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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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Should Uniform Accident Reports Be Changed To Account For Autonomous Vehicles

November 18, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Address Whether Uniform Accident Reports Must Change To Account For Autonomous Vehicles

Accurate crash data is important for law enforcement officers, officials from the department of transportation, and other safety agencies to have so they can understand trends in accidents and address safety concerns. Assembling accurate databases permits "stakeholders" to promote safe roads locally, such as setting up speed traps on an interstate, or examining larger collections of data to determine whether speed limits should be adjusted to foster safer driving. 

Humans Are To Blame For Self-Driving Car Crashes

November 17, 2017

Atlanta Car Wreck Attorneys Review Claims That Suggests Humans May Be to Blame For Self-Driving Car Crashes

The idea behind self-driving cars is to make riding in a car safer. What limited statistics are available to this point show that the hypothesis could be correct. In California, 34 self-driving vehicles were involved in motor vehicle accidents since 2014. The overwhelming majority of those accidents were caused by human error and usually by a person driving a vehicle other than the autonomous car. Until human error has been removed from the driving equation, there will be car accidents in which people will be severely injured or die as a result. 

Georgia Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Discuss Potential For Autonomous Ships

November 16, 2017

Georgia Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers 

The Issue of Self-driving, Autonomous Ships

Autonomous, or self-driving, automobiles are one thing, but autonomous ships are something completely different. Or is it? If cars can drive from point A to point B, should not all modes of transportation do the same? After all, planes have flown on autopilot for years.  However, as of right now, they cannot take off or land without human intervention. Until all modes of transportation are automated, the element of human error will exist. As a result, people will continue to suffer serious injuries or be killed as a consequence of another's negligence. Montlick & Associates has decades of experience representing victims and their families obtain compensation for their losses.

Report Finds Motor Vehicle Deaths Are Declining Through First Half of 2017

November 15, 2017

Georgia Wrongful Death Accident Attorneys Report That Motor Vehicle Deaths Are Declining Through First Half of 2017

The National Safety Council (NSC) released preliminary figures for motor vehicle crash deaths up to now in 2017. The NSC reports that fatalities declined by 1 percent compared to this time last year nationwide. The NSC cautions that the numbers are just preliminary and the trend, while positive, could reverse itself, and meet or exceed last year's statistics depending on what occurs over the next six months. The surviving family of a person killed in a motor vehicle accident suffers tremendous emotional and financial damage. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law understand the irreplaceable loss the death of a loved one causes a family. That is why our Georgia wrongful death attorneys work hard to maximize the potential recovery in each of our clients' cases.

Serious Potential Complications Relating To Amputations

November 14, 2017

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Issues Relating To Amputations 

Amputations normally occur in two ways: surgical or traumatic. Surgical amputation most often occurs as a result of a diseased body part that will die and turn septic. Consequently, surgeons remove the infected area to avoid poisoning the body, which can lead to death. The most common medical reasons for amputation include diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, and cancer. While limb loss for a medical reason is incredibly difficult to deal with emotionally, the patient most hopefully will have support before and after the surgical procedure to prepare for the drastic alteration in life. However, no one could prepare themselves for the pain, devastation, and despair after a traumatic loss of a limb.

Older Workers Are More Susceptible To Dying On The Job

November 13, 2017

Atlanta Worker's Compensation Attorneys Warn That Older Workers Are More Susceptible To Dying On The Job

According to Foxnews Business and the Associated Press, older workers are dying on the job more frequently than all other age demographics even though the overall on-the-job death rates are declining nationwide. As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, many choose to remain employed despite attaining the age of retirement. Consequently, employers must take appropriate measures to protect older employees from health and safety risks that might not necessarily imperil younger workers. 

Smart Cars Take Intelligence To A New Level

November 12, 2017

Montlick & Associates Discusses How Smart Cars Take Intelligence To A New Level

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, owns another subsidiary known as Waymo. Alphabet's Waymo project is developing self-driving vehicles that supposedly make driving safer. Waymo claims that its vehicles will create an environment that protects occupants from the dangers of drunk driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. In essence, Waymo's vehicles replace the human element of motoring. Until then, people will continue to die or suffer serious and catastrophic injuries on America's highways.

International Car Company Claims Its Cars Will Be "Death-proof" In A Few Years

November 11, 2017

Our Accident Lawyers in Georgia Discuss How an International Car Company Claims Its Cars Will Be "Death-proof" In A Few Years

The international automobile maker Volvo boldly predicts that it will produce "death-proof" vehicles by the year 2020. The Swedish auto manufacturer is widely reputed to make safe cars. While this prediction and the efforts that go into making the prediction a reality are laudable, it does seem far-fetched and nearly impossible to protect drivers and occupants from death or serious bodily injury 100 percent of the time. The harsh reality is that fatalities are on the rise in the last few years nationally and in Georgia specifically despite the increasing number of vehicles equipped with technology designed to eliminate human error while driving.

What is the “One Bite” Rule?

November 10, 2017

The “One Bite” Rule as Explained By Our Experienced Dog Bite Attorney in Georgia

Dogs are possibly the most favored pet in the United States. With over 77 million pet dogs living in American households, there are bound to be some mishaps with these popular companion animals. As it turns out, approximately 4.5 million people in the U.S. experience dog bites each year. While the severity of these bites varies greatly, there are occasions when dog bites lead to serious injuries, hospitalizations, infections, blood loss, and disfiguring scars. When someone suffers painful and costly consequences as the result of an aggressive dog, it is often possible to hold the owner legally liable for the injuries caused by their dog.

