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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 40 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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I had the pleasure of working with Ellen Forrester when I tell you she fought tooth and nail for me she did just that! The insurance company was not willing to pay a dime for my injuries but Ms. Forrester was not only persistent and knowledgeable she was on top of her game. Thanks to her and her team I was able to win my case.
Paula Molano was my attorney and I must say she did an amazing job with my case. She kept me informed on everything and any questions I had she answered. Very amazing attorney shes the best in my eyes. Thanks for everything
My first experience with Montlick I have no complaints. My lawyer Nick stayed on top of everything with the best advice, keeping in touch with me via text, email or phone call even if it was just checking on me to see how I was doing. He thoroughly explained everything to me and left no questions unanswered. I would definitely recommend montlick to my family and friends anyday. Thanks again Nick for all your hard work with my case.
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!
Incredible service! Mr. Ellis Lui went over and beyond what I expected with a trying DUI case. Thank You again!
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!
I highly recommend Ellis C. Liu! Thank you Montlick & Associates for everything!
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
Scott Patterson did a good job. Thank you.Thumbs up to Jeff Drew also.
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!!
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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!
They kept me updated and worked with me to answer any and all questions I had.I would definitely recommend them to all my friends and anyone needing any of the services they offer.Thank you again for all of your help.
Thank you for a fast easy process!! You guys rock! The communication was awesome ! I highly recommend !

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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.

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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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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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Another lawyer told me I don’t have a case. What should I do?
We always recommend that if a lawyer rejects your personal injurycase, that you should seek a second opinion about your claim from a trusted personal injury lawyer.
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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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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.