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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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Study on Hazmat Tanker Transportation in China Could Help U.S.

November 14, 2019

CHINA – A study performed by researchers at Chang’an University in Xi’an, China, looked into tankers transporting hazardous materials (hazmat) in China and found that the industry needs some safety improvements. The study, published online on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website, analyzed several years of data from accidents involving hazmat tanker trucks in China.*

Alabama Plans to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

November 11, 2019

ALABAMA - Over 6,000 pedestrians tragically died on American roadways in 2018, according to ABC3340.com. Pedestrian fatalities now account for around seventeen percent of all traffic-related fatalities. The rise in pedestrian deaths is higher in Alabama than the national average. The state ranks seventh out of all states in pedestrian fatalities.*

NTSB Urges States to Pass Bicycle Helmet Laws

November 09, 2019

UNITED STATES – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging states to pass bicycle helmet laws, as the agency is reporting a rise in deadly bicycle accidents in the country, according to an online news story reported by WSOCTV.com. Not all states have mandatory helmet laws for riders of all ages, including North Carolina and South Carolina.*

Who is Liable in an Amazon Truck Delivery Crash?

November 05, 2019

UNITED STATES – Automobile cases against Amazon's delivery network can be quite complex, according to Buzzfeed News and AUTOBLOG.com.  Over the past few years, Amazon has chosen at times to use independent delivery startup companies rather than FedEx, UPS and the United States Postal Service. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you likely enjoy free shipping on thousands of products, and also, the quick delivery turnaround that this membership offers.  In most circumstances, products arrive within two days, however, more and more products show up at Prime members’ doors within a day.

Texas is the Third Highest in Vehicle-Pedestrian Deaths in the Nation, Florida Ranks Second

October 31, 2019

TEXAS – Texas is the third highest in the nation for vehicle-pedestrian deaths, according to an online news report published on CHRON.com.  The Governors Highway Safety Association put together the Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State report using preliminary data comparing a six-month period in 2017 to a six month period in 2018.  The results indicated that Texas had an increase in pedestrian deaths.

Early Statistics Indicate that Georgia's Hand's-Free Law Saves Lives

October 30, 2019

GEORGIA – Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers who engage in distracting behaviors such as talking on a cellphone are four times more likely to be involved in an accident than motorists who are paying attention when behind the wheel, according to an online editorial published on WTVM.com.   Even more disturbing is the fact that the chances of a collision are 23 percent higher when a motorist is texting or emailing while driving.  

Lion Air Plane Crash in Indonesia Caused by Multiple Factors

October 30, 2019

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – A report from an Indonesian investigation into the 2018 plane crash of Indonesian budget airline Lion Air states that a multitude of factors caused the horrific tragedy that occurred just thirteen minutes after takeoff, according to an online news article published by BAYNEWS9.com. These factors included issues with the design of the Boeing 737 MAX plane, issues with pilot training, and issues with maintenance on the plane.*

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents are on the Rise While the Number of Car Accidents Has Steadily Decreased

October 29, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report at usa.streetsblog.org, fatal automobile accidents have decreased for the second year in a row across the United States.  However, the amount of pedestrians and bicyclists who have been killed have increased again, which demonstrates that vehicles are becoming safer only for individuals inside of them.*

Savannah Ranks #2 on a Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers List and Atlanta Ranks #6

October 29, 2019

Riskiest Cities for Drivers

USA- Opelika-Auburn News (Oanow.com) reports that cities are not created equal when it comes to the chances of being involved in a traffic accident.  Across the United States, the average driver is involved in a collision approximately once in every 10.6 years but this statistic can vary significantly depending on where a person lives. For example, the average person is in a collision every 14.9 years in Brownsville, TX and every 4.2 years in Baltimore, Maryland.

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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.