Cumming 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.


Cumming Personal Injury Attorneys

The Cumming personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have the practical knowledge, expertise, and experience built on nearly three decades of advocating for personal injury victims. When pursuing a personal injury claim in Cumming, you may have to take on a wide array of entities, such as insurance companies, large corporations, government agencies, and private organizations that may attempt to undermine your personal injury case. Cumming personal injury attorneys protect the safety of your family and loved ones by holding careless and inattentive parties accountable for their misconduct.

Careless or intentional misconduct by third parties can often have severe, long-term, and even permanent negative impact on a personal injury victim’s life. Life-altering injuries require proven experience from your legal advocate in order to contend with insurance carriers willing to invest significant resources in evading financial liability for paying your claim. Our professional Cumming personal injury attorneys aggressively manage all types of personal injury accident claims, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice claims, workers' compensation claims, construction accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, product defect claims and more.

While some forms of misconduct are punishable by criminal sanctions, many serious cases of wrong-doing that cause severe injuries and intense pain may only be punishable by the threat of civil liability against the party whose irresponsible or criminal conduct causes injury. In these circumstances, our seasoned Cumming personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates investigate our clients’ claims so that we can determine the basis for imposing culpability on the defendant. Our Cumming personal injury lawyers have successfully represented thousands of Georgia residents in civil liability cases. We are qualified to address a number of personal injury claims, including but not limited to the following:

Car Accident Injury Claims or Motor Vehicular Collisions: Our Cumming auto accident attorneys recognize the disruptive influence that a motor vehicle collision can have on a car crash victim and his or her family. Motor vehicles are inherently dangerous for a variety of reasons. Many drivers routinely engage in dangerous behavior, such as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, unsafe speed and much more. When a driver chooses to drive while impaired by illegal drugs or alcohol, the driver may be limited by impaired visual and auditory acuity, unrealistically inflated confidence, and reduced reaction time. Cumming personal injury attorneys recognize the value of taking prompt action, including conducting medical diagnostic screening, avoiding inadvertent damaging disclosures, and complying with procedural deadlines to avoid harming your car collision legal claim.

Cumming Dog Attacks: Far too often, the Cumming personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have seen the serious consequences of an aggressive dog attack. Many people assume that a dog attack is not the type of incident that typically results in significant injury or that merits substantial financial recovery. However, serious dog attacks are one of the most common claims against homeowners’ insurance policies; these dangerous attacks send many people to hospital emergency rooms each year. A victim, or his or her family, may be hesitant to pursue compensation. The animal is often a neighbor’s pet that is both known and loved by the victim. However, animals are unpredictable so the law places a substantial obligation on dog owners to protect others from injury, particularly if the owner has a reason to know the dog can be dangerous. A significant number of dog attacks result in long-term psychological impairment and/or permanent physical injury. Long-term medical care and surgery may be required. Our knowledgeable Cumming dog attack attorneys can assess your case and advise you of your legal options.

Cumming Wrongful Death Compensation: The Cumming personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates know that the most devastating cases of negligent or intentional misconduct are those that result in wrongful death. Unfortunately, incidents involving wrongful death are not uncommon in the U.S. Impaired drivers, unsafe conditions at work sites, unsafe products and other careless or purposeful misconduct can cause a wrongful death. It is hardly surprising that extreme emotional bereavement may cloud a survivor’s judgment and make it difficult to focus on matters like legal procedures and insurance issues. Our seasoned Cumming wrongful death attorneys may be able to seek a variety of damages, including pain and suffering of the victim prior to death, the decedent’s lost wages as well as lost inheritance of surviving family members, burial/funeral costs, medical costs, and compensation for other forms of loss. A wrongful death is the most serious of tragedies. Our compassionate Cumming wrongful death attorneys are available to help victims through the process of obtaining the financial recovery necessary to ease the financial hardship that accompanies the loss of a loved one.

