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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.

The Most Common Causes of Intersection Accidents in Florida

July 14, 2019

Intersections across the state of Florida are extremely common locations for accidents to occur.  When drivers do not yield or they fail to follow traffic signals, it places other drivers at a higher risk of serious injuries and sometimes even death. One of the top reasons for an intersection-related accident is a failure of a driver to stop when there is a red light. 

Drinking $5 Coffee or Eating a Burger Might Be More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving

July 14, 2019

Text messaging while driving has become a widely acknowledged threat to highway safety.  An April 2019 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed that 2,935 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2017, which amounted to nine percent of all roadway fatalities.  While cell phone use constitutes the distraction that has drawn the most attention from lawmakers, public safety experts, and the media, these portable electronic devices accounted for only 14 percent of all driving distraction-related fatalities.  Although this is a significant number of cell phone-related fatalities, the consumption of fast food, snacks, and vanilla lattes might be just as dangerous when similarities between these distractions are considered.

Has Georgia’s Hands-Free Law Curbed Distracted Driving

July 09, 2019

Despite efforts of lawmakers, vehicle safety experts, and the media, cell phone use while driving continues to cause accidents resulting in serious injuries and preventable deaths.  Even laws in many states imposing fines for texting and driving have not curbed this dangerous practice.  While texting and driving does pose a significant threat to roadway safety, cell phones have evolved into portable computers that can search the web, play movies and games, and perform a multitude of other functions.  The risk of distracted driving accidents caused by the many functions of cell phones led Georgia to pass a hands-free law that became effective July 1, 2018.  Although the law was designed to discourage a wide range of cell phone uses by motorists, the significant number of citations issued suggest that people continue to engage in risky and illegal cell phone activity while driving.

The UK Tries Imposing Potential Life Sentences for High Risk Driving Practices Resulting in Fatalities

July 09, 2019

Although surveys of driver attitudes reflect an increased awareness of the danger of extremely reckless driving practices like drunk driving, texting behind the wheel, and street racing, these dangerous activities continue to cause accidents. While engaging in any of these forms of driving can lead to civil liability for money damages and criminal penalties, these dangerous types of driving behavior continue to endanger lives.  In an attempt to further detour motorists from recklessly endangering others, the UK has announced that drivers convicted of “looking at their mobile phones” will be exposed to a potential life sentence under proposed new sentencing guidelines according to The Telegraph.

Frequently Asked Questions About Charter Bus Accidents in Georgia

July 07, 2019

Many people in Georgia use charter buses for transportation, vacation travel, and social gatherings. But these outings can quickly turn tragic if the bus is involved in a collision. If you were involved in an accident on or with a charter bus, the questions below may be helpful as you decide whether to pursue a legal claim.

Determining Liability in a Georgia Car Accident

July 07, 2019

Sometimes determining liability can be pretty simple, such as when there is a rear end collision.  Other times, it is not always clear who was responsible for the accident. A car accident investigation is crucial following an accident so that fault can be determined and legal rights be preserved. This article discusses the investigation of liability in such accidents.*

Over $500,000 in Fines Levied Against Kumho Tire for Employment Safety Violations

June 25, 2019

MACON, Ga. — Federal regulators hit Korean tire company Kumho Tire Co, Inc. with just over $500,000.00 in fines based on a variety of serious safety violations that occurred in the company’s manufacturing plant located in south Bibb County. A report from 13WMAZ indicated that the international tire company received 22 safety violations for infractions ranging from falls to amputations from investigators with the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, better known as OSHA. A person speaking on behalf of Kumho Tire about the infractions cited by OSHA said that the company would work with the agency to arrive at a reasonable resolution of the dispute. *

Insurance Companies Might Try to Trick You After an Accident

June 25, 2019

Getting into a car accident, even a minor one, is unnerving and upsetting.  Most people desire to do the right thing, but when suffering pain and discomfort due to injuries in a car accident, mistakes are made. One of the biggest mistakes accident victims make is calling the other driver’s insurance company right after a crash.

What You Need to Know About Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Georgia

June 20, 2019

Car accidents can be extremely stressful events, particularly when you are suffering from injuries after the accident. The stress continues when you start to receive medical bills for your care and see your income stop while you’re recovering. Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance will cover your financial losses. But what happens if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured motorist in Georgia?

Hundreds of Accidents Occur on One Stretch of Road in Cobb County, Georgia

June 04, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at, hundreds of vehicle accidents have occurred on one stretch of road in Cobb County, Georgia. More than 200 accidents have happened on a portion of Powder Springs Street in Cobb County in the last few years, and residents in the area would like to see some improvements made to the road.*

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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.