Blog Archive - June, 2018


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Arrhythmia Foundation Plans to Donate a Defibrillator to the Diner in Honor of Kelly Davis

June 29, 2018

Woman Saved at Diner by Nurses; Arrhythmia Foundation Plans to Donate a Defibrillator to the Diner in Honor of Kelly Davis, a Heart Attack Victim

ATLANTA, GA - June 22, 2018 (13max.com).  According to an online news report at 13maz.com, the Georgia Arrhythmia Foundation is donating a defibrillator in honor of heart attack victim who was saved by four nurses.*

A Guide to Pedestrian Law in Georgia and How the Law Protects Pedestrians

June 29, 2018

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise, but nationally and in Georgia. That is why the Georgia Legislature enacted the laws provided below in order to keep Georgia Pedestrians safe. Note that the applicable laws require a driver to remain stopped for pedestrians as opposed to simply yielding for them.  Keep reading to learn more, provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia.

Two Brothers are Dead After Muddling Accident in Milledgeville, Georgia

June 27, 2018

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — June 19, 2018 (augustachronicle.com) (unionrecorder.com).  According to an online news report at augustachronicle.com and unionrecorder.com, two Jones County brothers aged 14 and 11 have died after a truck driver loses control of his vehicle at a muddling event in Milledgeville, Georgia. The brothers’ cousin is currently in critical condition following the crash.*

18 Year Old Dies in Tragic Accident in Peachtree, Georgia

June 26, 2018

18 Year Old Dies in Tragic Accident; Several People Rendered Aid and Stayed with Her in her Final Moments

PEACHTREE CITY, GA– June 20, 2018 (wsbtv.com).  According to an online news report from wsbtv.com, a Peachtree woman is now planning a funeral for her daughter, Jasmine Williams, rather than helping her move in to her college dormitory.*

Uber Driver Involved in an Accident in San Francisco

June 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 20, 2018 (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) — According to an online news report at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com, five people sustained injuries following a serious car accident in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district; the accident involved an Uber driver.*

Following Three Citations, Former Georgia Amusement Park Employee Speaking Out

June 21, 2018

ROSSVILLE, GA. – June 15, 2018 (newschannel9.com) The amusement park Lake Winnepesaukah, referred to as “Lake Winnie,” has been under fire lately for failing to report three visitor injuries to the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office. Amid citations the park has received, a former employee is speaking out about some of the park’s practices. The story appears online on newchannel9.com.*

Georgia Orthopedic Doctor Explains Common Medical Terminology

June 21, 2018

GEORGIA – June 15, 2018 (gabar.org) If you were involved in an accident in Georgia and saw an orthopedic doctor as part of your accident claim, the doctor likely performed a series of tests to assess your condition. During your exam or in reading back through your records, you might have felt like the doctor was using a foreign language. Part of the reason for that is the widespread use of medical eponyms in orthopedic practice. In the Summer 2017 Workers’ Compensation Law Newsletter (p. 5), an orthopedic doctor breaks down some of this terminology.*

Patients Harmed by Unsafe Medical Devices File Lawsuits in Georgia

June 18, 2018

ATLANTA, GA- According to myajc.com, Georgia patients are involved in a variety of lawsuits stemming from unsafe medical devices. Many of the cases indicate the possibility that federal oversight might be too lax. The government might not be doing enough to filter out unsafe products and protect patients from being harmed by medical devices that are ineffective or dangerous.

Parents Sue Mellow Mushroom For Over-serving a Customer Who Killed Their Daughters in an Accident

June 15, 2018

Parents Sue the Restaurant Responsible for Overserving a Driver who Caused the Death of their Two Daughters

IREDELL COUNTY, NC – June 14, 2018 (wcnc.com).  According to an online news report at wcnc.com, parents are suing under Arizona’s Dram Shop Laws for the deaths of their two daughters due to a drunk driver who was overserved at the popular restaurant, the Mellow Mushroom.*

Frequently Asked Questions About Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws

June 15, 2018

What is workers’ compensation?

