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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. Our auto accident attorneys have provided this blog to answer general questions about legal claims arising out of car crashes, to provide a resource to other lawyers, and to promote safe practices that can prevent accidents before they happen. While this blog covers the practical, factual and legal issues regarding a broad range of vehicle accidents, we know that you may have specific questions, so 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. Contact us 24/7 to at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You should also feel free to use our 24-hour Live Online Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.


Fatal Bus Crash in Fulton County

June 20, 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that investigators are not seeking criminal charges at this time for any of the motorists involved in the tragic bus crash that killed a 17-year-old girl. The bus and two other vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Fulton County. Investigators were waiting for the medical condition of the bus driver to improve so they could conduct a thorough investigation.

"Operation Rolling Thunder" Is Making Travel Safer

June 16, 2017

Law enforcement officers from the Savannah-Chatham police department have started roving patrols to increase safety on local roads. Authorities say that the heightened enforcement program dubbed "Operation Rolling Thunder" is a "crackdown" on unsafe and illegal driving in the Savannah area. The aim of the project is to reduce fatal crashes and injuries on the roads. So far the program is working.

New Facts Emerge On The Tiger Woods Arrest

June 07, 2017

Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Montlick & Associates recently commented about the arrest of professional golfer Tiger Woods on suspicion of driving under the influence near his home in Jupiter Island, Florida. Jupiter police encountered Woods near his home and arrested him around 2:00 a.m. on Memorial Day. Now, additional details have emerged regarding his arrest and the medication he took.

Tiger Woods and the Issue of Medication Intoxicated Driving

June 04, 2017

Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys discuss reports that have been posted regarding the arrest of golfing superstar Tiger Woods, which highlights the risks inherent when driving after consuming prescription medication. Woods' arrest is an unfortunate and embarrassing incident for the golfing legend. While his arrest reminds people of the golfer's precipitous fall from grace, people can learn a valuable lesson from Woods' failure of judgment and be reminded of how lucky he is not to have hurt or killed anyone.

Two Fatal Car Wrecks Add Somber Note To Memorial Day Celebrations

June 04, 2017

A young man died at the scene of a crash with a tractor-trailer, and a woman was also killed in separate car accidents on Memorial Day weekend. Both accidents were terribly tragic and, as is so often the case, the driver at fault was neither killed nor seriously hurt in either wreck. Two young lives were lost due to the recklessness or carelessness of other drivers. These stories should serve to remind motorists that driving a motor vehicle is accompanied by a grave responsibility to operate safely, so other's lives are not placed at risk.

Unusual Accident Kills Young Child

June 01, 2017

Summary: A five-year-old child died in an accident at an Atlanta tourist attraction, according to a report from AJC.com. The little boy and his parents had gone to the Sun Dial, the rotating restaurant on top of the Westin Hotel Peachtree Plaza, for lunch. The child became caught between a wall and the rotating part of the floor, and was crushed. As soon as people noticed what was happening, they tried to get the boy out of the place where he was stuck. Even though emergency responders came to the accident scene quickly, the boy was injured so severely that he tragically died at the hospital.

Sinkholes Continued to Be a Problem For Georgia Drivers

May 31, 2017

The Atlanta I-85 Bridge Collapse was one of the most publicized roadway failures in United States history. The public is now aware that the root cause of the Atlanta I-85 Bridge Collapse catastrophe was human negligence. However, the public may not be aware of another hidden and potentially more serious roadway event - sinkholes. 

I-85 Reopens But Atlanta Traffic Continues

May 30, 2017

Everyone who lives in the Atlanta area knows that traffic can be brutal, even on a good day. People lamented the I-85 collapse as the straw that would break the camel's back and rejoiced when the span reopened. Apparently, the novelty wore off quickly. Traffic has returned to its regular pre-fire gridlock, in the same spots. So, despite the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) excellent efforts, in conjunction with the contractor hired to complete the project, to finish rebuilding the bridge in 6 weeks, little has changed from before. However, commuters may yet find a bright spot in the dark cloud of Metropolitan Atlanta traffic. The collapse and reconstruction of I-85 have people talking about traffic issues and has caught the attention of the Georgia legislature.

