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Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

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 a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Or use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Alpharetta Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Though all motor vehicles pose a risk to operators, the danger is heightened for Alpharetta area motorcyclists. In addition to the general lack of safety features and limited handling capabilities of motorcycles, Alpharetta’s congested traffic patterns and hazardous highways amplify the risk of potentially fatal motorcycle accidents. In recognizing this danger, Georgia has become one of the leading states in implementing motorcycle-only police safety checkpoints.

While many debate the legality of motorcycle-only checkpoints, advocates justify these law enforcement tools based on the high rate of motorcycle accidents and disproportionate fatality rate. Alpharetta motorcyclists must exercise vigilance to avoid careless drivers who cut off motorcyclists, fail to check for motorcycles in their blind spots, and fail to share the road equally with motorcycles. Georgia’s motorcycle-only checkpoints are designed to ensure minimum safety standards by verifying the following:

  • The motorcycle operator holds a valid motorcycle drivers’ license
  • Compliance with mandatory helmet law
  • Appropriate vehicle maintenance

Understanding the Causes of Serious Injury and Wrongful Death in Alpharetta Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are more often involved in severe accidents than drivers of passenger vehicles. Motorcycle accidents in the United States injure 80,000 and claim 4,500 lives annually. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a collision than the occupant of a passenger vehicle. Motorcycle riders who comply with Georgia’s mandatory helmet law can reduce their risk of death or serious injury in a motorcycle collision.

Negligent drivers, dangerous roadways, or defective motorcycles may cause motorcycle accidents. When pursuing an Alpharetta motorcycle accident claim, the typical basis for a cause of action is negligence on the part of the other driver, government entity or manufacturer. Negligence is essentially defined in legal terms as unreasonably unsafe conduct that causes foreseeable injury to others. This standard of negligence also applies to motorcycle operators who cause injury to their passengers. Alpharetta motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by the following factors:

  • Motorists that fail to obey stop signs, traffic signals or yield signs
  • Hostility of drivers toward motorcyclists
  • Distracted drivers that fail to observe smaller motorcycles
  • Motorists who fail to see motorcyclists when turning left at an intersection
  • Rider inexperience – particularly over-reliance on the rear brake
  • Cutting off motorcyclists or moving into rider space in the adjacent lane
  • Drivers of passenger vehicles impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Potholes or other road maintenance hazards
  • Motorcycle tire flats or blowouts
  • Wet or icy road conditions

Despite the recent trendy nature of motorcycles among all segments of society, a negative connotation endures toward “bikers.” This bias sometimes results in eyewitnesses distorting the facts against motorcyclists. This can permeate law enforcement accident reports that are unfairly slanted against the rider. Our Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates conduct their own investigation into the motorcycle crashes of our clients. We have successfully represented motorcycle accident victims for almost three decades – we know what it takes to win.

Scope of Monetary Recovery for Serious Alpharetta Motorcycle Collisions

When one is involved in a motorcycle accident, the victim will need funds to pay for medical care and supplement their income lost as a result of the accident. An Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates may be able to assist you in obtaining compensation for many types of injuries including:

  • Brain injury resulting in impaired cognitive skills
  • Broken bones including arms, legs, collarbones and ribs
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Road rash
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Trauma to internal organs
  • Loss of limbs including limbs that must be amputated because of infection
  • Damage to the spinal cord which may cause partial or total paralysis
  • Wrongful death

When you suffer injuries in an Alpharetta motorcycle accident, you may not only need compensation for medical expenses but also funds to repair your bike and cover lost income or diminished future earning potential if you are temporarily or permanently disabled. Our Alpharetta motorcycle accident attorneys may also help you obtain damages for intangible forms of loss including pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship or services of a spouse, punitive damages, and/or other damages depending on the specific facts of your case.

Our experienced Alpharetta motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients. Schedule a free consultation. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away. If you are unable to come to our offices, we may be able to make alternative meeting arrangements; we’ll even come to you! Call us 24 hours a 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorneys

For almost thirty years, our experienced Alpharetta personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates has been dedicated to providing Alpharetta injury victims with effective, experienced legal representation and advocacy in all types of personal injury claims. Our Alpharetta personal injury attorneys and support staff continue to work diligently toward securing the best possible settlements or verdicts for our Alpharetta clients, whether experiencing personal injury through the intentional, indifferent or inattentive misconduct of a third party. Our legal strategies are tailored to the unique qualities of each client’s circumstances, and our firm is committed to securing compensation for significant injury or loss and to providing an avenue for injured parties to help overcome the physical, financial and psychological burdens often associated with such injury.

