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Athens 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.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Athens, Georgia

Montlick & Associates: Serving The People Of Athens For Over 39 Years

The personal injury attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, have represented the people of Athens, Georgia for over 39 years. Montlick & Associates prides itself on fighting for the rights of those injures in accidents. Whether the injury happened due to an intentional act, recklessness, or negligence, Montlick & Associates' 41 lawyers and over 100 legal staff will stand by our injured clients and their families to obtain for them the maximum compensation to which they are entitled under the law.

Experienced and Compassionate Athens Wrongful Death Attorneys

If your loved one dies in a car accident involving an intoxicated driver or a fall from a scaffolding on a construction site, an experienced Athens wrongful death attorney can explain your right to pursue a wrongful death claim. When a parent, child or spouse loses a loved one, surviving family members understandably may experience intense pain and grief. While these powerful emotions are anticipated when a close family member dies of natural causes, family members may struggle even more when the death is the unanticipated consequence of careless, inattentive or intentional actions.

Our Athens wrongful death lawyers at Montlick and Associates recognize that no amount of money can give a child back the guidance of a parent or love of a spouse. However, our Athens wrongful death attorneys are committed to representing our clients in confronting the legal, financial and insurance challenges that can make coping with the trauma of losing a loved even more difficult. When the family member who passes away is a breadwinner, the financial pressure felt by surviving family members may include medical bills, burial/funeral costs and loss of household income. We aggressively pursue the financial recovery our clients need so that our clients can focus on their overcoming the emotional turmoil of losing a family member.

What family members have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit?

Generally, the spouse or children will be the parties that bring a wrongful death claim involving an adult, but a spouse who brings the action must share any recovery with the minor children of the decedent. The surviving spouse who files a wrongful death lawsuit is entitled to no less than one-third of the recovery, but the proceeds must also be shared with the decedent's children. When the decedent is a minor, the parents have the right to pursue the legal action. Finally, if there are neither spouse nor children of the deceased, the right to sue falls to the decedent's surviving parents and, if there are no parents, then to the decedent's estate.

What deadlines apply to wrongful death lawsuits?

Timing requirements are an important part of Georgia wrongful death laws relevant to the legal rights of surviving family members. The most important of these deadlines is the statute of limitation. If a lawsuit is not filed before the statute of limitation "runs" (expires), the right to pursue a wrongful death claim will be barred. A knowledgeable attorney who considers the facts of your specific situation should make the determination of the applicable time deadline(s). Additionally, date that the limitations period begins can be "tolled" (suspended) and may vary based on the circumstances, so prompt legal advice is essential. There are other shorter deadlines that might be relevant if you are seeking damages from a municipality, county or other public entity.

What are the types of incidents and/or conduct typically at issue in wrongful death claims?

Because any failure to exercise ordinary care to prevent injury to an individual that causes a death can be the basis for a wrongful death claim, the types of accidental or intentional conduct that can cause a wrongful death are virtually limitless. However, some of the more common types of wrongful death claims involve the following:

• Tractor-trailer crashes
• DUI accidents
• Drivers texting or otherwise not paying attention
• Accidents on construction projects
• Failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke or cancer
• Industrial and agricultural accident
• Abuse or negligence in a nursing home
• Fatal head injuries from falls and motor vehicle accidents
• Defective products including unsafe drugs and vehicles
• Speeding and other forms of negligent driving
• Drowning Accidents
• Inadequate security
• Violent crimes
• Medical malpractice

While the value of your claim and the types of damages available will depend on the specific facts of your case, there are two broad types of damages that might be recovered in an Athens wrongful death lawsuit under Georgia wrongful death laws. One component of damages is the full value of a decedent's life from the point of view of the decedent. The second component of damages are those incurred by the estate of the decedent. These typically involve medical bills, burial expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering of the decedent prior to passing away.

