Blog Archive - July, 2018


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For How Long Can I Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits in Georgia?

July 24, 2018

Workers' compensation benefits in Georgia can last for a very long time, but they might not last for as long as you might want them to continue. Georgia's workers' compensation laws are very intricate and navigating those laws correctly takes the knowledge and experience of Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers who understand the "ins and outs" of attorneys who have decades of experience and success helping injured Georgia employees get the compensation they should receive.

Driver Arrested in Connection to Deadly Georgia Hit-and-Run in Statesboro, Georgia

July 23, 2018

STATESBORO, GA- Wsav.com reports that a woman has been arrestedin connection to a deadly hit-and-run accident that took place in Statesboro on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The driver, Jazmond Darell Durden, 29, was charged with homicide by vehicle as well as other offenses, including for fleeing the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and making false statements to police.*

Georgia Products Liability Law Firm Discusses Latest Automobile Recall

July 21, 2018

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, Cautions Drivers About Manufacturing Defect Which Could Cause You to Lose Control of Your Car

Georgia-based personal injury and products liability lawyers Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, seek to warn people who own or drive certain Fiat Chrysler models that a defect in the cruise control could force you to lose controlwhile driving. A sudden loss of control can force the driver off of the road, into an obstacle, or into another car or pedestrian. According to Fiat Chrysler, the company recalled 4.8 million vehicles so that corrective measures could be taken immediately. 

Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia

July 20, 2018

July 19, 2018- Atlanta, GA (AJC) AJC reports that a man is dead following a motorcycle crash on Moreland Avenue. All but one of the lanes in the section of Moreland Avenue that is between I-20 and Glenwood were shut down for a period of time after the deadly crash as police investigated the crash scene. The collision occurred near the entrance to McDonald’s.*

Diabetic Emergency Causes Car Crash in Alpharetta, Georgia

July 20, 2018

July 19, 2018- Alpharetta, GA - The Alpharetta Patch reports that a diabetic emergency was the cause of a recent two-vehicle accident on Main Street in Alpharetta.  A man driving a Maserati collided with an Audi and then went off of the road and hit a mailbox before it came to a stop. As rescue personnel evaluated the accident victims at the crash scene, they discovered that the driver of the Maserati was suffering from low blood sugar and was unable to describe the events that led to the crash. Rescue workers brought him to the hospital for treatment of the diabetic emergency that he was experiencing at the time of the accident. He was found at fault for the wreck, but he has not been cited in connection with the crash for medical reasons. The driver of the Audi did not get injured in the collision.*

Motor Vehicle Recall Lawyers in Georgia

July 18, 2018

Electrical Problems With Seatbelts and Airbags Force Recall of Hyundai Vehicles

Hyundai announced recently that over half a million of its best selling Sonatas from model years 2011-2013 must be recalled due to a life-threatening seatbelt and airbag malfunction. Hyundai attributes the airbag and seatbelt malfunction to an electrical issue. The electrical short circuit will cause seatbelt “pretensioners” and airbags to become disabled in the event of a crash. To date, Hyundai is aware of four wrecks in which the electrical issue arose resulted in two deaths and four injuries. Additionally, a severe car wreck is under investigation in Canada which caused the death of one person. Also, two other crashes involving Kia Fortes vehicles killed one and injured another all because of the electrical problem. Kia has not issued a recall to date.

Couple Arrested in Connection With Fatal Crash in Gonzales, Louisiana

July 12, 2018

GONZALES, LA- April 21, 2018 (WAFB) According to a report on WAFB.com, a man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a fatal head-on collision that claimed the life of a six-year-old girl earlier this month. The girl’s father and sister survived the crash. After the wreck, the couple was arrested, and the man and the woman were each charged with multiple crimes after investigators discovered that the couple had lied to them about which of them was driving when the crash happened, and whether the driver of their vehicle was intoxicated.*

Boating Deaths A Somber Reminder to Make Safety a Priority

July 11, 2018

ALBANY, GA - (WALB) According to a news report from WALB, there have already been two boating deaths in the area this year. As the weather continues to get warmer and increased numbers of people go boating, rangers from the Department of Natural Resources want to make sure that boaters are making safety a priority.*

Hit By A Student Driver in Georgia?

July 09, 2018

Georgia Auto Wreck Attorneys Offer Advice How To Navigate The Situation

A young woman who is learning to drive crashed the car she was operating into a mobile home just outside of Indianapolis recently. The female driver and her passenger quickly got out of the car before it, and the mobile home burst into flames. The two people residing in the mobile home, who were present inside their residence at the time of the accident, were unhurt. Police say that the student driver panicked after missing a turn and she depressed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. Consequently, she crashed her car. She was fortunate no one suffered any injuries in the wreck.

