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Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

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Recent Survey Finds West Georgia Hospitals are Among the Safest in the State

December 04, 2016

Recent Survey Finds West Georgia Hospitals are Among the Safest in the State

Hospitals provide life-saving medical care for millions of people in Georgia, and while a significant number of patients receive quality medical care, some patients do not. In fact, some patients suffer injuries or illnesses because of hospital errors that go undetected. As such, it is always nice to see that some Georgia hospitals have received "A" ratings. The national hospital safety advocacy organization, The Leapfrog Group, rated 72 Georgia hospitals, giving 16 of these hospitals an "A" safety grade. WellStar Paulding Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital of Hiram and Douglasville were rated the safest in Georgia, both receiving an "A."

Complex Legal Issues Raised by Multiple Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Georgia

December 03, 2016

Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Complex Legal Issues Raised by Multiple Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Georgia

Multi-car pileups can be one of the deadliest types of car crashes because of the number of vehicles involved and the risk of multiple impacts. Auto collisions that involve a chain reaction with several cars are not uncommon on highways with heavy traffic and factors like road hazards, limited visibility, and inclement weather. While some of these accidents could be avoided if motorists adjusted their driving to fit the conditions, many drivers disregard conditions that necessitate increased caution. In this blog, our auto accident attorneys provide an overview of information regarding multi-car pileup accidents.

Jury Finds Father Guilty of Toddler's Death After Leaving the Child in a Hot Car

December 02, 2016

The case involving a father and the death of his two-year-old son finally came to a conclusion when a Georgia jury found the father guilty of murder. In June 2014, the father left his toddler in a hot car for seven hours while he was working, leading to the young boy's death. On that same day, the father was "sexting" with multiple women, one of whom was a minor. The father was not only found guilty of murder, but was also found guilty of child cruelty, and three counts relating to text messages with underage women.

The Danger Posed by Unlicensed Drivers in the State of Georgia

December 01, 2016

Car Accident Lawyers Warn Motorists of the Danger Posed by Unlicensed Drivers in the State of Georgia

Motorists without a valid driver's license pose a more substantial risk to vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report indicates that one in five fatal motor vehicle collisions involve a driver without a valid license or a license that raises questions about its validity with law enforcement officers. According to the report, 8,500 people per year die in collisions caused by motorists without a valid license. In this blog, our Atlanta car accident lawyers review the special threat posed by unlicensed drivers in Georgia.

Georgia Teenager Suffers Fatal Injuries Following Tragic I-475 Head-On Collision

December 01, 2016

Georgia Teenager Suffers Fatal Injuries Following Tragic I-475 Head-On Collision

Anytime a teenager suffers severe or fatal injuries as a result of a car accident, the aftermath is especially tragic. Teenagers have their entire lives ahead of them, and one accident can change everything in the blink of an eye. A recent Macon car accident resulted in the death of a 19-year-old after the teen was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle, according to a local news report. As the teenager was merging onto I-475, he lost control of his car and crossed over the median into the southbound lanes of I-475. An SUV traveling in a southbound lane did not see the teenager's car and could not avoid striking the vehicle. The driver of this SUV and her daughter were taken to a hospital for treatment, and their condition is unknown.

Liability of Childcare Providers for Injuries to Children

November 29, 2016

Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Liability of Childcare Providers for Injuries to Children

Parents drop their children off at childcare facilities on a daily basis and presume that their children will be properly supervised and kept safe. Most of the time, that is exactly what happens. Parents are increasingly more dependent on childcare because many families cannot make ends meet without two incomes. As parents, our Georgia personal injury attorneys understand the fear that can accompany entrusting the safety of your children to others.

