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Albany's Hit and Run Car Crash Injury Lawyers

The Fierce Advocate You Need. The Empathy You Deserve.

The aftermath of any auto collision is nerve-racking at best and life-altering at worst. Add in the element of the responsible party fleeing the scene and the unanswered questions and stress can quickly become too much to bear.  

How could someone do this? How will my injuries affect my life? Who is going to pay for my medical bills?

Most of us could never imagine striking another vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist and driving away from the scene. But hit-and-runs are on the rise in Georgia.

Don’t leave your future to chance. When a hit-and-run accident upends your life, choose compassionate representation that knows how to win–choose Montlick. 


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I was in an auto accident in December and I contacted Montlick for representation and from day one they made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me. Amy and Cate was very polite, professional, well informed and easy to reach. This made me feel very comfortable with this firm. My case manager Amy was awesome, she was always quick to call me back when I needed to speak to her and she called me at least every two weeks to keep me posted on my case even if there wasn’t any developments. My attorney Cate Powell was also great to work with, she too kept me very well informed on my case every step of the way. Up to the very end when we closed my case, they both explained everything very clearly, and made sure that I was comfortable with everything I was signing and made me feel welcome and appreciated. I would highly recommend Montlick Law to anyone with a personal injury. They will take great care of you.
The magnitude and depth of gratitude and appreciation for Nick Vocino and his assistant Amber Starks for the extraordinary, remarkable, inspiring, incredible, exceptional and exquisite work that they did for me when I got into a car crash is something I can never forget.I had just started working on my new Home Health Agency when my car was hit. I sustained some serious injuries in my knees, neck and back. That was a big blow to me .Right from the day I called Montlick and Associate and handed over my case to them ; They instantly became my new family: they showed genuine concern for my life; called me frequently to check on me and how my treatment was going.They encouraged me and wished me well when I was going for a surgery as a result of the injury I suffered due to the car crash. They were my fortress and they fought for me. They were timely with every information I needed to know about my case and the speed of communication is beyond imagination.My settlement was a dream come true and it was settled faster than I expected. Don’t even think twice about retaining Montlick and Associates whenever you get involved in any accident.Nick Vocino and Amber Starks are Angels in human form. They are full of compassion, empathy , respect ,resilience and yet they are super talented, professional, knowledgeable and overall astute in their work. I say this in all honesty and seriousness: Montlick and Associates have been a mammoth blessing to my life. May they continue to grow from strength to strength.
I had an overwhelmingly positive experience with Montlick from start to finish. I know for a fact that I would have had so much more pain and stress if it weren't for their handling of my case. Alyssa White and Antonia Morris handled everything with expert care. They were very communicative as well - any time I had a question it was answered immediately. I am so glad I made the right decision to call them when I needed help. I cannot recommend them enough!
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
Since Covid, I’ve been in 3 hit-and-run accidents in which neither were my fault. I had a different attorney represented me in the first accident who was not very attentive nor responsive to my numerous calls and questions. For my second and third accident, I decided to go with Montlick and Associates, specifically Attorney Cate Powell. Cate, returned my call; she listened, took notes, allowed me to vent about chronic pain I was experiencing and after finding out that the other driver almost got out of paying the liability claim due to a technicality, Cate assured me that she had everything under control. Unlike my first attorney, she not only provided updates but she checked on my recovery as well; and if she was unable to personally update me, she allowed her team to provide an update. Cate is a fighter for her clients, she even dealt with my insurance to ensure that I received everything that was owed to me. And she also represented my husband as well. She is now someone I trust wholeheartedly, and if I ever have a legal matter, I can call her for help and if she can’t represent me, she will certainly point me in the right direction.So, if you’re ever in an accident and seeking legal representation, and need a no-nonsense attorney, call Attorney Cate Powell because I am telling you from experience – she would be your one call that would fully represent you. Trust me!
Cate has been amazing thru this whole process and i feel so luck to have her as my attorney. Anyone that i know that would need someone on their side i will automatically refer her. I cant emphasize on how appreciative i am towards her.
Attorney Alyssa White & Antonia Morris were great to work with. They were accessible to answer questions and always provide timely responses and continuous updates of the process. Attorney Alyssa reached out to me to provide me an update days before having her baby… I would say that’s SUPERB dedication to service. I appreciate all the work & support you both provided. Thank you Attorney Alyssa White & Antonia Morris Legal Assistant & the Montick & Associate Law Firm for representing me in my time of need.Sincerely,Rita Williams
I had an excellent experience working with Ms.Alyssa White and Ms.Antonia Morris on my case! They were very professional and efficient. I would definitely recommend Montlick & Associates to everyone!!!

