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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.


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

Kentucky.com 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.  11alive.com 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.

Explosive Georgia Pile-Up Accident Leaves One Dead and Many Others Injured

July 11, 2017

While auto accidents happen on a daily basis, it is not every day that you see a pile-up accident that involves multiple vehicles with one vehicle catching fire.  Such traumatic and catastrophic accidents have life-altering consequences for the injured victims and their loved ones.  A recent accident involving eight vehicles left one person dead and seventeen others injured, some of which are very severe.  The accident occurred on GA 316 in Lawrenceville.  One vehicle was trapped under a semi-truck and was on fire, leading to the tragic death of its driver. 

Catastrophic Injuries After an Accident on GA 316 in Lawrenceville, Georgia

July 09, 2017

While auto accidents happen on a daily basis, it is not every day that you see a pile-up accident that involves multiple vehicles with one vehicle catching fire.  Such traumatic and catastrophic accidents have life-altering consequences for the injured victims and their loved ones.  A recent accident involving eight vehicles left one person dead and seventeen others injured, some of which are very severe.  The accident occurred on GA 316 in Lawrenceville.  One vehicle was trapped under a semi-truck and was on fire.  The driver of this vehicle, unfortunately, did not survive the accident.

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.

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