Dedicated to Getting You the Compensation You Deserve
Our Heart Is In Georgia
Montlick & Associates has been proudly protecting Georgia families for over 30 years. Our experience, desire and focus is representing families in Georgia courts of law.
We Come To YOU
Our Atlanta and Georgia attorneys are here to help and represent you. Whether you’re in the far north of Union County or south in Valdosta, we’ll meet you on your terms and do our part not to further interrupt your routine.
We Take On The Insurance Company
The Insurance Company's goal is to make as much money as possible, and they make more money by offering "lowball" settlements, paying you less, paying you later, or paying you nothing at all on your claim. Learn more about Insurance Company tactics, and why our attorneys fight back as hard as they do.
"Montlick & Associates are the best Georgia personal injury attorneys. I was represented twice by Montlick & Associates, Attorneys for Atlanta auto accident claims in the past 15 years, and I got the best service possible as well as a very caring and understanding staff to help me through difficult times."
"I rate Montlick & Associates, Attorneys a 10! I called the firm because I needed a really good Georgia truck accident lawyer. They return phone calls, check on clients and keep them well-informed about their case. They are always friendly and courteous, showing care and concern. I feel they have covered my truck accident claim carefully and professionally. My family has used other auto accident attorneys in Georgia before, and Montlick & Associates is the best!"
We handle ALL types of cases involving personal injuries, including car accidents, truck accidents and the types listed below. Our Georgia personal injury lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including Atlanta, Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
Our firm has practiced auto accident, truck accident, personal injury and workers compensation law for over 32 years throughout Atlanta and all of Georgia. Today, more than 40 lawyers and 100 staff members provide high quality legal services to individuals and families who have suffered serious injuries or death.
At Montlick & Associates, we give every case the personal attention it deserves. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to maximize the value of your case. We’ll work extremely hard, with integrity, to get you all the compensation and benefits you deserve.
The following is a small sample of the results that have been achieved on specific accident and injury cases. We handle cases of all sizes, ranging from a few thousand dollars in value to millions of dollars. Please keep in mind that every case is unique and must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances.
*Cumulative results since 1984, not indicative of results for any individual case.
Eight year old boy was rendered a quadriplegic after being involved in an automobile collision. The driver at fault was in a county ambulance and was not responding to an emergency call, nor were any lights or sirens in use.
Seven year old girl killed when drunk driver in an SUV forcefully rear ended the mid-sized car where child was a back seat passenger. The smaller vehicle burst into flames after the collision. Her mother who was driving suffered minor head injuries.
Failure to diagnose meningitis in a 7 month old resulted in profound mental retardation and paralysis. Condition could have been treated with hospitalization, antibiotics and spinal taps. Defendant was a well-known HMO.
Personal Injury Legal Library
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A personal injury case refers to a process that permits an individual who suffers physical, emotional or economic harm to seek financial compensation for their injuries or loss, when permitted by law. The injury can be caused by unintentional conduct, which is referred to as "negligence", or intentional conduct. In simple terms, negligence is the failure to exercise a certain degree of care that is required to minimize injury or harm to anyone who is owed such a duty.
Generally speaking, a personal injury case can be resolved through negotiation and settlement of the matter, or litigation. Examples of common personal injury cases in Georgia include auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-trailer truck accidents, worker's compensation claims, construction accidents and other work-related injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other forms of general negligence. The types of damages recoverable depend on the specific case, but can include reimbursement of medical bills and lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering, punitive damages, property damage, alienation of affection, and permanent partial or total disability. It is important to keep in mind that time deadlines apply to all legal matters, so it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in an auto accident in the State of Georgia, all it takes is one misstatement, one missed deadline, or one legal or strategic mistake and your entire car accident claim could be lost or significantly reduced in value. Your finances and your future could be altered in a moment due to simple errors commonly made by those unfamiliar with Georgia personal injury law.
We have all seen the commercials depicting a friendly insurance agent coming out to assist you following an accident. Unfortunately, no matter how nice and accommodating the insurance adjuster seems, is he or she ever really completely on your side? Remember, the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company and operates with the goal of denying or minimizing claims. This is not hard to do when the accident victim is not aware of their legal rights. Simply answering the insurance adjuster's seemingly innocuous question of “how are you?” by saying “fine” could significantly harm your case.
In light of the above, your case and your future could depend upon the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. A qualified and compassionate car accident lawyer at Montlick & Associates whose only job is to protect YOUR rights can work with you, one on one, to uncover all possible sources of insurance, and take all steps necessary to help increase your likelihood of receiving full compensation, including gathering and preserving vital evidence, taking the steps necessary to comply with all deadlines and notice requirements, analyzing applicable case and statutory law, assessing your damages, and determining the fair value of your claim. With a skilled Atlanta auto accident attorney by your side, you can rest assured that you are on the road to getting the compensation you deserve. For 30 years, the attorneys at Montlick & Associates have fought hard to protect the rights of accident victims as part of their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Georgia. Our experienced personal injury attorneys and car accident attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia only represent accident victims, fighting hard each day to protect injured people throughout the State of Georgia.