Cumming Workers' Compensation: Our Cumming workers' compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates realize a workers' compensation case can be perilous for a victim without representation. When work-related injuries have debilitating and long-term effects, the victim may need to cope with medical treatment, disruption in wages, and long-term disability. We know that the value of many workers' compensation claims are compromised by employers that direct patients to industrial medical clinics that are closely linked financially to employers. Many times doctors that have a financial interest in referrals from an employer or workers' compensation carrier will certify that you are ready to return to work prematurely or deny that you have any long-term disability. Our experienced team of Cumming workers' compensation lawyers protect our clients’ interests in the face of such tactics.

Cumming Premises Liability Cases: While many injury victims erroneously assume that slip and fall accidents and other accidents on the premises of others are simple cases, premises liability claims can be complex because the standard of care that is appropriate is affected by many factors. A property owner generally has a responsibility to keep his or her land or property safe for guests, but the precise nature of this duty varies depending on the specific facts of the case. Hazards that commonly form the basis of a premises liability claim include broken steps, construction site dangers, unlocked gates around pools, unsecured animals and a lack of warnings of potential hazards. The presence of unsafe or unmarked dangerous manmade conditions may cause a serious injury or even a wrongful death. Although the law is less accommodating to social guests than those visiting for business purposes, property owners still have a responsibility to protect visitors on the premises for social purposes. A property owner may even be liable for injuries to a trespassing child harmed by an attractive nuisance. For instance, a Koi fishpond may attract neighborhood children that lack the experience and judgment to fully appreciate the risk of falling in and drowning. Premises liability cases encompass slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, physical assaults resulting from lack of security, and many other types of injuries incurred on the premises of a third party.

Cumming Product Defect Personal Injury Cases: Victims in product defect personal injury cases may experience anxiety, fear, and even anger. The prospect of obtaining restitution for one’s injuries can seem unattainable when taking on a large corporation, such as a major pharmaceutical company that generates billions of dollars in annual profits. Litigation and settlement of these cases can take a lengthy period of time and extensive resources. However, our Cumming personal injury attorneys have decades of experience taking on mega-sized corporations in product liability cases. Product defect cases protect the public by forcing companies to increase quality control measures, take responsibility for injuries they cause, and place consumer safety above short-term profits. Thus, the pursuit of restitution in a defective product case benefits both the victims, by providing compensation, and the public, by creating a financial incentive for companies to protect consumers from their products. No matter what the product: vehicles, medical equipment, children’s toys or pharmaceuticals, our aggressive Cumming product liability attorneys are prepared to take on those who harm consumers with their unsafe products.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Cumming product liability lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Cumming product liability attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Cumming Auto Accident Attorneys

Motor vehicle accidents touch the lives of millions of people each year causing excruciating pain, intense emotional distress, and financial obstacles. While there have been vast improvements in vehicle safety that have reduced the risk of suffering permanent debilitating injuries and wrongful death in a collision caused by a careless or reckless driver, tens of thousands of families each year lose someone they love in a fatal car accident. Many other families have someone close to them suffer paralysis, brain damage, loss of a limb, or other injuries that can devastate one’s life. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Cumming auto accident attorneys understand the hardships that those injured by negligent drivers must endure so we aggressively work to obtain the financial compensation that our clients need to rebuild their lives.

Life-Changing Injuries Caused by Cumming Auto Collisions Despite Safety Improvements

Although the government is spending billions of dollars on road construction, as well as safety planning and maintenance of roads, the alarming rate of car accidents cannot be ignored. While the car accident rate varies between states, Georgia roadways are far from being exceptionally safe. According to accident data, one in every ten drivers in Georgia is involved in a motor vehicle collision. These are not “fender benders” either because one in three of those involved in collisions in Georgia suffers injuries that are classified as major. These major injuries may include broken limbs, traumatic brain injuries, severe trauma to the spinal cord, loss of an extremity, bone crush injuries, punctured lungs, loss of vision or hearing, third degree burns to a substantial percentage of one’s body, and fatalities. These types of injuries can leave a Cumming car accident victim permanently impaired and unable to fully engage in the activities that one participated prior to the accident or to engage in one’s chosen occupation.

