Auburn 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.


Auburn Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Auburn personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to representing personal injury victims in obtaining the monetary recovery they need to get their lives back on track after being injured and to imposing financial responsibility on those whose misconduct causes injuries to others. While personal injury cases may be based on injuries caused by unintentional conduct, such as a motor vehicle accident or intentional conduct like a sexual assault, personal injury cases make the public safer by imposing consequences for unsafe behavior. Our dedicated and experienced personal injury attorneys have built a reputation with insurance carriers, our peers, and judges based on three decades of successful outcomes for injury victims that suffer serious injury or wrongful death. While we have the expertise and experience to handle most personal injury cases, there are a number of cases we routinely handle including:

Auburn Motor Vehicle Collision Claims: When you commute to work in the morning or pick your children up from school, you may fall victim to a driver who refuses to exercise reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. While it is common to characterize a motor vehicle collision as “an accident,” this is really a misrepresentation of the typical car crash. Most Auburn car accidents, as well as those in the surrounding vicinity in Georgia, are caused by intentional and conscious decisions to take unacceptable risks. Drivers do not violate the speed limit, send a text message while driving, or operate their vehicle after consuming a six-pack of beer by accident. The decision to engage in risky driving conduct or to disregard the Georgia rules of the road is a selfish act that exposes innocent victims to life-changing injuries in car accidents, pedestrian accidents, busing accidents, tractor-trailer collisions (trucking accidents), motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents. If you are injured in a serious motor vehicle accident, the Auburn car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates represent our clients with diligence and compassion.

Auburn Dog Bites/Attacks/Maulings: While it is disturbing to consider that a thousand people per day are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for dog bites and other injuries incurred during dog attacks. It is far more appalling that in many of these instances the owner of the dog is well aware that their dog has manifested aggressive or vicious behavior prior to the incident leading to the emergency room visit. Georgia dog bite law follows the common law “One Bite Rule,” which imposes strict liability on dog owners that have reason to know that their dog has a propensity toward being dangerous or vicious. Liability may also be based on violation of a safety statute pertaining to mandatory restraint of one’s dog or the negligence of dog owners.

Auburn Premises Liability (Slip and Fall Cases): Property ownership comes with the responsibility of maintaining reasonably safe premises for those who come on one’s premises for legitimate purposes and sometimes even trespassers. Those who visit a business establishment for the mutual benefit of both parties, such as a customer or supplier are generally owed the highest duty of care under premises liability law. An owner or occupier of property generally must clear their property of hazards that are not open and obvious. At the other extreme, trespassers are owed a minimal duty of care unless the trespasser is a child. Whether you are injured by an open trench, fall on a dilapidated staircase, attack because of poor security, or other dangerous hazard, our experienced Auburn premises liability attorneys can review the facts in your case and analyze whether you have a valid premises liability claim under Georgia law.

Auburn Wrongful Deaths: Many families have no interest in devoting energy towards dealing with insurance adjusters and legal timing requirements when a loved one dies. Unfortunately, medical bills, funeral expenses and unpaid bills because of lost household income can exact enormous pressure on a grieving family. The legal process for pursuing a wrongful death claim is governed by strict timing requirements, including the statute of limitations and in some cases the Georgia Tort Claims Act. These timing requirements are unforgiving if they are missed, and there is no exception for “good faith” mistakes in missing one of these deadlines. Our experienced Auburn wrongful death attorneys can assist the representative of the estate of a decedent and/or a parent, child, or spouse in seeking compensation for the loss of a loved one caused by the wrongful act of another. Our law firm handles the substantive and procedural legal issues so that you and your family can devote your time and energy to overcoming your loss.

Auburn Construction Accidents (Workers' Compensation Claims): The construction industry is notorious for consistently accounting for the highest number of workplace fatalities. The hazards that may be found on a typical construction site are too numerous to list but may include open trenches, heavy machinery operated by inexperienced personnel, toxic or explosive substances, exposed electrical lines and more. While employers are expected to comply with state and federal safety regulations, injuries are inevitable in such a hazardous work environment. Our experienced Auburn construction accident attorneys can navigate the procedural requirements to protect your workers' compensation claim. We have helped many employees that suffer workplace injuries or occupational illnesses like back injuries, loss of use of limbs, carpel tunnel, knee injuries, mesothelioma and many other serious injuries.