Georgia High-Speed Car Crashes Result In Blunt Abdominal Injuries

July 08, 2018

Even if securely fastened by a seatbelt, auto accidents occurring at high speeds can cause severe internal injuries to the abdomen. Abdominal injuries provide significant challenges for emergency personnel who treat crash victims on the scene to the emergency room physicians who take over treatment at the hospital. Blunt abdominal injuries can be fatal if there is a significant amount of blood loss from damage to the internal organs. Doctors may need to perform emergency surgery to repair the damage and stop the bleeding. After surgery, recovery may be difficult and last for a very long time.  

Vision Loss Associated with Head Trauma Can Have Long-Lasting Effects

July 08, 2018

Montlick & Associates' Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in Georgia Explain the Correlation Between A Traumatic Brain Injury And Vision Loss

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most common causes of premature death in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 153 people die each day after suffering a TBI. Incredibly, the CDC calculates that TBIs play a role in 30% of all deaths annually in the U.S. The statistics demonstrate that surviving a TBI is no small feat. However, surviving a TBI is no guarantee that the victim will be symptom-free. In fact, many TBI sufferers live with residual symptoms from the TBI, including vision loss. 

Cataclysmic Healthcare Scenario Could Kill Thousands

July 08, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control Announced that a “Nightmare” Bacteria Which is Resistant to Antibiotic Exists in 27 States

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced recently that they discovered a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics. This strain of bacteria, which is most commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes has invaded 27 states in the U.S. so far. Approximately half of the people infected with these so-called “superbugs” die as a restful of the uncontrollable infection. People with chronic illnesses and the elderly are at the highest risk of death from an infection caused by a superbug. Consequently, nursing homes and hospitals must be alert and quickly identify people infected by the resilient bacteria and take immediate steps to prevent the spread of the disease.

Safety of Unauthorized Stem Cell Injections Questioned After Desperate Victims Suffer Horrible Injuries

July 03, 2018

Stem cell injections offer a glimmer of hope for those who have none. However, stem cell injections can be fraught with dangerous side effects that cause permanent disabilities. At least three women instituted a lawsuit against a medical facility that performs stem cell injections to cure eye problems. The injections blinded the women. Those women turned to stem cell replacement therapy as a last resort as a cure for their failing eyesight. Stem cell injections are not the panacea proponents of the treatments make them out to be. Some people do experience a benefit. Unfortunately, most people have no change in their condition while others, like those three unlucky women, suffer significant personal injuries.

FDA Attempts to Correct Prescription Mistakes that Should Never Be Made

July 03, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) devised a comprehensive scheme aimed at preventing errors that should not occur. The FDA plan involves clarifying how manufacturers name their products so doctors, pharmacists, and patients avoid confusion. Numerous people were sickened, either because they took an incorrect prescription or fell ill because they were not receiving the medications they needed to combat their medical problems. The potential consequences of a person taking the incorrect medication because their doctor or pharmacist gave them the wrong medicine could be severe. Apparently, this problem is so pervasive, that the FDA needed to institute a program to reduce the frequency of this occurrence. 

Plan Ahead for a Fun and Safe Summer At Camp

July 03, 2018

According to a news report on WSAV.com, parents should use care when planning activities for their children’s summer break. Summer camps are a popular choice for summer break activities for Georgia families, but not all camps are created equal. The  Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Bright from the Start Georgia offer tips and advice for parents who are in the process of choosing where their kids will go to camp.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me if I Have a Bacterial Infection?

July 03, 2018

Bacteria are single-cell organisms that are all around, and even inside, of us. Most bacteria we encounter are healthy or at least cannot harm us. Some teachers believe that only one percent of all bacteria pose a possible threat to our health. The one percent number is a very rough estimate because it is impossible to calculate all of the possibilities and doctors identify new strains of bacteria frequently. These new strains of bacteria present enormous health risks because many are resistant to the powerful antibiotics currently prescribed by physicians today. 

Georgia Balcony and Railing Accidents Injury and Death Lawsuits

July 03, 2018

Landlords and building owners have an obligation to make certain that the balconies, porches, and railings are safe for use by tenants and guests of the tenants. Railings and balconies that are in disrepair create hazardous conditions for those who use them. Older homes or apartments that are not in good condition may have weak railings or balconies in addition to apartment buildings that landlords allow to fall apart. 

