Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers


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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 Hit-and-Run Accidents in Georgia

November 20, 2017

Gwinnett County Man Dies Following Hit-and-Run Accident 

As we move closer to a new year, tragic accidents continue to pile up throughout Georgia.  One of the more tragic accidents to occur this year was fatal one that sadly ended the life of a young 26-year-old man.  It happened in Lawrenceville when a Forsyth man collided with another vehicle of which the fatally injured man was a passenger.  The accident occurred early in the morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 316 and Duluth Highway.

Should Uniform Accident Reports Be Changed To Account For Autonomous Vehicles

November 18, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Address Whether Uniform Accident Reports Must Change To Account For Autonomous Vehicles

Accurate crash data is important for law enforcement officers, officials from the department of transportation, and other safety agencies to have so they can understand trends in accidents and address safety concerns. Assembling accurate databases permits "stakeholders" to promote safe roads locally, such as setting up speed traps on an interstate, or examining larger collections of data to determine whether speed limits should be adjusted to foster safer driving. 

Humans Are To Blame For Self-Driving Car Crashes

November 17, 2017

Atlanta Car Wreck Attorneys Review Claims That Suggests Humans May Be to Blame For Self-Driving Car Crashes

The idea behind self-driving cars is to make riding in a car safer. What limited statistics are available to this point show that the hypothesis could be correct. In California, 34 self-driving vehicles were involved in motor vehicle accidents since 2014. The overwhelming majority of those accidents were caused by human error and usually by a person driving a vehicle other than the autonomous car. Until human error has been removed from the driving equation, there will be car accidents in which people will be severely injured or die as a result. 

Report Finds Motor Vehicle Deaths Are Declining Through First Half of 2017

November 15, 2017

Georgia Wrongful Death Accident Attorneys Report That Motor Vehicle Deaths Are Declining Through First Half of 2017

The National Safety Council (NSC) released preliminary figures for motor vehicle crash deaths up to now in 2017. The NSC reports that fatalities declined by 1 percent compared to this time last year nationwide. The NSC cautions that the numbers are just preliminary and the trend, while positive, could reverse itself, and meet or exceed last year's statistics depending on what occurs over the next six months. The surviving family of a person killed in a motor vehicle accident suffers tremendous emotional and financial damage. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law understand the irreplaceable loss the death of a loved one causes a family. That is why our Georgia wrongful death attorneys work hard to maximize the potential recovery in each of our clients' cases.

Always Obtain a Crash Report Following a Georgia Car Accident

November 09, 2017

Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, which should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report or that they even need one.  When injuries are involved, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police is absolutely crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident that resulted in personal injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Back-Up Accidents in Georgia

November 08, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Back-Up Accidents

Many people underestimate the frequency and risk posed by motor vehicles that are backing up, but these types of collisions can be fatal for small children.  While any vehicle blind spot is dangerous because it limits a driver’s ability to perceive and respond to hazards, blind spots behind the rear of a vehicle are particularly problematic.  Most motorists only think about blind spots adjacent to a motor vehicle, but these blind spots can at least be visually checked if a driver turns and looks through the windows of a vehicle.  Blind spots directly behind a vehicle cannot be checked either by turning and looking or through the use of a mirror.  The popularity of lifted trucks and SUVs with larger rear blind spots has only increased the danger to small children.  In this article, our experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have provided answers to common questions about these types of crashes.

Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident in Georgia

November 05, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident

Head injuries resulting from an accident can have catastrophic consequences on both the injured person and his or her loved ones.  One common injury associated with traumatic brain injuries is called post-traumatic headache.  Many people experience headaches on a daily basis, but the type of headaches experienced after suffering a closed head injury can be more severe and debilitating.

Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident

November 04, 2017

Why You Should Obtain A Crash Report After You Have Been In a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, and they should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report, or even that they need one.  When a car accident involves personal injury, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police can be crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident.

Understanding Georgia Laws Regarding Texting While Driving

October 27, 2017

Understanding Georgia Laws Regarding Texting While Driving 

What You Should Know

Most, if not all states have laws that prohibit texting, and even hand-held phones in general, while driving.  In Georgia, texting while driving has been illegal for nearly seven years.  However, using handheld phones is only illegal for individuals under the age of 18.  Regardless of whether using hand-held phones is legal or not for adults, it can still be a distracting habit that increases the chance that an accident can happen.

The Serious Consequences of Highway Hypnosis on Georgia Highways

October 27, 2017

The Serious Consequences of Highway Hypnosis – Tips You Should Know from a Georgia Car Accident Attorney

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians take road trips every year both in and outside of the state of Georgia.  Regardless of a driver’s skill level, road hypnosis and drowsy driving are significant concerns that can hit anyone at any given time.  While a significant number of auto accidents relate to distracted driving, speeding, running a red light, and driving under the influence, among others, drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel are also significant factors that have led to catastrophic accidents resulting in both severe injuries and death.

The Importance of Healthy Tires and Accident Prevention

October 18, 2017

Georgia Car Accident Attorney Discusses the Importance of Healthy Tires and Accident Prevention

A car's tires are an extremely important component that helps to ensure a car is safe to operate.  While we all know we should check our tires periodically, many drivers do not do so.  Tires wear over time and often need to be rotated and evaluated to ensure there is no damage or that can pose a risk to both the driver and others on our streets and highways.  Tires are just as important as breaks, but because breaks are used more aggressively than tires, some drivers are more concerned with brake wear than they should be relative to tires.

