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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.

Ford Issues Urgent Recall of 1.4 Million Cars Over Threat of Steering Wheel Falling Off

March 17, 2018

Parts Needed to Repair Problem Will Not Be Ready In April of 2018

Ford Motor, Inc.announced that it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles due to possibility that the steering wheel could fall off while the car is in motion. The motor vehicles included in the recall are the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ from the years 2014-2018. Nearly all of the affected cars are in the United States. According to Ford, 1.3 million recalled vehicles were sold in the U.S. The problem to be addressed by the recall has already caused injuries as well as property damage. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported yet.

The Threat of Fire Forces BMW to Recall some of its Most Popular Vehicles

March 14, 2018

Georgia Recall Attorneys Warn that BMW Drivers Must Get Repairs Before Tragedy Strikes

According to a recent recall notice issued by Bavarian Motor Works, better known as BMW, 1.4 million cars need to have repairs to prevent the car from catching fire. BMW suggests that drivers of BMW vehicles should not use their garages or park them inside until the car has been repaired. Two problems surfaced requiring the recall. BMW owners and lessees received information that the repairs would begin in mid-December of 2017. No owner has claimed damage nor have any injuries been reported.  BMW appears to have escaped without further liability for consequential damages to this juncture. However, the threat remains active until all affected cars receive the necessary repairs.

Georgia Car Seat Laws & Safety Advice

January 14, 2018

Georgia Car Seat Laws & Safety

Protecting your little one is instinctive, especially when your child is riding in a car.  Both your child’s safety and yours, however, can be unexpectedly jeopardized by the thoughtless actions of another motorist or an unavoidable malfunction in your own vehicle.  That’s why it’s important to always have your child properly restrained up until the age of eight (8) while traveling the streets, highways, and byways.  In Georgia, it’s the law.  Many parents may believe that children are more vulnerable the younger they are.  While this may be true in certain situations, it is also true that your child, regardless of how young or old, is at risk for being seriously injured if not properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat.

How Trying to Beat a Red Light Proved to Be Fatal

November 24, 2017

How Trying to Beat a Red Light Proved to Be Fatal: Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Explains

Many drivers will agree that they have attempted to beat a red light by continuing through the intersection when the light has just turned yellow.  While it may not be illegal to drive through an intersection before the light turns red, drivers should still have an awareness that they should come to a stop if at all possible once a light turns yellow, given the dangers that other drivers may also be trying to beat a red light.

Smart Cars Take Intelligence To A New Level

November 12, 2017

Montlick & Associates Discusses How Smart Cars Take Intelligence To A New Level

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, owns another subsidiary known as Waymo. Alphabet's Waymo project is developing self-driving vehicles that supposedly make driving safer. Waymo claims that its vehicles will create an environment that protects occupants from the dangers of drunk driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. In essence, Waymo's vehicles replace the human element of motoring. Until then, people will continue to die or suffer serious and catastrophic injuries on America's highways.

International Car Company Claims Its Cars Will Be "Death-proof" In A Few Years

November 11, 2017

Our Accident Lawyers in Georgia Discuss How an International Car Company Claims Its Cars Will Be "Death-proof" In A Few Years

The international automobile maker Volvo boldly predicts that it will produce "death-proof" vehicles by the year 2020. The Swedish auto manufacturer is widely reputed to make safe cars. While this prediction and the efforts that go into making the prediction a reality are laudable, it does seem far-fetched and nearly impossible to protect drivers and occupants from death or serious bodily injury 100 percent of the time. The harsh reality is that fatalities are on the rise in the last few years nationally and in Georgia specifically despite the increasing number of vehicles equipped with technology designed to eliminate human error while driving.

Caution For Georgia Drivers - Deer-Related Accidents Peak in the Fall Season

November 06, 2017

Deer-Related Accidents Peak in the Fall Season – What You Should Know from a Georgia Car Accident Attorney

Deer begin to show themselves more and more as we approach the fall season, with deer being most prevalent and visible between October and December each year in Georgia.  It is considered “rutting season” where white-tail deer roam around looking for mates.  During this time, deer-related auto accidents are also on the rise.  While many Georgia residents are familiar with “rutting season” and know to expect more deer running through Georgia streets and highways, many others are not, especially when they live in bigger cities.  As such, it is important for all Georgia drivers to have a good understanding of when deer will be seen the most across Georgia.

