Columbus 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.


Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Columbus Georgia

Compassionate Representation For Columbus, Georgia Catastrophic Injury Victims

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, has successfully represented Columbus catastrophic injury victims and their families for over 33 years. Montlick & Associates' legal team combines knowledge, dedication, and experience with compassion to provide our catastrophic injury clients with high-quality legal representation. The Columbus catastrophic injury lawyers at Montlick & Associates treat each case as if it was our own.  We pride ourselves on delivering justice for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

Columbus Slip And Fall Attorneys

When patrons visits grocery stores, department stores, restaurants and other businesses throughout Columbus, they face the risk of foreign substances on floors, broken steps, obstructions in aisles and other hazards that can result in Columbus slip and fall accidents. Whether you are patronizing a Columbus business or conducting business at Columbus City Hall, you may be entitled to compensation if you are injured because a public or private property owner fails to remedy unsafe conditions on their premises and/or warn of hidden hazards.

Slip and fall cases against property owners often involve complex legal issues, such as sovereign immunity when pursuing an injury claim against a public entity, the legal relationship between the parties and the purpose of the injury victim for being on the premises as well as other important legal questions that can impact liability. Our Columbus slip and fall attorneys at Montlick and Associates also recognize that slip and fall claims may require careful investigation of lighting conditions, the duration a hazard was present, maintenance practices, prior accidents reports and other factors. We have successfully represented Columbus slip and fall victims since our law firm was founded in 1984.

Slip and fall accident claims are governed by the area law referred to as “premises liability.” Premises liability law delineates the duty of property owners to make their premises safe for those who come on their land or to warn of latent hazards that are not obvious to visitors. While a Columbus commercial property owners conducting business on the premises essentially have an obligation to make their premises reasonably safe by removing known hazards or investigating to discover hazards that they should know exist, this duty can vary depending on the reason a visitor is on the premises. When a customer is patronizing a Columbus business, the business owner generally must take reasonable care to make the premises safe from foreseeable hazards and hidden dangers. This includes conducting reasonable inspections and maintenance of the premises to discover unsafe conditions like a bunched up rug, broken step, slick or sticky substance on the floor or other hazards.

When a Columbus slip and fall injury victim pursues a legal claim, it is important to understand the key role of an adequate investigation and proper discovery of the facts. Slip and fall cases in Columbus will typically turn on the specific facts surrounding the incident that results in injury. Our experienced Columbus slip and fall accident lawyers may investigate for evidence of carelessness or indifference by a business owner including:

  • Patterns of accidents
  • Lack of proper maintenance inspections
  • Adequate lighting
  • Duration the hazard has existed
  • Response of property owner to prior reports of hazard
  • Evidence that the property owner knew or should have known of the hazard
  • Policies of company for preventing aisle obstructions
  • Use of warning signs and barriers

These are examples of types of evidence that our experienced Columbus slip and fall attorneys might employ to establish negligence of a premises owner. There are many types of evidence that we may use to prove these types of defects including:

  • Inspection of the premises
  • Review of business records
  • Examination of store accident reports
  • Public records of past accidents requiring emergency medical response personnel
  • Surveillance video
  • Citation or inspection records by fire and building inspectors
  • Accident reports made at the time of the Columbus slip and fall accident
  • Interviews with witnesses and customers including suppliers, patrons and employees
  • Review of prior lawsuits or settlements

Slip and fall injuries are often parodied in movies as minor incidents with exaggerated injuries, but this is a gross misrepresentation of the types of permanently debilitating injuries that often result from a Columbus slip and fall accident. There are over nine million people disabled or hospitalized in slip and fall incidents annually in the U.S., and an elderly person dies in a fatal slip and fall accident every 35 minutes. Columbus slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries including:

  • Severe head trauma including injuries to the brain
  • Broken bones including frequent hip injuries in seniors
  • Damage to the spinal cord that may result in impaired sensation, mobility limitations and paralysis
  • Ligament and tendon damages to knees and other joints that require surgery
  • Wrongful death

When a serious Columbus slip and fall causes serious injuries, it can result in physical limitations or pain and emotional stress and anxiety as well as challenging financial obstacles. Our Columbus slip and fall accident law firm may be able to pursue a claim for multiple forms of financial compensation including:

  • The expenses associated with medical treatment including hospitalization
  • Pain and suffering which may include diminished enjoyment of life
  • Reduction in earning potential and lost past and present income
  • Diminished spousal services or companionship
  • Burial and funeral expenses (wrongful death cases)
  • Other damages depending on facts

If you are injured in a Columbus slip and fall accident, Montlick and Associates is committed to providing exemplary legal representation and tenacious advocacy. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your personal injury claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

The process of evaluating a nursing home or similar residential care facility for your elderly loved one in Columbus can be an extremely difficult task. It is possible to research your choice by visiting websites to obtain reviews, inspection and safety violation records and even questionnaires that can be utilized when evaluating a nursing home. Even if you are extremely careful in the selection of a nursing home for your love one, there is still a possibility that your loved one may be the victim of intentional or negligent physical injury, medical malpractice, emotional or sexual abuse and chronic neglect.

At Montlick and Associates, our Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys investigate nursing home cases, we typically seek nursing home and government agency records related to violations of regulations and appropriate standards of care that may include evidence from prior mandated inspections. understand the anxiety that seniors and their loved ones endure when Columbus nursing home facilities fail to abide by their contractual obligations to care for their residents. We are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for mistreatment of seniors and seeking compensation for elderly abuse and neglect victims. The compassionate and experienced Columbus nursing home attorneys at our law firm have been zealous advocate for seniors since our law firm was established in 1984.

