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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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1326 Reviews!
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!
They took good care of me and my granddaughter in every way. Took time to explain things & guide us through the process. I would recommend!
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!!
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.
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!
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!!
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!
Dayna and Ellen went above and beyond to make sure my family and I were taken care of after our accident! I wish there were more stars to give! Definitely recommending to my family and friends!
Sara Root and her team is incredible they helped me from the first day of my accident all the way to the end if you need an outstanding, caring, loving, respectful attorney Sara Root is the way to go
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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.