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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Top 8 Mistakes People Make After Suffering Injury in an Auto Accident

April 18, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

When you are experiencing intense pain and the emotional distress associated with a car accidents, your judgment can be understandably impaired. Motorists who drive while impaired by an intoxicating substance or while texting on a cell phone can be held financially responsible when they cause crashes that result in injury to another. Since liability is not automatic even if the other driver is intoxicated, the actions an injury victim takes following a motor vehicle crash can have a profound impact on an individual's financial recovery.

Roadway Safety Reports Suggest Unsafe Roads Responsible for Georgia Pedestrian-Car Accidents

April 15, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Our Atlanta car accident lawyers discuss two separate traffic and pedestrian safety reports that provide an analysis of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. for both pedestrians and vehicle occupants. The good news is that Georgia cities does not rank in the top 10 most dangerous cities for pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, the rest of the news is mostly bad.

Georgia Jury Awards $150 Million Against Chrysler for Child’s Death Caused by Fire

April 15, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

While the most important role of a large jury verdict is to compensate victims for their injuries and other forms of loss, large jury awards against manufacturers of defective vehicles also can promote improved safety standards. A $150 million verdict against Chrysler following the death of a four-year-old, who died in a vehicle fire after his aunt's Jeep Cherokee was rear-ended, has prompted federal regulators to revisit the safety of the gas tanks placement in these vehicles.

Lawsuits Allege NuvaRing® Causes Potentially Deadly Blood Clots

April 15, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

While the NuvaRing® is a popular form of birth control, lawsuits, including one filed by an Olympic athlete, allege the device can have extremely serious side effects that cause serious injury and even death. The manufacturer of the birth control device, Merck & Co., paid settlements amounting to over $100 million during 2014 to settle thousands of lawsuits alleging injuries and fatalities caused by the contraceptive device. Many of the lawsuits allege that the NuvaRing® promotes blood clots which trigger potentially deadly cardiac arrest or pulmonary embolisms.

The Most Significant Driving Distraction for Parents – Kids in the Backseat

April 14, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

The attention focused on distracted driving has raised public awareness considerably about the dangers of attempting to multi-task while operating a motor vehicle. While traditional distractions like chatting with passengers, adjusting the radio, reading a newspaper and grooming continue to be a problem, most government safety campaigns have focused on the dangers posed by electronic devices like cellphones. Certainly, these types of distractions justify the attention garnered by government regulators and media sources, but parents can face a serious distraction that receives much less attention – their kids sitting in the backseat.

Unsafe Acts by Auto Drivers Can Cause Trucking Accidents in Atlanta

April 13, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Nearly one in every eight traffic deaths involves a commercial semi-truck, and in the past decade the number of 18-wheelers involved in fatal crashes rose by almost ten percent. Because a 5,000 pound car is no match for a 35,000 + pound truck, over three-quarters of those injured and over 85% of those killed in a large truck collision are driver of the passenger vehicle. Many times the truck driver walks away, relatively unharmed, from an accident, which resulted in fatalities for those in the smaller vehicle.

What Type of Evidence Is Needed to Prove a Negligent Security Claim in Georgia?

April 09, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

When a person is physically or sexually assaulted on the premises of a restaurant, nightclub or apartment, the assailant can be both criminally and civilly liable for personal injuries caused by the attack.  A criminal attack that constitutes battery or sexual assault can provide the basis for a personal injury lawsuit, which might result in a broad range of damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, impaired quality of life, vehicle damage and/or other forms of compensatory damages.

Part 2 of The Key Facts Georgians Should Know about Intoxicated Driving Accident Claims

April 08, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

This is the second installment of our two-part blog discussing important facts about drunk driving accident claims. This second installment focuses on social host and dram Shop liability. If you have specific questions after reviewing this two-part blog post, we invite you to contact our Atlanta personal injury attorneys, so we can answer your questions and advise you of your legal rights and remedies.

