Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers

Serving Georgia For Over 33 Years

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.

Business Who Are Liable For Accidents But Cannot Pay

September 18, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Address Concerns That Business Who Are Liable For Accidents But Cannot Pay 

Some businesses must run on a shoestring budget just to get by. That can mean cutting corners on many expenses such as appropriate insurance coverage. Hopefully for these businesses, success is right around the corner, and they can take steps to protect themselves and others from economic harm. Regrettably, that does not happen all of the time. Some smaller companies never make it "into the black" and have to scrape by day-to-day. Problems arise if the proprietor of the company is shielding his or her assets from judgment creditors, that is, people who have won lawsuits against the business, by taking advantage of Georgia corporate law while damaging others. Fortunately, the personal injury attorneys with Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law understand this reality and have the experience to know when they must ask a judge to "pierce the corporate veil."

New Data Regarding Cell phone Usage While Driving

September 15, 2017

Our Caring Car Accident Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia Analyze New Data Regarding Cell phone Usage While Driving

There can be little debate that distracted drivers cause a large number of accidents annually. Along with speeding and failing to yield, distracted driving is often recognized as the third most dangerous behavior in which one can engage while driving. However, the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) suggest that there was a significant decrease in the number of people openly using their cell phones while driving. The study, recognizes that there are shortcomings in acquiring the data used to conduct the study, but any decrease in cell phone usage is an important first step towards making our roads safer.

Protecting Young Lives From Dangers Lurking On The Road

September 14, 2017

Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyers Offer Insights to Help Protect Young Lives From Dangers Lurking On The Road

One of the most horrific experiences a parent could face is the death of a child. Parents will do whatever they can to protect their young from harm, but at some point they have to let their children enter the world and experience life for themselves. For most teenagers, that means learning to drive and getting their driver's license. Teenage drivers are at a tremendous risk for dying – or killing someone else – in a motor vehicle crash. Similarly, child passengers are also in peril when they ride in a car. If you or a family member is the victim of a young driver or your child was injured or killed, contact the Georgia wrongful death attorneys from Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

School Buses Are Only As Safe As Their Driver

September 13, 2017

Atlanta Bus Accident Attorneys Observe That School Buses Are Only As Safe As Their Driver

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulates the transportation of school-aged children across the country. Not only does the NHTSA issue regulations for the safe school bus operation but also investigates school bus crashes and other incidents involving school buses. The NHTSA has worked closely with other stakeholders such as school districts and bus manufacturers to develop safe and reliable buses to transport our children to and from school and other school-related events. The one thing the NHTSA cannot account for is the utter recklessness of a school bus driver.

Insurance Experts Lend Insight Into Dangers Of Distracted Driving

September 12, 2017

Our Accident Attorneys Report on How Insurance Experts Are Lending Insights Into The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

Traffic deaths rose nationwide by eight percent in 2016 from 2015. The eight percent represents an enormous increase and one that has not been seen in quite some time. Many people agree that three major factors contribute to such a rise in motor vehicle fatalities. Those are: drivers distracted by smartphones and other electronic gadgets, greater road congestion, and a younger population of drivers. Two insurance industry experts from Travelers Insurance gave their opinion about the frightening trends and what could be done to reverse them.

Can Smart Cars Help Alleviate Traffic in Atlanta?

September 09, 2017

Our Car Accident Attorneys in Atlanta Discuss: Can Smart Cars Help Alleviate Traffic in Atlanta?

Motorists in Atlanta well know how one fender-bender or some small, seemingly insignificant incident can cause major backups and delays. The problems grow exponentially worse if there is a major incident. Gridlock quickly sets in and tests the bounds of patience – and sanity – as traffic makes people late for work, school, doctors' appointments, and the like. Some say technology can help alleviate traffic congestion while making our ride safer. The Atlanta car accident lawyers with Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law examine the notion that technology might be able to make traffic flow a little easier.

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

September 08, 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.

Tennis Star Venus Williams Involved in Red Light Accident That Left One Person Dead

September 01, 2017

Tennis Star Venus Williams Involved in Red Light Accident That Left One Person Dead

Red-light accidents can cause some of the most severe and sometimes fatal injuries.  This is because there is likely to be a significant impact to passengers within the vehicle when two cars collide in the middle of an intersection, as both vehicles are potentially traveling at or above the speed limit.  A recent red-light accident in Florida has many people asking what went wrong.  This particular accident involved 37-year-old professional tennis player Venus Williams.  Most of us know that Venus is one of the best American women’s tennis players our time has seen, and she continues to play today.

Potential Parking Brake Defect Leads to Recall of More Than 220,000 Mazda Vehicles

August 21, 2017

Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia Warn Mazda Owners About the July 2017 Recall and a Possible Faulty Braking System

Mazda has recalled nearly 228,000 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 vehicles for a potentially faulty braking system.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that there is a defective component of the braking system that enables water to enter the brake caliper and then cause corrosion to the parking brake actuator shaft.  This defect can cause the parking brake to engage and disengage improperly, which can then lead a car to roll on its own or not remain in a parked position.

Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Discuss Liability In Multi-Vehicle Crashes

August 18, 2017

Our Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Discuss the Process of Proving Liability in Multi-Vehicle Crashes 

A multi-vehicle accident presents unique challenges in a claim for damages. Liability for the accident can fall on one or more negligent drivers. Always, it depends on the circumstances, and each case is different. One should not automatically assume that there is only one driver responsible for the damages. Many accidents require a thorough examination and analysis of every detail in order to ascertain fault, but in many others, liability is clear. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Georgia car wreck attorneys bring their experience and knowledge by handling scores of multi-vehicle crashes for their injured clients.

