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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 Danger and Prevalence of Rear-end Collisions

May 27, 2017

An Orlando man was killed when his car was hit three times, according to a local news report. The wreck happened on Interstate 95 north of Darien and began with a rear-end collision, in which a tractor trailer struck a small hatchback from behind. The hatchback spun around and came to rest in the same lane on the side of the road where it had been traveling. A pickup truck collided with the hatchback, sending it sideways into the middle lane, where it collided a third time, this time by another tractor trailer.

Federal Agency Claims Automated Vehicles Can Reduce Car Accident Fatalities

May 25, 2017

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30,000 people die each year on U.S. roads. The NHTSA found that 94% of those fatalities can be attributed to a decision made by a human. Consequently, the NHTSA is drafting a model policy to guide manufacturers and the individual states as highly automated vehicle (HAV) technology becomes more prevalent. The NHTSA's authorities believe that reducing or eliminating human error and decision making from operating a vehicle can prevent tens of thousand of roadway deaths per yer. Notwithstanding those lofty ambitions, there is still work to be done to ensure that HAVs are safe. Currently, auto manufacturers must self-certify that the HAV vehicles they produce meet the mandated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Developing federal guidance, regulations, and best practices will assist vehicle manufacturers to produce safe and efficient HAVs.

Should The Indictments Be Dismissed Against The Man Accused Of Setting Fire That Collapsed I-85?

May 24, 2017

Lawyers representing the homeless man indicted for setting the fire that lead to the I-85 collapse have asked the Fulton County Superior court to dismiss the indictments. The man faces indictments for arson in the first degree and criminal damage in the first degree. Both charges are felonies under Georgia law. The man has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is now free on bond and residing in a recovery center.

Avoid The Potential Dangers Of Road Rage

May 24, 2017

A Georgia superior court judge sentenced two young men to two decades behind bars after they were convicted for shooting up the home of a person whom they engaged in a road rage incident. The judge sentenced the two men on May 15 for the shooting that occurred in March of 2016 in Kennesaw. This episode proves that drivers, no matter how frustrated or upset, should try to avoid engaging other drivers because you never know what is going to happen.

How Does Georgia's Dram Shop Act Apply In Auto Accident Cases?

May 23, 2017

Many states impose civil liability on restaurants, bars, and other sellers of alcohol for injuries and deaths caused by patrons who consumed alcohol either sold by or consumed on their premises. The state of Georgia is no exception. Georgia's legislature enacted O.C.G.A. § 51-1-40 to address the problem of patrons over serving alcohol to patrons who then drive a car under the influence of alcohol. The law is supposed to deter establishments from over serving patrons. The law also serves as a reminder they have a responsibility to preserve the safety of the public by trying to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol.

Common Car Accident Causing Behavior That Even You Might Be Guilty Of

May 20, 2017

Car accidents are frightening, dangerous, expensive, tragic and unfortunately, extremely common. While more than 60% of us appear to believe that we are good drivers, many statistics contradict our self-assessment by showing that a disturbing number of drivers regularly engage in activities that are known to cause car accidents. Here are some of the common and dangerous activities that many drivers admit they engage in while driving.

GPS Systems and Distracted Driving

May 20, 2017

As electronic devices have become an integral part of our existence, it has become obvious that smartphones and driving do not go well together. There are many laws now that make it illegal to text or speak on the phone while driving. It seems fairly obvious that staring at a tiny screen and typing out a text or email, or searching for the appropriate emoji is not something that should be done while driving.

Negligent Driving and Violations of the Speed Limit

May 19, 2017

The most likely cause of an accident is negligent driving on the part of one or more of drivers involved in the accident. In order to be considered negligent, a person must have acted in a way that a reasonably prudent person would not have acted under the circumstances. One frequent cause of an accident is when a driver is moving at a higher speed than they ought to be. What speed a person should not exceed depends in part on the speed limit, but also on other circumstances.

Road Fatalities Escalate During Summer Months

May 19, 2017

The summer months are almost upon us. While many people think of the summer as a time for family and barbecue cookouts, graduation parties and long, hot days soaking up the sun's rays, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has another way to describe the summer. AAA calls the period commencing on Memorial Day Weekend and ending on Labor Day weekend the deadliest 100 days for teens. From 2011 to 2016, 5,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving teenaged drivers during the 100 most dangerous days. AAA has studied the 100 deadliest days thoroughly and derived some interesting and sobering trends.

I-85 Reopens One Month Ahead Of Schedule

May 18, 2017

We are happy to report that Interstate 85 has reopened one full month ahead of schedule, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. As of Saturday evening, travel in the southbound direction began one day after the northbound section opened, much to the delight of metropolitan area travelers. Monday morning commuters were likely pleased to have their trip to work and school resume as they experienced it before the fire on March 30, 2017 that destroyed the bridge above Piedmont Road. The entire reconstruction project lasted only six weeks.

