Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving Georgia For Over 34 Years

When an individual suffers an unanticipated injury, it may result in intense pain, periods off work, extraordinary medical expenses and other hardships. Those who suffer these adverse consequences may have a right to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit to receive compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. Because we know that those injured by the carelessness of others usually do not have legal training, our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have endeavored to provide information on a range of issues regarding legal claims and available remedies. Although we discuss an extremely broad spectrum of topics, we know that you may have concerns about your specific case. We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers.

If you have experienced a personal injury or prematurely lost someone you love, you should feel welcome to call us 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or to contact us online via our 24-hour Live Online Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.

Premises Liability When You Are at a Private Residence in Georgia

March 20, 2018

Premises Liability Lawyers in Georgia Discuss Injury Claims at Private Residences in Georgia

When we think of slip and fall cases, or other forms of premises liability we typically imagine that they are happening at a shop or other business. The classic slip and fall example is likely a wet floor at a grocery store. But what happens if you are at a private residence when you are injured? Is your friend, neighbor or relative liable if they created or failed to remedy a dangerous situation? In some cases, they are.

Psychological Trauma Associated with Severe Facial Injury or Disfigurement

March 16, 2018

Georgia Facial Scar Accident Attorneys Address Psychological Trauma Associated with Severe Facial Injury or Disfigurement

Our face and our physical appearance make a statement to all who see it. Unfortunately, we know others can judge us by our physical appearance. For people who have been scarred in an accident, the emotional and physiological trauma can be so great that they feel like others constantly scrutinize their appearance. Their scar tells a story, whether they want it to or not. A prominent scar will draw undesired attention from others. This harsh reality makes it difficult for the person who must now try to live with the scar and to deal with it in a healthy way so they can hopefully lead an as normal and productive life as possible. It is not always easy.

Question of Liability - Injuries Sustained After a Fall in a Hotel Tub

March 15, 2018

Georgia Slip and Fall Attorneys Montlick & Associates Addresses Question of Liability

A case decided in the First Division of the Georgia Court of Appeals could limit a hotel's liability for dangerous conditions that caused a slip and fall. The decision came down on February 1, 2018. At first glance, the decision may seem to excuse hotels from responsibility for damages a guest suffers after falling on the hotel premises. Georgia law will allow the hotel guest to recover damages, but the hotel guest must prove that the fall was more than an accident.

Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Discuss Blind spot Collisions

March 12, 2018

Blind Spot Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

The number of pedestrians killed in 2017 rose to unacceptable levels. Experts cite various reasons for the carnage on our roads. Distracted driving is one of the most often cited explanations for a fatal pedestrian crash. Distracted walking is another reason why deaths have escalated. Drivers must be more vigilant than ever as people mindlessly attempt to navigate busy intersections while staring down at the time computer in their hands. These pedestrians could unwittingly walk into a driver’s blindspot and be struck by the driver who never saw the person walking into the car’s path of travel.

Will Legalizing Marijuana Increase Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia?

March 10, 2018

The Georgia Legislature is considering whether they should legalize marijuana. Several states have already "legalized" marijuana to a certain extent. One of the questions that the Georgia legislature must consider during their discussions on the topic is whether permitting personal use of marijuana will create a dangerous situation on Georgia's roads. The preliminary findings of a study of pedestrian accidents conducted by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) suggest that the states which have legalized marijuana have experienced a tremendous increase in pedestrian fatalities in car accidents while those states without legalized marijuana laws saw a decrease in pedestrian accidents. No matter what political stance you take on the subject, everyone should agree that the findings made by the GHSA deserve consideration.

Payless Store Mirror Falls and Fatality Injuries Small Child

March 07, 2018 reported that, according to officials, a two-year-old girl died when a full-length mirror fell on her while she was shopping at a Payless Shoe Source in Georgia.  While trying on shoes with her mother, the full-length mirror crashed down on the child.  The toddler was rushed to the hospital, where she later tragically died.  The child’s father was quoted as stating, “I feel dead like I am no more…that was my little girl.”

