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Visit us each week to view two minute segments from the ABC noon news in Atlanta, featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. Research shows that most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care. At Montlick & Associates we are committed to helping you prevent injuries. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family, and sign up for our Free Safety Alerts and Legal Tips.

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Public Service Programs Recognized: Montlick & Associates Honored by Georgia Secretary of State

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Georgia Secretary of State is the latest to recognize the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys as an "Outstanding Georgia Business" and "Goodwill Ambassador." In this week's special news segment on WSB-TV Channel 2, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, and Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress, share why the firms' public service programs continue to be an important part of their mission of support and safety in the community. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about the firm’s injury prevention and family safety programs and support of U.S. troops.

Avoiding Dehydration Among Young Athletes

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Each year, more than 9,000 high school athletes are treated for heat illness across the U.S. That's a national rate of one student per hour per day. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta's personal injury attorneys, Montlick & Associates', Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important tips on how young athletes can prevent dehydration and heat-related illnesses while playing outdoor sports, especially during the hottest months of the year. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about how to be safe while playing your favorite outdoor sport.

Georgia’s "Return to Play Act" Could Help Save Young Athlete's Lives

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Concussions are among the most common sport and recreation-related injuries reported in children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Atlanta personal injury lawyers, Montlick & Associates, created the news segment to help you learn more about how this new law is helping to save young lives, and how parents and coaches can help protect youth athletes from permanent concussion-related damage.

Teach Your Kids These Important School Bus Safety Lessons!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi shares essential safety tips for parents as children travel to and from school. Watch this week's video, and download important School Bus Safety materials for both parents and children.

Use Your Old Smartphone to Make Emergency Calls

Tuesday, July 20, 2016

In this week's special news segment on WSB-TV Channel 2, Atlanta’s car accident lawyers Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains how an old smartphone, with no data service, can still be used to make emergency 911 calls. Watch this week's segment to learn more about how to use these emergency-only phones.

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Filing Your Accident Claim!

Monday, July 11, 2016

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, approximately 2,500 people are injured each week in Georgia car crashes. In this week's video on ABC News, Atlanta Auto Accident Attorneys Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi, reviews important steps that accident victims should take to protect their legal rights after a crash. Watch the video and click on the links below for additional information and to download the firm's Georgia Auto Accident Checklist, to print out and keep in your glove box.

Keep Your Family Safe Around Fireworks!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important precautions to take to keep your family safe around fireworks this holiday. Download our Parent's Guide to Fireworks Safety below to help prevent fireworks-related injuries and possibly even save a life.

Atlanta Educators Awarded for Their Excellence

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. In this week's segment on ABC news, Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers, Montlick & Associates' Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress and AFAEE Executive Director, Amber Stewart share the profiles of the final two of the eleven 2015 Atlanta Families' Award winners. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.

Georgia's Move Over Law: Proven to Save Lives!

Monday, May 16, 2016
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Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses Georgia's Move Over Law - a law designed to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to police officers, emergency personnel and roadside workers while on the job. Watch our weekly segment on ABC News and click on the links below to learn more about this important law and what you can do to help keep you and your family safe on the road.

Avoid This Common Problem When Filing Your Auto Accident Claim in Georgia!

Monday, May 9, 2016

One of the most common problems people face when filing an auto accident claim in Georgia, is that the insurance company will try to shift the blame to them, even though the accident was not their fault. In this week's special news segment on WSB-TV Channel 2, Georgia car accident attorneys, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, gives examples of what you can do to protect your rights after an accident, and how the firm's experienced personal injury attorneys help clients get the most compensation when filing an accident claim in Georgia. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about the firm's practice areas, and their recent honors from the Georgia House of Representatives.

Learn When It's Necessary to Notify Police After an Auto Accident

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares helpful tips on what to do at the scene of an automobile accident and when it is necessary to notify police. The firm has created a convenient and helpful guide, the Georgia Auto Accident Checklist, to keep in your vehicle's glove box. We hope you will never need to use it, but they are very helpful tools to have if you are ever in an accident.

