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“Don’t drink and drive.” It’s a virtue we all know from decades of trying to prevent tragedy. Yet many don’t take the message seriously.  

Even with strict DUI laws, people across the state choose to get behind the wheel after one or ten too many drinks. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 400 people are killed in Georgia DUI accidents in the average year–-and the number of people injured is much higher.

When clients come to us after they are injured by a driver under the influence, we understand the physical, financial, and emotional stress they’re experiencing. We’re here to relieve some of that burden. Let us minimize your stress and maximize the money in your pocket.

Committed to Fighting For You

When an DUI crash upends your life, a stressful battle for your financial compensation lies ahead. Fortunately, you don’t have to fight alone. Montlick takes charge of our clients’ cases and fights fiercely to put the maximum money in their pockets.

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1322 Reviews!
Attorney Cate Powell and Team Amy Jones are the best ever ❤️ they truly care about my husband and I .
This was my first experience with an attorney but couldn’t imagine my case going any smoother from start to finish. Montlick & Associates took great care of me and I definitely recommend.
This is by far the absolute best Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. My attorney, Nick Vocino, who’s extremely brilliant, exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, efficient, effective, and prompt has handled two car accident cases for me resulting in very favorable outcomes. Nick Vocino and his staff possess the right combination of skills that you can trust to get the very best results. This firm has earned my most fervent and enthusiastic recommendation.
On Oct 30, 2022, I was in a Hit and Run Accident in Lagrange GA. by a non-insured motorist, Not naming the 3 previous law firms that totally almost ruined my chances in getting things doing and helping me through my nightmare. a year head almost went by feeling like i was the perpetrator and not the victim of a hit and run. I never been in any car accident of this multitude. I was so lost, had not guidance of what to do and how to do it right. Never even got to talk to any of the previous attorneys that claim they help people after a car accident. I had sunk into deep depression. As a retired Veteran that suffer from PTSD and Paranoia when i had to drive, I was so scared and afraid to the point I had other drivers around me wondering if i was a safe driver. until one night i was watch TV after praying to God to please send me an Angle to help me that's when Montlick & Associates commercial came on it was. I set up in my bed and knew if I wanted real help and be able to talk with an Attorney on my case and not some injury firm Secretary. I need to call right away cause time head already been wasted, fighting with the last three injury law firms. Mrs. Neives was my Angle along with everyone at Montlick I felt like not only did I have an Attorney but i also had an after Accident Mental Therapist she insured me that she would get everything back on the right track. and rewrite all the wrongs and make them right. not one time did i every had to call for any updates. if there was anything she needed answers to I was contact by her or someone on her team by email or phone call. the Only thing i regrate is not calling Monlick & Associates when the Hit and Run first Accrued from the Hospital. my story goes out to everyone who may find themselves in the same situation. Yes, there is a lot of an injury law firms out there but I will bet my bottom dollar that you will not talk to nor know who your attorney is and be kept updated about your cause if you're not a client of Montlick & Associates. I thank my Heavenly Father for everyone at Montlick & Associates
I'd recommend using Montlick and Associates. They are professional and I felt that I was treated fairly after I was assigned a new attorney. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained his plan of action and it he took care of everything.
Doug handled my son's car accident with care and patience. He kept us well-informed.
Montlick Injury Attorneys (Scott M. Patterson) and Staff (Sarah / Tamia) were very professional, thoughtful, caring, transparent, and work extremely hard to reach the best injury settlement outcome for our case. Thank you!
Caring, professional and thorough. They go above and beyond to make sure your well being is taken care of first. Both Douglas and Gia are a team that cannot be matched by any other firm. They call you within the first week to let you know they take their job very serious without any form of arrogance. Thank you for representing me and my child! I'm a client for life!
They took good care of me and my granddaughter in every way. Took time to explain things & guide us through the process. I would recommend!
Again, they did it again.. my lawyer and her associate are the best. I would recommend Montlick and Associates to EVERYONE who needs a law firm that cares!! I am so grateful for them God blessed me with am amazing duo!!
After a terrible accident, we turned to Ellen Forrester at Montlick for help with my mom's case. She walked us through everything step by step, handled the documentation and when it came time, her colleague, Mike Moran, and her represented my mom amazingly at mediation. While we are very happy with the settlement reached, this process was so much easier with their care and guidance. We will forever recommend them and Montlick to anyone.
Sincerity speaks volumes to me and I can not say enough about the service and the genuine care that Montlick provided for my case. The entire process was smooth and went very well in my favor. I totally felt a sense of compassion from my attorney and his staff ... they really cared and had me in mind the entire time. I highly recommend this firm ... they are the best!
Mrs. Sara Root and her assistant Chris are the best..Mrs. Root is a very smart attorney she does her research and analyze everything about your case!! I had a spinal injury that resulted to surgery due to being rear ended in a car accident ..They kept me updated through every step..Chris called to check on me often and Mrs. Root made sure i understood everything..Yes i will have back pains in the future but she ensured that i was well compassionated for my life changes due to my injury.. I am so grateful to have had them during my recovery process. Thanks guys!..We met and talk about God m having faith and a connection! I give Montlick a 10 out of 10..I highly recommend them..Thanks to all that participated in making this process smooth and successful!! Awesome Awesome Awesome Team!!
We would highly recommend Montlick and Associates if you’re injured in an accident. The staff is very professional and kept us up to date as our case progressed. They check on you to make sure you’re ok. They just make the process easy. Thank you for taking care of us!
Dayna and Ellen went above and beyond to make sure my family and I were taken care of after our accident! I wish there were more stars to give! Definitely recommending to my family and friends!
Sara Root and her team is incredible they helped me from the first day of my accident all the way to the end if you need an outstanding, caring, loving, respectful attorney Sara Root is the way to go

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Albany Drunk Driving Accident Victims Deserve Justice 

Our Expertise is Your Path Forward

Montlick has tirelessly represented people injured or killed by drunk drivers for more than 40 years. We know how to demand justice–and WIN.

