Chamblee 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.


Chamblee Personal Injury Attorneys

Tort law compensates those who have suffered harm in the form of physical, mental, or emotional injury. When the personal injury is caused by an individual, business, or government entity, the party that caused foreseeable injury may be required to pay financial compensation (damages) to cover lost wages, medical expenses, cost of vehicle repairs, pain and suffering, adverse impact on quality of life and, burial/funeral costs. Many personal injury claims involve careless conduct like unsafe driving, failing to conduct a medical procedure competently, or neglecting to inspect and clear hazards on commercial property.

In other instances, a personal injury may be caused by extremely reckless behavior that exhibits a conscious disregard for the safety of others or by intentional misconduct like a criminal attack. When this type of wrongful conduct causes injury to an innocent victim, a court may not only compensate the victim but also financially punish the defendant with a punitive damage award to protect potential future victims from similar conduct.

In Chamblee personal injury cases based on negligence, the wrongful conduct that is the basis for liability may be the violation of a law or safety regulation or other unreasonably unsafe conduct that can predictability be anticipated to cause injury. Some of the most frequent personal injury claims that our Chamblee personal injury lawyers handle involve bicycle accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving car crashes, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, injuries caused by slip and falls, workplace injuries, and medical malpractice.

Chamblee Car Accident and Motor Vehicle Claims:While you may think that the risk of being involved in a car accident is more of a theoretical possibility than a practical reality, a person is involved in a car accident every ten seconds according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Drivers negligently operating motor vehicles cause most of these car accidents. We handle a broad range of motor vehicle collision claims, such as a passenger car collision, tractor-trailer accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident, or other collisions. Our experienced Chamblee car accident attorneys handle a high volume of motor vehicle accident cases so we have experience investigating claims and developing strong theories of liability. We diligently pursue the monetary compensation our clients need to rebuild their lives.

Chamblee Dog Bite Claims:While many pet owners keep dogs as loving, social companions and protectors of the family home, dogs, like all animals, can behave unpredictably and bite, attack or maul victims. While dog bite incidents are the leading cause of injury-related homeowner claims, the frequency of dog bites is becoming more prevalent because dogs are increasingly welcome in public areas. There are currently in excess of sixty million dogs in the U.S., including many that are considered vicious breeds. Children are the most common victims of dog attacks with ten percent of children attacked by dogs being babies who are asleep. If you or your child is the victim of a Chamblee dog bite, we can investigate your claim and explain any relevant basis for liability.

Chamblee Wrongful Death Claims: When a loved one dies unexpectedly, the decedent’s family members must cope with intense emotions, including pain and grief. If your loved one’s death is the product of a preventable accident caused by a speeding driver who runs a red light or other form of negligent conduct, the emotional challenge of coping with the loss of your loved one may be even more difficult. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to provide the financial compensation that an injury victim would ordinarily be entitled to recover in a personal injury accident. The legal claim will also compensate children for the loss of guidance of a parent, loss of financial support, and other direct losses suffered by loved ones. At Montlick and Associates, our Chamblee wrongful death lawyers recognize that money cannot give you back the embrace of a spouse or the love and guidance of a parent, but it can ease the financial hardships that accompany such a loss.

Chamblee Workers' Compensation Claim: The Georgia workers’ compensation system is mandatory so most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage. Workers’ compensation provides full medical benefits without regard to monetary caps. When you are injured, you select a doctor from the list of doctors kept by your employer. In addition to medical coverage, you may also receive temporary total disability (TTD) based on a percentage of your wages up to a maximum. These TTD benefits may be received for up to a maximum period of four hundred weeks. If you suffer injury in a workplace accident or an occupational illness, you may also receive permanent total disability (PTD) benefits again based on a percentage of your wage subject to upper limits. If you have been injured in a construction accident or suffered mesothelioma from asbestos exposure on the job, our experienced Chamblee workers’ compensation attorneys seek workers’ compensation benefits and sometimes also damages in a personal injury claim.

Chamblee Premises Liability Claims: The term premises liability covers a broad range of different injury cases. Generally, this area of law specifies the nature of a property owner’s obligation to warn or remedy unsafe hazards to protect visitors from harm. There are many types of premises liability legal claims in Georgia, including slip and fall accidents, assaults resulting from negligent security, construction accidents and many more. Slip and fall accidents are by far the most common form of premises liability claims. However, a property owner is not necessarily liable for your injuries just because you fell on their property. Insurance company attorneys often defend these cases on the basis of the Open and Obvious Doctrine. This essentially means that when a massive piece of machinery is parked and you trip over it you may be barred from recovery because the hazard was readily apparent to anyone exercising reasonable care for one’s own safety. If you suffer serious injury or a loved one dies in an accident on the premises of another, our experienced Chamblee premises liability attorneys conduct appropriate investigations and diligently fight for our clients.

