Personal Injury Attorneys in Athens, Georgia
Fighting for the Legal Rights of Personal Injury Victims in Athens and All of Georgia
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, provides each client with the compassionate and personalized attention they need following a serious accident. With over 33 years of legal experience, our law firm offers the knowledge, resources and representation to maximize the value of your case. If you have been injured in an accident that may have involved negligence, contact our law office as soon as possible.
How do I know if I have a personal injury action in Athens, Georgia?
It can sometimes be difficult to determine whether you have a viable personal injury action. When accidents are caused by negligence, the injured victim can normally hold the person or company who caused the accident liable. Some of the most common cases that result in personal injury and related claims include, among others:
- Automobile accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Nursing home abuse
Due to the complexities involved in assessing your legal rights, you should contact the Athens personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, for a free case analysis. One of our experienced attorneys will review your case, provide you with an individualized assessment of your legal rights, and give you advice on what actions are necessary to protect those rights.
What is my personal injury case worth?
Each claim is unique, and the value of your case depends upon many factors. Your damages are generally the most important in determining case value, depending on the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, length of treatment, as well as Pain and Suffering. Examples of other factors include how strong the liability is, whether the defendant’s conduct can be considered grossly negligent which may entitle you to punitive damages, the location of the accident, and the specific laws and cases that are applicable to your situation. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, makes a promise to each client that we will treat their case as if it were our own. Moreover, our firm will diligently strive to maximize the value our clients’ cases.
How long do I have to bring my personal injury claim?
Under Georgia law, as a general rule, you have two years from the date of an automobile accident or other type of incident to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, in cases involving claims against government entities, even shorter deadlines may apply. Alternatively, some cases allow longer time frames, such as when the injured person is a minor. It is also important to note that other types of claims, such as, by way of example, those involving contract matters, can have different applicable time deadlines. Additionally the law can vary from state to state. The longer you wait, however, the more difficult it can be to establish your claim with sufficient evidence. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance.
What if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Even if you believe you were partly at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover compensation. Georgia follows the doctrine of modified comparative negligence, allowing plaintiffs that are less than 50 percent at-fault to bring an action against the negligent person or party. If you are partially at fault for your accident, your recovery can be reduced by your percentage of fault. However, an attorney at Montlick & Associates can, depending on the circumstances, examine and preserve the evidence of what happened, locate and interview eyewitnesses, reconstruct the accident scene, obtain police reports and take other actions in an effort to prove that the negligent party was more liable than the insurance company is arguing.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in a negligence related accident, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury action against the at fault party responsible for your injury. The Athens Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia and in the Southeast. We offer you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.