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When a hit-and-run disrupts your life, a stressful battle for compensation lies ahead. Fortunately, you don’t have to fight alone. Montlick works tirelessly on behalf of Albany residents who deserve justice for their injuries.

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Unlike other firms, at Montlick you’ll speak with an attorney on your first call to get your case started off on the right foot. Not a paralegal or legal assistant–a licensed attorney who can advise you on your path forward.

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
Hit and Run Car Wreck Lawyers Serving Albany 

Hit-and-Runs Are on the Rise in Albany

Georgia ranks 4th of all US states for fatal hit and run crashes. Whether you were a passenger, driver, pedestrian, or out for a bike ride when your hit-and-run occurred, you could get financial compensation for your injuries.

We are your advocates when:

  • Your medical bills are piling up
  • Your injuries are impacting your daily life
  • You’re unable to work
  • You’re unsure of where to turn
  • You need someone in your corner who will fight for you


Hit-and-Run Crash Injury Lawyers Serving Albany

When the Driver Isn't Found

Even if the at-fault driver is never identified or found, you could still have a viable claim. Contact us today to find out your legal options.

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Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Hit-and-Run?

Your personal injury lawyer, along with law enforcement, can investigate a hit and run accident and can hopefully successfully identify the at-fault motorist through witnesses, traffic cams, and other evidence. A defendant’s conviction for hit and run could significantly strengthen a plaintiff’s claim regarding both liability and damages.

Injury victims confront a much more difficult task when the hit and run driver cannot be identified and located. When appropriate, our Albany personal injury lawyers may work closely with investigators, vehicle engineers, crash reconstruction experts, and others with specialized knowledge to uncover how a crash occurred and the parties responsible for causing the collision. While this approach will not work for every crash where the negligent driver flees, several parties might be viable defendants depending on the facts and circumstances, such as:

  • Companies that design, manufacturer, and market defective parts, components, and/or vehicles
  • Government authorities that design unsafe roadways, intersections, or traffic controls
  • Careless third-party drivers that trigger chain reaction auto collisions
  • Public entities that do not properly maintain roads
  • Private and public entities that set up unreasonably hazardous construction zones
  • Vehicle repair facilities that perform inadequate repairs that cause crashes

When the Driver Isn't Found

Even if the at-fault driver is never identified or found, you could still have a viable claim. Contact us today to find out your legal options.

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Why Do Drivers Hit-and-Run in Albany, GA?

Hit-and-run accidents happen more often than you might expect– every 43 seconds to be exact, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This frequency can be confusing. After all, most of us could never imagine striking another vehicle or person and fleeing the scene.

However, there are many reasons why someone might leave the scene of an accident. Most probably – but not always – a driver is attempting to avoid criminal liability.

A person may hit and run because:

  • They are driving under the influence: When someone knows that they are illegally driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may flee in an inebriated attempt to avoid charges.
  • They have an outstanding warrant/stolen vehicle: Sometimes, a driver may have an outstanding arrest warrant or be operating a stolen vehicle.
  • They are driving without a license: Some drivers have revoked licenses and know they can’t be on the road.
  • They are driving without insurance: A person without auto insurance could fear being held responsible for the monetary damages of the accident with no insurance company as a safety net.
  • They’re in fight or flight mode: According to a Washington Post interview with a psychologist, some people experience emotional responses after an accident that influence them to flee. Some might even wrongly rationalize the accident as being more minor than it really is and decide their presence at the scene is unimportant.

This list explains but does not excuse a driver committing a hit and run. If you have been struck by a driver who has fled the scene, it is your right to pursue compensation.

Pursuing UM/UIM Claims

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When a hit-and-run alters your life, the Albany auto accident attorneys at Montlick are here to help. For over 40 years, our law firm has fought hard car crash victims throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Let us help you, too.

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Uninsured/Underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage might also provide an alternative avenue of financial recovery when you are involved in a crash with a hit and run driver that cannot be located and identified. If applicable, UM coverage can provide compensation for the following:

Bodily Injury, including

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Medical & Hospital Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Property Damage, including
  • Vehicle Repair/Replacement
  • Home/Wall (struck by vehicle)
  • Laptop/Phone (damaged in the vehicle during a collision)
  • and more

UM claims and lawsuits involving hit and run drivers can be complicated, so we suggest you speak with an experienced Albany hit and run attorney at Montlick to learn more about your legal rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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