Douglas 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.


Atlanta Car Accident Injury Attorney

For nearly 30 years, the Atlanta car accident injury attorney at Montlick & Associates have been providing successful legal representation to those who have suffered as the result of serious auto accidents. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys understand that car accidents can have detrimental and dire consequences for all parties involved in a collision. The pain and suffering that motor vehicle accident victims endure as a result of these crashes can be life-shattering. For those who are injured in an auto accident, a lack of familiarity with the legal system and the daunting task of taking on insurance companies can be overwhelming when added to the physical pain and emotional distress caused by a traffic accident.

Devastating Motor Vehicle Collisions Impact Those from All Walks of Life

Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for nearly 33,000 deaths annually. Although the automobile industry continues to promote new safety feature for motor vehicles, they remain dangerous but indispensable. Any type of driver may be found behind the wheel: a teenager, an adult, a senior citizen, a truck driver, a fatigued individual, a drunk driver or a cell phone user. In the hands of an inexperienced or negligent driver, a motor vehicle can become a deadly instrument—an instrument that causes over two million permanent injuries per year.

There are many forms of negligent driving that can lead to serious injury or even death. Among the typical kinds of unsafe driving practices we see in are the following:

  • Drivers who are on their cell phone
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
  • Motorists that do not observe a proper following distance
  • Drivers who are texting or otherwise distracted
  • Tired and/or drowsy drivers
  • Drivers who travel too fast
  • Drivers who fail to obey the rules of the road
  • Aggressive or agitated drivers
  • Drivers who fail to adapt their driving to pertinent weather conditions

There are also instances where the state of Georgia or a municipality is partially to blame because the governmental entity fails to design a safe roadway, repair faulty traffic signals or otherwise perform street or highway maintenance. Vehicle manufacturers also may be financially responsible when defective components of the vehicle contribute to a collision.

Our auto accident lawyers are dedicated to providing the top-notch service our area clients deserve. With nearly three decades of experience and millions of dollars recovered for our clients, you can rest assured that we are committed to obtaining the recovery our clients need to rebuild their lives. Our auto accident attorneys recognize that our clients are more than "personal injury plaintiffs," they are beloved family members, friends, neighbors, and valued members of our community.

Put a Proven Car Accident Law Firm behind You

Because we have been taking on auto insurance companies for nearly three decades, we have the experience to handle virtually all types of collisions, such as the following:

  • Passenger car accidents
  • SUV rollover collisions
  • Multi-car pileups
  • Head-on crashes
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Intersection collisions
  • Sideswipes
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Back over crashes

Montlick & Associates Seeks the Highest Compensation for Our Clients' Auto Accident Injuries

An automobile accident can have a devastating impact upon you or your loved one. Our attorneys have settled or tried thousands of cases with many varying degrees of injury. Some of the kinds of injuries we have seen in personal injury cases include:

  • Fractures to the skull or skeleton
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of extremities, like arms or legs
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Severe burns
  • Wrongful death

Any of these types of injuries can have permanent life-altering consequences. You may be out of work for an extended amount of time or even permanently disabled. The medical bills associated with a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming and decimate your family's finances. The anxiety and pressure of providing for your loved ones during long periods of disability can be overwhelming. An experienced Atlanta car accident injury attorney form our firm is here to seek compensation for many types of damages, including medical bills, loss of wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, impaired quality of life and other forms of compensation.

Make sure you understand your legal rights and contact us if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION. Our telephone hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). If necessary, a member of our professional legal team may even be able to pay you a visit. For further information, visit us on the web at www.montlick.com and download our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.

Atlanta Truck Accident Law Firm

Involvement in a trucking accident can be absolutely devastating because of the basic laws of physics. These types of accidents can cause serious injuries resulting in years of rehabilitative care and even permanent injury or wrongful death. The intricacies involved in the successful pursuit of financial compensation for a trucking accident claim make it imperative to work with an experienced Atlanta truck accident law firm.

When a serious trucking accident occurs, commercial carriers may dispatch their experts and accident investigation teams to the location of a collision involving one of their big-rigs almost immediately. Trucking companies are so well prepared to begin formulating their defense to personal injury and wrongful death claims that the earlier you have someone on your side preserving vital evidence and protecting your interests the better.

Our Atlanta truck accident law firm has been taking on large trucking companies for nearly three decades. Our semi-truck accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of trucking industry practices and customs, commercial carrier insurance defense tactics and the typical forms of unsafe driving and maintenance that cause trucking collisions.

A big-rig transporting a maximum load can weigh 25 times more than a regular passenger car so the violent force of a collision can mangle the passenger vehicle beyond recognition. Due to the enormous size of an 18-wheeler, it is almost always occupants of the smaller vehicles that suffer permanent injuries or fatalities. Because our Atlanta semi-truck accident lawyers have both expertise and experience when it comes to knowledge of the trucking industry, its practices and defense tactics, our clients can rest assured that their legal affairs are being handled with care and diligence.

