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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Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions

June 30, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, over 130,000 people die from unintentional injury deaths. This includes about 30,000 unintentional fall deaths and another 33,000 motor vehicle traffic deaths.  Losing a loved one in an accident is a traumatic event made all the more tragic due to the often preventable nature of unintentional accidents. Family members of deceased accident victims find themselves grappling with an immense amount of stress and financial burdens made all the more severe due to the emotional impact of the loss.

Georgia Automobile Accident Attorneys Offer Traffic Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents

June 30, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Each year, as reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, there are over 30,000 fatal automobile accident crashes and millions of car accidents that result in property damage or injuries. For every 100,000 people across the United States, ten motor vehicle accident deaths will occur. In Georgia alone, more than 1,000 individuals are killed each year in motor vehicle crashes.

Georgia Auto Accidents – Understanding the Independent Medical Examination (IME)

June 29, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

When automobile accidents result in injuries, seeking medical treatment serves not only to stabilize and heal an injury, but also to document that your injuries were the result of the accident. If you believe another person is responsible for causing the accident, medical records help document and prove the injuries you sustained from the incident. There are situations where you may be asked to undergo what's called an "independent medical examination (IME)." Another driver's insurance carrier (or even your own) may request that you undergo an IME in order to confirm whether or not your injuries may be related to the automobile accident you were involved in.  It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney before undergoing an IME as the results could have a significant effect on the outcome of your case.

What are the Time Limits on Accident Claims in Georgia?

June 29, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year over 130,000 people die from unintentional injury deaths. This includes about 30,000 unintentional fall deaths and another 33,000 motor vehicle traffic deaths. Unintentional poisoning deaths take the lives of over 38,000 annually. Hundreds of thousands of additional individuals are injured, sometimes seriously, in an array of unintentional accidents, ranging from car, truck and motorcycle accidents to slip and falls, dog bites, and much more.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Explore the Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Add Value to Your Case

June 28, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Obtaining the assistance of a licensed Georgia personal injury attorney in order to pursue your claim is tantamount to your success. Some accident victims elect to forgo the assistance of an attorney in an attempt to bring their claim on their own.  However, this can be a costly mistake for personal injury victims facing immense property damage, medical bills, and time off work. Those who proceed without an attorney will often miss critical steps in the legal process and accept settlements of far less than what they could have recovered with the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney.

Tractor Trailer Accidents and Federal Law

June 28, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Commercial truck accidents commonly result in serious or even fatal injuries due to the immense size of these multi-ton vehicles. Lawsuits stemming from truck accidents can involve complex legal issues and the involvement of federal law. These lawsuits vary significantly from the average car accident lawsuit and will generally involve multiple parties who are potentially liable for the injuries inflicted on the driver and passengers in the car. Federal and state law govern the trucking industry and several safety standards have been passed to help keep the public and truckers alike safe on the roadways. Accordingly, the following is an overview of federal law as it relates to tractor trailer and other commercial truck accidents.

Georgia Workers Found on Unsafe Scaffolding at Fast Food Restaurant

June 27, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Any employer who ignores safety standards in an effort to maximize profits places their employees at risk. To health and safety inspectors driving by a Bojangles' restaurant in Liburn, Georgia in October of 2014, it was clear that employers were cutting corners at the expense of their employee's safety.

Four Mistakes that Hurt Your Georgia Car Accident Case

June 27, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

In the stressful aftermath of a car accident, it is easy to make some costly mistakes. Innocent missteps can have a devastating effect on the recovery of accident victims. The following is a look at some of the most common mistakes accident victims make that can hinder their ability to obtain full compensation for their injuries stemming from an automobile accident:

Ex Georgia State Senator Killed in Motorcycle Accident – Other Driver at Fault

June 26, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Just last month, former Georgia state senator Joey Brush was killed in a tragic accident while he was riding his motorcycle. The driver that struck Mr. Brush is alleged to be at fault for causing the accident, as she pulled out in front of Mr. Brush, and she is now facing charges. This accident was the first deadly motorcycle accident of 2015. While motorcycles have become safer over the years, tragic motorcycle accidents continue to occur for a variety of reasons, including driver error as in this particular situation.

Children’s Furniture Recalled Due to Tip-Over, Suffocation Concerns

June 26, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

More than 20,000 children's dressers, armories, combos, and hutches have been recalled due to a number of significant safety concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that the recall involved Pali Design items from various collections. These items were sold mainly in Babies R' Us stores, but were also sold in independent specialty stores across the country, according to WSB TV.

Conyers Man Urges Drivers to Slow Down and Pay Attention

June 25, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

School is out for the summer and more children are out playing in their yards and riding bicycles around the neighborhood. This means that it is even more critical that drivers slow down and pay attention when driving through residential areas. One Conyers man has made it his mission to ensure drivers slow down on his street and is getting public officials involved in the campaign.

What To Do If Your Car Breaks Down on the Roadway

June 25, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Breaking down on the roadway is a top fear of nearly any driver. While a properly maintained vehicle is unlikely to break down, cars of all types are susceptible to mechanical problems. Tire and brake issues are some of the most common car problems that cause vehicles to break down. Breaking down on the roadway, especially a busy expressway, can be extremely dangerous. A number of pedestrians have been killed after their vehicles broke down at night across the Atlanta area. Two such deaths occurred this past winter.

Atlanta Worker’s Compensation Attorneys Discuss Electrocution and Burn Injuries

June 24, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, electrocutions are a leading cause of worker deaths, accounting for about 71 deaths in the construction industry alone and an average of 411 deaths in all industries each year. Employees whose jobs place them in proximity to electrical sources can be at high risk of electrocution and electrical-related injuries.

Explosive Accident on I-16 Leads to the Deaths of Five Georgia Residents – Is Driver Fatigue to Blame?

June 24, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Our experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyers discuss that Georgia has seen its fair share of tragic accidents occur in the first half of 2015. Just one month after five nursing students were killed in a trucking accident, five additional innocent victims tragically lost their lives after being involved in a trucking accident that occurred on I-16 near Savannah, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

Amtrak Train Traveling from Texas Strikes Truck Outside of Chicago

June 23, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Following last month's Amtrak accident in Pennsylvania that resulted in the loss of six innocent lives, Amtrak is undoubtedly trying to piece things together and take measures to ensure similar accidents do not happen again. However, Amtrak was in the news again recently, as a train traveling from San Antonio to Chicago was involved in an accident where the train collided with a semi-truck at a railroad crossing, according to ABC News. Luckily the driver of the semi-truck and all passengers on the Amtrak train were fortunately not injured. Given that this accident is so recent, it is still unclear exactly how the accident occurred, although it is possible that the semi-truck was stalled at a railroad crossing.


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.