In recent years, the media has been inundated with reports of cases of shocking abuse of seniors and chronic neglect resulting in staggering judgments and settlements. When your loved one is physically abused or denied basic care, they may have a right to seek compensation for the neglect or mistreatment. Nursing home neglect and elder abuse in residential facilities for seniors can take a variety of forms including:

  • Failure to Provide Basic Needs: At a minimum, nursing home facilities are expected to provide residents with reasonably sanitary conditions, access to medical care and hygiene, nutrition/hydration, medication and similar basic necessities. When a Columbus nursing home denies residents access to such basic needs, a Columbus nursing home resident may have a legal claim for financial compensation.
  • Sexual Abuse and Misconduct: Many seniors are unable to prevent sexual assaults or lack the capacity to consent to sexual activity. When seniors are sexually exploited by nursing home staff or sexually abused by other residents because of the lack of supervision, this may be a basis for imposing liability on a Columbus nursing home facility. This type of abuse may include inappropriate sexual assaults, rape, molestation, exposure to pornography or other forms of non-consensual sexual conduct
  • Financial Exploitation: When staff or management use or steal the money, property, assets or other financial resources of residents including bank accounts, real property, investment vehicles or similar financial assets, this may constitute financial abuse of a senior.
  • Abandonment/Restraint: Columbus nursing homes that undertake the care of residents may neither abandon them or use physical or chemical restraint to avoid providing for their needs. Conduct like unjustified use of physical restraints, administering medications like sedatives or simply locking a resident in one’s room may constitute abuse or neglect.
  • Physical Abuse: This involves physically manhandling elderly residents and causing physical injury.
  • Emotional Abuse: This may include acts such as verbally berating or demeaning residents.

The increasing number of seniors that need assistance with their daily needs has outpaced the resources available for their care. Many private nursing homes operate with unreasonable staff to resident ratios or hire staff that have not been properly trained or screened. When overworked and stressed out staff members fail to provide a clean and safe environment, elderly residents can suffer painful and debilitating injuries. Because seniors heal more slowly, these injuries can result in long periods of incapacitation and a difficult course of rehabilitation.

While nursing home abuse and neglect will sometimes be obvious in the form of physical or mental deterioration of those entrusted to the care of a nursing home, it can sometimes be a challenge to distinguish age related medical conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from the negative impact of abuse. Family members should be diligent about watching for signs of abuse which may include:

  • Bedsores and unexplained bruises or other injuries
  • Mental confusion
  • Unexplained fractures
  • Lack of hygiene (i.e. clothes that are soiled or smell of urine)
  • Refusal to interact with family
  • Changes in mood including depression or anxiety

While it is important to watch out for these signs, they also provide a clear picture of the problem of protecting seniors in Columbus nursing homes. Many of these signs can as easily be age related as evidence of abuse or neglect. The best way to protect your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility is to visit frequently, to remain attentive, to inquire about your loved one’s experience and to provide your loved one the opportunity to speak to you away from the facility. It is important to realize that nursing home neglect and abuse is common. Studies conducted reveal that as many as half of residents in nursing homes experience some form of abuse or neglect. This data is reinforced by surveys indicating that 80 percent of those that work in nursing homes admit to having witnessed some form of abuse or neglect of seniors.

Abuse and neglect of elderly residents in Columbus nursing homes is often the product of austerity measures designed to increase nursing home profits. Some common causes of elder abuse and neglect in Columbus nursing homes includes:

  • Fatigued and stressed out staff who are overworked
  • Underpaid and unqualified caregivers
  • Inadequate staff to resident ratios
  • Non-compliance with minimum industry standards of care or applicable safety standards
  • Lack of background checks when hiring staff
  • Failure to provide adequate training to new staff members

When our Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys investigate nursing home cases, we typically seek nursing home and government agency records related to violations of regulations and appropriate standards of care that may include evidence from prior mandated inspections. If you or a close family member is a victim of abuse or neglect in a Columbus nursing home and suffer injury or a loved one dies, our Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys use all of our experience and expertise to obtain the best possible results for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus nursing home abuse claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Dog Attack Attorneys

The family dog is an important member of a household providing love, entertainment and protection. While dogs can be an intrinsic part of one’s family, sometimes “man’s best friend” can have a dark side. Approximate, 4.5 million people in the U.S. suffer a dog bite annually with almost 800,000 being serious enough that they require medical attention. The risk of being attacked by a dog has increased over 85 percent during a recent fifteen year span. Those who are victims of dog attacks in Columbus and throughout the state tend to be the nation’s most vulnerable with the majority of victims being children under the age of 5 and senior over the age of 65.

When you or someone in your family suffers injury from a dog bite, it may vary in severity from a bite that barely breaks the skin to a fatal dog mauling. The experienced Columbus dog bite lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been providing legal advice and representation to dog bite victims since our law firm was founded in 1984. Our compassionate and experienced team of Columbus dog bite attorneys understand that serious dog attacks can result in debilitating injuries, disfigurement, severe emotional distress and even fatalities. These types of severe injuries and emotional trauma may necessitate significant costs for medical and psychological treatment. These costs can overwhelm a family financially, especially when a family breadwinner is disabled from employment for an extended period.

Our Columbus Dog Attack attorneys may use a variety of legal theories to establish the liability of a dog owner that does not take sufficient measures to protect others from his or her dog. Generally, a dog owner may be liable to a dog attack victim based on strict liability, negligence or violation of a leash law.

Strict Liability: Although strict liability is a basis for imposing legal responsibility for dog bite injuries, the concept of strict liability is somewhat nuanced in this context. While strict liability still means “liability regardless of negligent conduct,” strict liability only applies if a pre-existing knowledge requirement is met (referred to as the “scienter” requirement). A dog owner may be liable for a Columbus dog bite attack if the owner knows or should know that a dog has a vicious propensity. This vicious propensity may be manifest not only by bites but also other aggressive conduct by the dog or evidence of the owner’s knowledge like muzzling the dog or posting beware of dog signs. If a dog owner knows or should know of such vicious propensities, then the dog owner may be liable for injuries even if the dog owner is not negligent.

Negligence: When dog owners have no reason to know of prior vicious tendencies by their dog, they may still be liable if they engage in negligent conduct that causes a Columbus dog bite victim’s injuries. An example of such negligence (i.e. unreasonably careless behavior) might include leaving one’s gate open so that the dog gets out.

Local Leach Laws: If a dog owners fail to restrain their dog on a leash or fenced in their yard in violation of a leash law, our experienced Columbus dog bite attorneys may be able to employ the doctrine of “negligence per se.” The doctrine of negligence per se essentially means that violation of a statute or ordinance (e.g. leash law) that is intended to protect the public may constitute negligence when the violation results in injury to those it is intended to protect. A leash law in a locality is designed to protect residents from being injured by dogs running at large. This means that a violation of the leash law may constitute the basis for imposing liability on the dog owner.