We Treat Your Case as If It Was Our Own

We understand it’s not just a case–it’s your life. That’s why our legal teams promptly return phone calls, answer your questions, and keep you informed on the status of your case.

We Promise to Always
  • Communicate compassionately and frequently
  • Work in your best interest
  • Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
  • Act with integrity
Albany Drunk Driver Crash Injury Law Firm

One Drunk Driver Can Change Your Life 

Driving under the influence is a terrible crime.

At Montlick, we understand the emotional and physical turmoil that follows a drunk-driving car accident. After decades of representing innocent people injured by reckless drunk drivers, we know that the road to healing is filled with mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical wounds, and emotional scars that linger long after the incident.

When someone else’s irresponsible decision upends your life, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the burdens alone. Your time is best spent focusing on your physical and emotional recovery. You can trust that our attorneys handle all aspects of your case diligently and fully, so you can focus on healing. We have secured billions of dollars in compensation for our personal injury clients and are ready to help you too.

Lawyers for Car Crash Victims Injured by Drunk Drivers

Driving Drunk Is a Crime

In Georgia, drunk driving is a serious offense. Per Georgia law:

  • A person must not drive or have physical control of any moving vehicle after consuming alcohol to the point of intoxication.
  • Operating a vehicle while under the influence of any drug that impairs driving ability is prohibited.
  • It is not permitted for any person to drive with a blood alcohol concentration limit of 0.08 grams at any time within three hours of operating the vehicle.
  • A commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder cannot drive a commercial motor vehicle with 0.04 percent or more BAC in their blood, breath, or urine.

There for you since 1984

We’ve helped countless people just like you in the wake of a drunk driving accident. Let us take the burden off your shoulders.

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The Clock Is Ticking for Your Injury Claim

In Albany, Georgia, you generally have only two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit against the drunk driver, but there are exceptions making the timeframe shorter or longer. The best thing you can do is call Montlick today—an attorney will evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options.

Proving Fault in Your Case

Georgia law enforcement can find someone guilty of drunk driving in two ways:

1. A member of law enforcement observes that a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs while using the road.

2. A person’s chemical test result reveals a blood alcohol content (BAC) of:

    • 0.08% or more (for a driver over 21 years old)
    • 0.02% or higher (if the driver is under 21 years old)
    • 0.04% or more for someone driving a commercial vehicle.

An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to investigate your unique situation and could find additional avenues to prove fault.

You Have Options

While all hope may seem lost at first, we’re here to assure you that there are options when it comes to compensation. Speak with one of our lawyers today to learn more about what you could be entitled to.

Understanding Georgia Dram Shop Laws

Georgia’s Dram Shop Law states that a business selling alcohol can be held liable for damages caused by their customers if they were over-served alcohol and injured someone. This law allows the injured person to pursue compensation from the business for any damages caused by the intoxicated person.

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What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident

The moments after a collision with a drunk driver are critical. If you are alert and can safely do so, follow these directives to help both your health and your eventual claim:

  • Call 911 and do not leave the scene until they arrive. While you wait, check for any injuries to yourself or other passengers, or damage to your vehicle.
  • Photograph the scene as much as you can from all angles. Save the photos for your attorney.
  • Exchange information with the other driver and get contact information from any witnesses present. These witnesses could offer testimonies that strengthen your case.
  • Even if you believe your injuries are negligible, get checked by a medical professional. There’s a chance your injuries may not be external or immediately visible. Put your safety first and ensure that a doctor thoroughly examines you.
  • A drunk driving accident also causes emotional damage. Remember, your mental health matters too. Seek any counseling services you may need.
  • Contact a Montlick personal injury lawyer

Frequently Asked Questions

All Questions, Answered.

What Are Georgia Deadlines for Filing Car Accident Insurance Claims & Lawsuits?
For personal injury claims resulting from a car accident, the statute of limitations in Georgia is usually two years from the date of the accident. This means you would have two years to file a lawsuit against the responsible party/parties. Failure to file within this time frame could result in the loss of your right to seek compensation for your injuries. The statutes of limitations can vary depending on the jurisdiction of the accident.
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What are punitive damages?
Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are a type of damages awarded in a civil lawsuit, intended to punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct and deter them and others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
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If the accident wasn’t my fault, do I need a lawyer?
You should never sign anything or talk to representatives from the insurance company until you have obtained advice from an experienced auto accident lawyer who can help you level the playing field.
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What are Dram Shop laws?
Dram shop laws refer to the body of laws that govern the liability of businesses that serve alcohol to customers.
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Helping Drunk Driver Accident Victims in Albany, GA and Beyond

We Service the Following Areas:

Leesburg (31763)

Dawson (39842)

Sasser (39885)

Putney (31782)

Baconton (31716)

Newton (39870)

Smithville (31787)

Bronwood (39826)

National Drunk Driver Accident Attorney

Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.