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Our Albany personal injury attorneys Montlick and Associates know that when you suffer injury or the loss of a loved one because of the careless or intentional conduct of the third-party, it can literally turn your world upside down. Our law firm has been committed to seeking fair financial compensation for injury victims and holding those who injure others accountable for their actions since our firm was founded in 1984. Whether your injuries or loss were caused by a drunk driver, abusive nursing home employee, inattentive heavy equipment operator on a construction site or any other party who fails to exercise reasonable caution and prudence to prevent injury to others, our dedicated alchemy personal injury team may be able to help.
Most personal injury claims are based on the law of negligence, which in simple terms refers to the failure of the defendant to exercise reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injury to others. If this failure to exercise reasonable caution causes injury to another, this may form the basis for a personal injury. If you or a close family member suffers severe injury caused by the careless, inattentive or intentional acts of another, you may experience substantial hardships, include physical pain and disability, impaired cognitive functioning and overwhelming financial challenges. At Montlick and Associates, we have been successfully representing Albany personal injury victims for almost three decades. Our law firm was founded on the principle of representing clients with diligence, compassion and ethics. Our Albany personal injury lawyers provide legal representation for a wide range of personal injury claims including the following:
Albany Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents: When shoppers venture into an Albany grocery store, they rarely consider the possibility that they may experience a life altering fall from slipping on a spilled liquid or tripping over merchandise lying in the aisle. Most people presume that businesses conduct periodic inspections and custodial maintenance to discover and eliminate hazards that may result in serious injuries caused by falls. If you are a senior citizen, a slip and fall accident can be particularly dangerous because falls are the leading cause of accidental death among seniors. One in three seniors over the age of 65 will experience a slip and fall or trip and fall accident during the next year. If you experience a slip and fall or trip and fall in an Albany supermarket, department store, restaurant, bar, movie theater, university campus or other business, residential or public property, the experienced Albany slip and fall attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Albany Car Accident Claims: There have been impressive advances in vehicle safety, but motor vehicle accidents involving cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, tractor-trailers, buses and other vehicles continue to be the leading cause of accidental death. When you are injured in an Albany car accident involving a driver who is texting, intoxicated or speeding, it can result in severe injuries including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage that cause loss of cognitive functioning, physical mobility and sensation. While our experienced Albany car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates cannot restore your impaired mental or physical functioning, we may be able to help clients pursue an Albany car accident claim to obtain necessary financial compensation for medical bills, lost income and other forms of intangible loss.
Albany Dog Bites (Dog Attacks & Maulings): While in many Albany homes, the family dog is a loving member of the family, man’s best friend can turn into man’s worst nightmare. Albany dog bite incidents can cause permanent disfigurement and extreme emotional distress. When people choose to own a dog, they are generally responsible for protecting others from injury caused by their dog. If a dog owner has reason to know that his or her dog has vicious tendencies, the owner may be strictly liable for any injuries caused by the dog. Even if a dog has never exhibited any signs that the dog might be dangerous or aggressive, a dog owner may be liable for negligence (i.e. unreasonable carelessness) or violation of a leash law that results in someone being attacked.
Albany Motorcycle Accidents: Albany motorcycle riders often suffer serious injury when they cross paths with unsafe drivers of passenger vehicles. When an Albany motorcyclist is cut-off by a driver that does not check his or her blind spot when changing lanes on the freeway, a motorcycle rider has virtually no margin for error. A motorcyclist may easily tip over if the rider tries to engage in drastic maneuvers to avert a collision with a negligent driver. Although motorcycles constitute a small minority of registered vehicles, they account for a disproportionate number of permanent injuries and fatalities. If you are involved in an Albany motorcycle accident, the Albany motorcycle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand the unique challenges and vulnerability of those who ride motorcycle on Albany roadways.
