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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.

What is Medical Payments Coverage (Med Pay) in Georgia?

August 02, 2021

Med Pay is a type of insurance that a driver can purchase in Georgia in conjunction with an automobile insurance policy.  Med pay is short for Medical Payments Coverage, and it is considered "no-fault" coverage that covers medical expenses up to the med pay benefit limit tof the driver and occupants regardless of the fault of the driver.  For example, if the driver of a car has $5,000 in Med Pay benefits coverage and the driver hits a tree and is injured, the driver may receive up to the limit of the coverage of $5,000 in reimbursement of medical bills incurred from the incident. 

Pursuing Auto Accident Claims against Food Delivery Drivers

July 30, 2021

The rise of the “gig economy,” has seen the old-style pizza delivery boy morph into national apps that utilize a virtual army of people across the U.S. to deliver food from restaurants.  The convenience of having food delivered from almost any restaurant for a nominal fee explains the sudden surge in popularity of food delivery apps like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, Postmates and other similar services.  However, this army of delivery drivers means an increase in car accidents caused by drivers delivering everything from fine cuisine to comfort food from fast food chains.  If you or a family member have been injured by a delivery driver’s lack of reasonable care or inattention, an experienced auto accident lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise you regarding your right to financial compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Georgia, Tennessee, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Launch "Operation Southern Shield" in the Southeast

July 30, 2021

GEORGIA - A news article posted on reports that the Georgia Highway Patrol, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Erlanger Health Systems, and other organizations are working to promote the "Operation Southern Shield" campaign.  The campaign is designed to increase traffic safety awareness and use law enforcement to stop speeding throughout the Southeast. 

Four Mistakes to Avoid Following a Traffic Accident

July 25, 2021

While no one plans to be involved in a traffic accident, preparation can mean that you avoid potentially disastrous mistakes when coping with the pain and stress that often accompany a collision.  If you suffer any injury or significant vehicle damage, you should speak to an experienced auto accident attorney to determine your potential rights and remedies. Until you have had the opportunity to speak to an experienced attorney, read the suggestions below for how to avoid early mistakes in your potential case.

Scientific Research Provides a Greater Understanding of Distracted Driving Risks

July 25, 2021

Although most drivers understand that texting or talking on a cell phone behind the wheel is dangerous, fewer people understand the science behind this severe threat to public safety.  Admittedly, the folly associated with taking one’s eyes off the road during a morning commute seems obvious, but this type of activity does not constitute the greatest risk associated with distracted driving.  The more prevalent danger presented by motorists using cell phones is referred to as “recognition error.”  This type of driving behavior encompasses distractions inside and outside the vehicle, inattention, and surveillance deficiencies.

Self-Driving Vehicle Accidents May Raise New Legal Issues

July 14, 2021

The rapid evolution of self-driving cars poses a legal challenge as states and the federal government struggle to decide safety rules and liability principles that apply to collisions involving one or more self-driven vehicles.  When two human drivers crash into one another, the process of determining liability usually involves determining fault between the parties to the crash.  

Wrong-Way Collisions Are 27 Times More Severe Than Other Accidents.

July 09, 2021

Wrong-Way Collisions That Occur on Controlled-Access Highways Are 27 Times More Severe Than Other Types of Accidents. 

Wrong-way driving is defined as motor vehicle movement inside a travel lane and opposite the legal flow of traffic.  The two most common places for wrong-way accidents are highway access ramps and high-speed divided highways.  

Child Product Liability Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers

June 23, 2021

Florida Attorneys for Personal Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Defective Products and Toys Marketed to Children

Child Product Liability Overview

Loving parents go to great extremes to provide a safe home for their families. Sadly, tragedy can strike unexpectedly when one of the children’s toys, bedding, or food causes injury unexpectedly.

Should I File a Claim with My Insurance Carrier After an Auto Accident in Georgia?

June 21, 2021

Should I file an accident injury claim against my own auto insurance following an accident caused by someone else?

In just about every case, the answer is yes, and you should do so quickly following your accident.  The reason why is because you may not realize you need your own coverage until later, and if you do not file your accident claim with your insurance carrier early, it can deny coverage for untimely notice.

What is Bodily Injury Liability Coverage?

June 16, 2021

Georgia law requires drivers in the state to carry bodily injury liability coverage, which can help car accident victims recover monetary compensation for accident-related medical bills as well as lost wages and pain and suffering.  

Post-Concussion Syndrome Car Accident Injuries in Georgia

June 14, 2021

Concussions are some of the typical injuries that can occur during a car accident in the state of Georgia. The majority of car accident victims who experience concussions will find relief and move on to recovery in a few weeks. But some victims experience post-concussion syndrome, which can be more serious.

Lyft Driver Assault Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers in Georgia

June 08, 2021

Lyft is Uber’s most significant competitor in the ridesharing business. Ridesharing is essentially a privatized taxi service in which drivers offer their personal cars and service as a driver to others. On its face, Lyft, with its pink insignia, seems like a nice, clean, and comfortable way to get around without the hassle of telephoning or hailing a taxi. Taxi cabs can seem cold and uninviting. Conversely, Lyft appears to offer rides by friendly drivers in clean, comfortable cars for a reasonable price, all scheduled and transacted through a smartphone application.

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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.