Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers


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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.


Production Halts on Tesla Model 3 Amid Concerns of Over-Automation

April 19, 2018

FREEMONT, CA. – April 17, 2018 (baltimoresun.com) According to a news report by baltimoresun.com, Tesla has ceased operations on its new Model 3 vehicle, a move that might be tied to concerns that the assembly system was too automated.

During the weekend of April 14, Tesla informed Model 3 assembly line workers that they were not to come to work the entire coming week — Monday, April 16, through Saturday, April 21. They were told to use vacation days, personal days, or opt to not be paid. The move marks the second shutdown of Tesla production in the last two months. 

Ford Recalls 350,000 More Trucks and SUVs in April

April 19, 2018

DEARBORN, MI. – April 17, 2018 (insurancebusinessmag.com) A story from insurancebusinessmag.comr eports that Ford is recalling another round of trucks and SUVs. The recall comes not long after announcement of another recall affecting Ford’s vehicles.

The latest recall involves nearly 350,000 trucks and SUVs, including 10-speed automatic 2018 Ford F-150s and 2018 Ford Expeditions, and 6-speed automatic commercial-use 2018 Ford F-650s and 2018 Ford F-750s. Ford reportedly initiated the recall because of rollaway concerns. 

Emergency Lane Crashes Kill or Cripple Thousands Annually

April 16, 2018

Even With Georgia Move Over Law, Stopping In Breakdown Lane Remains Hazardous

The Georgia legislature enacted a law which, if obeyed, should make the work of law enforcement officers, tow truck drivers, and the lives of people who need to pull over on Georgia’s interstates safer. The legislature deemed the law necessary because careless and reckless drivers got too close and crashed into vehicles stopped in the emergency lane. Regrettably, drivers needed a law to remind them to avoid vehicles in the breakdown lane.

Georgia Truck Backing Up Accident and Injury Claims, Attorneys and Lawsuits

April 11, 2018

Back-up Truck Accidents in Georgia Endanger Motorists, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) will require that all vehicles manufactured on May 1, 2018 or after must have a backup camera. The NHTSA instituted the rule to reduce the incidents of backing accidents that occur annually. The rule applies to all cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or less. The NHTSA opines that dozens of lives will be saved annually and thousands of injuries prevented by application of this new rule. The rule does apply to larger vehicles like buses, large trucks, 18-wheelers, and large heavy trucks which have a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more as well. At least one study that our truck accident lawyers has found shows that large truck drivers could benefit from installing backing cameras and monitors to stem the tide of deaths and injuries caused by the backing of large trucks. 

Tetraplegia Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis Caused by Car Accidents in Georgia

April 11, 2018

Montlick & Associates Pursue Claims for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis Caused by Car Accidents 

Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis suffered by victims of auto accidents not only alter the victims' lives but their families' as well. Paralyzed car crash victims need specialized medical care and intense therapy. The paralyzed victim must rely on their family, friends, and healthcare workers to live, breathe, eat, and survive. 

Car Accident Injury Lawyer for Accidents at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia

April 05, 2018

Car Accidents at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Since 1998, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has held the record for the world’s busiest airport, and the airport gets busier year after year.  In 2016, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport saw approximately 104.2 million travelers, an astounding number that demonstrates just how essential Atlanta’s airport is for travelers worldwide.  Because Atlanta’s airport is filled to the brim with travelers on a daily basis, the traffic surrounding the airport is likewise filled to the brim. 

Aggressive Driving Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

April 05, 2018

A large number of car accidents in Georgia are caused by distracted driving (such as texting, talking on the phone, or using apps on a smartphone, among others), running a red light, speeding, and driving under the influence.  However, aggressive driving behavior is also a cause of serious and sometimes fatal car accidents.  While many aggressive driving accidents involve traffic violations such as speeding or running a red light, there are often characteristics that make a driver’s conduct particularly aggressive, as discussed below.

Georgia Attorneys for Car Accident Injuries Involving Unsecured Livestock

April 03, 2018

Montlick & Associates, Georgia Auto Wreck Attorneys Explain Liability for Livestock Crashes

Much of Georgia's population proudly works in the farming industry, and much of the state's area is farmland. Approximately 9.6 million acres of comprise farmland in Georgia and the average farm size is 228 acres. Additionally, the state of Georgia boasts about 42,000 individual farms, with 17,000 farms dedicated to raising livestock such as beef cattle and dairy cows. Farms in Georgia house other livestock such as horses, llamas, and pigs.

Georgia Attorneys of Defective Auto Glass Injury Lawsuits and Settlements

April 03, 2018

Georgia Auto Glass Injuries

The windows in your car perform a vital function. Not only are they a means to see the world around you when you are in the car, but auto manufacturers designed auto glass to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a collision. In fact, auto glass provides such an important safety function for the vehicle's occupants that the glass must conform to numerous safety standards imposed by the U.S. government.