Since our founding in 1984, Montlick and Associates has recovered millions of dollars for thousands of clients, spanning a wide range of types of injury cases including motor vehicle collisions, falls, construction accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse/neglect, defective products and a host of others. For our Alpharetta clients, the most common of these personal injury claims have included:

Alpharetta Auto Accidents: The most frequently occurring cause of personal injury claims is motor vehicle accidents. Such occurrences may involve any type of motorized vehicles as well as pedestrians, bicycles and other entities. Auto accidents are the leading cause of accident-related injury and wrongful death in Alpharetta and may be caused by many types of unsafe conduct, including speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, or failure to properly acknowledge posted traffic signs or signals among others. Severe injuries are often suffered by motor vehicle accident victims, and these often entail very substantial financial obstacles and medical treatment. While our clients focus on their physical recovery, our Alpharetta auto accident team pursue our clients’ Alpharetta car accident claim and handle their insurance and legal issues.

Alpharetta Commercial Trucking Collisions: Tractor-trailer accidents present a specialized set of challenges for personal injury attorneys and the victims of these motor vehicle accidents. When transporting a full load of cargo, a commercial tractor-trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which highly compounds the potential force and effects involved in a collision and substantially increase the risk of wrongful death. Although the interstate and intrastate trucking industries are heavily regulated, trucking companies are sometimes motivated by increased revenues to disregard safety regulations and procedures, including the proper screening, training or supervision of their drivers. Extensive knowledge of trucking regulations and industry practices is required to effectively represent our Alpharetta clients in these matters, and our experienced trucking accident attorneys also are well versed in the various liability-avoidance practices of companies within the industry.

Alpharetta Motorcycle Accidents: While severe injury may result from any motor vehicle accident, motorcycles are much less stable vehicles and provide little physical protection in a collision, resulting in significantly higher fatality rates and/or catastrophic injuries often requiring extended rehabilitative care. Therewith, our Alpharetta accident attorneys engaging in motorcycle injury settlements and lawsuits always pursue the fullest extent of compensation possible.

Alpharetta Wrongful Death Claims: When losing someone you love in a motor vehicle or other serious accident, you may face heavy financial burdens and intense emotional loss. It is a fundamental tenet of law which prescribes that victims of injury due to unsafe or intentional misconduct of others should be compensated, even if they die as a result of their injuries. Our Alpharetta wrongful death legal team understands the complex challenges families encounter when they lose a loved one. Wrongful death actions can provide compensation that accident victims would have received had they survived; they may also provide to family members compensation for their own losses incurred because a loved one has been taken from them prematurely. Our dedicated team at Montlick and Associates is vigilant in pursuing the compensation our clients need.

Alpharetta Slips, Trips & Falls: The extent to which serious injuries can result from a slip/trip and fall accident continues to go largely unrecognized by many until it happens to them. As a patron of a Alpharetta business, it is reasonable to expect that a business proprietor will utilize reasonable safeguards and inspections for potential hazards and either correct those conditions or warn patrons of dangers which may not be readily apparent. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to investigate and identify hazards such as improper lighting, uneven flooring and other conditions which may increase the risk of a falling accident. If you are the victim of such an accident, you should not hesitate to contact us.

Alpharetta Construction Site Injuries: Alpharetta construction sites, as with such sites elsewhere, are often danger-filled workplaces with abundant in injury risks, including falls from ladders, roofs and scaffolding as well as accidents involving heavy machinery, such as loaders, backhoes, excavators, cranes and booms. Injuries may also result from exposure to hazardous substances or from fire or electrocution. Construction accident claims pose specialized issues such as identifying viable defendants for personal injury claims and preventing the disappearance of critical evidence from a site which may be in constant flux. Our Alpharetta construction accident attorneys understand the complexity of obstacles that must be navigated to pursue a construction accident claim effectively.

Alpharetta Workers’ Compensation Claims: A workers’ compensation claim in Alpharetta generally entails a no-fault basis for seeking workplace injury compensation. When an employee suffers a workplace injury, it can result in the need for significant medical care and disability from employment. While the workers’ compensation system does not require that one prove the negligence of an employer, it fails to provide certain substantive damages which may be available in a personal injury claim, such as impaired quality of life, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Because it may provide the most comprehensive scope of recovery, our Alpharetta workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates often pursue both a workers’ compensation claim against our client’s employer and a personal injury claim against a third party.

Alpharetta Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims: The strain on resources to care for our elderly love ones continues to grow as the baby boomer generation ages. Many nursing home facilities are already understaffed or staffed with under-qualified employees, and when Alpharetta nursing homes prioritize cutting costs above their residents’ care, the result can be physical, emotional and financial abuse or chronic neglect. If your vulnerable loved one has been injured by nursing home neglect and abuse, our firm is committed to holding nursing homes accountable for providing the care they have promised. We invite you to contact us to see how we can help.