According to the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation, “workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program paid by your employer which may provide you with medical, rehabilitation and income benefits if you are injured on the job. These benefits are provided to help you return to work. It also provides benefits to your dependents if you die as a result of a job related injury.” 

Atlanta Products Liability Attorneys Explain Voluntary Recall of Over-the-Counter Medications

June 14, 2018

The product liability lawyers at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, maintain a close watch over the recalls for over-the-counter medications and medical products announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA issues recalls after receiving information from consumers, healthcare providers, or the drug manufacturers themselves that the product could harm someone who used it. 

Montlick and Associates Offer Safety Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

June 12, 2018

According to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that 4,990 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017. This number, based on preliminary data provided by State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), represents a projected 5.6% decrease from 2016 – a difference of 296 lives.” Motorcycle accidents are primarily caused by a driver who does not spot the motorcyclist in his or her wake, as well as drunk driving, drugged driving, driver distraction, and when a biker dangerously weaves in and out of lanes.

NTSB Investigation Reveals Key Details About March's Uber AI Accident With a NTSB) Investigation Reveals Key Details About March Crash Involving a Pedestrian

June 10, 2018

The National Transport Safety Board’s (NTSB) Investigation Reveals Key Details About March Crash Involving a Pedestrian and an Uber Autonomous Driving Vehicle (AV)

June 6, 2018 (spacialsource.com.au).  According to an online article from spacialsource.com.au, the NTSB’s investigation of crash between a pedestrian and an Uber self-driving vehicle demonstrates that the AV could not properly recognize the victim, Elaine Herzberg.* 

Railroad Crossing Where Worker Killed Reopens in Hahira, Georgia

June 08, 2018

HAHIRA, GA. – June 4, 2018 (walb.com) According to an online news report by walb.com, a railroad crossing in Hahira, Georgia, where a rail worker was killed earlier this year is reopening, despite concerns of the community and the owner of railroad.* 

In February 2018, 48-year-old C&S Rail Services worker Dexter Brown was driving a dump truck on Lawson Street in Hahira and failed to yield to an oncoming train at the Lawson Street crossing. The train hit the passenger’s side of his truck, and Brown was ejected from the vehicle. He sadly died on the scene. 

Brown’s death was one of several accidents to occur at the Lawson Street rail crossing throughout the years, and it prompted residents to address safety issues with the Hahira City Council. In addition, the owner of the railroad at Lawson Street, Norfolk Southern Railroad Company, petitioned the City to permanently close the crossing, offering $40,000 as incentive for the closure. 

The City Council held an open session for members of the public to speak but ultimately rejected Norfolk Southern’s offer. The City said it wanted to leave the decision up to the Georgia Department of Transportation but also wanted the crossing to remain open for city access and city growth reasons. 

The Lawson Street crossing remained temporarily closed while the Georgia DOT conducted an investigation. The Georgia DOT now wants to conduct a full safety study to come to a final decision about the fate of the crossing, during which the crossing needs to be open. For the time being, the crossing has been reopened, pending the findings of the DOT. 

Accident News is an archive of select Georgia car crashes, designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes.  If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

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Over-Exercising Causes Teen to Develop Deadly Condition Called Rhabdomyolysis

June 08, 2018

HOUSTON, TX- Walb.com reports that a Texas teenager joined a gym and ended up in the hospital with a dangerous, life-threatening condition. After signing up for a gym membership with his family, 17-year-old Jared Shamburger started hitting the weights hard. He said that because his father and older brother were longtime weightlifters, he felt pressured to try to catch up to them. He started doing intense workouts. After one workout he started to suffer severe pain and soreness in his arm. The teen said it was swollen and painful to the touch.*

Public Will Not Trust Driverless Cars Until they are Four Times Safer than Human Driven Cars

June 07, 2018

USA- Usnews.com says that a study conducted on the public opinion on driverless vehicle safety has indicated that people will not accept the new technology until it is shown to be four times as safe as cars driven by humans. The study, which was published by Risk Analysis, indicates that recent crashes involving self-driving vehicles have made many people wary of them.*

