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Blog Archive - December, 2021

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Young Drivers Face Highest Risk of Distracted Driving Accident

December 30, 2021

Although distracted driving constitutes a serious safety issue regardless of the age of the motorists, inexperienced teen drivers who multi-task behind the wheel pose an especially serious risk to other motorists.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that distracted driving claims the lives of an average of eight people each day in the United States.  During a recent one-year period, distracted driving claimed the lives of 2,800 people and resulted in injury to 400,000 more.  While drivers of all ages engage in distracted driving, younger drivers tend to pose the greatest risk of causing a distracted driving accident.

Rear-End Collisions in Georgia

December 30, 2021

Rear-end collisions are the single most common type of auto accident, with approximately 1.7 million rear-end car accidents happening each year.  Rear-end car accidents typically cause severe injuries, such as head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, back and neck injuries, and sometimes even death. 

Car Accident Ankle Fracture Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

December 30, 2021

Ankle fractures are a common car accident injury.  Minor ankle fractures are often treated as a serious sprain.  Severe ankle fractures may require corrective surgery mostly because the ankle has either become dislocated or it unstable.  Ankle fractures may also be associated with ligament injuries, which also destabilize the ankle joint.  Most ankle fractures occur when the ankle is suddenly twisted outwardly or inwardly.

Fatal Tire Failure Rollover Accident Lawyers in Georgia

December 28, 2021

Georgia State Patrol recently reported that two people were tragically killed in an I-95 tire blowout accident in Georgia. The two victims were a mother and teen daughter who lived in Florida. The motor vehicle accident also injured six other people. According to the accident report, a Dodge Durango flipped over at mile marker 79 in Liberty County, Florida.  

Birth Injury Lawsuits

December 28, 2021

Birth injury lawsuits are a legal action filed in the court system that can help parents who have a child suffering from Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, or another birth injury obtain financial compensation.  Birth injury lawsuits are usually filed against the physicians, nurses, or other medical professionals who are responsible for a child's injuries before, during, or after the birthing process. Our birth injury attorneys file cases and work to recover monetary compensation to cover the costs of a child's treatment.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

December 24, 2021

Cerebral palsy is a medical ailment that manifests itself in several ways. No matter how cerebral palsy develops, the condition severely impacts the life of the child and their family for several years in the future. One of the most common types of cerebral palsy is called "spastic cerebral palsy." As with all other types of cerebral palsy, there is no cure for spastic cerebral palsy. However, there are many devices and therapies available to help someone who is suffering from spastic cerebral palsy to have a better quality of life.  

Liability for 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents Caused by Poor Maintenance

December 23, 2021

While all types of vehicles can cause a serious accident, collisions involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailer trucks pose a considerably higher risk of death or catastrophic injury.  When a tractor-trailer truck weighing around 80,000 pounds crashes into a motor vehicle weighing only 3,000 pounds, the passengers inside the smaller motor vehicle face a greater risk of sustaining severe, debilitating injuries.  Because of the elevated risk of death or severe injury, federal regulations created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate inspections and specific maintenance schedules for all commercial trucks.  These laws not only mandate continuous inspections and maintenance, but the regulations also require meticulous record keeping to prove compliance.  Truck drivers also must fill out Driver Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports on a truck's tires, service brakes, windshield wipers, rims, emergency equipment, horn, wheels, parking brake, steering wheel, rear vision mirrors, and more under FMCSA Chapter 396.11.

Ischemia Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

December 23, 2021

Ischemia is a dangerous circumstance in which oxygenated blood to the brain has been cut off or has been reduced.  In order for the brain to operate properly, it needs a sufficient supply of oxygenated blood.  When the supply of blood to the brain is cut off or reduced, brain tissue becomes destroyed.  When brain tissue dies, the body functions connected with that brain tissue are lost forever. 

Study Finds Aggressive Driving is a Factor in At Least 50% of All Motor Vehicle Accidents

December 22, 2021

Speeding is a common, deadly behavior in the United States.  According to a news article posted on, a federal study found that two-thirds of all motor vehicles in the study exceeded the posted speed limit.  On highways, about one in five exceeded the speed limit by 10 miles per hour or more.  The study's results matched the results of a similar study completed six years ago.  This means that the increase in law enforcement crackdowns and public awareness campaigns has not slowed down the issue of speeding.

Car Accident Rotator Cuff Tear Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

December 21, 2021

If you or a loved one have sustained a torn rotator cuff injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file a claim to recover monetary compensation under Georgia law.  The attorneys at Montlick Injury Attorneys work hard to recover total compensation for our clients who have incurred medical bills, missed work and suffered other damages related to a crash.  Montlick Injury Attorneys has represented injured clients since 1984.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Birth Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

December 21, 2021

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy birth injuries caused during delivery are severe and life-altering.  Although the ailment usually occurs due to an error or delay, the condition will affect the child for the rest of their life.  Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (also known as HIE) is one of the primary causes of cerebral palsy in newborn children, and the injury cannot be reversed.  Physicians and other medical staff might be able to avoid inducing HIE when they follow standard medical protocols and exercise caution in the delivery room.

Placenta Previa Birth Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

December 21, 2021

When delivering a baby, many conditions and people must be present and available for the mother and child.  If something is not correct, the mother could experience complications.  If the unborn baby is losing oxygen or blood or the delivery team isn't ready to evaluate the newborn for post-birth complications, the mother and the baby could face life-threatening injuries if something goes wrong.

Aggressive Driving a Factor in More Than Half of All Accidents

December 20, 2021

Although most people have seen graphic acts of road rage and hide speed chases on television, the prevalence of aggressive driving goes far beyond these high-profile incidents.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines “aggressive driving” as a motorist who commits multiple driving offenses endangering property and others on the roadway.  While the number of incidents of aggressive driving can be difficult to quantify, a study conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that 56 percent of fatal car accidents during a 4-year period were linked to aggressive driving.  Excessive speed constitutes the most common offense committed by aggressive drivers.

Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision in Monroe County, Georgia

December 09, 2021

According to an online news story posted on, a Georgia nursing student was tragically struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision.  The accident occurred in Monroe County, Georgia last Saturday afternoon.*  Law enforcement authorities are searching for the hit-and-run driver.  

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