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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. We have provided this blog to provide information about common causes of auto accidents as part of our 34-year commitment to helping families prevent injuries. It is our hope that reading about these real life experiences will help new drivers better understand the serious responsibilities and obligations that come with driving any car, truck, SUV, ATV, boat or other motor vehicle, and provide food for thought, including for discussions with family, as to steps that can be taken to avoid causing injuries or being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. *

Montlick & Associates has a long history of public service through our Award Winning Public Service Programs, that fall under two main umbrellas: helping families prevent injuries and supporting our troops and their families. As personal injury lawyers we get to see first-hand the devastation caused by negligent drivers. We also often get to see how so many accidents can be avoided or injuries lessened by taking certain precautions. That was the impetus in 1987 for the development of our first safety program- Help Keep Kids Safe. Research shows that most accidents can be prevented through safety education and a little extra care. Over the years our safety efforts to help families prevent injuries have included weekly two minute family safety tip news segments broadcast on WSB-TV News in Atlanta, our Don’t Text and Drive Campaign, our Don’t Drink & Drive Campaign (started in 1984), our Child Passenger Safety Programs, an annual Teen Driver Academy as part of our partnership with the Safe America Foundation, our Booster Seat Campaign, Prom Safety events, Free Car Safety Checks, bringing driving simulators to teens, proactively supporting and lobbying for the passage of a law in Georgia to help prevent distracted driving, and our one of our newest programs that covers all aspects of vehicle safety and provides extensive videos on the proper use of car and booster seats. To learn more about our pubic service programs- visit our Community Service page.

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are never injured. If you have questions about your legal rights, 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.

Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Crash that Killed Two Brothers

May 20, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA- reports that charges have been filed against a driver from Atlanta who caused a head-on collision in 2017 that killed two brothers who were returning to Georgia Southern University after Thanksgiving break. According to their father, they were attempting to return to school early to avoid traffic, to complete homework assignments and to spend time with friends before school started up again.*

Police Seek Driver Who Hit Subway Sandwich Shop and Left Scene

May 20, 2018

HINESVILLE, GA- reports that the Hinesville Police are searching for a woman who drove her vehicle into a Subway sandwich shop on Monday, May 15, 2018 at about 5 p.m. Witnesses say that the woman drove into the parking lot, hit the building, stayed there shortly, then backed up and drove east on General Screven Way, leaving the scene before authorities arrived.*

Ohio School Bus Safety Company Announces Winners of Its Safety Superstar Award

May 19, 2018

HUDSON, OH- According to, the School Bus Safety Company, Inc. has released winners of an award issued to school districts who excel in the area of safety. The School Bus Safety Company, Inc. designs school bus driver training programs with an emphasis on safety for students. The company offers videos about safety on their website and creates Public Service Announcements about driving safely around school buses. The winner of the award was the Kanawha County School District, located in Charleston West Virginia.*

Teen Ran Red Light Causing Collision with School Bus in Cartersville, Georgia

May 19, 2018

CARTERSVILLE, GA- The reports that an accident involving a school bus was caused by a teenager running through a red traffic light on Monday morning, May 14, 2018. The bus, which was from the Bartow County School System, was attempting to make a left turn when a 2002 Chevrolet Impala ran the red light at Grassdale Road at around 11:40 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol says that the school bus then struck the Impala on the passenger side.*

18-Year-Olds May Soon be Able to Drive Commercial Trucks

May 17, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC- The reports that Congress has been considering altering laws regarding commercial trucking routes to allow for drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 who obtain commercial licenses to drive over states lines through Georgia and the Carolinas. The current law allows drivers within that age group to drive within those states, but the South Carolina Trucking Association is backing the program as a potential way to lessen the shortage of drivers that cause problems at seaports such as the Port of Charleston.*

Utah Crash Involved Tesla Using Autopilot

May 17, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - According to, a collision that occurred in Utah on May 14, 2018, involved a Tesla that was using the autopilot feature. The 28-year-old driver of the Tesla had engaged autopilot, the semi-autonomous driving feature offered in all models of Tesla when her vehicle crashed into the back of a firetruck in a suburb of Salt Lake City. The driver was reportedly looking at her phone at the time of the collision and relying on the self-driving abilities of the car.*

Tesla crash being investigated by Swiss Police

May 17, 2018

GENEVA - reports that Swiss police officers are investigating a crash that killed a German man in Bellinzona last week. The accident occurred when the Tesla struck a guardrail and caught fire. According to the fire brigade, the accident is under investigation. However, the Facebook page for the fire brigade initially suggested that the Tesla’s battery might have been at fault for the fire.*

Accident on Watson Boulevard Kills Two in Warner Robins, Georgia

May 17, 2018

WARNER ROBINS, GA- According to, a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Tuesday, May 14, 2018, tragically killed two people. The crash occurred when the driver of an eastbound Ford F-150 crossed a median and hit a Kia SUV head-on. Danny Galpin, the Houston County Coroner, stated that the driver of the Kia, a 43-year-old woman, died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford, a 61-year-old man, was transported to the hospital, but died from his injuries on Wednesday morning.*

Fayette County Man Severely Injured in Fatal Head-On Collision in Fayette County, Georgia

May 17, 2018

FAYETTE COUNTY, GA- According to reports that William Betsill, 42, a father from Fayette County, was seriously injured in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver on May 8, 2018. The other driver was killed in the collision, and Betsill faces a long road to recovery that will involve several more surgical procedures and other medical care. It will likely be months before Betsill will be able to walk.*

Driver Ignores “Caution Wide Right Turns” Sign and Crashes his Sedan Under Semi

May 17, 2018

MACON, GA- reports that the driver of a sedan failed to pay attention to a semi-truck’s “caution wide right turns” sign and then crashed his vehicle under the truck. The driver, Rasheem Shaheed, 38, was driving on Holt Road when the truck veered left in preparation for making a wide right turn. Shaheed did not pay attention to the truck’s right turn signal, which was flashing, and honked at the truck instead. Shaheed attempted to turn right on the side of the truck but hit the curb and then crashed into the trailer. His Volkswagen became crushed under the side of the truck.*

Keyless Ignitions Linked to 28 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Deaths

May 16, 2018 reports that keyless ignition equipped vehicles have caused an estimated 28 deaths in the past 12 years. The cars had been left idling while parked in garages. The number was arrived at after a New York Times investigation of media outlets and reports from emergency services. There is no official counting of the number of fatalities linked to this technology.*

As Driverless Vehicles are Slated to Appear in Many US Cities, Waymo Submits First Responders Protocol

May 16, 2018

ATLANTA, GA- The reports that Atlanta is one of the cities where Waymo’s driverless service has been conducting testing. In January 2018, Atlanta became the 25th city in the United States to allow testing of Waymo’s services. Earlier this year, Waymo, which is a branch of Google, announced that the company planned to purchase thousands more of the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans that they use to test their driverless-vehicle services.*

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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.