Barnesville 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.


Barnesville Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

For most of us, crossing the street seems like a mundane and uneventful activity. Walking is considered such a routine matter that most Barnesville residents never contemplate the potential risks involved in walking for exercise or to travel to the nearest store. Even parents may fail to contemplate the potential danger when their children walk to school. Whenever a car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle strikes a person walking in Barnesville, it is very likely that the pedestrian accident victim will sustain life-changing or even fatal injuries. The phrase “insignificant pedestrian accident” is self-contradictory because the human body is no match for tons of metal moving at speeds that are appropriate for travel on freeways or even residential streets. Each year, fatal pedestrian accidents cause the death of more than four thousand people and inflict injuries to almost sixty thousand more.

Knowing the Causes of Barnesville Pedestrian Accidents

Even though reckless or imprudent drivers are the predominant factor in most pedestrian accidents, they are not the sole culprits. Many pedestrian accidents are caused by the unsafe design of roadways, lack of pedestrian safety measures, or the failure to repair traffic signals. They can also be caused by defects in motor vehicles, which prevent drivers from stopping their vehicle in time to prevent colliding with a pedestrian.

Poor pedestrian safety planning of roads and highways in Georgia has made national news for its role in causing fatal pedestrian accidents. Because of the role played by public entities in causing many accidents involving cars that hit pedestrians, you should seek out a pedestrian accident law firm that has experience with the special procedural and timing requirements involved when pursuing a claim against a municipality or the State of Georgia. Georgia cities have consistently made the lists of the most hazardous cities in America for pedestrians. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Barnesville pedestrian accident attorneys have taken on governmental entities and understand the important challenges that are involved when suing a state, county or local government entity.

There are as many causes of pedestrian accidents as there are types of careless driving or other forms of negligence that may cause a collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, but some of the more common causes include:

  • Drivers under the influence of liquor or drugs
  • Pedestrians struck by distracted drivers
  • Drivers that ignore red lights and stop or yield signs
  • Pedestrians run down by speeding drivers
  • Road design and construction that does not give sufficient consideration to pedestrian safety
  • Failure to perform proper inspections and maintenance on buses and other public transit vehicles
  • Defective motor vehicles

While any person who walks, jogs, or runs in Barnesville can fall victim to a pedestrian accident, the most common casualties are children and the elderly. Due to their relative degree of inexperience and lack of maturity, children under the age of 15 make up forty percent of pedestrian accident victims. Kids are more likely to make miscalculations or engage in conduct that places them in the path of a motor vehicle. According to scientific research, this increased risk is partly due to the fact that children are unable to accurately determine distance and speed. Common examples include pedestrian accidents involving children that follow a ball or pet into the street. Because the elderly may be less mobile and take longer to cross the street, they are also the victims of pedestrian accidents on a disproportionate basis.

Pedestrian accidents in Barnesville can cause severe physical injury and extreme emotional anguish. These accidents frequently cause injuries with permanent effects like brain damage, spinal injuries, and serious damage to vital organs. Our long tenure and track record for obtaining favorable verdicts for our pedestrian clients mean that insurance companies must consider the risk of a substantial verdict in deciding what to offer as a settlement of your Barnesville pedestrian accident claim. We know that diligent preparation for a trial is the best way to motivate insurance companies to offer fair settlement of a pedestrian accident claim. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Barnesville, we may be able to help you obtain financial compensation including the following:

  • Cost of hospitalization and treatment
  • Loss in income
  • Costs associated with repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Mental anguish and pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral/Burial costs
  • Punitive damages

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Barnesville 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 a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Barnesville 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 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.