Columbus Dog Attack Injuries

If you or someone you love is the victim of a Columbus dog bite or dog attack, you may suffer serious injuries including:

  • Disfigurement like scars requiring reconstructive surgery
  • Injury to internal organs
  • Injuries to the nerves causing impaired sensation
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Wrongful death

If you or a family member suffer severe injury in a Columbus dog attack or dog mauling, our experienced Columbus dog bite attorneys may seek both economic and non-economic damages including:

  • Medical bills for medical and counseling costs
  • Compensation for time off-work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Impaired enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Compensation for disability
  • Costs associated with wrongful death (e.g. funeral & burial costs)
  • Other damages based on the specific facts of your Columbus dog bite case

When a dog attack victim suffers injury caused by the failure of a dog owner to restrict a dangerous dog or otherwise take reasonable precautions to prevent dog bite injuries, our Columbus dog bite attorneys at Montlick and Associates have the experience to seek the legal compensation that our clients need to rebuild their lives and recover from injuries suffered in a dog attack. Our Columbus dog bite attorneys are dedicated to providing our best efforts in seeking the positive results for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus dog bite claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Construction Accident Attorneys

Workplace injuries are common in many types of employment environments, but the construction industry is virtually unparalleled in terms of the scope and seriousness of workplace injuries. From heavy machinery accidents to exposure to hazardous materials, construction sites pose a multitude of potential dangers to employees, contractors, construction site visitors and even those in the immediate vicinity of a construction site. Construction accidents in Columbus result in well over a hundred thousand people seeking medical treatment each year. Construction sites also are one of leading workplace environments for job related fatalities.

Our experienced Columbus construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates recognize the unique challenges that face those who suffer serious injury or wrongful death. Our Columbus construction accident law firm has been providing aggressive representation and advocacy on behalf of construction site accident victims since our law firm was founded almost three decades ago. Construction accidents involve a rapidly changing workplace environment, complex inter-relationships between business entities and challenges in obtaining compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Our Columbus construction accident attorneys assist construction accident victims in navigating these hurdles to obtaining fair compensation for their injuries.

Because of the substantial hazards on a Columbus construction site, there are many entities that may be liable for construction site injuries including heavy equipment rental companies, manufacturers of tools, architect and design firms, general contractors, equipment operators as well as property owners and subcontractors. Sometimes construction companies utilize independent contractor relationships to avoid liability for construction accidents. Our Columbus construction accident lawyers understand the importance of prompt investigation of construction accidents and discovery of the facts in building the best possible strategy for our clients.

While there are many safety regulations and laws including OSHA regulations that are intended to protect those on construction sites, construction sites are chaotic so sometimes regulations get ignored and neglected. The many hazards on Columbus construction sites mean that there are a wide variety of construction accidents that may occur including:

  • Collisions involving motor vehicles
  • Falls from scaffoldings, ladders and incomplete roofs
  • Electrocution accidents involving heavy machinery making contact with overhead power lines
  • Heavy equipment with product defects
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Suffocation and crush injuries from trench collapse accidents
  • Explosions and fires
  • Confined space accidents
  • Slip, Trip and Falls

Columbus construction accidents may cause a wide range of significant injuries that may have a lasting impact on the lives of victims including:

  • Injuries to the head or spine
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Third degree burns
  • Injuries to the spine or brain that cause loss of mobility or sensation
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

If you have been involved in a construction accident on a Columbus construction site, our experienced Columbus construction accident attorneys may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits from an employer, which may include income replacement, medical care and permanent disability benefits. We may also be able to identify responsible third parties that may have contributed to a Columbus construction accident. While an employee is typically limited to workers’ compensation benefits against an employer, third parties may be liable for broader damages in a personal injury case. Our Columbus construction accident attorneys often are able supplement workers’ compensation benefits with damages for pain and suffering, impaired quality of life experience, diminished marital relationship and services as well as other damages.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Columbus construction accident, our experienced Columbus construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus construction accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Truck Accident Attorneys

There are many types of motor vehicle accidents, but few pose the magnitude of danger of an accident involving commercial trucks (tractor-trailers, big-rigs, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers). The massive size, length and weight of these motor vehicles can cause bad accidents because they are harder to stop, less maneuverable and heavier when involved in a collision. A passenger vehicle weighing less than 2 tons may be badly mangled with it collides with a fully loaded tractor-trailer that may weigh in excess of twenty times more than the passenger vehicle. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Columbus truck accident attorneys understand the substantial risk to vehicle occupants in such a collision. We are committed to holding careless truck drivers and indifferent trucking companies accountable to their victims.

Accidents unique to tractor-trailers include jackknife collisions and carriage truck override or underride accidents. Both of these types of Columbus commercial trucking accidents are particularly dangerous for passenger vehicle occupants. Jackknife accidents occur when the front portion of a tractor-trailer combination swings around toward the rear of the vehicle so that it resembles a folding pocketknife. These Columbus tractor-trailer accidents are caused by the cab portion of the commercial truck skidding, which causes the trailer to force the cab to spin around and face toward the rear of the vehicle. This type of accident can cause major wrecks because the commercial truck may rollover on vehicles or obstruct multiple lanes of the roadway causing a multi-car accident.

Columbus underride or override tractor-trailer accidents involves a passenger vehicle traveling beneath the undercarriage of a tractor-trailer because of a fifteen inch height differential between undercarriage of a car and that of a large truck. In a Columbus underride trucking accident, a passenger vehicle slides under the undercarriage of the tractor-trailer where the passenger vehicle may be crushed or the upper portion of the vehicle may literally be ripped of the vehicle. An override accident involves a truck running over the top of a passenger vehicle because of the height differential between the vehicles. Columbus underride and override trucking accidents frequently result in horrific accidents and life-altering injuries.

The inherent limitations of commercial trucks in handling and braking increase the risk of motorists being involved in a Columbus tractor-trailer accident. Tractor-trailer accidents account for approximately 33 percent of all motor vehicle related fatalities despite the fact that these massive vehicles account for a relatively small proportion of registered vehicles. Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country are injured in big-rig accidents each year. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that it is the occupants of the other vehicle that suffer serious injury or die in virtually all tractor-trailer collisions.

