Columbus Personal Injury Lawyers
Over 30 Years of Experience
Since our law firm was founded in 1984, we have been dedicated to delivering exceptional legal representation to accident victims and those injured by intentional misconduct. Our experienced team of attorneys and staff are committed to providing effective legal representation, timely responses to client inquiries and an awareness of the challenges our clients face when they are hurt or lose someone they love. Our Columbus personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that our clients may be coping with physical pain, extreme stress and economic hardships.
The Columbus personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates are dedicated to representing our clients with dignity, compassion and diligence whether we are pursuing a Columbus personal injury settlement or judgment. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients since we were founded nearly three decades ago. Our experienced Columbus personal injury attorneys are qualified to provide effective legal representation in a wide range of personal injury claims including the following:
Columbus Truck Accidents: Few motor vehicle accidents cause the same high degree of devastation and injury as a commercial trucking collision. The enormous risk of permanent life altering-injuries is a product of the overwhelming weight of these vehicles. The Columbus trucking accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand the complex matrix of regulations that often are a critical basis for imposing liability in a Columbus trucking accident. When trucking companies and drivers choose to exceed hours of service regulations, disregard required inspections and maintenance or fail to screen drivers to determine they are fit for service, the Columbus tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand how to conduct an investigation to uncover such violation of Columbus trucking regulations.
Columbus Auto Accidents: Our experienced Columbus auto accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have handled a broad spectrum of Columbus car crashes including those involving distracted drivers, intoxicated drivers or other drivers who disregard safe driving practices. Whether you are involved in a collision with a passenger car, commercial big-rig, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian, our law firm has successfully represented others involved in similar Columbus auto accidents. We understand the stress and frustration of dealing with insurance companies and legal claims and we try to ease these burdens for our clients.
Columbus Motorcycle Accidents: Many people are injured in Columbus motorcycle accidents because of their lack of stability and lack of safety equipment to protect riders in collisions. Motorcycles are also extremely unforgiving if a motorcyclist must employ sudden evasive maneuvers to avoid a Columbus motorcycle collision. This combination of features makes motorcycle enthusiasts particularly susceptible to severe injuries and fatalities. Our Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers recognize that the types of severe injuries that are common in motorcycle collisions can impose enormous hardships. Our Columbus motorcycle law firm has successfully represented many motorcycle accident victims in seeking fair compensation for their injuries.
Columbus Dog Bite/Attack Claims: If you are attacked by a dog that has a past pattern for aggressive behavior or that has not been properly controlled on a leash or enclosure, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Dog attacks often result in long-term psychological and physical challenges including the need for plastic surgery to repair disfigurement caused by dog mauling injuries. If a dog has a past pattern for aggressive behavior that the owner should know about, the owner may be strictly liable for injuries depending on the circumstances of the case. Where there is no evidence of past aggressive behavior by a dog, liability may be based on violations of leash ordinances or negligence by the owner. Our Columbus dog attack attorneys may use any of these legal strategies when representing a Columbus dog attack victim.
Columbus Wrongful Death Claims: The loss of a loved one because of negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of a third party can cause enormous grief and economic challenges. A wrongful death action that arises out of a Columbus accident or criminal act can be financially devastating to a family particularly if the person who dies is the family breadwinner. Columbus wrongful death cases often are based on motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and criminal attacks as well as many other types of dangerous conduct. Our Columbus wrongful death legal team understands the enormous challenges that face those who prematurely lose a loved one.
Columbus Elder and Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse: With the average age of the U.S. population rising rapidly, a growing number of seniors are dependent on nursing homes for their care and daily needs. Some Columbus nursing homes utilize cost-cutting measures that put elderly residents at-risk of being injured by unsafe conditions, sub-standard care or caregiver abuse. Columbus nursing homes may fail to adequately screen or train their staff or may understaff a nursing home creating a dangerous environment for elderly residents. Elder abuse in Columbus nursing homes may be based on chronic neglect, physical and sexual assault or financial abuse. If your vulnerable loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect in a Columbus nursing home, our experienced Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys may be able to help.
Columbus Premises Liability: Our Columbus premises liability attorneys have handled many accidents involving injuries on the premises of others since our firm was founded in 1984. Premises liability law is designed to compensate those injured by unsafe conditions on the premises of other. The scope of the duty of a property owner to make their premises safe or to warn visitors of hidden hazards depends on the way the property is being used, your reason for being on the property, the nature of the hazard and a number of other factors. Our Columbus premises liability lawyers are dedicated to holding property owners accountable when they fail to take reasonable measures to protect those who come on their property from harm.
Columbus Construction Injuries: Anyone that has worked on a construction site understands that they can be a chaotic environment filled with potential hazards. The construction industry disproportionately experiences a high rate of permanent injuries and worksite fatalities. Our experienced Columbus construction site accident attorneys know that there are many hazards that can cause a construction accident including heavy machinery, falls from elevations, electrocution/explosion hazards, excavation/trench collapse accidents and many others. Full compensation in a construction case may involve finding third parties who contribute to an accident because recovery against an employer is generally limited to workers’ compensation benefits. Our Columbus construction injury lawyers generally investigate to identify all potential parties that may share liability to maximize the recovery for our clients.
Columbus Slip, Trip and Falls: When you are visiting a Columbus business, you presume that the owner will take reasonable care to eliminate hazards that may cause injury to customers. Whether you are visiting a department store, supermarket, restaurant or other business, it is unlikely you expect to slip on a wet floor or trip over a broken step. Unfortunately, many people are injured by the failure of a property owner to warn of hidden hazards or to take remedial measures. Slip, trip and fall accidents in Columbus may result in serious injuries that mean substantial medical bills, time off work and prolonged physical pain. Our Columbus slip, trip and fall attorneys are committed to seeking fair compensation for those injured by business owners who fail to make their premises safe for customers.
Columbus Workers' Compensation: Employees have a right to expect that they will be provided with a safe work environment. This right is reinforced by OSHA regulations and other state and federal safety standards. Sometimes employers fail to abide by these safety standards while other times injuries occur despite the best efforts of an employer and employees to avoid accidents. The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide a fast efficient no-fault basis for Columbus employees to be compensated for their injuries. While the workers’ compensation system does not require you to prove fault by your employer, there are many procedural and substantive legal obstacles that must be successfully navigated. Our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to seek a variety of workers’ compensation benefits including free health care, partial wage replacement and permanent disability. We may also pursue a personal injury lawsuit against third parties that share fault in causing an accident to seek the maximum compensation for our clients.
Columbus Product Liability Claims (Dangerous Products): When consumers purchase products in Columbus, Georgia stores, they generally presume that the product will not cause injury or wrongful death provided it is used as intended. This confidence may be misplaced because an increasing number of products on the shelves of stores in the U.S. are manufactured in countries like China that lack our safety and quality control standards. If you are injured by a defective product that is manufactured in China but imported and marketed by a U.S. company, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer, importer, distributor, retailer or anyone else in the production and distribution chain. There are a number of types of defects that may appear in products including those that are inherent in the design of the product and those that develop due to problems in the manufacturing process. A manufacturer also may be liable for a failure to warn consumers of potential risks posed by the product. Our experienced Columbus product liability attorneys have provided effective legal representation in cases involving unsafe and defective products to many clients just like you.
Columbus pedestrian accidents: The streets of Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus pedestrian accident lawyers understand the special timing requirements and procedures that are involved in claims against public entities.
Know your legal rights and options! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of another, we invite you to speak to an experienced Columbus personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.
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.