Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys


Serving Georgia For Over 33 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.


Why You Should Not Delay Speaking With A Personal Injury Attorney If You Have Been Injured

April 23, 2017

There are many reasons why discussing your potential claim with an attorney as soon as you can after the incident will increase your chances of maximizing any financial compensation you receive. The knowledgeable and aggressive Georgia personal injury attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened to you and advise you on your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect your rights.

Boating Accident Claims Are Likely Based on Negligence

April 22, 2017

Boating is a popular recreational activity for many people in the United States. However, like many activities, when people are not exercising caution, boating can prove quite dangerous. Thousands of boating accidents occur every year, leading to thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. When boating accidents occur, they often result from human error, and from someone being negligent. In these cases, those injured in the accident normally have the ability to recover compensation from the negligent person who was responsible for the accident and resulting injuries.

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Address United Airlines Incident

April 22, 2017

Video of airline security dragging a man off a United flight went viral in a matter of hours. The video depicts a man being dragged by his arms down the aisle of a United Airlines plane. Additional footage shows the man's face was bloodied, his eyeglasses askance, while his shirt was riding up to his chest. Audio captured shortly after the altercation ended shows the man to be in distress and disoriented.

Off-Duty Police Officer Dies In Motorcycle Crash

April 21, 2017

A young police officer died this past weekend in a motorcycle crash this weekend according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The initial investigation revealed that the off-duty officer was killed when he was riding his personal motorcycle north on Ogeechee Road. The officer was struck by an SUV that was headed south and turning east or left, in front of him. The motorcycle and SUV collided. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

Recall On Organic Salad Calls Into Question Food Handler Safety In The Southeast

April 16, 2017

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a food recall on packaged salads sold in the southeast. The announcement came on April 8, 2017, indicating that consumers in Florida who purchased "Organic Marketside Express Salad" distributed by Fresh Express found a bat in a bag of salad. The consumers bought the bag of salad from a Walmart store. Fresh Express distributed the potentially contaminated salad to Walmart stores only in the Southeast. Walmart reportedly worked quickly to remove all of the potentially contaminated product from its shelves.

Personal Injury Liability and Alcohol: What if you were hurt after you were drinking?

April 15, 2017

Imagine leaving an event at a bar, and as you exit the building, you find yourself tumbling down the steps that are at the front of the bar. It turns out that you fell on a loose step. The result for you was a broken arm, and thousands in medical bills. You feel that the step was clearly a hazardous thing that led to your injuries. However, you were at a bar, and you had imbibed a few alcoholic beverages. How will the fact that you were drinking impact your ability to collect compensation from the owner of the property, or the bar?

Husband of Late Marietta Mayor Killed While On The Job

April 08, 2017

Marietta residents are saddened to learn that Robert Frank Meaders, the husband of the late Marietta Mayor Ansley Meaders, died after being hit by a motorist on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Mr. Meaders was 71 years old. He was working as an engineer and was hit while he was in the street. This accident is a terrible reminder of the dangers workers who work in and around moving vehicles face.

Scaffold Tragedy Another In Long Line Of Construction Accidents

April 02, 2017

The Boston Herald reported recently that a 54-year-old worker tragically died after falling from scaffolding. The man was working on the gutters of a home in suburban Boston when he fell approximately 20 feet. When police and emergency personnel arrived, the man was unconscious, unresponsive, and suffering from obvious head trauma. The man was rushed to the hospital but died an hour later. The Occupations Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) commenced an investigation into why the man fell to his death. Local and state police are also investigating. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law have vast experience representing injured workers and their families who suffered a workplace injury or death.

Work Zones And Lane Closures: A Dangerous Combination For Workers And Motorists

March 25, 2017

Continued progress is valuable to the community, even if it comes at a major inconvenience at first. As we approach the first day of Spring, 2017, construction projects abound. The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced additional lane closures as "Transform 285/400" marches on, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The right and left lanes will be closed in an alternating fashion from night to night on I-285 Westbound. The DOT will keep the lanes closed from 8 pm to 6 am. Additionally, one lane of I-285 East will be closed during the same hours.

