Austell 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.


Austell Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Many people hardly notice when pedestrians cross the street as they head off to school, to their workplace, or to a nearby store. Unfortunately, this common scene can turn from ordinary to horrific when a pedestrian is suddenly run down by a speeding motor vehicle in Austell. Pedestrian accident victims in Austell frequently spend hours, days, or even years in a hospital or nursing care facility because of the severity of the injuries experienced by those hit by cars. The risk of suffering a fatality or catastrophic injury is extremely high when a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. Pedestrian accidents by their nature are rarely ‘minor’ in character and often result in injuries that cause permanent impairment of perception, sensation, mobility and/or cognitive functions. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that vehicle crashes claim the lives of thirteen pedestrians each day which amounts to one every 107 minutes.

Why Do Austell Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Collisions Occur?

Pedestrian accidents in Austell can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from poorly designed intersections to careless driving. Driver inattentiveness may be due to activities like answering a ringing phone, eating or drinking while driving, changing the frequency of a radio, or attending to some other task. Fatal pedestrian accidents also result from marginal public safety planning by public entities in the construction of roads and highways in Georgia. Sometimes the design of an intersection or obstructed visibility in the vicinity of curves can contribute to a fatal Austell pedestrian accident. At Montlick and Associates, our Austell pedestrian accident attorneys have been staunch advocates for pedestrians for close to three decades so we provide representation in many pedestrian accidents, including those caused by the factors listed below:

  • Collisions caused by drunken driving or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Pedestrian collisions caused by inattentive drivers (distracted driving)
  • Aggressive drivers trying to beat red lights or stop signs
  • Driving at a rate exceeding the speed limit
  • Vehicles that are poorly maintained or defective
  • Improperly designed roads and highways
  • Lack of maintenance of traffic signals, warning signs and roadways

While pedestrian accidents in Austell can impact anyone who walks or runs, there is a wealth of statistical evidence that children and the elderly are the most common pedestrian accident victims. Children sometimes run into the street in pursuit of a playmate, a pet, or toy. Children also have less experience with evaluating rates of speed, closing distance, and time-distance relationships. The elderly are less mobile so they may be less able to evade a vehicle even at low rates of speed. Further, elderly pedestrian accident victims are the most likely demographic group to suffer long-term disability because their bodies may not heal as quickly or fully as those of young people.

The risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident is never something to be taken lightly because of the risk of having one’s entire future life experiences impacted. The emotional and physical consequences of a pedestrian collision can completely derail one’s life. However, our Austell pedestrian accident law firm has a reputation for zealously pursuing our clients’ interest and not hesitating to take a case to trial if appropriate. We trade on this reputation in pressuring insurance carriers to offer our clients full financial compensation for their losses. If you are injured or have lost your loved one in an Austell pedestrian accident, we represent our clients with tenacity so that we maximize our clients’ recovery. Every pedestrian accident case is unique so it is impossible to determine the precise recovery that you should expect, but we may be able to seek some or all of the following forms of damages:

  • The expenses for medical treatment
  • The equivalent of the salary and earnings you lost
  • The amount you paid for the repair or replacement of your vehicle
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering that you were forced to endure
  • Damages for companionship and affection of a spouse
  • The expenses for funeral and burial costs in an action for wrongful death
  • Punitive damages and any other damages to which you are entitled under the law

While we recognize that an Austell pedestrian accident can disrupt your daily life and cause you sleepless nights, extreme anxiety, and intense prolonged pain, we invite you to call us and take solace in the fact we have helped many people just like you reclaim their lives and future. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Austell pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Austell pedestrian 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 your 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.

Atlanta Injury Lawyer

Each Atlanta Injury Lawyer at Montlick and Associates has been dedicated to providing effective and aggressive legal representation in all kinds of claims related to personal injuries since our establishment in 1984. For almost thirty years, our attorneys and staff have been giving our best efforts to recover lucrative verdicts or settlements for our Atlanta clients. Our Atlanta personal injury law firm has represented thousands of satisfied clients. Whether the injury suffered by our client is the product of the intentional or unintentional conduct of a third party, we work aggressively to customize an effective legal strategy for each of our personal injury clients.