Key Facts Georgians Should Know About Intoxicated Driving Accident Claims [Part I]

April 08, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

If you are one of the many victims of alcohol and drug impaired drivers, you might suffer significant injuries, including broken bones, fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and other debilitating injuries. Drug and alcohol impaired drivers constitute one of the leading causes of auto collisions both in Georgia and throughout the U.S. Alcohol impaired drivers are involved in approximately a third of all fatal motor vehicle accidents nationally according to the Nationally Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Further, drugs other than alcohol, such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription medications are involved in 18 percent of fatal crashes with many drivers under the influence of both types of intoxicating substances according to the NHTSA.

Hazardous Substances in the Workplace Which Can Lead to Lung Diseases

April 07, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Many people currently suffer from a lung disease that was caused by a hazardous substance. Such lung diseases can affect the breathing mechanisms causing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chronic cough, chest pain and difficulty breathing. When a person is afflicted with this type of disease in their lungs, they may become incapable of enjoying the activities they once did, or working in the same career field. Occupational lung diseases are brought on by workplace exposure.

Simple Solution to Prevent Tractor-Trailer Collisions with Trains Remains Elusive

April 07, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

When an Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer that had become stuck on the train tracks last month, 55 people were injured. Witnesses to the North Carolina crash told federal investigators that the driver of the 127 ton tractor-trailer combination, which was more than half the length of a football field, appeared uncertain about his ability to negotiate a left turn across the tracks. A witness indicated that the truck driver spent 15-20 minutes adjusting the load and moving the rig back and forth before the rail crossing arms were lowered.

Atlanta Auto Accident Injuries Caused by Seat Belts

April 06, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

According to experts, seat belts constitute one of the most effective ways to survive Atlanta auto accidents and to avoid serious injury. When occupants of motor vehicles buckle up, a seat belt can prevent ejection from the vehicle, which significantly reduces the risk of catastrophic injuries like trauma brain injury, spinal cord injuries, dismemberment and fatalities. Seat belts keep occupants within the protective enclosure provided by a vehicle passenger compartment and prevents an individual from being slammed against a hard surface in the interior of the vehicle. Despite the benefits of seat belts, there are rare occasions when a seat belt can actually contribute to the injury of a driver or passengers. This blog post looks at the dynamics of seat belt injuries, prevention of such injuries and legal issues involving safety restraint injuries.

Outbreak Involving Potentially Fatal Bacteria Raises Concerns About Contaminated Medical Scopes

April 06, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta report that a deadly 2013 outbreak of CRE an antibiotic-resistant bacteria has raised concerns about disinfection of high-tech appliances like medical scopes. According to a recent USA Today article, contaminated duodenscopes that were disinfected by automatic endoscope reprocessor (AER) units may have spread the CRE infection, which has a disturbing fatality rate of forty percent or higher. The outbreak has affected a minimum of eight hospitals across the U.S. and has been linked to 135 incidents involving infection by the potentially deadly bacteria.

Atlanta Bus Accident Attorneys Provide Overview of Legal & Factual Issues Involving Bus Crashes

April 05, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Public mass transit plays a vital role in the lives of many who send their kids to school on local school buses, ride a commuter bus to work or take a long distance bus to visit family in another state. While buses are one of the safest modes of transportation statistically, they also lack fundamental safety equipment found in other types of motor vehicles including airbags and seatbelts. Despite their relative safety compared to other modes of transportation, there is an average of approximately 60,000 bus accidents annually. At Montlick and Associates, we are committed to helping those who suffer serious injuries in a busing accident obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their life and move past their bus accident injuries.

If I don't feel injured after an automobile accident, do I have to see a doctor?

April 05, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Automobile accidents are increasingly becoming a way by which many people loose their lives or receive very serious injuries. Automobile or car accidents can also cause much more emotional and physiological damages than physical. When an accident happen and victim of that accident decides to go straight home instead of seeking medical attention, this sometimes leads to a serious medical complication. There are many unfortunate deaths resulting from accident victims bypassing medical attention and then later dying due to head trauma or internal bleeding. Whether you were the party at fault or not, we encourage you to seek medical treatment after an accident if you are hurt at all, or go straight to the hospital after the automobile accident.


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.