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Blog Archive - August, 2017

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Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 Involving Pickup Truck Hauling Donkeys Left Family of Three Injured

August 31, 2017

Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 Involving Pickup Truck Hauling Donkeys Left Family of Three Injured

A bizarre accident involving an F-250 pickup truck hauling donkeys injured three individuals recently on I-85.  Three vehicles were all traveling in the southbound lanes of I-85 near Newnan when a pickup truck hauling donkeys tried to change lanes to get around a tractor-trailer.  When the pickup truck did so, it struck the rear right side of the tractor-trailer.  The impact forced the tractor-trailer to be pushed into the middle lane of southbound I-85, which was in the direct path of a sedan that could do nothing to avoid slamming into the tractor-trailer. 

Hospital Safety Program Aims to Cut Down on Medication Errors

August 30, 2017

Hospital Safety Program Aims to Cut Down on Medication Errors – Georgia Attorney Explains

A significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits allege that injured individuals have been administered either the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication, among other prescription errors.  This is a problem that exists for many hospitals where patients are administered IV drugs.  Because this has proven to be such a problem, one hospital has implemented a safety program to help reduce the risk and incidence of medication errors.

Family Vacation Ends in Tragedy Following Late-Night Georgia Accident

August 29, 2017

Family Vacation Ends in Tragedy Following Late-Night Georgia Tractor Trailer Truck Accident reported recently that a family of four was returning from a Florida vacation on their way back to Kentucky.  When the family was crossing through Georgia, they were involved in an accident around 1:00 A.M.  The 50-year-old husband and father was driving the family's Honda Pilot when he was trying to enter the Eisenhower freeway.  His vehicle was reportedly struck and pushed off the road by another vehicle entering the highway.  The impact caused the Honda Pilot to hit the guardrail, spin around, and land in the center lane of the Eisenhower freeway.

Understanding the True Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

August 28, 2017

Understanding the True Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – Georgia Attorney Explains

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) account for a significant number of deaths each year.  Approximately 30% of accident-related deaths are because of traumatic brain injuries, demonstrating that this type of injury is quite prevalent across the United States.  In addition to fatal traumatic brain injuries that take the lives of millions of Americans each year, many traumatic brain injuries result in permanent disability, which is a life-changing situation for both the injured individual as well as his or her loved one(s).

Lake Tobesofkee Boating Accident

August 27, 2017

Alcohol May Be to Blame for Recent Boating Accident – Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Explains

Summer is here, and with kids out of school, families are heading to the lake or the beach to take advantage of what Georgia has to offer.   However, along with the pleasures of having a weekend getaway or longer family trip comes the risk that, although not common, boating accidents can occur, some of which can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.  A recent boating accident has reminded us of just how important safety is while on the water.

I-16 Truck Accident in Atlanta That Left Three People Dead

August 26, 2017

Our Georgia Trucking Accident Attorney Discusses Explosive I-16 Truck Accident in Atlanta That Left Three People Dead

An Atlanta area truck driver is facing vehicular homicide charges after allegedly causing a catastrophic and fatal accident on I-16 earlier this month, which has been extensively covered on the news.  The accident happened when the truck driver slammed his tractor-trailer into the back of a Chevy Cobalt and a pickup truck.  Both vehicles caught fire immediately, and the driver of the pickup truck was burned beyond recognition. 

I-20 Accident Involving Car Parked on Shoulder of Highway Leaves One Person Dead

August 25, 2017

I-20 Accident Involving Car Parked on Shoulder of Highway Leaves One Person Dead

Given how fast vehicles travel on the highway, there is a significant risk that if an accident occurs, anyone involved may suffer severe injuries or death. reports on a recent I-20 accident has raised concerns about highway accidents that involve parked cars on the shoulder of the highway, as a late-morning three-vehicle accident on I-20 tragically left one person dead and another injured.  A tan Honda Accord was parked on the right shoulder of the highway heading eastbound on I-20, while a white pickup truck traveling eastbound struck the parked Honda Accord. The impact pushed the pickup truck into the middle of the highway, causing it to strike a third vehicle.  An investigation is still ongoing to determine if any other factors played a role in this accident. 

Understanding Atlanta’s Dog Laws

August 24, 2017

Understanding Atlanta’s Dog Laws – What You Should Know from A Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

The city of Atlanta is a very dog-friendly place, providing ample parks for both on-leash walks as well as parks specifically allowing dogs to run and interact with others while off-leash.  However, along with the perks that Atlanta has to offer to dogs and dog owners comes a responsibility that all dog owners to take  steps to ensure their dogs are behaving and complying with all rules and regulations as enacted by the city of Atlanta.  

Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlanta Warn Drivers About Blind Spot Dangers

August 23, 2017

Our Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys in Atlanta Warn Georgia Drivers About Blind Spot Crashes 

There is a simple rule of thumb to avoid getting stuck in a truck driver's blind spot when driving near or around 18-wheelers. You must be aware that the truck driver cannot see you if you cannot see the truck driver's face in his or her side-view mirrors.  If you or someone you love was injured in a large truck crash because the driver failed to clear the blind spot, the truck accident attorneys at Montlick & Associates can advise you on your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

Several People Injured In a Cobb County Dump Truck Accident

August 22, 2017

Several People Injured Following Cobb County Dump Truck Accident – Georgia Attorney Explains

WSBTV recently reported that several people suffered injuries following a dump truck accident that took place near I-575 in Cobb County.  One woman said she was waiting at a light for it to turn green when a dump truck overturned and buried her car with dirt.  The accident involved eight vehicles and dozens of individuals who were evaluated by paramedics.  What is significant about this accident is that the truck may not have been traveling at a high rate of speed, but was still able to cause a significant accident that resulted in injuries, demonstrating that speed is certainly not the only factor that can lead to a serious trucking collision.

Potential Parking Brake Defect Leads to Recall of More Than 220,000 Mazda Vehicles

August 21, 2017

Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia Warn Mazda Owners About the July 2017 Recall and a Possible Faulty Braking System

Mazda has recalled nearly 228,000 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 vehicles for a potentially faulty braking system.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that there is a defective component of the braking system that enables water to enter the brake caliper and then cause corrosion to the parking brake actuator shaft.  This defect can cause the parking brake to engage and disengage improperly, which can then lead a car to roll on its own or not remain in a parked position.

Graco’s Recent Recall of 25,000 Car Seats

August 20, 2017

Graco Recalls 25,000 Car Seats – What You Should Know from a Georgia Products Liability Attorney

Child car seats and restraints are necessary to ensure the safety of our children while they are a passenger in any vehicle.  Children that are not restrained are at a greater risk of suffering injury or death if they are involved in an accident.  However, not every car seat protects children as intended, and there are times when certain car seats may be defective for one reason or another and therefore pose a risk to a child’s safety.

Companies Pursue New Ways to Make Long-Haul Trucking Safer From Accidents

August 19, 2017

Multiple Companies Pursue New Ways to Make Long-Haul Trucking Safer – Georgia Attorney Explains

From Google to Tesla to Uber, a significant number of well-known and lesser-known start-up companies are researching ways to implement self-driving long-haul trucks on our highways.  Additionally, companies are finding ways to make long-haul trucks more environmentally-friendly and fuel efficient.  We have already seen common car makers unveil self-driving cars, and our Truck Accident Lawyers in Georgia believe there is still room for improvement before self-driving cars can become a reality for many drivers.

Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Discuss Liability In Multi-Vehicle Crashes

August 18, 2017

Our Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Discuss the Process of Proving Liability in Multi-Vehicle Crashes 

A multi-vehicle accident presents unique challenges in a claim for damages. Liability for the accident can fall on one or more negligent drivers. Always, it depends on the circumstances, and each case is different. One should not automatically assume that there is only one driver responsible for the damages. Many accidents require a thorough examination and analysis of every detail in order to ascertain fault, but in many others, liability is clear. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Georgia car wreck attorneys bring their experience and knowledge by handling scores of multi-vehicle crashes for their injured clients.

Georgia Truck Crash Lawyers Comment On New Pickup Truck Seatbelt Law

August 17, 2017

The Truck Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates Comment on the New Pickup Truck Seatbelt Law 

Around July 4th, Georgia's new pickup truck seatbelt law went into effect. The new law mandates pickup truck drivers and front seat passengers to wear seatbelts when the vehicle is operated on a public roadway. Georgia's previous mandatory seatbelt law did not require pickup truck occupants to wear seatbelts. Given the carnage Georgia residents suffer on the road on an annual basis, it is a welcomed idea. At Montlick & Associates, we have decades of experience representing people who were injured in pickup truck accidents through no fault of their own.

The Benefit Of Automatic Emergency Brakes to Prevent Truck Accidents

August 16, 2017

Truck Accident Attorneys in Atlanta Examine the Benefit of Automatic Emergency Braking Systems to Prevent Truck Accidents in Georgia

Automatic emergency braking is the newest autonomous feature which could significantly increase the safety of large trucks in the United States. Traffic accidents involving large trucks would be substantially decreased if automatic emergency braking was universally installed. The system continues to be tested and scrutinized by regulators, and, to this point, the results look promising. The proliferation of automatic emergency braking, or AEB, will not eliminate accidents involving large trucks, but roads would be safer. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our experienced Georgia truck accident lawyers use their vast experience, superior knowledge, and significant resources to increase the odds that our clients receive compensation for their large truck accidents in Georgia.