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Atlanta Educators Awarded for Their Excellence

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. In this week’s segment on ABC news, Georgia Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates’ Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress and AFAEE Executive Director, Amber Stewart share a profile of three more of the eleven 2015 Atlanta Families’ Award winners. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.

Derrick Brown Named 2015 Montlick & Associates' Athlete of the Year!

Monday, February 1, 2016
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Montlick & Associates' Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress, announces the winner of the 2015 Montlick & Associates' Athlete of the Year award. Watch this week's ABC News video to learn more about winning student athlete: Derrick Brown, star defensive tackle for Lanier High School, the recipient of the $5,000 Winning Athlete award from Montlick & Associates. Click on the links below to learn more about all 11 exceptional student athletes featured during the 2015 HS Football season.

Atlanta Educators Awarded for Their Excellence

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. In this week's segment on ABC news, Georgia Accident Lawyers, Montlick & Associates' Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress and AFAEE Executive Director, Amber Stewart share a profile of three more of the eleven 2015 Atlanta Families' Award winners. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.

Montlick & Associates Helps Recognize Excellence in Education Award Recipients

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. In this week's segment on ABC news, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates' Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress and AFAEE Executive Director, Amber Stewart share a profile of three of the eleven 2015 Atlanta Families' Award winners. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.

Be Prepared with Our Auto Accident Checklist

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Atlanta Accident Attorneys Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important tips to follow if you are ever involved in an automobile accident. For a step by step guide on what to do at the scene of an accident; print out our Auto Accident Checklist and Accident Notes Form below and place in your glove box. We hope you will never need them, but they are very helpful tools to have if you are ever in an accident.

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How to Handle Errors in a Police Auto Accident Report

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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Tags: Automobile Safety, Family & Child Safety,

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses important steps to take at the scene of an accident, and what to do if you find errors or omissions in the Auto Accident Report that is prepared by the police officer. These mistakes can adversely affect your auto accident insurance claim! To learn more, please watch our ABC News weekly video. You can also click on the button below to download a copy of our Georgia Auto Accident Checklist to print out and keep in your glove compartment.

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Free Child Safety Event Helps Keep Kids Safe

Monday, December 7, 2015

As part of our ongoing commitment to Help Keep Kids Safe and give back to the community, Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, is proud to sponsor the Lifeprint Next Generation Child Safety Event. This is a FREE child safety event that provides parents with the vital tools needed to help protect their children. Watch our ABC News segment to learn more about the next free Lifeprint event, and the vital information needed in the event your child should ever be missing.

Montlick & Associates Supports Excellence in Education

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. In this week's segment on ABC news, Montlick & Associates' Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress and AFAEE Executive Director, Amber Stewart discuss the 2015 Awards, which recognize outstanding Atlanta educators and school leaders throughout Metro Atlanta. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.

Vote for Montlick & Associates Athlete of the Year!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Montlick & Associates has proudly partnered with WSB-TV Channel 2 to recognize high school football players who have excelled both on and off the field. Now that the season is ending, it's time to select the 2015 High School Football "Athlete of the Year." Your vote will help determine which athlete takes home the top honors and which high school receives a $5,000 donation from Montlick & Associates! Click on the link below to view the athletes and their amazing accomplishments. Be sure to check back beginning Saturday, November 7th to cast your vote!

Halloween Safety Tips: Keep Kids Safe!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Parents and kids can get so caught up in the fun of trick-or-treating and Halloween that they might forget some simple safety measures. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important tips on how to prevent risks and injuries during this special time of year. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about how to create lasting memories this Halloween and to download the firm's latest safety guide.

Announcing Safe America's 2015 SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As part of our ongoing commitment to driver safety, Montlick & Associates is proud to partner with the Safe America Foundation in support of their 10th Annual SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy. The 2015 Driving Academy will take place at the Delta Flight Museum at 1060 Delta Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30354 on Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details, including how to register your teen for this important safety event, please watch our ABC News video and click on the links below.

