidents

October 06, 2015

In Part 1 of our look at the top causes of car accidents, we discussed five causes of deadly automobile accidents: distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, rain and reckless driving. Drivers across the country engage in these dangerous driving behaviors every day, leading to a number of accidents, many of which result in serious injuries or even fatalities. 

The Primary Forms of Distraction That Cause Car Accidents

October 05, 2015

One of the main problems faced by drivers in today's technology focused world is the sheer number of electronic devices that all compete at any one time for your attention. Distractions cause a number of serious and even fatal car accidents each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than nine people are killed and over 1,153 injured in crashes every day due to distracted driving. This equates to a fatality every 2.6 hours and 44 victims injured each hour.

Our Look at the Top Causes of Car Accidents

October 05, 2015

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans will be injured in car accidents across the nation. Being involved in a car accident can lead to several negative consequences, including permanent injuries, loss of wages, pain and suffering and much more. Given the serious negative repercussions of an accident, we should do all we can to avoid getting into a car accident. The following is a look at some of the most common causes of car accidents. Understanding why car accidents occur can assist you in avoiding a collision. We will continue our look at the top causes of car accidents in part two of this three part series.

Cosmetic Surgery and Malpractice: Issues and Challenges Facing the Victims of Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

October 04, 2015

Cosmetic surgeries have become increasingly popular throughout the past decade. With continuing advances in medical instruments and surgical capabilities, cosmetic surgeries can greatly enhance the life and happiness of individuals across the country. However, just like any other type of surgery, such procedures can carry the risk of medical negligence. While most cosmetic surgeons are well trained and will properly perform their job, some surgeons will act or fail to act in the manner required by professionals in their field, resulting in injuries and a potential medical malpractice action.

Brake Failure May Have Been the Cause of Crane Truck Accident on I-75 in Georgia

October 04, 2015

Brake failure is a common cause of many trucking accidents that occur throughout the state of Georgia as well as across the United States. While many accidents involve driver conduct, there are accidents where a vehicle's faulty equipment could have played a role in causing an accident. Brake failure is something that occurs with both passenger vehicles and semi-trucks or tractor trailers, but such a vehicle failure can be much worse when a heavy duty truck is barreling down the highway as opposed to a small passenger vehicle. Given the large size and weight of semi-trucks, any collision that results from faulty brakes has the potential to cause significant injuries or death.

Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Investigations Following 18 Wheeler Crashes

October 03, 2015

When 18-wheelers collide with smaller motor vehicles, the result is often serious injury or even death due to the immense size disparity. Lawsuits stemming from truck accidents require skilled assistance and thorough investigation. The victims of truck accidents will often be faced with considerable medical expenses, forced time off work, long term injuries or disability, pain and suffering and more.

Clayton County Trucking Accident Leaves Two Children Dead and Many Unanswered Questions

October 03, 2015

Sometimes a trucking accident can seem clear cut, making it easier to determine what party may be at fault for causing the accident. In other cases, an accident can be much more difficult to investigate, raising questions that could take a very long time to answer, especially in situations where children have been injured or tragically killed. Depending on a child's age, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to determine what went wrong. Even if a child is able to recover from injuries suffered in an accident, it can still be challenging to fully understand what that child went through and what person or party was truly at fault for causing the accident.

Georgia Trucking Accident Leaves One Mother Dead, and Family Members Injured

October 02, 2015

Any type of vehicular accident has the potential to result in significant harm, regardless of what driver may be at fault for causing the accident. Many car accidents involve unintentional conduct that nonetheless can be harmful to others, such as running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign or crosswalk. There are also car accidents that involve more egregious conduct, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, excessive speeding or reckless driving, among others. Any resulting injuries can leave victims scarred for life, both mentally and physically.

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.