Serious and life-changing car accidents can happen anywhere, to anyone, and at anytime. Victims, families and friends all suffer the devastating consequences that accompany serious injury or the wrongful death of a loved one in a Berkeley Lake auto accident. Our Berkeley Lake auto accident attorneys have nearly three decades of experience representing auto accident victims and their families seeking compensation for the physical injuries suffered in motor vehicle collisions as well as the psychological or emotional harm. While our clients are coping with their physical pain and emotional hardships, our experienced Berkeley Lake car accident attorneys may be able to pursue the financial recovery our clients need for medical expenses and other bills while off work like mortgage or rent, and household bills.
Our knowledge of the law, common car accident risk factors, and experience analyzing evidence in car accidents makes us a particularly strong advocate in all types of Berkeley Lake motor vehicle accidents. Our Berkeley Lake auto accident lawyers know how to effectively prepare our clients’ claims and establish the other party’s unsafe behavior, such as failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, excessive speeding, dangerous road conditions, intoxicated or impaired driving, driver fatigue, and other dangerous driving behavior. Our auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have a proven track record and the experience you need behind you when taking on a negligent driver’s insurance company.
Berkeley Lake Auto Accident and Personal Injury Recoveries Based on Negligence
Most traffic fatalities are preventable. Georgia’s ratio of traffic deaths in relation to the size of our population exceeds the national average. Reckless drivers, inattentive driving, and substance impaired drivers account for a disproportionate number of these fatal collisions. The common theory of liability in a Berkeley Lake auto accident is negligence. Individuals that share the roadways of Berkeley Lake owe each other a legal duty of care based on the standard of a reasonably prudent driver under similar circumstances. When individuals fail to act as reasonably prudent drivers would under similar circumstances, they may be negligent for the harm caused by their poor driving. Negligent driving may encompass a wide range of driving practices, such as speed-related collisions, running red lights or stop signs, driving under the influence, trucking (tractor-trailer) accidents, driving while fatigued or operating a motor vehicle with a dangerous medical condition (against doctor’s orders), and many others.
Under a theory of negligence, the plaintiff (the victim) must prove all of the elements of a negligence claim, which include the unreasonably unsafe behavior and that the accident caused injury to the plaintiff. Sometimes this can be fairly straightforward such as when you are rear-ended while stopped at a red light. However, this is rarely the case. Even in rear-end collision cases, the opposing party and his or her insurance company may construct legal theories and suggest factual scenarios that shift some of the blame for the collision back onto the plaintiff. In addition, there are much more complicated and common scenarios where fault is very much in dispute that require experienced Berkeley Lake auto accident attorneys such as Montlick and Associates. Some of these scenarios are:
- Improper lane changes
- Failure to observe right-of-way to pedestrians or bicyclists
- Public transportation accidents (bus drivers) due to negligent hiring, supervision, or training
- Intoxicated or impaired drivers resulting in auto accidents
- Fatigued, sleepy/tired, or impaired drivers, including truck drivers
- Failure to observe stop signs or red lights
- Negligently exiting driveways resulting to injuries of bicyclists or pedestrians
- Collisions caused by defective motor vehicles, such as tire blowouts or sticky pedals
- Tailgating (i.e. following too close)
- Unsafe or improperly maintained public roadways
- Aggressive and unsafe driving violating the right-of-way or duty to yield
Because insurance companies handle a high volume of car accident and other motor vehicle accident claims, they have extensive experience handling these claims to avoid paying car accident injury victims the compensation that they are entitled to receive. Our Berkeley Lake auto accident attorneys understand how auto insurance companies work and can help protect you from unfair and unethical conduct. Our car accident team at Montlick and Associates delivers small firm personal service with the expertise and aggressive advocacy of a big firm. We pride ourselves on our zealous representation for our clients.
We can represent you in protecting your legal rights when you have been harmed by the negligent or reckless misconduct of another driver. Do not let insurance companies walk all over you! It is important you seek legal representation as soon as you can after a serious Berkeley Lake auto accident because critical deadlines apply. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Berkeley car 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 Berkeley Lake car 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, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.