One Child Killed, One Maimed While Walking To Bus Stop By Vicious Dogs

March 23, 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported recently that one child was killed and another severely wounded by two dogs that had broken free from their owner. The child who tragically succumbed to his injuries was only six years old and the girl who suffered grievous head and facial injuries is five years old. Moreover, the attacking dogs were mixed breed pit-bulls. Georgia dog bite law is a complex area of the law, one that requires the help of skilled and knowledgeable attorneys to represent the victims of dog bites.

Strict Liability for Personal Injuries

March 22, 2017

In most personal injury cases, if an individual is injured and wants to recover damages from someone they believe is responsible for their injuries, they will have to show that the responsible party was negligent. Proving negligence will require that the person owed the injured person a duty to behave reasonably under the circumstances and that the injury suffered was caused by a breach of that duty. There are certain circumstances, though, where someone might be held responsible for another person's injury, even if they did not act in a way that would be considered negligent or where their actions would otherwise not lead to fault. These circumstances fall under the area of "strict liability." 

Holding Employers Accountable for their Employees’ Actions: Respondeat Superior

March 20, 2017

Imagine you are driving down the road, and you are suddenly rear ended by a large van. Your car is a wreck, and you suffered serious whiplash and a broken nose as a result of the collision. The accident clearly was not your fault.  But who is responsible for the damage to your car, your medical bills, and your pain and suffering? The obvious answer would be that the driver of the van is responsible. If that van was painted with the logo of a national corporation, would that make any difference? In many cases, it would.

Georgia Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Discuss Rehabilitation From Spinal Cord Injury

March 19, 2017

Spinal Cord Injuries Are Life-Altering Events For The Victims And Their Families

Atlanta's Shepherd Center is a rehabilitation facility reknown for its treatment of people suffering from spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. According to the Shepherd Center's latest research, 38% of all spinal injuries may be attributed to motor vehicle accidents. Falls cause an additional 30.5% of spinal cord injuries. Meanwhile, violent acts cause 13% of spinal cord injuries, and sports injuries contribute to them 9% of the time. Interestingly, medical and surgical complications cause 5% of all spinal cord injury. The remaining 4% is left to unattributed causes.

Driver Awareness and the Increasing Popularity Of Bicycling

March 18, 2017

Georgia Attorney: As Popularity Of Bicycling Increases So Must Driver Awareness

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the number of people using bicycles to commute to work has risen significantly since 2000. The last United States census confirms that trend as well. As community consciousness grows about air pollution, noise pollution, and traffic congestion, many people are taking to the roads on bicycles. The League of America Bicyclists ranks Georiga right in the middle of the nation in terms of how bicycle-friendly the state may be. Georgia ranks 25th in the nation with nine bicycle-friendly communities, 15 bicycle-friendly businesses, and five bicycle-friendly colleges.

The Georgia legislature recognized the need to improve bicycle safety. Accordingly, the legislature commenced a campaign to increase bicycle safety in the state. The legislature designed the campaign to alert motorists of their responsibility when driving near bicycles as well as bicyclists' obligations when riding on a public street. The following is a list of tips and recommendations to remember when driving near cyclists:

  • A bicycle is to be treated like a motor vehicle under Georgia law. The bicyclist enjoys the same rights to the road as a motor vehicle. Additionally, bicyclists must abide by the same rules of the road as motorists. Therefore, bicyclists must stop at stop signs, signal when turning, and ride on the right side of the road, in addition to following the other rules of the road.
  • Unless the rider is 12 years or younger, they are not permitted to ride on a sidewalk. Even when the road is narrow and provides some difficulty passing a cyclist, the rider must ride on the road surface.
  • To further protect bicycle riders, Georgia passed a law mandating that the operator of a motor vehicle leave three (3) feet between the vehicle and cyclist when passing. The legislature recognized that passing too closely to a rider can cause the rider to crash, leading to serious personal injuries or death.
  • Bicycle riders in bike lanes enjoy the same privileges and rights of way as pedestrians. Drivers must yield to riders in those lanes and may never park in a bike lane. Moreover, a bike lane should never be used to pass another motor vehicle.
  • Drivers must recognize that they must be careful when turning. Bicyclists have the right of way and must be allowed to proceed before turning the car. The Georgia legislature attributes failing to yield while turning to be the primary cause of bicycle crashes in the state. It also cautions motorists to make sure to look to the right when turning right to be certain an intersection is free from approaching bikes. The legislature also recommends waiting before turning left in front of an oncoming cyclist.
  • Drivers are reminded to look for cyclists, especially in low-light conditions. Bicyclists should don reflective clothing and use an attention attracting device such a headlamp or strobe-light designed for cycling.