Because of the serious nature of the injuries associated with Columbus trucking accidents, it is important to have an experienced Columbus trucking accident law firm on your side. Trucking accident claims are not just “car accident claims involving bigger vehicles.” Our experienced Columbus trucking accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the unique issues that must be effectively addressed in a Columbus trucking accident claim. A successful Columbus trucking accident claim entails understanding and effectively handling a wide range of unique issues:

Regulatory Structure of the Trucking Industry-The trucking industry is subject to an extensive matrix of state and federal regulations that govern intrastate and interstate commercial trucking. These regulations govern many safety issues including inspections and maintenance, pre-employment screening and qualifications, drug and alcohol policies, fatigue rules, restrictions on cell phone use and a wide variety of other safety issues. Trucking companies and commercial drivers often disregard these regulations in the pursuit of higher revenue. When drivers fail to comply with trucking safety regulations often with the express or implicit approval of trucking companies, these violations may serve as the basis for liability in a Columbus trucking accident claim.

Trucking Litigation Tactics and Resources: The commercial trucking industry has both experience and expertise in successfully defending trucking accident claims. Trucking companies have enormous financial resources, a stable of experts and an experienced team of trucking lawyers. Commercial drivers and trucking companies also engage in unethical tactics when facing accident claims, including doctoring driver logbooks that are designed to track fatigue and maintenance issues. Trucking companies often have experts dispatched to a trucking accident scene within minutes so critical evidence can disappear or be altered. Our experienced Columbus trucking accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been representing those injured in Columbus trucking accident since 1984 so we have the resources, experience and expertise to level the playing field.

There are many types of negligent practices that may be a factor in causing a Columbus trucking accident including the following:

  • Drunk or drugged truck drivers
  • Failure to conduct inspections or perform maintenance
  • Driver fatigue resulting from violations of hours of service rules
  • Lack of awareness of “no zones” which are the large truck blind spots
  • Truck drivers who do not properly plan routes to avoid unsafe inclines and other unsafe roads for big-rigs
  • Drivers that fail to drive at a safe speed given the braking and handling limitations of commercial trucks
  • Brake failure and tire blowouts resulting from inadequate maintenance practices
  • Insufficient screening of potential drivers
  • Drivers that are not medically fit to drive

When Columbus truck drivers operate commercial vehicles unsafely and trucking companies turn a blind eye to the unsafe practices, it can result in permanent life-altering injuries. Our dedicated team of commercial trucking accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates has represented many people who suffer serious injuries. Some of the most common types of trucking accident injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries causing paralysis, loss of mobility or impaired sensation
  • Severe disfigurement that requires reconstructive surgery
  • Severe head injuries resulting in traumatic brain injuries
  • Loss of extremities
  • Injuries to the joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee or other joints
  • Severe damage to internal organs
  • Whiplash injuries that may cause pain and disability for months
  • Broken bones including injuries that require pins and other medical devices
  • Wrongful death

When you suffer serious injuries like these that may cause long-periods of disability, it can prevent you from returning to work while medical and household bills continue to accumulate. These types of injuries may even result in permanent impairment of mental or physical functioning. These kinds of injuries can interfere with even the enjoyment of simple pleasures of enjoying one’s family. Our compassionate and experienced team of Columbus trucking accident attorneys may be able to seek a variety of forms of compensation including the following:

  • Costs associated with hospitalization and medical expenses
  • Loss of past, present and future wages/salary
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Impairment of marital relationship
  • Wrongful death type damages including burial and funeral expenses
  • Other damages based on specific facts and circumstances

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Columbus tractor-trailer accident, our experienced Columbus commercial accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus tractor-trailer accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Workers' Compensation Attorney

Many Columbus workers are subjected to work related hazardous that can cause enormous hardships for both an employee who is injured on the job and the injury victim’s family. If you suffer a serious workplace injury, it can mean financially crippling medical bills and months of off duty time. Some employees are injured so severely at the workplace that they are permanently disabled. While there can be enormous stress associated with a workplace injury, the workers’ compensation system provides an efficient “no fault” remedy.

Our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand that the procedures and documentation associated with pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can be confusing. Although the no fault nature of pursuing a Columbus workers’ compensation claim removes the obstacle of proving fault by one’s employer, it also typically produces far less in financial recovery than a personal injury claim. While a Columbus personal injury claim provides free medical care, compensation for time off work and permanent disability, there are many forms of personal injury damages that are not available including pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium and punitive damages. The workers’ compensation system will typically constitute the only remedy against an employer for injuries suffered in the scope of one’s employment.

Fortunately, workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims are not mutually exclusive. Our experienced Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers often pursue both a workers’ compensation claim against our clients’ employer and a personal injury claim against a third party. A construction worker may be injured on a Columbus construction worksite by defective heavy equipment that is rented to one’s employer. Heavy machinery in a construction or industrial setting is a common cause of workplace injuries. In this example, we may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim against the your employer and a personal injury claim against the equipment manufacturer based on the product defect as well as the rental company for failing to properly maintain the equipment.

Our experienced Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates have successfully guided many seriously injured employees through the workers’ compensation system while also seeking personal injury damages from a third party since our firm was founded almost three decades ago. There are many dangerous occupations, but safety regulations imposed by OSHA and other federal or state entities are designed to reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries. When workplace safety rules are not enforced, it can mean injuries that threaten one’s livelihood and one’s ability to provide financial support for one’s family.

If you suffer an injury while on-the-job or engaged in activity for the benefit of your employer even outside normal workplace hours, you will generally be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits may include income replacement checks, medical care provided by your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier and disability compensation depending on your degree of permanent disability. In most cases, an employee may pursue a workers’ compensation claim even if an employee may have been negligent in causing one’s own injury though some narrow exceptions apply.

Our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers have effectively represented those injured in workplace accidents or who suffer occupational illnesses or repetitive motion injuries. We represent clients from a broad range of sectors of the economy including industrial, farming, construction, emergence services, administrative support staff, professional occupations and virtually all other types of occupations. We are prepared to represent clients injured by a wide range of work related hazards including construction site accidents involving heavy machinery accidents, trenching accidents, confined space accidents, motor vehicle collisions, explosions and exposure to hazardous chemicals (asbestos).

