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Booster Seats Save Lives! Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Assoc.

Visit us each week to view two minute segments from the ABC noon news featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. We will be covering a wide range of topics to help keep your family safe. These segments are broadcast on WSB-TV in Atlanta. Research shows that most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care, and we are committed to preventing injuries. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family, and don't forget to sign up for our Free Safety Alerts and Legal Tips/Updates.

Madison Harty is Living Proof - Booster Seats Save Lives!

Monday, September 17, 2012

The CDC estimates that 65 children under age 10 die on Georgia roadways each year because they are not properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta mom and child passenger safety advocate, Jenny Harty, reveals how her 5-year old daughter Madison's life was miraculously spared after a catastrophic car accident - because of the booster seat that she was riding in. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn how to determine the right type of car safety restraint for your child's age and size, and what other steps you can take to keep your kids safe in cars!


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Montlick & Associates, Georgia Injury Attorneys, Launches New Booster Seat Safety Campaign to Help Educate Public and Prevent Child Fatalities

In response to the recent decline in child safety seat use, the Georgia Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have created a new Child Passenger Safety public service campaign, to launch Monday September 17, 2012 on local tv stations and outdoor billboards throughout the state. The new campaign features Jenny Harty of Johns Creek, GA and her teenage daughter Madison. When Madison was five, her family was in a catastrophic accident while driving on Georgia Highway 308. The Harty's minivan - which was sideswiped by an SUV trying to avoid a logging truck that had just run a stop sign - spun several times before it landed at the bottom of a deep ravine. The impact was so severe that the entire left side of the vehicle, where Madison was seated, was sheered off. The doctors, paramedics and police all credited Madison's miraculous survival to the booster seat that she was riding in.

The experienced car accident attorneys from Montlick & Associates want to remind parents that factory-installed seat belts are intended for adult use and do not offer adequate protection for children. Booster seats are required to raise a child to a position that allows the shoulder belt to fit properly across the chest and hip. According to the new Georgia law that went into effect in July 2011, booster seats are required for all children under eight, unless they are 4'9" or taller. To learn more, please watch the video and click on the links posted at the top of this page.

Booster Seats Save Lives

In 2004, after tireless campaigning by Jenny Harty for tougher child passenger safety laws, the Georgia Legislature passed "Madison's Law", raising the booster seat requirement to age six. New legislation that went into effect in July 2011, raises the requirement to age 8, or 4'9".

If you or your child has suffered serious injury or wrongful death in a car accident, the Atlanta auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates will provide you with a no obligation free consultation, so we can discuss your legal rights and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our experienced Georgia car accident attorneys will seek the best possible outcome for you and your child who suffer serious injury or wrongful death caused by the negligent acts of others throughout Georgia. We diligently pursue our clients' best interests as part of our ongoing goal of being known as the top personal injury law firm in Georgia. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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