Blog Archive - November, 2017


30 Articles

Evidence In Motorcycle Accidents

November 30, 2017

Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Explain Who Is At Fault In Motorcycle Accidents

Montlick & Associates has handled thousands of accident cases. As a result of their experience—and their successes—Montlick & Associates' motorcycle crash attorneys understand how to maximize the values of our clients' cases. However, doing so can be more complex than merely piling up the victim's medical bills and lost wages. Rather, it begins with developing compelling evidence that the other driver was at fault.

Accident Reconstruction For Red Light Crash Lawsuits in Georgia

November 29, 2017

Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Discuss Accident Reconstruction For Red Light Crashes

Accident reconstruction can be a key component to proving liability in your case. Not every car crash requires accident reconstruction and analysis. However, in some crashes, including those that occur at an intersection where one party claims to have the right of way at an intersection controlled by a traffic signal, people could benefit from an expert’s opinion about how a crash occurred. The red light accident attorneys with Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand when an expert accident reconstructionist is necessary to use in a case.

Doctors’ Roles in Georgia Personal Injury Claims

November 28, 2017

Doctors’ Roles in Personal Injury Claims in Georgia

Personal injury claims often arise when an individual suffers an injury as the result of someone else’s actions or omissions. For instance, many personal injury claims are the result of car accidents, where a person might be harmed as the result of another driver’s careless or negligent driving. Slip and fall cases, product liability, medical malpractice, and dog bite claims are some other forms of personal injury claims. In any personal injury claim, there will likely be evidence provided by medical practitioners. There are several ways a doctor might be giving evidence, and that evidence can have a major impact on the injured person’s claim.

Teen Truckers Could Soon be Hitting Georgia Roadways

November 27, 2017

Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Report

Teen Truckers Could Soon be Hitting the Roadways

Congress is currently weighing passage of a proposal, supported by the United States trucking industry, that would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to operate massive tractor trailers between states.  The plan is part of a larger highway legislation that the Senate is considering and it could lead to many more teen truckers driving tractor trailers nationwide. 

Jury Returns Verdict of $16.5 Million Despite Lack of Evidence of Lost Earnings

November 26, 2017

Jury Returns Verdict of $16.5 Million Despite Lack of Evidence of Lost Earnings

At Montlick and Associates, our Atlanta semi-truck accident lawyers often handle personal injury cases where damages are more difficult to prove because the injury victim is a child with no earning history or a senior who is at or near retirement age.  In other cases, the task of proving damages can be complicated because the trucking accident victim’s medical bills are fairly limited.  The prospect of obtaining a full recovery under such circumstances often turns on effective advocacy in establishing non-economic forms of damages like pain and suffering and loss of consortium.  These types of damages are more subjective, so they cannot simply be proven by submitting bills the way medical expenses and lost wages can be documented.

Teenager Workplace Safety and Georgia Workers' Compensation Law

November 25, 2017

Man Injured on the Job Reaches Out to Teenagers About Workplace Safety: Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney Explains

Workplace training is essential to ensure all employees have a safe environment to perform their job duties.  When training is insufficient, employees are at risks for suffering severe and debilitating injuries that may have lifelong consequences.  Teenagers are especially at risk for suffering injuries given that many of them may not pay as close of attention to safety matters as adults might.  As such, workplace safety training is even more critical for teenagers than others.

How Trying to Beat a Red Light Proved to Be Fatal

November 24, 2017

How Trying to Beat a Red Light Proved to Be Fatal: Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Explains

Many drivers will agree that they have attempted to beat a red light by continuing through the intersection when the light has just turned yellow.  While it may not be illegal to drive through an intersection before the light turns red, drivers should still have an awareness that they should come to a stop if at all possible once a light turns yellow, given the dangers that other drivers may also be trying to beat a red light.

My Doctor Caused Me to Sustain Injuries, What Do I Do?

November 23, 2017

My Doctor Caused Me to Sustain Injuries, What Do I Do?

