Selecting the Right Georgia Personal Injury Law Firm


December 13, 2010

A person is injured in a car accident every 14 seconds while someone is killed in a car crash every 12 minutes in the U.S. Motor vehicle accidents involving passenger vehicles, tractor trailers, motorcycles, SUVs and pedestrians frequently result in life-changing catastrophic injuries. When a family is faced with such a tragedy, the stress, grief and financial toll can be overwhelming. Many families are so busy caring for their loved one and overwhelmed with grief and anxiety that they have little time or energy to invest in selecting a personal injury attorney to help seek financial compensation.

However, the choice of a personal injury law firm to handle a personal injury case involving catastrophic injuries can be critical, especially where massive medical bills and a lifetime of rehabilitative care can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars over an injury victim's lifetime. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing those seriously injured by the negligence of others throughout the Atlanta area and ALL of Georgia for over 25 years.

We have provided some guidelines to help you select a personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury case involving catastrophic injuries:

Consider Expertise and Experience: Many small law firms or solo practitioners try to handle a variety of areas of law. It is much better to use a law firm with attorneys that focus their entire practice on serious personal injury cases. You should consider the years of experience, number and type of serious injury cases and results in serious injury cases that a law firm has obtained. The results a law firm has obtained in past cases does not guarantee that the personal injury law firm will be successful, but the level of past success and experience of the attorneys can increase the odds in your favor.

Evaluate the Firm's Litigation Resources: Cases involving catastrophic injuries may be litigated especially aggressively by an insurance carrier, and depending on the facts, may require a significant financial investment in experts, including medical experts to explain your injuries, economists to explain the calculation of your future damages or where warranted accident reconstruction experts. Litigation of a personal injury case involving catastrophic injuries can be very expensive so you want a law firm with the financial resources to litigate the case properly. A law firm with limited resources may feel financial pressure to settle the case prematurely for less than the value of the case. Any firm that asks you to pay for litigation costs should be viewed skeptically.

Law Firm's Professional Reputation: Law firms with a proven track record and history of handling serious injury cases are well known in the legal community. A law firm will often provide references or representative type cases as evidence of the quality of their legal representation.

Professionalism and Service of Attorneys and Staff: It will typically take many months and even years for a serious personal injury case to be resolved. This means your working relationship with a personal injury law firm can be a long-term commitment. You should select an attorney and staff that make you feel comfortable and that are attentive to your case. If you are not comfortable with your attorney or the attorney's staff, it may hinder your ability to work closely with the law firm.

If you follow these simple guidelines when considering a personal injury attorney, it can mean a more positive experience and better outcome. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our practice has been devoted to assisting Georgia residents who are seriously injured or killed by the intentional or careless acts of others for over 25 years. Our Experienced Georgia Personal Injury Law Firm is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web www.montlick.com. No matter where you are, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Montlick & Associates: Caring, Dedication, Experience, Results!

Category: Personal Injury

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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.