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

Victims of accidents resulting in personal injury suffer severe physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. Each Atlanta personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates actively fight for victims of intentional or accidental misconduct to ease these burdens. We employ proven legal strategies and effective advocacy in pursuit of the best possible settlement that we can obtain for personal injury victims while seeking to impose consequences on those whose misconduct harms others. For over thirty years, our zealous Atlanta personal injury lawyers have played a vital role in collecting millions upon millions of dollars to facilitate the financial recovery of our clients following car accidents, workplace accidents, animal attacks, falls on wet floors, and more. While our long tenure has prepared us for virtually any personal injury case with which we might be presented, some of our most common personal injury cases include:

Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accidents: It is often difficult to prove who is at-fault in many car accident cases. While there may be cases where one party clearly violated a vehicle safety statute, such as a stoplight violation that causes an intersection collision, insurance companies will typically even dispute liability in these cases by arguing that both parties were at-fault. This strategy, if successful, generally will only mitigate the amount of damages. Most collisions in Atlanta happen because a driver neglects road safety rules, fails to exercise reasonable caution while behind the steering wheel, or decides not to focus his or her attention on the road. The at-fault driver may be drunk, stoned, distracted, or fatigued. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys have successfully represented injury victims with life-altering injuries due to motorcycle accidents, Atlanta pedestrian accidents, and truck accidents.

Atlanta Dog Bites and Animal Attacks: Animals may attack unsuspecting victims anytime. Animal attacks can be traumatic experiences that cause severe injuries, both physical and emotional. While animal owners may be strictly liable for an animal attack, the victim must generally establish negligence, violation of law, or constructive knowledge of the dog’s past dangerous behavior. Our experienced Atlanta dog attack attorneys frequently interview witnesses, conduct extensive discovery, take depositions and engage in other fact finding procedures to build a firm foundation for our clients’ Atlanta dog bite claims.

Atlanta Wrongful Death Action: The Georgia Wrongful Death Statute provides a mechanism to compensate a fatality victim’s estate and the victim’s family for the losses suffered by both the decedent and his or her family as a direct consequence of a fatal accident or intentional wrongful conduct. If someone close to you has died because of the negligent act of another, you are likely to have many questions and concerns at an emotionally trying time. Our experienced Atlanta wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates offer a free consultation so that we can assess your claim and explain such issues as who may bring a wrongful death claim and what specific compensation is available for losses suffered by the estate and close family members.

Atlanta Premise Liability Accidents: Injuries that occur to victims because of unsafe conditions on another person’s property is what the law calls a “premises liability claim.” These types of personal injury claims encompass many types of cases, such as slips and falls, violent crimes caused by inadequate security, construction accidents, falls from staircases or balconies in disrepair, spa drain entrapment accidents, and many others. When injuries occur on the premises of another, the owner generally has some degree of legal duty to keep his property safe and warn visitors of non-obvious hazards. The precise nature of this duty depends on many factors so a careful factual analysis is usually appropriate in such cases. Other persons who may be held liable in a premises liability claim include the manager of the property, contractors, and tenants. Given the intensive nature of premises liability claims, our dedicated Atlanta premises liability attorneys invite you to contact us for a free case analysis.

Atlanta Defective Products Claim: Products sold to consumers must be safe for the intended use, which also includes foreseeable misuse. If the product causes personal injury, the injured individual may have legal recourse against the company that sold, designed, or manufactured the product. Pharmaceutical companies, automakers, and medical product companies make billions of dollars on their products. A recall or consumer warning may not be provided or delayed to avoid the cost of putting consumers on notice of potential safety hazards. Businesses that manufacture and distribute defective products vigorously defend these cases because they can open the floodgates for similar claims. Large corporations are prepared to spend substantial resources defending these cases so you should put the experienced Atlanta defective products attorneys of Montlick and Associates on your side.

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Claims: Injured workers or those that suffer an occupational illness should contact a dedicated Atlanta workers' compensation attorney for assistance in identifying all potential sources of monetary recovery and benefits when an employee is incapacitated by a work-related illness or injury. When an employee is injured at work, the worker may be faced with painful medical procedures, the burden of lost income, and intense emotional turmoil. At Montlick and Associates, our Atlanta workers' compensation lawyers can assess both your rights to pursue a personal injury claim against a party other than your employer and a claim against your employer’s workers' compensation insurance.

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 Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney. 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.


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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.