Georgia Car Accident Attorney Discusses Which Drivers Are Least Likely to Wear Seatbelts

October 17, 2017

Georgia Car Accident Attorney Discusses Which Drivers Are Least Likely to Wear Seatbelts

A great majority of Georgia drivers and passengers have an understanding that failing to wear a seatbelt is both against the law and poses a risk of suffering even more severe injuries or death if that driver is involved in an accident.  Despite the evidence linking the severity of injuries to failing to wear a seatbelt, many groups of drivers continue to drive without wearing one.

Child Seat Laws and Child Seat Safety in Georgia

October 15, 2017

Child Seat Safety in Georgia – Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Child Seat Laws

Children are vulnerable from birth onward. Regardless of whether children are young enough to still be in a car seat, or old enough to sit as an adult passenger would, it may come as a surprise to many Georgians that the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and twelve is injuries resulting from a car accident.  Given a child’s small size, any impact resulting from a car accident can be more catastrophic for the child than it may be for an adult.

Foot Injuries That Lead to Permanent Damage

October 11, 2017

Foot Injuries That Lead to Permanent Damage – What You Should Know from a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

A sprained ankle, a broken toe, or a bruised ligament can certainly be painful.  However, these minor foot injuries, among others, often do not require extensive medical treatment.  A sprained ankle or broken toe may take a few weeks or one month to heal, while more severe foot injuries may take months to heal and even require surgery.  Even though minor foot injuries may heal quickly, they still pose a risk of permanent harm to many injured individuals.  Seemingly minor foot injuries sustained from a car accident (or any accident) have the potential to lead to permanent injuries in the future.

Five Steps To Take After An Auto Accident in Georgia

October 06, 2017

The Five Steps Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Want You To Take After An Accident

Any accident that causes personal injuries is a frightening event. Our attorneys offer various suggestions on how to proceed after an accident, as well as what you can do to protect yourself and your family. The following advice may apply in some circumstances but not in others. However, the ideas discussed have a universal theme throughout and can be amended to apply in almost every situation. In many cases, your instincts will take over, and panic will set in. That is perfectly normal. This article is not designed to persuade you to override your instincts. Instead, we want to give you some things to think about if you experience an accident.

Excessive Speed In Combination With Other Factors Increases Chances Of Fatal Crash

October 05, 2017

Latest Data Available Suggests Excessive Speed In Combination With Other Factors Increases Chances Of Fatal Crash

Driving a motor vehicle at excessive speeds is dangerous. Speeding reduces reaction time, increases stopping distances, increases the amount of force applied to the vehicle and occupants during a crash, and makes the vehicle less stable, leading to rolling over. Speed alone is a major contributing factor in many crashes. However, speed, when combined with careless driving, makes roads hazardous for other drivers. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a Georgia car wreck with a speeding driver, you may have rights to compensation. Our Georgia car accident attorneys at Montlick & Associates are highly-trained professionals who are dedicated to maximizing our clients' chances to recover monetary compensation for their injuries and losses.

Are Higher Speed Limits in Georgia More Dangerous?

October 03, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Question Whether Higher Speed Limits Are Dangerous

Speed limits exist for a reason. They are not merely a suggestion but are designed to impose a limitation on how fast a driver can operate his or her motor vehicle taking into consideration the road conditions, traffic conditions, and the prevailing rate of travel of the other motorists on the road. However, speeding in combination with other factors creates a dangerous situation on the roads.  If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident with a speeding vehicle, you might be able to recover for damages associated with those injuries. At Montlick & Associates, we have high-trained, knowledgeable, and experienced speeding accident lawyers dedicated to maximizing our clients’ chances for financial compensation under the law. 

Occupants Of Passenger Cars Are A Significant Risk Of Death Or Serious Injury

October 01, 2017
  • Georgia Car Accident Attorneys Discuss How Occupants Of Passenger Cars Are A Significant Risk Of Death Or Serious Injury

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the results of its expert analysis of passenger vehicle safety trends from 2015. The NHTSA defines passenger cars as the typical car most of us own but includes SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks within that definition, as well as any other vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. The data analysis performed by the NHTSA revealed some interesting, and disturbing trends, in passenger vehicle safety, or lack thereof, depending on your perspective.

Automated Safety Systems Have Saved Lives

September 30, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Announce That Automated Safety Systems Have Saved Lives

A study recently released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) concluded that many lives had been saved by autonomous systems used in passenger vehicles. Although the number of vehicular fatalities has risen over the last two years, especially in Georgia, the safety features of many newer cars will likely help prevent crashes that were otherwise unavoidable. However, the IIHS warns that drivers could become complacent and adopt other unsafe behaviors when relying too much on these systems.

How Does Cybersecurity Influence Our Safety On The Road?

September 29, 2017

Our Accident Attorneys in Georgia Discuss How Cybersecurity Influences Our Safety On The Road

Hackers like to hack computers and they do not limit themselves to just hacking into desktop computers. Car manufacturers not only must concern themselves with the safety of their vehicles in the traditional sense, but now they have an obligation to make sure that the computer systems on board their newer vehicles cannot be hacked and render the vehicle unsafe to drive. Utilizing the "Internet of things," computers on board motor vehicles can communicate with others on the road in addition to connecting with other systems and manufacturers for updates. As a result, vehicle operators must have the peace of mind to know that their vehicle's computers will work properly. Otherwise, their life and the lives of all others on the road can be in jeopardy.

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