Over 39 Years Representing Athens Wrongful Death Victims and Their Families

Our Athens wrongful death attorneys have been representing the families of wrongful death victims for over thirty years. If your loved one suffers a wrongful death, we invite you to call us for a free consultation today. No matter where you are located, our Athens wrongful death lawyers 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 (1-800-523-6333). You also can visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Athens Georgia Slip, Trip and Fall Attorneys

Athens Premises Liability Lawyers – Recovery for Hazardous Conditions on Premises

If you suffer a serious injury or lose a loved one in a fatal fall on another person's premises, an experienced Athens slip, trip and fall attorney can advise you regarding your legal rights and potential remedies. Although there are many types of accidents that cause significant injury, slip, trip and fall incidents are among the least understood because they often are depicted as minor accidents that cause little damage except to a victim's pride. The misconception that slip, trip and fall accidents do not result in serious physical injury is evidenced by statistics involving severe injury and wrongful death associated with falls caused by unsafe conditions. Accidents involving falls send almost 9 million people per year to emergency rooms according to the National Safety Council (NSC). The agency also reports that falls cause the death of 17,000 people per year, which makes slip, trip and fall accidents the second leading cause of accidental deaths nationally.

If you or a loved one suffers injury or a loved one dies in a slip, trip and fall accident in Athens, Georgia, you might have a legal claim against a public entity, residential property owner or commercial property owner. Our Athens slip and fall and trip and fall accident attorneys conduct an appropriate investigation so that we can identify hazardous conditions that contribute to a fall, as well as the duration of time that the hazard was present. We also frequently gather evidence like past accident reports, witness statements, maintenance records/logs, surveillance footage and other forms of evidence to establish that a property owner knew or should have known about an unsafe condition but failed to implement appropriate remedial measures to prevent an accident.

Athens, Slip, Trip and Fall Laws – Georgia Premises Liability Law

The area of law that covers injuries suffered in incidents where people slip or trip on the property of another is referred to as "premises liability law." This area of the law imposes liability on the owners or occupiers of premises who fail to either warn those who come on their property of potential hazards or who do not implement adequate measures to remedy unsafe conditions on their property.

When our Athens slip, trip and fall lawyers pursue a claim for damages for injuries suffered in a fall on another person's property, we investigate the facts and analyze the basis for imposing liability on the property owner. These cases tend to turn on subtle factual distinctions that include:

  • Duration of time that the hazard has been present
  • Nature of the hazard
  • Ease of discovery of the hazard for those visiting the premises
  • Whether the unsafe condition was caused by the property owner
  • Property owner's actual or constructive knowledge about the danger
  • Measures taken to warn or remedy the fall hazard
  • Inspection and maintenance practices of the property owner
  • Whether the accident occurred on business, public or residential premises
  • Purpose of the visit by the injury victim
  • Evidence of prior accidents involving the unsafe condition

Although these are only a few of the factual issues that must be considered when evaluating a slip, trip and fall accident, these examples demonstrate the intense factual inquiry involved in many claims based on falls that result in serious injury or wrongful death.

Hazards Causing Slip and Fall Accidents (Trip and Fall Accidents) in Athens

There are many obstacles and hazards that can cause someone to trip or slip ranging from a spilled beverage on the floor of a grocery store to a stack of books in a dimly lit part of a public library. While there are a virtually unlimited number of such hazards, some common examples include:

  • Uneven flooring
  • Broken pavement
  • Stairs with missing railings or broken steps
  • Spills involving slick or sticky substances
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Bunched up rugs
  • Poor lighting

When these hazards are present, they may lead to accidents involving serious falls in a variety of settings, including but not limited to the following:

  • Shopping in supermarkets or convenience stores
  • Patronizing bars and restaurants
  • Attending university and college campuses
  • Conducting business at county courthouses or city hall
  • Workman on construction sites
  • Attending functions for civil service organizations
  • Providing Aggressive Legal Representation to Athens Slip and Fall Victims for More Than 39 Years

If you or your loved one suffers serious injury or a loved one dies in an Athens trip and fall accident, we invite you to call us for a free consultation today. No matter where you are located, our Athens slip and fall accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates 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 (1-800-523-6333). You also can visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Athens Personal Injury Attorneys

Over 39 Years of Experience

The Athens personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing those injured by intentional, reckless and negligent misconduct since our law firm was established in 1984. Our law firm has successfully represented Athens injury victims in personal injury cases, such as trucking collisions, car accidents, trip and falls, dangerous products, errors and omissions by medical providers, injuries caused by dangerous conditions on the premises of others and a wide variety of other personal injury cases. We provide legal representation to accident victims injured by a wide range of criminal acts ranging from ordinary carelessness to intentional criminal misconduct of a third party. If you suffer injuries, emotional distress and financial loss because of the wrongful conduct of an individual, business or public entity, our experienced Athens personal injury law firm may be able to pursue legal action to punish the wrongdoer and obtain compensation so that you can move past your injuries.