Legal Drugs as a Leading Cause of Serious Tractor-Trailer Collisions

November 28, 2016

Trucking Accident Lawyers Discuss Legal Drugs as a Leading Cause of Serious Tractor-Trailer Collisions

If a tractor-trailer cruises down the roadway at freeway speeds while outweighing passenger vehicles by more than twenty times, the potential consequences of a collision can be devastating. The danger increases exponentially when commercial trucks are operated by a truck driver whose driving ability is impaired by drugs. The danger is not limited to truck drivers that are impaired by unlawful drugs and prescription narcotics but also over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

Chattanooga Crash is a Tragic Reminder of the Dangers of Bus Accidents

November 27, 2016

Chattanooga School Bus Tragedy is a Somber Reminder of the Dangers Posed to Bus Passengers in the Event of an Accident

In the wake of two fatal bus accidents in the last two months – one in California that left over a dozen people dead and a school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee that killed six children – People magazine, parents, passengers, and legislators alike are all revisiting a decades-old question: Should school buses and commercial buses be equipped with seatbelts?

Sleep Apnea May be to Blame For The Hoboken Train Accident

November 26, 2016

Georgia Personal Injury Provides Update on Hoboken Train Accident – Sleep Apnea May be to Blame

Now that nearly two months have passed since the tragic Hoboken train accident occurred in New Jersey, killing one woman and injuring more than 100 people, we finally have some information that may shed light on what went wrong. 

Burn Injuries From Exploding Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

November 25, 2016

Canadian Man Claims to Have Suffered Serious Burns from Exploding Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The world has recently seen some frightening incidents related to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, as the phone has been linked to spontaneous smoking, fires, and even small explosions. Samsung has recalled all Note 7 phones pending further investigation. However, Samsung still has other phones on the market, including the Galaxy S7 Edge. The phone has not been recalled, but this could change after a Canadian man claims to have suffered burns after his S7 phone exploded in his hands.

NHTSA Adds Sound Requirement for Hybrid and Electric Cars to Protect Pedestrians

November 24, 2016

NHTSA Adds Sound Requirement for Hybrid and Electric Cars to Protect Pedestrians as Cars Become Quieter, New Features Are Necessary to Protect Pedestrians

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it was adding a sound requirement for new hybrid and electric vehicles that is aimed at protecting pedestrians. This novel safety standard will help to alert pedestrians, including those who are blind or have low vision, to the presence of light motor vehicles traveling at low rates of speed. The alert is expected to prevent some 2,400 pedestrian deaths each year once all hybrid vehicles carry the feature.

Self-Driving Truck Makes First Commercial Delivery

November 23, 2016

Self-Driving Truck Makes History When It Delivers 2,000 Cases of Beer

Otto, Uber's self-driving truck operation, recently completed its first commercial delivery. The self-driving truck traveled about 120 miles on Interstate 25 to Fort Collins, Colorado to deliver 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer. A trained driver was present in the cabin of the vehicle with the ability to take over if needed, but the drive was completed successfully with solely automation. This initial delivery is a symbolic step forwards towards what Uber predicts will be the future of self-driving vehicles and trucks.

Fatal Jefferson County Tractor-Trailer Accident

November 22, 2016

Jefferson County Tractor-Trailer Accident Results in Four Fatalities – Is a Dangerous Intersection to Blame?

A collision between a passenger vehicle and a large tractor-trailer tragically killed four family members. This recent accident occurred in Jefferson County at the intersection of Highway 88 and Highway 296, where a tractor-trailer was unable to avoid striking an oncoming passenger car. The tractor-trailer driver stated that the car drove directly into the truck's path. It struck the car and flipped over, resulting in the deaths of four family members sitting in the backseat of the car. Both the driver and front passenger of the car survived as well as the driver of the tractor-trailer.

Fatal Injuries Following a Hayride Accident

November 21, 2016

Mother and Two Daughters Suffer Fatal Injuries Following a Hayride Accident

Halloween is always supposed to be fun for children as they go trick-or-treating with family and friends. Hayrides are also a common activity that many children and adults enjoy as the fall season approaches. Sadly, a seemingly normal Halloween night turned tragic for the small town of Chunky in Newton County, Mississippi.

