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Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Columbus 

The Road to Recovery Starts Right Here, Right Now. 

You shouldn’t be stuck with the bill for injuries you didn’t cause. Regain control of your future health, hopes, and happiness with Montlick as your advocate.

That claustrophobic, nervous feeling you get when you see a big rig in your rearview is justified. Truck accidents happen in only seconds but bring devastating consequences that can last a lifetime. After your truck crash, the truck company will work fast to protect their rights. We work fast to protect yours.

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We know a truck crash is a lot to handle. That’s why when you’re a Montlick client, your attorney and their staff of legal professionals will be available to answer your questions fully and promptly. We have 40 years of experience providing exceptional legal services with compassion and care. When it comes to the fight, you focus on healing. We’ll take it from here.


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Good Day Ms. Claudia Turner and Ms. Kim Jacobsen. Your team worked to assist me with my accident. I thank GOD that it gives a person like you who look out for people like me. I truly found my Angel. I will tell everyone if they need someone in their corner MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES you can trust to go the extra mile.Thank you again Ms. Claudia TurnerA Very, Very Greatful Client.Vanetta C. Stockfisch
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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.
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If you or your love ones ever need an accident attorney, I recommend Montlick Injury Attorneys. Nick and his team were great, and was very attentive to my son’s needs. Nick worked hard to get my son a nice settlement to get back on his feet after his traumatic accident. We are are ever so grateful!
Dawn Meggs
Had a injury nobody else would take, Montlick took and and helped me to settleBrought my first ram truck from the settlement thank you Jason - Attorney, thank you Montlick. Also I want to thank Victoria Montlick Wins! Go with Montlick ! They will Lick the counterpart to pieces
Hakim X
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.
Chandra Hambrick
Listen up! If you been in a Accident.Montlick and Associates are one of the best in town.Attorney Cate Powell is a great attorney. She answered my questions in a timely manner and always kept me in the loop. Her staff, including Amy Jones, was pleasant and courteous. They got me a great settlement and were attentive to my needs. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family. I'm telling the truth to anyone been in accident call them .You will not regret it!
Larry Copeland
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
Anita Erickson
Since Covid, I’ve been in 3 hit-and-run accidents in which neither were my fault. I had a different attorney represented me in the first accident who was not very attentive nor responsive to my numerous calls and questions. For my second and third accident, I decided to go with Montlick and Associates, specifically Attorney Cate Powell. Cate, returned my call; she listened, took notes, allowed me to vent about chronic pain I was experiencing and after finding out that the other driver almost got out of paying the liability claim due to a technicality, Cate assured me that she had everything under control. Unlike my first attorney, she not only provided updates but she checked on my recovery as well; and if she was unable to personally update me, she allowed her team to provide an update. Cate is a fighter for her clients, she even dealt with my insurance to ensure that I received everything that was owed to me. And she also represented my husband as well. She is now someone I trust wholeheartedly, and if I ever have a legal matter, I can call her for help and if she can’t represent me, she will certainly point me in the right direction.So, if you’re ever in an accident and seeking legal representation, and need a no-nonsense attorney, call Attorney Cate Powell because I am telling you from experience – she would be your one call that would fully represent you. Trust me!
gwenette dowe
There are many positive words to describe my experience with Montlick & Associates. However, the ones that are most applicable to my case are professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.I truly appreciate the time and effort that Nick Vocino and Amber Starks spent on my behalf. The entire process took about 2 years from the date of the accident to the date I got my settlement check. Nick kept me apprised every step of the way and for that, I am truly grateful!Montlick & Associates is a 5-star law firm. I would absolutely recommend it to my family and friends!
Wanda Hightower
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.
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18-Wheeler Truck Accident Attorneys for Columbus

Truck Companies Work Fast. So Do We.

Evidence can be lost or destroyed in the days, weeks, and even months after a truck accident occurs. It is crucial to take steps to preserve evidence before it is too late. When Montlick is on your case, we immediately take steps to investigate and preserve necessary evidence, such as:

  • Going to the scene of the accident ourselves to take photographs and/or video footage of conditions, including skid marks, debris, any hazardous materials spilled in connection with the accident
  • Getting a court order to the trucking company to preserve evidence associated with the case
  • Tracking down and speaking with witnesses to the accident
  • Collecting medical records pertaining to the truck accident immediately following treatment at a hospital or doctor’s office

Trucking companies and their insurance partners are notorious for sending their own investigators to the scene of an accident immediately, and in some cases tampering with or destroying important evidence that could help your case. That’s why it’s so important for you to contact Montlick as soon as possible following a commercial truck crash injury, so we can preserve the evidence you need to win. Let us get to work for you.

Big Rig Wreck Lawyers Serving Columbus, Georgia

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Whatever your case looks like, a Montlick attorney will review it at no cost. We will examine your situation and advise you on a path forward.
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When you suffer serious injuries from a commercial truck crash that may cause long-periods of disability, it can prevent you from returning to work while medical and household bills continue to accumulate. These types of injuries may even result in permanent impairment of mental or physical functioning. These kinds of injuries can interfere with every aspect of your life, including personal relationships. Our compassionate and experienced team of Columbus trucking accident attorneys may be able to seek a variety of forms of compensation including medical costs, loss of past, present and future wages, pain and suffering, impairment of familial relationships, and additional damages based on the facts and circumstances of your situation.

