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Our Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

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Who is Responsible for Injuries on E-Scooters?

July 21, 2019

Electric scooters or “e-scooters” have entered the market in Atlanta as a fun alternative to walking, bicycle riding, driving, or taking public transportation. E-scooters are not like the old fashion push scooters many people had as children. They are about the same size as traditional foot pedal scootersbut run on an electric motor that propels riders on streets and sidewalks. The e-scooters offered for rent by companies such as Bird and Lime are quick and are easy to maneuver provided that the rider maintains his or her balance and pays close attention to the surrounding traffic situation in the street and on the sidewalk.

Trucking Company Liability in a Georgia Large Truck Accident

July 21, 2019

It seems clear that someone injured in a large truck accident would look into a legal claim against the truck driver, but that person should also explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against the trucking company, as well. Georgia law allows for injured parties to file claims against both employees and employers under certain circumstances.

How Much Auto Insurance Should I Purchase?

July 18, 2019

In the event of a car accident— whether you are a victim or the person who caused the accident — you want to make sure that you have sufficient auto insurance to cover the damages.  States have minimum mandatory insurance coverages, but unfortunately, it is often the case that these minimums do not cover all of the property damage or injury expenses a person may incur in a car accident.

Ways That Car Accident Lawyers Maximize the Value of an Injury Claim

July 17, 2019

We recently addressed research conducted by the insurance industry providing evidence that car accident victims who hire an attorney often receive substantially larger settlements from insurers (click here to review the article).  While that article focused on the question of whether injury victims benefit from hiring a lawyer, this article addresses the specific advantages that law firms provide to car accident injury clients. Although each case, law firm, and situation is different, we highlight reasons that might explain why injury victims with attorneys achieve better results on average than those with no legal representation.

The Most Common Causes of Intersection Accidents in Florida

July 14, 2019

Intersections across the state of Florida are extremely common locations for accidents to occur.  When drivers do not yield or they fail to follow traffic signals, it places other drivers at a higher risk of serious injuries and sometimes even death. One of the top reasons for an intersection-related accident is a failure of a driver to stop when there is a red light. 

Drinking $5 Coffee or Eating a Burger Might Be More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving

July 14, 2019

Text messaging while driving has become a widely acknowledged threat to highway safety.  An April 2019 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed that 2,935 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2017, which amounted to nine percent of all roadway fatalities.  While cell phone use constitutes the distraction that has drawn the most attention from lawmakers, public safety experts, and the media, these portable electronic devices accounted for only 14 percent of all driving distraction-related fatalities.  Although this is a significant number of cell phone-related fatalities, the consumption of fast food, snacks, and vanilla lattes might be just as dangerous when similarities between these distractions are considered.

Summer Brings Special Injury Risks – Premises Liability Claims

July 10, 2019

If you suffer injury from a hazard on private, public, or commercial property, you might have the right to monetary damages.  Generally, property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe, but the scope of this duty varies significantly depending on the specific facts and situation. Summer activities tend to include resorts, swimming pools, amusement parks, concerts, and other seasonal forms of recreation.  

Has Georgia’s Hands-Free Law Curbed Distracted Driving

July 09, 2019

Despite efforts of lawmakers, vehicle safety experts, and the media, cell phone use while driving continues to cause accidents resulting in serious injuries and preventable deaths.  Even laws in many states imposing fines for texting and driving have not curbed this dangerous practice.  While texting and driving does pose a significant threat to roadway safety, cell phones have evolved into portable computers that can search the web, play movies and games, and perform a multitude of other functions.  The risk of distracted driving accidents caused by the many functions of cell phones led Georgia to pass a hands-free law that became effective July 1, 2018.  Although the law was designed to discourage a wide range of cell phone uses by motorists, the significant number of citations issued suggest that people continue to engage in risky and illegal cell phone activity while driving.

The UK Tries Imposing Potential Life Sentences for High Risk Driving Practices Resulting in Fatalities

July 09, 2019

Although surveys of driver attitudes reflect an increased awareness of the danger of extremely reckless driving practices like drunk driving, texting behind the wheel, and street racing, these dangerous activities continue to cause accidents. While engaging in any of these forms of driving can lead to civil liability for money damages and criminal penalties, these dangerous types of driving behavior continue to endanger lives.  In an attempt to further detour motorists from recklessly endangering others, the UK has announced that drivers convicted of “looking at their mobile phones” will be exposed to a potential life sentence under proposed new sentencing guidelines according to The Telegraph.

