Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Athens, Georgia
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Athens, Georgia Since 1984
The Athens personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing those injured by intentional, reckless and negligent misconduct since our law firm was established in 1984. Our law firm has successfully represented Athens injury victims in personal injury cases, such as trucking collisions, car accidents, trip and falls, dangerous products, errors and omissions by medical providers, injuries caused by dangerous conditions on the premises of others and a wide variety of other personal injury cases. We provide legal representation to accident victims injured by a wide range of criminal acts ranging from ordinary carelessness to intentional criminal misconduct of a third party. If you suffer injuries, emotional distress and financial loss because of the wrongful conduct of an individual, business or public entity, our experienced personal injury law firm may be able to pursue legal action to punish the wrongdoer and obtain compensation so that you can move past your injuries.
Our firm has been fighting for the rights of injury victims and their families for over 36 years, during which time we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We have built a reputation in the Athens community and throughout the state that often motivates insurance companies to settle cases without the necessity to file a lawsuit. Even if we must aggressively pursue a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for our clients, we may be able to settle your case through effective negotiation or other forms of alternate dispute resolution. We carefully tailor our approach to fit the specific facts and law while seeking the best available results for our clients. Our personal injury law firm is available to represent those injured in all types of accidents in Athens and the surrounding vicinity, including the following:
Athens Auto Accidents: There are many types of Athens car accidents involving every type of motor vehicle which annually claim the lives of over thirty thousand people and result in injury to approximately 1.4 million people throughout the country. Often these accidents could be prevented if drivers took slightly more care by not consuming alcohol before driving, slowing down and paying attention. When drivers careless or reckless driving or negligence by other parties cause an Athens car accident, our experienced Athens car accident lawyers may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Athens Trucking Collisions: While most people realize the danger associated with a collision with a vehicle that may exceed the weight of their own by more than 75,000 pounds, drivers tend to think accidents involving tractor-trailers (i.e. big-rigs, commercial trucks) are unusual events. This assumption is mistaken as there are approximately a half a million trucking accidents nationally each year. The injuries that result from an Athens trucking accident tend to be life-altering and may permanently impair a trucking accident victims mental and physical functioning. The party that suffers severe injury or dies in an Athens trucking accident is almost always an occupant in the other vehicle. Trucking companies are used to legal claims being pursued against them for trucking accidents so they have enormous resources, a stable of lawyers and experts as well as a pattern of distorting or destroying key evidence. Our Athens tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are familiar with these challenges and do not hesitate to diligently pursue the best possible strategy when seeking compensation for our Athens trucking accident clients.
Abuse/Neglect in Athens Nursing Homes: When you must entrust an elderly family member to the care of a residential facility like an Athens nursing home, it can be a scary prospect. The reality is that abuse of seniors in nursing homes is common because so many facilities lack adequate staffing or provide substandard training and supervision. Nursing home neglect often involves denying residents basic needs like hydration, medication, nutrition or the opportunity for hygiene. This type of neglect can lead to life-threatening injury and illness. Nursing home abuse in an Athens elderly residential care facility may take the form of sexual abuse, physical assault, financial exploitation, abandonment of care, unjustified restraint (physical or chemical) or emotional abuse. If you suspect that someone you love is being mistreated or neglected while in the care of an Athens nursing home, our experienced Athens nursing home attorneys may be able to discover evidence of such abuse or neglect and seek compensation for your loved one.
Athens Slip and Fall Accidents: When you are on the premises of a home owner, business or public entity, it is normal to presume that the premises are reasonably safe. While the owner of a property may be required to investigate to identify hazards, warn of certain hazards and take remedial measure to make other hazards safe, the scope of this duty changes based on a number of factors so it important to seek prompt legal advice if you have been injured in an Athens slip and fall accident on the premises of someone else. Generally, if you are patronizing a business, the owner will have a duty to make the premises reasonably safe. Insurance carriers commonly defend slip and fall cases by claiming that the injury victim was not paying attention or otherwise was not diligent in avoiding the fall. Our experienced Athens slip and fall attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the importance of investigating and analyzing maintenance records and practices, lighting, warning signs, remedial measures and other factors that may affect the outcome of an Athens slip and fall claim.
Athens Wrongful Death Actions: If a loved one dies, the emotional pain and financial challenges are often overwhelming, but when someone you love dies because a third party is unsafe, indifferent or violent, the pain is intensified. Our Athens wrongful death law firm is committed to seeking justice for those who needlessly die because of the misconduct of third parties and to providing financial support for the loved one’s that survive them. Whether your loved one dies in a motor vehicle accident, fall on a construction site or during a violent assault because of negligent security, our experienced team of Athens personal injury attorneys may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim to seek damages on behalf of the estate of your loved one and to compensate your for your own loss.