Auburn Product Liability Claims: Product defects are rarely apparent to a consumer. They are often hidden in the design or construction of the product and remain dormant and dangerous. In the case of a defective pharmaceutical, faulty medical device, or carcinogen like asbestos, the hazard associated with the product may not become apparent for many years. Product liability law is designed to ease the burden on consumers when making a legal claim by imposing strict liability on entities involved in the manufacturing or distribution process, as long as the defect was present when the product was still in the position of the defendant. At Montlick and Associates, we have a network of experts in many industries and have taken on major corporations and their insurance providers in effectively pursuing compensation for innocent consumers who are injured by defective or dangerous products.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Auburn personal injury attorneys are committed to representing injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their family. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Auburn personal injury attorneys. 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, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Auburn Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Because many of our Auburn bicycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are cycling enthusiasts, we recognize that Auburn and the surrounding areas of Georgia can be particularly inhospitable to bicyclists. From motorists jabbering away on a cell phone to unrestrained dogs chasing after cyclists, the risk of a cyclist being involved in a serious cycling accident is substantial. These risks are compounded by the negative attitude that many drivers have toward bicycle riders and the susceptibility of bicyclists to accidents caused by potholes in poorly maintained streets.

The Exposure of Auburn Cyclists to Serious Bicycle Accidents

When riding a bicycle on the streets of Auburn, a bicyclist lacks the structural protection of a passenger vehicle. A bicyclist has essentially no more protection than a pedestrian so when a cyclist is hit by a driver the result often is serious debilitating injuries. While a motorcyclist also has no protection, a motorcycle has the power and speed to move out of the path of an inattentive driver. A bicycle does not move at a high enough rate of speed to give a bicyclist much chance of avoiding an impending collision even if the rider detects a potential collision before it happens. The small size of a bicycle also makes it more likely to be unnoticed by a driver and more likely to be present in places that a driver may not be looking.

The limited ability of a bicyclist to evade a motor vehicle driven by a driver who is distracted when changing lanes or swerving because the driver is intoxicated is made all the more dangerous because of the complete lack of protection for cyclists. While the risk of head injuries resulting in traumatic brain injury can be reduced by wearing a helmet, helmet use is only mandatory in Georgia for riders that are age 15 or younger. Older riders that elect not to wear a bicycle helmet face an extremely high risk of head injuries when they are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. The decision not to wear a bicycle helmet is particularly significant because 33 percent of injury victims treated in emergency rooms for cycling accident-related injuries are diagnosed with a head injury. Wearing a helmet when cycling can prevent traumatic brain injury, coma, concussions, and loss of memory.

Serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries can result in permanent loss of physical functioning, capacity for speech, cognitive skills, memory, mobility, and other serious effects that can seriously impair one’s ability to fully enjoy life. These types of serious injuries may also result in astronomical medical bills that can leave a family on the brink of bankruptcy. Our experienced Auburn bicycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize these hardships and work diligently to obtain a full monetary recovery so that our clients can provide for their family, obtain the best possible medical care, and maintain the highest quality of life given their injuries.

What Causes Auburn Bicycle Accidents?

When a cyclist is traveling the streets of Auburn and the surrounding areas of Georgia, the rider must comply with the same traffic rules that apply to other motor vehicles. Cyclists also are entitled to the same courtesy and protections extended to drivers of cars, trucks and SUVs. Right of way rules are among the most important of these traffic safety rules because they provide for the orderly coordination of passenger vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians when they are in close proximity and must cross paths. When drivers of passenger vehicles fail to obey traffic laws or drive while drunk, tired, or distracted, serious cycling accidents are common. While there are many forms of unsafe driving or other forms of negligence that can contribute to an Auburn cycling accident, some of the most common include:

  • Drivers who are fatigued or tired when driving
  • Dogs that are unleashed or otherwise not under the control of their owner
  • Poor roadway maintenance resulting in pot holes and other roadway defects
  • Failure of drivers to carefully check to make sure it is safe to change lanes
  • Drivers texting, talking, web surfing or otherwise distracted by mobile phones
  • Drug or alcohol impairment
  • Bicycles designed or manufactured with defects
  • Drivers who open their door without checking for bicycle riders
  • Disregarding red lights or stop and yield signs
  • Drivers that do not allow a reasonable buffer when passing a cyclist

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of the failure of a driver on the roadways of Auburn to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Auburn bicycle accident attorneys. 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 at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.


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.