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Blog Archive - March, 2018


66 Articles

Nerve Injuries Suffered in Traumatic Events

March 31, 2018

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Educate Clients About Nerve Injuries Suffered in Traumatic Events

Car wrecks, slip and falls, construction accidents and motorcycle accidents are just a few examples of the traumatic events that can cause severe nerve damage. Any traumatic event that compresses pulls, stretches, or rips the body's nerves may result in nerve damage.  Nerve damage patients experience a reduction in mobility of the affected limb, or the injury could be so severe that the person loses all movement in the involved limb. Nerve damage suffered in an accident may be permanent; however, advancements in medicine can "rewire" the damaged nerves. Rewiring of the damaged nerves accompanied by a strenuous physical therapy regimen could help the injured person regain the strength and mobility they once enjoyed.

Uber Self-driving Uber SUV Strikes and Tragically Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

March 30, 2018

49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was recently struck and tragically killed while walking her bicycle outside a crosswalk in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.  According to Breitbart.com, Ms. Herzberg was killed by a self-driving Uber SUV traveling at approximately 40 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone.  It was also revealed that the self-driving Uber was being tested by 44-year-old Rafaela Vasquez, who Uber hired for the purpose of monitoring the self-driving trials of its vehicles. 

Tragic Charter Bus Accident In Fulton County, Georgia

March 29, 2018

Several news outlets have reported that one person died and dozens of others were injured in a bus crash this afternoon in Fulton County. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the National Transportation Safety Board investigation unit has been called to the scene to begin an investigation into the cause of the accident. This is a tragic loss of life. We at Montlick & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of all involved and wish for a speedy recovery for the injured.

Georgia Eye Injury Lawyers Explain Damages for Eye Injury Claims

March 29, 2018

The Ancient Greek philosopher Cicero once famously said that “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” A similar quote is attributed to the author of the Gospel according to Matthew. Perhaps even William Shakespeare included that notion in his works. Experience tells us that whoever should receive credit for the observation was correct. Our eyes tell our story. They also allow us to learn about the world around us. Our vision is irreplaceable, and its value to us is immeasurable. How, then, can you place a dollar value on one of our senses?

Video Capturers Frightening Moments As Big-Rig Loses Control and Crashes into School Bus

March 28, 2018

A quick-thinking school bus driver averted tragedy last week as an 18-wheeler headed in the opposite direction on a two-lane road lost control, and its box began to fishtail. Video on board the school bus captured the scary moments as the large truck came hurtling toward the vulnerable school bus. Intelligently, the school bus driver brought the bus to an immediate stop instead of instinctually steering the bus in a desperate attempt to avoid the collision. However, the collision was unavoidable, and the driver braced for impact. Thankfully, the driver and her busload of special needs students were wearing seatbelts. Neither the bus driver nor the school children suffered an injury.

Driver Fatigue Imperils Bus Passengers

March 28, 2018

Georgia Bus Accident Lawyers Address Safety Concerns

A major bus line operating across the U.S. finds itself defending one of its drivers who needlessly endangered a bus loaded with nearly helpless passengers. Passengers on a Greyhound Bus traveling from Phoenix, AZ to Dallas, TX begged their female driver to pull over to get some rest after the passengers determined the driver suffered from substantial fatigue and could not drive safely. Fortunately, this 20-hour bus ride ended safely. Other overnight bus trips have ended in tragedy, however, costing people their lives.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Educate Clients About Nerve Injuries Suffered in Traumatic Events

March 27, 2018

Car wrecks, slip and falls, construction accidents and motorcycle accidents are just a few examples of the traumatic events that can cause severe nerve damage. Any traumatic event that compresses pulls, stretches, or rips the body's nerves may result in nerve damage.  Nerve damage patients experience a reduction in mobility of the affected limb, or the injury could be so severe that the person loses all movement in the involved limb. When an accident causes nerve damage, it may be permanent; however, advancements in medicine can "rewire" the damaged nerves. Rewiring of the damaged nerves accompanied by a strenuous physical therapy regimen could help the injured person regain the strength and mobility they once enjoyed.

