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Blog Archive - August, 2021


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Truckload Carriers Association Recognizes a Georgia Trucker for His Acts of Heroism

August 30, 2021

TENNESSEE - A news report posted on TRUCKERSNEWS.COM states that a truck driver who stopped to assist a father and son who were harmed in a serious rollover accident is being recognized by the national trucking organization- The Truckload Carriers Association.   The Truckload Carriers Association recently named a truck driver from Carrollton, Georgia, a Highway Angel for stopping his truck and then rendering aid to victims in an accident in Pennsylvania.  

House Resolution 414 Recognizes and Commends Montlick & Associates for "Exceptional Legal Services and “Unprecedented Public Service"

August 29, 2021

On March 18th, 2021, the Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 414, recognizing and commending Montlick & Associates for "providing exceptional legal services and its unprecedented level of public service."  The Resolution recognizes Montlick & Associates for its consistent commitment to family safety by actively participating and sponsoring safety events, supporting life-saving legislative initiatives, and creating award-winning injury prevention programs and campaigns.  The firm’s enormous efforts towards helping the community and promoting public safety distinguish it from other law firms and businesses nationwide.

NHTSA is Investigating 30 Tesla Accidents

August 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - A news report on reuters.com states that U.S. auto safety regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the agency had opened 30 investigations into Tesla accidents.  The investigations involve ten fatalities that may have occurred when the vehicles advanced driver assistance systems were engaged, known as Tesla's Autopilot.

Drowsy Driving Poses a Safety Threat Comparable to Drunk Driving

August 25, 2021

Drowsy driving does not get the same media coverage as drunk driving, but both practices lead to a high number of collisions, injuries, and fatalities.  Motorists impaired by alcohol and lack of sleep exhibit many of the same mental and physical characteristics.  “Drowsy driving” might not be a criminal offense like DUI, but exhausted drivers can still face civil liability (and criminal liability in some circumstances and locations) for causing accidents, injuries, and death.  Regardless of the legal status of these forms of driving, both practices devastate the lives of many victims and their families.  

Pedestrian Accident on I-20 Eastbound in DeKalb County, Georgia

August 24, 2021

DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news report published on 11alive.com states that a pedestrian was tragically killed in a collision with a motor vehicle in DeKalb County, Georiga.*  The collision occurred along I-20 eastbound in DeKalb County, Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Transportation stated that the crash happened by Panola Road.

Rome Woman Killed in Three Vehicle Accident on Ga 140

August 24, 2021

FLOYD COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news report published on coosavalleynews.com states that the Floyd County coroner’s office confirmed the tragic death of a 39 year-old women from Rome, Georgia.*  The report states that the accident involved three vehicle and occurred on GA 140 Friday.

Students Returning to School Increases Accident Risks

August 23, 2021

OHIO - The number of traffic accidents will rise now that students have returned to school. According to Kellie O'Riordan, the traffic safety program manager for AAA Ohio Auto Club, traffic volume is increasing and this means a greater chance of crashes in school zones and neighborhoods. 

Tragic, Motor Vehicle Accident in Peachtree City, Georgia

August 22, 2021

GEORGIA - A news report published on thecitizen.com states that a Peachtree City man was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on Georgia Highway 54 by the Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center.*  The father of two was the only occupant in the vehicle, which overturned. According to the Peachtree City police, who is currently investigating the crash, the man was from Peachtree City.  

One Killed, Three Injured in a Tragic Athens Auto Accident

August 22, 2021

ATHENS, GEORGIA - A news report published on 11alive.com states that a 27-year-old was tragically killed in a severe motor vehicle accident.  The crash injured two people and tragically killed a 27-year-old man.*  The two injury victims are expected to survive the accident, according to police.  

Fatal Multi-vehicle Crash on I-75 in Knoxville, Tennessee

August 22, 2021

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE - A news report published on wvlt.tv states that the Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently investigating an accident involving multiple motor vehicles on I-75.*  Law enforcement officials reported that one person was tragically killed at the accident scene and many others injured. 

Deputy-involved Accident at the Intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Moore Road in Augusta, Georgia

August 19, 2021

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - A news report published on www.wrdw.com states that the accident investigation could take months to complete.*  The accident involving a Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy and a woman who was tragically killed in the crash.  The accident occurred at around 8:30 PM at the intersection of Moore Road and Mike Padgett Highway.

60,000 Pounds of Raw Chicken Recalled Sold at Aldi and Other Supermarkets

August 13, 2021

USDA - According to an online news article published  CNN.COM, Serenade Foods has initiated a recall of approximately 60,000 pounds of "frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products."  According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, the frozen, raw chicken products are being recalled due to a risk of Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents Are on the Rise in Missouri

August 13, 2021

MISSOURI - Sixty-five motorcycle accident deaths have occurred so far in 2021 in Missouri.  This is an increase of approximately 25 percent from this same period in 2020.  The report states that thirty-five of these motorcyclists were not wearing a helmet.  Missouri transportation officials stated that there were only two motorcycle accident deaths at this time last year.

