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Our Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates know that those who are involved in a car accident while traveling the streets and highways of Georgia typically have many questions about their options and remedies. Motor vehicles accidents can cause life-altering injuries or the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether you are a driver, passenger, motorcyclist or pedestrian. We have provided this blog to provide information about common causes of auto accidents as part of our 34-year commitment to helping families prevent injuries. It is our hope that reading about these real life experiences will help new drivers better understand the serious responsibilities and obligations that come with driving any car, truck, SUV, ATV, boat or other motor vehicle, and provide food for thought, including for discussions with family, as to steps that can be taken to avoid causing injuries or being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. *

Montlick & Associates has a long history of public service through our Award Winning Public Service Programs, that fall under two main umbrellas: helping families prevent injuries and supporting our troops and their families. As personal injury lawyers we get to see first-hand the devastation caused by negligent drivers. We also often get to see how so many accidents can be avoided or injuries lessened by taking certain precautions. That was the impetus in 1987 for the development of our first safety program- Help Keep Kids Safe. Research shows that most accidents can be prevented through safety education and a little extra care. Over the years our safety efforts to help families prevent injuries have included weekly two minute family safety tip news segments broadcast on WSB-TV News in Atlanta, our Don’t Text and Drive Campaign, our Don’t Drink & Drive Campaign (started in 1984), our Child Passenger Safety Programs, an annual Teen Driver Academy as part of our partnership with the Safe America Foundation, our Booster Seat Campaign, Prom Safety events, Free Car Safety Checks, bringing driving simulators to teens, proactively supporting and lobbying for the passage of a law in Georgia to help prevent distracted driving, and our one of our newest programs that covers all aspects of vehicle safety and provides extensive videos on the proper use of car and booster seats. To learn more about our pubic service programs- visit our Community Service page.

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are never injured. If you have questions about your legal rights, we invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorneys. Our attorneys offer high quality legal representation to those throughout Georgia and the Southeast who have been injured in any type of auto, truck, SUV, bus, train, motorcycle, pedestrian or bike accident.

Woman Killed in Passenger Vehicle-Tractor-Trailer Crash in Austell, Georgia

May 26, 2018

Austell, Georgia- May 23, 2018 ( According to a report from, the driver of a passenger van is dead following a wreck near Six Flags. The woman was driving west on Six Flags Road when she crashed into the tandem wheels of a tractor-trailer that pulled out of a private driveway and into her path. She tragically died at the accident scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer did not get hurt in the collision, and no charges had been filed against him as of the time of this report. However, the accident is still under investigation.*

Autonomous Vehicles Present Challenges for Insurance and Liability

May 26, 2018

According to reports from Reuters and Business Insider, autonomous vehicles raise some interesting questions when it comes to insurance and liability. For example, when an accident like the fatal Arizona crash that killed a pedestrian occurs, who is at fault? What type of liability laws apply to the crash? Is it a products liability case, or is it an automobile accident claim against an operator of the autonomous vehicle?*

Man Dies in Head-On Collision in Edgefield, South Carolina

May 26, 2018

Edgefield, SC- May 23, 2018 (Index-Journal) According to a report on, one man is tragically dead after a head-on wreck. The Tuesday afternoon accident occurred just north of Trenton when a driver crossed the center line of S.C. Highway 121 and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, and each of them was trapped inside of their vehicle until they could be rescued. Both men were transported to a Georgia hospital for treatment of their injuries, and one of them died at the hospital.*

Fatal Crashes Have Made People Afraid of Self-Driving Cars

May 26, 2018

According to a report from Carbuzz, recent coverage of crashes involving self-driving cars has caused Americans to view the vehicles suspiciously and have decreased their willingness to ride in them. In fact, nearly three-quarters of all Americans currently report that they are too frightened by entirely autonomous vehicles to ride in them. Last year, about ten percent more Americans had said that they were willing to ride in self-driving cars. During this past year, a series of accidents involving the vehicles, including a fatal crash, occurred. It is likely that these reports are what have influenced Americans’ willingness to ride in fully autonomous vehicles. *

Uber Removes Self-Driving Cars from Arizona After Fatal Crash

May 26, 2018

San Francisco, California - May 23, 2018 ( According to a report by, Uber is taking its self-driving cars out of Arizona, following the death of a woman who was run over by one of the driverless vehicles as she crossed a dark, suburban street. This decision by the popular ride-sharing company eliminates approximately three hundred jobs across the state that were connected with supporting the company’s fleet of self-driving vehicles. Previously, the company was banned by the Governor from testing the self-driving cars in Arizona during the investigation into the fatal March 18th crash. The company also suspended testing in three other areas. Uber’s self-driving vehicles had been in Arizona since 2016.*

2018 Jeep Cherokee SUVs Recalled Due to Fire Risk

May 26, 2018

May 23, 2018, According to a report from Cnet’s Road Show, Jeep has recalled all models of its 2018 Cherokee SUV that have a 2.4-liter inline-four engine. The recall affects nearly fifty thousand vehicles that were manufactured between September 1, 2017, and January 4, 2018, at the company’s plant in Belvedere, Ohio. The company started the investigation that led to this recall earlier this year after it received reports of engine fires in 2018 Cherokee SUVs. The investigation revealed that a damaged fuel tube in the engine bay could leak, creating the risk of fire. No accidents or injuries have yet occurred in connection with the fires caused by the leaking fuel tubes in the Jeep Cherokee SUVs. Vehicles that are affected by the recall can have the fuel tube replaced by a Jeep dealership.*

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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.