Kawasaki Recalls ATVs Due to Fire Danger

November 03, 2017

Kawasaki Recalls ATVs - What You Should Know from a Georgia Products Liability Attorney

ATVs are extremely popular throughout Georgia.  Over the past decade, there have been numerous accidents involving ATVs, where children and adults alike have suffered significant injuries, sometimes leading to death.  From time to time, manufacturers of cars and ATVs notice defects that must be cured to ensure injuries and death do not occur.  In other situations, manufacturers issue recalls after customers or consumers experience the consequences of a product defect. 

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Continue the Tradition of Support for Hurricane Victims

October 24, 2017

A Continued Tradition of Supporting Hurricane Victims

In the last few months, our region of the world unfortunately witnessed severe storms that tragically claimed many lives, and destroyed millions of dollars worth of damage to property and infrastructure.  Hurricane Harvey blasted Texas, leaving homes flooded and families displaced.  Almost immediately afterwards, Irma caused destruction like we have not seen in quite a while across Central America and the southeastern United States.  In times of catastrophe and turmoil, hurricane victims not only need to seek a place to live, but also require amenities such as clothing, shoes, soap, essential toiletries, and medication, among other necessities.  Montlick & Associates is proud to help.

Recent Hurricanes Raise Questions About Flood Insurance

October 12, 2017

Recent Hurricanes Raise Questions About Flood Insurance – What You Should Know from a Georgia Attorney

Georgia saw a portion of the wrath of Hurricane Irma and has also experienced a significant amount of rain and flooding over the past few years.  Not every Georgia homeowner or business owner has flood insurance.  After all, flooding is not necessarily a normal occurrence that Georgia residents can expect each year.  However, 2017 has been a particularly harsh year for a significant number of states in the Southeast as well as Texas.  As such, it is important that all Georgia homeowners and business owners have a good understanding of flood insurance and how it can help them.

Flood Safety During the Hurricane Season

October 10, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Flood Safety During the Hurricane Season

Georgia is certainly not unfamiliar with the strength of hurricanes and flooding that is often experienced during the late summer and early fall.  The recent devastation experienced from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have taught many Georgians just how important it is to take precautionary measures when dealing with catastrophic flooding.

Are Shape-shifting Cars A Reality?

September 07, 2017

Our Georgia Accident Attorneys Discuss the Realities of Shape-shifting Cars

Google's parent Alphabet owns a subordinate company called Waymo. Waymo is an automotive manufacturer that is introducing a shape-shifting car into the market. The design is in the testing phase at this time. Essentially, the car's design will allow it to sense danger and then adjust the frame of the car to adjust for impact based on what it perceives it is going to strike. While the design raises questions about the efficacy of the technology, one thing is clear: safety advances in the automotive industry are sorely needed to combat the steadily rising fatality rates in automobile crashes.

Tragic Fatal I-20 Parked Car Accident in Georgia

September 05, 2017

I-20 Accident Involving Car Parked on Shoulder of Highway Leaves One Person Dead

Given how fast vehicles travel on the highway, there is a significant risk that if an accident occurs, anyone involved can suffer severe injuries, or even die.  A recent I-20 accident has raised concerns about highway accidents that involve parked cars on the shoulder of the highway, as a late-morning three-vehicle accident on I-20 tragically killed one and injured another.  

Georgia Teens Participate in Safe Driving Program to Learn About Accident Prevention

September 02, 2017

Teen Victim Impact Program Operating Georgia To Teach Teens About Safe Driving and Accident Prevention

Fatal car accidents account for a significant number of teenage deaths each year.  On average, 3,000 teenagers tragically die each year from car accidents.  This averages out to about 60 deaths per year per state.  Because teenage driving deaths are becoming an epidemic, certain educational and support groups have taken action to teach teens just how dangerous driving, as well as how disastrous and tragic the consequences of an accident, can be.

Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 Involving Pickup Truck Hauling Donkeys Left Family of Three Injured

August 31, 2017

Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 Involving Pickup Truck Hauling Donkeys Left Family of Three Injured

A bizarre accident involving an F-250 pickup truck hauling donkeys injured three individuals recently on I-85.  Three vehicles were all traveling in the southbound lanes of I-85 near Newnan when a pickup truck hauling donkeys tried to change lanes to get around a tractor-trailer.  When the pickup truck did so, it struck the rear right side of the tractor-trailer.  The impact forced the tractor-trailer to be pushed into the middle lane of southbound I-85, which was in the direct path of a sedan that could do nothing to avoid slamming into the tractor-trailer. 

Family Vacation Ends in Tragedy Following Late-Night Georgia Accident

August 29, 2017

Family Vacation Ends in Tragedy Following Late-Night Georgia Tractor Trailer Truck Accident reported recently that a family of four was returning from a Florida vacation on their way back to Kentucky.  When the family was crossing through Georgia, they were involved in an accident around 1:00 A.M.  The 50-year-old husband and father was driving the family's Honda Pilot when he was trying to enter the Eisenhower freeway.  His vehicle was reportedly struck and pushed off the road by another vehicle entering the highway.  The impact caused the Honda Pilot to hit the guardrail, spin around, and land in the center lane of the Eisenhower freeway.

I-20 Accident Involving Car Parked on Shoulder of Highway Leaves One Person Dead

August 25, 2017

I-20 Accident Involving Car Parked on Shoulder of Highway Leaves One Person Dead

Given how fast vehicles travel on the highway, there is a significant risk that if an accident occurs, anyone involved may suffer severe injuries or death. reports on a recent I-20 accident has raised concerns about highway accidents that involve parked cars on the shoulder of the highway, as a late-morning three-vehicle accident on I-20 tragically left one person dead and another injured.  A tan Honda Accord was parked on the right shoulder of the highway heading eastbound on I-20, while a white pickup truck traveling eastbound struck the parked Honda Accord. The impact pushed the pickup truck into the middle of the highway, causing it to strike a third vehicle.  An investigation is still ongoing to determine if any other factors played a role in this accident. 

Graco’s Recent Recall of 25,000 Car Seats

August 20, 2017

Graco Recalls 25,000 Car Seats – What You Should Know from a Georgia Products Liability Attorney

Child car seats and restraints are necessary to ensure the safety of our children while they are a passenger in any vehicle.  Children that are not restrained are at a greater risk of suffering injury or death if they are involved in an accident.  However, not every car seat protects children as intended, and there are times when certain car seats may be defective for one reason or another and therefore pose a risk to a child’s safety.

Aggressive Drivers Rarely Yield To Other Drivers in Georgia

August 13, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Explain That Aggressive Drivers Rarely Yield To Other Drivers

Aggressive drivers almost never yield to other drivers, pedestrians, or anyone else on the road. They drive as if they own the road. The fact of the matter is aggressive driving is hazardous. Failing to yield is a form of aggressive driving that can lead to severe collisions and cause serious injuries and death. If you or someone you love suffered serious personal injuries or died in a crash caused by a driver failing to yield, you may be entitled to financial damages. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta car crash attorneys have tremendous experience pursuing claims for damages on behalf of clients who were injured through no fault of their own.

A Warn Against Riding With Your Feet Up On The Dashboard

August 12, 2017

Our Atlanta Car Crash Attorneys Warn Against Riding With Feet Up On The Dashboard

A Georgia woman learned this lesson the hard way. A mother of three from Walker County, Georgia loved to ride with her feet on the dashboard while her husband drove. This woman is certainly not alone in doing so. Many people find it very comfortable to take their shoes off and put their feet on the dash. Riding with feet on the dashboard can lead to horrible injuries if there was a frontal impact. While there is no law prohibiting riding in that manner, putting your feet on the dash could create an unreasonable risk of harm should the car in which you are riding have an accident. As a result, your damages could be reduced if a judge or jury determined that you were negligent for riding in a car with your feet on the dashboard.

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