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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A Closer Look at Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia

July 27, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Slip and fall accidents have become a common occurrence across the United States. A recent study conducted by the National Floor Safety Institute found that falls account for more than eight million emergency room visits, representing the number one cause of all visits. Slip and falls account for over one million visits and 12 percent of falls. Slip and fall incidents are also a leading cause of workers' compensation claims and the primary cause of workplace injuries for those over the age of 55.

Police Report: Young Georgia Drivers Still Texting Behind the Wheel

July 27, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

The number of drivers who text behind the wheel is alarming and should frighten all road users. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, over 37 percent of all drivers have sent or received text messages. A recent national study conducted by AT&T suggests these figures to be even higher, finding that over 60 percent of drivers text while driving. Many drivers feel that they can competently text and drive and engage in the dangerous practice, even though it is illegal.

As Marijuana Use Becomes More Accepted, Drunk Driving Accident Rates Could Increase

July 26, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 30 people each day are killed across the United States in automobile and truck accidents involving drunk drivers. This equates to one death every 51 minutes. In fact, nearly one-third of all traffic related deaths across the nation are attributed to drunk driving. Driving while intoxicated is undoubtedly a national problem and alarming new evidence suggests the problem could become more severe with the increasing legalization and general acceptance of marijuana.

Could the Apple Watch Increase Distracted Driving Rates?

July 26, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

On April 24, the much anticipated Apple Watch officially launched. This latest technological advent from the innovative company that brought the world the iPod, iPad and iPhone was met with enthusiasm and a great deal of sales. The watch performs a number of impressive functions, including answering calls as well as sending texts and emails from the wrist. It also has additional features such as monitoring blood sugar and encouraging exercise. Anticipated to be a growing trend in the future, the watch will likely become a part of life for many people, but some researchers are questioning its potential implications regarding distracted driving.

Analyzing the Cost of a Broken Leg

July 25, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

A broken leg can result from a slip and fall, car, motorcycle, or truck accident, along with many other types of accidents that commonly involve negligence. Broken limbs are some of the most frequent injuries sustained in any type of personal injury accident. In order to provide you with some perspective as to the cost of a broken leg and to assist you in obtaining full compensation for this injury, we have outlined below the true expenses associated with such a common injury. 

McDuffie County Teen Killed in Intersection Accident

July 25, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Recently, a 17 year old girl was tragically killed in an accident at the intersection of Old Milledgeville Road and GA 17, according to WRDW TV. The Georgia State Patrol reports that a Kia Sorento was travelling east on Old Milledgeville Road, heading towards the intersection, while a Ford pickup was traveling south on GA 17 towards the same intersection. The 17 year old driver of the Sorento failed to stop at the stop sign, entering into the southbound lane and was struck by the front end of the pickup truck, sustaining injuries that ultimately claimed her life.

Atlanta Automobile Accident Attorneys Discuss Selecting a Safe Car for Your Family

July 24, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Choosing a new car for your family can be a difficult decision. Your family's safety depends in part on the safety of your new car. Before selecting a vehicle, you should spend some time researching the safety of the automobile and its ability to protect passengers in case of an accident.

Takata Acknowledges Airbag Inflator Defect, NHTSA to Coordinate Remedy Program

July 24, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Recently, United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that manufacturer Takata has admitted to the existence of a defect within its airbag inflators. Takata has agreed to expand its recall of the defective airbags to a national level. The inflators within affected airbags were manufactured with propellant wafers that have been found to degrade over time, leading to ruptures that are responsible for at least six deaths worldwide. After this recent action, the total number of vehicles recalled due to defective Takata inflators has climbed to around 34 million.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a Consent Order to Takata, which requires that the company cooperate fully with any other regulatory action that the agency takes in its investigatory capacity over the recall. The NHTSA further intends to begin the formal legal process in an effort to organize the replacement of defective Takata airbags under NHTSA's authority.

Follow These Defensive Driving Tips to Stay Safe While Hitting the Roadways across Georgia

July 23, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

While no drivers want to dwell on the concerning accident statistics, it is a fact that over 18,266 people are killed every year in motor vehicle accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Far more are injured in motor vehicle accidents, incurring massive medical expenses, time off work, and pain and suffering.

Department of Transportation Takes Steps to Address Unsafe Motorcycle Helmets

July 23, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

There are thousands of great looking motorcycle helmets for sale both in stores and online, but how do you know which is safer and which ones meet the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard? The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all motorcycle helmets legally sold in the United States comply with minimum performance standards in order to properly protect the wearer's head and brain in the event of an accident.

Wrong Way Accident in Atlanta Sends Two to the Hospital

July 22, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Recently, a wrong way crash happened on Buford Highway Connector just before midnight on Saturday, May 9, according to 11 Alive News. Police report that a northbound driver entered the southbound lanes and collided with another driver head-on. It is not clear at this time whether alcohol was a factor in this horrible accident. Two people were transported to the hospital and their conditions are not known.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Catastrophic Accidents

July 22, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

In just a matter of minutes, a catastrophic injury can alter your life permanently. Unexpected accidents can lead to injuries so severe that they will have long term consequences and can greatly impact your future. Catastrophic injuries can tragically include, among others: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, loss of vision, amputation of limbs, severe burns, and other injuries that leave a victim incapacitated or disabled. Such injuries can also require years of expensive medical care and hold the potential to permanently diminish your earning capacity.

Head Injuries, Whiplash, and Back Pain: Georgia Automobile Accident Attorneys Explore the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

July 21, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of five and 34. Car accidents claim the lives of over 18,266 Americans every year. The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that over 1,000 traffic fatalities occur in the state each year. Nearly 300 fatalities are related to alcohol impairment and over 200 are caused by speeding. These figures are fortunately down from previous years, but are still significantly high.

A Look at the Damages Sustained in a Georgia 18 Wheeler Accident

July 21, 2015
Posted by David Montlick

Commercial truck accidents will often result in serious injuries and physical damage to your vehicle. Following any truck accident, victims may sustain a wide variety of damages, many linked to physical injuries and others related to property damage. It is essential that truck accident victims obtain the assistance of an experienced truck accident attorney who will uncover the extent of your damages and seek full compensation for all damages incurred.


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.