Frequently Asked Questions About Charter Bus Accidents in Georgia

July 07, 2019

Many people in Georgia use charter buses for transportation, vacation travel, and social gatherings. But these outings can quickly turn tragic if the bus is involved in a collision. If you were involved in an accident on or with a charter bus, the questions below may be helpful as you decide whether to pursue a legal claim.

The Most Common Signs of Negligent Child Care

July 07, 2019

As a parent, you are not able to be with your child at every second of the day. Whether you have a full time job or have other responsibilities, you are in reliance of a child care provider/center to take care of your babies when you are away from them. You, as do many of us, entrust the provider or facility with the care and safety of your child. Unfortunately, however, daycare negligence is on the rise in the United States, leading to serious injuries and sometimes the death of children in the care of others.

Determining Liability in a Georgia Car Accident

July 07, 2019

Sometimes determining liability can be pretty simple, such as when there is a rear end collision.  Other times, it is not always clear who was responsible for the accident. A car accident investigation is crucial following an accident so that fault can be determined and legal rights be preserved. This article discusses the investigation of liability in such accidents.*

Logging Truck Accident Claims in Carrollton, Georgia

July 07, 2019

ffffffCarrollton is an essential junction for logging trucks in the northwest corner of Georgia. Located within a short drive of the Alabama border, Carrollton serves as a gateway for logging trucks entering Georgia from Alabama. Also, the roads leading to Carrollton, such as State Roads 166, 16, and 27, which runs north from Carrollton to intersect with Interstate 20 running east and west through Georgia into Alabama, are filled with logging trucks moving forestry products and equipment into and out of Georgia. As the logging industry continues to thrive in Georgia and Alabama, the number of logging truck accidents may increase.

A Guide to the Legal Issues in Georgia Logging Truck Lawsuits

July 07, 2019

Logging truck accident claims in Georgia fall under the law governing personal injury cases. Because of the specialized nature of the logging industry, Georgia logging truck accident victims should have experienced lawyers, and our attorneys Know What It Takes To Win.TM Our Georgia Logging Truck Attorneys know the complicated legal and practical issues that arise in these types of cases, the nuances of the law and claims processes, as what is necessary to navigate the litigation process.  We fight hard on behalf of each and every client in order to help them and their families obtain justice under the law and valuable compensation for their injuries.

Who Pays for Damages Caused by E-Scooters?

July 07, 2019

E-Scooters are increasingly popular across the U.S., especially in cities. Riders do not need to purchase insurance before they rent the motorized vehicle and zoom down the street. On the other hand, e-scooter companies like Lime and Bird do not conduct any testing at all to determine whether the rider who leased time on their e-scooter is a safe rider. Additionally, Lime and Bird do not perform safety checks on their e-scooters to make certain that their safety equipment such as the brakes and lights are in working order. So when an accident inevitably happens, the first question people will ask is, “who pays?”

Montlick & Associates E-Scooter Lawyers

July 07, 2019

The last thing that people think about before they speed off on an electric scooter is the idea that they might end up in an accident.  If, in the event you or a member of your family has been hurt or killed in an e-scooter accident, there several reasons why hiring an experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive Atlanta e-scooter injury lawyer to can be a critical step to navigating the claims process and receiving maximum compensation under the law for your injuries.

E-Scooters: Dangerous and Unpredictable

July 06, 2019

Many e-scooter riders think that they are free to do whatever they like because there are very few rules that govern how riders should conduct themselves. As always, the law lags well behind technological advancements. Consequently, the spread of this newly popular method of travel that leaves behind a smaller carbon footprint than other modes of transportation has created legal issues of first impression in many places like Atlanta. 

A Quick Guide to Logging Truck Accident Claims in Georgia

July 04, 2019

Georgia’s forestry industry is a crucial component of the state’s economy. The chances are high that you will encounter a logging truck on your travels throughout Georgia because of Georgia’s thriving forestry industry. Therefore, motorists are just as likely to encounter Georgia logging trucks on interstate highways such as I-95 and I-275, state roads, and back-country roads as well. The increase in the number of logging trucks on the road commensurately increase the chances of becoming a victim of a logging truck accident in Georgia.

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Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.