Falling on Outstretched Arm can Cause Severe Wrist Fracture

March 25, 2018

Severe wrist fractures can occur in a variety of Georgia personal injury accidents. They can happen when a person trips and falls forward. Also, a person might suffer a severe wrist fracture if they were riding a motorcycle and was hit by a careless driver. A pedestrian or bicyclist could suffer a similar injury after being struck by a careless or reckless driver.

Atlanta Slip and Fall Injuries Often Cause Serious Wrist Injuries

March 25, 2018

The first thing we do when we slip is put our arms out in a desperate attempt to regain our balance. Failing that, we put our hands down to cushion the blow. Unless you have received training in martial arts or defensive tactics and have learned to fall with a specific technique to break the fall, you will likely put your hands down first in an effort to avoid more serious injury. Putting your hands down to break a fall places tremendous strain on the bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons of the hand and wrist. The substantial stress of the fall coupled with the body's weight compressing and contorting the wrist can cause a severe injury.

Fatal ATV Accidents Reveal the Inherent Dangers of Four Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles

March 24, 2018

There are many forms of recreation that are especially popular during the summer months which include off-roading on All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). While riding ATVs can be a fun way to spend an afternoon, these vehicles can cause permanent debilitating injury when they rollover. The dangers that ATVs pose are provided by two recent tragic ATV accidents in Georgia. This multi-part blog post examines the legal issues involved in two separate ATV crashes that could lead to wrongful death actions.

Some Robotics Experts Say that Self-Driving Car Should Have Avoided Accident

March 24, 2018

Expect New Developments in the Investigation that Might Change the Perception of Driverless Cars

Law enforcement in Tempe, AZ released on-board footage of the moments leading up to the deadly crash that killed a pedestrian who was struck while walking across a street with a bicycle. The police refused to release the precise moment the car impacted the pedestrian, saying that that the content is excessively graphic and disturbing to release to the public. Robotics experts have examined the video released to the public and concluded that the car should have detected something in the road and the sensors should have avoided a collision.

Winning Damages In Georgia for Injuries When No One Can Figure Out What Happened

March 23, 2018

The legal doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur Survives Helps Victims Obtain Compensation in Tough Cases in Georgia

Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of physics helps us understand the world around us. He developed theories to explain what we see, feel, and experience by putting into words how the physical world works.  One of the maxims Newton espoused is that every “to every action, there is an equal and opposite, or contrary, reaction.” Most people are familiar with the concept even if they did not study advanced physics. In Georgia accident cases, whether in car accidents, slip and fall cases, or severe injuries that occur on a worksite, the injuries the victim suffered would be the “reaction” from Newton’s maxim. Sometimes, however, determining the “action” or the cause of the incident may be next to impossible. The legal doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur can take the place of evidence of wrongdoing that will help explain why the victim suffered his or her injuries, although it can only be used in rare circumstances.

Autonomous Vehicles Under Heavy Scrutiny After Fatal Crash With Bicyclist

March 23, 2018

The Personal Injury Lawyers Montlick & Associates Express Concern About Self-Driving Autos 

Tragedy struck in Tempe, AZ late Sunday, March 18, 2018, when an autonomous Uber vehicle struck and tragically killed a 49-year-old woman riding a bicycle. The woman tried to cross the street in front of the self-driving car. Although the Uber vehicle’s self-propelled mode was engaged, a vehicle safety monitor sat in the driver’s seat. As a result of this tragic event, Uber suspended its autonomous vehicle program and the National Transportation Safety Board activated its emergency response team to investigate the cause of the crash. Law enforcement officers from the Tempe police department and the Maricopa County Attorneys Office have also initiated an investigation to determine the cause of the fatal bicycle accident.