"Chalk-Off" Teen Art Competition Sends a Strong Message!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Safe America Foundation and Montlick & Associates team up again to enforce an important message about teen driver safety. Through the power of art, teens compete in a "chalk-off" to see who can convey the strongest message to never text while driving. The next Chalk 1 Up 4 Safety contest will take place during the Annual SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy on November 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more details, including how to register a teen-group for C1U4S, please watch our ABC News video and click on the links below.

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.

How to Handle an Accident Claim with a Pre-Existing Condition

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Some people who have been injured in a car accident may suffer injuries that aggravate or worsen a pre-existing medical condition. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta car accident attorneys Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information about how to handle an accident claim if you have a pre-existing condition, and what to expect from the insurance companies. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about your legal rights.

Car Maintenance Prevents Injuries and Saves on Gas

Monday, June 29, 2015

Keeping up with routine car maintenance not only helps prevent accidents, it can also reduce your vehicle's fuel consumption. In this week's special news segment on WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia truck accident attorneys' Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares tips you can use while driving this summer that can help you save gas, and simple steps you can take to keep you safe behind the wheel. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.

"Click It or Ticket!" - An Important Safety Message for Georgia Drivers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Atlanta personal injury attorneys Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety's 2015 "Click It or Ticket" campaign, a statewide initiative that kicks off this week to remind drivers to buckle up every ride. Since the campaign's inception, seat belt usage has risen to close to 90% in Georgia. Watch our weekly segment on ABC News and click on the link below to learn more about the campaign and what you can do to help keep you and your family safe on the road this holiday.

Georgia Bicycle Traffic Law: Bicyclists and Motorists Sharing the Road

Monday, April 20, 2015

In Georgia, motorists and cyclists both have responsibilities to obey traffic laws, and have equal rights to use the roadways. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta car accident attorneys Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information about the Georgia law related to bicyclists, and tips for motorists to help make the roads safer for all users. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about the new law, plus other important traffic rules designed to keep motorists and cyclists safe when sharing the road.

Texting While Driving is a Dangerous Practice...and Against the Law!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, reminds people driving in Georgia of the new law prohibiting texting while driving and the penalties involved. The firm also introduces its new "Don't Text and Drive" public service announcement and billboard campaign to help remind driver's that texting behind the wheel is a dangerous and deadly practice. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers encourage you to take the Montlick & Associates Safe Driver Pledge today. Click on the links below to download the pledge form, and learn more about our driver safety initiatives designed to help keep you and your family safe on the roads.

Urgent Alert: How to Prevent Accidental Window Cord Strangulation!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidentally strangling in window cords. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia from Montlick & Associates also reminds parents that older window coverings may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety, so it's important for parents and caregivers to check each window covering in the home for exposed and dangling cords that can pose a strangulation risk to children. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about how replace or retrofit dangerous cords and avoid accidents.

Important Holiday Safety Tips, Presented by Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Montlick & Associates

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The holidays are a fun time of the year, but they're also a time when people can become more vulnerable to theft and other crimes. There are a number of simple but important safety precautions that can help you avoid becoming the victim of a crime. Watch the video below to find out how to avoid theft and injuries, and keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

Montlick & Associates and Safe America Foundation Sponsor Free Car Safety Inspection

Monday, November 3, 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to public service and family safety, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, is sponsoring a free auto safety check, Sunday, November 16th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, Georgia. Experts from the Safe America Foundation will perform a 10-point inspection including a check of tires, belts, brakes and other key parts, compliments of Montlick & Associates. Watch the video to find out how you can benefit from this free event before you head out on the road this holiday.

Important Car Battery Safety Tips

Monday, October 20, 2014

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important safety precautions to help reduce the risk of fires, explosions and personal injury when handling a car battery. Our Guide to Jump-Starting Your Vehicle can help should you ever have a dead car battery. Please print and keep in the glove compartment of your car for those unexpected emergencies.

Children's Booster Seat Safety

Monday, September 22, 2014

Children need booster seats for much longer than most parents realize! Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents when and how to graduate children from a child safety seat to a booster. Plus our downloadable guide will help you determine when your child is ready to wear seat belts alone.

Children's Car Seat Safety

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents on how to help keep kids safe by properly securing them in a car safety seat appropriate for their age and size.

