Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Athens, Georgia (GA)
18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Athens, Georgia (GA) & Nationwide
We Know What It Takes to Win™ Semi-trailer Truck Crashes With Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claims in GA
For 37, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has strived to not only represent the rights of injured and deceased injury victims, but also to give back to the community. Our experienced Georgia 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accident Lawyers aggressively fight for injured victims from Athens as well as throughout Georgia seek and obtain the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers are dedicated to exceptional service, and fight hard on behalf of each client to maximize the value of their cases by Georgia law.
With Billions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients, Our Experience Pays!™*
Our lawyers handle all types personal injury and motor vehicle accident cases throughout Georgia and nationwide.* Every client of Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law will receive dedicated one-on-one legal services and guidance. We treat each client’s case as if they are our own, or that of a close family member. Moreover, our attorneys proudly operate with a strong moral compass, honest, integrity, transparency, and unquestionable ethics.
Trucking accidents generally are complicated issues of both state and federal law, and our 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accident Attorneys know the nuances of the law as well as how to hold negligent drivers and companies accountable. We possess the moral compass, ethics, dedication, and integrity to ensure clients have the best opportunity possible of exercising their legal rights by seeking compensation through legal action. With billions of dollars recovered for our accident and injury clients, our attorneys know what it takes to win Georgia 18-wheeler truck collision cases, and our law firm has a strong track record for results.*
Whether you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a Georgia trucking accident, it is important to act quickly by contacting Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, today for your free consultation. Contact us Nationwide, 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED(1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You may also visit us at Montlick.com and contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.**
This Practice Area Page at a Glance:
- The Top Four Reasons Why People Select Montlick & Associates
- Why Retaining Experienced Legal Counsel Can Make a Difference in Your Case
- Legal Time Deadlines: Act Now to Preserve Your Right to Recover Maximum Compensation in Georgia
- What is My Georgia 18-Wheeler Accident Case Worth?
- Our Promise to You!
- Types of Truck Accident Cases Our Firm Handles Throughout Georgia
- Free Case Review and Consultation to Protect Your Legal Rights
The Top Four Reasons Why People Choose Montlick & Associates:
The Powerhouse Firm that Puts You First!™
- Our attorneys and legal support staff work hard to maximize the monetary value of each of our clients’ cases according to their rights under Georgia Law. Initially following any truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may not know the full nature and extent of your injuries, and are likely dealing with costly medical care, lost income and pain and suffering. Trucking insurance companies know this and will frequently try to offer monetary compensation early, before you know the full extent of your injuries or obtain legal advice. In fact, insurance company claims adjusters often pressure claimants to accept fast, “low-ball” offers to settle their truck accident claims. Once your case is settled, it may never be reopened. Montlick & Associates works hard for each and every client in order to recover the maximum monetary compensation to which they are entitled under Georgia Law.*
- Montlick & Associates is a client-driven personal injury law firm. Since 1984 we have been dedicated to our goal of providing exceptional service to each and every client. Our attorneys and their support staff stay in touch with our clients on a regular basis, and keep them fully informed of all-important case developments.
- Our law practice is limited to personal injury law. We believe that our attorneys can do the finest job possible by focusing and limiting their practice to one area of personal injury and accident law. We only represent injured people, never insurance companies or corporations.
- Our Experience Pays!TM Our law firm has been assisting injured people and their families in recovering the monetary compensation their case deserves for over 37 years, and our law firm has recovered billions of dollars for our clients.*
If you have sustained injuries or if your loved one suffered fatal injuries because of a trucking accident caused by negligence, you should consider contacting Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law to discuss potential legal options. At Montlick & Associates, there are no fees unless you win. Contact us Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or dial #WIN (946) from your cellphone. You can also visit Montlick.com and use our Free 24-Hour Live Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.
Having the Right Attorney Can Help You Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
Choosing the right attorney for a trucking accident case is extremely important when pursuing legal action. Some attorneys devote their entire careers to trucking and other types of auto accidents. Our law firm that has decades of experience holding trucking companies accountable, and we handle these types of cases every day, as we have for over 37 years.
The Impact Insurance Companies Have on Limiting Compensation Paid to Injury Victims
One very important reason why having an attorney who specializes in trucking accidents handle a complicated trucking accident case is because of the attorney’s thorough understanding of how insurance companies seek to minimize payouts to injury victims. For example, if injury victims file a claim through their insurance and do so without the assistance of an attorney, they run the risk of being taken advantage by the trucking company’s commercial carrier. For example, insurance companies commony record conversations with injury victims, obtain information, and use such information against the victims later on. In doing so, they are often able to reduce the amount of compensation payable to an injury victim.
Another important factor with regard to such claims is the preservation of evidence. Normally, trucking companies are eager to get their damaged tractor-trailers repaired and back on the road. However, if they succeed in doing so quickly, injured victims lose the potentially valuable evidence on the truck, such as the black box, on-board camera footage, and other vehicle data. Our lawyers know what is necessary to compel preservation of such evidence, and when appropriate, will retain the use of experts to inspect and download data from the vehicle.