Montlick and Associates has recovered millions of dollars for its clients in the nearly three decades since it was established. We have built a reputation in the Athens community and throughout the state that often motivates insurance companies to settle cases without the necessity to file a lawsuit. Even if we must aggressively pursue a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for our clients, we may be able to settle your case through effective negotiation or other forms of alternate dispute resolution. We carefully tailor our approach to fit the specific facts and law while seeking the best available results for our clients. Our Athens personal injury law firm is available to represent those injured in the following accidents in Athens and the surrounding vicinity:

Athens Auto Accidents: There are many types of Athens car accidents involving every type of motor vehicle which annually claim the lives of over thirty thousand people and result in injury to approximately 1.4 million people throughout the country. Often these accidents could be prevented if drivers took slightly more care by not consuming alcohol before driving, slowing down and paying attention. When drivers careless or reckless driving or negligence by other parties cause an Athens car accident, our experienced Athens car accident lawyers may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.

Athens Trucking Collisions: While most people realize the danger associated with a collision with a vehicle that may exceed the weight of their own by more than 75,000 pounds, drivers tend to think accidents involving tractor-trailers (i.e. big-rigs, commercial trucks) are unusual events. This assumption is mistaken as there are approximately a half a million trucking accidents nationally each year. The injuries that result from an Athens trucking accident tend to be life-altering and may permanently impair a trucking accident victims mental and physical functioning. The party that suffers severe injury or dies in an Athens trucking accident is almost always an occupant in the other vehicle. Trucking companies are used to legal claims being pursued against them for trucking accidents so they have enormous resources, a stable of lawyers and experts as well as a pattern of distorting or destroying key evidence. Our Athens tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are familiar with these challenges and do not hesitate to diligently pursue the best possible strategy when seeking compensation for our Athens trucking accident clients.

Abuse/Neglect in Athens Nursing Homes: When you must entrust an elderly family member to the care of a residential facility like an Athens nursing home, it can be a scary prospect. The reality is that abuse of seniors in nursing homes is common because so many facilities lack adequate staffing or provide substandard training and supervision. Nursing home neglect often involves denying residents basic needs like hydration, medication, nutrition or the opportunity for hygiene. This type of neglect can lead to life-threatening injury and illness. Nursing home abuse in an Athens elderly residential care facility may take the form of sexual abuse, physical assault, financial exploitation, abandonment of care, unjustified restraint (physical or chemical) or emotional abuse. If you suspect that someone you love is being mistreated or neglected while in the care of an Athens nursing home, our experienced Athens nursing home attorneys may be able to discover evidence of such abuse or neglect and seek compensation for your loved one.

Athens Slip and Fall Accidents: When you are on the premises of a home owner, business or public entity, it is normal to presume that the premises are reasonably safe. While the owner of a property may be required to investigate to identify hazards, warn of certain hazards and take remedial measure to make other hazards safe, the scope of this duty changes based on a number of factors so it important to seek prompt legal advice if you have been injured in an Athens slip and fall accident on the premises of someone else. Generally, if you are patronizing a business, the owner will have a duty to make the premises reasonably safe. Insurance carriers commonly defend slip and fall cases by claiming that the injury victim was not paying attention or otherwise was not diligent in avoiding the fall. Our experienced Athens slip and fall attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the importance of investigating and analyzing maintenance records and practices, lighting, warning signs, remedial measures and other factors that may affect the outcome of an Athens slip and fall claim.

