Accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 31 million people will visit the emergency room each year for unintentional injuries. More than 130,000 people will die from serious injuries caused by car accidents. Under Georgia law, if you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a negligent person or party, you can normally pursue a personal injury claim against those responsible.
At Montlick and Associates, our Gainesville, Georgia personal injury attorneys have assisted thousands of accident victims across the state and beyond. We understand the tremendous negative impact an accident can have on individuals and their families. Our community-oriented firm strives to see that our clients obtain the maximum compensation to which they are entitled under the law, which can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages depending on if the at-fault driver or company’s conduct rose to the level of gross negligence and other damages. We offer a free consultation to anyone who was involved in or lost a family member due to an accident caused by negligence. Our attorneys will examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on your legal rights and options.
Personal injuries can occur due to a variety of circumstances. Some of the most common types of personal injury claims include, among others:
Motor vehicle accidents are perhaps the number one cause of personal injury claims. Car accidents claim the lives of tens of thousands of Americans annually and inflict serious injuries on hundreds of thousands of others. They are also most often caused by human error. If you have been injured due to negligence, you can usually file a claim seeking damages from the at-fault driver that caused your injuries. Our car accident lawyers fight the insurance companies so that our clients can focus on their physical recovery.
Massive tractor-trailers traverse the highways and roadways across our nation, delivering and picking up essential consumer goods and products. Although trucks play an important role in our economy, they pose a substantial risk to the passengers of much smaller cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. When an 80,000-pound semi-truck collides with a passenger motor vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. Truck accident victims can also experience lasting injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and more. We fight hard on behalf of our clients to obtain for them the compensation they deserve for the serious injuries they have suffered at the hands of a negligent truck drivers and companies.
Slip and Falls
Slip and falls can occur nearly anywhere, including grocery stores, sidewalks, malls, restaurants, hotels, nursing homes, and a wide array of other locations. Property owners have the duty to ensure their property is in reasonably safe condition. When slick floors, misplaced objects, or other dangerous conditions cause a slip and fall, the property owner can be held liable. Our Gainesville, Georgia slip and fall accident attorneys assist accident victims in seeking compensation for their injuries that will allow them to move forward with their lives.
Doctors and healthcare professionals hold a vital role in our society by helping to treat our injuries and cure as well as diagnose illnesses. While many doctors are dedicated individuals, each year millions of Americans are injured or killed due to medical negligence. Botched surgeries, delayed diagnoses, unsanitary medical equipment, wrong diagnoses and other negligent errors are well documented across the nation. Those injured or killed due to medical malpractice can seek compensation for their losses from the at-fault doctor or another healthcare provider. Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex, requiring knowledge of the law and medicine. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Montlick and Associates offer the skilled legal assistance you need to bring a strong medical malpractice lawsuit.
Under Georgia law, injured accident victims can file a personal injury claim against the negligent party or parties responsible for their injuries. Personal injury claims can be complex and accident victims should consult with our lawyers as soon as possible for assistance with their action. Personal injury claims must be filed within a certain amount of time known as the statute of limitations or they will be barred.
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. There may be additional timelines that apply as well, such as notification deadlines to insurance companies. The longer you wait, however, the more difficult it can be to establish your claim with sufficient evidence. As such, it is always important as soon as possible to consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can carefully determine all time deadlines that may be applicable to your particular situation.
Injuries sustained in an accident can vary and include, among others:
While some of these injuries will heal in a relatively short amount of time, others can last for months, years, or even permanently. Catastrophic injuries are among the most serious injuries you can sustain in an accident. These injuries, which include blindness, deafness, paralysis, and other long lasting injuries, will greatly impact your life and livelihood.
If you have been injured in an accident, you can incur a wide array of damages or financial losses. You may find yourself unable to return to work, dealing constant pain and suffering, incurring mounting medical expenses, permanent disability and more. Under Georgia law, potential damages in a personal injury action include, but are not limited to:
Your precise recovery will depend on the unique facts of your case. In some cases, punitive damages may additionally be awarded if the the defendant’s conduct rose to the level of gross negligence or recklessness. Contact our Gainesville personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates to find out more about your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.
If you have been injured in an accident, you have likely experienced pain, financial losses, and uncertainty as to your legal rights. You may have considered going without an attorney and attempting to settle your case alone. While the decision to retain an attorney is entirely your own, there are several strong reasons to support hiring a lawyer at Montlick and Associates, including, among others:
If you or a loved one is injured in any sort of accident involving negligence, the Gainesville Personal Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates are here to help. Our firm offers a free consultation to review to explain your legal rights as well as the actions necessary to protect your rights to compensation. We are a team of compassionate and dedicated personal injury attorneys who will fight hard to maximize our clients’ chances of obtaining a monetary recovery to which they are entitled under the law.
Call us anytime to schedule 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.
* Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results.