Blog Archive - May, 2016


12 Articles

Is Your Loved One Being Abused? Know the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

May 26, 2016

The Family Caregiver Alliance, a National Center on Caregiving, reports that over 1.383 million Americans receive long-term care in a nursing home facility. Another 1.2 million reside in hospice care while over 700,000 live in residential care communities. It is expected that this figure will increase dramatically in the coming years as more and more baby boomers hit the age at which they may require long-term care. Nursing homes are intended to provide a caring place that can meet the needs of residents who can no longer safely live at home on their own. The decision to place a family member in a nursing home is never an easy one, but most people feel they are making the right choice when they select a reputable facility that provides quality care for their loved ones. However, instances of nursing home abuse and neglect are shockingly common.

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit the Roadways Sooner Than You Think

May 22, 2016

Self-driving cars have long been the dream of the future, but it seems that self-driving trucks might make their way to mass production first. Self-driving trucks could replace human truck drivers in the near future and such vehicles may help to reduce accident rates considerably because they eliminate the number one cause of truck accidents—human error. However, some oppose the roll-out of self-driving trucks because it will eliminate millions of jobs nationwide.

Tired Truckers—Asleep Behind the Wheel in Georgia

May 19, 2016

Driving while overly tired can be dangerous for any driver, but it is especially hazardous for the drivers of 80,000-pound tractor-trailers. Although most truck drivers are safe and law-abiding, these massive vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. In fact, driving while tired has been shown to impair drivers in a manner similar to drinking while driving. This under-recognized cause of accidents could impact road users across Georgia.

Medical Malpractice May Now Be the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

May 17, 2016

We rely on doctors and healthcare workers to provide us with quality medical care. In fact, most of us place considerable trust on medical professionals and anticipate that if we ever become seriously ill, a physician will be able to properly diagnose and treat us. Most of the time, we are correct in trusting in our medical professionals. However, evidence is emerging daily as to the commonality of medical malpractice. Surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, and more cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people annually.

Injuries You May Sustain in an Accident in Georgia

May 15, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 31 million trips to the emergency room are made each year for unintentional injuries. Approximately 130,557 people will tragically die from these injuries annually. Injuries stemming from accidents range in severity from mild bruising or scrapes to catastrophic and permanent injuries that will change your life. The following is a look at some of the injuries you could sustain if you are injured in an accident in Georgia. These injuries could arise from car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and any other accident caused by negligence.

Wrongful Death Truck Accident Claims in Georgia

May 12, 2016

Tractor trailers are massive vehicles, often weighing in at 80,000 pounds. These trucks transport goods across the United States, and Atlanta is considered a major trucking hub. When a large truck crashes into a passenger motor vehicle while traveling at 55 miles per hour or more, death or serious injury can result. Losing your loved one in this manner is a tragedy of epic proportions. The loss may leave your family in emotional and financial turmoil. To obtain compensation for your losses, you should explore the possibility of a wrongful death action against the truck driver or trucking company responsible for your loss.

What to Do When You Are in a Truck Accident in Atlanta

May 11, 2016

Commercial trucks are important transportation vehicles that are vital to our everyday lives. Trucks across the country deliver food, gas, oil, building materials, furniture, and much more. According to TruckInfo.net, there are over 15.5 million trucks operating in the United States. These trucks will traverse the country making necessary stops and drop offs.

How Can We Stop Drivers From Texting and Driving?

May 09, 2016

We have all likely seen drivers looking down at their cell phones while driving. At times, we may even be able to observe drivers texting or typing on their smartphones. The advent of the smartphone has helped people in many ways by making communication instant and convenient. This device has also inflicted some harm because individuals across the nation continue to text and drive or engage in other dangerous behaviors with their smartphone.

A Guide to Personal Injury Law In Georgia

May 05, 2016

A Guide to Personal Injury Law In Georgia

Being injured in a serious accident can be a life-changing experience. It may leave you confused, upset, and in a terrifying financial position. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are over 31 million emergency room visits made for unintentional injuries. About 130,557 people die from unintentional injuries, leaving families across the country devastated. Personal injury claims are brought by accident victims against the person(s) or entity(s) responsible for their injuries. These claims can assist accident victims in recovering for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Georgia

May 03, 2016

Distracted driving is now one of the number one causes of car accidents in Georgia and across the state. Distraction.org, the United States government's website dedicated to distracted driving, reports that over 3,000 people are killed in distracted driving related accidents each year. The actual number of distracted driving related fatalities could be far higher because researchers believe that distracted driving accidents as a whole go underreported. Driver distraction is a threat to every road user in Georgia and safety officials are fighting to reduce distracted driving rates before the problem becomes even larger.

Protecting Your Pet in a Car Crash

May 02, 2016

Last year, a Georgia family lost their beloved dog after a catastrophic car accident. A drunk driver ran into their car as they drove on I-85 towards Atlanta and their vehicle flipped over multiple times across the roadway. When it landed, the family realized their dog had been thrown from the vehicle. Witnesses spotted the dog running across the highway in a panicked state, but they could not stop her. The family initiated search efforts and, fortunately, the pup was found unharmed days later. While her family rejoiced in the reunion, they did not forget those terrifying days spent wondering whether their dog was safe.

Safety Tips for Joggers From an Atlanta Pedestrian and Runner Accident Attorney

May 01, 2016

As the weather warms, the roads around Atlanta will become increasingly busy this time of year with pedestrians, joggers, and runners. While jogging and running are excellent are excellent outdoor activities, cars and trucks can pose a considerable threat to the safety of joggers and runners. The pedestrian and runner accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, want to make sure area runners and joggers take the precautions necessary to avoid being injured by a car or truck.

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