IIHS Study: Unbuckled Rear Seat Passengers Could Kill Front Seat Passengers

August 15, 2017

Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers Report on a New Study That Concludes: An Unbuckled Rear Seat Passenger Can Kill A Front Seat Passenger During an Accident

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently published findings from a study the organization recently concluded. The test examined the dynamics of an unrestrained passenger and the effects they could have on a front seat passenger. The study also examined motorists' attitudes toward "buckling up" in the back seat and found some disturbing and dangerous trends. If you or a loved in suffered a severe injury or died in a car crash in Georgia, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law can help. Montlick & Associates' Georgia car accident attorneys have decades of experience dedicated to maximizing their clients' opportunity to recover damages from an auto wreck.

Georgia Car Wreck Attorneys Report On Rising Car Insurance Rates

August 10, 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that car insurance rates in Georgia, unfortunately, rose more than any other state in the U.S - a whopping 12.2% in 2016. By contrast, car insurance rates increased on average of 5.6% across the United States last year. The rising rates may be attributed to the increasing number of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Georgia, as well as an overall increase in the amount of car crashes in the state.

Georgia Accident Attorneys Advise Teaching Teens That Driving is a Privilege

August 09, 2017

The consequences of making a mistake while driving can be inordinately high, which is why a driver must be cautious at all times. However, unlike other facets of life where we can learn and make mistakes relatively safely, driving is an altogether different scenario. There are no do-overs, second chances, or any amounts of apologies that will take the pain, anguish, and loss away from an innocent victim. The roads are unforgiving, and they should be. There are too many lives lost every year to careless driving, especially by teens who fail to appreciate the dangers attendant with driving.

Car Accident Lawyers in Georgia Discuss a Tragic Teen Speeding Accident

August 06, 2017

Two teens tragically died in a violent car crash that also injured three others. Police say that the accident, which occurred on Sunday, July 16, 2017, around 6:45 p.m., was caused by a teenage driver who was speeding. The fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Kenvilla Drive and Lawrenceville Highway in Gwinnett County. This tragic crash is another gruesome reminder of the dangers associated with teenage driving and speeding. Of course, teenage drivers owe the same duty of care to motorists that adults owe to other motorists. 

Accident Attorneys Discuss Atlanta-area Fatal Hit-And-Run Accidents

August 05, 2017

Law enforcement officers from East Point arrested a Comcast-Xfinity contractor recently on allegations of motor vehicle homicide and fatal hit-and-run. The cable television contractor was involved in an accident on July 17. In another incident, DeKalb County law enforcement officers arrested a 34-year-old man for driving away from a fatal accident. If you or someone you love suffered personal injuries in a hit-and-run accident, contact Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights and options.

Car Wreck Lawyers in Georgia Talk About Using The Jaws Of Life

August 03, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionfirefighters and other first responders freed a woman from the wreckage of her vehicle after a collision with a concrete mixer styled truck. The accident happened on I-75 Northbound in Cobb County. The woman suffered injuries in the crash. Traffic on I-75 was stopped for over an hour. Fortunately, first responders had the equipment and training to extricate the woman from her vehicle and render aid.

Unsafe Passing on Two-Lane Highways Can Cause Dangerous Accidents

July 28, 2017

Passing on Two-Lane Highways in Georgia – Unsafe Driving Can Result in Serious Injuries

The state of Georgia, as well as in the Southeast, generally have numerous two-lane highways, and while some highways do allow for drivers to pass, others do not. It can be frustrating when there is a vehicle driving well under the speed limit that is holding not only you up, but also, numerous other drivers as well. While slow vehicles can certainly be a frustrating hindrance, such an inconvenience is much less harmful than an accident caused by a passing vehicle on a Georgia highway.

Electronic Devices & Distracted Driving: Common Questions Most Clients Ask

July 27, 2017

Several of our blogs articles are devoted to examining the key questions that most prospective clients ask us when they meet with us for the first time during an initial consultation. We feel that it is crucial for people, before they consult with our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, to be armed with the facts so that they can make informed decisions in their case. With this in mind, consider the following questions:

The Importance of Tire Maintenance to Help Avoid Having a Deadly Accident

July 26, 2017

When blowouts occur because tires are inadequately maintained, defectively manufactured or expected to travel an excessive number of miles, the consequences can be fatal collisions. The risk is especially serious when large vehicles, such as fully loaded tractor-trailers, SUVs and buses, are involved in a crash. A fatal tire blowout accident occurring this month provides a tragic example of this danger.

Regional Law Enforcement Effort To Curb Speeding

July 23, 2017

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys At Law Discuss Regional Law Enforcement Effort To Curb Speeding

The Georgia State Patrol announced that law enforcement officers in the state of Georgia in cooperation with law enforcement officers in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina began an initiative to identify drivers operating at speeds greater than the posted limit. The week-long initiative has been dubbed, "Operation Southern Shield." The focus of Southern Shield is to apprehend speeding motorists in an effort to reduce the number of traffic deaths or prevent a traffic death. If you or someone you love has been injured by a speeding motorist in Georgia or the surrounding states, Montlick & Associates has the knowledge and experience you need to maximize your chance of financial recovery.

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