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Athens, Georgia Car Wreck Injury Lawyers

After a Car Crash, Move Forward with Montlick

You don’t have to get through this alone.

You’re in pain, possibly out of work, and not sure where to turn to get the money you need to move on from your car accident. It’s overwhelming and you have enough on your plate without having to deal with the complicated and intentionally confusing insurance claims process. That’s where we come in.

We’ve Got You After an Accident Injury

We’ve seen the impact of car wrecks on our clients’ physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We know how to fight for the full value of your case and know what it takes to win.® That’s why we’ve been winning for over 39 years. See what we can do for you today.



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1378 Reviews!
Cate Powell and her team was great in helping me with my case!!! I was the passenger in a 3 car accident. Got rear ended. They were very kind and patiently explained things that I didn’t understand. THANK YOU FOR ALL HELP!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Marcie Okechukwu
Miss Powell over there at Montlick & Associates are amazing. And will always remember that if I need an attorney You are the one for me, again thank you for handling my case and getting me the justice I deserve, for what happened to me and what’s more amazing is you did it, in less than a year. Thank you and take care Attorney Miss Cate Powell,
John McQueen
Scott Patterson was extremely helpful in our settlement for a horrible car accident I was involved with, would definitely use him again if ever needed. His team is hands down very professional and helpful during the whole process. 10/10 would recommend.
Emily Gruner
I would like to thank Miss Paula Malano for assisting me with my case. She’s very professional,, and very caring for her clients. I would definitely recommend to anyone with legal issues to seek ( Montlic& Associates) for the best legal representation. Thanks again Miss Paula Malano.
Kerry Wright
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.
lex ivy
They treated me like i had a million dollar case the whole way. They were direct, competent, and thorough. I was very happy with the outcome have nothing to complain about. My dad used them several years ago, they took good care of him then to good care me this time.
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Doing a review from friends phone.This is Danijel V.With that out of the way..Nives Juric is simply amazing. After my case was completed I walked her what is the maximum amount of stars I can leave her because being limited to only 5 does not seem to do her any justice.Professional, kind, caring, fast to respond to any questions or concerns one may have is just tip of the iceberg of what kind of service I personally have received from Nives Juric and her team Krystal.The amount of tenacity and effort that went into my case is unparalleled and comparable to none in a good way.Mrs.Juric is a phenomenal human being and a lawyer.Thank you for all the hard work and dedication I sincerely appreciate it.
Igor Shravljevic
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.
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Attorney Jason Saltzman and his assistant Kris Brown did an exceptional job working my case. From beginning to end they were very caring about my injuries and concerns. They responded to all my calls, text and emails in a timely fashion and never seem to have an issue with all my questions, and I had many. Because of their obvious honesty, I decided that I could trust them to handle my business and decided to utilize patience. Although there were times that I wondered what was going on, was convinced that they had my best interest in mind. Kris made sure that she requested any and all documents and information they needed and followed up with me if needed. I would recommend this team at Motlick and Associates to anyone who may find themself in a situation like mine and have to endure the pain, suffering and injuries that I endured. At the end of the day I believe they did the best they could on my behalf. Although I am still experiencing the after effects of my surgery. I fell a since of relief from the outcome my team was able to achieve. Thank you Attorney Saltzman and Kris Brown.
Alan Chàvis
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!
Nicole Freeman
Honestly, at the first moment I wasn't going to go with Montlick & Associates, I was with another lawyer that didn't put my needs 1st 😒, I said ha forget that I'm going with Montlick Law Firm and I called and the first thing the Associate said is how you doing 😊 it made me feel so comfortable with them, I didn't have to do anything they handled all the work and made sure they took care of me in the end. I'm happy and will just say that you would be too if you decided to go with Montlick law firm!! #MontlickLawFirm #JusticeServed #ClientLove
Lisa Cabassa
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.
Chandra Hambrick
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
Anita Erickson
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.
sandra sowers
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!
Tonya Newberry
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!!
Daniels Ireti
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.
Alex McGee
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!
Traci Fields
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!!
Erica Wright
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!
latrese mikell
When it comes to personal injuries being handled with upmost quality care, professionalism and determination to resolve all legal woes quickly and successfully. I'll be the first in a very long line of satisfied customers to say that Monica Pearson, (one of Atlanta's great Black female broadcast journalists and the first, former WSB-TV evening anchor at Channel 2 Action News) who I truly admire was right on the money (meaning trustworthy) for informing all victims of negligence to seek legal help from a proven law firm such as Montlick & Associates, who I call the best of the best LEGAL STRONG ARMS in the personal injury business!I'm a client of this wonderful establishment who truly took care of all my needs relating to my unfortunate accident, all due to a distracted driver who paid dearly for his poor driving ability.In saying that, I must recognize two important people at the firm. One is legal assistant Amber Starks (a marvelous paralegal) who kept my spirit up while I dealt with my personal recovery. Amber Starks is fantastic person to know, and second is my attorney, the incredible Nick Vocino. I call him a "legal eagle battling ram" for the underdog against vicious insurance companies. He's terrific! Nick "The Battle Ram" Vocino is "no joke" when it comes to him protecting his clients, he's fabulous! And last but also first is the entire staff at Montlick, who made me feel like one of their family members, just splendid! Alright people, I stated I was recognizing two, but I ended up acknowledging four. Monica Pearson, Amber Starks, Nick Vocino and the staff at Montlick; thank you for all that you have done and still do. All of you have earned my respect and deserve a round of applause from your clients. Ladies & gentlemen, I appreciate you for a job well done. Many blessings I send to you.
Dante' McGill
I cannot say enough good things about Ellen Forrester and Dayna Clark at Montlick. They took an awful incident and walked me through the process of getting the care I needed and knowledge to help pay for expenses and get a reasonable claim to help me and my family. I have recommended them to others and definitely recommend them to those looking for an attorney that listens and treats you like a person.
Bea Moore
I couldn’t have chosen a better law firm to handle the case of my accident which was not my fault! Jason Saltzman was my attorney and he was amazing and he didn’t leave any stones unturned! He worked for the absolute most for me and got me the care I needed ! And Esmeralda, his senior legal assistant, was always there when I had questions and would always email me back very quickly if I had questions and she and Jason really put my mind at ease while going through all of this ! He got me the maximum of what I deserved and worked hard on my case! I’d give them 100 stars if I could because they are the best! I’d recommend them anytime any day for anyone who needs an attorney who cares and one that will answer you no matter what and answer any questions that you may have ! Thank you so much Jason and Esmeralda !!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ashley Spell
Getting into a car accident is traumatic but, having Orlando Mara and Micheal Boyd handle my uninsured motorist case reduced my stress levels by a lot. They kept me up to date the entire time and very considerate of the outcome and settlement! I HOPE I never get into an accident again but if I do, I know who to call! Thank you all!
Tiffany McFarlane
I was injured in a car accident and Montlick and Associates truly delivered. My lawyer, Mike Moran, is knowledgeable and made sure I felt comfortable before making any moves. There was no money left on the table. He truly fights for his clients.Laura Gonzalez was my saving grace throughout this process. She answered all of my questions, and truly put my mind at ease. I can't thank them both enough!This was my first car accident and Mike and Laura did NOT disappoint!THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Morgan Kealy