Distracted Drivers Pose a Significant Danger to Pedestrians in Parking Lots

August 10, 2021

Parking lots might seem like an unlikely location for collisions given that most vehicles are parked or moving at slow rates of speed.  Despite this reasonable assumption, nearly 20 percent of all collisions occur in parking garages and parking lots according to CBS.  Distracted driving constitutes the primary factor behind the surprising frequency of collisions in car park facilities.  The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that 500 people die and another 60,000 suffer injury in the more than 50,000 parking lot collision per year.

18-Wheeler Accident Closes All of I-285 Southbound Traffic Lanes

August 09, 2021

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - A news report published on 11alive.com states that an 18-wheeler truck was involved in an accident, overturned, and then closed off all of the southbound traffic lanes along Interstate 285.*  The crash caused a traffic jam during the morning rush last Monday. The accident occurred at about 6:30 in the morning along the westside perimeter road between Langford Parkway and Cascade Road. 

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Bryan County, Georgia

August 09, 2021

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - A news report published on wtoc.com states that an accident involving four motor vehicles tragically killed two people in Bryan County, Georiga.*  Georgia State Patrol Trooper Dante Williams stated that two motor vehicles heading on U.S. Highway 280 crashed head-on.  The crash killed both drivers.

Drowsy Truck Drivers Pose a Serious Risk of Severe Injury and Death

August 04, 2021

A drowsy driver behind the wheel of a fully loaded tractor-trailer that weighs up to 80,000 pounds presents a particularly serious threat to the safety of other motorists.  Fatigued and sleepy truck drivers constitute such a serious risk to the safety of other vehicle occupants that truck drivers must adhere to special regulations called Hours of Service (HOS) Rules.  These rules are designed to ensure that commercial drivers operating large semi-trucks have adequate rest and break periods before taking to the road.  Unfortunately, truck drivers increase their pay by maximizing the number of runs they complete, so they have a financial incentive to fudge compliance often with the implicit encouragement of their trucking company.

Important Ways to Protect a Compensation Injury Claim Arising from A Rental Car Accident

August 04, 2021

Families tired of being cooped up and locked away during the quarantine have started traveling and enjoying the opportunity to go on vacation.  Whether you elect to reconnect with family in another state, visit an amusement park, or enjoy the great outdoors, these summer excursions often involve renting a car.  While motorists tend to be shaken and upset in the immediate aftermath of a collision, the situation can be even more chaotic when you are driving a rented vehicle while traveling.  If you are involved in a collision while driving a rental car, several important steps can be taken to preserve a potential injury claim.  

Fatal Accident Occurs at Party in Forsyth County, Georgia

August 02, 2021

GEORGIA - According to an online news report published on bet.com, law enforcement investigators are currently investigating a tragic, fatal accident.*  Investigators have ruled out criminal charges in the fatal accident.  The victim, a 40-year-old Forsyth County woman, tragically passed away at a slumber party for adults.

What is Medical Payments Coverage (Med Pay) in Georgia?

August 02, 2021

Med Pay is a type of insurance that a driver can purchase in Georgia in conjunction with an automobile insurance policy.  Med pay is short for Medical Payments Coverage, and it is considered "no-fault" coverage that covers medical expenses up to the med pay benefit limit tof the driver and occupants regardless of the fault of the driver.  For example, if the driver of a car has $5,000 in Med Pay benefits coverage and the driver hits a tree and is injured, the driver may receive up to the limit of the coverage of $5,000 in reimbursement of medical bills incurred from the incident. 

Trolley Accidents Are Usually Human Error Says MBTA Expert

August 02, 2021

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Twenty-five people are recuperating from accident-related injuries following Friday night's trolley crash.*  One rider stated that she was on the phone one moment, and then the next moment, she was flying across the trolley train.  The rider hit a pole and sustained a concussion and a broken nose.

Fuel Tanker Truck Accident on Eastbound I-595 in Davie, Florida

August 02, 2021

DAVIE, FLORIDA - According to an online news report published on cbslocal.com, Davie Fire-Rescue put out a tanker truck fire after the truck drove off the interstate and wrecked last Sunday.*  According to the Davie Fire-Rescue, the crash occurred at around 4 PM by the area of eastbound I-595 and Davie Road.

Dump Truck Accident in Park City Caused by Brake Failure

August 02, 2021

UTAH - According to an online news report published on parkrecord.com, a dump truck was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in the area of the Old Town.*  The Utah Highway Patrol's investigation into the accident discovered that the accident involved three vehicles and there were injuries.  The accident is being blamed on the steepness of Marsac Avenue and bad brakes.

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