Fayetteville 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.


Fayetteville Personal Injury Attorneys

At the Fayetteville personal injury law firm of Montlick and Associates, our dedicated attorneys and staff are committed to providing quality legal representation with compassion for the physical pain and other challenges that confront our clients. Our Fayetteville personal injury attorneys have built a reputation throughout Georgia for successful results based on aggressively taking on insurance companies for decades. Our Fayetteville personal injury attorneys believe that the practice of law is a service-oriented profession so we have a genuine concern for the well-being of our clients.

While we have the resources and skill of a large Fayetteville law firm, our law practice is built on providing personal attention which promotes lasting relationships and durable bonds that often last long after we have obtained a successful outcome for our client. Our Fayetteville personal injury attorneys recognize that when you suffer intense injury, you may feel overwhelmed by debilitating physical pain or disability, staggering emotional anguish and stressful fiscal challenges.

Although our Fayetteville personal injury attorneys often leverage our professional reputation and proven results to settle a case on favorable terms for our clients, we do not hesitate to take a case to trial. While the vast majority of our cases settle without the need for trial, we prepare cases for trial so that insurance companies know that we are prepared to engage in tough, aggressive litigation when necessary to obtain fair compensation for our clients. We handle the full spectrum of personal injury cases including the following:

Fayetteville Auto Accidents & Motor Vehicle Injuries: Motor vehicle accidents involving a vast array of types of vehicles, including passenger cars, semi-trucks (tractor-trailers), motorcycles, SUVs, commuter rails, buses, bicycles and pedestrians occur daily across the country. When a driver, passenger or pedestrian suffers serious injuries or wrongful deaths in a Fayetteville car accident, the injury victim may suffer devastating emotional and physical injuries. Our experienced Fayetteville car accident attorneys investigate car accident claims to identify the causes of a collision and potential parties responsible for car crashes that result in personal injury. Many car accidents are caused by completely unacceptable and irresponsible conduct, like distracted driving, DUI and speeding. Viable defendants may include drivers, vehicle/component manufacturers, government entities, repair shops, vehicle owners, employers of negligent drivers and others. Our Fayetteville car accident law firm works diligently to pursue the best outcome for our clients.

Fayetteville Wrongful Death Legal Claims: There is no pain comparable to losing someone you love prematurely because of the wrongful conduct of a third party. When the misconduct is the result of unreasonably careless action, reckless behavior exhibiting a conscious disregard for human life, or intentional acts such as criminal assault and battery, the sense of pointlessness and grief can be overwhelming. Our compassionate Fayetteville wrongful death attorneys understand the financial challenges that face families who lose a breadwinner, and we focus on financial compensation to address these challenges so you can focus on grieving for your lost loved one.

Fayetteville Animal Attacks (Dog Bite Claims): Dog bites and dog attacks result in a substantial number of visits to emergency rooms each year. The victims of Fayetteville dog bites and vicious dog mauling incidents often suffer long-term emotional trauma, permanent disfigurement and physical injury. The law imposes a high duty on those who choose to own dogs to prevent injury to innocent children and adults who are attacked by a dog. Sometimes strict liability (i.e. liability without fault) may be the basis for imposing responsibility on a dog owner in cases of leash law violations. Our experienced Fayetteville dog bite attorneys negotiate aggressively with homeowners’ insurance lawyers and others in our pursuit of the financial compensation that our clients need to recover from a serious dog attack in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Dangerous Product Claims: When consumers are injured by products because of design flaws, sub-par workmanship, or lack of adequate warnings or instructions, injury victims may be entitled to financial compensation. Unlike many Fayetteville personal injury law firms that avoid the cost and complexity of product liability cases, our Fayetteville dangerous and defective product lawyers can and do take on large corporations and hold them accountable for the injuries caused by their dangerous and defective products, including childrens’ toys and apparel, consumer electronics, motor vehicles, defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and other unsafe or poorly made products.

Fayetteville Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Claims: When a person suffers serious injury on the premises of another because of the property owner’s failure to properly warn or rectify hazards on the premises. There are many types of premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents, negligent security claims, dog bite accidents, construction site injuries and other injury claims caused by hazards on the property of others. Our Fayetteville unsafe premises attorneys can analyze your accident to determine if you have the legal basis for a Fayetteville personal injury lawsuit.

Fayetteville Workers' Compensation Benefits (including Construction Accident Claims): When you suffer injuries in the workplace, it can result in horrific pain, lost income and permanent inability to continue working in your occupation. Georgia workers' compensation benefits may provide medical care (free), income replacement, and compensation for future lost income based on your degree of permanent disability. We handle many types of workers' compensation benefit claims, such as construction accidents, industrial accidents, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and occupational exposure to hazardous substances. Sometimes the scope of workers' compensation benefits is too limited to fully compensate an injury victim who has underwent pain and suffering, diminished quality of life and other forms of damages that may be recovered in a Fayetteville personal injury claim. Our experienced Fayetteville workers' compensation benefits attorneys often represent our clients in both pursuing workers' compensation benefits and personal injury claims.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Fayetteville 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 a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Fayetteville 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 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.

