Fairburn 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 Automobile Accident Lawyers

Our experienced Atlanta automobile accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have decades of experience representing personal injury victims injured in collisions involving all types of vehicles including passenger cars, commercial trucks (tractor-trailers), SUVs, 15-passenger vans, buses and motorcycles. We know that being involved in a Fairburn car accident can cause an injury victim enormous stress, chronic pain and difficult financial burdens. The Fairburn auto accident lawyers at our law firm have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We are dedicated to seeking fair compensation for car accident injury victims in Fairburn and to holding those whose negligent or reckless conduct causes such accidents accountable for any injuries and loss of life.

While there have been improvements in vehicle safety features that reduce the probability of a collision and severity of injuries, there are many drivers that continue to ignore basic safe driving practices. When drivers elect to violate the speed limit, multi-task while driving, and drive after a night of partying, they put innocent drivers and passengers in other vehicles at risk. Most car accidents are not really accidents at all but the result of inconsiderate or careless drivers making a conscious decision not to drive safely. Drivers that obey all traffic laws, focus on their driving, and avoid driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol rarely cause motor vehicle accidents. It is tragic that the simple decision to drive safely could prevent millions of people from suffering injury and tens of thousands of wrongful deaths each year in motor vehicle accidents.

The Legal Basis for Fairburn Car Accident Claims

While there are many causes of collisions in Atlanta, the legal principle of negligence is the typical basis for imposing liability in most car accident cases. The law of negligence basically imposes liability on those who fail to exercise reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injuries to others. This means that most Atlanta car accident claims will involve two key issues: (1) who caused the accident; (2) what injuries were the foreseeable result of the accident.

Many people presume that vehicle accidents involve a single party who is “at fault”. While there are many auto accident cases where this is true, it is not necessarily the case. Many times there may be multiple parties whose conduct contributes to a serious Atlanta motor vehicle accident. A negligent driver of a tractor-trailer may collide with an SUV that rolls over causing the roof to crush a vehicle occupant because it is not adequately reinforced. In this tragic and all too common scenario, the driver of the tractor-trailer may have caused the collision but the manufacturer’s failure to reinforce the roof of the SUV may have exacerbated the injuries. In such cases, both parties may be defendants, which may be critically important if the negligent driver is uninsured or lacks adequate insurance. Sometimes third parties also contribute to serious motor vehicle accidents, such as manufacturers of defective vehicles or public entities that fail to construct or maintain safe roads.

The situation becomes more complicated when the insurance company for a negligent driver tries to blame the injury victim for causing the motor vehicle collision. A driver may be T-boned in an intersection because the other driver blew through a red light. If the driver that was T-boned suffers severe injuries like a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury that results in permanent physical or mental disability, the insurance company for the defendant may claim that the injury victim was speeding which resulted in more severe injuries.

Even if the judge or jury determines that the injury victim was partially responsible for causing the accident or exacerbating his or her own injuries, this does not prevent recovering for one’s injuries unless the degree of fault assigned to the injury victim is fifty percent or more. However, the amount of the injury victim’s damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the car accident victim. Many car accident victims make the mistake of presuming that they cannot pursue a car accident claim because they are partially at-fault, but we often are able to obtain financial compensation in these cases.

Because our Atlanta car accident law firm has been representing Fairburn car accident victims for almost three decades, we are able to provide effective legal representation in all types of motor vehicle accidents, such as:

  • SUV rollover accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Drivers not paying attention (i.e. distracted drivers)
  • Trucking accident (Semi-truck crashes)
  • DUI/DWI (drunk driving)
  • Rear impact collisions
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
  • Bus crashes
  • Drivers impaired by drugs
  • Side-impact accidents
  • Bicycle collisions
  • Reckless driving accidents
  • Violations of the Georgia Rules of the Road
    • Intersection accidents
    • Backup accidents

If you are involved in a serious Atlanta car accident, you may experience severe injuries that severely impact your ordinary daily life activities. Some of the injuries that we see in the Atlanta auto accident cases that we handle include:

  • Dislocations of joints
  • Torn tendons/ligaments
  • Knee injuries
  • Back and shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Amputation injuries
  • Wrongful death

Our experienced Atlanta automobile accident lawyers are dedicated to aggressively seeking the full measure of monetary compensation for our clients so that they have the resources they need to overcome their injuries and get their lives back on track. The motor vehicle accident lawyers of Montlick and Associates may be able to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical costs, burial/funeral costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, future diminished earnings, impaired enjoyment of life, punitive damages and interference with your marital relationship depending on the specific facts of your case.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Atlanta 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 your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta auto 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 at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Fairburn Personal Injury Attorneys

When you suffer serious injury in Fairburn or anywhere in the surrounding areas of Georgia, you need the experience, expertise and dedication of the attorneys of Montlick and Associates in your corner. Our experienced Fairburn personal injury attorneys have been advocating for those seriously injured by the negligent and intentional misconduct of others since we were founded in 1984. We understand that you need a successful outcome to obtain the financial compensation and sense of closure that will allow you to put your life back on track. This is why we give our best efforts in diligently and competently providing investigation of the facts, analysis of the law and persuasive negotiation and/or litigation for our personal injury clients in Fairburn. It is important that you act promptly in seeking legal advice following an accident resulting in serious injury or wrongful death of a loved one because some injury-related claims must be initiated within six months of the incident.

