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Carrollton 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.

Carrollton Auto Accident Attorneys

There are over a trillion miles of roadways including highways, freeways, city streets and rural roads that blanket the country. Even with all of these roadways, the massive number of cars that travel the roads of Carrollton and the greater Atlanta metro area often overwhelm the capacity of our streets and highways, resulting in heavy traffic, irritated drivers and car accidents. There are more than six million car accident annually in the U.S. that result in approximately 30,000 fatalities and injuries to hundreds of thousands of other drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Most of these car accidents are preventable if drivers stay sober, focus on the their driving and obey traffic safety laws.

Montlick and Associates has been seeking the compensation Carrollton car accident victims need to pay for medical bills, to compensate for lost income and to provide for their future and that of their families since our law firm was founded in 1984. Our law firm is devoted to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to our clients based on high ethical standards. The skill and experienced of our Carrollton auto accident attorneys have allowed us to develop a reputation with insurance adjusters and our peers for aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients.

Most Frequent Forms of Negligent Driving in Carrollton Car Accidents

The standard basis for imposing liability in most Carrollton car accident claims is negligence. Although the negligence that causes most collision is usually that of another driver, other parties may also contribute to car crashes that result in serious injury and even fatalities. The legal term of negligence in this context essentially refers to the failure of a driver to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing foreseeable harm to another person. The types of negligent conduct that may contribute to a Carrollton car accident, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drinking and driving
  • Driving while distracted by electronic devices or other forms of distraction
  • Exceeding the speed limit or driving too rapidly given traffic, weather and road conditions
  • Not allowing sufficient space too stop when following another vehicle
  • Executing unsafe turns
  • Ignoring right of way rules
  • Disregarding traffic signals and traffic signs
  • Lack of caution in construction zones
  • Engaging in aggressive driving practices

What Other Party’s Negligence May Contribute to a Carrollton Auto Collision?

While these are some of the most typical types of negligence by drivers that may cause serious car accidents in Carrollton, other parties also may engage in negligent conduct that contributes to car accident related injuries and fatalities including: 

  • Vehicle owners who entrust their car to drivers they know are inexperienced or have poor driving records
  • Public entities that either design roads with avoidable hazards or fail to correct known hazards
  • Companies involved in the car manufacturing, distribution and sale of defective cars
  • Employers for the negligent driving of their employees when engaged in activities on the employers behalf 

In many cases, the negligence of more than one party may have contributed to a Carrollton car accident. This is important because the primary way that victims are compensated for their injuries and loss in collisions is by insurance. Our experienced Carrollton car accident lawyers work diligently to identify all potential defendants so that we can determine the best strategy for pursuing your auto accident claim including which potential defendants have available insurance and assets to satisfy a judgement or settlement.

Seeking Many Forms of Compensation for Serious Car Accident Injuries

The severe injuries that may be suffered in Carrollton car accidents often result in long periods of disability and rehabilitation, intense pain and permanent changes to the car accident victim’s quality of life. These physical injuries also result in emotional obstacles and financial hardships. While there are many types of physical injuries that may be suffered in an auto collision in Carrollton, some of the most common types of injuries include: 

  • Fractures, broken bones and bone crush injuries
  • Dislocations and other soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injuries resulting in paralysis or loss of feeling in one’s extremities
  • Whiplash of the neck
  • Ruptured disc or other back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation injuries
  • Wrongful death 

When our clients suffer injuries in Carrollton car accidents, we work hard to obtain the best outcome for our car accident injury clients. We know that the financial compensation you receive through a car accident settlement or judgement will provide the financial foundation for your recovery and for moving past your injuries. While the specific compensation that may be available for your injuries depends on the particular facts of your case, we may be able to seek some or all of the following types of damages:

  • Financial loss related to employment (wages, salary, commission)
  • Expenses associated with medical care and rehabilitation
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Reduction in future earning potential
  • Adverse impact on enjoyment of life experiences
  • Impairment of services or companionship of a spouse
  • Expenses related to funeral or burial in wrongful death cases
  • Punitive damages for reckless behavior

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Carrollton to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Carrollton car accident attorneys. 

Our Carrollton auto accident 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 to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Carrollton Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving Carrollton area clients for nearly three decades, Montlick and Associates’ experienced Carrollton personal injury attorneys continue to provide injury victims proven legal representation in all types of personal injury claims. Our dedicated professional advocates for Carrollton clients utilize legal strategies designed to suit the unique needs of each client’s case. Our attorneys invariably seek the most comprehensive verdicts or settlements, whether our clients have encountered personal injury through the intentional, indifferent or inattentive misconduct of a third party. Our continuing goal at Montlick and Associates is to provide Carrollton clients with the opportunity to secure compensation for the physical, financial and emotional hardships their personal injury may entail.