Understanding the trucking industry

In the United States, the trucking industry is often thought of as having two separate components: interstate trucking and intrastate trucking. Interstate trucking involves commercial trucks transporting freight across state lines. As its name implies, intrastate trucking involves trucks operating and carrying goods exclusively within the boundaries of the state. Both industries are heavily regulated, but some of the regulations differ between these two types of commercial carriers. If you are injured in a trucking accident, state and federal regulations will often play a fundamental role in the outcome of trucking litigation and settlements. Key issues subject to trucking industry regulations include:

  • Medical certification for drivers
  • Pre-employment screening of previous driving history
  • Screening for substance abuse and random drug testing
  • Use of mobile phones to text or talk
  • Length and weight requirements for tractor-trailer combinations
  • Proper securing and balancing of loads and freight
  • Inspections and proper maintenance of trucks and trailers
  • Mandatory rest periods and limits on consecutive hours of service

The federal agency responsible for enacting regulations that govern the trucking industry is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Since January 1, 2000, this agency's mission has been to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on America's roadways resulting from large trucks and buses. Most trucking accidents in the Atlanta area result from the trucks and their owners'/drivers' failure to adhere to FMCSA's standards. Many gruesome tractor-trailer collisions in Atlanta and the other counties in the greater-Atlanta area are the tragic result of trucking companies that persist in operating their rigs in knowing violation of the rules in order to maximize their profits.

Evidence in semi-truck collision cases in Atlanta

Logbooks and black boxes are two critical pieces of evidentiary data used in trucking accident cases. Logbooks document the hours the vehicle has been driven and compliance with mandatory rest periods. Black boxes are data recorders that provide information relating to the truck's operation and maintenance. These black boxes are designed to record events immediately prior to impact that can explain why a big-rig crash occurred. Available information may include vehicle speed, braking, maintenance, and other critical data.

At Montlick & Associates, we recognize that such critical evidence may be the key to winning a Atlanta trucking accident case. Furthermore, our attorneys are aware of subtle, yet illicit, practices that some companies employ, such as tampering with log books and erasing or corrupting black box data. Our attorneys understand the appropriate precautions a plaintiff must take in order to preserve this information.

Financial compensation for injured victims

There are a multitude of serious injuries one can suffer in a serious trucking accident. The injuries our Atlanta tractor-trailer accident lawyers have seen include spinal cord damage, brain injuries, head trauma, severe burns, paralysis, back injuries and sometimes death. Any type of debilitating injury can have a profound and lasting impact upon its victim. The period of recovery may seem interminable with doctor's visits that seem to go on indefinitely. Grueling courses of physical and psychological therapy can add to the difficult road to recovery. The pain and emotional anguish is shared by families and loved ones.

The financial impact is felt at home where the injured party's absence from work may cause the monthly bills to pile up. Lost wages can mean missed mortgage payments and unpaid household expenses. College savings accounts may be zapped. Marriages can be put to the test. Our experienced Atlanta trucking accident team is here to assist our clients and may be able to seek damages relating to some or all of the following:

  • Hospitalization, medical treatment, rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and future earning potential
  • Loss of services and companionship from a spouse
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Property damage, including damage to your vehicle
  • Emotional distress and mental suffering
  • Funeral arrangements and burial costs
  • Punitive damages

Be aware of your legal rights! If you or a family member has been injured or a loved one has died, our dedicated trucking accident attorneys are committed to helping clients financially recover so that they can focus on their physical recovery. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyers. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24x7 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.

Douglas County Personal Injury Attorneys

Our experienced Douglas County personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates provide high quality legal representation to the people of Georgia who have been injured by unsafe behavior or intentional misconduct. We have been a committed advocate for those injured through the inattentive, careless and purposeful conduct of others since our personal injury law firm was founded in 1984. We fight for those injured by all forms of negligent conduct, including property owners who do not adequately maintain their property, trucking companies that fail to properly train their drivers or a motorist who chooses to drive while intoxicated. We are committed to representing victims injured through no fault of their own seek the compensation necessary to rebuild their lives after having their life disrupted by a violent crime or serious accident.

Montlick and Associates handles all types of injury cases, such as:

Accidents Involving a Motor Vehicle in Douglas County: It is unfortunate that thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each and every day. Many car accident victims suffer horrific pain while their families struggle with the financial hardships created by medical bills and the loss of household income caused by inconsiderate or reckless drivers. Drinking and driving, speeding, and not paying attention are just a few examples of why these accidents occur. Our Douglas County car accident lawyers are committed to seeking financial relief for motor vehicle accident victims both in terms of intangible or tangible losses so that they can rebuild their lives and provide for their families.

Tractor-Trailer Collisions in Douglas County: When big-rigs, eighteen-wheelers, and other commercial trucks are involved in collisions, permanent mental and physical harm and fatalities typically result. These kinds of severe injuries entail hospitalization and medical costs that can reach into six figures. Tragically, many victims of commercial trucking accidents are never compensated because trucking companies have extensive resources and teams of defense attorneys and experts to engage in complex trucking litigation. This is why accidents where a tractor-trailer is involved should seek out one of our Douglas County trucking accident lawyers who recognizes the special legal and factual issues involved in trucking accidents.

Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect in Douglas County: There are few acts as disturbing as the abuse or neglect of elderly loved ones in nursing homes and other residential care facilities. Physical abuse, emotional abuse, dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors and financial exploitation are just a few examples of the forms of abuse that occur in Douglas County and nursing homes throughout Georgia. While sometimes physical signs make such abuse and neglect apparent, some form of mistreatment of elder abuse can be particularly insidious because the physical signs are not obvious. Our Douglas County nursing home and abuse attorneys are committed to giving a prominent voice to those who may lack the physical or mental capacity to protect themselves from mistreatment.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Douglas County: Many commercial businesses like department stores, grocery stores, movie theaters, amusement parks and others fail to properly address hazardous conditions on their premises that can cause people to slip and fall. Examples of conditions which can lead to serious trip and fall or slip and fall incidents include wet floors, untreated ice, broken sidewalks, and improper lighting. Even government entities can be held responsible for the failure to correct fall hazards on public property. Because slip and fall accident cases involve a careful analysis of a wide range of facts surrounding a fall, it is important to retain a Douglas County slip and fall accident attorney at Montlick and Associates promptly.

Wrongful Death Cases in Douglas County: Sometimes the misconduct or willful negligence of a third party leads to a tragic and avoidable loss of life. Wrongful death legal claims frequently involve auto accidents that stem from a driver's negligence, construction accidents caused by a hazardous worksite, or assaults due to inadequate security. While our Douglas County wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that we cannot return a father's love, mother's embrace or spouse's emotional support, we can pursue a civil action to recover valuable financial support needed for surviving family members.

Construction Accidents in Douglas County: Construction sites are typically full of potential hazards like toxic chemicals, flimsy scaffolds, heavy machinery, and exposed electrical wires which can lead to horrific accidents. Sadly, many of these accidents could have easily been prevented by strict compliance with federal and state safety regulations. Those who suffer physical injury in accidents, stress-ased injuries, occupational illnesses and repetitive motion injuries on a construction site may qualify for workers' compensation benefits as well as compensations from third parties that are negligent. Our dedicated Douglas County construction accident lawyers have the experience and expertise to evaluate our clients' situation and determine the best approach to maximizing their compensation.

Dog Bites in Douglas County: Many times pet owners neglect to keep violent dogs restrained properly. Innocent people, who are most frequently children, end up getting attacked as a result. When a person is mauled or accidentally bitten by a dog, it sometimes justifies a lawsuit, especially when leash laws are not obeyed, an aggressive dog is not adequately controlled or dog owner negligence contributes to injuries inflicted by an aggressive dog. Our Douglas County dog bite lawyers have represented many children and adults injured by vicious dogs so we invite you to contact us to learn how we can help.

Pedestrian Accidents in Douglas County: Distracted, careless, and drunk drivers operate motor vehicles causing many pedestrian accidents each year. Unsafe driving behavior turns city streets that are meant to be safe for pedestrians into hazardous zones. Sometimes unsafe roads or the lack of sufficient crosswalks can add to the dangers created by negligent drivers. Those who are injured in pedestrian collisions with cars usually face long periods of unemployment and costly medical bills. Many times insurance companies for negligent drivers attempt to blame pedestrian accidents on the negligence of the person who was walking, jogging or running. The Douglas County pedestrian accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates anticipate these tactics and understand how to effectively neutralize such claims.

Motorcycle Accidents in Douglas County: Motorcyclists, statistically, are more likely to be injured by other drivers than any other type of motorist. Drivers who do not engage in safe driving behavior and do not pay careful attention frequently fail to notice motorcyclists. Motorcyclists repeatedly suffer from serious and/or permanent injuries when unsafe drivers cut them off, fail to respect their space within a lane or turn directly in front of their bike. Many of these injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and skull fractures,necessitate extensive ongoing medical, rehabilitative and supportive care. Our motorcycle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand that it is critical that these motorists receive the full measure of compensation that they are entitled to receive.

Workers' Compensation Claims in Douglas County: Injuries that occur on the job can happen in any type of industry. Workplace injuries can prevent people from working for long periods of time so that they experience a significant loss of income. Furthermore, the medical treatment for such injuries may be extensive given the high cost of medical care. Stress claims arising from unfair treatment, repetitive motion injuries and exposures to hazardous substances in the workplace are some common examples of work-related injuries. Our Douglas County workers' compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates have experience handling all types of work injury and occupational illness claims. Wage replacement, medical benefits, and compensation for partial or total disability from employment are common benefits. Personal injury claims against parties other than your employer also may need to be initiated.

Defective Product Liability in Douglas County: Companies are expected to provide safe merchandise that is free of defects. When injuries are caused by faulty product designs, sub-par manufacturing processes and incomplete warnings and/or instructions, these defects may give rise to a legal claim based on product liability. Our Douglas County defective product attorneys are prepared to represent consumers against large corporations and their insurance companies.

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


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.