Available data through research demonstrates that insurance companies compensate injury victims with much higher amounts when those victims who have retained legal representation. A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) revealed the following:
- 85% of payouts by insurance companies for personal injury claims were paid to victims that were represented by an attorney.
- Injury victims with legal representation received, on average, 300% more financial compensation than injury victims who did not have legal representation.
A knowledgeable Georgia 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accident Lawyer has the negotiating power to help injured victims obtain a substantially greater amount of compensation than they otherwise would without the help of an attorney.
At Montlick & Associates, Injury Attornews, our lawyers understand what it takes to successfully litigate trucking accident cases and hold not only negligent drivers accountable, but also trucking companies, who not only employed and are responsible for the conduct of their drivers, but may have also played a role in the negligent conduct that resulted in an accident involving catastrophic injuries.
Since claims against trucking companies and commercial insurance carriers can be complicated issues of both state and federal law, lawyers must be prepared to know their way around the litigation process, and take such cases to trial. When insurance companies do not offer enough compensation to our clients, our lawyers are prepared to litigate such claims when appropriate, and also argue our clients’ cases in front of juries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident in Athens, Georgia caused by a negligent tractor-trailer driver, seeking the advice of an18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accident Attorney can be a critical step to protecting your legal rights. Contact Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), dial #WIN (946) from your cellphone, or visit Montlick.com and use our Free 24-Hour Live Chat.
The Commercial Trucking Industry Involves Both Federal and State Laws
Unlike an ordinary car accident that involves two or more passenger vehicles, trucking accidents involve large, inherently dangerous vehicles that transport commercial goods, and typically cross state lines. As such, the commercial trucking ind ustry is regulated by both federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. Most accidents caused by negligent drivers of tractor trailers are the result of disobeying Georgia traffic laws. However, trucking companies sometimes also run afoul of state and federal regulations, and such violations are often a contributing factor to some very serious accidents. Examples of such acts include the following:
- Hiring untrained drivers and/or a failure to train drivers;
- Failure to ensure a driver has the proper professional driver’s license and clean driving record;
- Hiring drivers with disqualifying criminal records;
- Lack of screening of drivers for alcohol or drug use (including prescription drugs that can cause driver impairment);
- Failure to ensure drivers are physically fit to handle long driving shifts;
- Violations of weight and load requirements (a heavier truck can be a more dangerous truck);
- Poor adherence to hours of service (HOS) rules that limit the number of hours a trucker can work in a given period, including insufficient breaks;
- Failure to ensure all trucks are properly maintained and inspected; and
- Failure to accurately log all HOS hours for drivers as well as keep updated copies of maintenance and inspection reports for all trucks.
While large commercial tractor-trailer trucks serve an important role in the transport of goods throughout Georgia and across state lines, all drivers and trucking companies must comply with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. A violation of any of these laws can increase the likelihood or severity of accidents and resulting injuries. In such cases, it is important to hold trucking companies accountable for such conduct, including forcing the preservation of evidence to establish liability.
Legal Time Deadlines: Act Now to Preserve Your Right to Recover Maximum Compensation
All types of legal claims are subject to “statutes of limitations” or legal time deadlines.
WARNING: Failing to comply with a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to compensation!
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases and wrongful death cases in Georgia is generally 2 years from the date of the truck accident, but there are exceptions that can greatly shorten or even lengthen the deadline! By way of example only, certain types of accident claims against governmental entities in Georgia as well as claims against the Federal Government can have much shorter deadlines or different notice requirements. In some cases, a combination of different types of legal claims may exist that involve different time frames, which may be due to multiple defendants and/or even the laws of more than one jurisdiction. Statutes of limitation also vary from state to state. Our experienced semi-truck accident attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances relevant to your case to determine which statutes of limitations (deadlines) apply. We take the required actions to preserve all important legal deadlines on behalf of our clients.
The statute of limitations is not the only reason why retaining legal counsel is so important following a trucking accident. Many victims have auto insurance policies that may provide coverage, including, but not necessarily limited to, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM), and Medical Pay (MedPay). In addition to the legal deadlines to file lawsuits in the state of Georgia, there are also commonly contractual deadlines to file insurance claims, which can elapse quickly depending on the injured victim’s auto insurance policy (or even one owned by a household family member). Failure to adhere to such deadlines filing an insurance claim may result in the denial of coverage.
Protect Your Legal Rights Today by Contacting Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Georgia 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accident Lawyers investigate all potential avenues for recovering compensation on behalf of injury victims. The second we work with a new client, our legal team immediately begins the process of gathering and preserving evidence when appropriate, obtaining witness statements when applicable, filing a lawsuit and/or insurance claim, and calendaring all necessary deadlines.
