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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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Pursuing Auto Accident Claims against Food Delivery Drivers

July 30, 2021

The rise of the “gig economy,” has seen the old-style pizza delivery boy morph into national apps that utilize a virtual army of people across the U.S. to deliver food from restaurants.  The convenience of having food delivered from almost any restaurant for a nominal fee explains the sudden surge in popularity of food delivery apps like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, Postmates and other similar services.  However, this army of delivery drivers means an increase in car accidents caused by drivers delivering everything from fine cuisine to comfort food from fast food chains.  If you or a family member have been injured by a delivery driver’s lack of reasonable care or inattention, an experienced auto accident lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise you regarding your right to financial compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Georgia, Tennessee, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Launch "Operation Southern Shield" in the Southeast

July 30, 2021

GEORGIA - A news article posted on therogersvillereview.com reports that the Georgia Highway Patrol, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Erlanger Health Systems, and other organizations are working to promote the "Operation Southern Shield" campaign.  The campaign is designed to increase traffic safety awareness and use law enforcement to stop speeding throughout the Southeast. 

South Carolina Highway Patrol Crash Data Reveals Fatal Accidents Are on the Rise

July 29, 2021

SOUTH CAROLINA - A news article published on postandcourier.com reports that fatal traffic accidents are starting to rise again in South Carolina. The number of deadly accidents in the state dropped last year during the coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders. According to crash data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there have been over 460 fatal collisions in the first half of 2021, as compared to 430 fatal accidents during the first half of 2020. In those accidents, more than 500 people were tragically killed this year compared with 486 in 2020. 

Four Mistakes to Avoid Following a Traffic Accident

July 25, 2021

While no one plans to be involved in a traffic accident, preparation can mean that you avoid potentially disastrous mistakes when coping with the pain and stress that often accompany a collision.  If you suffer any injury or significant vehicle damage, you should speak to an experienced auto accident attorney to determine your potential rights and remedies. Until you have had the opportunity to speak to an experienced attorney, read the suggestions below for how to avoid early mistakes in your potential case.

Scientific Research Provides a Greater Understanding of Distracted Driving Risks

July 25, 2021

Although most drivers understand that texting or talking on a cell phone behind the wheel is dangerous, fewer people understand the science behind this severe threat to public safety.  Admittedly, the folly associated with taking one’s eyes off the road during a morning commute seems obvious, but this type of activity does not constitute the greatest risk associated with distracted driving.  The more prevalent danger presented by motorists using cell phones is referred to as “recognition error.”  This type of driving behavior encompasses distractions inside and outside the vehicle, inattention, and surveillance deficiencies.

Overcoming Outdated Stereotypes Involving Motorcycle Accidents

July 21, 2021

Whenever you are involved in any sort of vehicle collision, you could suffer debilitating injuries, skyrocketing medical expenses, and significant periods of inability to perform duties at home or in the workplace.  However, motorcycle riders injured by negligent drivers face a special kind of challenge.  While the popularity of motorcycles has expanded the demographics of riders to include everyone from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to movie stars, some people cling to outdated notions of the “outlaw rider.”  These negative stereotypes can taint jurors, skew the testimony of witnesses, and lead to false assumptions about rider behavior.

Surfside Condo Collapse Death Toll Tragically Climbs to 64 Victims

July 14, 2021

SURFSIDE, FLORIDA - The Surfside building collapse death toll has tragically risen to 64 victims.  According to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, authorities decided to shift their search and rescue effort to a recovery effort. Levine Cava stated that four more victims were recovered last Thursday and the Miami-Dade Police Department identified five more collapse victims last Thursday evening.

Self-Driving Vehicle Accidents May Raise New Legal Issues

July 14, 2021

The rapid evolution of self-driving cars poses a legal challenge as states and the federal government struggle to decide safety rules and liability principles that apply to collisions involving one or more self-driven vehicles.  When two human drivers crash into one another, the process of determining liability usually involves determining fault between the parties to the crash.  

Wrong-Way Collisions Are 27 Times More Severe Than Other Accidents.

July 09, 2021

Wrong-Way Collisions That Occur on Controlled-Access Highways Are 27 Times More Severe Than Other Types of Accidents. 

Wrong-way driving is defined as motor vehicle movement inside a travel lane and opposite the legal flow of traffic.  The two most common places for wrong-way accidents are highway access ramps and high-speed divided highways.  

Filing a Railroad Injury Claim in Georgia Under FELA

June 25, 2021

Railroad employees deserve to work in a safe environment. However, working for a railroad is demanding and can be dangerous. An employee of a railroad company faces significant dangers each shift around the yard when loading freight, moving cars or repairing an engine. Also, operating the train is fraught with hazards such as derailment, collisions, fires, and inhalation of toxic fumes. 

Exploding Vape & E-Cigarette Burn Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

June 23, 2021

Florida Attorneys for Burns and Injuries Caused by Defective E-Cigarettes

Vape pens and Juul e-cigarettes are incredibly dangerous. Not only are the substances used in the e-cigarettes and vape pens extremely toxic to inhale, but the product itself is also inherently dangerous. Many people have been seriously injured and sustained severe burns after their e-cigarette or vape pen exploded while using them or when stored in a pocket. At least one person died after a vape pen blew up and blasted shrapnel into his face and head, killing him. 

Child Product Liability Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers

June 23, 2021

Florida Attorneys for Personal Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Defective Products and Toys Marketed to Children

Child Product Liability Overview

Loving parents go to great extremes to provide a safe home for their families. Sadly, tragedy can strike unexpectedly when one of the children’s toys, bedding, or food causes injury unexpectedly.

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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.