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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Apologizing After an Accident – What You Should Know from a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

September 04, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

When it comes to driving, many people are very quick to become angry at other drivers, especially in heavy traffic and when you are in a hurry. This is sometimes interesting, because many of us would never exhibit the same behavior if we accidentally bumped into someone while passing on a sidewalk. Whatever the reason may be for our quick reaction to get mad at other drivers, the situation becomes much different if people are injured in an accident.

Tracy Morgan Reaches Milestone in his Recovery from a Devastating Truck Accident

September 04, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Over a year ago, comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a tractor trailer accident. The accident occurred when a Wal-Mart tractor trailer, traveling at excessive speeds, ran into a limousine carrying Morgan and several comedian friends as well as assistants. Morgan fortunately survived the crash but suffered serious injuries, including multiple broken bones and a brain injury that required an extensive stay in the hospital as well as much rehabilitation. However, Morgan's friend and fellow comedian James McNair tragically perished in the accident.

Ikea to Recall 27 Million Chests and Dressers Following Two Deaths

September 03, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Ikea has issued a recall on about 27 million chests and dressers because these furniture items have the potential to tip over and injure or kill children if not properly anchored to the wall. Two children tragically died after an Ikea chest called the "Malm" fell on them in 2014. Moreover, Ikea has had reports of three additional deaths dating back to 1989 from tip-overs involving Ikea dressers and chests.

Safe Driving Tips for Georgia Teen Drivers

September 03, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

A number of teen automobile accidents and fatalities occur in Georgia every year. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are more at risk of motor vehicle accidents than any other age group. Moreover, teen drivers account for 30 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, but only 14 percent of the population. Teen drivers are less like to recognize hazards, more likely to speed or drive while intoxicated, and lack vital driving experience to prevent crashes.

Deadly Accident Likely Caused by Fog – The Dangers of Weather-Related Auto Accidents

September 02, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Georgia, as well as the Southeast, experiences a vast array of weather conditions ranging from, among others, heavy rains, sleet and/or heavy snow, thunderstorms, tornados, and fog. Such conditions have the potential to play a role in any auto accident that can occur. Fog tends to be one weather condition that affects most drivers, as visibility can be severely hampered in very thick fog, with drivers barely able to see five to ten feet in front of their vehicles. Earlier this year, a Nicholasville, Kentucky police officer tragically lost his life in a three-vehicle accident, and a formal investigation concluded that fog and low light played a key role in causing the accident, according to a local news report.

Young Boy Nearly Loses His Life After Chicago Area Pharmacy Dispenses the Wrong Medication

September 02, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Medication can both save lives and lead to death, depending on the type and quantity of medication administered to a patient. Given that there are varying doses of most medications, and medications can look alike, many pharmacies have inadvertently filled prescriptions for patients that contain the wrong dose of a medication, or even the wrong medication entirely. Confusion of patient names can also play a role in pharmacy errors.

National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) Pushes for All Cars to Have Collision Avoidance Systems

September 01, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Vehicles have certainly progressed significantly over the past few decades in terms of safety and limiting the number of serious injuries and death resulting from auto accidents. However, despite technological advances, accidents continue to occur for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, inattentive driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the commission of traffic violations such as speeding or running a red light. Further, even if cars have become safer, the progression of technology in terms of the smart phone and some cameras can make any new advances in car safety less impactful.

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys Discuss Dangers Associated with Outpatient Surgical Clinics

September 01, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Many of us have come to notice just how many outpatient surgical clinics there are in Georgia as well as throughout the entire United States. A great number of these clinics focus on orthopedic surgeries, such as spinal fusions, correction of herniated or bulging disks, and arthroscopic surgeries for the correction of shoulder, knee, hip and many other orthopedic conditions. There are also outpatient clinics that focus on cosmetology and elective surgeries, and these too provide convenience to patients, but regardless of what type of outpatient clinic exists, there are risks that everyone should be aware of.

Truck Driver Suffers Tragic Fate as Log Truck Crushes Him

August 31, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Trucking accidents do not typically involve a situation where a truck driver is not in the driver's seat. Such accidents are few and far between, but when they happen, that aftermath has the potential to be deadly. A Mississippi man experienced something that many truck drivers do not think about. As he he was securing the load of logs on the back of his truck, the driver got trapped under the back tires of the truck and was tragically run over, according to a local news report.

Understanding Georgia’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws – What You Should Know

August 31, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

All states have the power to create their own laws when it comes to many things, such as whether or not a motorcycle helmet is required, among other safety laws. Some states do not require motorcyclists to wear helmets and/or protective eye gear. Other states require the use of helmets and/or protective eye gear, but only for young riders, such as those that are under the age of eighteen. Some states have become stricter when it comes to helmet requirements, and Georgia is one of those states.

Google’s Self-Driving Car Involved in First Accident to Result in Injuries

August 30, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Google has been testing self-driving cars for quite some time now and has done so with minimal accidents. Recently, a Google self-driving car experienced its first accident where passengers were injured. According to NBC News, in Mountain View, California, a Google self-driving car was rear-ended when a driver failed to brake before striking the back of the Google car. All people involved in the accident suffered whiplash, but no other serious injuries. While the injuries suffered were rather minor, the potential still exists for serious injury or death to result from an accident, even if it does involve a self-driving car that is supposed to be safer than a car driven by a human.

Massive Accident Results in the Deaths of Six People and Many More Suffered Injuries

August 30, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

It's not every day that you see a traffic accident that involves more than a just a few people. Traffic accidents are already difficult to investigate when they involve only one or two vehicles, so investigating an accident that involves numerous vehicles and individuals can take months or even longer to evaluate. Further, when such a large accident involves deaths and significant injuries, the aftermath is undoubtedly painful, both physically and mentally.

Woman Killed in Single-Car Accident After Losing Control of Her Car

August 29, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Many car accidents that occur on a daily basis involve two or more vehicles, and typically involve conduct, such as, among others, inattentive driving, traffic violations and driving under the influence. Whatever the reason may be for why an accident occurred, it can be challenging to overcome the aftermath in the form of lifelong injuries, or even death. When an automobile accident involves just one vehicle, it may seem as though the accident would be easier to investigate, which is not always the case. Sometimes, single-car accidents can be more difficult than others to evaluate as well as to determine what truly caused the accident to occur.

Young Child Loses Her Life After Head-On Collision with Ambulance on Highway

August 29, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Most of us know when an ambulance is flying by us on a street or highway, signalling that there is an emergency and everyone essentially needs to get out of the way. When an automobile accident occurs, and those involved have suffered injuries, an ambulance usually rushes to the scene to provide immediate medical attention and transport the injured individuals to the nearest hospital.  However, it is not every day that an automobile accident actually involves an ambulance. Such an accident has the potential to be devastating, especially if an ambulance is racing to a hospital and driving well above the speed limit.

When a Fender Bender Can Result in Severe Injuries or Even Death

August 28, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Fender bender accidents happen every day, and many of us have been involved in them at some point in their lives. Fender benders are typically minor in nature, and while the individuals involved sometimes suffer injuries, they may not be life-threatening. There are situations, however, when a simple fender bender accident can result in significant injuries or death. Once in a while, there are what seem to be simple car accidents that turn deadly very quickly, and for a completely unexpected reason.


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.