Graco Child Seat Recall: An Urgent Safety Alert for Parents!

Monday, June 23, 2014

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains the recent recall of more than 4 million Graco car and booster seats. Watch this week's segment on WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta, to learn which specific car seats the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled, and how you can receive free replacement parts for your car or booster seat.

Nicholas Ruffin Named 2013 Montlick & Associates' Athlete of the Year!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, announces the winner of the 2013 Montlick & Associates' Athlete of the Year award. Watch this week's ABC News video to learn more about winning student athlete: Nicholas Ruffin, safety and cornerback for St. Pius X Catholic High School, the recipient of the $5,000 Winning Athlete award from Montlick & Associates. Click on the links below to learn more about all 11 exceptional student athletes featured during the 2013 HS Football season.

Share the Road Safely with Large Trucks!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, reviews important safety tips to help drivers of passenger vehicles share the road safely with tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. View our weekly ABC News segment and click on the links below to see what you should do to protect yourself and your family from potentially lethal encounters with trucks.

Water Expanding Toys: An Urgent Alert for Parents of Small Children!

Monday, March 31, 2014

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains the dangers associated with water-expanding toys, and why these products must be kept out of reach from small children and pets. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn which specific products have been recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and how you can best protect children from serious injury and possible death due to hazardous toys.

Shaken Baby Syndrome: How to Prevent This Tragedy!

Monday, March 17, 2014

In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information that every parent and caregiver needs to know about how to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn about how to cope with a crying baby, and steps to take when the situation seems overwhelming.

Underage Drinking and Georgia Social Host Laws: What Every Teen Parent Needs to Know!

Monday, March 3, 2014

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains the dangers associated with underage drinking and the legal consequences adults could face under Georgia's Social Host laws and ordinances. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about these important laws and how you can help protect your teens from underage drinking, and potentially lethal, drunk driving accidents.

Urgent Information for Parents: How to Prevent Deadly TV Tip Overs

Monday, February 03, 2014

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, TV Tip Over accidents have increased by more than 30% in recent years, causing nearly 13,000 serious child injuries each year, and several deaths. In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains what happens in a TV Tip Over accident, and advises parents on the steps they need to take to protect children from this growing threat. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn how to properly secure the flat screen TVs in your home today!

Reduce Your Risk of a Serious Auto Collision this Winter!

Tuesday, January 27, 2014

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important reminders for driving in hazardous winter weather. Watch this week's ABC News video, and click on the links below to download the firm's Guide to Severe Weather Driving, to learn how you can help reduce the risk of serious car crashes in heavy rain, sleet and snow.

Toy Safety Tips That Can Save a Child's Life!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nothing makes a child happier than receiving a new toy for the holidays. With all of the excitement around opening new toys and gifts, it's important to remember to stay safe. New toys can present various hazards for your child, that's why we've created the video and useful links below. Make safety your first priority when buying toys for children, and reduce the risk of toy-related injuries in your home.

30 Years of Exceptional Public Service: Montlick & Associates Honored by Georgia House!

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 394 honoring the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates for providing "efficient, effective and dedicated services to the citizens of Georgia". In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, and Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress talk about the firm's commitment to providing high quality legal services to accident victims. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about the firm's contributions to the community through its public service programs promoting family safety, injury prevention and support of U.S. Troops.

Safeguard Your Home from Highly Toxic Carbon Monoxide

Monday, August 19, 2013

Every year carbon monoxide poisoning claims hundreds of lives and sends over 50,000 victims to the emergency room. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important tips on how to recognize warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning (also known as CO poisoning). Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from accidental poisoning.

Avoid Dangerous Distractions When Driving with Children!

Monday, August 12, 2013

As seen on ABC News, the Atlanta Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates warn drivers on the dangers of distracted driving, and share helpful tips on how to prevent distractions from kids riding in cars. Watch the video and click on the links below for additional driver safety tips, and to learn more about the Georgia Personal Injury law firm's extensive Child Passenger Safety program.

Recognize the Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses!

