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.

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting: Liability of Venue Owners for Negligent Security

December 12, 2017

Aftermath of Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting: Liability of Venue Owners for Acts of Violence Caused by Negligent Security

Our hearts go out to the victims of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting and their families.  While these incidents seem unimaginable, violence against patrons of businesses, concerts, and sporting events are becoming all too frequent.  Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, offer our condolences to the hundreds of injury victims and the families of those who perished in this horrific tragedy.  Given the number of people injured during this incident, many families will face staggering medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.  Since the shooter elected to take his own life, the victims and their families will have to investigate other sources of financial compensation for their losses.  In this blog article, we generally answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the liability of business owners for violent acts of third-parties that occur because of inadequate or negligent security.

The Dangers of Using Tree Stands to Go Hunting

December 11, 2017

The Dangers of Using Tree Stands to Go Hunting – Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Explains

Deer hunting season is nearly here, and during this time, hunters are reminded of just how dangerous tree stands can be.  There are certified tree stands that many hunters use, along with a harness, which helps to ensure a hunter is properly secured.  However, many hunters build their own tree stands out of what they find, and any wood used may not be treated to withstand rain, wind, and other weather-related wear and tear.  Wood pieces are often used as steps, and these steps can deteriorate quickly over a year or even sooner.  Even if tree stand steps are safe after being placed, they may be completely unsafe the next year when hunting season rolls around again.  

Limitation of Punitive Damages in Georgia

December 06, 2017

A Personal Injury Attorney in Georgia Explain Limitation of Punitive Damages in Georgia

Personal injury plaintiffs infrequently prevail on punitive damage awards. In Georgia, punitive damages may be awarded by a jury to deter future bad conduct. But, the net effect of tort reform is to place limitations on the cases in which a jury can award punitive damages and scale back a jury's ability to punish egregious or repeat offenders.

Evidence In Motorcycle Accidents

November 30, 2017

Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Explain Who Is At Fault In Motorcycle Accidents

Montlick & Associates has handled thousands of accident cases. As a result of their experience—and their successes—Montlick & Associates' motorcycle crash attorneys understand how to maximize the values of our clients' cases. However, doing so can be more complex than merely piling up the victim's medical bills and lost wages. Rather, it begins with developing compelling evidence that the other driver was at fault.

Doctors’ Roles in Georgia Personal Injury Claims

November 28, 2017

Doctors’ Roles in Personal Injury Claims in Georgia

Personal injury claims often arise when an individual suffers an injury as the result of someone else’s actions or omissions. For instance, many personal injury claims are the result of car accidents, where a person might be harmed as the result of another driver’s careless or negligent driving. Slip and fall cases, product liability, medical malpractice, and dog bite claims are some other forms of personal injury claims. In any personal injury claim, there will likely be evidence provided by medical practitioners. There are several ways a doctor might be giving evidence, and that evidence can have a major impact on the injured person’s claim.

Georgia Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Dog Bite Cases

November 22, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Recent Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Dog Bite Cases

Dog bite incidents are often difficult to deal with, especially because many of us love dogs, but at the same time, we want to make sure they do not cause harm to other people or animals.  While there are many wonderful dogs out there, there are also a few dogs that exhibit potentially dangerous behavior that poses a risk to both dog owners and other people or pets.

The Catastrophic Injuries Associated with Skydiving Accidents

November 21, 2017

Gwinnett County Skydiving Instructor Suffers Fatal Injuries Following Freak Accident

A 49-year-old Gwinnett County Skydiving instructor tragically lost his life in a freak accident that nobody expected.  The accident took place at Monroe-Walton County Airport when the skydiving instructor misjudged his landing after taking a dive.  He slammed to the ground and sustained catastrophic injuries.  One witness said that the man was aware, conscious, and breathing after the accident, but he later sadly died at the hospital from his injuries.  This 49-year-old skydiving instructor was considered an expert in his field.  He had taken more than 6,000 skydiving jumps throughout his career and was remembered as somebody who appreciated the fact that he could earn a living for doing what he loved most – skydiving.

Sleep Disturbances Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

November 19, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Sleep Disturbances Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are known to result in the need for significant medical treatment and rehabilitation that could be short-term, long-term, or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the injuries.  The physical consequences of a TBI could be mild, or severe with serious symptoms, such as the inability to eat, drink, talk, or walk on one's own.  In addition to the physical consequences of a TBI, there could also be emotional consequences, such as a change in behavior, mood swings, and the development of mental health-related disorders, among others.

Georgia Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Discuss Potential For Autonomous Ships

November 16, 2017

Georgia Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers 

The Issue of Self-driving, Autonomous Ships

Autonomous, or self-driving, automobiles are one thing, but autonomous ships are something completely different. Or is it? If cars can drive from point A to point B, should not all modes of transportation do the same? After all, planes have flown on autopilot for years.  However, as of right now, they cannot take off or land without human intervention. Until all modes of transportation are automated, the element of human error will exist. As a result, people will continue to suffer serious injuries or be killed as a consequence of another's negligence. Montlick & Associates has decades of experience representing victims and their families obtain compensation for their losses.

Serious Potential Complications Relating To Amputations

November 14, 2017

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Issues Relating To Amputations 

Amputations normally occur in two ways: surgical or traumatic. Surgical amputation most often occurs as a result of a diseased body part that will die and turn septic. Consequently, surgeons remove the infected area to avoid poisoning the body, which can lead to death. The most common medical reasons for amputation include diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, and cancer. While limb loss for a medical reason is incredibly difficult to deal with emotionally, the patient most hopefully will have support before and after the surgical procedure to prepare for the drastic alteration in life. However, no one could prepare themselves for the pain, devastation, and despair after a traumatic loss of a limb.