We are highly knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys. If you were injured as a result of the negligence of somebody else, it is more likely than not that you will have a case that we can help you pursue. Since 1984, the personal injury lawyers at Montlick & Associates have helped injured people get the compensation they deserve, recovering over a billion dollars in total settlements for our clients throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Albany, Augusta, and Savannah.
Our attorneys take cases based on whether or not we feel we can help. Our lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and are trained to evaluate and handle your injury case. Since we never represent insurance companies or corporations, all of our attorneys focus 100% of their law practice on handling injury cases for injured people every day, all day long. Our experienced lawyers are happy to provide you with a free consultation to explain your legal rights, and determine whether or not your case is one that we can help you with. Know your legal rights and the steps necessary to protect those rights- contact us today for your free consultation.
First of all, insurance company studies have shown that people who are injured generally recover significantly more money if they are represented by counsel, than if they try to handle their case themselves. That is why insurance adjusters try to convince people not to call a trial lawyer.
If you become a client of Montlick & Associates, we will be very concerned about you personally. It is important to us that you get the medical treatment that you need. Read our “Promise to You” page. One of our biggest responsibilities of course is to do what we are hired for, and that is to help you maximize the value of your claim - which involves, among other things, presenting the facts of your case in a strong and persuasive manner.
There is no magic number or formula as to what a claim is worth that will apply in every situation. Each claim is unique and the actual value of the case depends on many factors. Some of the many factors we consider include length of treatment, personal hardships, pain and suffering, lost wages, the amount of your medical bills and length of treatment. Other factors will include the strength of the evidence and the proof of liability, causation and damages; any unique circumstances of a case such as those that show a conduct is particularly egregious (which could result in additional compensation for punitive damages), the likability of witnesses and the parties to the case if the claim were to go a a jury; the Georgia statutes and caselaw and any government regulations that apply to a particular matter, and the interpretation of the law based on the specific facts of your case. These are only some of the factors involved in arriving at the figure that your claim is actually worth. Our trained attorneys will help you to evaluate your case based on years of experience. Once you are done treating with all of your doctors, your experienced Georgia personal injury attorney will sit down and work with you to arrive at a figure to demand from the insurance company. We will usually demand much more than we think your claim is worth. At Montlick and Associates, we will never settle your claim for any amount that you do not agree to. We will keep you informed of each and every offer every step of the way. Again our job is to maximize the value of your claim.
No two cases are exactly alike. An experience personal injury attorney is concerned about your health first. The most important thing is for you to get the medical care you need so that you can hopefully recover from your injuries. Once you are done treating with all of your physicians including any prescribed physical therapy and you are feeling better, your lawyer will request all of your bills and records.
Once all of your bills and records are received, your Montlick & Associates personal injury lawyer will meticulously review all the information in your file including how your life has been altered or changed since the injuries occurred. Then, your experienced lawyer will sit down with you and talk with you about the value of your case. Your lawyer will tell you what he or she thinks your case is worth and send a demand to the insurance company. Your lawyer will make you aware of any offers and give his or her opinion at each juncture about what you should do in response to each particular offer that is made. The average case will settle within three weeks to a few months after the insurance company receives your lawyer's settlement demand, if your case can be settled.
The decision of whether or not to accept a settlement offer is yours to make. About one in 10 cases require litigation. This means that the insurance company draws a line in the sand and decides to fight your case, and/or that the insurance companies' offer is unreasonable/not accepted. Fighting the insurance company for you is what our lawyers are trained to do. Your lawyer may advise you to file suit, but the decision to do so is yours to make. Once suit is filed, a settlement agreement could be made at any time up to and including an actual trial in a court of law. If a trial is ultimately necessary, your case could take up to two years or more to resolve. That is so because it often takes a year or more to schedule a case on a court calendar in the county where the suit is filed. If the value of your case is $15,000 or below in Georgia, your case can be brought in a local magistrate court and a trial in front of a judge but not a jury can often occur within a matter of weeks after the lawsuit is filed. In some instances, an insurance company may decide to appeal a result in a magistrate court to a higher court. If that happens, even a case filed in magistrate court might take two or more years to resolve. If your case is not settled prior to an actual trial in a higher court, a trial in front of a jury may occur. Our experienced Atlanta, Georgia personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates are trained to move your case forward at every juncture so that your case can be resolved as quickly and as efficiently as possible.