Covington Personal Injury Attorneys
Our Covington personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been taking on large corporations, big insurance companies, government entities, and private individuals that through lack of consideration or concern for the safety of others cause serious injuries and wrongful death. There are many forms of dangerous conduct that can cause devastating accidents resulting in life-changing injuries. Our experienced Covington personal injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury accident claims, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims, medical malpractice claims, workers' compensation claims, construction accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, product defect claims and the full spectrum of personal injury cases.
Our Covington personal injury law firm is founded on the principle that those who are exposed to avoidable injuries caused by intentional, careless or reckless misconduct should be compensated for their loss. We also recognize that imposing civil liability on wrongful actors is the best way to shape future behavior to prevent other innocent parties from being harmed in the future. The civil liability system is a supplemental means of punishing those who commit misconduct and obtaining justice for victims of such misconduct. Because of our long tenure representing those who have suffered catastrophic, life-changing injuries and wrongful death, our experienced Covington personal injury lawyers are qualified to handle all types of personal injury cases including:
Covington Car Accident Claims (Motor Vehicle Collisions): There are millions of people injured and tens of thousands of people that die annually in motor vehicle accidents. Tragically, most of these car accidents could be avoided if drivers abstained from unsafe driving practices. There are 1,200 people injured and another 15 people who die on a daily basis in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol-impaired drivers also continue to cause an enormous number of preventable fatalities, including 28 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents, 23 percent of fatal collisions involving passenger cars, and 22 percent of fatalities involving pickup trucks. Many times drivers exceed the speed limit while alcohol-impaired or distracted, making the risk of collision extremely high. Our experienced Covington car accident attorneys have been providing legal representation in all manner of motor vehicle accident claims since 1984, including the following: Passenger vehicle crashes, collisions involving commercial trucks (i.e. semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers), motorcycle wrecks, bicycle collisions with motor vehicles, drunken driving accidents, cell phone-related accidents, and pedestrians run down by motor vehicles. Our experienced Covington auto accident attorneys aggressively seek the financial compensation car accident injury victims need to overcome their injuries and get their lives back on course.
Covington Dog Bite Claims: It is estimated that dog bites account for as many as a third of all injury claims made against homeowner’s insurance policies. While even good dogs bite, dog owners are typically held accountable for dog attacks when dog owners have reason to know that their dog has violent propensities. While this is sometimes referred to as the “one bite rule,” this name is a misnomer because there is no truth to the notion that a dog gets one free bite. The dog only needs to have exhibited aggressive behavior in the past, such as lunging, charging, attempting to bite or other vicious behavior. Dog owners also may face a dog bite claim if they fail to comply with an ordinance prohibiting dogs from running at large. Dog attacks often result in serious physical disfigurement, broken bones, and other forms of serious injury. If you or someone close to you is the victim of a vicious dog attack, our experienced Covington dog attack lawyers carefully investigate our clients’ dog bite cases to develop the best legal theory for imposing liability and obtaining the financial compensation that our clients are entitled to receive.
Covington Wrongful Death Claims: Wrongful death claims are particularly difficult because there is no way we can truly obtain compensation for the loss our clients have experienced. There is simply no way to compensate a parent for the loss of a child or a spouse for the loss of their marital partner. We know that money cannot heal your emotional pain, but it can address the financial challenges that sometimes interfere with your grief and recovery. When a child loses a parent or a spouse loses their husband or wife, the loss of financial support can radically affect the future of family members that are left behind. Our Covington wrongful death attorneys seek compensation for the losses to the decedent’s estate, as well as compensation for the personal losses suffered by close family members to provide for the financial security of surviving loved ones.
Covington Workers' Compensation Claims: Most employees that suffer serious workplace injuries never anticipate being injured in the scope of their employment. When serious injuries occur, it may mean that you are unable to work for an extended period. The Georgia workers' compensation system provides specific benefits to employees injured in the workplace or while performing functions that benefit one’s employer, including free medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, and payments for permanent disability. When an employee has a workers' compensation claim, it is somewhat of a good news and bad new scenario. The good news is that virtually all workplace injuries or occupational illnesses will justify workers' compensation benefits. There is no requirement that you prove fault or negligence by your employer nor does it matter in most cases whether your own negligence has contributed to your injuries. While there are narrow exceptions if you are injured because you are impaired by drugs or alcohol or intentionally cause injury to your person, generally most injuries will be covered under your employer’s workers' compensation insurance coverage. The bad news is that many forms of compensation available in a personal injury action are not recoverable, such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, mental anguish, diminished quality of life and punitive damages. These damages are often the most substantial portion of the damages received in a personal injury claim. Our experienced Covington workers' compensation attorneys carefully analyze the facts and circumstances surrounding our clients’ cases so that we can determine if it is possible to file a personal injury action against a third party along with our client’s claim for workers' compensation benefits.
Covington Premises Liability Claims: When you are injured on the property of another, the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries can be complicated. While seeking compensation from a business for a hazardous condition like a spilled liquid on the floor, broken steps or other hazards, it will be necessary to conduct an investigation to determine whether the business owner has breached his or her duty of care. If you suffer injury on residential property, obtaining compensation may be much more difficult. There are many types of premises liability claims that our experienced Covington premises liability lawyers are qualified to handle, including negligent security cases, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, swimming pool accidents and more. If you are injured on the premises of another, we offer a free consultation so that we can advise you of your options.
Covington Defective Products: If you are injured by a product that is defectively designed and/or manufactured or inherently dangerous and without adequate warnings, you may be protected by product liability law. Product liability law is designed to shift the burden to companies that produce and sell products to take adequate precautions to ensure their products will not cause injury to consumers. There are many defective products that may cause injury to innocent consumers, including motor vehicles, drugs, medical products, children’s products, consumer electronics, appliances, and more. If a defective product injures you or a loved one, you should keep all packaging and contact our experienced Covington product liability attorneys for a free case evaluation.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Covington personal injury lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Covington personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.