IIHS Study: Unbuckled Rear Seat Passengers Could Kill Front Seat Passengers

August 15, 2017

Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers Report on a New Study That Concludes: An Unbuckled Rear Seat Passenger Can Kill A Front Seat Passenger During an Accident

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently published findings from a study the organization recently concluded. The test examined the dynamics of an unrestrained passenger and the effects they could have on a front seat passenger. The study also examined motorists' attitudes toward "buckling up" in the back seat and found some disturbing and dangerous trends. If you or a loved in suffered a severe injury or died in a car crash in Georgia, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law can help. Montlick & Associates' Georgia car accident attorneys have decades of experience dedicated to maximizing their clients' opportunity to recover damages from an auto wreck.

National Big Box Store Chain Sued For Serving Chicken Contaminated by E.coli Bacteria

August 15, 2017

Georgia Products Liability Attorneys Issue Warning About Eating E.coli Bacteria Tainted Food From Local Big Box Stores

Eating food contaminated with the E.coli bacteria can be extremely harmful and even fatal. One woman recently filed a lawsuit against a national big box store chain for serving chicken contaminated by the E.coli strain of bacteria, according to Fox News. Unfortunately, the woman fell violently ill and suffered permanent damage from consuming the spoiled food. While there is no way to decipher whether food is spoiled before consuming it, especially in a store whose primary service is to provide retail goods and not food, one must be cautious and seek immediate medical attention if symptoms of illness persist before it is too late.

You Cannot Wait to Obtain Evidence in the Hands of a Third Party

August 14, 2017

Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia Explain Why You Cannot Wait to Obtain Evidence in the Hands of a Third Party

Our personal injury attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, have significant experience handling various personal injury cases all across Georgia and the southeast. Some of the most valuable evidence that helps prove our clients' cases lies in the hands of third parties who were not directly involved in the incident. Our experience has taught us how to acquire that information, be it documents, surveillance videos, computer files, or other information in the hands of another. We understand how to locate, preserve, and obtain the original piece of information from its source.

Aggressive Drivers Rarely Yield To Other Drivers in Georgia

August 13, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Explain That Aggressive Drivers Rarely Yield To Other Drivers

Aggressive drivers almost never yield to other drivers, pedestrians, or anyone else on the road. They drive as if they own the road. The fact of the matter is aggressive driving is hazardous. Failing to yield is a form of aggressive driving that can lead to severe collisions and cause serious injuries and death. If you or someone you love suffered serious personal injuries or died in a crash caused by a driver failing to yield, you may be entitled to financial damages. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta car crash attorneys have tremendous experience pursuing claims for damages on behalf of clients who were injured through no fault of their own.

A Warn Against Riding With Your Feet Up On The Dashboard

August 12, 2017

Our Atlanta Car Crash Attorneys Warn Against Riding With Feet Up On The Dashboard

A Georgia woman learned this lesson the hard way. A mother of three from Walker County, Georgia loved to ride with her feet on the dashboard while her husband drove. This woman is certainly not alone in doing so. Many people find it very comfortable to take their shoes off and put their feet on the dash. Riding with feet on the dashboard can lead to horrible injuries if there was a frontal impact. While there is no law prohibiting riding in that manner, putting your feet on the dash could create an unreasonable risk of harm should the car in which you are riding have an accident. As a result, your damages could be reduced if a judge or jury determined that you were negligent for riding in a car with your feet on the dashboard.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgia Discuss Negligent Child Care Accidents

August 11, 2017

A 5-year-old boy tragically died this late July when he walked away from a group of children and adults at Cochran Mill Park in south Fulton County, according to The child's parents placed their eldest son in the care of a group they believed was operating a licensed day care at the park. Tragically, it turns out, the day care was unlicensed. While many camps and day care centers are exempt from registration, this one, in particular, had not even applied for exempt status.  This incident is a sad reminder that parents should research the facilities to which they send their children.

Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Report On Rising Car Insurance Rates

August 10, 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that car insurance rates in Georgia, unfortunately, rose more than any other state in the U.S - a whopping 12.2% in 2016. By contrast, car insurance rates increased on average of 5.6% across the United States last year. The rising rates may be attributed to the increasing number of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Georgia, as well as an overall increase in the amount of car crashes in the state.

