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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, Montlick and associates, for taking my case. Special thanks to Scott Paterson and his secretary Sarah for your patience and always encouraging when me it got tough. You put in all your effort to make sure I was compensated. I wish I could give you 100 stars. God bless you all, and thank you.
Montlick and Associates at Executive Park in Atlanta, Ga have been the most professional and customer service oriented firm I've had the pleasure of working with despite the circumstance I was in. They were able to assist me with 1 case successfully in December 2019.I recently needed additional assistance in October 2023 for a 2nd case. This time Montlick and Associtates could not directly assist me due to the nature of my request, but they were able to point me into the right direction on where I can receive attorney services.That was such a huge relief! Thank you to Nick Vocino and his office and team!
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 !!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amber and Nick have been an outstanding team. They guided me through the legal process after my accident and always kept me up-to-date with progress on my case. Amber was always available to answer any questions, and was so polite and professional. Both Nick and Amber really did an amazing job of making me feel like I was their priority. Thanks so much to both of you!
Although the circumstances that led me to Montlick and Associates were not pleasant, this firm was a joy to work with. Nick Vocino and his team, especially "Amber Starks: ("AmberfromMrVocinosoffice"). They were very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional at all times. They paid close attention to items that I thought were "little things" and answered all of my concerns. They made my family feel important and treated us as such. Thank you for your hard work. I would certainly recommend this firm to others, especially my family and friends.
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!
I Appreciate Mrs Juric and her team.. They are the best.. My favorite by far.. Thank you
I have dealt with a few attorneys, but I can truly say that my experience with Montlick and Associates were the best. I didn’t have to chase them for updates, they kept me well informed during the whole process. Thanks guys, job well done.
Thank you for the professional and family felt service that you have given me , I couldn’t have asked for more satisfaction and awesome service that Montlick and Montlick provided me. again, thank you so very much.😊……
Attorney Liu is good at what he does, he's on point and tells you what is and what is not. Bree Warner his assistant personalizes the word awesome. Thank you both.
Thank you Nives and team!
I really appreciate the hard work they did. They were right on it. Made sure I received all the necessary treatment and therapy. Everything could be done online, which made it convenient. Kept me informed in the process. Grateful for the blessing of what I received! Thanks to Àttorney Monick and his assistant, Sara.
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.
I would like to say that the Commercials we see on television was so True. I’ve dealt with a couple of Attorneys before but (Nothing) Can Compare the Royal treatment and the Customer Service I received from Attorney Glauser and his staff like never before. I “Will” Refer my family and friends to Montlick and Associates anytime anywhere.Thank you guys for your support.I Promise I will not go nowhere else
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!
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.
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.
Mike Moran was very open and frank about how presented the case to me and his suggestion were on point. Thank you
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.
This is an amazing company! I couldn’t have chose a better attorney for this car accident.Thankyou Kaylee Wiley & Nives Juric ❤️


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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

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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.