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Athens Wrongful Death Lawyers

Advocating for Justice

The trauma of having a loved one pass away due to someone else’s negligence is immense. As a survivor of the deceased, you deserve compassionate counsel from a law firm that knows how to win a settlement that eases your financial burden, so you can focus on yourself and your family. 

Though we can’t restore the joy your loved one brought into your life, we can offer peace of mind by pursuing the full value of your settlement. When tragedy strikes, our Athens wrongful death lawyers advocate tirelessly on your behalf while maintaining respect for your deeply emotional experience.

Decades of Experience

Our Athens wrongful death attorneys have been representing the families of wrongful death victims for over 39 years. Every case we take on, we take personally. Our promise to our clients is to pursue the full value of your claim, so you can return to your life with justice for your loved one and financial security.


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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.
My attorney Paula Molano and her assistant have been very informative and professional. Paula always has the boxing gloves on: looking for the knockout. I appreciate what they're doing for me during this difficult time. Thank you.
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When I was involved in a Automobile accident, my wife said you have to called Montlick & Associates. That was the best called I have ever made. Attorney Jason took my case and he did an exceptional Job from start to finish. He kept me informed throughout the process. Thanks Montlick & Associates for providing excellent service.
I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Scott Patterson who truly went above and beyond for my case. He's so amazing! His expertise and dedication were evident throughout the process, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thanks to the hard work and patience put into my case. I received a fantastic and fair settlement that exceeded my expectations. Furthermore, his assistant, Sarah Duncan, played an integral role in the success of my case. Her professionalism and support were outstanding. She consistently demonstrated a genuine concern for my needs and was always there to provide assistance whenever I needed it.Overall, I am incredibly grateful for the outstanding service provided by Attorney Scott Patterson and team. I wholeheartedly recommend Montlick & Associates law firm to anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you so much!
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From day one to the end, I was kept informed about the status of my case. They answered all my questions I had and never made me feel that I was bothering them. I am very satisfied with the end result of my case and will recommend them to others. Thank you Attorney Jennifer and your Assistant Rachel for making me feel right at home as a part of the family. The Lord bless you both and your families in Jesus name Amen.
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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.
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I would like to say how thankful I am to have had the experience of having MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES represent me on my case. Miss Nives Juric and her staff Kaley Wiley were amazing. They were on top of things and never made me feel that I was alone. Evetime I called they friendly staff always answered with what seemed like a smile and always cheerfull. My case has lasted about 2 years due to medical needs being meet etc. Miss Nives and her staff never let me down they keep me encouraged and uplifted to make sure I didn't give up during my journey with them. They handled all my medical needs AND Made sure that i lacked for nothing. They constantly stayed in contact with me via phone call ,email, mail to make sure all my needs were met.They treated me more than just family and i was not just another case to them I was and still am like family. And my concerns were met as though they were doing it for a close relative. At no time was money discussed first it was all about my health status. So I am honored to say that I trust MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES with my whole life. I pray that they all be blessed each day. And that the favor of GOD shine upon each of you in the office everyday. So if you are looking for someone who cares about all your needs from start to finish then Miss Nives Juric and the MONTLICK team are your people or should I say family.Thank YouJESSIE MCCUSKER
What an amazing team to have taken my case! Attorney Sara Root and her team(Chris & Kahn) were very professional and made sure my family and I were top priorities. I felt like I gained a family.Every case is personal and I felt they understand the hardship any injury imposed on an individual. I would definitely recommend this prestige organization--fighting for not only justice but for the all people.They have exceeded my expectations and Im pleased with the outcome. Thank you Montlick & Associates-Sara Root, Chris and Kahn.
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Thank you Jason and Kalana for working on my son's case. No one else would take this case because it was so difficult and you guys worked hard on making sure that he got his settlement. I wish I could give you guys a hundred Stars because that's how amazing you are thanks again.
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!
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Mr.joe Ross is the right person to call on when you have anything dealing with accidents. Thank you Joe Ross to help me with you are the right person to talk with when it comes to to any cases thanks again
Thank you Sara Root.
It took on awhile to settle but they got the job done. Thank you again
I am so happy with the results that Jason got for my case. All other practices wouldn't take my case but not Jason. He knew I had a bad fall and injury. He and Esmerelda worked so hard and informed me of every detail immediately. I highly recommend their services. If I ever need an accident attorney, I will not hesitate to call Jason. Thank you and I hope you enjoyed the goodies I baked for you. I will forever be grateful for the settlement you got for me.
Excellent as always. This is the second case that has been worked out for me. Ellen Forrester and Dayna Clark have always gone above and beyond. Thank you so much.
My experience with Montlick and having Ms. Sara Root alongside her team member went above the call of duty to assist me and daughter after our accident a few months. I'm very grateful to have them on my side the whole step of the way.Thanks again Ms. Sara Root, Chris Gladys and the rest of Montlick & Associates.
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If you need our help or have a question, we are always just a phone call away. We will treat you and your family with the same care, compassion, and dedication that we would treat our own loved ones.