What is the “One Bite” Rule?

November 10, 2017

The “One Bite” Rule as Explained By Our Experienced Dog Bite Attorney in Georgia

Dogs are possibly the most favored pet in the United States. With over 77 million pet dogs living in American households, there are bound to be some mishaps with these popular companion animals. As it turns out, approximately 4.5 million people in the U.S. experience dog bites each year. While the severity of these bites varies greatly, there are occasions when dog bites lead to serious injuries, hospitalizations, infections, blood loss, and disfiguring scars. When someone suffers painful and costly consequences as the result of an aggressive dog, it is often possible to hold the owner legally liable for the injuries caused by their dog.

Homeowner’s Insurance and Personal Injury Liability Coverage in Georgia

November 07, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Homeowner’s Insurance and Liability Coverage

Suffering injuries in another person's home can be frustrating, painful, and emotionally distressing.  An injured person may not know what to do and whether or not the homeowner will be held responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages sustained by the injured individual.  Many people are aware that homeowners’ insurance policies often cover certain types of personal liability.  As such, an individual injured while on another person's property should be aware whether the homeowner or property owner may be held responsible.

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses the Various Types of Brain Injuries

November 02, 2017

When thinking about a brain injury, most of us think about concussions and other blunt force trauma to the head that has the potential to cause permanent brain damage, as well as the potential to result in death.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are defined as any alteration in the brain that is caused by force.  Such brain injuries often occur in car accidents, from slipping and falling, and any other accident that involves direct trauma or force to the head.

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries

November 01, 2017

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries – Georgia Attorney Explains

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be some of the most severe injuries associated with car accidents and other catastrophic accidents.  A blow to the head can cause a whole host of symptoms that may be unique to the injured individual.  As such, a traumatic brain injury may be mild for one person, moderate for another, or extremely severe for someone else even if the way in which the injuries were sustained was similar.  It is important for anyone or who has a loved one suffering from a traumatic brain injury, who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury has a good understanding of the financial costs associated with such injuries.

The Potential Dangers of Push-Button Start Ignitions

October 30, 2017

Georgia Product Liability Attorney Discusses the Potential Dangers of Push-Button Start Ignitions

Car manufacturers continuously use new advanced technology to make a car that they feel is safer and more convenient for the driver.  A “convenience” that many cars now have is a push-button start ignition.  This type of ignition allows the driver to hold the key in his or her pocket, and start the car by simply pushing a button after getting into the car.  Unbeknownst to many drivers, they may get out of their car and forget to push the button to turn the car off.  In some situations, a car may not even sound like it is turned on, especially with hybrids.

Georgia Slip and Fall Law FAQs

October 29, 2017

Our Experienced Georgia Slip and Fall Lawyers Answer Common Slip and Fall Law FAQs

Injuries resulting from slip and falls are the number one cause of emergency room visits in the United States. Sometimes serious injuries can result from a fall, leading to the need for extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and missed work. While falls are sometimes nothing more than an accident, there are times when injuries from falls can be attributable to another person’s negligence. In these cases, the injured person might be able to collect compensation for his or her injuries by pursuing a premises liability claim, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, and more.

Dog Breed Regulations Throughout the Georgia

October 25, 2017

Georgia Dog Bite Attorney Discusses Dog Breed Regulations Throughout the State of Georgia

The state of Georgia has various dog breed laws that are different based on the city and county that you live in. Because every city and county is unique, there are no uniform dog breed laws applicable all across the state of Georgia.  As such, both dog owners and community members should have a good understanding of whether there are dog breed restrictions where they live.  As dog bites and attacks continue to harm innocent victims throughout Georgia, local communities have been implementing restrictions on certain breeds known to be involved in many dog bites or attacks.

How to Avoid Injuries or Death While Riding on an ATV

October 23, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses ATV Safety and How to Avoid Injuries or Death

All-terrain vehicles, commonly known as ATVs, are enjoyable and exciting vehicles that provide entertainment, fun, and purpose to both children and adults.  However, like any other motor vehicle, ATVs can be dangerous, posing a risk of harm to both the drivers and passengers.  Because there is a risk of suffering an injury while operating an ATV or being a passenger, it is important to follow basic safety guidelines promulgated by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI) to ensure riders are taking all possible safety measures to reduce the chance of being involved in an accident.

Recent Amusement Park Tragedy Sheds Light on a Real Problem

October 22, 2017

Recent Amusement Park Tragedy Sheds Light on a Real Problem Our Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Explains

Amusement park rides are a staple of childhood in America for many people.  Most children and adults have been to a state fair or an amusement park where they have been on rides.  Most people going to amusement parks and state fairs expect that the rides they are about to go on our safe.  After all, families want to enjoy an amusement park ride with a feeling that their safety is being considered first and foremost.  It may come as a surprise to many people that there is no standard method for regulating the inspection and safety of amusement park rides throughout the country.  As such, laws from state to state can be very different.

Georgia Personal Injury Law FAQs

October 21, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury FAQs From Our Experienced Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers

A person can sustain injuries caused by another person or company from many types of accidents, including automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and others.  We here at Montlick & Associates know how serious and debilitating injuries caused by someone else's negligence can be, resulting in costly medical care, lost income, disability, and Pain and Suffering.  In this blog article, our Personal Injury Attorneys will generally discuss frequently asked questions (FAQs) pertaining to personal injury claims.

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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.