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Blog Archive - November, 2016

30 Articles

Liability of Childcare Providers for Injuries to Children

November 29, 2016

Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Liability of Childcare Providers for Injuries to Children

Parents drop their children off at childcare facilities on a daily basis and presume that their children will be properly supervised and kept safe. Most of the time, that is exactly what happens. Parents are increasingly more dependent on childcare because many families cannot make ends meet without two incomes. As parents, our Georgia personal injury attorneys understand the fear that can accompany entrusting the safety of your children to others.

Legal Drugs as a Leading Cause of Serious Tractor-Trailer Collisions

November 28, 2016

Trucking Accident Lawyers Discuss Legal Drugs as a Leading Cause of Serious Tractor-Trailer Collisions

If a tractor-trailer cruises down the roadway at freeway speeds while outweighing passenger vehicles by more than twenty times, the potential consequences of a collision can be devastating. The danger increases exponentially when commercial trucks are operated by a truck driver whose driving ability is impaired by drugs. The danger is not limited to truck drivers that are impaired by unlawful drugs and prescription narcotics but also over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

Chattanooga Crash is a Tragic Reminder of the Dangers of Bus Accidents

November 27, 2016

Chattanooga School Bus Tragedy is a Somber Reminder of the Dangers Posed to Bus Passengers in the Event of an Accident

In the wake of two fatal bus accidents in the last two months – one in California that left over a dozen people dead and a school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee that killed six children – People magazine, parents, passengers, and legislators alike are all revisiting a decades-old question: Should school buses and commercial buses be equipped with seatbelts?

Sleep Apnea May be to Blame For The Hoboken Train Accident

November 26, 2016

Georgia Personal Injury Provides Update on Hoboken Train Accident – Sleep Apnea May be to Blame

Now that nearly two months have passed since the tragic Hoboken train accident occurred in New Jersey, killing one woman and injuring more than 100 people, we finally have some information that may shed light on what went wrong. 

Burn Injuries From Exploding Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

November 25, 2016

Canadian Man Claims to Have Suffered Serious Burns from Exploding Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The world has recently seen some frightening incidents related to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, as the phone has been linked to spontaneous smoking, fires, and even small explosions. Samsung has recalled all Note 7 phones pending further investigation. However, Samsung still has other phones on the market, including the Galaxy S7 Edge. The phone has not been recalled, but this could change after a Canadian man claims to have suffered burns after his S7 phone exploded in his hands.

NHTSA Adds Sound Requirement for Hybrid and Electric Cars to Protect Pedestrians

November 24, 2016

NHTSA Adds Sound Requirement for Hybrid and Electric Cars to Protect Pedestrians as Cars Become Quieter, New Features Are Necessary to Protect Pedestrians

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it was adding a sound requirement for new hybrid and electric vehicles that is aimed at protecting pedestrians. This novel safety standard will help to alert pedestrians, including those who are blind or have low vision, to the presence of light motor vehicles traveling at low rates of speed. The alert is expected to prevent some 2,400 pedestrian deaths each year once all hybrid vehicles carry the feature.

Self-Driving Truck Makes First Commercial Delivery

November 23, 2016

Self-Driving Truck Makes History When It Delivers 2,000 Cases of Beer

Otto, Uber's self-driving truck operation, recently completed its first commercial delivery. The self-driving truck traveled about 120 miles on Interstate 25 to Fort Collins, Colorado to deliver 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer. A trained driver was present in the cabin of the vehicle with the ability to take over if needed, but the drive was completed successfully with solely automation. This initial delivery is a symbolic step forwards towards what Uber predicts will be the future of self-driving vehicles and trucks.

Georgia Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury and Car Accident Cases

November 22, 2016

Georgia Statute of Limitations

Last Updated: February 2, 2022

When a person is seriously injured, it can mean medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as enormous stress and financial hardship. A person whose injuries are related to an accident or intentional actions of another may have a claim for compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured, it is important that you seek immediate legal advice, because legal time deadlines apply to all cases.  Additionally, it is more challenging and sometimes impossible to obtain evidence and help from witnesses if you delay. The time limits that govern when a lawsuit must be filed are called "statutes of limitations." Courts almost never forgive the failure to file a lawsuit before a statute of limitations expires.

