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Drunk Driver Auto Accident Injury Lawyers Serving Columbus

When a Drunk Driver Upends Your Life, Montlick Fights for Your Future

After an injury caused by a reckless driver under the influence, the road to healing is fraught with mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical wounds, and emotional scars that linger long after the incident.

Despite strict DUI laws, some people across Columbus still decide to get behind the wheel after too many drinks. Their terrible choice could impact the rest of your life. When you’re injured by a drunk or drugged driver, you don’t have to face the financial uncertainty and legal stress alone. 

A Winning Reputation

Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys have fought for countless clients suffering from injuries caused by drivers under the influence. We have maintained our exemplary reputation for unquestionable ethics and exceptional legal services for 40 years. In that time we’ve won billions of dollars for our clients. Let us get to work for you, too.

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1381 Reviews!
The experience was great never called or email and didn't get a response they took care of my case ASAP didn't half to wait all year long like most law offices would definitely use them again Alyssa white did her thang
Attorney Matarrese and his team provided excellent legal services with my auto accident injury claim. Everyone was caring and focused on recovering my monetary losses. I am very satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend Attorney Matarrese and his team.J Carter
I am pleased with the professional care, and concern I received. I will recommend Montick to anyone needing this type of service.
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!!!
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Douglas Glosser is our attorney and I couldn’t be happier with the communication and kindness from everyone in his office, their diligence and the care they put in to my family’s case.
Had wonderful experience with Montlick Injury Attorneys and would recommend them to anyone needing assistance. They took care of everything and kept me informed every step of the way.
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.
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!
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
Attorney Cate Powell and Team Amy Jones are the best ever ❤️ they truly care about my husband and I .
This was my first experience with an attorney but couldn’t imagine my case going any smoother from start to finish. Montlick & Associates took great care of me and I definitely recommend.
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.
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
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.
Doug handled my son's car accident with care and patience. He kept us well-informed.
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!
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Legal Help for Columbus, GA Drunk Driver Accident Injury Victims

When the Other Driver Committed a Crime

The Criminal Case Driving drunk is a crime in Columbus, Georgia. That means that if the drunk driver who caused your accident is found to have violated the law, he or she could be subject to criminal prosecution that could include jail time, fines or other criminal punishment.

The Civil Case Civil cases deal with liability (who is at fault). Serious accidents often saddle a DUI injury victim with spiraling medical bills, lost income, vehicle repair bills, and other hardships, and the civil personal injury case is the way to determine the amount of financial compensation owed (money awarded to the victim). It’s a place for the at-fault party (in this case the drunk driver who caused the accident) to be held financially accountable for the damage they’ve caused. There can be more than one way to receive financial compensation, including insurance companies and possible other third-parties.

DUI & Intoxicated Driver Crash Lawyers for Columbus Victims

What You Need to Know About Drunk Driver Crash Claims & Lawsuits

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Criminal Consequences in Georgia

A first offense criminal conviction for DUI in Georgia can carry a sentence that includes up to a year in jail, a fine up to $1000, a driver’s license suspension, and significant fines. When the intoxicated driver causes serious bodily injury, the offender could be charged with a felony, which is punishable by up to 15 years of imprisonment.

Although the criminal case carries penalties that might facilitate punishment of the drunk driver, the criminal part of the judicial process offers limited to no financial relief to the victim. That’s where we come in.

Punitive Damages

Drunk driving accident victims often have the right to additional pursue punitive damages. Punitive damages are reserved for conduct more egregious than “ordinary negligence” and are often add huge value to the final payment.

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Insurance companies (even your own) are not on your side after an accident. Their priority is profit. Our priority is YOU.

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DUI, Hit & Run Crashes in Columbus, Georgia

Drivers willing to disregard laws prohibiting drinking and driving might be inclined to violate other laws as well. Intoxicated drivers are highly likely to flee the scene of an accident. Since most alcohol-impaired drivers who cause crashes are repeat offenders, these motorists often lack a driver’s license and are more likely to be operating a vehicle without insurance.

When a driver flees the scene or lacks liability coverage, our attorneys assist our clients in identifying other viable sources of financial recovery. Our law firm routinely investigates the potential liability of third parties depending on the facts and circumstances, such as other motorists involved, the drunk driver’s employer, the manufacturer of a part, system or vehicle, a business that serves a customer who is obviously intoxicated or underage, and more.

If no viable third party defendant can be identified, our lawyers might pursue a claim with our client’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Although you might anticipate cooperation from your own insurance carrier, insurers focused on maximizing their own profits might lowball or deny your valid claim.

A Dangerous Decision

When drivers decide to get behind the wheel after spending an evening drinking in a nightclub or at a sporting event, their conduct endangers the safety of pedestrians, motorcyclists, and other vehicle occupants. Significant measures have been implemented during recent years to curb the dangerous practice of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. However, DUI offenses remain pervasive despite alcohol awareness campaigns, harsher DUI penalties, and increased monetary expenditures to enforce roadway safety.

The number of drunk drivers and their impact on others remains unacceptably high. A few statistics paint a disturbing portrait:

  • Drunk drivers caused a fatality every fifty (50) minutes in the U.S. during a recent one year period. [Insurance Information Institute (III)].
  • The FBI estimates that 1,017,808 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the same period. (III).
  • Intoxicated driving accidents also exact an enormous financial toll that has been estimated to amount to $44 billion annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

When someone else’s irresponsible decision upends your life, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the burdens alone. Montlick attorneys fight for the full value of compensation for drunk driving accident victims and their families. We have secured billions of dollars in compensation for personal injury victims and are ready to help you too.

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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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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What are Dram Shop laws?
Dram shop laws refer to the body of laws that govern the liability of businesses that serve alcohol to customers.
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Serving Columbus, GA and More

Providing Representation in the Following Areas:

Phenix City, AL (36867, 36868, 36869)

Fort Benning, GA (31905)

Fortson, GA (31808)

Midland, GA (31820)

Cataula, GA (31804)

Upatoi, GA (31829)

Waverly Hall, GA (31831)

Smiths Station, AL (36877)

Ellerslie, GA (31807)

Hamilton, GA (31811)

Salem, AL (36874)

Pine Mountain, GA (31822)

Cusseta, GA (31805)

Fort Mitchell, AL (36856)

Shiloh, GA (31826)

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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.