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There’s nothing more frustrating than putting your fate in someone else’s hands and not knowing what’s happening every step of the way. At Montlick, we keep you informed of your case at every turn, always returning calls and emails promptly and thoroughly.

We battle the big businesses

Insurance companies make money by minimizing their payouts. They’re armed with a team of lawyers that know every loophole there is. It’s impossible to take these companies on by yourself. That’s where we come in. We know their tricks and we always fight for your best interest.

We promise to always:
  • Act with integrity
  • Communicate compassionately and frequently
  • Work in your best interest
  • Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
Athens Car Accident Lawyers

We Protect You From Powerful Insurance Companies

Although not every Athens car accident entitles an injury victim to financial compensation from another party, the actions that you take immediately following a collision may increase the probability that you can successfully seek damages.

An injury victim who seeks immediate medical treatment may make it easier to prove the nature and extent of one’s injuries because there may be objective scans like x-rays, CT-scans, MRIs and other diagnostic evidence. An Athens auto accident victim can also strengthen a motor vehicle accident claim by seeking prompt legal advice. Insurance adjusters are skilled at negotiating motor vehicle accident claims and may lure unsuspecting accident victims into damaging their claim. Some of the tactics used by insurance adjusters may include:

  • Requesting a signed release to obtain confidential records like employment and medical records
  • Arranging a recorded statement that may be used to develop inconsistencies that compromise your claim
  • Asking you to affirm facts that might minimize the seriousness of the accident or your injuries
  • Seeking an executed general release of liability even for claims that you are not aware exist
  • Attempting to settle the claim for far below its actual value
Car Wreck Injury Lawyers Serving Athens, GA

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From your first free call, our lawyers are here to advise you on all your legal options after a car accident injury.

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Serious Athens car accidents can create significant life disruptions. Our law firm provides effective legal representation for many types of physical and psychological injuries. Some of the types of injuries that we may be able to seek compensation for include:

  • Injuries to the head like traumatic brain injuries
  • Injuries to the spinal cord that may cause partial or total paralysis
  • Severe burns including third-degree burns (i.e. complete thickness burns)
  • Severe fractures and broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Whiplash injuries affecting the neck, back and shoulder
  • Wrongful death
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

When you lose someone you love in an Athens car accident or suffer life-altering injuries, our Athens car accident attorneys seek the compensation our clients need to deal with the financial crisis that many car accident victims face in the form of medical expenses and disability from employment.

We routinely seek both special and general damages for our Athens auto accident clients. Special damages refer to damages that are essentially economic damages like medical expenses, lost income, vehicle damage and lost future earning capacity. General damages refer to more abstract damages like compensation for pain and suffering and diminished enjoyment of life. While there are other types of damages that may be available to an Athens car accident victim, the specific damages available in your personal injury claim depends on the specific facts and circumstances of your claim.