Recent studies into the rates of medical malpractice in the United States have shocked many people by showing that medical malpractice is a much larger problem than most would have thought. It turns out that medical errors account for over 250,000 deaths a year, placing medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death in America, outranked only by heart disease and cancer. Of course, this only shows the rates of the most serious cases, ones in which people lose their lives. Other devastating medical errors can leave patients with severe injuries, and extremely expensive medical bills.

Georgia Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Dog Bite Cases

November 22, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Recent Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Dog Bite Cases

Dog bite incidents are often difficult to deal with, especially because many of us love dogs, but at the same time, we want to make sure they do not cause harm to other people or animals.  While there are many wonderful dogs out there, there are also a few dogs that exhibit potentially dangerous behavior that poses a risk to both dog owners and other people or pets.

The Catastrophic Injuries Associated with Skydiving Accidents

November 21, 2017

Gwinnett County Skydiving Instructor Suffers Fatal Injuries Following Freak Accident

A 49-year-old Gwinnett County Skydiving instructor tragically lost his life in a freak accident that nobody expected.  The accident took place at Monroe-Walton County Airport when the skydiving instructor misjudged his landing after taking a dive.  He slammed to the ground and sustained catastrophic injuries.  One witness said that the man was aware, conscious, and breathing after the accident, but he later sadly died at the hospital from his injuries.  This 49-year-old skydiving instructor was considered an expert in his field.  He had taken more than 6,000 skydiving jumps throughout his career and was remembered as somebody who appreciated the fact that he could earn a living for doing what he loved most – skydiving.

Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Georgia

November 20, 2017

Gwinnett County Man Dies Following Hit-and-Run Accident 

As we move closer to a new year, tragic accidents continue to pile up throughout Georgia.  One of the more tragic accidents to occur this year was fatal one that sadly ended the life of a young 26-year-old man.  It happened in Lawrenceville when a Forsyth man collided with another vehicle of which the fatally injured man was a passenger.  The accident occurred early in the morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 316 and Duluth Highway.

Sleep Disturbances Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

November 19, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Sleep Disturbances Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are known to result in the need for significant medical treatment and rehabilitation that could be short-term, long-term, or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the injuries.  The physical consequences of a TBI could be mild, or severe with serious symptoms, such as the inability to eat, drink, talk, or walk on one's own.  In addition to the physical consequences of a TBI, there could also be emotional consequences, such as a change in behavior, mood swings, and the development of mental health-related disorders, among others.

Should Uniform Accident Reports Be Changed To Account For Autonomous Vehicles

November 18, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Address Whether Uniform Accident Reports Must Change To Account For Autonomous Vehicles

Accurate crash data is important for law enforcement officers, officials from the department of transportation, and other safety agencies to have so they can understand trends in accidents and address safety concerns. Assembling accurate databases permits "stakeholders" to promote safe roads locally, such as setting up speed traps on an interstate, or examining larger collections of data to determine whether speed limits should be adjusted to foster safer driving. 

Humans Are To Blame For Self-Driving Car Crashes

November 17, 2017

Atlanta Car Wreck Attorneys Review Claims That Suggests Humans May Be to Blame For Self-Driving Car Crashes

The idea behind self-driving cars is to make riding in a car safer. What limited statistics are available to this point show that the hypothesis could be correct. In California, 34 self-driving vehicles were involved in motor vehicle accidents since 2014. The overwhelming majority of those accidents were caused by human error and usually by a person driving a vehicle other than the autonomous car. Until human error has been removed from the driving equation, there will be car accidents in which people will be severely injured or die as a result. 

Georgia Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Discuss Potential For Autonomous Ships

November 16, 2017

Georgia Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers 

The Issue of Self-driving, Autonomous Ships

Autonomous, or self-driving, automobiles are one thing, but autonomous ships are something completely different. Or is it? If cars can drive from point A to point B, should not all modes of transportation do the same? After all, planes have flown on autopilot for years.  However, as of right now, they cannot take off or land without human intervention. Until all modes of transportation are automated, the element of human error will exist. As a result, people will continue to suffer serious injuries or be killed as a consequence of another's negligence. Montlick & Associates has decades of experience representing victims and their families obtain compensation for their losses.