Albany Wrongful Death Actions: When you lose someone you love in a car accident caused by a drunk, distracted or drowsy driver, the financial challenges of reduced household income combined with out of control medical bills, unpaid mortgage and/or car payments, and other household expenses can force a family to the brink of bankruptcy. An experienced wrongful death attorney at Montlick and Associates may be able to help you seek financial compensation for tangible and intangible losses of the decedent as well as your own losses. These damages may include a wide range of damages including loss of financial support, loss of guidance of a parent and loss of companionship and services of a spouse as well as other damages.
Albany Trucking Accidents: If you are involved in a collision with a sixty foot long tractor-trailer combination weighing forty tons, the result can be horrific Albany trucking accidents. There are many factors that contribute to trucking accidents in Albany, including fatigue, drugged driving, improper maintenance, medically unfit drivers and other factors. Intrastate and interstate trucking are subject to extensive regulation to reduce the hazards posed by truck drivers who are on the road for long hours behind the wheel of these massive big-rigs. Trucking companies have extensive resources, and sometimes arrange to have critical evidence regarding liability disappear. Our Albany trucking accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the tactics that may be used by trucking companies to avoid liability for Albany trucking accidents caused by their drivers. We often work with trucking industry experts to develop the strongest legal position for our trucking accident clients.
Albany Work Related Injuries: When you suffer an injury on the job in Albany, you may be concerned about how to pay your medical bills or how to replace your wages when you cannot work. The Albany workers’ compensation system provides a fast efficient no-fault approach to obtaining medical treatment and income replacement from your employer when you are injured at work. Unfortunately, the damages available in a workers’ compensation claim may pale in comparison to those that may be recovered as part of a personal injury claim. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to guide you through the workers’ compensation process while also pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against third parties like property owners, independent contractors and other individuals or business that contribute to your injuries.
Albany Pedestrian Accidents: When a pedestrian is run down by a motorist in Albany, the result can be the type of serious injury that permanently impacts one’s life and even results in the loss of one’s life. Insurance companies often try to blame a pedestrian for causing such accidents based on such grounds as the “the darting child”, “jaywalking” or “failure to cross at the crosswalk.” The reality is that a pedestrian may often recover for injuries suffered when hit by a motor vehicle even if the pedestrian is determined to be partially responsible for the accident. Given the devastating types of injuries that are common in Albany pedestrian accidents, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced Albany pedestrian accident attorney.
Albany Construction Accidents: There may be no worksite with a greater variation in hazards than construction sites. The construction industry is perennially among the leading job sector for serious work related injuries and fatalities. Construction sites offer such hazards as heavy equipment, toxic substances, trenches, high voltage power lines, improperly constructed scaffoldings and many other job site hazards. When you are involved in an Albany construction accident, you may be disabled so that you can no longer continue in your chosen occupation. An Albany Construction accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates may be able to help you with a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against other negligent parties that contribute to your construction accident.
Albany Products Liability Actions: Many unsuspecting consumers each year suffer injuries caused by products that reach the market with design and manufacturing defects or that lack proper warnings of known risks. Companies that place products on the market may be liable for injuries caused by their products when they have product defects that result in injury to unsuspecting purchasers. It is becoming more common for consumers to be exposed to hazardous products as more U.S. companies distribute products imported from countries with lax safety standards. If you are injured by a defective product, our Albany defective product attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to pursue a product liability claim against any entity involved in the production or distribution of the unsafe product.
Albany Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: The percentage of seniors in the U.S. continues to rise so more families are faced with the prospect of evaluating nursing homes to provide care for elderly loved ones. While careful pre-placement screening and evaluation by family members may help prevent nursing home abuse and neglect in Albany, sometimes it can be hard to identify nursing homes that are understaffed or staffed with improperly screen staff members. If you family member suffers physical abuse, chronic neglect, emotional abuse or financial exploitation in an Albany nursing home, our experienced Albany nursing home attorneys may be able to help you seek appropriate compensation for your love one.
Know your legal rights! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional act of a third party, we invite you to speak to an experienced Albany personal injury lawyer at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.
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