Montlick & Associates: Complaints About SUV Rollovers

Montlick & Associates: Complaints About SUV Rollovers

Many motorists believe that in their SUV they are about as safe as possible. This is not necessarily true; while SUVs may prove bulky and are often larger than most cars, the possibility of an SUV rollover is very real. At...

Montlick & Associates: Complaints About Dog Bites

Montlick & Associates: Complaints About Dog Bites

Though this may surprise you, at Montlick & Associates, complaints about dog bites and animal attacks are common. The firm is a leading personal injury firm, serving the entire State of Georgia since 1984. Personal injury...

Montlick & Associates: Complaints About Bus Accidents

Montlick & Associates: Complaints About Bus Accidents

In recent months, many Americans have experienced an unusual amount of pain at the pump. While gas prices have risen, public transportation has grown in prominence. This is certainly true in Atlanta, where MARTA transit buses...

Montlick & Associates: Complaints From Bicyclists

Montlick & Associates: Complaints From Bicyclists

The lawyers at Montlick & Associates know that riding a bicycle is, for many, a relaxing way to unwind, a terrific way to stay fit, or simply a reliable form of transportation. Additionally, the firm knows that the perks...

Montlick & Associates

Montlick & Associates is a Georgia-based law firm that limits its practice to helping the victims of auto accidents, DUIs, job injuries and more. The firm’s mission is to assist those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of someone else, to protect their legal rights and to get them the compensation they deserve. The firm represents only injured persons, as well as their families. The company does not represent insurance companies, corporations, or government entities.

Ever since its inception in 1984, the firm has successfully handled literally thousands of cases. The firm limits its practice to personal injury law. The reason for this is simple—One area of focus ensures thorough and absolute knowledge of the subject.

Additionally, the firm understands the importance of paying close attention to details. Details can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.  This is true both in the courtroom and when it comes to settling with the insurance company.  You could compare this attention to driving on roads and highways: Paying careful attention to what’s going on can mean the difference between life and death.

In addition to helping injured people get the compensation they deserve, the firm is known for its emphasis on safety.  Indeed, safety is a top priority. This is clearly apparent through the different areas of practice the firm has, including handling auto, truck and motorcycle accidents. But it is also apparent in its extensive public service programs that are focused on helping families prevent injuries.

A History of Service

This legal firm has a long history of giving back to the community through its extensive public service activities. This is something that is manifested in many different ways. And the firm’s meaningful support to a number of charities provides a prime example.

But more than anything, the firm has served the community through major programs that are designed to help families prevent injuries.  So while they provide legal representation to accident victims, they would much rather help families prevent accidents in the first place.

Safety Education

Every week, Montlick & Associates’ Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, provides important tips to help families prevent injuries. She appears in two-minute news interviews that appear on the ABC noon news in Atlanta.

The firm’s commitment to the importance of safety education is supported by research.  As the CDC has noted, most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care.

Safety Tips On the Web

The law firm has a large database of over a hundred videos and downloadable materials, all online. These resources are all created to help families stay safe. Users can search for different topics by keyword, or browse from this list of categories:

  • Automobile safety
  • Home safety
  • Season safety
  • Family/child safety
  • Legal guidance

Montlick & Associates: Tire Blowout Safety Tips

Here is just one example of the kind of safety tips the law firm is known for. Drivers know that when any part of the car ceases to operate as intended, it can cause problems. This is true especially of the wheels and tires. A tire blowout is something that can pose potentially enormous safety threats.

It is also something that many drivers are ill equipped to deal with. There are some basic pieces of knowledge that can help, however. The law firm of Montlick & Associates reviews current safety data, and provides the following tire blowout safety tips from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.

What is a Tire Blowout?

A blowout happens when a tire loses pressure extremely quickly. Sometimes this is due to a puncture, and sometimes to some other major failure. Frequently, there is a loud noise, and the vehicle might begin to shake or to swerve. The driver will begin to lose control of the vehicle. This, of course, is what makes a tire blowout such a serious safety hazard.

The Dos and Don’ts of Tire Blowouts

Tire blowouts can happen to any driver, at any time. They are unpredictable and very dangerous. Fortunately, knowing how to respond could save the life of yourself and your passengers. That’s why this legal firm is devoted to providing that information.

Montlick & Associates: More Tips on Tire Blowouts

What should you, as a driver, do in the case of a tire blowout? Just as importantly, what should you not do? We will consider the not-to-do’s first. According to the National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”):

  • Do not step on the brakes. This, of course, will likely prove your first instinct. However, it is imperative that you avoid this instinct if at all possible. Slamming on the brakes could cause greater imbalance to the vehicle. It could ultimately make it much more difficult to control.
  • Do not rapidly release the accelerator. Again, you will have to fight your instincts here. The simple fact is that releasing the accelerator will send more of the vehicle’s weight to the front tires. This could cause the driver to lose control altogether.

What ought a driver do, though, if not these two things?

What to Do During a Tire Blowout

There are three recommended steps to follow here according to the NHTSA. First, release the accelerator, gradually. Next, fix the steering as necessary to stabilize your vehicle and get control of it once more. Simply look where you want the vehicle to go and steer in that direction.

Finally, once your vehicle is stable, continue to slow down. Pull off the road somewhere, as your best judgment dictates. Finding a wide road shoulder is ideal. Make sure you get the car fully off the road and out of the way before attempting any repairs.

A Law Firm That’s Zealous for Safety

The law firm of Montlick & Associates reviews safety data from organizations like the NHTSA on a regular basis. As a legal practice, Montlick & Associates believes that emphasizing safety within the community is a major priority. That’s just one reason among many why clients trust Montlick & Associates.