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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.

Courtroom Statistics Confirm That Seat Belts Do Save Lives!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Honorable Judge Gary E. Jackson of the Atlanta Georgia Municipal Court joins Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi and reveals some startling courtroom statistics involving drivers whose vehicles are totaled and who walk away from very serious car accidents injury free. View the video to hear Judge Jackson's first-hand account that seat belts do save lives. Click on the links below to download a copy of the firm's latest safe driver pledge form and to learn more about Georgia's Seat Belt Law from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia (GOHS).


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Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers Montlick & Associates Reminds Drivers That Wearing Seat Belts is the Most Effective Way to Prevent Injuries and Save Lives in the Event of an Automobile Accident.

New evidence that seat belts do save lives is presented in the video above by Judge Gary E. Jackson of the Atlanta Municipal Court.  Judge Jackson presides over traffic cases and has recently started tracking the number of cases that come into his courtroom in which drivers were involved in serious car accidents, their vehicles totaled, and who walked away injury free because they were wearing seatbelts. Judge Jackson's research is based on a two-month period in one of the eight traffic court rooms in the Atlanta Municipal Courthouse. Projections based on the statistics of this single courtroom suggest that every year, thousands of Georgia drivers who become involved in serious car, truck or tractor trailer accidents are protected from catastrophic injury and even wrongful death in a motor vehicle collision because of wearing seat belts. 

The Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates continue to publicize this safety information in an effort to reduce the number of these fatalities and serious injuries in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. As a reminder to all drivers and passengers, the law in Georgia requires that Adults ages 18 years and older must wear a seat belt when driving or riding in the front seat or front passenger seat of a passenger motor vehicle. Persons 6 through 17 year are required to be restrained in a safety belt in all seating positions within the vehicle.  Passengers under age 6 are required to be in an age and weight appropriate child restraint or booster seat. 

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