Athens Wrongful Death Actions: If a loved one dies, the emotional pain and financial challenges are often overwhelming, but when someone you love dies because a third party is unsafe, indifferent or violent, the pain is intensified. Our Athens wrongful death law firm is committed to seeking justice for those who needlessly die because of the misconduct of third parties and to providing financial support for the loved one’s that survive them. Whether your loved one dies in a motor vehicle accident, fall on a construction site or during a violent assault because of negligent security, our experienced team of Athens personal injury attorneys may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim to seek damages on behalf of the estate of your loved one and to compensate your for your own loss.

Athens Construction Accidents: Construction sites in Athens can be extremely dangerous with exposed power lines, heavy machinery, hazardous substances or chemicals and improperly built scaffoldings that cause deadly falls. There are many people that suffer serious injuries on construction sites every year. If you suffer serious injury on an Athens construction site, we may be able to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against another entity on the construction site. This is generally the best way to pursue the maximum compensation for injuries in a construction accident. The Athens construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are familiar with the complicated safety regulations and confusing chaos that often prevails at construction sites. If you have been injured or a loved one dies on an Athens construction project, we may be able to help you obtain the compensation you need in the face of injuries that may prevent you from engaging in future construction work.

Athens Dog Bites: If you are bitten or mauled by a dog, you may suffer severe physical injuries that necessitate plastic surgery and deep psychological trauma. The most common victims of dog bites and mauling incidents are small children. An owner of a dog has a legal duty to be aware of evidence that their dog has violent tendencies. If the dog owner should know of such violent tendencies, they may be strictly liable (liability without fault) for injuries suffered in an Athens dog attack. Even where a dog owner has no reason to believe that their dog is violent, they may be liable if they violate a local leash law, or they fail to exercise reasonable care to prevent their dog from causing injury. The Athens dog bite attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the physical and emotional trauma that may be caused by a dog attack or mauling in Athens and work diligently to obtain the compensation our clients need to obtain physical treatment and counseling along with other appropriate compensation.

Athens Pedestrian Accidents: Walking is becoming an increasingly popular way to get around because of the cost of gas and physical fitness benefits associated with hoofing it. However, the streets of Athens and many cities throughout the state often pose substantial dangers to pedestrians including lights that change to quickly, lack of middle islands, long distances between crosswalks and a dearth of sidewalks. This lack of pedestrian traffic safety features can mean a recipe for disaster when distracted, drunk or otherwise careless drivers collide with pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents frequently result in devastating injuries or the tragic death of a love one. The Athens pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and associates aggressively pursue legal claims for our pedestrian accident clients who suffer severe injury. When unsafe road design contributes to a pedestrian accident, our experienced Athens pedestrian accident lawyers understand the special timing requirements and procedures that are involved in claims against public entities.

Athens Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycles are fun and fuel efficient ways to commute to work or explore Athens, but they also may be involved in horrific collisions. Motorcycles are harder to see because of their relatively small mass and because they may be located in positions where motorists do not think to look such as straddling the line dividing lanes. This makes motorcyclists more vulnerable to negligent drivers that are intoxicated or not focused on their driving. When a motorcyclist is involved in an Athens motorcycle accident, the result can be permanent incapacitating injuries because motorcycles lack the basic safety features of other motor vehicles. If you or a loved has been injured in an Athens motorcycle accident, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have successfully represented many motorcycle accident victims just like you.

Athens Premises Liability: There are many ways that one may suffer injury on the premises of another as varied as trip and falls caused by hazards like poorly maintained handrails on staircases to violent assaults committed by third parties. While the scope of the duty that a property owner owes to those on his or her property may vary based on a number of factors, a property owner often has a duty to inspect their property, perform reasonable maintenance, remove or correct hazardous conditions and warn visitors of unsafe hazards that they might not be expected to notice. Premises liability law is complicated and requires a careful analysis of many factors to determine what duty is owed to someone who visits the premises of another, and what constitutes sufficient compliance with that duty. Whether you are the victim of an animal attack, trip and fall or negligent security, our Athens premises liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates provide diligent legal representation in seeking the best results for our clients.

