Columbus Auto Accident Attorneys



Our experienced Columbus auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that a serious car accident can be an enormous disruption in an injury victim’s life. When you are involved in a serious car accident, it may result in debilitating injuries and pain as well as enormous emotional pressure which may be intensified by staggering hospitalization or medical expenses. The financial obstacles created by costly medical expenses can become extremely daunting if it is accompanied by a prolonged period of disability from employment. When coping with these hardships and trying to recover from your injuries, the process of dealing with insurance adjusters and legal issues may simply be unmanageable without sound legal advice and effective legal representation. Montlick and Associates has been committed to seeking the best possible outcome for Columbus car accident victims since 1984.

Common Types of Columbus Car Accidents

Any type of motor vehicle collision exacts a massive amount of force on the human body regardless of whether the vehicle that collides with your car is a passenger vehicle, 15-passenger van, SUV or 18 wheel big-rigs. All drivers have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing a Columbus car accident that may result in injury or the tragic death of others with whom a driver shares the road. This duty includes such practices as obeying the rules of the road, paying attention when driving or abstaining from driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Manufacturers of cars and other motor vehicles have implemented many safety improvements over the last decade including a higher number of air bags and crash avoidance systems, but car accidents still result in hundreds of thousands of injuries per year and approximately 30,000 deaths.

Most Columbus car accident claims are based on negligent or reckless conduct by a driver although some car accidents are caused by defective vehicles or roadways. Negligent conduct in a driving context is essentially failing to take reasonable care to avoid causing a car accident and may include things like speeding, following to close or running a stoplight. When a driver’s behavior is so unsafe as to exhibit a conscious disregard for the safety of others, one’s driving may rise to the level of recklessness. This type of driving may include conduct like street racing, driving while under the influence of alcohol or weaving through traffic at extremely high rates of speed. If the conduct of a driver demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of others, you may even be able to seek punitive damages which are designed to punish such inappropriate driving practices and discourage such practices in the future.

Our experienced Columbus car accident attorneys have handled a wide range of motor vehicle accident claims during our many years representing Columbus injury victims, but some of the types of Columbus car accidents that we handle include:

  • Passenger vehicle collisions
  • Head on crashes
  • Intersection accidents
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • SUV rollover crashes
  • Bus accidents
  • Freeway accidents
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Multi-car chain reaction crashes
  • Run off the road accidents
  • Parking lot or driveway backup accidents
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Bicycle accidents
  • T-bone collisions

Columbus Car Accidents May Be Caused by Many Types of Unsafe Conduct

These are just a few of the types of car accidents that our Columbus car accident attorneys are qualified to handle on behalf of Columbus car accident victims. There are many types of negligence that may be the basis for liability in a Columbus car accident settlement or lawsuit including:

  • DUI/DWI involving drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to comply with traffic laws
  • Running lights and stop signs
  • Motorist who do not adapt their driving practices in bad weather
  • Poorly maintained or designed roadways
  • Vehicles that are not properly maintained or have defects
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Drivers who are distracted because they try to multi-task while driving
  • Aggressive driving like tailgating

Our experienced Columbus car accident attorneys are dedicated to delivering the high quality legal services of a large law firm with the personalized attention provided by a small boutique law firm. We have successfully helped our clients obtain millions in compensation from those who through negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct cause avoidable injuries to our clients. We are committed to the proposition that the practice of law is a service oriented industry and understand the importance of keeping our clients updated on their cases and returning calls and emails on a reasonably prompt basis. The Columbus car accident lawyers at our firm know that our clients are also valued members of the community that we serve so we represent our clients with commitment, passion and dignity. Our attorneys strive to provide appropriate investigation of the facts, knowledge of the law, carefully prepared legal work product and effective advocacy in settlement negotiations or litigation.

Striving to Obtain the Compensation Our Clients Need

Serious Columbus car accidents often result in permanent debilitating injuries. At Montlick and Associates, we handle car accidents that range from soft tissue and whiplash injuries to devastating spinal cord injuries and brain damage. Our Columbus car accident lawyers can effectively represent clients that have suffered a broad range of injuries including but not limited to the following

  • Spinal cord injuries causing paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Amputation of arms or legs
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Wrongful death

If you are involved in a Columbus car crash and suffer serious injury, you may be faced with the dilemma of high medical bills but lack the income to pay for the cost of treatment. Serious injuries in a Columbus car accident can result in hospital and treatment costs that can be in the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our experienced Columbus car accident lawyers offer a free consultation so that we can determine the viability, estimated value and available damages of your Columbus car accident claim. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your auto collision claim, we may be able to seek damages for a broad spectrum of economic and non-economic loss including:

  • Property damage (i.e. vehicle repair)
  • Costs of hospitalization, treatment and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and future lost income due to disability
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Impact on marital relationship and quality of life
  • Costs associated with burial & funeral in wrongful death cases
  • Punitive damages (some cases involving reckless conduct)
  • Compensation for other forms of provable loss

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Columbus car accident, our experienced Columbus car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus car accident claim. 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.


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.