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Serving Georgia For Over 36 Years

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 36-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 iRideSafe.com 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.


Study Indicates the Worst States for Child-Traffic Safety

September 29, 2020

USA- Streetinsider.com writes that a traffic study indicates the ten least safe states for traffic accidents impacting children. Go Safe Labs released its results as a part of Child Passenger Safety Week. The data looked at 300,000 people involved in car crashes and identified the states with the highest number of children injured and killed in wrecks. According to the results, the worst state was Texas, followed by California, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, Arizona, and finally, Ohio.*

Rollover Crashes Kill Soldiers, Leading Families to Request Changes

September 29, 2020

USA- Rollcall.com writes that rollover crashes involving military vehicles are attracting attention to the dangers they create for American troops. These often-deadly crashes are killing soldiers in training exercises with disturbing regularity. Numbers indicate that fifteen service members lost their lives in these crashes in 2019 and that ten died so far in 2020 in military vehicle accidents. Military training accidents, in general, are proving more deadly than combat. On average, over the last fourteen years, the rate of accidental training deaths is outnumbering combat fatalities by about four times.*

Pileup Reported on Interstate 285 in Dunwoody, Georgia (GA)

September 29, 2020

DUNWOODY, GA- 11alive.com writes that a crash occurred on Interstate 285 this week that involved up to nineteen vehicles. The police stated that the crash occurred close to North Peachtree Road. Little information is currently available regarding the crash, but police instructed the public to avoid the area and find alternative routes.*

Injury Reported in Crash on JR Allen Parkway in Columbus, Georgia (GA)

September 29, 2020

COLUMBUS, GA- Wtvm.com writes that a crash occurred on JR Allen Parkway in the late morning this week. Initial reports stated that one person died in the wreck, but later reports stated that the victim, while severely injured, is still alive. It is not clear at this time whether any other people sustained injuries in the crash, nor did the reports state how many vehicles were involved.*

Crash Kills Motorcyclist on S. Peoria Street in Aurora, Colorado (CO)

September 29, 2020

AURORA, CO- Kdvr.com writes A fatal motorcycle crash that took place in the evening this week on South Peoria Street at its intersection with East Florida Ave. Early investigations suggest that the motorcyclist was heading south and collided with a Toyota Camry that was traveling northbound. The Camry appears to have been attempting to make a left turn off South Peoria Sreet onto E Florida Ave.* 

Tragic Crash on Oil Well Road in Collier County, Florida (FL)

September 27, 2020

COLLIER COUNTY, FL- Naplesnews.com writes that a tragic crash took the life of a Naples man this week in Collier County. The 29-year-old victim was traveling eastbound on Oil Well Road in the early morning when his car veered across the raised median and into westbound traffic. The front of the victim's sedan collided with an SUV that was driving the westbound lanes. The impact occurred nearly head-on.*

Plane Crash Kills Four in Leon County, Texas (TX)

September 27, 2020

LEON COUNTY, TX- Wric.com writes that a single-engine plane crashed this week into a field in Leon County, Texas. The incident occurred close to the Hilltop Lakes Stables. According to the manager of the stables, the plane did not strike any of the buildings.*

Soldier Dies in Crash While on Key West Naval Base

September 27, 2020

KEY WEST, FL- Military.com writes that a 35-year-old seventeen-year veteran of the Army died this week at the naval base in Key West. The Sergeant 1st Class is based out of North Carolina's Fort Bragg but was temporarily on duty at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School at the time of the tragic accident.*

Drunk Driver Causes Tragic Crash on Route 6 in Morris, Illinois

September 27, 2020

MORRIS, IL- Wspynews.com writes that a two-vehicle crash killed one person this week in Morris, Illinois. The incident took place in the afternoon this week when an ambulance was heading east on Route 6 with its lights activated. A juvenile driver heading westbound pulled to the right of the road to allow the ambulance to pass. The driver then attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot.*

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* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, sometimes initial reports are different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, but if it pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it.


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.