Report Finds Motor Vehicle Deaths Are Declining Through First Half of 2017

November 15, 2017

Georgia Wrongful Death Accident Attorneys Report That Motor Vehicle Deaths Are Declining Through First Half of 2017

The National Safety Council (NSC) released preliminary figures for motor vehicle crash deaths up to now in 2017. The NSC reports that fatalities declined by 1 percent compared to this time last year nationwide. The NSC cautions that the numbers are just preliminary and the trend, while positive, could reverse itself, and meet or exceed last year's statistics depending on what occurs over the next six months. The surviving family of a person killed in a motor vehicle accident suffers tremendous emotional and financial damage. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law understand the irreplaceable loss the death of a loved one causes a family. That is why our Georgia wrongful death attorneys work hard to maximize the potential recovery in each of our clients' cases.

Serious Potential Complications Relating To Amputations

November 14, 2017

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Issues Relating To Amputations 

Amputations normally occur in two ways: surgical or traumatic. Surgical amputation most often occurs as a result of a diseased body part that will die and turn septic. Consequently, surgeons remove the infected area to avoid poisoning the body, which can lead to death. The most common medical reasons for amputation include diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, and cancer. While limb loss for a medical reason is incredibly difficult to deal with emotionally, the patient most hopefully will have support before and after the surgical procedure to prepare for the drastic alteration in life. However, no one could prepare themselves for the pain, devastation, and despair after a traumatic loss of a limb.

Older Workers Are More Susceptible To Dying On The Job

November 13, 2017

Atlanta Worker's Compensation Attorneys Warn That Older Workers Are More Susceptible To Dying On The Job

According to Foxnews Business and the Associated Press, older workers are dying on the job more frequently than all other age demographics even though the overall on-the-job death rates are declining nationwide. As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, many choose to remain employed despite attaining the age of retirement. Consequently, employers must take appropriate measures to protect older employees from health and safety risks that might not necessarily imperil younger workers. 

Smart Cars Take Intelligence To A New Level

November 12, 2017

Montlick & Associates Discusses How Smart Cars Take Intelligence To A New Level

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, owns another subsidiary known as Waymo. Alphabet's Waymo project is developing self-driving vehicles that supposedly make driving safer. Waymo claims that its vehicles will create an environment that protects occupants from the dangers of drunk driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. In essence, Waymo's vehicles replace the human element of motoring. Until then, people will continue to die or suffer serious and catastrophic injuries on America's highways.

International Car Company Claims Its Cars Will Be "Death-proof" In A Few Years

November 11, 2017

Our Accident Lawyers in Georgia Discuss How an International Car Company Claims Its Cars Will Be "Death-proof" In A Few Years

The international automobile maker Volvo boldly predicts that it will produce "death-proof" vehicles by the year 2020. The Swedish auto manufacturer is widely reputed to make safe cars. While this prediction and the efforts that go into making the prediction a reality are laudable, it does seem far-fetched and nearly impossible to protect drivers and occupants from death or serious bodily injury 100 percent of the time. The harsh reality is that fatalities are on the rise in the last few years nationally and in Georgia specifically despite the increasing number of vehicles equipped with technology designed to eliminate human error while driving.

What is the “One Bite” Rule?

November 10, 2017

The “One Bite” Rule as Explained By Our Experienced Dog Bite Attorney in Georgia

Dogs are possibly the most favored pet in the United States. With over 77 million pet dogs living in American households, there are bound to be some mishaps with these popular companion animals. As it turns out, approximately 4.5 million people in the U.S. experience dog bites each year. While the severity of these bites varies greatly, there are occasions when dog bites lead to serious injuries, hospitalizations, infections, blood loss, and disfiguring scars. When someone suffers painful and costly consequences as the result of an aggressive dog, it is often possible to hold the owner legally liable for the injuries caused by their dog.

