Coweta County 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.


Coweta County Construction Accidents

Advocating for Construction Project Injury Victims – Coweta County Construction Accident Lawyers

Accidents can happen in virtually any occupation and at any jobsite, but the construction industry is consistently ranked as an industry with one of the highest number of severe injuries and fatalities. Accidents on construction sites, including motor vehicle collisions, heavy equipment accidents, trench collapse accidents, electrocution from high voltage lines and other building trade mishaps result in approximately 150,000 construction injuries per year.

Montlick and Associates was established nearly thirty years ago, and our attorneys have proven success handling Coweta County construction accidents. We have been assisting those who have been injured on-the-job at construction sites in Coweta County and throughout Georgia since 1984. Our compassionate and experienced Coweta County construction injury lawyers understand the importance of maximizing the compensation we obtain for our clients because many times it is impossible to return to the same type of work. Permanent disability suffered by someone in the construction trades, such as a roofer, drywall installer, heavy machinery operator, electrician, framer or welder can impose intense financial hardships on the injury victim and the victim’s family. This is why our Coweta County construction accident lawyers work very closely with construction industry experts to investigate the construction accident and develop a litigation strategy for our clients.

The process of pursuing a legal claim for injuries suffered on a construction project is complicated by the many entities involved in a construction project, the changing accident scene and limitations posed by the workers' compensation system. One of the major problems is that construction sites change and evolve rapidly, and therefore, the preservation of critical evidence must happen immediately or it will be irrevocably lost.

Another aspect of accidents on building sites that complicate personal injury claims involves the relationships between the many entities present like contractors, subcontractors, owners and suppliers that may be poorly defined. Many construction workers are independent contractors so they are not eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, some relationships between companies and those that perform labor on construction sites are nominally labeled as independent contractor relationships but they are really disguised employment relationships. We may look behind a company’s characterization to establish that an employment relationship exists.

When someone is injured on a construction site that legitimately is an independent contractor, we investigate the factors that contributed to the construction accident to identify a third party that may be liable for injuries or wrongful death. While the workers' compensation system provides the exclusive remedy against an employer for occupational injuries and illnesses, it is not a bar to personal injury claims against third parties like general contractors, project owners, sub-contractors, equipment manufacturers, operators of heavy equipment and other responsible parties.

Even when an injured construction employee has a valid workers' compensation claim against an employer, the available financial recovery from workers' compensation benefits usually is far more limited than a personal injury claim. While workers' compensation benefits may include medical care, temporary disability payments and compensation for any degree of permanent disability from employment, there are many other forms of personal injury compensation that are unavailable. Because our Coweta County construction accident lawyers often pursue a personal injury settlement while guiding our clients through the workers' compensation claim process, we may also recover monetary recovery for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, loss of consortium, mental anguish and even punitive damage under certain circumstances.

When you seek workers' compensation benefits, you are not required to show that your employer was negligent. However, a personal injury claim generally will involve establishing negligent conduct by the third party against whom a personal injury lawsuit is filed. If a responsible third party is the manufacturer of a tool, motor vehicle or piece of heavy equipment like a bulldozer, excavator, crane or other construction equipment, the manufacturer may also be liable without a need to establish negligence.

The Coweta County construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have the experience and expertise to effectively investigate and evaluate a construction accident, obtain witness statements and review safety reports to develop a compelling legal claim for our clients. Some of the types of construction accidents that our attorneys handle include:

  • Dangerous falls
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical exposures
  • Accidents involving confined spaces
  • Excavation accidents such as trench collapses
  • Injuries caused by negligent or inexperienced laborers
  • Poorly maintained or defective heavy machinery
  • Injuries caused by explosives
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents

Construction accidents in Coweta County may result in debilitating injures like brain injuries, injuries to the spine, injuries to internal organs, and broken bones. Many construction accidents also result in wrongful death so that surviving family members need financial resources to preserve their quality of life and provide for their future.

If you are injured in a construction accident, we invite you to let our experienced Coweta County construction accident attorneys work diligently to maximize your recovery and to inform you of your rights. Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured on a construction project, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Coweta County construction 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 www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Coweta County Car Accident Lawyers

Although vehicle manufacturers have made strides to reduce the frequency and severity of car accidents, collisions involving all forms of motor vehicles continue to derail the lives of many in Coweta County and the surrounding areas of Georgia. The number of vehicles traveling the nation's roadways continues to rise faster than infrastructure improvements.