We are dedicated towards seeking the best possible results for our Atlanta personal injury clients. We handle a wide range of injury cases, which include the following:

Accidents Involving Motor Vehicles: The vast majority of personal injury claims involve some form of motor vehicle collision, including head-on collisions, T-bone accidents in intersections, sideswipe accidents, rear-enders, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, and distracted driving accidents to name a few. These types of collisions may involve any type of motorized vehicle, such as passenger cars, motorcycles, pickup trucks, commuter or school buses, vans and SUVs, as well as bicycles and pedestrians. The most common cause of these types of devastating accidents is driver negligence which involves the failure of a driver to obey traffic regulations or to exercise the care of a reasonable driver in a similar situation. Serious personal injuries that result from motor vehicle collisions may necessitate extensive medical care and staggering medical costs. Our team of competent and professional Atlanta personal injury attorneys is committed to delivering compassionate and effective legal representation in negotiations and litigation.

Collisions Involving Commercial Trucks: Tractor-trailer accident cases present unique challenges for personal injury attorneys as well as for the victims of the incident. Trucking accident claims require an extensive understanding of trucking industry customs and practices as well as the complex body of trucking regulations at both the state and federal level. Commercial trucks present unique dangers because their massive weight makes them less responsive to emergency steering or braking maneuvers. Our experienced Atlanta trucking accident lawyers have many years of experience and access to a network of trucking accident experts so that we can build an effective legal claim for our clients.

Motorcycle Accidents: Because motorcycles are less stable than other motor vehicles, motorcycles are involved in more crashes than other types of motor vehicles based on the comparative number of motorcycles on the road. This tendency to tip over combined with a complete lack of safety features also results in higher fatality rates and more catastrophic injuries than collisions involving any other types of motor vehicle. Motorcyclists are eight times more likely to be injured and almost forty times more likely to be killed in a motorcycle accident than the driver of a passenger vehicle. Our Atlanta motorcycle collision attorneys understand the unique dangers that careless and distracted drivers present to motorcyclists. We exercise diligence in seeking compensation for those who suffer serious injury in motorcycle crashes in Atlanta.

Wrongful Death Claims: A wrongful death claim involves an action by the estate and/or family members designated by statute that seeks compensation for the damages suffered by a decedent and specified surviving family members. This type of legal action is appropriate where misconduct in the form of negligent, intentional, or reckless behavior causes the death of another. Families must cope with the emotional suffering and financial burdens of losing a close family member. At Montlick and Associates, our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys understand the devastating emotional impact of losing a loved one and work diligently to recover the monetary compensation that will ease the accompanying financial hardships.

Slip, Trip and Fall Claims (Premises Liability): A business owner is expected to maintain a reasonably safe environment by conducting periodic inspections and rectifying potential hazards. If you are injured in an accident on the premises of another and get hurt, the commercial property owner often will be liable if you are able to establish that the owner should have known that his premises were not in proper condition or failed to take appropriate corrective action. Our experienced Atlanta premises liability attorneys carefully evaluate the relevant facts and legal standards for imposing liability on a property owner so that we can construct a compelling case for our client.

Construction Site Injuries (Workers' Compensation Claims): Sites where construction projects are in progress are considered dangerous and literally riddled with potential hazardous conditions. Injuries such as falls from ladders and roof,s as well as those involving heavy machinery, are very common. Appropriate investigation of a construction accident involves identifying all parties whose conduct may have been a factor in causing the accident, including owners, architects, insurance companies, or equipment manufacturers. If no third party contributed to your construction site accident, our experienced Atlanta construction accident attorneys may be able to assist you in pursuing a claim for benefits under your employer’s workers' compensation insurance policy. When the negligent conduct of a third party is a factor in causing your injury, we also may be able to seek more extensive recovery in a personal injury action.

Dog Bite Claims: Dog bites require immediate medical treatment. If you have been injured because the owner of a dog failed to properly restrain his pet, you may have the right to pursue a legal claim for compensation to cover the cost of proper treatment, including re-constructive surgery, if needed. Our attorneys seek appropriate compensation both for victims of dog maulings involving small children and dog attacks involving adults. If you suffer serious injury because of a dog bite we invite you to contact our Atlanta dog bite attorneys to see how we can help.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with a Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta Injury Lawyer. 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 your 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.