If you have suffered this type of devastating harm or loss, our dedicated and compassionate Cumming auto accident attorneys have been providing sound legal advice and successful legal representation to motor vehicle accident victims in Cumming and the surrounding areas since our law firm was founded in 1984. When we are retained to represent an auto collision victim, we take the time to investigate the underlying facts and explain our client’s options and legal rights. We know that many of the clients we see have never worked with an attorney or even seen the inside of a courtroom. Our goal is to explain the process to reduce our clients’ fear and anxiety about the legal process, which can otherwise compound the stress associated with being injured in a Cumming motor vehicle accident.

Causes of Negligence – Basis for Cumming Car Accident Attorneys to File a Legal Claim

Negligence is the basic legal principle at the heart of the majority of car accident claims. While many car accident victims are familiar with this legal term and can even provide examples, most personal injury victims do not understand the precise scope of conduct that the term describes. A basic definition of negligence is the failure to exercise the prudence and care of a reasonable person in similar circumstances that causes foreseeable harm to another. In the context of a Cumming car accident, this may include lack of attention while driving, failure to comply with Georgia traffic safety laws, and engaging in other forms of careless or unsafe driving.

Violations of the Georgia Rules of Road constitute a special case of negligence. The plaintiff in a car accident case has the burden of establishing through admissible evidence that a driver’s conduct did not conform to the standard of a reasonable person. This obligation is eased when it can be established that the other driver committed the violation of a traffic safety law. The legal doctrine of “negligence per se” may be applicable when a driver that causes an accident violates a traffic safety statute. In such a situation, the accident victim only needs to establish that the other driver committed the violation and that the violation caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Because of the important role of traffic safety violations like running red lights, failure to yield, speeding and similar violations, it is important to make sure that when a law enforcement officer interviews you at the scene of the collision you clearly articulate any such violation by the other driver.

There are many types of negligent conduct that may contribute to a serious car accident in Cumming. Though the majority of motor vehicle accidents involve negligence by the other driver, there are other entities, such as public agencies that build roads and motor vehicle manufacturers that build defective vehicles that may also play a substantial role in causing a car accident. Some of the types of negligence we see in the car accident cases that we handle include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Disregarding traffic signals and stop signs
  • Failing to follow at a safe distance
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
  • Reckless driving such as street racing, passing on the shoulder or weaving through traffic
  • Vehicles or components that malfunction because of product defects
  • Roadways that are not safe
  • Driver inattention

What Not To Do When You Are in a Cumming Motor Vehicle Accident

While it is essential to obtain legal representation from a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney, there are actions that you should avoid in the wake of a car accident so that you reduce the risk of compromising your Cumming auto accident claim. Some things to avoid include:

  • Do not discuss the case with anyone other than your attorney. While you may wish to discuss your traumatic experience with friends and family or even post information on a social website, this information may be used against you later by the other driver’s insurance company. Even if you want to tell someone you trust or think that your Facebook page is secure, the insurance company may be able to get access to this information.
  • Do not sign anything provided by the other driver’s insurance company. The other driver’s insurance company may ask you to sign a privacy waiver so that they can access employment, medical, or other information about you. The insurance adjuster may even imply that this is being done because they are trying to put together a settlement offer. The reality is that this is being done so that they can develop evidence that may prevent them from making any offer at all. The best practice is to never sign any document provided by the other driver’s insurance company; rather, you should have the document reviewed by an experienced Cumming personal injury lawyer.
  • Do not provide any statement, recorded or otherwise, to the insurance company of the other party. Insurance adjusters are employed to protect the financial interest of the insurance company so a recorded statement is taken to develop evidence to use against you.

If you have suffered serious injury or you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, our experienced Cumming auto accident lawyers may be able to seek out-of-pocket damages like lost wages, medical expenses, and vehicle damage, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, loss of companionship and society of a spouse, and other forms of financial compensation depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Cumming car accident lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Cumming 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 a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.