Our lawyers dedicate their careers to helping clients in Georgia or anywhere else in the United States.* Call us Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or #WIN (#946) on your mobile phone, for your free consultation. We are also available day and night through our Free Live Chat and through our Free Case Evaluation Form at Montlick.com.
How to Determine What Your Athens Georgia Trucking Accident Case is Worth
We pursue all damages to which our clients are entitled under the law. Examples of the type of compensation that we have recovered on behalf of our clients include:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future);
- Lost wages (past, present, and future);
- Loss of capacity to work);
- Damage to property (including the motor vehicle involved in the trucking accident and any other personal property that may have been damaged or destroyed);
- Physical pain and suffering;
- Mental/emotional pain and anguish (including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, among others);
- Punitive damages (when the defendant(s) conduct rises to the level of gross negligence).
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death and survival damages (such as loss of the tangible and intangible value of the deceased victim’s life, burial expenses, and medical expenses and pain and suffering prior to death)
Valuing an Athens trucking accident claim is generally not possible at the beginning of a case, but our attorneys are able to advise our clients on a range of predicted case value once all of the evidence has been assembled, we have reviewed all important medical documentation, and the given client’s medical prognosis has been determined. The general factors that play a role in determining the value of any trucking accident case include, but may not be limited to, the following:
- Strength of liability;
- The facts and circumstances underlying the trucking accident (i.e., time of day, weather, conduct of every person involved, and whether there was traffic, etc.);
- The severity and scope of a victim’s injuries;
- Where a case would be filed (venue and jurisdiction);
- Like-ability and credibility of plaintiff and witnesses to a jury;
- The cost of past, present, and future medical treatment; and
- Whether the injured victim is temporarily or permanently disabled.
Protect your legal rights today. Call us to learn about your legal rights as well as the necessary steps to protect those valuable rights. Contact us Nationwide 24/7 by calling 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or dial #WIN (#946) from your cell phone, use our online consultation form or use our 24-Hour Live Chat at www.Montlick.com.
Our Promise to You
1. Treat your case as if it were our own. We'll treat you the same way we would want to be treated – as if it were our own case, or the case of a close friend or family member.
2. Protect you from powerful insurance companies. One of the first things the insurance adjuster will typically say is that you do not need an attorney. That's because the insurance company's goal is to pay you as little money as possible, and they know that injured people get substantially more money with an attorney representing them. With over 37 years of experience dealing with insurance companies, we can help you navigate through the insurance company minefields and avoid any traps.
3. Analyze your case at no charge to you. We'll evaluate your situation and advise you how to best protect your rights, at no charge to you. We invite you to call us 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays to request a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Or use our 24/7 online chat right here on our website.
4. Vigorously fight on your behalf in order to obtain all the compensation and benefits you deserve. There's always a lot at stake after a serious injury, and when our clients rely on us for help, we never take that situation lightly. We work extremely hard, and we will always do the right thing when it comes to our clients.
5. Give your case our personal attention. We tell our clients: "We want you to concentrate on getting well. We want to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns. We work for you, not the other way around."
6. Promptly return phone calls and keep you informed. We are sure you've heard about professionals who do not return phone calls. Or, perhaps you have spoken to people using other law firms who never knew what was going on with their case. That won't happen with us. We keep our clients well informed of important developments and routinely send copies of correspondence regarding their case.
7. Be there for you when you need us most. When our clients first call us after a serious injury, they're understandably really worried. And we say to them, "You don't have to do this alone." We'll take on the insurance company for you and help you get the money you deserve for your medical treatments, lost wages, car repairs and pain and suffering. That's the kind of help we've been giving for over 37years.
8. Always treat you with dignity and respect. Our promise is to operate at all times with honesty, integrity, high moral character and unquestionable ethics. And we'll treat you with kindness and give you and your family the dignity and respect that you deserve.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Handles a Variety of Traffic Accident Cases
At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we represent accident victims who have sustained injuries not only in trucking accidents but also in any other type of traffic accident including the following:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents, (all types, including 18-wheeler tractor trailer trucks, big rigs, semis, box trucks, delivery & garbage trucks, pick-up trucks, 15 passenger vans)
- DUI and Drug-impaired Driver Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- SUV Rollovers
- Hit-By-Car Pedestrian Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Train Accidents
Free Case Evaluation to Review Your Situation and Protect Your Legal Rights
Our Georgia 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accident Lawyers are devoted to their clients and take all available measures to ensure they are providing the best legal representation they can to each and every client.
For your Free Consultation, contact Montlick & Associates, Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by simply dialing #WIN(#946) from your mobile phone. We also can be contacted at Montlick.com where you can submit a Free Case Evaluation Form 24/7 or utilize our 24-Hour Live Chat.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and local associated law firms at no additional cost to you depending on the jurisdiction, and any specialized expertise required. For more information, click here.