Blog Archive - February, 2012


19 Articles

Falls from Stepladders May Be Caused by Ladder Defects

February 28, 2012

While virtually every household in Georgia has one or more type of ladders, few people consider the danger of a potential fall from a ladder, even a simple stepladder. More than 220,000 people per year visit hospital emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in falls from ladders. Falls from ladders can lead to catastrophic injuries including permanent spinal cord injuries and serious head injuries that result in brain damage. Something as simple as standing on a stepstool to change a light bulb can result in devastating permanent injuries.

Fatal Pellet Gun Tragedy: Potential Weapon Not Toy

February 26, 2012

Lots of young boys have played with pellet guns as kids and never contemplate the possibility of serious injury. The family of a 15-year-old Clarke County teenager experienced the tragic reality last year that pellet guns can result in catastrophic injury or even wrongful death. The young boy was shot in the temple and suffered a fatal head injury when he was shot when playing with a friend in a trailer park in Oconee County.

Sleep Apnea Contributes to Risk of Fatigue Based Trucking Accidents

February 24, 2012

Truck driver fatigue is a leading cause of tractor-trailer accidents in Georgia as well as throughout the country. More than 750 people are killed in tractor-trailer accidents, while twenty thousand more reportedly suffer injury in collisions involving fatigued commercial drivers in the United States. Hours of service (HOS) rules address some of these fatigue-based issues by limiting the amount of time that drivers are on the road without breaks, mandating minimum rest periods between driving shifts and establishing maximum driving hours within a designated time period.

Despite Decades of Warnings About Drawstrings Dangers Remain

February 22, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Administration (CPSA) has imposed a $750,000 civil fine on Macy’s department store chain for failing to disclose that it had sold childrens' outerwear which was subject to recall because it had drawstrings. Outerwear with drawstrings create a risk of strangulation and entanglement hazards.

Cobb County Truck Accident Involving Radioactive Material Poses Special Dangers

February 20, 2012

While any collision on Atlanta roadways that involves a tractor-trailer is a scary proposition, the stakes go up substantially when the commercial truck is transporting radioactive material. A collision involving a tractor-trailer that was transporting radioactive material on I-20 in Cobb County last year serves as a reminder of the special dangers of such Georgia trucking accidents.

Montlick & Associates, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys is Founding Sponsor of New National Anti-Bullying Organization and Kids' Club

February 20, 2012

Montlick & Associates is proud to partner with Children Without A Voice, USA (CWAV) as the Founding Sponsor of A4K; a youth ambassadors for kids club whose mission is to prevent and stop bullying and other forms of abuse in our schools and communities. The A4K club is a national, non-profit youth organization dedicated to keeping America’s children safe. Membership is free to any child that joins the club and takes the pledge. The A4K club empowers youth to stand up and speak out when they see another child being bullied.

Jury Awards Student-Athlete $575,000 in Auto Accident

February 01, 2012

School is back in full swing for most students now after the holiday break. Many kids are off at college. While us parents like to focus on the academic value of college, the reality is that for the vast majority of college students the college experience is also about maturing socially, which means parties and alcohol.

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