Our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers have been representing injured employees since we were founded in 1984. We combine extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation and personal injury law with a commitment to thinking outside the box to obtain the most effective solutions for our Columbus workers’ compensation clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus workers’ compensation claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

While any type of motor vehicle collision may pose a substantial danger of causing serious injuries, this risk is exponentially greater when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle. Although pedestrians are supposed to have right of way and to be protected by crosswalks, walk/don’t walk traffic signals and other pedestrian safety features, many inattentive and negligent drivers fail to obey these warnings or to watch for pedestrians, which often results in devastating injuries and wrongful death. Since pedestrians struck by motor vehicles have no protection, their injuries are often more severe than those suffered in other motor vehicle accidents. Columbus pedestrian accidents often lead to life-changing injuries. These potentially deadly accidents may mean outrageous medical bills and the inability to work. Our experienced Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to employing effective legal strategies and aggressively pursuing the financial compensation out clients need to recover and move on with their life.

Columbus pedestrian accidents can be caused by many kinds of unsafe driving and result in over 59,000 injuries and four thousand fatalities each year nationally. Pedestrian accidents cause twelve percent of all motor vehicle accident related fatalities and disproportionately impact the elderly and children. Almost twenty percent of pedestrian accident fatality victims are age 65 or above while children age fifteen or below account for 25 percent of all pedestrian related injuries. Some of the most common causes of Columbus pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drivers who are distracted by portable electronic devices
  • Those who violate speed limits or fail to drive safely given driving conditions
  • Drunk drivers and drugged drivers
  • Drivers who fail to driver carefully in school zones or around stopped school buses
  • Motorists blowing through stop signs and stoplights
  • Lack of attention by drivers particularly near intersections and crosswalks
  • Drivers that fall asleep while driving
  • Unsafe driving in construction or work zones
  • Reckless driving

While these types of careless driving cause many pedestrian accidents, there are other factors that may contribute to pedestrian accidents including urban development that focuses primarily on motor vehicles rather than Columbus residents who walk, job and run. Even if a negligent motorist plays a significant factor in a Columbus motor vehicle accident, the failure of municipalities and other public entities to develop safe roadways that provide adequate pedestrian safety may also serve as a basis for imposing liability. If negligent design or maintenance of traffic signals, construction zones or other roadway hazards contributes to a Columbus pedestrian accident, the public entity may be liable, but there are special procedures and timing requirements that must be complied with to successfully pursue a claim against a governmental entity. A vehicle manufacturer may also be liable if a vehicle involved in a pedestrian accident malfunctions because of a product defect.

The extensive injuries that are typical in pedestrian accidents can impose extreme financial challenges on an injury victim and the victim’s family. Many victims in Columbus pedestrian accidents must undergo treatment for months so that they are unable to work. It is not uncommon to suffer at least partial disability so that you cannot engage in your chosen occupation in the future. While we know that we cannot eliminate the physical pain you may endure or restore lost physical or mental functioning, we can help you obtain the resources necessary to protect your quality of life and take care of your family. We provide compassionate and effective legal representation for those who suffer all forms of Columbus pedestrian accident injuries including:

  • Head injuries like traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis of the extremities from spinal cord damage
  • Burns including full thickness burns
  • Fractures or broken bones including those requiring surgery
  • Damage to knees and other joints
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Fatalities

Severe injuries like these can mean overwhelming medical bills which can force a family to the brink of bankruptcy. Our experienced Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys understand the tactics and strategies used by insurance companies to reduce or avoid liability for pedestrian accident claims. We draw on nearly three decades of experienced when negotiating the resolution of Columbus pedestrian accident claims with insurance companies. If you or a loved one suffers severe injury in a Columbus pedestrian accident or a loved one dies, we may be able to obtain the following forms of compensation:

  • Lost income and impaired future earning potential
  • Hospital, medication, diagnostic and other medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished enjoyment of life experiences
  • Property (e.g. vehicle) repair or replacement
  • Costs of wrongful death like funeral/burial expenses
  • Exemplary/Punitive Damages (appropriate to punish particularly unacceptable conduct)

If you or someone close to you has been involved in a Columbus pedestrian accident, we recognize that you may be feeling enormous stress, confusion and uncertainty about the future. Our dedicated and compassionate Columbus pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to seeking the best possible results on behalf of pedestrian accident victims.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone close to you has been injured by the negligence of a third party in a Columbus pedestrian accident, our experienced Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus pedestrian accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Wrongful Death Attorneys

When you lose someone you love prematurely to a careless accident or a crime, the sense of loss and grief that accompanies the loss of a loved can be overwhelming. When coping with the grief of losing a close family member, it can be difficult to focus one’s attention on financial and legal matters that must be handled. When a parent, spouse or child suffers fatal injuries in a serious Columbus car accident, the mountain of medical bills and other expenses may be financially devastating. If the family member who dies was also a significant contributor to the family’s household income, these financial problems can be even more daunting. The experienced Columbus wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing families that have lost a loved one to careless or intentional misconduct since our law firm originated in 1984.

There are many types of conduct and hazards that may be the basis of a wrongful death action including the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Trucking crashes
  • Rollover collisions
  • Construction site accidents
  • Falls from scaffoldings
  • Defective drugs
  • Crime victims
  • Medical malpractice
  • Busing accidents
  • Defective consumer products
  • Violent assaults
  • Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
  • Industrial accidents
  • Defective medical devices
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery
  • Hazardous conditions on property
  • Gunshot injuries
  • Negligent security
  • Accidents involving explosions, electrocution and hazardous substances
  • Bicycle-car crashes

If your loved one dies in an accident or is killed by an intentional criminal act like those above, it may give rise to two separate legal claims that are typically brought together in a single wrongful death case: a survival cause of action and a wrongful death of action.   A survival action is effectively a personal injury claim that survives the death of an injury victim. The damages available in a survival cause of action include pain and suffering between the time of the accident or intentional misconduct and the death of the decedent, lost income over the reasonable life expectancy of the decedent, medical costs and expenses. The survival cause of action may be brought by the representative of the decedent’s estate and also may include burial and funeral costs. The objective of the survival accident is to compensate the decedent’s estate for the damages that the victim would have been entitled to if he or she had survived.

