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.

3D Printer Aides Surgeons in Reconstruction of Motorcyclist's Mangled Face

May 22, 2017

A man living in the United Kingdom was the beneficiary of new technology that gave him a chance to live life normally after surviving a horrific motorcycle crash. Thanks to new technologies, plastic surgeons were able to rebuild the man's face in a remarkable display of imagination, skill, and a willingness to do what is necessary to help a man who desperately needed it.

Attractive Nuisances: When Children Trespass

May 09, 2017

Anyone who has children or spends time with children knows how curious they are, and how difficult it can be to prevent them from investigating things that are dangerous. Something like a pond or a swimming pool will likely fascinate many children, and draw them near, without the children even contemplating the fact that they do not know how to swim. This reality is the reason behind the law of attractive nuisance. Our laws recognize the fact that children explore, and might not always respect property boundaries, or the hazards that certain things might present. This is why children are not treated the same way as adult trespassers are under the law.

Holding Employers Accountable for their Employees' Actions

May 09, 2017

Holding Employers Accountable for their Employees' Actions: Respondeat Superior

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 and the air bag in your vehicle. The accident clearly was not your fault. 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? There is a good chance that it would.

What does the law consider a “catastrophic injury” and why does it matter?

May 08, 2017

Personal injury lawsuits involve a broad range of scenarios in which an individual is injured in an accident. Many common types of cases, such as those involving car accidents, medical malpractice and slip and falls all are within this category. Injuries that are considered "catastrophic" can occur in any of these situations, and they are most often from situations such as auto accidents, falls, such as those that occur at construction sites and explosions. 

Worn Tire Causes Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Interstate 95

May 02, 2017

One man died in a recent motorcycle accident that was caused by a worn tire, according to a local news report. The accident occurred as the man was traveling south on Interstate 95, just outside of Darien. Our personal injury lawyer in Georgia reports that the rider lost control of his bike and got thrown into a guardrail in the median. Witnesses said that the rear tire of the motorcycle was wobbling before the crash occurred, and authorities have stated that the rear tire of the bike was severely worn and failed, causing the wreck.  The accident ended in tragedy, as the man lost his life.

I was injured in Georgia, will my damages be capped?

May 01, 2017

In personal injury cases, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and fall cases, the injured person can seek monetary compensation from the person or entity that caused him or her harm. Most of these cases involve someone who is negligent, like a driver texting while behind the wheel, or a doctor failing to diagnose something that they should have noticed. Compensation comes in the form of damages. Damages are divided into special damages, and general damages, and punitive damages.

What does "Assumption of Risk" mean?

April 29, 2017

In some personal injury cases, a defendant might attempt to avoid liability through the use of a defense called "assumption of risk." Under this defense, the defendant is claiming that the person who was injured assumed the risks of the activity he or she engaged in, and that the defendant should therefore not be held liable for the injury that resulted. This is typically a defense to a negligence action, where the defendant wants to avoid being found liable for negligently causing another person's injury. In order to use this defense, the injured person must have had knowledge of the potential risk of harm from the activity, and knowingly participated in the activity that led to the injury.

Defective Automobiles: Product Liability and Cars

April 28, 2017

Most car accidents are the result of careless driving. It is usually the case that one or both drivers were not paying attention, speeding, or otherwise failing to drive cautiously. There are however times when accidents and injuries are not the result of a driver's error, but rather, are caused by a flaw in one of the vehicles involved in the accident. Sometimes the design of the car causes it to flip easily, or tires are flawed in such a way that they blow out easily. There are many different types of defects that a car might have, and some of them can lead to dangers for the individuals riding in the cars, and to other people on the road. 

What is Negligence?

April 28, 2017

There are many lawsuits that revolve around the concept of "negligence." While most of us have heard the term, we might not all be fully aware of the legal implications of the word "negligence." Basically, a person's behavior could be referred to as negligent if they failed to exercise care towards other individuals that a reasonable or prudent person would take under the same circumstances, or when they take an action a reasonable person would not. In personal injury cases, or other forms of "torts," negligence cases make up a large number of the lawsuits involving accidental injuries (as opposed to intentional torts, which involve something like assault or trespassing).

Avoid Common Dangers When Walking In The Early Morning

April 24, 2017

A 53-year-old man died in the early morning hours in Albany on April 19, 2017. According to a report in the Albany Herald, the man was walking on the 600-block of Radium Springs Road when he stepped out into the road in front of an SUV, which tragically aided his death. The accident occurred just before 5:00 a.m. in the pre-dawn light and remains under investigation, but Albany police have said that they are not filing charges against the driver of the SUV.

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.

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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.