Fatal Head Injuries Following Workplace Accident

November 20, 2016

Massachusetts Man Suffers Fatal Head Injuries Following Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents happen every day in our country. Whether a person works in an office setting, is a delivery driver, or has a job that requires manual labor, a workplace accident can occur that results in serious injuries or death. Such an incident, involving a Massachusetts man, occurred recently and resulted in fatal head trauma, according to a local news report. The man worked for a company that installs pavement markings and road signs and was fatally injured during his evening shift.

The worker was standing on a loading dock platform as a tractor trailer was backing into the loading bay. He lost his footing on the platform and fell between the loading dock and the bumper of the tractor-trailer. The man suffered severe head trauma and had significant bleeding. Paramedics were not able to save him, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been criminally charged and had valid driver's licenses at the time of the accident. Both state police and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.

The Catastrophic Consequences of Workplace Injuries

No matter how a workplace accident occurs, the consequences can be significant and life-altering for many injured victims and their loved ones. Death of a relative can leave a family without a source of income, making a tragic situation even more difficult and painful.

In situations where workplace injuries do not result in death but instead in significant and often permanent injuries, the consequences can be devastating to both the worker and any loved ones who depend on that person. Such consequences include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Long-term or even life-long medical treatment, including frequent visits to the doctor, physical therapy and other types of rehabilitation;
• The need to permanently rely on someone else to complete life's daily tasks;
• Loss of income;
• Medical expenses that never seem to end; and
• The possibility that an injured worker may never be able to earn an income again.

Regardless of how severe an injury is, and whether or not that injury is permanent, the inability to work and make a living make life extremely difficult for family members and loved ones. Other family members may need to find other sources of income and may turn to government assistance to make ends meet. This may be especially true with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and head trauma. The inability to regain full cognitive, emotional, motor and other functions can permanently disable a person, drastically reducing their quality of life.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today For Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in the workplace, it is important that you understand what your legal rights and options. Additionally, some workplace accidents can involve a negligent third party, resulting in potential personal injury claims. However, all situations are unique and must be evaluated.

At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have more than thirty-two years of experience representing the rights and interests of injured individuals from all across Georgia. Whether you have been injured on the job, in a car accident, or any other type of accident involving personal injuries, our Georgia Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Attorneys fight hard for our clients to obtain for them the compensation they deserve under the law.

To schedule your free consultation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20161101/wareham-man-killed-in-workplace-accident

 

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Fatal Atlanta I-20 Van Roll-Over Accident

November 19, 2016

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Reports on a Tragic and Fatal I-20 Van Roll-Over Accident

Steve Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News reported today that there was a tragic traffic accident that occurred along Interstate 20 this morning.

Fatal Truck Accident In Whitfield County Georgia

November 17, 2016

Georgia Trucking Accident Attorneys Examine a Tragic, Fatal Truck Crash In Whitfield County Georgia

Whitfield County, Ga., - The Dalton Daily Citizen reported that a tragic car crash took the life of a 14-year-old girl while the driver lies in the hospital with injuries that have left her in critical condition, according to a local news report. The incident occurred on I-75 North in Whitfield County.

The Unique Nature of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

November 16, 2016

Teenager Speaks Fluent Spanish After Awakening from a Coma, Surprising Himself and Others

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can change a person in the blink of an eye. There are a variety of TBIs that range in severity from very minor to catastrophic. The damage of any TBI, however, can be permanent. As such, even if a person suffers a mild concussion, and the injury is considered to be a minor TBI, that person still may suffer from permanent side effects, such as chronic headaches, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and others.

Fatal Baltimore Accident Involving Two Buses

November 15, 2016

Georgia Auto Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal Baltimore Accident Involving Two Buses

Whenever an accident involves a school bus, the first thing that many people hope for is that all children on board are safe. In the case of a recent Baltimore school bus accident, there were no children on board, according to the Kansas City Star. However, the accident tragically resulted in the loss of six lives as well as serious injuries to others. The reason why this tragic accident occurred is still in question, but early evidence suggests the school bus driver may have had a medical emergency that contributed to the cause of this accident.

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