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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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Georgia Senator Introduces Bill to Outlaw Illegal Street Racing AKA Laying Drag

January 20, 2021

ATLANTA, GA - According to a news report published on, Senate Bill 10 has been introduced in the Georgia Senate. Senate Bill 10 was created to combat the increase in illegal drag racing or drivers "laying drag" on city streets and highways.  The number of street racing incidents have skyrocketed in the past several months in Atlanta and cities throughout the United States.

Fairfax County Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High, Solutions Are Being Investigated

January 19, 2021

The Virginia Department of Transportation shows the accident fatality numbers for Northern Virginia are lower but are still too high for safety officials.  The Virginia DMV's accident data shows that 2019 was the "deadliest year in the last decade" to be a pedestrian in Northern Virginia.  Despite the number of fatalities dropping in 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and other transportation officials are hoping to find new strategies that will improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety.

Columnist Proposes a Clever Idea to Reduce Accident Rates

January 18, 2021

According to Steve Wallace at the TIMESCOLONIST.COM, one way to significantly reduce traffic accidents is to modify roadways so that they are one-way.  The idea could even be used to reduce parking-lot accidents by reconfiguring parking lots to move traffic in one direction and eliminating the need to "back out" of a parking spot.  The idea could reduce the number of pedestrian-related parking lot accidents and deadly head-on collisions.

Arizona's Distracted Driving Law Are Now Enforced With Fines

January 15, 2021

ARIZONA - Arizona has lifted the "no fine" grace period with regards to the state's 2019 Distracted Driving Law.  The state's distracted driving law makes it illegal for drivers to hold or use a cellphone, write text messages, read text messages, watch videos, record videos, or broadcast video while operating a motor vehicle.  Arizona was one of the last U.S. states to enact a distracted driving law.  After the law was passed in 2019, law enforcement officers were permitted to issue warnings without fines.  However, law enforcement officers are now allowed to write citations for distracted driving. 

How the Federal Government Could Make New Vehicles Less Fatal

January 13, 2021

THE UNITED STATES - The United States used to lead the world in motor vehicle safety.  However, the lack of innovation has caused the United States to fall behind other countries in terms of auto safety according to BLOOMBERG.COM.  The popularity of sports utility vehicles and the lack of progress in passing improved Federal safety standards for cars and trucks made the roadways more deadly. 

Understanding Your Legal Rights After a Slip and Fall Accident in Georgia

January 08, 2021

The Shepherd Rehabilitation Center discovered that falls account for about 30.5% of all spinal cord injuries. In addition to spinal cord injuries, fall victims often endure other injuries. Knee, ankle, wrist, and elbow injuries are common complaints slip and fall accident victims make after a serious fall. These injuries can result in breaks, strains, sprains, torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Head injuries like concussions and lacerations are also common. 

Victims of Violence Say Interstate Traffic Cameras Allows Criminals to Go Free By Erasing Evidence

January 05, 2021

The mother of a stray gunfire accident on I-95 is pleading for state and local officials to take action regarding traffic camera evidence.*  Last year, her daughter was tragically killed by a stray bullet, and she feels the criminals responsible could have been caught had government agencies worked together to preserve traffic camera footage.  

The Common Causes of Wrong-way Accidents

January 04, 2021

Wrong-way driving, also known as counterflow driving, occurs when a driver is operating his or her motor vehicle against the direction of traffic.*  Wrong-way driving happens in parking garages, parking lots, and single lane and multiple lane roadways.  

The Reason Why Traffic Fatalities Did Not Fall During the COVID-19 "Stay at Home" Orders

January 04, 2021

Traffic accident data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has accident experts suggesting that excessive speeding increased the number of accident-related deaths in 2020. Starting in March of 2020, the coronavirus lockdowns shut down businesses and schools, leaving most roadways and highways virtually deserted for several months. However, the traffic accident mortality rate soared, although some states reported traffic volume decreased by up to 50%.  

New Year’s Eve Driving Safety Tips from AAA Carolinas

December 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC- People around the world are getting ready to celebrate the New Year, and AAA wants them to do so without putting themselves and others at risk on the road, according to ABCNEWS4.COM.  A spokesperson for the organization warned Carolinians to avoid kicking off 2020 with a tragedy.*

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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.