Always Obtain a Crash Report Following a Georgia Car Accident

November 09, 2017

Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, which should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report or that they even need one.  When injuries are involved, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police is absolutely crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident that resulted in personal injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Back-Up Accidents in Georgia

November 08, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Back-Up Accidents

Many people underestimate the frequency and risk posed by motor vehicles that are backing up, but these types of collisions can be fatal for small children.  While any vehicle blind spot is dangerous because it limits a driver’s ability to perceive and respond to hazards, blind spots behind the rear of a vehicle are particularly problematic.  Most motorists only think about blind spots adjacent to a motor vehicle, but these blind spots can at least be visually checked if a driver turns and looks through the windows of a vehicle.  Blind spots directly behind a vehicle cannot be checked either by turning and looking or through the use of a mirror.  The popularity of lifted trucks and SUVs with larger rear blind spots has only increased the danger to small children.  In this article, our experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have provided answers to common questions about these types of crashes.

Homeowner’s Insurance and Personal Injury Liability Coverage in Georgia

November 07, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Homeowner’s Insurance and Liability Coverage

Suffering injuries in another person's home can be frustrating, painful, and emotionally distressing.  An injured person may not know what to do and whether or not the homeowner will be held responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages sustained by the injured individual.  Many people are aware that homeowners’ insurance policies often cover certain types of personal liability.  As such, an individual injured while on another person's property should be aware whether the homeowner or property owner may be held responsible.

Caution For Georgia Drivers - Deer-Related Accidents Peak in the Fall Season

November 06, 2017

Deer-Related Accidents Peak in the Fall Season – What You Should Know from a Georgia Car Accident Attorney

Deer begin to show themselves more and more as we approach the fall season, with deer being most prevalent and visible between October and December each year in Georgia.  It is considered “rutting season” where white-tail deer roam around looking for mates.  During this time, deer-related auto accidents are also on the rise.  While many Georgia residents are familiar with “rutting season” and know to expect more deer running through Georgia streets and highways, many others are not, especially when they live in bigger cities.  As such, it is important for all Georgia drivers to have a good understanding of when deer will be seen the most across Georgia.

Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident in Georgia

November 05, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident

Head injuries resulting from an accident can have catastrophic consequences on both the injured person and his or her loved ones.  One common injury associated with traumatic brain injuries is called post-traumatic headache.  Many people experience headaches on a daily basis, but the type of headaches experienced after suffering a closed head injury can be more severe and debilitating.

Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident

November 04, 2017

Why You Should Obtain A Crash Report After You Have Been In a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, and they should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report, or even that they need one.  When a car accident involves personal injury, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police can be crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident.

Kawasaki Recalls ATVs Due to Fire Danger

November 03, 2017

Kawasaki Recalls ATVs - What You Should Know from a Georgia Products Liability Attorney

ATVs are extremely popular throughout Georgia.  Over the past decade, there have been numerous accidents involving ATVs, where children and adults alike have suffered significant injuries, sometimes leading to death.  From time to time, manufacturers of cars and ATVs notice defects that must be cured to ensure injuries and death do not occur.  In other situations, manufacturers issue recalls after customers or consumers experience the consequences of a product defect. 

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses the Various Types of Brain Injuries

November 02, 2017

When thinking about a brain injury, most of us think about concussions and other blunt force trauma to the head that has the potential to cause permanent brain damage, as well as the potential to result in death.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are defined as any alteration in the brain that is caused by force.  Such brain injuries often occur in car accidents, from slipping and falling, and any other accident that involves direct trauma or force to the head.

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries

November 01, 2017

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries – Georgia Attorney Explains

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be some of the most severe injuries associated with car accidents and other catastrophic accidents.  A blow to the head can cause a whole host of symptoms that may be unique to the injured individual.  As such, a traumatic brain injury may be mild for one person, moderate for another, or extremely severe for someone else even if the way in which the injuries were sustained was similar.  It is important for anyone or who has a loved one suffering from a traumatic brain injury, who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury has a good understanding of the financial costs associated with such injuries.

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries – What You Should Know

October 31, 2017

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries – What You Should Know From a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects hundreds of thousands of children throughout the United States.  It can develop before, during, or after birth, depending on the circumstances of the pregnancy and delivery of the child.  This condition is unique to every single child, as the way in which cerebral palsy develops is different.  In some instances, a genetic mutation can be blamed for contributing to the development of cerebral palsy.  In other instances, cerebral palsy may be caused by an injury sustained at birth.  In such cases, it is important to investigate to what extent a child may have suffered an injury at birth.

The Potential Dangers of Push-Button Start Ignitions

October 30, 2017

Georgia Product Liability Attorney Discusses the Potential Dangers of Push-Button Start Ignitions

Car manufacturers continuously use new advanced technology to make a car that they feel is safer and more convenient for the driver.  A “convenience” that many cars now have is a push-button start ignition.  This type of ignition allows the driver to hold the key in his or her pocket, and start the car by simply pushing a button after getting into the car.  Unbeknownst to many drivers, they may get out of their car and forget to push the button to turn the car off.  In some situations, a car may not even sound like it is turned on, especially with hybrids.

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