Alpharetta Dog Attacks (Dog Bite Claims): Each year, millions of people are bitten in dog attacks with nearly 800,000 of those victims suffering injuries severe enough to require medical treatment. The seriousness and magnitude of dog bite injuries is reflected in the fact that nearly one billion dollars in insurance claims are generated each year resulting from dog bite injuries. If you have been injured as the result of an aggressive dog whose owner has failed to properly contain or restrain it, contact us. Our attorneys have obtained compensation for victims of dog mauling who have suffered serious injury, including the need for reconstructive surgery.

Alpharetta Pedestrian Accidents: With the growing nationwide emphasis on health issues, many people are prompted to negotiate the streets and roads of Alpharetta by jogging, running or walking. An unfortunate reality is that many drivers fail to pay attention or drive safely, providing a potential formula for causing serious injury to unsuspecting pedestrians. As pedestrians have no physical protection when struck by a motor vehicle, “minor” pedestrian accidents are unusual, and pedestrian accidents frequently involve life-altering injuries. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to attempt to shift the responsibility for such accidents to the pedestrian victim. Our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys are aggressive in opposing such tactics.

Alpharetta Premises Liability: A property owner is obligated to keep his/her property reasonably safe or warn of potential hidden dangers for those coming onto the property for legitimate purposes. Injuries such as animal attacks, trips and falls and other injuries caused by unsafe conditions on the property of others may warrant the effective legal advice and representation of our exceptional staff of attorneys experienced in premises liability.

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the negligence, intentional misconduct, or recklessness of a third party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Alpharetta personal injury lawyers.

Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Alpharetta Auto Accident Attorneys

If you have been involved in an auto accident, our experienced Alpharetta auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates work diligently for our clients to obtain the full amount of damages our clients are entitled to collect so that they can rebuild their lives. We have knowledge and expertise based on representing Alpharetta auto accident victims for nearly three decades so that we can advise our clients about whether an insurance company's offer to settle is fair as well as whether the full extent of our client’s injuries have been taken into account when coming up with a proposed settlement offer.

Georgia Auto Insurance Laws

Georgia is a tort state for auto insurance purposes, which means that accident victims have the right to sue an at-fault driver or other parties for injuries and damages following a car crash if it was caused by unreasonably unsafe conduct (e.g. negligence). When an accident occurs, the other driver’s insurance company will conduct an investigation to determine which driver was at fault. The at-fault driver, through his or her insurance company, will be responsible for paying for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages and other damages incurred by the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the accident.

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol of a drug (prescription or illegal)
  • Fatigue
  • Distraction (eating, using a cell phone, changing the radio station or CD)
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor highway conditions
  • Inclement weather

Types of Injuries Caused by a Motor Vehicle Accident

A driver or passenger traveling in a vehicle will likely suffer injuries caused by striking its interior as a result of the accident. In the case of a front-end collision, it's not uncommon to sustain injuries to the lower limbs. People involved in this type of accident may need to seek medical treatment for dislocated or broken hips, knees or ankles.

A whiplash injury may occur when a vehicle is struck from behind, since this can cause a jerking motion which causes the accident victim's neck to snap back abruptly. This type of motion can cause injury to the nerves, muscles, ligaments and discs in the neck.

A side impact in an accident can cause internal injuries to the driver and/or his or her passengers, which have the potential to be quite serious. All types of accidents may result in soft tissue injuries, which can cause pain and discomfort for some time even though they don't appear on x-rays or other types of diagnostic medical tests.

Contact an Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact an Alpharetta car accident lawyer immediately. It may take some time before the full extent of your injuries are known and the last thing you want to do is accept an insurance company's offer to settle before you are finished with your medical and rehabilitation treatments.

Keep in mind that the at-fault driver is also responsible for compensating you for your lost wages and pain and suffering and other damages incurred as a result of your Alpharetta car accident. This is an important consideration if you or a family member suffered severe injuries, which resulted in a permanent disability, such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries or amputation of limbs. Even soft tissue injuries may take some time to heal and require months of follow-up therapy and doctors’ visits before they are resolved.

Being injured in an Alpharetta motor vehicle accident is a stressful event. Apart from the trauma of the accident itself, you have to deal with getting medical care and trying to meet your financial obligations after the event. Our experienced Alpharetta car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates will work towards you being compensated in a fair manner for the injuries and damages you suffer if we decide to take your case. If a settlement cannot be reached through Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques, then you will need an experienced legal advocate on your side that will aggressively pursue your case at trial.

After the accident, you have a limited time to file your claim. Once the limitation period has passed, you will no longer have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact an Alpharetta car accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates right away to make sure that you do not give up your legal right to be "made whole" if you have been injured due to someone else's negligence.

Know your legal rights! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of a third party, we invite you to speak to an experienced Alpharetta auto accident attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.

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 a 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Please Note:
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.