Our Columbus wrongful death lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been providing effective legal representation to families of those killed in avoidable accidents and to those victimized by violent criminal acts for almost three decade. We know that the financial compensation recovered by a family when someone they love dies can be essential to maintaining the family’s standard of living and moving past its tragedy. The attorneys at our Columbus wrongful death law firm diligently strive to provide reasonable communication with our clients, sound legal advice and effective negotiation and advocacy.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has suffered wrongful death, our experienced Columbus wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus wrongful death case. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Motorcycle Accident Attorney

While motorcycles provide an environmentally friendly and fuel efficient mode of transportation, motorcyclists face much more significant risks of being in a collision and suffering life-changing injuries or fatalities. Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous because they lack the basic safety features and stability of cars, trucks and SUVs. Columbus motor vehicle accidents that result in vehicle ejections are among the most deadly of all passenger vehicle accidents, but virtually every motorcycle accident essentially results in a vehicle ejection because there is no physical frame or body to protect a motorcyclist when he or she is involved in a collision. Many motorcycle accidents in Columbus occur because motorcyclists simply have no time to safely react to driving errors by other motorists. Handling limitations, lack of stability and the complete absence of safety equipment means that Columbus motorcycle accidents frequently result in debilitating injuries with permanent life changes effects.

The experienced Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been seeking compensation for motorcycle injury victims since our Columbus law firm was founded nearly three decades ago. If you injured by a negligent driver of a passenger vehicle who is drunk, distracted, drowsy or otherwise drives unsafely, you may have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. There are approximately fifty thousand motorcycle accidents annually in the U.S. resulting in thousands of fatalities and tens of thousands of serious injuries. Montlick and Associates has built a reputation successfully representing motorcycle accident victims since 1984 so many times we are able to settle cases through negotiation or alternate dispute resolution.

Motorcycles lack the crashworthiness of passenger cars, trucks and SUVs so Columbus motorcycle collisions often involve devastating injuries that may significantly alter the course of one’s life. Data from the NHTSA indicates that a motorcyclist has a twentyfold greater risk of being involved in an accident when compared to drivers of four wheeled motor vehicles. Motorcycles not only fail to offer the structural protection and other safety features of other motor vehicles, but they are must harder for other drivers to see because of their relatively diminutive size. Although data indicates that motorcycle driver inexperience contributes to many Columbus motorcycle accidents, this is partly because the design of motorcycles makes them extremely unstable so that there is virtually no margin for error when motorcyclists must engage in sudden braking or hard steering maneuvers. A few common causes of motorcycle accidents in Columbus include:

  • Accidents caused by drivers that do not see motorcycles because they fail to check blind spots or engage in distracting activities.
  • Collisions with drunk drivers
  • Lane change collisions where drivers fail to check for the presence of motorcycles
  • Obstructions, pavement defects and other roadway hazards
  • Rear end collisions with motorcycles by speeding or inattentive drivers
  • Left turn motorcycle accidents by distracted or inattentive motorists
  • Defective bikes that malfunction resulting in loss of control or impaired braking ability

While most Columbus motorcycle accidents pose a risk of serious injuries, riders not wearing a motorcycle helmet are particularly at risk. Although state law requires all motorcyclists to wear helmets, some Columbus motorcycle riders do not comply with the mandatory helmet law. This can be a tragic and fatal decision because forty percent of those who die in motorcycle accidents are not wearing helmets. Those who survive a motorcycle accident when not wearing a motorcycle helmet often suffer devastating head injuries that permanently impair mental functioning, mobility and sensation. Our Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys understand that these types of severe head injuries can prevent an accident victim from engaging in one’s occupation, taking care of one’s family or even taking responsibility for one’s one basic daily needs.

If you are involved in a Columbus motorcycle accident when you are not wearing a helmet, it may also be more difficult to recover the full measure of compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies frequently argue that the injury victim caused or contributed to a motorcycle collision to shift responsibility for the collision to the motorcycle rider at least to some degree. If you suffer a serious head injury in a Columbus motorcycle accident, your recovery may be reduced because the head injuries may be determined to be partially caused by your failure to wear a helmet.

Our Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys recognize the difficulties faced by motorcycle accident victims and their families. Our team is committed to handling the insurance complications and legal issues for our motorcycle accident clients so that they can focus on healing and rehabilitation. We have successfully obtained financial compensation for motorcycle accident victims that have suffered a wide array of injuries including but not limited to the following: 

  • Head injuries often resulting in traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractures and crushed bones
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia caused by damage to the spinal cord
  • Road rash and disfigurement
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Wrongful death

If an inattentive, indifferent or otherwise careless driver causes you to be involved in a motorcycle accident, our Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates may be able to seek various kinds of damages including: (1) lost salary, earnings or wages; (2) costs associated with hospitalization, treatment, medication and rehabilitation; (3) diminished future income because of partial or total disability; (4) pain and suffering; (5) emotional distress; (6) impaired enjoyment of life; (7) property damage; (8) diminished spousal companionship or services; and (8) punitive damages to punish particularly reckless conduct. Our experienced Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to seeking the best possible recovery for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your motorcycle accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Auto Accident Attorneys

Our experienced Columbus auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that a serious car accident can be an enormous disruption in an injury victim’s life. When you are involved in a serious car accident, it may result in debilitating injuries and pain as well as enormous emotional pressure which may be intensified by staggering hospitalization or medical expenses. The financial obstacles created by costly medical expenses can become extremely daunting if it is accompanied by a prolonged period of disability from employment. When coping with these hardships and trying to recover from your injuries, the process of dealing with insurance adjusters and legal issues may simply be unmanageable without sound legal advice and effective legal representation. Montlick and Associates has been committed to seeking the best possible outcome for Columbus car accident victims since 1984.

Common Types of Columbus Car Accidents

Any type of motor vehicle collision exacts a massive amount of force on the human body regardless of whether the vehicle that collides with your car is a passenger vehicle, 15-passenger van, SUV or 18 wheel big-rigs. All drivers have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing a Columbus car accident that may result in injury or the tragic death of others with whom a driver shares the road. This duty includes such practices as obeying the rules of the road, paying attention when driving or abstaining from driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Manufacturers of cars and other motor vehicles have implemented many safety improvements over the last decade including a higher number of air bags and crash avoidance systems, but car accidents still result in hundreds of thousands of injuries per year and approximately 30,000 deaths.

