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Montlick & Associates 2015 Don't Drink & Drive Public Service Campaign

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.

Please Don't Drink and Drive This Holiday

Monday, September 7, 2015

Alcohol-related auto accidents claim the lives of over ten thousand people per year and account for approximately one-third of all fatal auto accidents. In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the firm's 30-year commitment to its statewide "Don't Drink and Drive" public service campaign, and shares the firm's message for a safe holiday.


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Georgia DUI Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Unveils New Campaign to Help Stop Drinking and Driving

The experienced Georgia DUI Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing drivers, pedestrians and passengers who suffer serious injuries and wrongful death caused by drunk drivers since 1984; and we have seen firsthand the widespread devastation caused by Georgia drunk driving (DUI) auto accidents. In an effort to reduce the enormous and completely avoidable human and financial toll that DUI's place on Georgia residents, the firm has invested heavily over the past 30 years in a statewide "Don't Drink and Drive" public service campaign, including several new spots released this month. To view the firm's latest "Don't Drink and Drive" public service messages, simply click on the video at the top of the page. You can also access additional information and research from the firm's extensive library of DUI articles.

Drivers under the influence of alcohol account for almost 12,000 motor vehicle fatalities per year nationally, which amounts to 32% of all auto accident fatalities. The numbers in Georgia are comparable with almost 490 DUI auto accident fatalities annually amounting to 29% of the total number of Georgia auto accident fatalities. Another 248,000 Americans are injured each year in DUI related auto accidents. The danger posed by operating any type of vehicle when under the influence of alcohol is substantial because of the impact it has on driving skills including:

  • Impaired Vision: Intoxication may result in blurred vision, poor night vision, diminished color perception and slowed eye muscle response.
  • Diminished Concentration: Alcohol can make it difficult to focus on mental operations and to engage in multiple mental tasks simultaneously. Someone who drives while drunk is also more likely to doze off behind the wheel.
  • Reduced Coordination: A driver's reflexes and motor skills are impaired when a driver is intoxicated impairing a driver's ability to effectively coordinate vision and motor skills necessary for driving.
  • Adversely Affected Cognitive Skills: When a driver is intoxicated, it affects important cognitive functions essential to safe driving including judgment, decision-making, spatial determinations, risk assessment and other cognitive functions that are essential to safe driving.
  • Delayed Reaction Time: Studies have repeatedly revealed that intoxication slows the ability of a driver's reaction when faced with an impending car collision risk.

Since 1984, the Georgia DUI accident injury lawyers at Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunken driver in Atlanta or anywhere throughout Georgia, our experienced Georgia DUI accident injury lawyers provide the caring and dedicated representation that our clients have a right to expect. Our experienced attorneys 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.

Please Don't Drink and Drive This Holiday

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi encourages viewers to stay safe this holiday and don't drink and drive.

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