Monday, July 22, 2013

When temperatures spike in summer months in Georgia, so do reports of heat stress and heatstroke. In this week's appearance on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important prevention tips and reviews the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, which left unattended, could lead to life-threatening medical emergencies. Watch the video and click on the link below for more information on how to protect yourself and your family on hot summer days.

Protect Your Children from Bounce Houses Dangers!

Monday, July 15, 2013
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Every year, thousands of children receive emergency medical treatment for injuries sustained in bounce houses. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important injury prevention tips for parents, including the proper set up and use of inflatable bouncers. Watch the video and click on the link below to download the firm's latest safety guide to learn what you can do to help prevent this growing threat to children.

Stay Informed of Important Product Safety Recalls

Monday, February 11, 2013

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information regarding product recalls, and how you make sure you are aware of recalled products. Learn how you can help keep your family safe from dangerous and defective products: watch our video and download our "Product Safety Recalls Guide" below.

Protect Your Child From Hazardous Toys!

Monday, December 17, 2012
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Make safety your first priority when buying toys for children! Watch this week's television broadcast, view and download a printable Toy Safety .pdf, and use the links below to learn how you can greatly reduce the risk of toy-related injuries in your home.

Avoid Driver Distractions for Everyone's Safety!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Texting while driving is a deadly practice that affects you, your passengers and all others on the road. Watch our New Year's television broadcast and download important driver safety materials, including a "Never Text While Driving - Safe Driver Pledge" form to share with your family members today!

Prevent the Spread of Germs & Illnesses in Your Home

January 17, 2011

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares tips on how you can prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria in your home, by teaching your kids the ABC's of good personal hygiene.

Keep Kids Safe from Accidental Burns

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

As part of National Burn Prevention Week, Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple precautions you can take to help protect your child from scalds and burns. For additional ways to reduce the risk of accidental burns, view and download our Burn Prevention Safety Tips below.

Protect Your Family and Home from Fires

October 4, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents how to create a home that is free of fire hazards, and an escape plan to protect your family. Also, view and download our Fire Prevention and Escape Plan Grid to create an evacuation plan for your own home.

Prevent Accidents and Breakdowns with Simple Tire Safety

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important tire inspection tips to keep your vehicle and family safe on the road. Please download our detailed Tire Safety Guide to help prevent accidents and avoid breakdowns.

Safeguard Your Child from Accidental Poisoning

March 16, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple precautions you can take to help protect your child from accidental poisoning. For more ways to greatly reduce the risk of accidental poisoning in your home, please download our Poison Prevention Guide below.

Prepare Your Family for an Emergency

September 13, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents how to best prepare their family for an emergency by creating a Family Disaster Plan. For a step by step guide on how to create your emergency plan, download our Family Disaster Plan materials below.

Keep Kids Safe in Public Places

June 12, 2012
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Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple ways to keep families together when they venture into busy, public places. For more information on ways to prevent your child from getting lost, what to do if you lose your child or find a lost child, download our Safety Tips below.

Avoid Breakdowns with Routine Car Care

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

As part of National Car Care Month, Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important car care tips to help keep your vehicle and family safe on the road. Click on the link below to download a very helpful Car Care Guide courtesy of the Car Care Council.

Protect Your Child from Playground Injuries

April 13, 2010

As part of National Playground Safety Week, Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple tips to help avoid preventable playground injuries as families head to the community park or backyard swing set. Download our Parent's Guide to Playground Safety to help protect your child.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

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Safeguard Your Child from Online Dangers

April 27, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important tips to help keep kids safe online as they explore the web. To help minimize your child's risk of internet victimization, download our Parent's Guide to Online Safety below.

Prevent Child Pedestrian Injuries

May 4, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents how to best protect their children from pedestrian related injuries. To help keep your kids safe on the streets, teach your children important Child Pedestrian Safety Rules found in our downloadable Safety Tips below.

Protect Your Home and Family from Electrical Fires

Monday, May 16, 2011

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares ways to safeguard your home and family from electrical fires, along with simple ways to help keep kids safe around electrical outlets. Download our Electrical Safety Tips below to help prevent the loss of life and property caused by electrical disasters.

