Blog Archive - May, 2011


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New Federal Regulations Aimed to Make Buses Safer

May 30, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced new measures to help ensure the safety of passengers traveling by bus lines in our country. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has indicated that new measures and requirements are being put in place to help ensure the safety of passengers and to monitor carriers and drivers to make sure that they are complying with federal regulations.

Sad Lessons of Tragic Head-On Collision

May 24, 2011

We were saddened to read of the tragic accident a few weeks ago that left one person dead and two injured in the wake of a tragic head-on collision. According to media reports, a car crossed the center divider line when traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr Drive in southwest Atlanta and crashed head-on into a truck.

Avoiding Injuries during Your Memorial Day Camping Trip

May 24, 2011

Spring is here so people are cleaning off their camping equipment in anticipation of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Undoubtedly, this holiday weekend is one of the busiest camping weekends in the country, and it can bring both fun and the risk of serious accidents to those enjoying it.

Faulty Fuel Gauge Results in Recall of Vehicles that Stall: The Danger of Defective Vehicles

May 23, 2011

There has recently been some investigation related to a recall on GM vehicles due to stalling problems. Federal safety investigators for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are looking at the 2005-07 Buick Rainers, 2005-07 Chevy Trailblazers 360s, 2005-06 Trailblazer EXT 370s, 2005-06 GMC Envoy 360s, 2005-06 GMC Envoy XL 370s, and 2005-07 Saab 9-7Xs. There are 865,000 vehicles altogether being investigated.

Montlick and Associates Named 2011 Most Patriotic Business

May 23, 2011

On April 29, 2011 the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of the United States Army recognized Montlick and Associates as the recipient of the 2011 Most Patriotic Business Award.

"You cannot ignore the many acts of service to Soldiers and military families that Montlick and Associates has provided over the years,” said President and Colonel (Retired) Charles Guta. “Patriotic media messages, direct awards of vacation relief to military families, and legal support to our Veterans; Montlick and Associates has made the military an integral part of their corporate responsibility program and we must recognize that fact positively."

Drunk Driving Deterrents: Are They Working?

May 23, 2011

Alcohol-impaired driving is still a significant public-safety problem in the United States, resulting in 17,000 auto accidents per year. If drunk drivers perceive that they will be stopped or arrested for what they do, the presumption is that they will be less likely to engage in this exceedingly risky behavior.

Red Light Running Accidents in Georgia

May 21, 2011

Each year in the United States, 90,000 people are injured, and about 1,000 are killed by people who run red lights. A crash involving red light runners is more likely than any other type of crash to result in some degree of injury.

New Technology May Prevent Rear-End Accidents

May 16, 2011

Rear-end collisions are a common form of motor vehicle accident in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If you are involved in a rear-end car crash, it can be extremely upsetting because you may be stopped for traffic and feel helpless to avoid the accident.

Defective and Missing Airbags Cause Serious Injuries

May 11, 2011

The majority of the time airbags operate effectively and safely. Airbags have saved almost 25,000 lives since 1970, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) between 1990 and 2007 airbags that malfunctioned accounted for the deaths of 284 people.

Reckless Driving by Teens Leads to Serious Accidents

May 10, 2011

Reckless driving is defined under Georgia law as driving in a manner that exhibits reckless disregard of property or other people and is a misdemeanor. Reckless driving includes any unsafe driving practice that recklessly places anyone in the surrounding area at risk of injury or even death. Georgia law does not specify how fast or what circumstances demonstrate “reckless regard” for property or the safety of others.

Georgia Accident Attorneys Montlick & Associates Sponsors SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

May 06, 2011

As part of Montlick & Associates’ commitment to driver safety, we are proud to partner with the Safe America Foundation in support of their SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy. This Saturday, May 7th, hundreds of teens and their parents will gather at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for a day of interactive training designed to give young drivers hands-on driving experience in a safe learning environment. Teens will learn the basics of safe driving from experts including law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

Montlick and Associates Selected as Most Patriotic Business for 2011

May 02, 2011

Media Release. Atlanta, GA—April 12, 2011—Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of the United States Army announces the selection of Montlick and Associates CEO David Montlick as the recipient of the 2011 Patriotic Business Award. The award ceremony will be held at 11:30 am on April 29, 2011 in the ballroom of the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303.

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