Centerville Personal Injury Attorneys
Reckless driving, medical malpractice and other forms of negligent conduct can cause severe injuries to victims and extreme hardships for their families. When this happens, a Centerville personal injury victim may have legal recourse to seek personal injury compensation from the individual, business, or government entity that caused the damage.
The personal injury claim may seek damages for pecuniary losses, such as lost wages, vehicle repairs, medical costs, and burial/funeral expenses. The law also allows compensation for emotional injuries, such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, impairment of companionship in one's marital relationship and in one's overall quality of life. There are also instances when the law provides compensation to a personal injury victim while punishing the defendant for the latter's extremely reckless conduct. These type of damages, which are referred to as punitive damages, are appropriate when the a negligent party's conduct is so wanton and reckless that it demonstrates a complete disregard of the safety of others. These type of damages might be awarded against defendants in drunk driving cases or those involving perpetrators of intentional physical or sexual attacks.
Personal injury cases in Centerville most typically involve acts of negligence. Negligent conduct may include wrongful conduct that is based on a violation of law or safety rules as well as other unreasonably dangerous conduct that could have been prevented if the defendant exercised reasonable prudence and caution. Among the most common personal injury claims are those that involve car and truck accidents, motorcycle injuries, pedestrian mishaps, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, and slip and falls accidents. These legal claims are handled by our experienced Centerville personal injury attorneys who have successfully represented clients in the following types of cases:
Centerville Auto Accident Insurance Claims: Persons who are unfortunate enough to be involved in road traffic accidents may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for monetary compensation. The claim for compensation typically will be defended, negotiated, litigated and eventually paid by the insurance company of the driver or other party that caused the auto accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a person is involved in a vehicular accident every ten seconds. Our car accident attorneys in Centerville are experienced in handling a broad range of motor vehicle collision claims. Our lawyers routinely handle claims involving collisions of passenger cars, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, and other road-related mishaps. We know the importance of obtaining the financial relief Centerville car accident victims require so we passionately pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.
Centerville Dog Attack Compensation (Dog Bite Legal Claims): The work of our attorneys is not limited to vehicular accidents. Personal injury claims may also be based on animal attacks. Although dogs are considered man's best friend, they may behave unpredictably and attack unsuspecting victims. Incidents involving dog bites are no longer confined to homes and backyards since it is increasingly common site to see dogs in public areas. Often, the victims are infants: statistics show that 10 percent of these attacks occur when the babies are asleep. There is in excess of sixty million dogs in the U.S. If a dog attacks you or any of your family members suffer a dog bite, we encourage you to contact our Centerville personal injury attorneys.
Centerville Claims for Wrongful Death: When unexpected deaths occur, loved ones suffer from intense emotional pain. This pain is worse if the cause of the untimely death is due to wrongful conduct, such as a speeding or drunk driver. When wrongful death occurs, the victim's surviving family members, including parents, children or a spouse, may sue the person who caused the accident due to the loss of financial support and other direct losses suffered by immediate relatives. The estate of the fatal accident victim also may seek damages for economic losses like medical expenses and lost wages. Our Centerville wrongful death lawyers at Montlick and Associates provide diligent representation to families of wrongful death victims so that we can ease the financial burdens and provide financial security for a family's future after losing a loved one.
Centerville Workers' Compensation Claims: Workers' compensation coverage is mandatory and required by law for virtually all employers in Georgia. Workers who are injured in an accident while engaged in their job duties are entitled to full medical benefits and temporary total disability. Temporary total disability normally is based on a percentage of an employee's wages. If you suffer some degree of permanent disability, you may also be awarded compensation based on your percentage of permanent disability. Workers' compensation claims also are awarded when an illness develops due to occupational exposure to a toxic substance. Whatever work-related injury or illness you have suffered, our experienced Centerville workers' compensation lawyers can guide you through the potential pitfalls that can derail your workers' compensation claim. Because many varieties of personal injury damages are not available through the workers' compensation system, our experienced Centerville workers' compensation attorneys also examine the basis for filing a personal injury action depending on the specifics of your situation.
Centerville Slip and Fall Cases & Premises Liability: Personal injury cases covered by premises liability law include a broad range of incidents caused by hazardous conditions on real property, such as uneven pavement, open excavations, insufficient lighting, wet floors, and falling objects. Slip and fall accidents are the most common form of this type of personal injury case. The owners or possessors of land or premises are often held responsible for injuries suffered by persons present on the premises. The exact nature of a property owner's legal duty to prevent injury to visitors depends on a number of factors, but owners of companies that conduct business with the public have the highest duty to those who come on their property. Our Centerville premises liability law firm represents clients in many types of premises liability cases, such as falls from broken stairways, falls on poorly maintained tile floors, violent assaults because of lack of security measures and many other injuries that occur on the premises of others.
Centerville Defective Product Lawsuits: Defective products may cause serious injury to those who buy unsafe or poorly constructed products. It is the responsibility of manufacturers and sellers to make sure that the products that they offer are generally safe for their intended use. A consumer injured by a product that is based on an unsafe design or substandard workmanship that results in a defect may have the right to pursue a product defect claim against any entity involved in designing or manufacturing the product. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury as a result of a dangerous or defective product, the product liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to represent you.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Centerville 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 a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Centerville 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 at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.