Important Bike Safety Tips

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares the importance of following bike safety rules to help keep kids safe. Parents, review the bike safety tips below with your family to help avoid preventable injuries, and make every bike ride safer.

Emergency Response Guide for Babysitters

June 7, 2010

View this week's video to learn important tips on hiring the right babysitter for your child, and click on the link below to download the firm's Emergency Response Guide for Babysitters. This guide will help you prepare your sitter for a wide range of situations and includes important emergency contact and other information to help your sitter respond to an emergency should one occur while you are away.

Top Five Hidden Home Hazards

June 15, 2010

Each year, 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products in the home. Being aware of hidden hazards inside your home can save lives and prevent life altering injuries. We invite you to watch our Safety Video and download the materials below to learn how you can protect your family from the Top Five Hidden Home Hazards identified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Important Water Safety Tips

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Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple precautions you can take to keep kids safe in and around water. Download our Parent's Guide to Water Safety below to help prevent water-related injuries and possibly even save a life.

Protect Your Family from Fire-Related Injuries This Summer!

July 12, 2010
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Barbecues and campfires are fun ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors. But with the fun comes increased risk of injury. Watch our latest Safety Video and download the guide below to make sure that your cookouts and campfires are safe for all!

Important Information to Keep Your Family Safe

Monday, October 10, 2011

Montlick and Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the history and the vision behind the firm's extensive Family Safety initiatives, including HelpKeepKidsSafe.org, founded in 1987, and the firm's more recent DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program.

Protect Your Family From Dog Bites

July 28, 2010

Nearly 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and one in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention. View this week's video and download our latest safety guide to learn how to greatly reduce the chance of bite-related injuries in your household and how to treat a wound should an injury occur.

Take Our Safe Driver Pledge Today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Texting while driving is a deadly practice that affects you, your passengers and all others on the road. Watch our latest public safety video and download important driver safety materials including our "Never Text While Driving - Safe Driver Pledge" form and our latest issue of "Safe Driving Matters" with important tips on how to avoid driver distractions.

Important Tips to Prevent Car Rollovers

August 10, 2010

Rollovers are dangerous incidents that have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes, according to the NHTSA. To reduce the risk of a rollover, please view our latest public safety video and download the important driver safety tips below.

Protect Your Child from Cyber Bullying

August 16, 2010

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses important steps that parents can take to protect children from the growing threat of aggression on the internet known as "cyberbullying."

Please Don't Drink & Drive!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Montlick & Associates has been helping families in Georgia since 1984. Watch this week's video to learn about our long history of community service, and to hear our special holiday safety message. You can also download our firm's safe driving guide: Five Steps to Help Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents.

Montlick & Associates and Safe America Driver Safety Partnership

Monday, October 18, 2010

As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi announces a new partnership with the Safe America Foundation in support of their Safe Teen Driver Program. Click on the link below to learn more about our Driver Safety Events and Safe America Partnership.

Vote for Montlick & Associates' Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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Montlick & Associates has proudly partnered with Channel 2 to recognize high school football players who have excelled both on and off the field. Now that the season is ending, it's time to select the 2010 High School Football "Athlete of the Year". Your vote will help determine which athlete takes home the top honors, and which high school receives a $5,000 donation from Montlick & Associates! Click on the link below to view the athletes and their amazing accomplishments. Be sure to check back beginning Saturday, November 6th to cast your vote!

Keep Your Home and Family Safe from Fires this Holiday Season

Monday, November 29, 2010

Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, explains how you can reduce the risk of a home fire by following simple safety precautions when decorating your home this holiday season. View and download our "Holiday Decorating Safety Guide" to help keep your family safe, and ensure you have a safe and happy holiday.

Injury Prevention Safety Tips for Seniors

Monday, December 20, 2010
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Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries at home among adults 65 and older. Watch Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, as she shares important safety tips to help seniors prevent falls in and around the home. View and download our "Injury Prevention Safety Guide for Seniors" to learn additional precautions you can take to prevent accidental injuries.