Fiat Chrysler Recall Popular Brand Of Pickup Trucks

May 17, 2017

Fiat Chrysler, the makers of the Dodge Ram pickup trucks, have announced they are recalling 1.25 million trucks worldwide, according to Reuters. Fiat Chrysler believes that software issues in the vehicle caused one death and two injuries from defective safety equipment in the trucks. The software error disables the passenger side air bag and fails to remove the slack of the seatbelt. Pretension on the seatbelt takes up slack in the seatbelt during a traumatic event. If you own a Dodge truck, you should contact the dealership at which you purchased the vehicle to learn what you should do to have the recalled items repaired or replaced before more people are killed or injured.

New Study Proves Drivers Are Distracted By Cellphone Use

May 17, 2017

Results from the latest study conducted by an automobile safety company called "EverQuote, Inc." show that drivers with cellphones in their cars use them quite frequently. The results of the study indicated that 92% of all people who had a cellphone in their car used it while they were driving within the last 30 days. The sheer volume of drivers who take their eyes away from the road to look at their cellphones is staggering. Even more shocking was the revelation that most drivers had no idea how often they looked at their phones even though they considered themselves to be good drivers.

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Breakdown Safety

May 16, 2017

Having your car break down can be horribly inconvenient. It can also be incredibly dangerous. Keeping yourself and your passengers safe in the event your vehicle becomes disabled is of vital importance. There are steps you can take to protect yourself and your passengers in the event your car breaks down. Knowing what to do in advance will help you avoid dangerous and life-threatening situations.

Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Two Deadly Accidents In Cobb County

May 15, 2017

Our Experienced and Dedicated Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Tragic and Two Deadly Accidents In Cobb County

Cobb County roads turned deadly as April turned to May. On April 28, one man was tragically killed and another arrested in a hit-and-run crash, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Then on May 1, an elderly man crashed into three people who were pushing a disabled car on a Cobb County road. One man was killed, and another was seriously injured in the crash. Both incidents remain under investigation by local law enforcement authorities and in the final analysis, police may ultimately learn whether these tragic occurrences were avoidable.

Newly Released Study Shows That Drugged Driving Responsible For More Deadly Crashes

May 14, 2017

As calls for marijuana reform sweep the nation, a new study recently released suggests that drivers operating under the influence of drugs caused more fatal crashes in 2015 than drivers operating under the influence of alcohol. Some people disagree with the analysis and claim that people operating under the influence of alcohol remains a bigger problem than drugged driving. Driving under the influence of narcotics, safety experts say, requires further comprehensive studies, according to CNN. Regardless of whether drugs or alcohol were involved, driving under the influence of any substance is illegal and deadly.

Update On Deadly Drag Race Incident

May 14, 2017

Two people were booked into the Fulton County Jail on vehicular homicide and racing charges stemming from a drag racing incident that killed a 20-year-old man in September 2016, according to WSB-TV. One of those booked into jail is an Atlanta police officer who currently works the day shift at the airport. The Georgia State Patrol investigated the deadly crash and sought arrest warrants for the police officer and a female friend who was also involved in the incident.

Dangerous Intersections and Distraction Can Cause Deadly Accidents

May 12, 2017

A Lowndes County Deputy recently lost his life in an accident that occurred while he was responding to a call, according to WCTV. Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer reports that a deputy tragically died when his patrol car struck a tractor-trailer that crossed into his path at an intersection. Charges are pending against the driver of the truck. Witnesses pulled Butler from the burning wreck, and he was transported to an area hospital, where he died of his injuries. The intersection where this tragic crash happened has been the site of two other wrecks within just the past few months.

Defective Air Bags May Cause or Worsen Accident Injuries

May 11, 2017

Recalls of Defective Air Bags Confirm That the Defects May Cause or Worsen Injuries During an Auto Accident

Air bags are meant to protect drivers and front-seat passengers from potentially devastating consequences of a front-end or front-side collision. Statistics show that air bags are 14% effective at saving lives in a serious accident. However, in 2016, safety inspectors discovered that this may not be the case for millions of cars in which air bags made by the Japanese manufacturer, Takata have been installed. Tests have shown that this manufacturer's airbags can explode when deployed with too much force. The explosion causes a metal canister inside to shred, sending shards of metal throughout the automobile's passenger compartment. Injuries resulting from defective air bags are uncommon. Still, hundreds of people have been injured and sixteen have died to date as a result of defective Takata airbags.

Two Lives Lost in DUI Wreck Near Rincon

May 10, 2017

A pregnant woman and her unborn child were tragically killed in a head-on collision near Rincon. Her husband and two of the couple's sons were also in the vehicle and survived the wreck. Their other two sons were not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.  A man is facing vehicular homicide, DUI, and reckless driving charges in connection with the tragic crash. Charges are pending against a second suspect, who was also driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the wreck according to

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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.