Athens Workers’ Compensation Claims: At Montlick and Associates, we have effectively represented employees who have been injured on the job in a broad range of industries including construction, poultry processing, manufacturing, agriculture, administrative support and a wide range of other types of employment. Our experienced team of Athens workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate the often complex workers’ compensation system to determine that you are treated fairly. If you suffer a work related injury, occupational injury or repetitive motion injury, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, free medical care and compensation for future disability. Our Athens workers’ compensation attorneys may also investigate the feasibility of a personal injury claim against other entities that may have contributed to your workplace injury to obtain access to more extensive compensation.

Athens Product Liability (Defective Products): Companies that manufacture, import, distribute and market products to consumers are in a unique position to detect potential defects and prevent consumers from injury caused by defective products. This is a key rationale for why product liability law permits consumers to seek compensation from anyone in the process of producing or distributing a product. While the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues recalls and establishes safety standards for many products, there are many more products that are not regulated or do not come to the attention of the CPSC until injuries have already occurred. This danger posed to consumers is increasing exponentially as more products are being imported from countries with lax safety standards. If you or a loved one is injured by a defective product, the experienced Athens product liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates have helped many consumers injured by dangerous products.

Know your legal rights! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of a third party, speak to an experienced Athens personal injury 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.

Athens Car Accident Lawyer

Our Athens car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been seeking just compensation for Athens car accident victims for almost three decades. We know that an Athens car accident can cause crippling physical pain, grueling rehabilitation, extreme emotional stress and oppressive financial difficulties. These hardships that face Athens car accident victims can adversely impact many aspects of your live including your occupation, marriage, parenting and everyday activities. If you are the primary wage earner for you family, severe injuries suffered in an Athens car accident can put a family on the path to bankruptcy. Our Athens car accident attorneys have been dedicated to delivering effective legal representation to car accident victims since our firm was established in 1984.

While many people assume that car accidents are reasonably rare and only happen to other drivers, over 1.5 million people are injured in car accidents annually with another 32,000 dying in tragic collisions throughout the U.S. Many of these accidents are easily preventable because they are caused by negligent or reckless conduct, as a cursory examination of national car accident fatality statistics makes apparent:

  • Drunk driving accounts for over 10,200 motor vehicle fatalities
  • Almost 3,100 car accident deaths are caused by distracted driving
  • More than half of all fatal car accidents involve vehicle occupants not wearing a seat belt
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 75 percent of drivers admit to answering cell phones while driving without regard to traffic circumstances

These facts make clear that if all drivers exercised reasonable care when driving, many unnecessary injuries and wrongful deaths could be avoided. Athens car accidents may be caused by a vast multitude of causes including drug and alcohol impaired drivers, cell phone use for texting and talking while driving and violations of traffic laws pertaining to speeding, following distance, right of way, traffic control signals and other driving safety laws. Although the majority of Athens car accidents are caused by unsafe driving, some collisions are caused by vehicles with product defects or dangerous roads.

Although not every Athens car accident entitles an injury victim to financial compensation from another party, the actions that you take immediately following a collision may increase the probability that you can successfully seek damages. An injury victim who seeks immediate medical treatment may make it easier to prove the nature and extent of one’s injuries because there may be objective scans like x-rays, CT-scans, MRIs and other diagnostic evidence. An Athens auto accident victim can also strengthen a motor vehicle accident claim by seeking prompt legal advice. Insurance adjusters are skilled at negotiating motor vehicle accident claims and may lure unsuspecting accident victims into damaging their claim. Some of the tactics used by insurance adjusters may include:

  • Requesting a signed release to obtain confidential records like employment and medical records
  • Arranging a recorded statement that may be used to develop inconsistencies that compromise your claim
  • Asking you to affirm facts that might minimize the seriousness of the accident or your injuries
  • Seeking an executed general release of liability even for claims that you are not aware exist
  • Attempting to settle the claim for far below its actual value

To successfully pursue a personal injury claim for injuries or the loss of a loved one in an Athens car accident, a plaintiff in an Athens car accident case must establish that the other driver was negligent, that the negligence of the driver caused the plaintiff’s injuries and that the victim suffered injuries and/or property losses (i.e. damages). Negligent conduct in the context of an Athens car accident essentially means unreasonably unsafe driving practices. The unsafe behavior must cause the injury meaning that proving another driver was drunk or speeding is not necessarily sufficient to establish liability. A plaintiff in an Athens car accident claim must establish it is more likely than not that the unsafe driving practice caused the collision and resulting injuries or fatalities. Where the conduct of the defendant in an Athens car accident case is particularly reckless, the judge or jury may even award punitive damages, which often exceeds the cumulative sum of all other types of damages.