Important Safety Tips for Laptop Computer Owners

Monday, December 27, 2010

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, explains the risks associated with the misuse of computer laptop batteries and chargers, and simple tips to help prevent fires and unintentional injuries when using your laptop. For additional ways to protect yourself and your information when using public Wi-Fi networks, view and download our "Laptop Computer Safety Guide" below.

Is Your Child Being Bullied? Recognize These Important Warning Signs!

Monday, October 01, 2012
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In the first of a two-part series, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi details the many warning signs of bullying, and shares important steps parents should take if children do become bullied. Watch our weekly news broadcast and click on the link below to download your copy of the firm's Parent's Guide to Bully Prevention.

When Children Are Bullied: Important Steps for Parents!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
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In this week's broadcast, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi outlines important steps for parents to take if their child is taunted or harassed or subjected to any form of violence by another student, or group of students. Watch the video here and click on the links below to download the firm's latest safety guide and to access additional information and statistics, including tips for children, teens, educators and school administrators.

Georgia's TADRA Law Helps Prevent Teen Fatalities!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi appears on ABC News to outline important rules and regulations of TADRA, the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act. Watch this week's video to learn more about how this graduated driver's licensing program helps prevent accidents and even saves teen lives. Click on the links below to download the firm's Parent's Guide to TADRA, and access additional information and statistics from Georgia's Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Note: Change in the new curfew law effective July 1, 2014

Georgia's TADRA Law: Important Restrictions for Teen Drivers!

Monday, April 4, 2011

In the second of this two-part series, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi returns to ABC News to help parents understand the important restrictions that the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA) places on teen drivers. Watch our latest video here and click on the links below to download the firm's Parent's Guide to TADRA, and access additional information and statistics from Georgia's Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Note: Change in the new curfew law effective July 1, 2014

Look Twice, Save a Life! GOHS Motorcycle Safety Campaign

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In the first of this two-part series, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi returns to ABC News to discuss the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Look Twice, Save a Life! campaign, and to educate motorists on how to share the road safely with motorcyclists. Watch our latest video here and click on the links below to access additional information and statistics from the Georgia GOHS and Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Important Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

Monday, June 6, 2011

In the second of a two-part series, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi returns to ABC News to discuss the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Look Twice Save a Life campaign, and to share important safety tips for motorcyclists. Watch our latest video here and click on the links below to access additional information and statistics from the Georgia GOHS and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Important RV Motor Home Safety Tips!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important driver safety precautions to help reduce the risk of RV Motor Home accidents this summer. View our weekly ABC News segment and click on the links below for additional RV safety tips from the Department of Transportation, and to learn more about the causes and devastating impact of RV collisions in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

Protect Your Children from Dangerous Cribs!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the Consumer Products Safety Commission's new crib safety regulations that went into effect on June 28, 2011. View our weekly ABC News segment and click on the links below to learn what new standards are in place and how you can better protect your infants and toddlers from serious crib injuries and potential fatalities.

Protect Your Child's Eyes from Harmful UV Rays!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, offers important eye safety tips for parents of young children. View our weekly ABC News segment and click on the links below to learn what you can do now to help protect your children from developing serious eye health issues, including cataracts and macular degeneration, later in life.

Understand the Risks of Distracted Walking & Jogging!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the growing danger of distracted walking and jogging, and what you can do to avoid potentially fatal accidents. View our weekly ABC News segment and click on the links below for additional safety tips on protecting yourself and your loved ones from serious pedestrian injuries.

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Soft Tissue Injuries: More Serious Than Most People Realize

Monday, June 4, 2012

Injuries such as muscle tears, bulging discs or pinched nerves can be more serious, time consuming to treat and debilitating than most people realize. Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the importance of getting proper medical treatment immediately following a car accident, and how the proper diagnosis and treatment can lead to faster recovery - physically and financially. Watch our weekly two-minute segment on ABC News and click on the links below for additional tips, including a Georgia Auto Accident Checklist to keep in your glove box.

Economic Impact of Auto Accidents Close to $100B a Year!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the enormous financial toll that auto accidents place on the US economy each year, and shares important driver safety tips to help keep you and your family safe on the road. Watch our weekly ABC news segment and click on the links below for additional driver safety information and tips.