39 Years of Success

Our success is underpinned by decades of experience, care for our community, and our client-first mentality. When you choose Montlick, you’ll know you’re working with a law firm like no other.

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Athens Wrongful Death Lawyers 

Bringing Justice to the Bereaved 

After a fatal accident takes the life of someone who meant everything to you, those involved won’t always treat you with the respect you deserve. Insurance companies could attempt to devalue your case and try to get you to settle for less during such a vulnerable time. Meanwhile, those responsible may try to minimize your grief. When you’re processing a loss, you don’t have the emotional bandwidth to battle. That’s where we come in.

The wrongful death attorneys at Montlick have a long history of recovering compensation that recognizes the life of the deceased and helps their survivors financially recover from the loss.

Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Athens, Georgia

Top-Rated Athens Wrongful Death Lawyers 

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If your loved one dies in a car accident, a fall from scaffolding on a construction site, or any other accident caused by the negligence of others, an experienced Athens wrongful death attorney can explain your right to pursue a wrongful death claim. When a parent, child or spouse loses a loved one, surviving family members understandably experience intense pain and grief. While these powerful emotions are anticipated when a close family member dies of natural causes, family members may struggle even more when the death is the unanticipated consequence of careless, inattentive or even intentional actions.

Our Athens wrongful death lawyers at Montlick recognize that no amount of money can give a child back the guidance of a parent or a spouse the love of their partner. However, our Athens wrongful death attorneys are committed to representing our clients when confronting the legal, financial and insurance challenges that can make coping with the trauma of losing a loved even more difficult. When the family member who passes away is a breadwinner, the financial pressure felt by surviving family members may be considerable, including medical bills, burial/funeral costs and loss of household income.

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Who has the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit?

Generally, the spouse or children will be the parties that bring a wrongful death claim involving an adult, but a spouse who brings the action must share any recovery with the minor children of the decedent. The surviving spouse who files a wrongful death lawsuit is entitled to no less than one-third of the recovery, but the proceeds must also be shared with the decedent’s children.  If there are neither spouse nor children of the deceased, the right to sue falls to the decedent’s surviving parents and, if there are no parents, then to the decedent’s estate. When the decedent is a minor, the parents have the right to pursue the legal action.

What deadlines apply to wrongful death lawsuits?

Timing requirements are an important part of Georgia wrongful death laws relevant to the legal rights of surviving family members. The most important of these deadlines is the statute of limitation. If a claim is not filed before the statute of limitation expires, the right to pursue a wrongful death claim will be barred. These deadlines can vary, so a knowledgeable attorney who considers the facts of your specific situation should make the determination of the applicable time deadline(s). Additionally, the date that the limitations period begins can be “tolled” (suspended) and may vary based on the circumstances, so prompt legal action is essential. There are other shorter deadlines that might be relevant if you are seeking damages from a municipality, county or other public entity. Ultimately, a free consultation with a Montlick attorney should always be your first step.

What are the types of incidents and/or conduct typically at issue in wrongful death claims?

Because any failure to exercise ordinary care to prevent injury to an individual that causes a death can be the basis for a wrongful death claim, the types of accidental or intentional conduct that can cause a wrongful death are wide-ranging. Some of the more common types of wrongful death claims involve the following:

• Tractor-trailer crashes
• DUI accidents
• Drivers texting or otherwise not paying attention
• Accidents on construction projects
• Failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke or cancer
• Industrial or agricultural accident
• Abuse or negligence in a nursing home
• Fatal head injuries from falls and motor vehicle accidents
• Defective products including unsafe drugs and vehicles
• Speeding and other forms of negligent driving
• Drowning Accidents
• Inadequate security
• Violent crimes
• Medical malpractice

While the value of your claim and the types of damages available will depend on the specific facts of your case, there are two broad types of damages that might be recovered in an Athens wrongful death lawsuit under Georgia wrongful death laws. One component of damages is the full value of a decedent’s life from the point of view of the decedent. The second component of damages are those incurred by the estate of the decedent. These typically involve medical bills, burial expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering of the decedent prior to passing away.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can file a wrongful death claim?
The rights of plaintiffs to pursue wrongful death claims, including the proper parties to bring a claim, are subject to the applicable law of a particular state, and the types of damages recovered can significantly vary from state-to-state as well.
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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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How long do I have to pursue a wrongful death claim?
The period of time can be as short as one year or as long as eight years
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Another attorney told me I don’t have a case. What should I do?
Families should get a second opinion from another wrongful death lawyer even if they have been told that they do not have a meritorious claim.
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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.