College Park 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.


College Park Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

When you are involved in a serious motorcycle accident in College Park, there is a high probability that you may experience severe injury. Because motorcycles have limited stability, motorcycle riders have less time to respond to careless or reckless driving by other motorists. While a driver in a passenger car who is cut off may be able to suddenly apply the brakes or steer sharply to avoid an auto accident, a motorcyclist risks laying a bike down when trying to execute this type of drastic steering or braking procedure. Motorcycles also are harder for other drivers to see in traffic because they are small in comparison to cars, trucks and SUVs, which mean motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in a collision.

The risk of serious injury or wrongful death to motorcyclists because of the greater likelihood of being involved in a collision is compounded by the probability of suffering more serious injuries. Motorcycles offer absolutely no structural protection to riders. Collisions where vehicle occupants are ejected are among the most deadly types of collisions because there is no metal cage of steel to protect a vehicle occupant. A motorcyclist is in this risky position whenever the rider is in an accident. Because motorcycles require a specialized set of driving skills, motorcycle inexperience in responding to emergencies and road hazards also contribute to some motorcycle crashes.

Insurance companies for negligent drivers who cause motorcycle accidents often contend that rider inexperience or error is the most significant factor in causing a collision between a motorcycle and a passenger car or other motor vehicle. Our experienced College Park motorcycle accident attorneys have handled many types of motorcycle accidents since our law firm was founded in 1984. We work diligently to ensure that unsafe drivers that violate traffic safety laws, drive while intoxicated or operate passenger vehicles while distracted are held accountable for the injuries that they cause to motorcyclists.

Most Common Causes of College Park Motorcycle Accidents

The legal theory that serves as the foundation for most motorcycle accident claims is negligence. This legal term in the context of a motorcycle accident basically refers to the failure of a driver to exercise ordinary care, which causes injury to another. While many types of unsafe conduct that cause motorcycle accidents are forms of unsafe driving, including traffic safety violations, distracted driving and drug or alcohol-impaired driving. There are also types of unsafe conduct that contribute to serious motorcycle accidents, such as defectively designing or manufacturing a motorcycle or unsafe design or maintenance of a street or highway. Because of the inherent vulnerability of motorcyclists, a slight wobble in the front wheel or minor defect in road pavement can be a serious problem.

Some of the factors that may cause a severe motorcycle accident and provide a basis for liability include:

  • DUI/DWI by drivers of passenger cars, trucks or SUVs
  • Drivers using their cell phone to talk or text
  • Speeding drivers that are unable to stop or lose control of their vehicle
  • Drivers that rely on mirrors rather than turn their head and look before changing lanes
  • Running red lights, stop signs or failing to yield
  • Unsafe turns including left turns and U-turns
  • Inadequate following distance
  • Defective motorcycles
  • Failing to adjust to wet and icy roads or poor visibility because of adverse weather
  • Potholes and other roadway defects

Although this is not a comprehensive list of factors that contribute to College Park motorcycle accidents, these types of factors cause many motorcycle collisions that result in life-altering injuries and fatalities. Our compassionate and aggressive team investigates motorcycle accidents to uncover evidence that will allow us to construct a strong case regarding the negligence of the other driver.

Serious College Park Motorcycle Accidents Necessitate Serious Financial Recovery

Motorcycle collisions with other motor vehicles tend to result in injuries that have permanent effects, including head trauma that results in loss of cognitive functioning and spinal injuries that cause impaired mobility, sensation and paralysis. These types of life-changing injuries can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of one’s life. Some of the types of injuries that may be incurred in a motorcycle accident in College Park include:

  • Severe head injuries particularly for those without a helmet
  • Damage to a motorcyclist's spinal cord
  • Crushed, fractured and broken bones
  • Severe road rash
  • Disk, neck and other back injuries
  • Loss of extremities
  • Life-threatening organ damage

When you suffer these types of severe injuries, the financial recovery you receive will be critical to your ability to pay medical expenses and compensate for lost income and/or impaired future earning capacity. A College Park motorcycle accident settlement or judgment may also provide compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, decreased enjoyment of life, as well as the disruption of one’s marital relationship. In certain cases, wrongful death damages (burial/funeral) expenses or punitive damages may also be appropriate. We offer a free initial consultation so that we can evaluate your case and advise you regarding the specific damages that might be applicable in your College Park motorcycle accident case.

Our aggressive and compassionate College Park motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize the obstacles faced by personal injury victims. We routinely develop innovative settlement and litigation strategies when pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients. Our College Park motorcycle accident legal team is committed to high standards of legal representation and ethics supported by reasonable, timely communication with our clients.

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

College Park Personal Injury Attorneys

An unexpected accident that results in severe injury can cause extreme anxiety and the disruption of one’s life. The emotional challenges that one faces when suffering injury caused by the unsafe or intentional misconduct of a third party is compounded by the pain and disability that may be caused by the accident. When you are in the emergency room obtaining treatment or participating in rehabilitation, financial issues may not be your primary concern. However, as household expenses and medical bills mount while you are recovering, these financial hardships may begin to escalate the stress and anxiety with which you are trying to cope.