Based on data from the Department of Transportation, there were 65 million U.S. workers in 1960, and only one in seven had to commute outside of the community in which they lived. There are currently over 160 million workers, and one in four workers must commute. Coweta County residents who commute to work in the greater Atlanta metro area often sacrifice as much as two hours of each workday navigating traffic congestion. These commutes place motorists at risk from drunk, speeding or distracted drivers and other motorists that disregard the potential for life-altering auto collisions. Our many months of poor weather only accentuate these dangers.

Being involved in an automobile accident is always upsetting, but a collision can turn your life upside down if you suffer serious injury. The financial hardships, legal complexities and insurance hassles that flow from a traffic collision can promote intense feelings of anxiety about the future while you are trying to recover from your injuries. Our Coweta County car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates has provided effective legal assistance in overcoming these hardships since 1984.

Legal Implications of Negligent Behavior

Six million automobile accidents occur in the United States annually, and over 30,000 Americans tragically die because of collisions involving motor vehicles each year. The ones who are lucky enough to survive serious vehicle crashes often experience severe injuries, which may cause permanent disability, impaired mental functioning and/or loss of mobility. While defensive driving skills may help you avoid an accident, this may not be enough when other drivers fail to comply with traffic safety laws and prudent driving practices.

If you are involved in an auto accident in the Coweta County area, it is important to determine what caused the accident. While most car accidents are caused by some form of negligence, there are many types of negligent conduct and multiple parties that may cause a car crash. The term "negligence" simply means that a party has not exercised reasonable care to avoid causing a collision resulting in injuries or wrongful death. Drivers, vehicle manufacturers, and public entities, motor vehicle owners and other parties may engage in unsafe conduct that causes a car accident in Coweta County. Two of the most common examples of negligence by drivers are texting or driving while intoxicated. These types of unsafe driving, along with other traffic violations, such as running stop signs and speeding, may provide a basis for liability if they cause a car crash.

Forms of Negligent Conduct Causing Coweta County Auto Collisions

The following are some of the most common ways accidents occur in the Coweta County area:

  • Collisions caused by truck drivers experiencing fatigue
  • Drivers who are intoxicated
  • Tire blowouts that cause vans and SUVs to roll over
  • Automobile drivers ignoring or overlooking bicyclists or pedestrians
  • Drivers not exercising caution in construction zones
  • Accidents caused by speeding drivers
  • Accidents caused by drivers who do not check behind a vehicle when backing up
  • Collisions caused by drivers who change lanes without checking blind spots or using a signal
  • Collisions that occur because of motorists ignoring road signs
  • Accidents caused by drivers who are sleepy or not fully aware
  • Accidents that occur because of people following too closely
  • Collisions caused by aggressive driving or traffic safety violations

If you have been in a Coweta County car accident and have suffered injuries, such as fractures, back injuries, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, severe burns, head injuries, brain injuries, dislocations, loss of extremities, whiplash or other severe forms of injury, you may be entitled to compensation. During the 30 years we have handled car accident cases in Coweta County, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our experienced car accident attorneys may be able to help you with your case and advise you of your rights in such cases.

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the negligence, intentional misconduct, or recklessness of a third party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Coweta County car 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 www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Coweta County Personal Injury Attorneys

The Coweta County personal injury attorneys of Montlick and Associates was founded in 1984 to stand up for victims of negligent, reckless and intentional misconduct of others. Our Coweta County personal injury attorneys have spent nearly three decades advocating for the financial recovery of victims involved in car accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, jobsite injuries and many other types of other accidents and criminal acts.

When you have been injured because a retail store has not been maintained in a safe condition, a trucking company declined to adequately train their drivers or a motorist elected to drive while intoxicated, you may be overwhelmed by intense pain and emotional anguish. When personal injury victims are struggling with these challenges, the burden of confronting insurance companies and legal obstacles can be extremely difficult. Our Coweta County personal injury lawyers are committed to representing those who have had their lives derailed by a serious accident or violent crime. Because of our extensive experience, we handle a broad range of personal injury claims including:

Accidents Involving Motor Vehicles in Coweta County: It is a tragic reality that many people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each and every day. Many Coweta County car accident victims suffer needlessly because drivers disregard traffic safety laws, drive under-the-influence of alcohol or drugs, engage in the use of a mobile phone or otherwise ignore basic traffic safety. These unsafe forms of driving all too often result in life-changing injuries and wrongful death. Our experienced Coweta County personal injury lawyers handle a broad spectrum of motor vehicle collisions, including drunk driving accidents, distracted driving accidents, head-on impact collisions, SUV rollovers, motorcycle accidents, T-bone intersection crashes, rear impact collisions, bicycle-car collisions, speed-related crashes, pedestrian accidents and other types of vehicle crashes.

