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Legal Advocates for Victims of Drunk or Intoxicated Driver Crashes

We’re Here to Help & Here to Win

The aftermath of a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver is filled with physical and emotional pain and financial uncertainty. 

Despite strict DUI laws, some people across the nation still decide to get behind the wheel. Their dangerous decision could impact the rest of your life. Unfortunately for victims like you, a complicated insurance and legal battle for the money you need is in store. Insurance companies will likely try to take advantage of your vulnerable state, while you should really be focused on healing.

That’s where Montlick comes in. When you’re injured by a drunk or drugged driver, we’re here to level the playing field and get you the money you deserve so you can prioritize your recovery.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a DUI car crash, you may seek compensation for your injuries, including medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, loss of consortium (loss of support and services of a spouse or sometimes child), pain and suffering, mental anguish and replacement value or repair costs of the car, as well as punitive damages.

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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.
Douglas Glosser is our attorney and I couldn’t be happier with the communication and kindness from everyone in his office, their diligence and the care they put in to my family’s case.
Had wonderful experience with Montlick Injury Attorneys and would recommend them to anyone needing assistance. They took care of everything and kept me informed every step of the way.
Attorney Jason Saltzman and his assistant Kris Brown did an exceptional job working my case. From beginning to end they were very caring about my injuries and concerns. They responded to all my calls, text and emails in a timely fashion and never seem to have an issue with all my questions, and I had many. Because of their obvious honesty, I decided that I could trust them to handle my business and decided to utilize patience. Although there were times that I wondered what was going on, was convinced that they had my best interest in mind. Kris made sure that she requested any and all documents and information they needed and followed up with me if needed. I would recommend this team at Motlick and Associates to anyone who may find themself in a situation like mine and have to endure the pain, suffering and injuries that I endured. At the end of the day I believe they did the best they could on my behalf. Although I am still experiencing the after effects of my surgery. I fell a since of relief from the outcome my team was able to achieve. Thank you Attorney Saltzman and Kris Brown.
I had an overwhelmingly positive experience with Montlick from start to finish. I know for a fact that I would have had so much more pain and stress if it weren't for their handling of my case. Alyssa White and Antonia Morris handled everything with expert care. They were very communicative as well - any time I had a question it was answered immediately. I am so glad I made the right decision to call them when I needed help. I cannot recommend them enough!
Honestly, at the first moment I wasn't going to go with Montlick & Associates, I was with another lawyer that didn't put my needs 1st 😒, I said ha forget that I'm going with Montlick Law Firm and I called and the first thing the Associate said is how you doing 😊 it made me feel so comfortable with them, I didn't have to do anything they handled all the work and made sure they took care of me in the end. I'm happy and will just say that you would be too if you decided to go with Montlick law firm!! #MontlickLawFirm #JusticeServed #ClientLove
Attorney Cate Powell and Team Amy Jones are the best ever ❤️ they truly care about my husband and I .
This was my first experience with an attorney but couldn’t imagine my case going any smoother from start to finish. Montlick & Associates took great care of me and I definitely recommend.
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.
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
I'd recommend using Montlick and Associates. They are professional and I felt that I was treated fairly after I was assigned a new attorney. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained his plan of action and it he took care of everything.
Doug handled my son's car accident with care and patience. He kept us well-informed.
Montlick Injury Attorneys (Scott M. Patterson) and Staff (Sarah / Tamia) were very professional, thoughtful, caring, transparent, and work extremely hard to reach the best injury settlement outcome for our case. Thank you!
Caring, professional and thorough. They go above and beyond to make sure your well being is taken care of first. Both Douglas and Gia are a team that cannot be matched by any other firm. They call you within the first week to let you know they take their job very serious without any form of arrogance. Thank you for representing me and my child! I'm a client for life!
They took good care of me and my granddaughter in every way. Took time to explain things & guide us through the process. I would recommend!
Again, they did it again.. my lawyer and her associate are the best. I would recommend Montlick and Associates to EVERYONE who needs a law firm that cares!! I am so grateful for them God blessed me with am amazing duo!!
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.
Sincerity speaks volumes to me and I can not say enough about the service and the genuine care that Montlick provided for my case. The entire process was smooth and went very well in my favor. I totally felt a sense of compassion from my attorney and his staff ... they really cared and had me in mind the entire time. I highly recommend this firm ... they are the best!
Mrs. Sara Root and her assistant Chris are the best..Mrs. Root is a very smart attorney she does her research and analyze everything about your case!! I had a spinal injury that resulted to surgery due to being rear ended in a car accident ..They kept me updated through every step..Chris called to check on me often and Mrs. Root made sure i understood everything..Yes i will have back pains in the future but she ensured that i was well compassionated for my life changes due to my injury.. I am so grateful to have had them during my recovery process. Thanks guys!..We met and talk about God m having faith and a connection! I give Montlick a 10 out of 10..I highly recommend them..Thanks to all that participated in making this process smooth and successful!! Awesome Awesome Awesome Team!!
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We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and that number increases every day. With over 40 years of experience, Montlick knows what it takes to win.

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For 40 years injured people have trusted us to secure their finances and their future after an accident. Let us help you, too.

We Are Your Advocate When: 
  • A drunk driver has permanently altered your life
  • Your injuries interfere with your daily life
  • Your medical bills and unanswered questions are overwhelming you
  • You need help navigating the complicated insurance and legal systems
Accident Attorneys for Victims of Drunk and Intoxicated Driving Wrecks

Drunk Driving Accident Victims Deserve Justice

Drunk driving accidents are entirely preventable. Yet driving while intoxicated is on the rise nationwide. Every day, people recklessly decide to get behind the wheel after too many drinks– and when they do, the consequences are devastating. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s carelessness. When a drunk driver disrupts your health and future, Montlick can fight for the compensation you need to move forward.