Always Obtain a Crash Report Following a Georgia Car Accident

November 09, 2017

Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, which should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report or that they even need one.  When injuries are involved, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police is absolutely crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident that resulted in personal injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Back-Up Accidents in Georgia

November 08, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Back-Up Accidents

Many people underestimate the frequency and risk posed by motor vehicles that are backing up, but these types of collisions can be fatal for small children.  While any vehicle blind spot is dangerous because it limits a driver’s ability to perceive and respond to hazards, blind spots behind the rear of a vehicle are particularly problematic.  Most motorists only think about blind spots adjacent to a motor vehicle, but these blind spots can at least be visually checked if a driver turns and looks through the windows of a vehicle.  Blind spots directly behind a vehicle cannot be checked either by turning and looking or through the use of a mirror.  The popularity of lifted trucks and SUVs with larger rear blind spots has only increased the danger to small children.  In this article, our experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have provided answers to common questions about these types of crashes.

Homeowner’s Insurance and Personal Injury Liability Coverage in Georgia

November 07, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Homeowner’s Insurance and Liability Coverage

Suffering injuries in another person's home can be frustrating, painful, and emotionally distressing.  An injured person may not know what to do and whether or not the homeowner will be held responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages sustained by the injured individual.  Many people are aware that homeowners’ insurance policies often cover certain types of personal liability.  As such, an individual injured while on another person's property should be aware whether the homeowner or property owner may be held responsible.

Caution For Georgia Drivers - Deer-Related Accidents Peak in the Fall Season

November 06, 2017

Deer-Related Accidents Peak in the Fall Season – What You Should Know from a Georgia Car Accident Attorney

Deer begin to show themselves more and more as we approach the fall season, with deer being most prevalent and visible between October and December each year in Georgia.  It is considered “rutting season” where white-tail deer roam around looking for mates.  During this time, deer-related auto accidents are also on the rise.  While many Georgia residents are familiar with “rutting season” and know to expect more deer running through Georgia streets and highways, many others are not, especially when they live in bigger cities.  As such, it is important for all Georgia drivers to have a good understanding of when deer will be seen the most across Georgia.

Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident in Georgia

November 05, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident

Head injuries resulting from an accident can have catastrophic consequences on both the injured person and his or her loved ones.  One common injury associated with traumatic brain injuries is called post-traumatic headache.  Many people experience headaches on a daily basis, but the type of headaches experienced after suffering a closed head injury can be more severe and debilitating.

Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident

November 04, 2017

Why You Should Obtain A Crash Report After You Have Been In a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, and they should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report, or even that they need one.  When a car accident involves personal injury, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police can be crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident.

Kawasaki Recalls ATVs Due to Fire Danger

November 03, 2017

Kawasaki Recalls ATVs - What You Should Know from a Georgia Products Liability Attorney

ATVs are extremely popular throughout Georgia.  Over the past decade, there have been numerous accidents involving ATVs, where children and adults alike have suffered significant injuries, sometimes leading to death.  From time to time, manufacturers of cars and ATVs notice defects that must be cured to ensure injuries and death do not occur.  In other situations, manufacturers issue recalls after customers or consumers experience the consequences of a product defect. 

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses the Various Types of Brain Injuries

November 02, 2017

When thinking about a brain injury, most of us think about concussions and other blunt force trauma to the head that has the potential to cause permanent brain damage, as well as the potential to result in death.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are defined as any alteration in the brain that is caused by force.  Such brain injuries often occur in car accidents, from slipping and falling, and any other accident that involves direct trauma or force to the head.

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries

November 01, 2017

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries – Georgia Attorney Explains

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be some of the most severe injuries associated with car accidents and other catastrophic accidents.  A blow to the head can cause a whole host of symptoms that may be unique to the injured individual.  As such, a traumatic brain injury may be mild for one person, moderate for another, or extremely severe for someone else even if the way in which the injuries were sustained was similar.  It is important for anyone or who has a loved one suffering from a traumatic brain injury, who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury has a good understanding of the financial costs associated with such injuries.

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