Follow These Precautions and Travel Safely This Holiday!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, reviews simple car maintenance that can help prevent serious auto accidents and keep you and your loved ones safe on the road this holiday. Watch the video and click on the links below to download our Holiday Road Trip Safety Checklist, plus other important safety guides to print out and keep in your glove box.

Tylenol Users - Reduce Your Risk of Severe Liver Damage!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the risks associated with acetaminophen - the active ingredient in Tylenol - and why it is so important to check labels carefully for the presence of acetaminophen (APAP) before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication. Watch our ABC news segment and click on the link below to learn more about FDA restrictions and recalls; and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from severe liver damage, liver failure and deaths due to accidental Tylenol overdose.

Montlick & Associates Partners with CWAV, USA to Launch New Anti-Bullying Program in Georgia Schools

Monday, March 05, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi and Lin Seahorn, Founder of Children Without A Voice, USA announce a new partnership to help stop bullying in Metro Atlanta schools. Watch this week's ABC News video to learn more about CWAV, USA and their new Anti-Bullying Program. Click on the links below to learn how you can volunteer and get involved with the program. Also, visit the A4K Club website to learn more about the youth ambassador club for kids, which is a key component of the Anti-Bullying program. The club empowers kids to speak out when they see bullying in their schools and community.

Montlick & Associates is Founding Sponsor of National Kids Club to Help Stop Bullying

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Nikki and Jolie Montlick, A4K National Spokespeople, join Shannon Walshe on set at WSB-TV in Atlanta to discuss a new kids club that empowers kids to speak out when they see bullying in their schools and community. Watch this week's ABC News video to learn more about the A4K Club and how you and your child can get involved. The A4K Club operates under Children Without a Voice USA, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in America. Click on the links below to learn more about the A4K Club, CWAV USA and about Montlick & Associates extensive support of both organizations.

Help Stop the Bullying: Take the A4K Club Pledge Today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A4K National Spokespeople, Jolie and Nikki Montlick, return to WSB-TV, Atlanta to encourage kids to take the A4K Club Pledge and speak out when they see bullying in their schools and communities. Watch this week's ABC News video to learn more about how you and your child can get involved in this growing national organization, dedicated to preventing bully and child abuse in America. Click on the links below to learn more about the A4K Club, CWAV USA and about Montlick & Associates' extensive support of both organizations.

Keep Your Kids Safe on Prom Night!

Monday, April 9, 2012
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Parents, you can help your teen stay safe this prom season by watching this week's ABC News segment, featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi. Click on the links below to download our latest safety guide, plus our safe driver pledge form to share with your teen driver.

Help Keep Kids Safe in School Zones!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, and special guest, Amanda Walpole of Safe Kids Cobb County, share important statistics and reminders for drivers traveling through school zones. Watch this week's video and click on the links below to find out what you need to do to help prevent serious injuries, and possible fatalities, as children travel to and from school.

What Every Driver Should Know About Tire Blowouts!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information on what to do - and what NOT to do - in the event of a tire blowout. Watch this week's ABC News video, and click on the links below to download the firm's latest safety guide plus additional information on what you can do to avoid serious injuries - and possible fatalities - during a tire blowout.

Helping Georgia Families Since 1984!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, joins Shannon Walshe on the set of WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta, to discuss the firm's ongoing public service efforts, including their 28-year commitment to injury prevention education.

Prevent Tragic & Deadly Heat Suffocation - Never Leave Your Child Unattended in a Car!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children under 14. In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi, is joined by special guest, Amanda Walpole of Safe Kids Cobb County, for a review of important steps that parents can take to protect children from deadly heatstroke after being left accidentally in a car. This is a must-see video for all parents with small children!

Driver Fatigue - A Bigger Problem Than Most Drivers Realize!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

People who drive while drowsy pose a much bigger threat than most people realize. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi discusses the risks associated with driver fatigue, and offers tips to help drivers recognize when it's time to pull over and rest, or change drivers. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about this important driver safety issue.

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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