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No matter where you are located, our Columbus commercial truck attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Contact us 24/7 (even holidays!) for your free consultation.
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Leveling the Playing Field

The commercial trucking industry has both experience and expertise in successfully defending trucking accident claims. Trucking companies have enormous financial resources, a stable of experts and an experienced team of trucking lawyers. Commercial drivers and trucking companies also often engage in unethical tactics when facing accident claims, including doctoring driver logbooks that are designed to track fatigue and maintenance issues. Trucking companies often have experts dispatched to a trucking accident scene within minutes so critical evidence can disappear or be altered.

Regulations The trucking industry is subject to a mix of state and federal regulations that govern intrastate and interstate commercial trucking. These regulations govern many safety issues including inspections and maintenance, pre-employment screening and qualifications, drug and alcohol policies, fatigue rules, restrictions on cell phone use and a wide variety of other safety issues. Trucking companies and commercial drivers often disregard these regulations in the pursuit of higher revenue. When drivers fail to comply with trucking safety regulations often with the express or implicit approval of trucking companies, these violations may serve as the basis for liability in a Columbus trucking accident claim.

It’s unfair for an injured person to go up against trucking corporations with massive resources on their own. That’s why we’re here—to level the playing field and get you the money you deserve.

Causes of Trucking Crashes

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Corporations cutting costs, potential truck driver shortages, and grueling expectations for current drivers mean there are more and more overtired truckers driving through Georgia.

The number of tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and big rigs on Georgia roadways has risen dramatically in recent years. Sadly, as more and more large trucks take to Georgia highways, the rate of accidents and fatalities related to these tractor-trailers continues to climb. In recent years more than 5,000 large trucks have been involved in fatal injury crashes.

Large truck accidents account for over 4,800 fatalities across the U.S. each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10% of traffic fatalities are the result of collisions involving a large truck. In addition to the alarming rate of fatalities, another 100,000 individuals are injured in tractor-trailer accidents every year.

Common Negligent Trucking Practices

There are many types of negligent practices that may be a factor in causing a Columbus trucking accident at the fault of the driver, the company, a third party, a combination of these.

Unsafe driver practices include: drunk or drugged truck drivers, a lack of awareness of “no zones” (large truck blind spots), driver fatigue resulting from violations of hours of service rules, truck drivers who do not properly plan routes to avoid unsafe inclines and other unsafe roads for big-rigs, drivers that fail to drive at a safe speed given the braking and handling limitations of commercial trucks

Unsafe company or maintenance practices include: a company’s failure to conduct inspections or perform maintenance, brake failure and tire blowouts resulting from inadequate maintenance practices, a truck company’s insufficient screening of potential drivers, a company’s hiring of drivers that are not medically fit to drive.

When Columbus truck drivers operate commercial vehicles unsafely and trucking companies turn a blind eye to the unsafe practices, it can result in permanent, life-altering injuries. Our dedicated team of commercial trucking accident attorneys at Montlick has 40 years of experience representing people like you who have suffered serious injuries in a tractor-trailer accident.

Types of Truck Accidents

Accidents unique to tractor-trailers include jackknife collisions and carriage truck override or underride accidents. Both of these types of Columbus commercial trucking accidents are particularly dangerous for passenger vehicle occupants.

Jackknife accidents occur when the front portion of a tractor-trailer combination swings around toward the rear of the vehicle so that it resembles a folding pocketknife. These Columbus tractor-trailer accidents are caused by the cab portion of the commercial truck skidding, which causes the trailer to force the cab to spin around and face toward the rear of the vehicle. This type of accident can cause major wrecks because the commercial truck may rollover on vehicles or obstruct multiple lanes of the roadway causing a multi-car accident.

Underride or override accidents involve a passenger vehicle traveling beneath the undercarriage of a tractor-trailer because of an average fifteen inch height difference between undercarriage of a car and that of a large truck. In a Columbus underride trucking accident, a passenger vehicle slides under the undercarriage of the tractor-trailer where the passenger vehicle may be crushed or the upper portion of the vehicle may literally be ripped off the vehicle. An override accident involves a truck running over the top of a passenger vehicle because of the height differential between the vehicles. Underride and override trucking accidents frequently result in horrific accidents and life-altering injuries.

Breaking The inherent limitations of commercial trucks in handling and braking increase the risk of motorists being involved in a tractor-trailer accident on Georgia roadways. Tractor-trailer accidents account for approximately 33% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities despite the fact that these massive vehicles account for a relatively small proportion of registered vehicles.

Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country are injured in big-rig accidents each year. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that it is almost always the occupants of the other, smaller vehicle that suffer serious injury or die in these collisions.

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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Truck accident liability: Who is responsible?
Any party whose negligent conduct contributes to the trucking accident and resulting injuries may be liable for damages.
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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 makes truck accident cases more complicated?
Trucking accident claims involve unique challenges that are not typically part of other motor vehicle accident claims.
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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.