Pile-up Accident on Interstate 75 in Bartow County

May 29, 2017

Close to a dozen people were transported to area hospitals after a pile-up accident on Interstate 75 in Bartow County, according to WSB-TV. All of the injured parties are believed to have suffered injuries that are thankfully not life-threatening. The early afternoon accident involved a number of vehicles, including both passenger vehicles and multiple tractor trailers. Since so many vehicles were involved in the pile-up crash, it took quite a few emergency personnel and several tow truck drivers a few hours to remove all of the wrecked vehicles and debris from the roadway.

Alcohol and Speed Factors in Deadly Single-Car Wreck

May 29, 2017

A recent accident tragically claimed the life of a Georgia man, according to a local news report. The wreck happened in Lee County when a single vehicle went off of the road and into some trees. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. He got ejected from his vehicle, and he died from his injuries at the accident scene. The accident is under investigation. Authorities are assessing whether alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the fatal crash. Initial reports about the investigation indicate that both speed and alcohol contributed to the wreck.

Single-vehicle Accidents Resulting From Impaired Driving

May 26, 2017

Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyer reports that alcohol was a factor in a fatal crash on S. Highway 29. A twenty-two-year-old woman lost control of her car, and it went off the road, rolled over, and hit a tree. She was wearing her seatbelt, so she remained inside of her vehicle, but she was mortally wounded, and tragically died from her injuries at the scene of the wreck. Just twelve hours before that accident, another fatal crash happened nearby, on Boone Road. Drugs were a factor in that wreck, which claimed the life of one man.

Georgia State Patrol Crash Specialized Collision And Reconstruction Team Tries To Solve Some Of Life's Most Gruesome Mysteries

May 25, 2017

Tragedy struck this past Mother's Day near Milledgeville, GA. According to The Telegraph, a woman and her passenger both died when they were involved in a head-on crash with another car. Members of the coroner's office pronounced the driver and passenger deceased at the scene of the crash. The crash happened on Georgia State Road 49, near the intersection of Pettigrew Road around 8 p.m. on Mother's Day. Georgia State Patrol's Crash Specialized Collision and Reconstruction Team, SCRT for short, is investigating the incident.

UGA Community Mourns the Loss of Student Killed in Pedestrian Accident

May 23, 2017

11Alive.com reports that a young woman is dead after an accident involving a truck and a pedestrian. The crash happened early one morning, on the Georgia State Route 10 Loop. Reports indicate that the young woman was involved in a car accident and she was on or near the road when she was hit by another vehicle. The area where the crash happened was dark at the time of the accident, and the driver of the truck says that he did not see the pedestrian until it was too late to avoid hitting her.

Hydroplaning Accident in Putnam County, Georgia

May 22, 2017

Rainy weather caused at least two motor vehicle accident deaths on one recent Sunday evening, according to 11Alive.com. The two people that died in the wreck were passengers in one of the two vehicles that were involved in a hydroplaning accident in Putnam County. The fatal crash also sent several people to the hospital. The accident happened when one vehicle hydroplaned, causing its driver to lose control of it. The vehicle moved across the center line, and it collided with another vehicle which was driving on that side of the road. The accident is currently under investigation.

Additional Road Problems For Atlanta Drivers

May 18, 2017

At the end of March, the I-85 span over Piedmont Road collapsed. The repercussions from that shocking event are felt by motorists in the Atlanta metropolitan area all day, every day. The I-85 collapse is certainly the most publicized roadway failure and an event with which most people have had to encounter in some capacity since the road gave way. The I-85 fire and collapse is not the only road failure Atlanta motorists have encountered. Other road problems like a chemical spill on the Downtown Connector after a tractor trailer rolled over and a crack in the road that bubbled up on I-20 after a construction incident damaged the road within two weeks after I-85 fell.

