Blog Archive - December, 2017

9 Articles

Traps for the Unwary When Dealing with Insurers

December 13, 2017

Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Highlight Traps for the Unwary When Dealing with Insurers

Insurance carriers often leverage injury victims’ lack of experience and knowledge when dealing with accident claims.  Many claims are compromised by strategic errors such as those generally outlined in this blog article.

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting: Liability of Venue Owners for Negligent Security

December 12, 2017

Aftermath of Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting: Liability of Venue Owners for Acts of Violence Caused by Negligent Security

Our hearts go out to the victims of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting and their families.  While these incidents seem unimaginable, violence against patrons of businesses, concerts, and sporting events are becoming all too frequent.  Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, offer our condolences to the hundreds of injury victims and the families of those who perished in this horrific tragedy.  Given the number of people injured during this incident, many families will face staggering medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.  Since the shooter elected to take his own life, the victims and their families will have to investigate other sources of financial compensation for their losses.  In this blog article, we generally answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the liability of business owners for violent acts of third-parties that occur because of inadequate or negligent security.

The Dangers of Using Tree Stands to Go Hunting

December 11, 2017

The Dangers of Using Tree Stands to Go Hunting – Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Explains

Deer hunting season is nearly here, and during this time, hunters are reminded of just how dangerous tree stands can be.  There are certified tree stands that many hunters use, along with a harness, which helps to ensure a hunter is properly secured.  However, many hunters build their own tree stands out of what they find, and any wood used may not be treated to withstand rain, wind, and other weather-related wear and tear.  Wood pieces are often used as steps, and these steps can deteriorate quickly over a year or even sooner.  Even if tree stand steps are safe after being placed, they may be completely unsafe the next year when hunting season rolls around again.  

Important Mistakes to Avoid When Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Accident

December 10, 2017

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Important Mistakes to Avoid When Dealing with Insurance Companies

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else, feelings of stress and uncertainty are natural reactions. If you experience injury, the pain and prospect of medical treatment often intensify your anxiety.  Collision victims overwhelmed by these physical and emotional challenges might not place a high priority on pursuing a legal claim or navigating insurance company obstacles.  However, insurance carriers do not maximize their profits by promptly paying the full value of legitimate claims.  Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Montlick & Associates have provided a list of important things to avoid when dealing with the other driver’s insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions about Georgia Car Accidents Causing Traumatic Brain Injuries

December 09, 2017

Georgia car accident lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents Causing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Although the media and a recent motion picture have focused on traumatic brain injuries caused by contact sports like football, motor vehicle accidents constitute a more common cause of head injuries that result in brain damage.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer traumatic brain injuries each year.  Since 17.3 percent of these TBIs result from motor vehicle collisions, approximately 294,100 people per year suffer a brain injury in vehicle crashes.  In this blog, our Georgia personal injury lawyers answer frequently asked questions about TBIs experienced in auto accidents.

Georgia Trucking Accidents - Six Steps to Help Protect You and Your Family

December 08, 2017

Six Steps to Protect You and Your Family From a Catastrophic Truck Accident in Georgia

What Makes Trucking Accident Litigation Especially Complicated?

While all motor vehicle accident related injuries can provide a basis for pursuing a personal injury claim, trucking accidents pose unique legal issues and practical challenges.  Collisions caused by the fatigued driver of a semi-truck or a commercial carrier that fails to drug test a driver are more complicated than a typical car accident.  The most obvious difference between semi-truck crashes and accidents involving passenger cars is that one of the vehicles can outweigh the other vehicle by 25 times or more.  This massive weight differential means that occupants of the passenger car are especially likely to suffer devastating injuries.

Employee Handbook for Understanding Georgia's Workers’ Compensation Laws

December 07, 2017

Georgia’s Employee Handbook for Understanding Workers’ Compensation Laws and Workers’ Rights

Employees in the state of Georgia have certain rights when it comes to being injured while on the job.  All too often, injured employees are not fully aware that they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are unable to work due to an injury or illness suffered while on the job.  While many employers do follow the laws of the state of Georgia, there are employers out there that do not follow these laws.  However, these same employers may not provide employees with the necessary information regarding their rights and obligations for filing a workers’ compensation claim and receiving workers’ compensation benefits.

Limitation of Punitive Damages in Georgia

December 06, 2017

A Personal Injury Attorney in Georgia Explain Limitation of Punitive Damages in Georgia

Personal injury plaintiffs infrequently prevail on punitive damage awards. In Georgia, punitive damages may be awarded by a jury to deter future bad conduct. But, the net effect of tort reform is to place limitations on the cases in which a jury can award punitive damages and scale back a jury's ability to punish egregious or repeat offenders.

Damages for Traumatic Brain Injuries in Georgia

December 01, 2017

Our Car Wreck Attorneys in Georgia Explain Damages for Traumatic Brain Injuries 

The Georgia car wreck attorneys for Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law frequently represent victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in accidents caused by the negligence or carelessness of others. Traumatic brain injuries can result in death, disfigurement, or permanent disability requiring 'round the clock care. In these situations, it is critical for the victim and his or her family that they receive the most considerable amount of financial compensation possible. Significant monetary compensation can help ease the burden of caring for your loved one.

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