Georgia Accident Attorneys Advise Teaching Teens That Driving is a Privilege

August 09, 2017

The consequences of making a mistake while driving can be inordinately high, which is why a driver must be cautious at all times. However, unlike other facets of life where we can learn and make mistakes relatively safely, driving is an altogether different scenario. There are no do-overs, second chances, or any amounts of apologies that will take the pain, anguish, and loss away from an innocent victim. The roads are unforgiving, and they should be. There are too many lives lost every year to careless driving, especially by teens who fail to appreciate the dangers attendant with driving.

Georgia Premises Liability Attorneys Discusses Roof Collapse Cases

August 08, 2017

The state of Georgia continues to distinguish the difference between invitees and licensees on premises. The distinction is out moded, and some jurisdictions like Illinois have moved to abolish in favor of their legislature enacting one all-encompassing burden. Nonetheless, under Georgia law, a landowner, premises owner, or the person under whose control the premises lies owes a duty of care to their invitees to keep them free from harm. If you or someone you loves suffered personal injuries in Georgia, then the premises liability attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law can help you maximize your opportunity to recover damages for your injuries.

Georgia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Discuss Tragic Incident

August 07, 2017

A motorist killed a 10-year-old girl in Douglas County during in the pre-dawn hours in what appears to be a horrific and tragic accident. The family of the little girl who died has been torn apart, and the driver who killed her is also emotionally scarred. This sad story is a reminder to us all of how precious and fragile life can be and should serve as a warning to drivers and pedestrians alike that care must be exercised at all times while on the roads.

Car Accident Lawyers in Georgia Discuss a Tragic Teen Speeding Accident

August 06, 2017

Two teens tragically died in a violent car crash that also injured three others. Police say that the accident, which occurred on Sunday, July 16, 2017, around 6:45 p.m., was caused by a teenage driver who was speeding. The fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Kenvilla Drive and Lawrenceville Highway in Gwinnett County. This tragic crash is another gruesome reminder of the dangers associated with teenage driving and speeding. Of course, teenage drivers owe the same duty of care to motorists that adults owe to other motorists. 

Accident Attorneys Discuss Atlanta-area Fatal Hit-And-Run Accidents

August 05, 2017

Law enforcement officers from East Point arrested a Comcast-Xfinity contractor recently on allegations of motor vehicle homicide and fatal hit-and-run. The cable television contractor was involved in an accident on July 17. In another incident, DeKalb County law enforcement officers arrested a 34-year-old man for driving away from a fatal accident. If you or someone you love suffered personal injuries in a hit-and-run accident, contact Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights and options.

Chatham County Superior Court Jury awards $11.2 million in Damages

August 04, 2017

A Chatham County superior court jury awarded $11.2 million in damages to the parents of a young woman killed on a Georgia movie set. The woman killed was 27 years-of-age. She and other production crew members were situated on a train trestle when a train sped down the tracks. The production crew was setting up to take a shot. They did not have permission to be on the trestle at the time of the accident which occurred in February of 2014.

Car Wreck Lawyers in Georgia Talk About Using The Jaws Of Life

August 03, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionfirefighters and other first responders freed a woman from the wreckage of her vehicle after a collision with a concrete mixer styled truck. The accident happened on I-75 Northbound in Cobb County. The woman suffered injuries in the crash. Traffic on I-75 was stopped for over an hour. Fortunately, first responders had the equipment and training to extricate the woman from her vehicle and render aid.

Getting the Most Out of Your Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer

August 02, 2017

The selection of a personal injury attorney should not be taken lightly because the experience, knowledge and resources of the law firm you retain can have a profound impact on your personal injury claim. Montlick & Associates offers a free consultation, which provides an opportunity for potential clients to ask questions, obtain a case evaluation and determine if a particular attorney is the right choice. This initial consultation can be a valuable opportunity for injury victims to assess the merits of retaining a law firm, but it is a good idea to take steps to maximize the value of this initial meeting. Our experienced and caring personal injury attorneys in Georgia have suggested a few items that you may want to bring to your initial consultation with a lawyer at our law firm.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Georgia

August 01, 2017

When family members entrust elderly loved ones to the care of a Georgia nursing home, they justifiably assume that their loved one will receive appropriate care to meet their loved one's needs and that the staff will not subject the loved one to abuse. Unfortunately, these reasonable expectations are sometimes left unfulfilled when nursing homes elect to place profits above quality of care. Nursing homes in Atlanta or the surrounding areas of Georgia may fail to provide adequate staffing levels or otherwise fail to implement appropriate policies for elderly residents who suffer from age-related cognitive limitations, such as those caused by Alzheimer's disease, dementia or physical limitations that make them prone to falls. In such scenarios, the nursing home may be liable for injuries or wrongful death caused by its failure to provide adequate care and supervision.

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