Since our firm’s establishment in 1984, the skilled legal team at Montlick and Associates has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for hundreds of personal injury victims. Our wide-range of legal expertise includes motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, defective products and other specialized areas of personal injury. More commonly occurring types of personal injury claims of Carrollton clients have included:

Carrollton Auto Accidents: All types of motorized vehicles may be involved in accidents as well as other entities, such as pedestrians, bicyclists or non-motorized vehicles. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in the U.S. With an estimated annual cost exceeding $160 billion, including police, emergency and medical services, property damage, quality of life and lost productivity, the enormous expenditures and losses related to motor vehicle collisions is staggering.   For Carrollton clients, automobile accidents also produce the greatest number of accident-related injuries and wrongful death.   Car accident injuries may be caused by many different forms of negligent conduct including drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, unsafe lane changes, tailgating or failure to respond properly to regulatory signs or traffic signals. Extensive medical treatment and financial obstacles are often involved with such injuries. At Montlick and Associates, our dedicated motor vehicle accident attorneys are here to assist Carrollton clients, proficiently expediting our clients’ legal and insurance needs as they focus on their physical recovery.

Carrollton Commercial Trucking Collisions: Trucking accidents are a type of motor vehicle accident posing specialized issues for the personal injury attorney as well as the Carrollton victim of such an accident. Since a commercial tractor-trailer may weigh up to 40 tons when transporting a full load of cargo, the potential for greatly increased dynamic forces and severe injuries is multiplied significantly. The risk of wrongful death is also considerably amplified. While both interstate and intrastate trucking companies are stringently regulated to promote the safety of all motorists, commercial trucking companies motivated by increased profits sometimes disregard acceptable safety procedures and regulations. Improperly screened or unsatisfactorily trained drivers may be involved as may their inadequate supervision. Elements such as driver fatigue, improperly maintained equipment, and mechanical failure also may require consideration. In effectively representing our Carrollton personal injury victims in these types of collisions, extensive familiarity with trucking regulations and industry practices is essential. Our experienced Carrollton trucking accident attorneys are also very familiar with the assortment of practices used by trucking industry companies in their efforts to evade liability.

Carrollton Slip & Fall Injuries: Many different factors may be involved in fall injuries, even though falls may appear to be uncomplicated accident cases at first blush. Falls of various kinds result in more than one million injuries that are reported each year in the U.S., and the seriousness of injuries that may result from a step/slip or trip and fall accident repeatedly goes unnoticed by many until they experience it themselves.   It is reasonable to expect that Carrollton business proprietors will exercise reasonable precautions and make appropriate inspections for possible hazards at their places of business, either warning their patrons of possible hazardous conditions that may not be readily noticeable or correcting potentially unsafe conditions.  At Montlick and Associates, our experienced personal injury lawyers possess the knowledge and skill necessary to investigate and recognize hazards such as inadequate lighting, uneven flooring, unacceptable cleaning practices, and other conditions which may promote the risk of falling accident injuries.

Carrollton Dog Attacks (Dog Bite Claims): The frequency and seriousness of injury resulting from dog attacks is supported by the fact that nearly one billion dollars in insurance claims are initiated annually from this type of injury.   Millions of individuals throughout the country become victims of dog bites each year, and more than 750,000 of the injuries inflicted are of sufficiently severe nature to require medical treatment. The number of hospitalizations for such injuries over a 15-year period has essentially doubled according to recent data with the number of emergency room visits being nearly four times as great in rural areas as in urban areas. Injury to a Carrollton resident resulting from an aggressive dog whose owner has failed to suitably restrain or confine it may necessitate legal action to obtain fair compensation. If you have been injured in a dog attack, speak with one of our Carrollton personal injury lawyers for assistance.

Carrollton Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims: More than 30% of all nursing home residents experience some form of abuse either by other residents or by nursing home staff members. Government statistics indicate that with approximately 1.5 million people living in nursing home facilities, as many as 90% of those facilities may be understaffed or staffed with under-qualified caregivers so their staff is insufficient to provide adequate care. Without a nationally mandated screening process in place, the employment of insufficiently screened workers may also occur in facilities, as the resources needed to care for our elderly loved ones continue to grow with the aging baby boomer generation. Frequently the elderly are a vulnerable population, often hesitant or unable to express their own concerns, fear, or complaints and thereby becoming victims of physical or psychological distress and abuse, malnutrition, financial exploitation, chronic neglect and even sexual abuse. Our dedicated Carrollton personal injury attorneys are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for delivering the care they have promised. Giving priority to cutting costs and proper caregiving and supervision procedures over their residents’ well-being is unacceptable. Contact our qualified Carrollton staff if your vulnerable loved one has suffered personal injury through nursing home neglect and abuse.