What Should You Do If You Or A Loved One Was Injured In A Bicycle Accident With A Motorist?

Notify law enforcement of the collision and seek medical attention. It is better to be safe than sorry. A low-speed collision can also cause injuries, especially if the rider fell off the bike, even if wearing a helmet. Law enforcement officers will collect the driver's information, such as name, residential address, and insurance carrier information.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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 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 chat.

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333
Toll Free: 1 (800) LAW-NEED

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Georgia Attorney: As Popularity Of Bicycling Increases So Must Driver Awareness

March 17, 2017

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the number of people using bicycles to commute to work has risen significantly since 2000. The last United States census confirms that trend as well. As community consciousness grows about air pollution, noise pollution, and traffic congestion, many people are taking to the roads on bicycles. The League of America Bicyclists ranks Georiga right in the middle of the nation in terms of how bicycle-friendly the state may be. Georgia ranks 25th in the nation with nine bicycle-friendly communities, 15 bicycle-friendly businesses, and five bicycle-friendly colleges.

Personal Injury Law in the Southeastern States

March 16, 2017

At Montlick & Associates we take pride in our roles as advocates for individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of the negligent or otherwise wrongful acts of others. We have decades of experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims throughout the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Personal injury law encompasses a vast array of legal scenarios. You may have heard of the word "tort." A tort occurs when someone's act or failure to act causes an injury to someone else in a way that is considered a civil wrong, and this is the legal term that describes personal injury cases. Tort cases are not criminal cases, although at times the same actions can result in potential criminal and civil liability for the defendant.

What to Do After an Accident

March 14, 2017

Personal Injury Cases: I was injured in an accident that wasn't my fault, what should I do?

Personal injury law covers a wide range of scenarios. You may have heard the term "tort." Tort cases are civil in nature, and they often involve situations where an individual was injured by or as a result of the actions or omissions of another person or entity. The classic example would be a car accident, but many other cases fall into this category as well, including product liability cases, where a manufacturer is responsible for the injury, and medical malpractice cases where a medical practitioner has caused harm to a patient. If you were injured by circumstances that were not your fault, but can be attributed to the intentional or negligent actions of someone else, then you might be considering pursuing compensation from the person or entity that was responsible for your injuries.

What to do if you’ve Been Involved in a Cruise Ship Accident

March 12, 2017

You may have dreamt for years about taking a cruise, and when you finally realized that dream, perhaps your carefully planned out and saved-for vacation ends up unforgettable —for all the wrong reasons. Accidents aboard a cruise ship can be very frightening due to the isolation from all that is familiar to you. You are likely hundreds of miles from home, and not even remotely close to a modern hospital when you or a family member are unexpectedly injured, leaving you feeling very vulnerable and wondering who you can turn to for help.

Motorcycle Product Liability Cases in Georgia

March 12, 2017

Motorcycles offer riders a unique experience, fueled by the thrill and freedom of riding on two wheels. Of course, those who choose to travel by motorcycle know that the excitement and adventure come at the cost of many of the safety features offered by automobiles. A cautious motorcycle rider will limit these risks by wearing a helmet, protective clothing and by being sure they have the skills needed to safely operate a motorcycle. However, even the most cautious motorcyclist can be injured if the bike they ride has a manufacturing flaw.
Product liability laws govern the civil process for those injured due to defective products. When the product involved is something like a motorcycle, the resulting injuries can be extremely serious, causing pain, suffering, permanent injuries and of course, costly medical bills. 

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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.