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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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1289 Reviews!
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
Want lawyers that care about you, put in the extra effort, and get the results you deserve? Then look no further because Montlick has your back.When I was taking an Uber to see my girlfriend back in 2021, our car was flipped upside down by a unregistered driver. The difference between life and death was 15 feet of guard rail. We all thankfully survived, but the car was totaled and I'm still left with injuries from my whiplash. The cops didn't care because they are overworked/undervalued, the EMTs didn't care because we were not in critical condition, insurance companies were doing everything in their power not to pay out (even though we were the victims) and onlookers moved on without haste.When I called Montlick on a Sunday, he picked up right away and got us the support we needed. They treated me with dignity and respect. Without that support, my Uber driver would not have been able to support his kids and get a new car. They got us results without question. If you're hesitating to sign up with Montlick because of the bad reviews, then I would consider giving them a call to at least hear their perspective and see how they can help you. They are some of the nicest people around (and I don't usually say that about lawyers haha).If you ever become the victim of an accident, then you should call Montlick immediately. They get results and they care about you/your case.
Oliver Schultz
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
After waiting 4 years to the day, my car accident case finally settled. William Parker, Jenna, and the entire Montlick staff were wonderful. They were great communicators , so I understood what was going on with my case every step of the way. I am so grateful to them for making a traumatic part of my life much easier to handle. I will definitely be recommending friends and family to them.
Shaneka Holmesdicks
Thank you to Jeff and Chris for taking care of my dad's case so well, and thank you to Faris for bringing us to Montlick and helping with everything along the way! We really do appreciate you guys so much.
Sam S
Michael Moran and his team took good care of me. They kept me in the loop of everything that was going on. All I did was do what they wanted me to do and kept them updated. I’m very satisfied with the outcome of my settlement. Thanks.
demetris burns
On November 30, 2022 I experienced the worst injury that I have ever experienced at fault not my own, while on a quick out of town trip. Not only was I severely burned at an establishment, but I was denied representation by several firms where my incident happened. Unbeknownst to me just because an incident happens in a certain state doesn't mean you have to obtain representation there, which is how I had a turn around in defeat. Not only did Montlick & Associates instantly take my case, Ellen Forrester provided candor from the start on the pros, cons, and how she could deliver her services with the goal of fighting for me as her client being one that was truly heartfelt. From constant check ins from Dayna Clark (Ellen's Senior Legal Assistant), to pertinent information delivered directly from Ellen, I felt the utmost service with care was provided. Ellen was diligent in getting the best results no matter the fight. In the end I had a successful outcome and hopefully raised enough awareness for an incident this traumatic not to happen to anyone else. I Thank Ellen & Dayna for all their hard work and would recommend more stars if I could based on their client care alone.
Senecia Wilkerson
I can only say positive things.Sarah Root and Christopher Gladys are consummate professionals. Upon my initial conversation with Sarah, I was informed how my case would be handled. I felt taken care of throughout the entire process. Both Sarah and Christopher were available to me at any time.The results were better than I expected, and I am thrilled with the outcome.Thank you, Sarah and Christopher! You are awesome!
Jeffrey Compton
Montlick & Associates is the best Law Firm. My experience with this Firm is so amazing!Expertise in an automobile accident. They handle my case with such professionalism. I would recommend them to anybody that is involved in a car accident. Thank you Montlick & Associates for being there for me. Thank you.
w sutherland
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys are outstanding. When a hit a run driver rear-ended my car, I called the law firm, and they worked on my case from the beginning to the end. I am very pleased with their service and I highly recommend them if you have legal matters.
Rudolph Frazier
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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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Right From the Start

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 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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Should I give a recorded statement after an accident?
Before speaking to an insurance company, including your own, you should consult with an attorney.
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Do I really need a lawyer in a pedestrian case?
Without legal representation, the auto collision insurance company may try to deny your claim or offer an inadequate personal injury settlement.
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Your Athens, GA Car Accident Attorneys

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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.