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Winning is what we do. Caring is who we are. We know the ins and outs of car accident cases and what it takes to win. See how we can help you after a car wreck.

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Importance of Establishing Negligence

To successfully pursue a personal injury claim for injuries or the loss of a loved one in an Athens car accident, a plaintiff (the injured party) in an Athens car accident case must establish that the other driver was negligent, that the negligence of the driver caused the plaintiff’s injuries and that the victim suffered injuries and/or property losses (i.e. damages). Negligent conduct in the context of an Athens car accident essentially means unsafe driving practices.

A plaintiff in an Athens car accident claim must establish it is more likely than not that the unsafe driving practice caused the collision and resulting injuries or fatalities. Where the conduct of the defendant in an Athens car accident case is particularly reckless, the judge or jury may even award punitive damages, which often exceeds the cumulative sum of all other types of damages.

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Our Athens car accident law firm is not a “general practice firm.” We stick to one area of practice–personal injury– to ensure that our attorneys hone their expertise in that area and perform at their very best. Much like you wouldn’t want an eye doctor to perform kidney surgery even though they are both technically doctors, we believe that focusing our practice only on personal injury allows us to provide excellent service to our clients. We have the experience and knowledge to successfully represent clients injured by many types of car accidents including:

  • Drivers distracted by electronic devices, grooming, eating, drinking, reading or reaching for an object
  • Drivers impaired by narcotics, over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs
  • Accidents caused by violation of basic traffic safety laws
  • Motorists who do not drive safely in adverse weather conditions
  • Forms of aggressive driving such as speeding and weaving in and out of traffic, street racing or tailgating
  • Failure by government entities to repair road hazards or safely design roadways
  • Automakers that produce defective automobiles
  • Alcohol-impaired drivers
  • Inexperienced teen drivers

These factors and other similar accident risk factors can cause many types of collisions and create the risk of life-altering injuries. The cause of the accident and type of vehicles involved can impact the evidence that is relevant and the severity of the injuries in a collision. Our Athens car accident attorneys represent clients in all types of motor vehicle collision cases including but not limited to the following:

  • High impact head-on collisions
  • Vehicles that run off the road
  • Intersection T-bone crashes
  • Vehicles that are sideswiped
  • Accidents involving pedestrians
  • Car-bicycle accidents
  • Accidents involving privately and publicly operated buses
  • 15-Passenger van or SUV rollovers
  • Rental car accidents
  • Chain reaction pileups
  • Accidents involving public transportation and taxis
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • and more

Providing a Personalized Legal Help

Our experienced Athens car accident lawyers offer the experience, expertise and resources often associated with large law firms, but we deliver this with the compassion, personalized service and prompt communication of a small law firm. We have represented thousands of personal injury clients and know that a critical part of our job is not only to maximize your money, but also to minimize your stress while you heal.  To us, you will always be a person, not just a case number.

State bar associations throughout the country report the number one complaint by clients is that their attorneys do not promptly return calls or provide reasonable communication regarding the progress of their case. We pride ourselves on our frequent and meaningful communication with clients.

Doing Our Part

Commitment to our community is a huge part of who we are as a firm. We see the devastating consequences of distracted driving every day. That’s why we’re doing our part to help end dangerous driving practices in the state.

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Dangers of Distracted Driving

While many people assume that car accidents are reasonably rare and only happen to other drivers, over 1.5 million people are injured in car accidents annually with another 32,000 dying in tragic collisions throughout the U.S. Many of these accidents are easily preventable because they are caused by negligent or reckless conduct, as a cursory examination of national car accident fatality statistics makes apparent:

  • Drunk driving accounts for over 10,200 motor vehicle fatalities
  • Almost 3,100 car accident deaths are caused by distracted driving
  • More than half of all fatal car accidents involve vehicle occupants not wearing a seat belt
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 75 percent of drivers admit to answering cell phones while driving without regard to traffic circumstances

These facts make clear that if all drivers exercised reasonable care when driving, many unnecessary injuries and wrongful deaths could be avoided. Athens car accidents may be caused by a vast multitude of causes including drug and alcohol impaired drivers, cell phone use for texting and talking while driving and violations of traffic laws pertaining to speeding, following distance, right of way, traffic control signals and other driving safety laws. Although the majority of Athens car accidents are caused by unsafe driving, some collisions are caused by vehicles with product defects or dangerous roads.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers After a Car Accident

What does a car accident lawyer do?
After a collision upends your life, a car accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your losses, so you can walk away with more money in your pocket, where it belongs.
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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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How do I report a dangerous driver in Georgia?
If you see someone driving recklessly, including swerving, speeding, texting, or behaving aggressively, you should call 911.
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What happens if I was at fault for my accident in Georgia? (2024)
In Georgia, if you were partly at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, you can still recover compensation as long as a court finds you to be less than 50% at fault. For on-the-job injuries, Georgia has a no-fault workers' comp system, meaning that in many cases you are still eligible for worker's compensation benefits.
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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.