Most Columbus car accident claims are based on negligent or reckless conduct by a driver although some car accidents are caused by defective vehicles or roadways. Negligent conduct in a driving context is essentially failing to take reasonable care to avoid causing a car accident and may include things like speeding, following to close or running a stoplight. When a driver’s behavior is so unsafe as to exhibit a conscious disregard for the safety of others, one’s driving may rise to the level of recklessness. This type of driving may include conduct like street racing, driving while under the influence of alcohol or weaving through traffic at extremely high rates of speed. If the conduct of a driver demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of others, you may even be able to seek punitive damages which are designed to punish such inappropriate driving practices and discourage such practices in the future.

Our experienced Columbus car accident attorneys have handled a wide range of motor vehicle accident claims during our many years representing Columbus injury victims, but some of the types of Columbus car accidents that we handle include:

  • Passenger vehicle collisions
  • Head on crashes
  • Intersection accidents
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • SUV rollover crashes
  • Bus accidents
  • Freeway accidents
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Multi-car chain reaction crashes
  • Run off the road accidents
  • Parking lot or driveway backup accidents
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Bicycle accidents
  • T-bone collisions

Columbus Car Accidents May Be Caused by Many Types of Unsafe Conduct

These are just a few of the types of car accidents that our Columbus car accident attorneys are qualified to handle on behalf of Columbus car accident victims. There are many types of negligence that may be the basis for liability in a Columbus car accident settlement or lawsuit including:

  • DUI/DWI involving drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to comply with traffic laws
  • Running lights and stop signs
  • Motorist who do not adapt their driving practices in bad weather
  • Poorly maintained or designed roadways
  • Vehicles that are not properly maintained or have defects
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Drivers who are distracted because they try to multi-task while driving
  • Aggressive driving like tailgating

Our experienced Columbus car accident attorneys are dedicated to delivering the high quality legal services of a large law firm with the personalized attention provided by a small boutique law firm. We have successfully helped our clients obtain millions in compensation from those who through negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct cause avoidable injuries to our clients. We are committed to the proposition that the practice of law is a service oriented industry and understand the importance of keeping our clients updated on their cases and returning calls and emails on a reasonably prompt basis. The Columbus car accident lawyers at our firm know that our clients are also valued members of the community that we serve so we represent our clients with commitment, passion and dignity. Our attorneys strive to provide appropriate investigation of the facts, knowledge of the law, carefully prepared legal work product and effective advocacy in settlement negotiations or litigation.

Striving to Obtain the Compensation Our Clients Need

Serious Columbus car accidents often result in permanent debilitating injuries. At Montlick and Associates, we handle car accidents that range from soft tissue and whiplash injuries to devastating spinal cord injuries and brain damage. Our Columbus car accident lawyers can effectively represent clients that have suffered a broad range of injuries including but not limited to the following

  • Spinal cord injuries causing paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Amputation of arms or legs
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Wrongful death

If you are involved in a Columbus car crash and suffer serious injury, you may be faced with the dilemma of high medical bills but lack the income to pay for the cost of treatment. Serious injuries in a Columbus car accident can result in hospital and treatment costs that can be in the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our experienced Columbus car accident lawyers offer a free consultation so that we can determine the viability, estimated value and available damages of your Columbus car accident claim. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your auto collision claim, we may be able to seek damages for a broad spectrum of economic and non-economic loss including:

  • Property damage (i.e. vehicle repair)
  • Costs of hospitalization, treatment and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and future lost income due to disability
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Impact on marital relationship and quality of life
  • Costs associated with burial & funeral in wrongful death cases
  • Punitive damages (some cases involving reckless conduct)
  • Compensation for other forms of provable loss

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Columbus car accident, our experienced Columbus car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus car accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Columbus Personal Injury Lawyers

Over 30 Years of Experience

Since our law firm was founded in 1984, we have been dedicated to delivering exceptional legal representation to accident victims and those injured by intentional misconduct. Our experienced team of attorneys and staff are committed to providing effective legal representation, timely responses to client inquiries and an awareness of the challenges our clients face when they are hurt or lose someone they love. Our Columbus personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that our clients may be coping with physical pain, extreme stress and economic hardships.

The Columbus personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates are dedicated to representing our clients with dignity, compassion and diligence whether we are pursuing a Columbus personal injury settlement or judgment. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients since we were founded nearly three decades ago. Our experienced Columbus personal injury attorneys are qualified to provide effective legal representation in a wide range of personal injury claims including the following:

Columbus Truck Accidents: Few motor vehicle accidents cause the same high degree of devastation and injury as a commercial trucking collision. The enormous risk of permanent life altering-injuries is a product of the overwhelming weight of these vehicles. The Columbus trucking accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand the complex matrix of regulations that often are a critical basis for imposing liability in a Columbus trucking accident. When trucking companies and drivers choose to exceed hours of service regulations, disregard required inspections and maintenance or fail to screen drivers to determine they are fit for service, the Columbus tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand how to conduct an investigation to uncover such violation of Columbus trucking regulations.

Columbus Auto Accidents: Our experienced Columbus auto accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have handled a broad spectrum of Columbus car crashes including those involving distracted drivers, intoxicated drivers or other drivers who disregard safe driving practices. Whether you are involved in a collision with a passenger car, commercial big-rig, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian, our law firm has successfully represented others involved in similar Columbus auto accidents. We understand the stress and frustration of dealing with insurance companies and legal claims and we try to ease these burdens for our clients.

Columbus Motorcycle Accidents: Many people are injured in Columbus motorcycle accidents because of their lack of stability and lack of safety equipment to protect riders in collisions. Motorcycles are also extremely unforgiving if a motorcyclist must employ sudden evasive maneuvers to avoid a Columbus motorcycle collision. This combination of features makes motorcycle enthusiasts particularly susceptible to severe injuries and fatalities. Our Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers recognize that the types of severe injuries that are common in motorcycle collisions can impose enormous hardships. Our Columbus motorcycle law firm has successfully represented many motorcycle accident victims in seeking fair compensation for their injuries.