Carrollton Motorcycle Accidents: Another type of motor vehicle collision often needing special consideration is the motorcycle accident. As is the case nationally, Carrollton clients injured in accidents involving these vehicles are at a much higher risk of experiencing devastating injuries or fatality with the need for extensive rehabilitative medical care being substantially more frequent. Motorcycles provide almost no physical protection in a collision and are also much less stable vehicles. Motorcyclists are approximately 25 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than motorists in passenger vehicles.   Motorcycle accidents generally involve at least one other motor vehicle, and other motorists’ failures to effectively acknowledge motorcyclists in traffic are the cause of such accidents in many instances.

Carrollton Wrongful Death Claims: If the result of personal injury from the misconduct of others proves fatal, a fundamental principle of law provides that such victims should nonetheless be compensated. Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle collision or other serious accident often entails many kinds of difficult challenges for family members. Our committed Carrollton wrongful death legal team recognizes the intense emotional losses and enormous financial obstacles frequently encountered in such situations. Compensation to family members for their losses incurred due to a loved one being taken from them prematurely, as well as compensation which accident victims would have received had they survived may be sought in a wrongful death actions. Montlick and Associates attorneys are dedicated to pursuing compensation for the financial needs of our Carrollton clients in these extremely difficult circumstances.

Carrollton Premises Liability: Carrollton property owners are obligated to have their properties in reasonably safe condition for those entering their property for legitimate purposes or to warn those so entering of possible hazards which may not be readily apparent. Injuries sustained from animal attacks, trip/slip and falling accidents and other sources on the property of others may necessitate the knowledgeable legal representation of an experienced Carrollton personal injury lawyer. Our diligent premises liability team is experienced in these matters and invites your inquiries if you have been injured while on the premises of another.

Construction Site Injuries: Construction sites throughout the U.S. are often hazard-filled workplaces and abundant in injury risks, and Carrollton construction sites are no exception. Each year, many thousands of construction workers are injured at their job sites while performing their designated tasks. Labor statistics indicate that an estimated 150,000 accident injuries occur annually on construction sites, stemming from many different sources including falls from scaffolding, ladders or roofs as well as from the use of heavy equipment such as excavators, loaders, booms, cranes, backhoes and other machinery. Injuries sustained from exposure to hazardous materials or from electrocution or fire may also take place.   With construction site injuries, specific issues, such as ascertaining viable defendants or the loss of vital evidence from a site which may go through constant change may arise. In processing construction site injury claims effectively, our accomplished Carrollton personal injury attorneys appreciate the complexity of concerns which must be considered.

Carrollton Workers’ Compensation Claims: Private industry employers in the U.S. report approximately three million illnesses and nonfatal workplace injuries each year, and for Carrollton employees suffering such injury, the need for medical treatment and disability from employment may also result, leading to a workers’ compensation claim. Seeking workplace injury compensation through a workers’ compensation claim typically involves a no-fault process, not demanding proof of negligence on the part of an employer. However, no provision is made for damages which may be available through a personal injury claim by the workers’ compensation system. Punitive damages, pain and suffering or impaired quality of life are among these. At Montlick and Associates, our Carrolton workers’ compensation claims attorneys often initiate both a workers’ compensation claim against a client’s employer and a personal injury claim naming a third party, in pursuing the most comprehensive scope of recovery possible for our clients.

Carrollton Pedestrian Accidents: Inspired by the nationwide emphasis on health issues, a growing number of Carrollton residents continue to join the ranks of many who take to city roadways as pedestrians, enjoying walking, jogging and running. Whether for exercise or as a customary method of reaching their destination, an unfortunate reality is that motorists using these same thoroughfares often fail to drive safely or satisfactorily focus their attention. This presents a potential formula for causing serious injury to unsuspecting pedestrians, and more than 60,000 are injured on roadways each year in the U.S.; approximately 5,000 of those injury accidents result in fatalities. “Minor” pedestrian accidents are the exception because pedestrians lack physical protection when struck by a motor vehicle so life-changing injuries are far too frequent. In such accidents, insurance companies are often motivated to attempt to shift responsibility for injury to the pedestrian victim. Our experienced Carrollton legal team working with pedestrian accident injury victims is effective in challenging such tactics.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, our experienced Carrollton personal injury lawyers are committed to representing injury victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their family. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Peachtree Corners 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 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.