Atlanta Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys Discuss Cruise Ship Death Cases

March 22, 2018

Our attorneys discuss a relevant story involving how cruise ship companies can be negligent for the injury or death of a passenger. A 32-year-old Decatur, GA man allegedly fell into the sea below while on a cruise ship, according to WSBTV. The missing man was cruising on a Carnival Cruise line ship which had departed from Port Canaveral, FL and was heading to Nassau, Bahamas. The ship was in the Bahamas when the incident occurred. The man remains missing and is presumed lost at sea despite the cruise ship's effort to locate the man. The United States Coast Guard also assisted with the search. Investigators are not saying at this point whether this tragedy was a suicide attempt, a mishap or a type of prank.

Key FAQs Georgians Should Know about Intoxicated Driving Accident Claims

March 22, 2018

As the summer approaches, there will be many parties to celebrate graduations and some of the biggest holidays of the year. One of the legal issues that arises this time of year is Social Host and Dram Shop Liability. If you teenage driver is has been injured or killed in an alcohol-related accident, we invite you to contact our Atlanta personal injury attorneys for your free consultation. Our attorneys are here to answer your questions and advise you of your legal rights and remedies under Georgia's Dram Shop Act.

Cell Phone Users Involved in an Accident Should Suffer the Consequences

March 21, 2018

While the use of cell phones while driving is still legal in certain states, if a driver is responsible for an accident while talking on that phone they should be prepared to suffer the consequences. In some studies show that using a cell phone renders drivers four times as likely to be involved in a crash. Many of those who study automobile accidents believe car collisions involving cell phones are vastly under-reported in national statistics. This is likely due to the fact that unless there were actually witnesses who saw the negligent driver talking on a cell phone, the driver is unlikely to admit that fact following a collision.

The Importance of Verifying the Accuracy of Car Accident Reports

March 21, 2018

When a driver calls 911 to report an accident to the police, they might assume that the accident report will be an accurate reflection of what actually transpired. While police officers that investigate collisions involving motor vehicles generally have extensive experience collecting physical evidence, interviewing witnesses and otherwise gathering information included in a Car Accident Report, this does not guarantee that such reports are completely accurate. The investigating officer may extrapolate from the physical evidence or factual accounts received and draw mistaken conclusions about which driver caused the collision.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss The Defense Of Sudden Emergency

March 20, 2018

Insurance defense attorneys devise crafty arguments in an attempt to win a case outright or to reduce the amount of damages their client must pay to a personal injury victim. One argument that insurance defense lawyers try to use is called the "Sudden Emergency Doctrine." The insurance company cannot use this argument in every case, but they try to use it as often as they can. As successful and experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers, our experience, and knowledge of the law helps us successfully counter those arguments because we can anticipate when the defense will make them and prepare the appropriate counter-arguments based on the facts. 

Premises Liability When You Are at a Private Residence in Georgia

March 20, 2018

Premises Liability Lawyers in Georgia Discuss Injury Claims at Private Residences in Georgia

When we think of slip and fall cases, or other forms of premises liability we typically imagine that they are happening at a shop or other business. The classic slip and fall example is likely a wet floor at a grocery store. But what happens if you are at a private residence when you are injured? Is your friend, neighbor or relative liable if they created or failed to remedy a dangerous situation? In some cases, they are.

Complex Challenges for Injured Passengers in Carpool Accidents

March 19, 2018

Atlanta Auto Collision Lawyers Discuss the Complex Challenges for Injured Passengers in Carpool Accidents 

There are many people that rely on carpools when commuting to work or transporting kids to school to avoid traffic, increase productivity during their trip, promote fuel efficiency, or a variety of other reasons.  While carpools offer many benefits, they also can result in car accidents that cause serious injury or even wrongful death.  When you are involved in a carpool accident, the process of seeking legal compensation can depend on a variety of factors.  Our Atlanta auto collisions lawyers discuss the special issues involved in personal injury claims involving injuries incurred by passengers in carpools.

