Each Atlanta Auto Accident Injury Lawyer at Montlick and Associates have been taking on insurance companies on behalf of car accident victims since 1984 and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients. We know that if you are involved in a serious car accident, it can result in enormous challenges, including financial hardship, excruciating pain and debilitating injuries that prevent you from working or participating in normal family activities. If your injuries are substantial, you may face staggering medical bills and a prolonged loss of household income. With economic, physical and emotional challenges imposing enormous pressure on you and your family, it is unlikely that your primary concern is fighting with insurance adjusters or dealing with complex legal issues. While you may feel pressure to delay dealing with such pragmatic concerns, the longer you wait to take action following a serious Atlanta car accident, the more difficult it will be to obtain the compensation you need to pay for your staggering financial losses and to provide for your family.
Despite phenomenal advances in motor vehicle safety over the last 50 years, car accidents remain the leading cause of accident-related catastrophic injuries and fatalities. There are over 5.5 million car accidents per year resulting in over 200,000 injuries and in excess of 30,000 fatalities. Although there have been substantial improvements in car safety restraint and booster seat technology, car accidents remain the leading cause of death among children and teenagers. Many of these accidents are caused by negligent or reckless conduct by third-parties, including drivers who are drunk, speeding, distracted, drowsy, or otherwise indifferent to the safety of others. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident in the greater Atlanta metro area, our dedicated and caring experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys are prepared to aggressively pursue justice and fair compensation for our clients.
Most Common Factors in Atlanta Accidents
While there are a wide range of negligent (i.e. unreasonably careless) and reckless types of conduct that may cause a serious Atlanta car accident, some of the most common causes include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI)
- Violating the speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed given road conditions.
- Focusing on something other than one’s driving (distracted driving)
- Failing to allow an appropriate following distance (tailgating)
- Disregarding traffic signals and stop signs
- Defectively designed and/or manufactured cars or car components
- Ignoring traffic safety laws and common driver courtesy (aggressive driving)
- Failing to perform proper vehicle maintenance including checking tire pressure and tread as well as brakes
- Poor road design, construction or maintenance by a public entity.
Our Atlanta car accident lawyers understand that our clients are more than a personal injury case file or a potential settlement, our clients are beloved family members, friends, neighbors and valued members of our community. We represent our clients with dignity, commitment, empathy and diligence. We devote our time, expertise and resources to investigation, legal research, artfully drafted pleadings and motions, effective litigation strategies and tenacious negotiation and/or trial advocacy. Our dedicated Atlanta car accident lawyers provide effective and zealous representation in a variety of forums including arbitration, mediation and trial.
Advocating for Victims Injured in the Full Spectrum of Car Accidents
Because we have handled hundreds upon hundreds of car accident claims throughout Georgia, we understand that no two car accident cases are exactly the same and each requires individualized negotiation and litigation strategies. Some of the types of car accidents that our attorneys have effectively handled include the following:
- Single car accidents
- Two car accidents
- Multi-car pile-ups
- Run off the road and rollover accidents.
- Driveway and parking lot backup accidents.
- Intersection T-bone collisions.
- Head-on car crashes.
- Sideswipe accidents
- Hit and run accidents
Each Atlanta Auto Accident Injury Lawyer has extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and know the tricks and tactics that they employ in an effort to minimize the value of our clients’ claims. Insurance adjusters must weigh a number of factors in determining the value of a car accident claim not the least of which is the reputation, experience and expertise of your Atlanta car accident law firm. Our network of attorneys has developed a reputation throughout Georgia that puts insurance companies on notice that if they fail to offer our clients a fair settlement we will not hesitate to seek a substantial judgment at trial.
When the human body experiences the enormous force of impact created by thousands of pounds of metal colliding with another vehicle that also weighs thousands of pounds at high rates of speed, the result can be painful and life-altering injuries. Car accidents are the leading cause of traumatic injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head, neck and shoulder injuries
- Shoulder, knee and other joint injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Spinal cord damage resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Severe disfigurement
- Amputation of limbs
- Debilitating broken bones, fractures and dislocations
- Wrongful death
While these are only a few of the types of injuries that clients may suffer in a Atlanta car accident, these types of injuries can be particularly devastating because they can have a substantial impact on you and your family. This type of catastrophic injury can result in long-term disability from employment, staggering medical costs, long-term rehabilitative and nursing care and an inability to provide for the basic needs of one’s family.
Our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers know the financial, emotional and physical challenges that a family faces after suffering serious injury in a Atlanta car accident. Our knowledgeable and experienced car accident legal team can help you obtain the compensation that enables you to recover quickly and obtain the highest quality of life following a serious car accident.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious Atlanta car accident, the compassionate and dedicated car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to recover a wide array of damages against any negligent or reckless party including:
- Careless drivers
- Manufacturers of defective cars, car parts or components
- Employers of negligent drivers
- Vehicle owners
- Family members of underage drivers
- Public entities for unsafe road design or maintenance
Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your Atlanta car accident, one or more of the above parties may be responsible for your injuries or loss of a loved one. Our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers can help you seek a broad spectrum of damages, including but not limited to the following:
- Hospital and other medical expenses
- Lost wages or salary
- Future lost income due to disability
- Pain and suffering including impaired enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Loss of companionship and services of a spouse
- Funeral and/or burial costs (wrongful death)
- Potential punitive damages for particularly bad conduct (e.g. alcohol or drug-impaired driving accidents)
Contact Montlick and Associates Today to Reclaim Your Future
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or a loved one has died in a car accident in Atlanta or anywhere throughout the greater Atlanta metro area, our dedicated and experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers understand the stress, anxiety and financial obstacles faced by accident victims. Our dedicated team of Atlanta car accident lawyers are available to analyze your case and explain your options. Our attorneys have helped hundreds upon hundreds of car accident victims throughout Georgia.
Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Atlanta to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your Free Consultation with Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta 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 Consultation form or 24-hour live online chat service.