Fatal Jefferson County Tractor-Trailer Accident

November 22, 2016

Jefferson County Tractor-Trailer Accident Results in Four Fatalities – Is a Dangerous Intersection to Blame?

A collision between a passenger vehicle and a large tractor-trailer tragically killed four family members. This recent accident occurred in Jefferson County at the intersection of Highway 88 and Highway 296, where a tractor-trailer was unable to avoid striking an oncoming passenger car. The tractor-trailer driver stated that the car drove directly into the truck's path. It struck the car and flipped over, resulting in the deaths of four family members sitting in the backseat of the car. Both the driver and front passenger of the car survived as well as the driver of the tractor-trailer.

Fatal Injuries Following a Hayride Accident

November 21, 2016

Mother and Two Daughters Suffer Fatal Injuries Following a Hayride Accident

Halloween is always supposed to be fun for children as they go trick-or-treating with family and friends. Hayrides are also a common activity that many children and adults enjoy as the fall season approaches. Sadly, a seemingly normal Halloween night turned tragic for the small town of Chunky in Newton County, Mississippi.

Fatal Head Injuries Following Workplace Accident

November 20, 2016

Massachusetts Man Suffers Fatal Head Injuries Following Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents happen every day in our country. Whether a person works in an office setting, is a delivery driver, or has a job that requires manual labor, a workplace accident can occur that results in serious injuries or death. Such an incident, involving a Massachusetts man, occurred recently and resulted in fatal head trauma, according to a local news report. The man worked for a company that installs pavement markings and road signs and was fatally injured during his evening shift.

The worker was standing on a loading dock platform as a tractor trailer was backing into the loading bay. He lost his footing on the platform and fell between the loading dock and the bumper of the tractor-trailer. The man suffered severe head trauma and had significant bleeding. Paramedics were not able to save him, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been criminally charged and had valid driver's licenses at the time of the accident. Both state police and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.

The Catastrophic Consequences of Workplace Injuries

No matter how a workplace accident occurs, the consequences can be significant and life-altering for many injured victims and their loved ones. Death of a relative can leave a family without a source of income, making a tragic situation even more difficult and painful.

In situations where workplace injuries do not result in death but instead in significant and often permanent injuries, the consequences can be devastating to both the worker and any loved ones who depend on that person. Such consequences include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Long-term or even life-long medical treatment, including frequent visits to the doctor, physical therapy and other types of rehabilitation;
• The need to permanently rely on someone else to complete life's daily tasks;
• Loss of income;
• Medical expenses that never seem to end; and
• The possibility that an injured worker may never be able to earn an income again.

Regardless of how severe an injury is, and whether or not that injury is permanent, the inability to work and make a living make life extremely difficult for family members and loved ones. Other family members may need to find other sources of income and may turn to government assistance to make ends meet. This may be especially true with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and head trauma. The inability to regain full cognitive, emotional, motor and other functions can permanently disable a person, drastically reducing their quality of life.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today For Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in the workplace, it is important that you understand what your legal rights and options. Additionally, some workplace accidents can involve a negligent third party, resulting in potential personal injury claims. However, all situations are unique and must be evaluated.

At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have more then 39 years of experience representing the rights and interests of injured individuals from all across Georgia. Whether you have been injured on the job, in a car accident, or any other type of accident involving personal injuries, our Georgia Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Attorneys fight hard for our clients to obtain for them the compensation they deserve under the law.

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Fatal Atlanta I-20 Van Roll-Over Accident

November 19, 2016

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Reports on a Tragic and Fatal I-20 Van Roll-Over Accident

Steve Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News reported today that there was a tragic traffic accident that occurred along Interstate 20 this morning.

Fatal Truck Accident In Whitfield County Georgia

November 17, 2016

Georgia Trucking Accident Attorneys Examine a Tragic, Fatal Truck Crash In Whitfield County Georgia

Whitfield County, Ga., - The Dalton Daily Citizen reported that a tragic car crash took the life of a 14-year-old girl while the driver lies in the hospital with injuries that have left her in critical condition, according to a local news report.* The incident occurred on I-75 North in Whitfield County.