Our experienced and proven College Park personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing personal injury victims in many types of personal injury cases since our law firm was established in 1984. We understand that the mental anguish and stress that affects accident victims may make it difficult to respond to inquiries from insurance company adjusters and to navigate legal procedures and timelines. Our caring and diligent team of College Park personal injury attorneys handles these pragmatic issues for our clients so that our clients can devote all of their energy and efforts toward their recovery. We have handled a vast array of personal injury cases during our nearly three decades representing personal injury victims, including auto accident claims, slip and fall claims, defective product claims, construction accidents and a broad spectrum of other personal injury cases. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can be of assistance if you have any type of College Park personal injury claim, such as the following:

College Park Car Crashes (Motor Vehicle Accident Claims): Motor vehicle accidents involving all types of vehicles are the most common type of personal injury case. Car accident claims also frequently result in permanent injury or wrongful death. The notion that an auto collision is actually an “accident” is somewhat misleading. Most motor vehicle accidents, such as motorcycle accidents, passenger car collisions, semi-truck crashes (trucking accidents), pedestrian accidents and other collisions would never occur if drivers did not elect to drive carelessly or recklessly. Speeding, running stop signs, drunk driving and distracted driving involves a decision to engage in conduct that puts others in danger. Our College Park auto accident attorneys are committed to representing victims of such collisions to recover and rebuild their lives.

College Dog Maulings and Bites: Dog bites are one of the most common forms of personal injury cases because so many dog owners do not exercise appropriate care to protect others from their dog. Many dogs that end up biting or attacking an innocent child or other victim have displayed a tendency to be aggressive in the past. A homeowner that has reason to know that his or her dog is capable of being vicious because of past behavior may be liable for failure to prevent the dog from biting or attacking an injury victim. Liability for dogs that attack or bite others may also be based on the violation of laws that govern proper restraint or confinement of a dog behind a fence or on a dog leash. If you or someone close to you suffers a dog bite, mauling or other injury caused by an aggressive dog, our experienced College Park dog bite lawyers at Montlick and Associates provide compassionate but aggressive legal representation to dog attack victims.

College Park Wrongful Death: Our College Park wrongful death attorneys recognize that no amount of monetary recovery can truly compensate a family for the needless loss of a loved one. While monetary compensation is not the first concern for most families coping with the death of a loved one caused by the inattentive, careless or criminal conduct of a third party, the loss of a family breadwinner and medical expenses mean that financial challenges cannot be ignored. Georgia’s wrongful death statute provides that a party whose misconduct causes the death of another may be liable to pay financial compensation both for fiscal losses to the estate of the party who dies and the decedent’s family. Our College Park wrongful death attorneys represent wrongful death victims and their families with empathy, compassion and diligence.

College Park Workers' Compensation (Construction Accidents – Industrial Accidents): When employees work hard and fulfill their obligations to an employer, they have a right to expect that they will be compensated if they are injured during the scope of their employment. Most employers in Georgia will have workers' compensation insurance that will provide medical treatment, partial income replacement and in some cases compensation for permanent disability. There is no obligation to prove negligence by your employer because the workers' comp system is a no-fault basis for compensation. If you are able to prove fault by an entity other than your employer, you may also be able to supplement your workers' compensation benefits with a personal injury claim. Whether you are injured by exposure to asbestos, a fall from a scaffolding on a construction site or defective machinery in an industrial plant, our experienced College Park workers' compensation attorneys may be able to represent you in both a workers' compensation and personal injury claim.

College Park Premises Liability: When a person is injured on the premises of another, the area of law that provides a basis for imposing liability is Georgia premises liability law. Premises liability law defines the obligation of a commercial, residential or public property owner to maintain property free from hazards that cause injuries to those who come on the property. The obligation varies depending on the type of property owner, character of the hazard, rationale for coming on the property and other factors. Generally, commercial property owners that invite consumers to conduct business on their property, such as owners of grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, bars and other businesses open to the public, have an obligation to make their premises safe from hazards. Because the corrective measures and duty to warn can vary substantially based on the specific facts of a premises liability case, our experienced College Park premises liability attorneys invite you to contact us if you have been injured by any of the following hazards: improperly fenced swimming pool, poorly maintained stairway, uneven pavement or walkway, lack of security, spa with a missing drain cover or other manmade hazard.

College Park Defective Products: When companies market products to consumers, they have a legal obligation to conduct adequate product testing and implement quality control measures to prevent exposing consumers to dangerous or defective products. Because the ability to make products safe and identify potential hazards before consumers are injured rests exclusively with the companies in the manufacturing and distribution chain of a product, they may be liable for injuries caused by their products. Depending on the case, the product manufacturer may even be compelled to compensate an injury victim based on strict liability if a defect was present when the product left the manufacturer’s control. If you or someone you love has experienced a significant injury caused by a defective product, we invite you to contact us because we have been taking on large corporations and their insurance companies for decades.

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