Driver Who Crashed into House Says He Passed Out After Giving Blood

June 07, 2018

MELROSE, MA- Whio.com reports that a driver who slammed into a home in Massachusetts on Tuesday claims to have blacked out behind the wheel. The driver was on East Emerson Road when he drove through the front door of a home in Melrose. The driver told the authorities that he had just donated blood at the hospital and was driving back when he lost consciousness.*

Motorcycle Awareness Month Draws Attention to Motorcycle Safety Issues

June 07, 2018

USA- The salsburypost.com reports that May was motorcycle awareness month. The Concerned Bikers Association uses the month to try to alert people to certain risks that motorcyclists face on the road. One unexpected danger, according to the group, comes from grass clippings and other yard waste that is often left on the street by homeowners. Dumping mowed grass clippings in the street is often a violation of city ordinances, but that often does not stop people from leaving their yard waste in the road. For a person on a motorcycle, hitting this yard waste can be like hitting a roadcovered in sheer ice.*

Kia Sedona Automatic Door Recall and Filing an Injury Lawsuit for Monetary Damages

June 07, 2018

USA- Foxbusiness.com reports that the South Korean automobile manufacturer, Kia, has issued a massive recall of their Sedona minivans. The recall was issued because of reported problems with the vehicle’s automatic doors. The company says that it has received 21 complaints from customers over the door not reopening when it closes on a limb. Of the 21 complaints, 14 reported injuries resulting from the defect.*

Motorcyclist Settles with GM over Autonomous Car Accident

June 07, 2018

(California) - Jalopnik.com reports that GM has settled a lawsuit with a motorcyclist who claims that he was hit by an autonomous Chevy Bolt in December 2017. The cyclist, Oscar Nilsson, stated that he was riding behind the Bolt when it suddenly entered his lane and hit him. A safety driver was in the Bolt when the accident occurred. GM claims that the motorcyclist was riding in-between two lanes and fell over on his own.*

AAA Says Teen Crashes Spike in the Summer Months

June 07, 2018

USA- According to khq.com, teen crashes increase during the summer months when schools are not in session. The AAA refers to the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the “100 deadliest days.” During that period, there is an average of a 14% increase in teen driver fatalities. In 2017, fatal car crashes involving teenage drivers occurred at a rate of about ten every day across the country.*

Cities Using Biking App Data to Plan Bike Related Infrastructure

June 05, 2018

USA- Govtech.com reports that apps used by cyclists, like Strava and Ride Report are now being used by cities across the United States to determine where cyclists want to ride and the routes that cyclists consider safe for biking. The apps are allowing public transportation departments to make more informed and efficient decisions about where to allocate cycling-related infrastructure resources.*

Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys Representing Families of Children Killed in Motor Vehicle Crashes

June 04, 2018

Children die all too often in car accidents. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for children. Despite informational campaigns that warn parents to make sure that their children are secured properly in the vehicles and state laws mandating children be secured in car seats and in safety belts, children continue to die in car accidents. The fragility of a child plays a significant role in the survivability of accidents. Consequently, some children might be killed in a car crash merely because they are not strong enough to survive the impact. However, other children die needlessly in car accidents every year because their parent or guardian fails to take the appropriate safety precautions. 

Trigger Point Injections After A Car Wreck in Georgia

June 04, 2018

The forces applied to the body in a car wreck are tremendous. Those forces stress the body to its limits, and the body responds in kind. Even if you are not severely injured in an auto wreck, the chances are high that you are sore from being tossed around the interior of your car. There is still a shock to the body even if you are wearing a seatbelt.  

Opioid-Related Car Crash Deaths on the Rise in the United States

June 03, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Atlanta.cbs.local.com reports that the number of people killed in car accidents that involve drug use is now greater than the number killed in accidents involving alcohol. While 38% of driver deaths were related to alcohol use in 2016, the percentage of drivers killed in car accidents that tested positive for drug use was 44% that same year. One decade earlier, in 2006, only 28% of drivers killed in car wrecks tested positive for drugs.*

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