The Unique Nature of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

November 16, 2016

Teenager Speaks Fluent Spanish After Awakening from a Coma, Surprising Himself and Others

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can change a person in the blink of an eye. There are a variety of TBIs that range in severity from very minor to catastrophic. The damage of any TBI, however, can be permanent. As such, even if a person suffers a mild concussion, and the injury is considered to be a minor TBI, that person still may suffer from permanent side effects, such as chronic headaches, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and others.

Fatal Baltimore Accident Involving Two Buses

November 15, 2016

Georgia Auto Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal Baltimore Accident Involving Two Buses

Whenever an accident involves a school bus, the first thing that many people hope for is that all children on board are safe. In the case of a recent Baltimore school bus accident, there were no children on board, according to the Kansas City Star. However, the accident tragically resulted in the loss of six lives as well as serious injuries to others. The reason why this tragic accident occurred is still in question, but early evidence suggests the school bus driver may have had a medical emergency that contributed to the cause of this accident.

The Prevalence of Fatal Medical Errors in Medical Malpractice Claims

November 14, 2016

Georgia Medical Malpractice Injury Attorney Discusses the Prevalence of Fatal Medical Errors

Medical treatment and surgical procedures are a necessary source of healthcare that we need to save and improve lives. However, the same medical treatment intended to help patients has resulted in harm for hundreds of thousands of lives – something that many people are not aware of. Overall, the United States is known for having an advanced medical system that enables the vast majority of Americans to receive adequate medical care. While millions of people receive medical care and undergo procedures without complications, a significant number of patients are falling victim to medical errors, many of which may be preventable.

Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 75 Tragically Kills Two

November 13, 2016

Accident Attorneys Report on a Tragic Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 75 Which Killed Two

Lowndes County, Ga., - Two people were identified by Georgia State Patrol after an early A.M., wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in Lowndes County took their lives, according to WCTV. A luxury vehicle engineered by Lincoln, which was being driven by a male driver from Brooksville, Florida, was navigating in the wrong direction on the south facing side of I-75. Another vehicle involved in the incident was a Ford Explorer. It was driven on southbound I-75 by a 70-year old Tennessee resident.

Fatal Rollover Accident Causing Ejection Provides Grim Reminder of Importance of Seat Belt Use

November 12, 2016

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Note Fatal Rollover Accident Causing Ejection Provides Grim Reminder of Importance of Seat Belt Use

A recent severe collision between an Infiniti and a BMW on the I-75 in Cobb County caused fatal injury to the driver of the BMW, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The driver of the BMW lost control of the vehicle before slamming into the Infiniti. The Infiniti ended up in a ditch while the BMW rolled several times, according to a Marietta Police spokesman. While the incident is currently under investigation, the fatal injuries suffered by the driver of the BMW might have been less serious had he been wearing a seat belt. In this blog article, our Atlanta car accident lawyers discuss the role seat belts play in preventing vehicle ejections that result in catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Georgia Men Suffer Fatal Injuries Following Potomac River Speedboat Accident

November 11, 2016

Two Georgia Men Suffer Fatal Injuries Following Potomac River Speedboat Accident

Boating is a popular activity for many people living in Georgia and throughout the entire Southeast and East coast. Boating can be just as diverse as driving. With vehicles, you can drive a tractor trailer, passenger vehicle, pickup truck, or a motorcycle, among others. With boats, you could be traveling on a pontoon boat, a fishing boat, or a speedboat, among others. Because automobile accidents happen all the time, we tend to think boating accidents happen less. However, boating accidents do not always get the same attention as auto accidents unless the accident is catastrophic and newsworthy, as was the case with a recent speedboat accident involving two Georgia men.

The Dangers of Theme Park Rides – Tragic Accident Results in Fatal Injuries

November 10, 2016

Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss the Dangers of Theme Park Rides 

Theme parks are supposed to be fun for the entire family, with many activities available for even the smallest of children. However, theme park accidents do happen, and often, the results can be catastrophic. Many of you may recall that a young boy lost his life earlier this year at a Kansas City water park when he fell from the raft on an extremely large and steep water slide. A recent accident in Australia has similarly reminded us of how a disastrous accident can occur at any time without warning.

