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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.

Arizona's Distracted Driving Law Are Now Enforced With Fines

January 15, 2021

ARIZONA - Arizona has lifted the "no fine" grace period with regards to the state's 2019 Distracted Driving Law.  The state's distracted driving law makes it illegal for drivers to hold or use a cellphone, write text messages, read text messages, watch videos, record videos, or broadcast video while operating a motor vehicle.  Arizona was one of the last U.S. states to enact a distracted driving law.  After the law was passed in 2019, law enforcement officers were permitted to issue warnings without fines.  However, law enforcement officers are now allowed to write citations for distracted driving. 

Victims of Violence Say Interstate Traffic Cameras Allows Criminals to Go Free By Erasing Evidence

January 05, 2021

The mother of a stray gunfire accident on I-95 is pleading for state and local officials to take action regarding traffic camera evidence.*  Last year, her daughter was tragically killed by a stray bullet, and she feels the criminals responsible could have been caught had government agencies worked together to preserve traffic camera footage.  

The Common Causes of Wrong-way Accidents

January 04, 2021

Wrong-way driving, also known as counterflow driving, occurs when a driver is operating his or her motor vehicle against the direction of traffic.*  Wrong-way driving happens in parking garages, parking lots, and single lane and multiple lane roadways.  

The Reason Why Traffic Fatalities Did Not Fall During the COVID-19 "Stay at Home" Orders

January 04, 2021

Traffic accident data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has accident experts suggesting that excessive speeding increased the number of accident-related deaths in 2020. Starting in March of 2020, the coronavirus lockdowns shut down businesses and schools, leaving most roadways and highways virtually deserted for several months. However, the traffic accident mortality rate soared, although some states reported traffic volume decreased by up to 50%.  

New Year’s Eve Driving Safety Tips from AAA Carolinas

December 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC- People around the world are getting ready to celebrate the New Year, and AAA wants them to do so without putting themselves and others at risk on the road, according to ABCNEWS4.COM.  A spokesperson for the organization warned Carolinians to avoid kicking off 2020 with a tragedy.*

MADD and Law Enforcement Launch New Campaign to Deter Impaired Driving

December 28, 2020

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is teaming up with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety and state and local law enforcement agencies to reinforce the message that accidents caused by drunk drivers are 100% avoidable. The team is honoring victims of drunk drivers to raise awareness of their message. 

Car Accident Experts Discover Quality Headlights Are the Most Important Safety Feature to Avoid Collisions

December 21, 2020

FLORIDA - According to an online news report published on, a new report published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) states that more and more automakers are beginning to realize that quality headlights save lives. The study reports that although safety and design features help save lives during motor vehicle collisions, visibility at night is essential in preventing collisions. 

Montlick & Associates Reviews How the IIHS' Award Criteria Pressures Auto Manufacturers to Improve Headlight Quality

December 21, 2020

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), several auto manufactures stepped up the quality of their 2021 headlight offerings. The IIHS is a nonprofit scientific organization committed to decreasing accident-related injuries, deaths, and property damage.  Each year, the IIHS conducts tests and surveys to determine which automobiles offer the best overall safety.  

Volkswagen Tiguan Seat Belt Defect "Would Seriously increase the Risk of Serious Personal Injury or Death"

December 14, 2020

According to a news report published on CARSCOOPS.COM, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted crash tests on two 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact sport utility vehicles three years ago.  The test evaluated the overall crashworthiness of the compact sport utility vehicle.  NHTSA also tested the vehicle's standard safety equipment, including airbags, seat belts, anti-lock braking systems, and other accident safety equipment.  One test resulted in the driver's side seatbelt rupturing.

Reckless Driving is Contributing to Sharp Rise in Fatal Accidents in 2020

December 08, 2020

According to an online new report, the number of fatal car accidents in 2020 has been steadily rising. The number of fatal accidents in 2020 is surprising, considering that traffic volume has been significantly lower due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may have provided the answer as to why there are more fatal crashes with fewer motor vehicles on the roadways. According to, the number of drivers engaging in speeding and other forms of reckless driving is up, and this could be leading to more fatal collisions. 

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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.