Georgia Legislature Questions the Wisdom of Passing Law Prohibiting Texting While Driving

March 19, 2018

Georgia Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Discuss the Potential Ramifications if the Measure Does Not Pass

Georgia House Bill 673, which passed Georgia's House of Representatives in a landslide vote after amendment, appears to have staunch opponents going forward. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia's five Republican candidates for governor along with several other legislators oppose House Bill 673. The opponents to House Bill 673 claim that the law is nothing more than another instance of "Big Brother" invading our personal space and telling us how to act, but the fate of House Bill 673 is in the Georgia Senate's hands.

Over-The-Counter Medications Can Lead To Impaired Driving

March 18, 2018

A popular misconception exists about the effect over-the-counter medicines can have on a motor vehicle operator. Most people do not consider over-the-counter drugs to have the ability to impair a driver. However, numerous over-the-counter medicines can make a driver drowsy. Motorists who fail to pay close attention to the medicines they take and how those drugs can affect a person's ability to drive safely endanger those on the road with them. The impaired driving accident lawyers with Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law exhaust their extensive knowledge of the law to uncover causes of accidents in the appropriate cases, including drivers who are impaired by medication they bought without a prescription.

Going Beyond the Medical Bills: Pain and Suffering In Georgia Personal Injury Actions

March 18, 2018

Georgia Accident Attorneys Explains Emotional Damages in Georgia Personal Injury Claims

Georgia law permits lawyers to argue to a jury that their clients should receive compensation for their pain and suffering. The law allows attorneys in personal injury lawsuits to argue that the jury should consider the effect that the incident had on the plaintiff. That goes beyond calculating all of the “special damages,” such as medical bills and lost wages, along with direct and consequential damages. Assessing damages for pain and suffering requires juries to consider how the car accident, or another traumatic incident affected the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s family. Pain and suffering damages are meant to quantify damages that cannot be itemized, such as medical bills or lost wages. The question of how much pain and suffering a jury might award could come down to the difference between the accident victim’s life before and after the incident, taking into consideration the psychological pain the victim suffered as well as how the victim’s injuries affect their life. 

Insurance Company Advises Customers How To Avoid Liability For Accident

March 17, 2018

Insurance Company Tactics Used to Reduce the Amount of Your Claim, Settlement or Potential Award

Car insurance is big business in the U.S. Over 268 million cars, truck, vans, SUVs, and commercial vehicles were registered in 2016 in the U.S. Multiply that number of registered vehicles times the average insurance premium, and it is easy to see that there is much money to be made. The basic economic model of an insurance company is to receive more money in premium payments than paying out in claims. Thus, auto insurers have an incentive to lower the amount of money they pay out in liability. It stands to reason that they might "coach" their customers how to mitigate the company's losses.

Ford Issues Urgent Recall of 1.4 Million Cars Over Threat of Steering Wheel Falling Off

March 17, 2018

Ford Motor, Inc.announced that it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles due to possibility that the steering wheel could fall off while the car is in motion. The motor vehicles included in the recall are the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ from the years 2014-2018. Nearly all of the affected cars are in the United States. According to Ford, 1.3 million recalled vehicles were sold in the U.S. The problem to be addressed by the recall has already caused injuries as well as property damage. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported yet.

Psychological Trauma Associated with Severe Facial Injury or Disfigurement

March 16, 2018

Georgia Facial Scar Accident Attorneys Address Psychological Trauma Associated with Severe Facial Injury or Disfigurement

Our face and our physical appearance make a statement to all who see it. Unfortunately, we know others can judge us by our physical appearance. For people who have been scarred in an accident, the emotional and physiological trauma can be so great that they feel like others constantly scrutinize their appearance. Their scar tells a story, whether they want it to or not. A prominent scar will draw undesired attention from others. This harsh reality makes it difficult for the person who must now try to live with the scar and to deal with it in a healthy way so they can hopefully lead an as normal and productive life as possible. It is not always easy.

