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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. 

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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 39 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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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.
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 ❤️
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
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!
Montlick & Associates is the best Law Firm. My experience with this Firm is so amazing!Expertise in an automobile accident. They handle my case with such professionalism. I would recommend them to anybody that is involved in a car accident. Thank you Montlick & Associates for being there for me. Thank you.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys are outstanding. When a hit a run driver rear-ended my car, I called the law firm, and they worked on my case from the beginning to the end. I am very pleased with their service and I highly recommend them if you have legal matters.
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Montlick & Associates commercials are really true. I had a great experience with my attorney and staff members who assisted me. Thanks for your patience and caring. Cb🤗
Jason and Kalena took great care of me! This was my second experience with Jason and his team and I truly feel seen and heard every time. This time around, the accident was extremely rough. My life was in shambles and I am still baffled at how reassuring everyone was consistently. I trust his expertise wholeheartedly. I am always satisfied with his communication and overall results. I hope I don't have to deal with an accident ever again but if I had to deal, I know where I am headed. I appreciate you all!!
I had an amazing experience with Montlick & Associates. I had my first car accident and never had to go through anything like this before. Cate and Amy were extremely helpful, reassuring, and answered any questions I had in a timely manner whether it be email or a phone call. Great communication and very friendly, satisfied with my settlement as well. If I ever have another accident I would love to get Cate and Amy again! Thank you.
Lamar Bridges worked with Nathan Kratzert and he really cared about me as a person. His patience and time is a win win for anyone need their help.
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We were in a serious car accident, of course we were the innocent party. I knew we would need guidance with hospital bills, insurance companies and settlements. Our attorney was NivesJuric with Montlick and Associales.Nives was kind, compassionate, a very good listener, promptly answered all my questions, .She always kelp us informed with her progress,and worked diligently until our case was settled, alwats putting us first.Nives did her job, she was the perfect attorney for us.Thank you
Ramon Palanca andChristopher Phillips are the Absolute Best. The long hours that they put into helping me with not only the settlement, but checking up on me after cancer surgery. I would 1000% recommend them to everyone. Not only are they the ultimate legal team, they are caring and honest men. I'm forever thankful that I had the opportunity to work with and meet these fine gentleman.I wrote this over 3 years ago, and I still feel they are 100% the best ever!

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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 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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Why do lawyers keep rejecting my DUI case?
While the negligence of the other driver may be clear and the victim's injuries significant, the problem might lie not in obtaining a judgment but in enforcing the judgment.
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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.