Your case’s outcome will impact the rest of your life. That’s why our goal is always to put the most money in your pocket – where it belongs. That way you can prioritize your recovery without the burden of financial uncertainty.

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The Consequences of Drunk Driving 

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Evidence Is Everything

It is important following a DUI auto accident that key evidence regarding the at-fault driver’s intoxication or impairment by drugs is preserved. Our legal and investigation teams will take all steps to ensure that critical evidence is not lost or destroyed, so that your case remains as strong as possible.

Evidence we may investigate could include speaking to witnesses at the scene, 911 tapes, police reports, criminal DUI court records, Breathalyzer and field sobriety test results, law enforcement body and car camera footage and more.

There are massive amounts of important evidence to comb through in order to maintain a strong case. Let us handle the many man-hours it takes to put together your claim while you focus on healing from your injuries.

This type of evidence can be compelling and understandably inspire a sense of outrage in members of a jury. Insurance companies are understandably reluctant to take auto accident cases involving drunk drivers to court and may be inclined to reach a favorable settlement without going to trial.

What are Dram Shop Laws (and When Do They Apply)?

The importance of preventing drunk drivers from taking the road has led several states to enact laws imposing liability on businesses (called “dram shop liability”). This means that some businesses such as liquor stores, restaurants and bars that sell or serve alcohol, as well as social hosts that serve alcohol to their guests could be found partially liable if the person they overserved injures someone while driving drunk.

These drunk driving laws treat social hosts, such as people hosting a party, the same as a business that serves alcohol to customers. Dram Shop Law allows a person to sue a business or social host in two situations:

(1) where alcohol was sold or furnished to a person who is underage with knowledge that the person would soon be driving.

(2) where alcoholic beverages are sold or furnished to a person who is in a “state of noticeable intoxication” with knowledge that such person will soon be driving.

Whether the person injured is in another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a passenger in the vehicle with the drunk driver, the law allows the injured person to bring a claim against the person or business that provided the alcohol to the drunk driver.

When a client is injured in a DUI related car wreck, we carefully investigate the source of the alcohol to determine if the person or business responsible for providing alcohol to the drunk driver may be liable. This may include interviewing witnesses at the business or social gathering and reviewing security video to determine that an ID was not checked or an obviously false ID was accepted or that the drunk driver was obviously intoxicated when they were served. States with Dram Shop laws permit recovery for all damages that result from a DUI auto accident.

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The law provides criminal liability for operating a motor vehicle when a driver’s normal faculties are impaired. Anyone who drives when his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds .08 is presumed to have his or her driving ability impaired by alcohol. There is no minimum threshold for operating a vehicle when the substance causing impairment is a drug, whether illegal narcotic, over-the-counter medication or prescription drug.

A driver who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol when involved in an auto accident engages in reckless behavior that can be the basis for punitive damages in addition to the compensation available for injuries suffered in other types of car accidents. Punitive damages are specifically intended to punish a defendant for particularly egregious conduct and to discourage such conduct in the future.

Seek immediate medical attention and report all symptoms to the medical provider. Even minor symptoms are sometimes connected to significant injuries or medical conditions that do not become completely apparent until later.

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Drunk Driving Crashes Result in More Serious Injuries

Drivers who are operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not only more likely to cause a car wreck but also tend to be involved in more serious accidents.

DUI auto accidents often involve excessive speed by the impaired driver, and the increased speed can result in more significant injuries including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, severe internal organ damage, paralysis and wrongful death.

Because impaired drivers often receive a DUI conviction, our attorneys use information and evidence from the criminal case to establish a basis for punitive damages in a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for the injuries and damage caused by a drunk driver. Ironically, most drivers who are involved in DUI auto accidents are repeat offenders with prior convictions for DUI.

Many drivers assume that they can drive safely after having a few drinks. This assumption has no basis in fact as alcohol slows reaction time and affects depth perception, coordination and judgment. Studies show that the risk of a driver being killed in a crash with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 is at least 11 times that of drivers without alcohol in their system. A BAC of .10% increases the risk to 29 times higher. In excess of 20% of alcohol-related auto accident fatalities involve BAC levels which exceed .10%. Some studies conclude that a blood alcohol level as low as .02 affects one’s ability to drive and increases the likelihood of an accident.

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. A common example of where punitive damages can be awarded is in a case involving drunk driving. Punitive damages are awarded in addition to compensatory damages, which are intended to compensate the plaintiff for their actual losses.Punitive damages are typically awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious, such as intentional misconduct or gross negligence. The purpose of punitive damages is to send a message that such behavior will not be tolerated, and to deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

In determining the amount of punitive damages, the court will consider a variety of factors, including the severity of the defendant’s conduct, the harm suffered by the plaintiff, and the defendant’s financial resources. Punitive damages are usually calculated as a multiple of the compensatory damages awarded, with the exact multiple varying depending on the facts of the case.

It is important to note that punitive damages are not awarded in every case and are generally reserved for the most serious cases of wrongdoing. The availability and amount of punitive damages vary by state and may be limited by state law or court decisions.

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Drinking and driving FAQs

Comprehensive Drinking and Driving Accident Attorney FAQ and Guide

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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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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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.