Tractor-Trailer Collisions in Coweta County: When 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other large commercial trucks are involved in accidents, permanent damage or death frequently is the result. These types of dangerous collisions often require hospitalization and medical treatments that are very expensive and physically demanding, and yet many victims of accidents like these are never compensated because trucking companies have extensive litigation resources, teams of investigators and experienced insurance defense attorneys. Those that suffer severe injury or the loss of a loved one in a devastating tractor-trailer accident should seek an experienced Coweta trucking accident attorney immediately. Time is of the essence in retaining legal advice and representation so that prompt action can be taken to preserve vitally important evidence.

Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect in Coweta County: There is nothing sadder than seeing our vulnerable loved ones suffer abuse, neglect and other forms of mistreatment. Unfortunately, the exploitation and mistreatment of elderly residents in nursing homes and similar residential care facilities for seniors occur far too often. Physical assaults, emotional abuse, dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors, and financial exploitation are just a few examples of the abuses that occur in Coweta County nursing care facilities. Many times these forms of maltreatment are hidden, but our Coweta County nursing home abuse attorneys may use the discovery process, private investigators, review of inspection reports by public agencies and other strategies to obtain the evidence needed to prove the liability of a nursing home facility.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Coweta County: Many people suffer debilitating injuries because of department stores, chain grocery stores, college campuses, convenience stores and other businesses that do not properly remedy hazardous conditions on their premises which can cause people to slip and fall or can cause a tripping accident. Examples of conditions that can lead to serious falls include wet floors, untreated ice, broken sidewalks, and improper lighting. While a commercial, residential and public owner of property may be liable for injuries suffered in a fall, our experienced Coweta County slip and fall attorneys understand how to gather the evidence necessary to prove claims based on falls, which insurance providers often tenaciously oppose.

Wrongful Death Cases in Coweta County: Sometimes the misconduct or willful negligence of a third party leads to the tragic death of a loved one. Wrongful death legal claims may originate from a broad range of unsafe or even illegal actions, including auto accidents that stem from a driver's negligence, construction accidents caused by a hazardous worksite or assaults due to inadequate security. Our Coweta County wrongful death attorneys understand the profound sense of loss experienced by families who suddenly lose a loved one.

Construction Accidents in Coweta County (Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Claims): Construction sites are typically riddled with dangerous hazards, such as toxic chemicals, flimsy scaffolds, heavy machinery and exposed electrical wires. Sadly, many of these accidents could be prevented with proper implementation of OSHA and other safety rules. Those who suffer bodily harm on a construction site may qualify for workers' compensation benefits as well as compensation from negligent third parties. Our experienced Coweta construction accident lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to navigate the workers' compensation process and pursue a personal injury claim when appropriate.

Dog Bites in Coweta County: Many times pet owners neglect to keep violent dogs restrained properly. When dogs are not properly controlled on a leash or fenced in a yard, unsuspecting visitors or those passing by may be the victim of a vicious canine attack. Typically, those who suffer the most disfiguring and debilitating injuries caused by dogs with aggressive propensities are small children and infants. The law provides multiple avenues of recovery to those injured by dogs that have a vicious propensity or that are not properly restrained. A dog owner also may be liable for other forms of negligence, which might include leaving a dog unattended in the proximity of a young child or failing to close a backyard gate.

Defective Product Claims in Coweta County: Companies are expected to provide safe merchandise that is free of defects that may cause injury. When products are not designed with consumer safety in mind or subjected to appropriate quality control testing, those who use pharmaceuticals with undisclosed harmful side effects, motor vehicles with defective airbags and portable electronic devices that pose a risk of fire or electrocution can cause permanent serious injury.

Know your legal rights! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of a third party, we invite you to speak to an experienced Coweta County 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 may 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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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.