Many people presume that accidents resulting in injury are unusual events that only happen to others. The grim reality is that 11,000 people per hour suffer injury in a personal injury accident. These accidents cover a broad spectrum including car crashes, trucking accidents, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian accidents, trip and falls, construction site mishaps, defective product accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents and many more. If you suffer injury caused by the careless or intentional actions of others, there are certain actions you should take promptly. It is a good idea to seek medical care and legal advice at the earliest possible point. While the negligent party’s insurance company may try to contact you, you should let your Fairburn personal injury lawyer handle the communications with the insurance company. Personal injury accident victims should never sign anything from the other party’s insurance company without having it reviewed by your attorney. Because our Fairburn personal injury law firm has been representing personal injury victims for nearly three decades, we are qualified to handle the vast spectrum of injury and wrongful death claims including:

Fairburn Car Accident Injury Claims (Motor Vehicle Accidents): Most car accidents are the result of a negligent driver, which essentially means that the driver is driving in an unsafe or careless fashion. Georgia law requires that drivers exercise “reasonable care” when driving a motor vehicle. Common forms of unsafe driving include violating the speed limit, text messaging or calling on a cell phone while driving, disregarding traffic signals and stop signs, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While a careless or reckless driver may be held liable for causing an accident that results in injuries, the injury victim has the burden of proof for establishing fault and the injuries caused by the accident. Our Fairburn car accident attorneys skillfully identify the legal basis and relevant facts for making a claim and proving the extent of damages so that we can strive for a full recovery for our clients.

Fairburn Dog Attack Injury Claims: If a dog attacks you or a family member, it can be a traumatic and financially difficult time. Although dog attacks make up a substantial percentage of homeowner’s policy claims each year, many dog bite incidents are never reported. It is imperative that Fairburn dog bite victims report their attack so that they can obtain fair compensation for their injuries as well as to prevent small children and adults from future attacks. Many dog bite victims are hesitant to seek compensation because the dog is owned by a friend or family member, but it is typically the dog owner’s insurance company and not the dog owner who will pay any financial settlement or judgment. A dog bite victim may suffer painful injuries, physical scars, disfigurement, and deep emotional trauma. Many people that are victims of dog attacks or maulings are paralyzed by fear whenever they confront a dog in the future. Our Fairburn dog bite lawyers understand that while there are laws like leash laws that are intended to prevent dog attacks, these laws are only effective if dog owners are held accountable for complying with the laws. At Montlick and Associates, our compassionate and dedicated Fairburn dog bite lawyers are committed to helping victims of vicious animal attacks obtain monetary recovery for their losses.

Fairburn Wrongful Death Legal Claims: Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to situations where the careless or intentional misconduct of a third party claims the life of another. Because the accident victim who dies in a fatal accident cannot file a claim for compensation, the family or estate of the accident victim pursues a Fairburn wrongful death claim. While the estate of the decedent is compensated for out-of-pocket monetary losses, the actual intent of a wrongful death action is to provide monetary recompense to family members who have been deprived of the financial and emotional support of a loved one. Recovery in a wrongful death case requires proving that but for the wrongful conduct of the defendant, the decedent would not have died. There are many types of incidents that may result in a wrongful death including motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, falls from elevations, medical errors and omissions, violent crimes, defective product accidents and more. Our Fairburn wrongful death attorneys represent families who have lost a loved one with compassion and diligence.

Fairburn Workers' Compensation Injury Claims: Almost every employer in Georgia is required to purchase Workers' Compensation insurance to cover compensation to an employee who suffers a work injury or occupational illness. Our experienced Fairburn workers' compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates have recovered millions of dollars for workers injured while performing job-related functions. If you are unable to work for 5 days or more, you may file a claim for free medical treatment for your injuries or occupational illness and a portion of your wages. If the doctor who is providing your care determines that your medical condition will neither improve nor deteriorate, you also may be entitled to monetary compensation based on the percentage of disability that you have experienced. Workers' compensation insurance carriers often dispute the extent to which a person is disabled so it is important to have legal representation to challenge your employer’s insurance carrier. Because the workers' compensation system does not provide many of the forms of damages available in a personal injury lawsuit, our Fairburn workers' compensation attorneys often pursue both a personal injury claim against a third party and a Georgia workers' compensation claim simultaneously.

Fairburn Premises Liability Injury Claims: Georgia law generally requires that property owners keep their property in reasonably safe condition or warn visitors of potential hazards. While the scope of this duty may vary somewhat depending on a complex mix of factors, those who suffer injury caused by hazardous conditions on the property of others may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. Property owners that operate a business generally owe patrons and others conducting business with the property owner the highest duty imposed on property owners. The duty owed by those operating a commercial enterprise to those conducting legitimate business with the property owner is the duty to warn or make safe. Slip and fall accidents are the most prevalent type of premises liability claim. Many falls on the property of others can lead to serious injuries, such as head injuries, broken bones, brain damage and other serious injuries. Some of the types of premises liability claims that our experienced Fairburn premises liability attorneys handle include slip and falls, negligent security claims, spa and pool accidents, and animal attacks. We work diligently to discover evidence and interview witnesses to establish the liability of a property owner for our clients’ injuries.

Fairburn Defective Products Claims: At Montlick and Associates, our law firm has been protecting consumers from large corporations that expose their customers to serious injury because the businesses produce and market dangerous or defective products. Our Fairburn product liability attorneys review potential cases both legally and factually. The kinds of defects that product manufacturers and distributors may be liable for include manufacturing flaws, design problems, and marketing defects. The legal obligation to market products only when they are free of product defects applies to all entities involved in the production and distribution of a product. There are many types of products that may cause injury if they are defective, including but not limited to infant cribs, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, electronics, medical devices and many more. If you or someone you love has been injured or a loved one has died because of an accident involving a defective product, our dedicated Fairburn product liability attorneys have the financial resources and experience to challenge large corporations that do not act responsibly in protecting the public.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Fairburn 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 Fairburn 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 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.