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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.

Study Finds Incidents of Road Rage are on the Rise in the United States

September 16, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news article at, just last week, a woman from Wisconsin who was teaching her son how to drive was shot and killed in a road rage incident following a minor car accident.  Late this summer, a man from Atlanta ran over another individual who he thought was throwing golf balls at his vehicle.  In the mid-summer, a road-raged woman attempted to shoot at another vehicle but mistakenly shot her husband instead.  Two young children and their parents also sustained injuries in a road rage incident when a driver shot a gun at their car, which caused their fireworks inside to ignite.

Deaths Due to Red Light Runners at an All-Time High

September 03, 2019

ATLANTA, GA – According to an online news report at, drivers who run red lights cause the death of two individuals each day.  This is an alarming trend that has law enforcement urging drivers to exercise caution and for cyclists and pedestrians to remain vigilant and alert when on the roadway.*

The Reason Why Left Turns are Very Dangerous

September 03, 2019

A lot of people feel anxious about making a left turn before the traffic light changes to red.  It usually appears that traffic zips by through an intersection, sometimes ignoring fact that you have your turn signal on.  When the light turns from green to yellow, if it is safe to do so, you may also be able to turn left.  Exercise extreme caution in these circumstances.  There is the risk of a driver going straight and hitting the side of your vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing a violent collision.

Should You Retain a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Vehicle Accident Claim? Common Myths Revealed

September 03, 2019

When you are involved in a serious, unanticipated collision, you must make important decisions while often feeling handicapped by physical pain, shock, and an unfamiliar situation.  If you have never had to pursue an injury claim through an insurance claim or lawsuit, the process can seem overwhelming without an experienced lawyer to guide you and represent your interests.  An insurance adjuster or investigator might contact you for a recorded or in-person statement.  While the representative from the insurance carrier might seem helpful and friendly, this individual does not have the best interest of potential claimants in mind. The best way to protect and maximize your claim is to understand the common yet unreliable statements you might be told by the other driver’s insurance company.

What Motorcycle Accident Victims Need to Know about Filing a Claim Against the Bike Manufacturer

August 19, 2019

Accident Attorneys for Defective Motorcycle Parts Causing Injury to You

Motorcycles offer to some people an exciting and economical means of transportation.  Yet riders are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injuries because of the limited safety features of a bike.  Even when motorcyclists and other drivers pay attention to the road and exercise safe driving practices, a motorcyclist can still be injured in a crash caused by a defective motorcycle part.  An injured rider can sue a motorcycle manufacturer when a collision occurs because of a defective bike component; this is why injury victims need to be aware of the appropriate legal steps to preserve their claim.

AAA Urges Drivers to Slow Down in School Zones

August 12, 2019

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at, AAA is urging drivers to slow down and be alert when in school zones, as many students will be soon heading back to school.  If drivers fail to do so, it can have serious consequences including serious injuries or fatalities.*

Georgia Rear-End Collision FAQs by Montlick & Associates

August 11, 2019

What is the definition of a rear-end collision?

A rear-end crash occurs when the front of one vehicle strikes the back of another vehicle, which can occur even at a low rate of speed.  For example, a vehicle is stopped at a red light and another vehicle behind it hits into it.  These types of accidents can also occur at high speeds, which often happen on highways.  In many of these accidents, people sustain injuries, even at low speeds.

What You Should Know About Parking Lot Accidents

August 09, 2019

Accidents in parking lots can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries.  Parking lot accidents are very common, as they are often replete with vehicles and people walking to their destination such as a supermarket or other type of establishment.*

How Much Auto Insurance Should I Purchase?

July 18, 2019

In the event of a car accident— whether you are a victim or the person who caused the accident — you want to make sure that you have sufficient auto insurance to cover the damages.  States have minimum mandatory insurance coverages, but unfortunately, it is often the case that these minimums do not cover all of the property damage or injury expenses a person may incur in a car accident.

Ways That Car Accident Lawyers Maximize the Value of an Injury Claim

July 17, 2019

We recently addressed research conducted by the insurance industry providing evidence that car accident victims who hire an attorney often receive substantially larger settlements from insurers (click here to review the article).  While that article focused on the question of whether injury victims benefit from hiring a lawyer, this article addresses the specific advantages that law firms provide to car accident injury clients. Although each case, law firm, and situation is different, we highlight reasons that might explain why injury victims with attorneys achieve better results on average than those with no legal representation.

How Do Rollover Accidents Occur?

July 17, 2019

Rollover vehicle accidents are one of the most serious risks facing motorists on the roads today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that more than 10,000 people are killed every year in these kinds of crashes. Below is some information about how rollover accidents occur.*

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. *

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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.