Child Recovering After a San Francisco Bay Boating Accident

November 09, 2016

Child Recovers Following San Francisco Bay Boating Accident

Boating accidents occur more often than many people realize, but they often are not on the news the way car accidents, trucking accidents, and train accidents are, especially those accidents resulting in fatal injuries. Boating accidents do not surface the news unless they are memorable or result in severe injuries or death.

Severely Injured Man Loses Out on Much Needed Benefits Due to Auto Insurance Rule Change

November 08, 2016

Severely Injured Man Loses Out on Much Needed Benefits Due to Auto Insurance Rule Change

Motor vehicle accidents involve much more than physical injuries and property damage. Accidents also have a significant financial component that can be detrimental to an injured individual depending on how serious the injuries are. A Canadian man has learned just how financially devastating an auto accident can be, as he and his family are now facing bankruptcy as a result of piling medical bills, according to a Canadian news report.

Hoboken Train Accident – NTSB Reports Brakes Were Not Defective at Time of Crash

November 07, 2016

The NTSB Reports Brakes Were Not Defective at Time of Crash in Hoboken Train Accident

The Hoboken train accident will take months if not years to investigate fully, but we continue to learn more each day. Approximately two weeks after the September 29, 2016, Hoboken train accident killed one person and injured more than 100 other individuals, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report indicating that the train's brakes were not defective at the time the accident occurred.

A Deadly Mix of Drunk Driving and Pokémon Go Leads to the Loss of a Young Boy's Life

November 06, 2016

A Deadly Mix of Drunk Driving and Pokémon Go Leads to the Loss of a Young Boy's Life

Drunk driving accidents continue to occur despite our best efforts to reduce or eliminate the incidence of drunk driving. Accidents involving distracted driving or distracted bystanders has been on the rise as both drivers and pedestrians alike turn to their phones to send a text message, play a game, post a photo, or send a status update, among others. When you combine both drunk driving with distracted behavior, there are potentially fatal consequences.

New Hospital Sinks Intended to Reduce Infections May Actually Be Making the Problem Worse

November 05, 2016

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Discuss How New Hospital Sinks Intended to Reduce Infections May Actually Be Making the Problem Worse

Hospitals are essential to treat those who suffer from injuries and illnesses. Hospitals save lives, but they also can cause more harm than good for some patients. It is commonly known that germs are prevalent in hospitals given the number of patients and the various types of health conditions these patients suffer from. However, many of us expect that the hospitals themselves are clean and sterile to reduce the risk of infections spreading from one patient to the next.

Self-Driving Cars Could Improve Evacuation Procedures

November 04, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Could Improve Hurricane Evacuation Procedures

Hurricane Matthew sent millions of families in coastal areas of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas to evacuation destinations across the country. Evacuees were forced to contend with flooded roads, downed trees and power lines, and backed up highways. Some families were injured in car accidents while simply trying to move out of potentially dangerous areas. Now, the United States Department of Transportation is speculating that more lives could have been saved through self-driving vehicles. The US DOT has been studying how car-to-car communications could improve future evacuation procedures—getting more people out of danger in a safer, easier fashion.

Takata Failed to Alert Regulators to 2003 Air Bag Rupture

November 02, 2016

Report States Takata Failed to Alert Regulators to 2003 Air Bag Rupture

Is my car potentially affected by the Takata airbag recall?

New information has emerged concerning the Takata airbag recall. Japanese company Takata Corp has admitted that it failed to inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a 2003 rupture of one of its inflators in Switzerland. This information was contained within internal reports released in conjunction with the massive defective airbag recall. So far, about 100 million Takata airbag inflators have been recalled worldwide. Nearly 70 million of them are in the United States. At least 14 deaths and more than 100 injuries are linked to this unprecedented recall.

Dennis Byrd, Former NFL Player, Killed in Car Accident

November 01, 2016

Dennis Byrd, Former NFL Player, Killed in Car Accident

Recently, Dennis Byrd, a celebrated former New York Jets Player, died in a car accident near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Byrd is remembered not only for his time in the NFL, but also his continued perseverance in the face of a serious injury. Four years into his NFL career, Byrd suffered an on-field injury that left him paralyzed and ended his professional career. Byrd did not let his injury stop him; less than a year after the accident, he learned to walk again.

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