Georgia Spine Injury Lawyers Describe Spinal Cord Injuries Suffered in Car Crashes

March 16, 2018

Montlick & Associates Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Aggressively Advocate for Paralyzed Auto Accident Victims

Despite the latest technology in the last few decades such as airbags, crumple zones, and crash avoidance systems, people will get hurt or killed in car wrecks. Motor vehicles colliding at high speeds with another vehicle or another object impart tremendous force and strain on the occupants of the vehicle. The human body can withstand a tremendous pounding. However, the body can and will break. The force created during a car crash propels the occupants’ heads and bodies around the vehicle’s interior. The momentum of the collision on the human spine can cause it to stretch and even rupture which causes a spinal cord injury.

Think Missing a Couple of Hours of Sleep Per Week is No Big Deal? Think Again.

March 15, 2018

Atlanta Tired Driver Accident Lawyers Montlick & Associates Describe the Dangerous of Fatigued Driving

The American Automobile Association, perhaps better known as AAA, released its findings in February 2018 from a study it conducted regarding the frequency of fatigued drivers and the correlation to motor vehicle crashes. Federal agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Administration track fatigued driving as well. However, AAA found that the incidence of fatigued driving accidents is much higher than initially reported and is the most underreported cause of a motor vehicle crash.

Question of Liability - Injuries Sustained After a Fall in a Hotel Tub

March 15, 2018

Georgia Slip and Fall Attorneys Montlick & Associates Addresses Question of Liability

A case decided in the First Division of the Georgia Court of Appeals could limit a hotel's liability for dangerous conditions that caused a slip and fall. The decision came down on February 1, 2018. At first glance, the decision may seem to excuse hotels from responsibility for damages a guest suffers after falling on the hotel premises. Georgia law will allow the hotel guest to recover damages, but the hotel guest must prove that the fall was more than an accident.

Georgia Car Crashes Caused by Damaged Tires

March 14, 2018

Georgia Car Accident Attorneys Representing Victims of Crashes Caused by Damaged Tires

Georgia law requires all motor vehicles operating in Georgia must have tires that are in good repair. Failing to maintain tires properly is a motor vehicle offense under Georgia law because balding or damaged tires create dangerous conditions for all other motorists on the road. A balding tire could easily wear out at the wrong time and explode. The rapid loss of air pressure in the destroyed tire might throw the car violently around. The sudden loss of air could cause the driver to lose control, which, in turn, could cause in a serious accident that might result in substantial injuries or death to the innocent victims of the other vehicles involved in the crash. Even tires with low air pressure do not allow for safe operation of the vehicle.

The Threat of Fire Forces BMW to Recall some of its Most Popular Vehicles

March 14, 2018

Georgia Recall Attorneys Warn that BMW Drivers Must Get Repairs Before Tragedy Strikes

According to a recent recall notice issued by Bavarian Motor Works, better known as BMW, 1.4 million cars need to have repairs to prevent the car from catching fire. BMW suggests that drivers of BMW vehicles should not use their garages or park them inside until the car has been repaired. Two problems surfaced requiring the recall. BMW owners and lessees received information that the repairs would begin in mid-December of 2017. No owner has claimed damage nor have any injuries been reported.  BMW appears to have escaped without further liability for consequential damages to this juncture. However, the threat remains active until all affected cars receive the necessary repairs.

Car Wrecks Caused by Not Signaling in Georgia

March 13, 2018

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Serve Victims Motor Vehicle Crashes and Their Families by Fighting for Justice

Anyone who has ever been in a car in Georgia has felt the frustration, which can boil to the point of pure anger, of being so inconsiderate as to refuse to use a vehicle’s directional signals, which are not hard to use. In fact, Georgia law obligates a driver to signal when turning, changing lanes, or slowing down. Why? Because failing to signal is dangerous. Other motorists are in danger. Also, pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to drivers who refuse to turn on their directionals. Countless lives could be saved, and so could billions of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and property damage if all drivers used their directional signals when required by law.

Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Discuss Blind spot Collisions

March 12, 2018

Blind Spot Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

The number of pedestrians killed in 2017 rose to unacceptable levels. Experts cite various reasons for the carnage on our roads. Distracted driving is one of the most often cited explanations for a fatal pedestrian crash. Distracted walking is another reason why deaths have escalated. Drivers must be more vigilant than ever as people mindlessly attempt to navigate busy intersections while staring down at the time computer in their hands. These pedestrians could unwittingly walk into a driver’s blindspot and be struck by the driver who never saw the person walking into the car’s path of travel.

The Physical Forces Applied to Body In A Truck Crash

March 11, 2018

Montlick & Associates Large Truck Crash Lawyers Discuss The Physical Forces Applied to Body In A Truck Crash

The drivers in Georgia are very familiar with the rumble of large, tractor-trailer trucks on the Interstates that crisscross the state. The roar of the wheels is the sound of commerce moving throughout the state and through Georgia to its neighbors. Georgia drivers also understand well the danger sharing the roads with 18-wheelers could present. Those of us who drive smaller cars must be wary of driving near a semi-truck because one wrong move by the truck driver and could suffer catastrophic injuries or death in a large truck crash.

Will Legalizing Marijuana Increase Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia?

March 10, 2018

The Georgia Legislature is considering whether they should legalize marijuana. Several states have already "legalized" marijuana to a certain extent. One of the questions that the Georgia legislature must consider during their discussions on the topic is whether permitting personal use of marijuana will create a dangerous situation on Georgia's roads. The preliminary findings of a study of pedestrian accidents conducted by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) suggest that the states which have legalized marijuana have experienced a tremendous increase in pedestrian fatalities in car accidents while those states without legalized marijuana laws saw a decrease in pedestrian accidents. No matter what political stance you take on the subject, everyone should agree that the findings made by the GHSA deserve consideration.

The Role of the Paramedic at a Georgia Accident Scene

March 09, 2018

Montlick & Associates Car Accident Attorneys Describe the Role of the Paramedic at an Accident Scene

The scene of a car crash can be chaotic. Of course, the amount of chaos depends on how many cars involved and how severe people might be injured. Even a single car accident scene might be chaotic. We rely on first responders to treat and comfort the injured as well as extricate those who are trapped. Police officers, paramedics, and firefighters receive specialized training about how to deal with car wrecks safely. They also have a duty to provide help carefully, according to the standards in their profession, and could be responsible for any injuries they cause to their patients, similar to that of a doctor. Therefore, it is important to understand the protocols a paramedic must follow at an accident scene.

Physical Therapy for Neck Injuries Caused by a Georgia Auto Accident

March 08, 2018

Neck injuries are common in auto accidents. Neck sprains or strains occur when the car in which you are riding suddenly stops. Your head keeps moving in the same direction the car was headed until something acts against it to stop the momentum. Your head then violently reacts to the sudden change in momentum and is thrown in the opposite direction, or even sideways, depending on where the momentum of the crash redirects your car. The tossing of your head and neck can cause severe neck sprains or strains. The most common treatment for neck injuries involving the muscles and ligaments is physical therapy. Physical therapy has many benefits that can help you get back on your feet. However, attorneys who defend insurance companies know how to attack your physical therapy regimen and minimize its necessity and value to you.

Payless Store Mirror Falls and Fatality Injuries Small Child

March 07, 2018

Foxnews.com reported that, according to officials, a two-year-old girl died when a full-length mirror fell on her while she was shopping at a Payless Shoe Source in Georgia.  While trying on shoes with her mother, the full-length mirror crashed down on the child.  The toddler was rushed to the hospital, where she later tragically died.  The child’s father was quoted as stating, “I feel dead like I am no more…that was my little girl.”