Chamblee Defective Product Claims: When you took your last trip to an electronics store or went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, you probably did not anticipate that the battery of the laptop you purchased would ignite or that the drug you were prescribed was a dangerous drug. However, defective products cause serious injury to people each year. At Montlick and Associates, our Chamblee product liability attorneys represent individual clients and groups that are injured by dangerous and defective products. If you suffer injury caused by a product that is defective, you may have a right to bring a legal claim against anyone in the production and distribution chain.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Chamblee 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 Chamblee 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 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.

Chamblee Bicycle Accident Attorneys

At Montlick and Associates, we understand the daily hazards faced by bicycling enthusiast because many of our bicycle attorneys ride bicycles to exercise, explore, and commute. Bicyclists are particularly susceptible to injury because even the lightest passenger vehicle is dozens of times heavier than a bicycle. Many bicyclists suffer painful injuries that require a substantial recovery period, including broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injury and other serious injuries. In some cases, bicyclists suffer long-term loss of mental and physical functioning that can permanently alter the rider’s quality of life and result in extreme financial hardship.

There are tens of thousands of people injured in bicycle accidents in the U.S. each year. When cycling in areas like urban centers characterized by a high volume of traffic, the risk of being hit by a driver of a motor vehicle is much more significant because these areas account for seventy percent of all bicycle accidents. It is imperative to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle in Chamblee because serious head injuries are responsible for sixty percent of all fatal bicycle accidents. When a cyclist wears a helmet, the risk of a head injury is reduced by over eighty percent.

Despite the vulnerability of the typical bicyclist, anyone that rides the streets of Chamblee or the surrounding areas knows that many drivers regard bicyclists as nothing more than an annoying nuisance. Under the Georgia Rules of the Road, a bicycle is a motor vehicle so cyclists are entitled to the protections of the same right of way rules as larger motor vehicles. However, it is not uncommon for a driver to suddenly accelerate around a cyclist crowding the rider. Because bicyclists have no physical protection to shield them from the impact with a car, truck, or SUV, these collisions are rarely minor events. At Montlick and Associates, our Chamblee bicycle accident attorneys diligently pursue the compensation that cyclists need to recover and rebuild following a serious bike-car collision.

While a bike may be considered a motor vehicle under Georgia law, it is different from other motor vehicles in several ways that can be dangerous for cyclists, including the following:

  • Less visible because of small comparative size
  • Limited ability to maneuver or swerve quickly to avoid hazards
  • Minimal stability
  • Virtually no safety features
  • Lack of structural protection from impact

When these disadvantages associated with bicycles are compounded by indifferent attitudes toward the safety of cyclists, the danger to riders is substantial. The basis for liability in most serious Chamblee bike accidents is the negligence of drivers of motor vehicles. However, this is not the only cause of serious bicycle accidents. Sometimes bikes are manufactured or designed improperly which may contribute to a serious bicycle crash. Bike defects may include chains that become entangled with a rider’s clothing or brakes that fail. Another basis of negligence is the failure of municipal entities, counties and other government entities to properly maintain, design, or construct safe roadways and intersections. Cyclists are far more likely to be injured in an accident because of potholes and other defects in the roadway.

Some prevalent causes of bike accidents in Chamblee and throughout the surrounding areas of Georgia include:

  • Unsafe lane changes or moving into the bike lane
  • Drivers who are tired or fatigued
  • DUI/DWI (drunk driving)
  • Drivers not paying attention to their driving
  • Failure of drivers to allow enough space between a car and bike
  • Motorists that disregard traffic signs, signals and laws
  • Speeding drivers that fail to slow down in bad weather
  • Turning when it is not safe

When you are involved in a Chamblee bicycle accident and suffer serious injury or lose someone you love, you will face medical bills, lost wages, and other financial hardships. Our experienced Chamblee bicycle accident attorneys may seek a wide range of different forms of financial compensation. While the specific circumstances of your Chamblee bicycle accident will dictate the precise damages that apply to your case, damages may include:

  • Lost income and future earning capacity
  • Costs related to hospitalization, medication, diagnostic exams, rehabilitation and other expenses
  • Replacement or repair costs for your vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress/mental anguish
  • Adverse impact on one’s quality of life and marital relationship
  • Damages associated with fatal bicycle accidents (burial/funerals)
  • Exemplary (Punitive) damages

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Chamblee bicycle 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 Chamblee bicycle 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 at www.montlick.com 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.