Athens Construction Accidents: Construction sites in Athens can be extremely dangerous with exposed power lines, heavy machinery, hazardous substances or chemicals and improperly built scaffoldings that cause deadly falls. There are many people that suffer serious injuries on construction sites every year. If you suffer serious injury on an Athens construction site, we may be able to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against another entity on the construction site. This is generally the best way to pursue the maximum compensation for injuries in a construction accident. The Athens construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are familiar with the complicated safety regulations and confusing chaos that often prevails at construction sites. If you have been injured or a loved one dies on an Athens construction project, we may be able to help you obtain the compensation you need in the face of injuries that may prevent you from engaging in future construction work.
Athens Dog Bites: If you are bitten or mauled by a dog, you may suffer severe physical injuries that necessitate plastic surgery and deep psychological trauma. The most common victims of dog bites and mauling incidents are small children. An owner of a dog has a legal duty to be aware of evidence that their dog has violent tendencies. If the dog owner should know of such violent tendencies, they may be strictly liable (liability without fault) for injuries suffered in an Athens dog attack. Even where a dog owner has no reason to believe that their dog is violent, they may be liable if they violate a local leash law, or they fail to exercise reasonable care to prevent their dog from causing injury. The Athens dog bite attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the physical and emotional trauma that may be caused by a dog attack or mauling in Athens and work diligently to obtain the compensation our clients need to obtain physical treatment and counseling along with other appropriate compensation.
Athens Pedestrian Accidents: Walking is becoming an increasingly popular way to get around because of the cost of gas and physical fitness benefits associated with hoofing it. However, the streets of Athens and many cities throughout the state often pose substantial dangers to pedestrians including lights that change to quickly, lack of middle islands, long distances between crosswalks and a dearth of sidewalks. This lack of pedestrian traffic safety features can mean a recipe for disaster when distracted, drunk or otherwise careless drivers collide with pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents frequently result in devastating injuries or the tragic death of a love one. The Athens pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and associates aggressively pursue legal claims for our pedestrian accident clients who suffer severe injury. When unsafe road design contributes to a pedestrian accident, our experienced Athens pedestrian accident lawyers understand the special timing requirements and procedures that are involved in claims against public entities.
Athens Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycles are fun and fuel efficient ways to commute to work or explore Athens, but they also may be involved in horrific collisions. Motorcycles are harder to see because of their relatively small mass and because they may be located in positions where motorists do not think to look such as straddling the line dividing lanes. This makes motorcyclists more vulnerable to negligent drivers that are intoxicated or not focused on their driving. When a motorcyclist is involved in an Athens motorcycle accident, the result can be permanent incapacitating injuries because motorcycles lack the basic safety features of other motor vehicles. If you or a loved has been injured in an Athens motorcycle accident, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have successfully represented many motorcycle accident victims just like you.
Athens Premises Liability: There are many ways that one may suffer injury on the premises of another as varied as trip and falls caused by hazards like poorly maintained handrails on staircases to violent assaults committed by third parties. While the scope of the duty that a property owner owes to those on his or her property may vary based on a number of factors, a property owner often has a duty to inspect their property, perform reasonable maintenance, remove or correct hazardous conditions and warn visitors of unsafe hazards that they might not be expected to notice. Premises liability law is complicated and requires a careful analysis of many factors to determine what duty is owed to someone who visits the premises of another, and what constitutes sufficient compliance with that duty. Whether you are the victim of an animal attack, trip and fall or negligent security, our Athens premises liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates provide diligent legal representation in seeking the best results for our clients.
Athens Workers’ Compensation Claims: At Montlick and Associates, we have effectively represented employees who have been injured on the job in a broad range of industries including construction, poultry processing, manufacturing, agriculture, administrative support and a wide range of other types of employment. Our experienced team of Athens workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate the often complex workers’ compensation system to determine that you are treated fairly. If you suffer a work related injury, occupational injury or repetitive motion injury, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, free medical care and compensation for future disability. Our Athens workers’ compensation attorneys may also investigate the feasibility of a personal injury claim against other entities that may have contributed to your workplace injury to obtain access to more extensive compensation.
Athens Product Liability (Defective Products): Companies that manufacture, import, distribute and market products to consumers are in a unique position to detect potential defects and prevent consumers from injury caused by defective products. This is a key rationale for why product liability law permits consumers to seek compensation from anyone in the process of producing or distributing a product. While the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues recalls and establishes safety standards for many products, there are many more products that are not regulated or do not come to the attention of the CPSC until injuries have already occurred. This danger posed to consumers is increasing exponentially as more products are being imported from countries with lax safety standards. If you or a loved one is injured by a defective product, the experienced Athens product liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates have helped many consumers injured by dangerous products.
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