Atlanta Veterans Benefits Attorneys Address Appealing A Denial Of VA Disability Benefits

March 04, 2018

Dealing with the Veterans Administration (VA) can be difficult. Then again, successfully navigating the red tape bureaucracy in the VA requires knowledge of the system, persistence, and determination. While you go take on the VA alone, you stand a better chance of success on your appeal if you have the zealous Veterans' benefits attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, on your side. They understand the process and know what it takes to argue your case before the VA decision makers and you deserve to receive the Veteran's benefits you earned through your service in the United States Armed Forces.

Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits in Georgia

February 28, 2018

Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Represent Clients Throughout the State of Georgia and the Southeast

At Montlick and Associates, our compassionate and caring Catastrophic Injury Lawyers want people to stay safe and never be injured in an automobile collision or other type of incident.  Unfortunately, the reality of modern day life dictates that accidents can and do happen.  We fight hard on behalf of each injured client in order to obtain for them the maximum compensation to which they are entitled under the law.  While any type of injury is unfortunate and tragic, “catastrophic” injuries are incredibly serious.  They can, in an instant and without warning, leave victims with permanent life altering disabilities and even cause death.   With this in mind, it is important to realize that not only are catastrophic injuries both physically and emotionally draining to the victims, they also present significant challenges to the individuals who are left to care for them.  In other words, the physical, emotional and monetary demands can be all too overwhelming for survivors, making it critical for catastrophic injury victims to seek competent legal representation.  With the potential for painful surgeries, long-term physical and/or occupational rehabilitation and/or the need for medical devices/prosthetics to live as normally as possible following a catastrophic accident, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated from the at fault person(s) or company(s) who caused your injuries.

Highway Foreman Dies in Accident Near Highway Work Zone

February 27, 2018 reported that a road construction worker lost his life when he was struck by a car along Interstate 99.  A road construction worker lost his life when he was struck by a car along Interstate 99 while setting out warning flares for motorists. Mr. Gensimore was 45 years old, a father, a husband and a volunteer firefighter. The initial reports find that the driver who struck and killed Mr. Gensimore may have been speeding in the work zone area.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Explore Wal-Mart Slip and Fall Accidents

February 19, 2018

Several different slip and falls occurring in Wal-Mart's across the country have been in the news recently. A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against the mega giant company seeking over $400,000 in damages stemming from her fall on liquid on the floor. In Illinois, a man shopping inside Wal-Mart slipped and fell on spilled wine. He filed suit against the company for his back and neck injuries that have led to extensive medical expenses and chronic pain. In yet another suit, a settlement was reached after a woman and her son tripped and fell in a Wal-Mart location.

Answers to Common Questions About Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia

February 18, 2018

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be overwhelmed with questions and concerns.  While an accident victim’s most common concerns tend to focus on one’s diagnosis and prognosis, financial concerns often add to the stress associated with serious injuries.  If you are taken to the hospital in an ambulance and admitted for treatment, your medical bills alone can be thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.  When your injuries force you to miss work, your family may struggle to cover basic monthly expenses.  If you are facing these economic and physical obstacles, you should consult with an experienced and knowledgable personal injury attorney at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

Important Don’ts for Georgia Personal Injury Victims

February 17, 2018

Our personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates recognize that people do not expect to be injured by a negligent driver, faulty product or hazardous condition on the premises of another.  Because careless, reckless or intentional conduct that causes injury generally is not anticipated, most people are unprepared when disaster strikes.  There are important tips that injury victims should observe when they suffer injury caused by another individual, company or government entity.  This personal injury article provides some important don’ts that can help you avoid undermining the value of your personal injury claim.

Catastrophic Workplace Injuries, Lawsuits and Settlements in Georgia

February 16, 2018

Catastrophic Workplace Injuries in Georgia 

Catastrophic injuries are some of the most serious injuries that can occur in the workplace.  These injuries will often happen suddenly and unexpectedly, but their impact continues for a lifetime.  In Georgia, workers who suffer catastrophic injuries while on the job may be eligible to receive long-term or lifetime benefits due to the continuing nature of these injuries.  However, catastrophic injury sufferers are often faced with denied or minimized claims because the insurer will fight to avoid a lifetime award of damages.

