Blog Archive - January, 2012


37 Articles

Feds Find Multi-Vehicle Crash Caused by Teen Texting

January 30, 2012

Teen texting and driving continues to be a serious problem that causes a substantial number of car accidents. Although Georgia and a number of other states have laws that prohibit teen texting and driving, difficulties in enforcing the ban have rendered it relatively ineffective.

Product Liability Based on Defective Industrial Equipment

January 18, 2012

While there are many safety regulations designed to protect employees at industrial work sites in Georgia, many employees are injured by defective equipment used in industrial plants. Although these industrial tools may create a risk of serious injury or wrongful death, they also may be essential to performing one’s job responsibilities.

New Technology May Someday Prevent an SCI in Atlanta Motorcycle Accidents

January 18, 2012

This Atlanta personal injury blog has frequently addressed the danger posed to motorcycle enthusiasts of being involved in a serious motorcycle-car collision. Even if a motorcycle enthusiast does everything right, a rider may still suffer catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord and head injuries, if a negligent motorist collides with or cuts off a motorcycle rider on Georgia roadways.

Parking Lot Accidents: More Dangerous Than You Think

January 18, 2012

When Atlanta drivers are navigating their way through traffic in the parking lot of the Mall of Georgia or other parking lots, drivers are rarely concerned that they will be involved in a car accident. The low rate of speed that most drivers employ when negotiating a parking lot creates a false sense of security.

Chantix Adverse Events Reportedly Underestimated Because of Weaknesses in Reporting Process

January 17, 2012

While the drug Chantix, Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug, has previously been linked to reports of incidents of violence and suicide, the prevalence of the problem may have been vastly underreported according to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices, a non-profit drug company watchdog organization. While the serious adverse events were previously reported, they were reported according to procedures that permitted them to be hidden amongst minor adverse reactions. Pfizer reported hundreds of serious adverse reactions to the FDA through a process that lumped the serious adverse events in with reports of 26,000 minor adverse reactions.

Atlanta Car Accidents Resulting in Broken Bones: What You Should Know

January 08, 2012

A car collision can pose a serious detour in one’s life, especially if you suffer a severe bone crush injury or compound fracture that requires the insertion of metal hardware and/or reconstructive surgery. While any broken bone or fracture can be a significant injury, such injuries can be much more severe when suffered in a car accident. Motor vehicle accidents involving passenger cars, trucks and SUVs often exert enormous traumatic force on the body that can result in very severe bone related injuries. Because the human body is very resilient, many broken bones and fractures incurred in an Atlanta car accident will completely heal though they may cause substantial pain and prolonged time off work. Bone crush injuries and many compound fractures may result in permanent loss of mobility along with prolonged pain and disability.

Parents File Lawsuit for Toddler's Death Allegedly Caused by Children's Tylenol

January 07, 2012

As we have reported previously in this blog, there has been a substantial number of drugs and medical products recalled by Johnson and Johnson (J&J) over the last several years. These recalls have been based on a wide range of quality control issues, including foreign objects in the drugs, foul odors being emitted and excessive amounts of the active ingredient. These quality control issues are now alleged to have taken a fatal turn.

Gwinnett County Motorcycle Accident Provides Grim Reminder of Danger Posed by Road Hazards

January 03, 2012

An accident a few months ago that was reported in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution serves as a warning regarding the risk posed by road debris to a motorcyclist. A motorcyclist was tragically killed when a tire blowout caused tire tread to litter I-85 at the I-985 split in Gwinnett County. The motorcyclist hit the debris in the roadway and lost control of his bike.

Head Injuries Suffered in a Georgia Car Accident Require Immediate Medical Attention

January 03, 2012

Some dangerous head injuries suffered in an Atlanta car accident go undetected because the signs and symptoms of serious head injuries do not always appear immediately. When a person is involved in a motor vehicle collision, it is normal to examine a person for physical signs of injury including lacerations, bruises, swelling and other physical indications of injury.

Serious Accidents Can Result in Life-Changing Amputation Injuries

January 02, 2012

If you are involved in a serious motor vehicle accident involving a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle, you can suffer serious life-altering injuries, including the loss of a limb or amputation. We understand that when you suffer this type of severe injury, it can affect your life in fundamental ways that impact your family relationships, daily activities and employment.

Gwinnett County Father Reports Vehicle Seat Belts Failed in Fatal SUV Rollover Accident

January 02, 2012

A fatal SUV rollover accident involving a Georgia family raises questions about the possibility of the failure of seatbelts in a rollover accident. Four members of a Gwinnett County family were killed in a fatal Florida SUV crash when the father steered hard to recover control of an SUV when it dropped off the edge of the road causing it to rollover several times before landing on the roof of the vehicle.

When Public Entities Do Not Take Sufficient Steps to Make Pedestrians Safe

January 02, 2012

Even when extreme care is taken, there is still a serious danger for pedestrians who must share the roadways of Atlanta with motor vehicles. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) makes the scope of the danger clear. Approximately 64,000 people per year are injured in pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles and another 5,000 people are killed.

Georgia Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Release Free IPhone & Droid Mobile Accident App!

January 02, 2012

Georgia Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, announced today the release of Montlick Mobile, a new application designed to help smart phone users in the aftermath of an accident. The free App answers the question- "What should I do after an auto, truck, motorcycle or SUV accident?", and provides important information that everyone should have available on their smartphone! With Montlick Mobile, users of Droids and iPhones have the ability to contact emergency personnel, locate the nearest hospital, show proof of insurance, as well as capture and preserve accident data and photos - all from a single application on their mobile device. The new app also includes a checklist of important steps to take at the scene of an auto accident.

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