Fatal Lumber Mill Workplace Accident Demonstrates Importance of 3rd Party Lawsuits

March 06, 2018

If you work in an industrial or manufacturing job, there are many potential hazards.  When employees are injured on-the-job, they can normally pursue a workers’ compensation claim against their employer.  The Georgia workers’ compensation system generally provides an exclusive remedy against an employer for injuries incurred in the course and scope of employment, regardless of fault.  In the case of fatal accidents, the Georgia workers’ compensation system also authorizes death benefits to dependents, which may include burial costs up to a monetary limit as well as medical expenses incurred between the time of injury and death. 

Uninsured Motorist Claim in Light of Recent Georgia Appeals Court Decision

March 05, 2018

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Explain Uninsured Motorist Claim in Light of Recent Case Decision

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, Georgia's pre-eminent car accident law firm, represents many clients who were unfairly saddled with insurmountable medical bills due to the negligence and carelessness of another. Fortunately for some, Georgia's uninsured motorist law (OCGA §33-11-7) allows a person who suffered injuries at the hands of another person or company to seek compensation from their insurance carrier when the at-fault party does not carry enough insurance to cover the damages. Georgia's under insurance law has averted numerous financial disasters, but when the law applies is not always clear, like when the crash victim was working at the time of the accident.

Atlanta Veterans Benefits Attorneys Address Appealing A Denial Of VA Disability Benefits

March 04, 2018

Dealing with the Veterans Administration (VA) can be difficult. Then again, successfully navigating the red tape bureaucracy in the VA requires knowledge of the system, persistence, and determination. While you go take on the VA alone, you stand a better chance of success on your appeal if you have the zealous Veterans' benefits attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, on your side. They understand the process and know what it takes to argue your case before the VA decision makers and you deserve to receive the Veteran's benefits you earned through your service in the United States Armed Forces.

Tennessee School Bus Driver Found Guilty of the Death of Six Students in Tragic School Bus Accident

March 03, 2018

A Tennessee bus driver on trial for his role in the death of six elementary students was found guilty Thursday on several charges related to a school bus crash back in November of 2016. Johnthony Walker was convicted of six counts of criminally negligent homicide, eleven counts of reckless aggravated assault, seven counts of assault, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and the use of a portable electronic device by a school bus driver.  Overall, Walker faced a total of thirty-four charges related to the incident. Luckily for Walker, he was convicted of criminally negligent homicide, a lesser conviction to his original charge of vehicular homicide.

Finding Witnesses After a Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Georgia

March 02, 2018

Police Search for Witnesses in Gwinnett County Hit and Run

It was reported by WSBTV.com, that a driver who caused a fatal crash fled the scene of the crash which occurred on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  When officers arrived on the scene of the accident, they found a white truck on its side and the driver was ejected from his truck.  This local sergeant at Phillips State Prison in Buford had been driving in the southbound lanes near Sugarloaf Parkway when an SUV driven by a 20 year old suddenly collided with his truck.  The SUV driver stopped briefly after the crash but she drove away soon after.  She turned herself in to the police a few hours after the accident. Under Georgia Code § 40-6-270 - "Hit and run," drivers involved in an accident are required to stop at or return to scene of accident. Faiure to comply with Georgia Code § 40-6-270 could result in felony charges.  Police are hoping to uncover witnesses to the crash in order to assist in their case against the hit and run driver. 

Understanding Georgia Law - Pulling Over and Parking on Georgia Streets and Highways

March 01, 2018

Generally speaking, pulling over on any street or highway can be dangerous, especially at night or on a roadway that has a high speed limit. Whatever the reason may be for the need to pull over, you should take all steps possible to ensure you are protecting yourself. Further, it is important that all Georgia drivers understand what state law allows and does now allow when it comes to pulling over and/or parking on the side of a street or highway.

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