Our Athens car accident law firm is not a “general practice firm”; we focus on tort (e.g. personal injury) cases so we have the experience and expertise to successfully represent clients injured by many causes of car accidents including:

  • Drivers distracted by electronic devices, grooming, eating, drinking, reading or reaching for an object
  • Drivers impaired by narcotics, over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs
  • Accidents caused by violation of basic traffic safety laws
  • Motorists who do not drive safely in adverse weather conditions
  • Forms of aggressive driving such as speeding and weaving in and out of traffic , street racing or tailgating
  • Failure by government entities to repair road hazards or safely design roadways
  • Automakers that produce defective automobiles
  • Alcohol impaired drivers
  • Inexperienced teen drivers

These factors and other similar accident risk factors can cause many types of collisions and create the risk of life-altering collisions that change the course of one’s life in the briefest of moments. The cause of the accident and type of vehicles involved can impact the evidence that is relevant and the severity of the injuries in a collision. Our Athens car accident attorneys represent clients in all types of motor vehicle collision cases including but not limited to the following:

  • High impact head-on collisions
  • Vehicles that run off the road
  • Intersection T-bone crashes
  • Vehicles that are sideswiped
  • Pedestrian accident when backing up in driveways or parking lots
  • Car-bicycle accidents
  • Accidents involving privately and publically operated buses
  • 15-Passenger van or SUV rollovers
  • Rental car accidents
  • Chain reaction pileups
  • Accidents involving public transportation and taxis
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Other pedestrian accidents

Our experienced Athens car accident lawyers offer the experience, expertise and resources often associated with large law firms delivered with the compassion, personalized service and reasonably prompt communication of a small law firm. We have represented hundreds of personal injury clients and know that treating a personal injury client with the cold indifference of a “personal injury file” only intensifies the anxiety and stress that is natural for car accident injury victims. State bar associations throughout the country report the number one complaint by clients is that their attorneys do not promptly return calls or provide reasonable communication regarding the progress of their case. Our Athens car accident attorneys work hard to provide relevant discovery of the facts, creative application of the law, winning legal strategies, solution oriented negotiation and persuasive courtroom advocacy.

Serious Athens car accidents can create significant life disruptions. Our law firm provides effective legal representation for many types of physical and psychological injuries. Some of the types of injuries that we may be able to seek compensation for include:

  • Injuries to the head like traumatic brain injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Injuries to the spinal cord that may cause partial or total paralysis
  • Severe burns including third-degree burns (i.e. complete thickness burns)
  • Severe fractures and broken bones
  • Amputation of extremities
  • Whiplash injuries affecting the neck, back and shoulder
  • Wrongful death

When you lose someone you love in an Athens car accident or suffer life-altering injuries, we understand that we cannot give you back the love of a family member or restore the ability to hug your spouse and lift your child into your arms. Our Athens car accident attorneys can seek the compensation that you need to deal with the financial crisis that many car accident victims face in the form of medical expenses and disability from employment. We also can handle communications and negotiation with insurance adjusters and the legal procedures necessary to protect your Athens car accident claim.

We routinely seek both special and general damages for our Athens auto accident clients. Special damages refer to damages that are essentially economic damages like medical expenses, lost income, vehicle damage and lost future earning capacity. General damages refer to more abstract damages like compensation for pain and suffering and diminished enjoyment of life. While there are other types of damages that may be available to an Athens car accident victim, the specific damages available in your personal injury claim depends on the specific facts and circumstances of your claim.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in an Athens auto accident, our experienced Athens auto accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Athens auto accident claim. 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:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.