Georgia Beauty Salon Injury and Infection Lawsuit Lawyers

July 02, 2018

Going to the barbershop or a salon should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. You come out hopefully looking good and feeling refreshed. You should not be in danger of contracting an illness or disease because the owner of the shop or salon failed to take appropriate sanitary precautions. Cosmeticians, hairdressers, and barbers learn how to control the spread of infectious diseases while in cosmetology or barber school. Additionally, spa owners know that they must carefully cleanse whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, and massage tables so that bacteria do not spread. Bacteria fester in those warm and humid environments and are easily communicable from one client to another.

Bus Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

July 01, 2018

The people of Georgia frequently rely on buses to get around. Whether they are school buses, motor coaches, or transit buses, buses are a significant component of Georgia's transportation infrastructure. This mode of transportation usually is safe and reliable. Professional bus drivers receive rigorous training on how to operate their vehicles with the safety of their passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians in mind. 

Georgia Chemical Exposure Accidents in the Workplace

July 01, 2018

The jobs of many hard-working people in Georgia expose them to chemicals. Chemicals can be hazardous to work near. Every employee must take precaution against leaks, spills, fires, exposure to fumes, and burns. Additionally, every employer must protect their employees from the dangers of working near chemicals. 

Georgia Sander Workplace Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyer

July 01, 2018

Disc and belt sanders are handy tools to have around. They are simple to use and becoming complacent about sander safety is easy to do. However, many injuries occur in the workplace because people become complacent. Instead of concentrating on what they are doing and following the best practices for safe handling of either a belt sander or a disc sander, workers can become inattentive. Everyone in the workplacemust be vigilant about their safety when using a sander, or any other piece of electrical equipment.

Georgia Charter Bus Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

July 01, 2018

Charter buses transport thousands of people across Georgia and throughout the United States each year. Charter buses travel about 750 million passenger miles per year in the U.S. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) touts motor coach travel as one of the safest means of transportation used in the U.S. today. However, tragedy can occur and rip the hearts of out the families of passengers involved in a charter bus accident. 

Workplace Chemical Burn Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

July 01, 2018

All Georgia employers must be aware of the potential for suffering chemical burns in the workplace. While death caused by a chemical burn is possible, it is a rare occurrence. That does not mean that employees may be careless when working with or around chemicals. On the contrary, each employee handling or working near chemicals must receive training on how to handle the chemicals safely, safety protocols in the event of a spill or contamination, and first aid techniques to aid those who suffered a chemical burn. Even seemingly innocuous chemicals like bleach for cleaning an employee restroom have the potential of causing a severe burn resulting in permanent scarring or disfigurement.

Georgia Pedestrian Accidents — Filing A Wrongful Death Claim

July 01, 2018

Pedestrian deaths have steadily increased from 2010 to the present in the United States. According to the Governors' Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the latest statistics available, which are from 2016, show that 5,997 pedestrians died in accidents that year. That represents an 11% increase from 2015. Overall, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose approximately 25% since 2010. Those figures represent a dramatic increase in pedestrian fatalities. Comparatively, the increase in all deaths in traffic accidents was 6% during that same time frame. 

Georgia Distracted Driving Attorneys Announce Hierarchy of Distractions in Modern Vehicles

July 01, 2018

Even the most modest car on the market these days has all of the bells and whistles anyone could ever want in a car. All of the electronics within arm’s length help make riding in a carmore enjoyable. However,that screen to which you can connect your smartphone so you can text by voice, use the phone hands-free, navigate, and change to any one of the hundreds of radio stations is a tremendous distraction. Notwithstanding the fact that these computers come with applications that can reduce your distractions such blocking notifications while driving or receiving voice-only test messages, the screens in our vehicles prevent us from doing the only thing we should be doing: actively watching the road.

I 285 Sees Multiple Fatal Tractor-Trailer Wrecks Within Days of Each Other

July 01, 2018

According to reports on the WSB Radio and 11 Alive websites, Interstate 285 has been the site of multiple fatal tractor-trailer accidents within the past few days. In one crash, the driver of a truck died in the hospital after being severely injured when he lost control of his semi-trailer on a curved ramp and hit a concrete wall. After it struck the wall, the truck flipped over and rolled down an embankment. In another horrific crash, a four-year-old child died after a tractor-trailer collided with the back end of the car where the child was a passenger. Multiple tractor trailers were involved in that wreck, including one that was stopped in traffic in front of the car, which was also at a standstill when an approaching semi-trailer collided with it. Three people were injured in that crash, and traffic in the area was slowed for hours as workers cleared the accident scene.

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