Lawyers for Amazon Delivery Truck and Car Accidents in Georgia

April 02, 2018

Georgia Amazon Delivery Truck and Car Accidents 

Shopping online has become a method of choice for many Georgians who would rather avoid the large crowds and lines of grocery stores, department stores, and other retail establishments.  Amazon, one of the most popular online marketplaces, has grown substantially over the past decade.  Early on, Amazon was primarily a business that sold books, and now the retail giant sells anything from clothing to food items and gadgets.  Whatever a person may want or need, Amazon is likely to have it.  Initially, Amazon, like many other online retailers, utilized UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service to ship goods to customers.  While Amazon still uses these forms of delivery to ship goods, the retail giant has added its own delivery option where Amazon itself delivers goods to customers’ homes.

Uber Self-driving Uber SUV Strikes and Tragically Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

March 30, 2018

49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was recently struck and tragically killed while walking her bicycle outside a crosswalk in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.  According to Breitbart.com, Ms. Herzberg was killed by a self-driving Uber SUV traveling at approximately 40 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone.  It was also revealed that the self-driving Uber was being tested by 44-year-old Rafaela Vasquez, who Uber hired for the purpose of monitoring the self-driving trials of its vehicles. 

Video Capturers Frightening Moments As Big-Rig Loses Control and Crashes into School Bus

March 28, 2018

A quick-thinking school bus driver averted tragedy last week as an 18-wheeler headed in the opposite direction on a two-lane road lost control, and its box began to fishtail. Video on board the school bus captured the scary moments as the large truck came hurtling toward the vulnerable school bus. Intelligently, the school bus driver brought the bus to an immediate stop instead of instinctually steering the bus in a desperate attempt to avoid the collision. However, the collision was unavoidable, and the driver braced for impact. Thankfully, the driver and her busload of special needs students were wearing seatbelts. Neither the bus driver nor the school children suffered an injury.

Driver Fatigue Imperils Bus Passengers

March 28, 2018

Georgia Bus Accident Lawyers Address Safety Concerns

A major bus line operating across the U.S. finds itself defending one of its drivers who needlessly endangered a bus loaded with nearly helpless passengers. Passengers on a Greyhound Bus traveling from Phoenix, AZ to Dallas, TX begged their female driver to pull over to get some rest after the passengers determined the driver suffered from substantial fatigue and could not drive safely. Fortunately, this 20-hour bus ride ended safely. Other overnight bus trips have ended in tragedy, however, costing people their lives.

Some Robotics Experts Say that Self-Driving Car Should Have Avoided Accident

March 24, 2018

Expect New Developments in the Investigation that Might Change the Perception of Driverless Cars

Law enforcement in Tempe, AZ released on-board footage of the moments leading up to the deadly crash that killed a pedestrian who was struck while walking across a street with a bicycle. The police refused to release the precise moment the car impacted the pedestrian, saying that that the content is excessively graphic and disturbing to release to the public. Robotics experts have examined the video released to the public and concluded that the car should have detected something in the road and the sensors should have avoided a collision.

Key FAQs Georgians Should Know about Intoxicated Driving Accident Claims

March 22, 2018

As the summer approaches, there will be many parties to celebrate graduations and some of the biggest holidays of the year. One of the legal issues that arises this time of year is Social Host and Dram Shop Liability. If you teenage driver is has been injured or killed in an alcohol-related accident, we invite you to contact our Atlanta personal injury attorneys for your free consultation. Our attorneys are here to answer your questions and advise you of your legal rights and remedies under Georgia's Dram Shop Act.

Cell Phone Users Involved in an Accident Should Suffer the Consequences

March 21, 2018

While the use of cell phones while driving is still legal in certain states, if a driver is responsible for an accident while talking on that phone they should be prepared to suffer the consequences. In some studies show that using a cell phone renders drivers four times as likely to be involved in a crash. Many of those who study automobile accidents believe car collisions involving cell phones are vastly under-reported in national statistics. This is likely due to the fact that unless there were actually witnesses who saw the negligent driver talking on a cell phone, the driver is unlikely to admit that fact following a collision.

The Importance of Verifying the Accuracy of Car Accident Reports

March 21, 2018

When a driver calls 911 to report an accident to the police, they might assume that the accident report will be an accurate reflection of what actually transpired. While police officers that investigate collisions involving motor vehicles generally have extensive experience collecting physical evidence, interviewing witnesses and otherwise gathering information included in a Car Accident Report, this does not guarantee that such reports are completely accurate. The investigating officer may extrapolate from the physical evidence or factual accounts received and draw mistaken conclusions about which driver caused the collision.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss The Defense Of Sudden Emergency

March 20, 2018

Insurance defense attorneys devise crafty arguments in an attempt to win a case outright or to reduce the amount of damages their client must pay to a personal injury victim. One argument that insurance defense lawyers try to use is called the "Sudden Emergency Doctrine." The insurance company cannot use this argument in every case, but they try to use it as often as they can. As successful and experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers, our experience, and knowledge of the law helps us successfully counter those arguments because we can anticipate when the defense will make them and prepare the appropriate counter-arguments based on the facts. 

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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.