Columbus Dog Bite/Attack Claims: If you are attacked by a dog that has a past pattern for aggressive behavior or that has not been properly controlled on a leash or enclosure, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Dog attacks often result in long-term psychological and physical challenges including the need for plastic surgery to repair disfigurement caused by dog mauling injuries. If a dog has a past pattern for aggressive behavior that the owner should know about, the owner may be strictly liable for injuries depending on the circumstances of the case. Where there is no evidence of past aggressive behavior by a dog, liability may be based on violations of leash ordinances or negligence by the owner. Our Columbus dog attack attorneys may use any of these legal strategies when representing a Columbus dog attack victim.

Columbus Wrongful Death Claims: The loss of a loved one because of negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of a third party can cause enormous grief and economic challenges. A wrongful death action that arises out of a Columbus accident or criminal act can be financially devastating to a family particularly if the person who dies is the family breadwinner. Columbus wrongful death cases often are based on motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and criminal attacks as well as many other types of dangerous conduct. Our Columbus wrongful death legal team understands the enormous challenges that face those who prematurely lose a loved one.

Columbus Elder and Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse: With the average age of the U.S. population rising rapidly, a growing number of seniors are dependent on nursing homes for their care and daily needs. Some Columbus nursing homes utilize cost-cutting measures that put elderly residents at-risk of being injured by unsafe conditions, sub-standard care or caregiver abuse. Columbus nursing homes may fail to adequately screen or train their staff or may understaff a nursing home creating a dangerous environment for elderly residents. Elder abuse in Columbus nursing homes may be based on chronic neglect, physical and sexual assault or financial abuse. If your vulnerable loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect in a Columbus nursing home, our experienced Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys may be able to help.

Columbus Premises Liability: Our Columbus premises liability attorneys have handled many accidents involving injuries on the premises of others since our firm was founded in 1984. Premises liability law is designed to compensate those injured by unsafe conditions on the premises of other. The scope of the duty of a property owner to make their premises safe or to warn visitors of hidden hazards depends on the way the property is being used, your reason for being on the property, the nature of the hazard and a number of other factors. Our Columbus premises liability lawyers are dedicated to holding property owners accountable when they fail to take reasonable measures to protect those who come on their property from harm.

Columbus Construction Injuries: Anyone that has worked on a construction site understands that they can be a chaotic environment filled with potential hazards. The construction industry disproportionately experiences a high rate of permanent injuries and worksite fatalities. Our experienced Columbus construction site accident attorneys know that there are many hazards that can cause a construction accident including heavy machinery, falls from elevations, electrocution/explosion hazards, excavation/trench collapse accidents and many others. Full compensation in a construction case may involve finding third parties who contribute to an accident because recovery against an employer is generally limited to workers’ compensation benefits. Our Columbus construction injury lawyers generally investigate to identify all potential parties that may share liability to maximize the recovery for our clients.

Columbus Slip, Trip and Falls: When you are visiting a Columbus business, you presume that the owner will take reasonable care to eliminate hazards that may cause injury to customers. Whether you are visiting a department store, supermarket, restaurant or other business, it is unlikely you expect to slip on a wet floor or trip over a broken step. Unfortunately, many people are injured by the failure of a property owner to warn of hidden hazards or to take remedial measures. Slip, trip and fall accidents in Columbus may result in serious injuries that mean substantial medical bills, time off work and prolonged physical pain. Our Columbus slip, trip and fall attorneys are committed to seeking fair compensation for those injured by business owners who fail to make their premises safe for customers.

Columbus Workers' Compensation: Employees have a right to expect that they will be provided with a safe work environment. This right is reinforced by OSHA regulations and other state and federal safety standards. Sometimes employers fail to abide by these safety standards while other times injuries occur despite the best efforts of an employer and employees to avoid accidents. The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide a fast efficient no-fault basis for Columbus employees to be compensated for their injuries. While the workers’ compensation system does not require you to prove fault by your employer, there are many procedural and substantive legal obstacles that must be successfully navigated. Our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to seek a variety of workers’ compensation benefits including free health care, partial wage replacement and permanent disability. We may also pursue a personal injury lawsuit against third parties that share fault in causing an accident to seek the maximum compensation for our clients.

Columbus Product Liability Claims (Dangerous Products): When consumers purchase products in Columbus, Georgia stores, they generally presume that the product will not cause injury or wrongful death provided it is used as intended. This confidence may be misplaced because an increasing number of products on the shelves of stores in the U.S. are manufactured in countries like China that lack our safety and quality control standards. If you are injured by a defective product that is manufactured in China but imported and marketed by a U.S. company, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer, importer, distributor, retailer or anyone else in the production and distribution chain. There are a number of types of defects that may appear in products including those that are inherent in the design of the product and those that develop due to problems in the manufacturing process. A manufacturer also may be liable for a failure to warn consumers of potential risks posed by the product. Our experienced Columbus product liability attorneys have provided effective legal representation in cases involving unsafe and defective products to many clients just like you.

Columbus pedestrian accidents: The streets of Columbus and many cities throughout the state often pose substantial dangers to pedestrians including lights that change to quickly, lack of middle islands, long distances between crosswalks and a dearth of sidewalks. This lack of pedestrian traffic safety features can mean a recipe for disaster when distracted, drunk or otherwise careless drivers collide with pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents frequently result in devastating injuries or the tragic death of a love one. The Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and associates aggressively pursue legal claims for our pedestrian accident clients who suffer severe injury. When unsafe road design contributes to a pedestrian accident, our experienced Columbus pedestrian accident lawyers understand the special timing requirements and procedures that are involved in claims against public entities.

Know your legal rights and options! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of another, we invite you to speak to an experienced Columbus personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.

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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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Compassionate Representation For Columbus, Georgia Catastrophic Injury Victims

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, has successfully represented Columbus catastrophic injury victims and their families for over 33 years. Montlick & Associates' legal team combines knowledge, dedication, and experience with compassion to provide our catastrophic injury clients with high-quality legal representation. The Columbus catastrophic injury lawyers at Montlick & Associates treat each case as if it was our own.  We pride ourselves on delivering justice for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries.


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