Hit by Car Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

February 15, 2018

Georgia Pedestrian Accidents and Fatalities Are on the Rise

Pedestrian accidents are not only a tragic life event but a growing problem in the State of Georgia. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia has reported an upward trend in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents occurring inside Georgia's state lines since 2008. According to Georgia's Department of Transportation, one of the reasons for the 11% increase in fatal pedestrian accidents over last year is the problem of people trying to run across interstate highways. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that alcohol accounts for nearly 50% of all fatal pedestrian accidents.

Harley-Davidson ABS Brake Failure Accident Lawsuits, Settlement Payout Lawyers

February 09, 2018

Harley-Davison Recalls 32 Models Totals 174,000 Motorcycle Due to Brake Failure Accident Risks

NHTSA States Numerous Crashes Resulting in Serious Injuries

On February 7, 2018, the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company announced a massive safety recall of approximately 174,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles due to a problem concerning deposit build up with the valves of equipped ABS Hydraulic Control Units. When the deposits accumulate within a valve inside the ABS Hydraulic Control Unit, these deposits cause the braking system to stick which increases the risk of an accident. If you own a Harley Davidson, you can use a VIN search provided by the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) to determine if your vehicle is subject to a recall. 

Fatal Amtrak Crash in Cayce, SC Raises More Questions About Rail Service Safety

February 08, 2018

Many Train Accident Victims Continue to Receive Medical Treatment

On February 4, 2018, in Cayce, South Carolina an Amtrak train was accidentally diverted to a loading track and smashed into a stationary CSX freight train at approximately 60 miles per hour. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has confirmed the cause of the train crash was due to the Amtrak train being accidentally diverted to a loading track. The tragic Amtrak train accident tragically resulted in several deaths and over 100 injured passengers.

Slip and Fall Head Injuries Due to a Wet Floor In Bathroom

February 07, 2018

Georgia Slip and Fall Laws

Head Injuries Due to a Wet Floor In Bathroom

Bathrooms can be dangerous places. Falls in bathrooms are likely to cause serious injury, and can even cause death. In places where the public is invited for business purposes, such as restaurants, barrooms, hotels, and stadiums, there is always the possibility of sustaining injury in a bathroom. If you or someone you love suffered injuries from falling on a wet bathroom floor in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for their clients' rights, so our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries under the law.

Pedestrian Safety Tips for Georgians

February 03, 2018

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Talks About Pedestrian Safety 

A man was tragically killed when he was stuck by a car while walking in downtown Decatur early Friday. The police stated that the accident was a hit and run accident. The hit and run victim was transported by ambulance to the local emergency room where he succumbed to his injuries. The accident scene investigators stated the accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol and Decatur Police. Both departments have determined the accident was a hit and run. 

Georgia Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Wrongful Death Claims

January 29, 2018

Georgia Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Wrongful Death Claims

Every year, approximately 30,000 families will be forced to say good bye to a loved one who has been killed in a car accident.  Losing your family member in a car accident is perhaps one of the most devastating and traumatic events that anyone can experience.  The feelings of grief, anger, and sadness that accompany that death are crippling.  On top of this, many families will be forced to shoulder the burden of a tremendous financial loss.  All too often, the deceased family member provided financial or household support for the family, creating a huge loss with their death.  The survivors of deceased car accident victims can seek compensation for their damages through a wrongful death action.  Survivors may recover funeral and burial expenses, lost support and wages, emotional pain and suffering, and much more through this type of action. 

Georgia Product Liability Laws and Punitive Damages in Georgia

January 06, 2018

Georgia Product Liability Laws, Time Limits and Punitive Damages

Georgia Code
TITLE 51 - TORTS (2010)
§ 51-1-11 - When privity required to support action; product liability action and time limitation therefore; industry-wide liability theories rejected

Whenever we purchase a product, we are placing our trust in the manufacturer and seller of that product. We eat food and trust that it is not contaminated with harmful bacteria, take medications and trust that they will not cause horrible side effects, and we drive in cars and trust that the brakes will not fail us. Part of the reason that our products are typically safe is that we have laws to product consumers. In the event that a product is defective in such a way that it harms someone, the person or corporation that sold the product or manufactured it will be liable to the injured person for damages. Damages can include the cost of medical care, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Another type of damages that are sometimes awarded are punitive damages, which are different from the other types of damages because they are not meant to compensate the injured person, but rather to punish the person or company responsible for the harm.

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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.