Grand Jury Indictment For Fatal Crash in Cobb County

May 15, 2017

Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Discuss Grand Jury Indictment For Fatal Crash

A Cobb County grand jury indicted a woman for killing a 21-year-old Marietta woman, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Sharpsburg woman will face charges of vehicular homicide for her role in the February 4, 2017 car wreck. This horrific crash is another example of how driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can destroy several lives in the blink of an eye. The risk is not worth it, and people know it. Despite repeated warnings and tragedies just like this, many people drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one were injured or killed by an impaired driver, the Atlanta drunk driving attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened to you and advise you on what steps can be taken to protect your legal rights.

The 44-year-old Sharpsburg woman crashed into and killed a 21-year-old female college student. According to police, the young woman was only a couple of minutes away from her home in Smyrna when the accident happened. Law enforcement officers said that the 44-year-old woman was driving the wrong way on South Cobb Drive in Smyrna when she drove through a red light and struck the younger woman's 2001 Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic was turning when the other woman hit her and the violent forces imparted on impact were so great that the driver of the Honda was thrown from her vehicle. The young woman tragically perished at the scene of the crash.

Police investigated the 44-year-old woman for intoxicated driving in the aftermath of the crash. Officers noted that the woman was unsteady on her feet while talking to them. The woman admitted to taking four prescription pills approximately 45 minutes before the crash. Police sought a warrant for her arrest after the accident for charges of driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, no insurance, false registration plates, and other moving violations. Police also learned that there was a warrant out of South Carolina for the woman's arrest. To compound her crimes, the woman was driving with a suspended license for a previous conviction for driving under the influence. She should not have even been on the road.

This awful tragedy caused two lives headed in opposite directions to intersect in one fateful moment. News reports proclaimed that the crash victim was a tremendous young woman who had a bright future. She was a high school graduate and attending technical school to become a nurse at the time she was killed. People praised her for the kind and respectful ways she treated others. 

On the other hand, the 44-year-old woman had a long history of criminal offenses that included a previous DUI conviction. This woman, who is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court, has caused a tremendous amount of pain, suffering, and difficulty for her victim and the victim's family. One is left to wonder why a person with a suspended license would use an unregistered and uninsured car, with false license plates, to drive around under the influence of a prescription drug. We might never know the actual reason. Unfortunately, the decision she made to drive that night cost one young woman her life.

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Sources:
http://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/cops-college-student-killed-wrong-way-dui-driver/ySSUzfzMCx9Y9gpeJIdOEN/
http://www.ajc.com/news/local/woman-indicted-wrong-way-dui-crash-that-killed-marietta-high-grad/3h7vdLcuNl3IGTEpIeO4uO/

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College Student Home To Visit Mother Killed in Calamitous Crash

May 13, 2017

A young woman who was visiting her mother in the metropolitan Atlanta tragically died in a massive car wreck on Friday, April 28, 2017, according to WSB-TV. The 22-year-old woman who did not survive the crash was merely a few weeks away from graduating from college. Two other people in the vehicle suffered serious injuries, but survived. The accident remains under investigation.

I-85 Set To Reopen On May 26

May 13, 2017

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) issued good news today for commuters and residents in the Atlanta. According to GDOT's latest estimates, the portion of I-85 which was closed after a fire and caused the road to collapse will reopen to traffic on May 25, 2017. GDOT's commissioner announced the news today during GDOT's weekly briefing on the progress of the I-85 reconstruction project.

Car Accidents Resulting from Alcohol Use

May 11, 2017

A Dahlonega man was arrested for DUI after a single-vehicle rollover crash. All four people who were in the vehicle were injured, and one of them was seriously injured. Two of the four individuals who got hurt in the wreck were children. The accident occurred in Gainesville, on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road. In addition to DUI charges, the driver was charged with reckless driving, serious injury by motor vehicle, two counts of DUI child endangerment, driving with a revoked or suspended license, expired tag, and a few other traffic violations.

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