Atlanta Car Crash Attorney

If you suffer injury in a collision with another motor vehicle, you may be overwhelmed by extreme physical pain, emotional distress and financial challenges. While those who are injured or lose a loved one in a Atlanta car crash may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, there are many potential roadblocks that can impair the ability of injury victims to recover fair compensation for their injuries or loss of a loved one. There are strict deadlines for initiating legal action for personal injury or wrongful death arising from a motor vehicle collision in Fayetteville. Insurance companies for the responsible parties also routinely use sharp practices to minimize or avoid liability for their insured’s negligent conduct.

Our experienced Atlanta car crash attorney at Montlick and Associates have been providing aggressive representation of motor vehicle injury victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia since our law firm was founded in 1984. We understand the difficult challenges that face car accident victims and their families and deliver effective legal services with compassion and commitment. We have built our reputation throughout the state based on proven results for our clients, which have allowed our clients to obtain the monetary recovery they need to seek the fullest recovery and to move past their traumatic accidents.

Successful Navigation of Insurance Company Tricky Tactics

If there is nominal or no property damage to the vehicles in the collision, an insurance adjuster for the other driver may contact you shortly after the collision to offer a settlement. The insurance adjuster may argue that there could not have been any significant injuries because of the lack of property damage. The insurance company adjuster may seem friendly, amicable and even helpful, but it is essential that you are not misled by this amicable approach. The insurance adjuster has a single goal, which is to deny you the compensation that you are entitled to receive. The insurance adjuster knows perfectly well that many times severe permanent injuries occur in low speed collisions, particularly rear-enders. These types of injuries often do not exhibit serious symptoms immediately so the insurance adjuster’s goal is to settle the case before you have an opportunity to obtain medical treatment or legal advice.

When you are involved in a car accident, you should obtain a full diagnostic exam and medical treatment even if you are only experiencing minor symptoms. There are serious risks in delaying your medical evaluation. Some car accident injuries can be made worse by failing to obtain prompt medical treatment. Putting off seeking medical assistance can also compromise your legal claim. The insurance company attorneys may argue that delays in seeking medical treatment constitute evidence that a car accident plaintiff’s injuries are fabricated or exaggerated. If you seek prompt medical treatment, the treating physician may order diagnostic exams like CT scans, MRIs and X-rays, which can be critical evidence of the nature and severity of your injury. An Atlanta car accident victim should not speak to an insurance company representative, provide a recorded statement or sign anything from the other driver’s insurance company before meeting with a personal injury attorney.

Understanding Fault in Atlanta Auto Accident Claims

The overriding legal concept that forms the basis of most auto accident settlements and lawsuits is negligence. Negligence is a legal term of art that in this context refers to the legal obligation of drivers to exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable injury to other drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. When a driver’s failure to exercise reasonable care to avoid injuries causes a motor vehicle collision that causes injury to another the driver may be liable for those injuries or any loss of life. While car crashes are referred to as “accidents,” this term is somewhat misleading. Most car accidents are caused by intentional conduct that a driver knows is unreasonably dangerous, such as ignoring speed limits, focusing one’s attention on a cell phone rather than the roadway or drinking and driving.

Although most car accidents are caused by unsafe or distracted drivers, there may be other parties who engage in negligent conduct that causes a car accident. A public entity may fail to summon law enforcement to a dangerous intersection where the stoplight is out despite multiple reports of the potential hazard. Similarly, a public entity may design a road with poor road surfacing that causes the road to become slick in extreme temperatures or when the roadway is wet or icy. If a public entity does not design a safe roadway or fails to respond to hazards that create an unreasonable risk of harm, the public entity may be liable, but special rules and deadlines apply.

Some of the most common factors that play a role in Atlanta car accidents include the following:

  • Drivers that operate their motor vehicle at an unsafe speed
  • Aggressive driving including tailgating, street racing, weaving through traffic
  • Operation of motor vehicles while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while dividing one’s attention between driving and other activities (distracted driving)
  • Failing to check to make sure it is safe before passing or otherwise unsafe passing
  • Illegal turns including violating traffic laws and right-of-way when making U-turns or left turns
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Unsafe operation of a tractor-trailer
  • Roadways that are unsafe in their design or construction
  • Defective automobiles
  • Failure to adjust driving behavior to meet road and traffic conditions

Compensation for Injuries in Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

A severe car crash can be a major disruption to your life and cause enormous physical, mental and financial problems. Severe injuries can adversely impact your quality of life and result in long-term financial challenges for injury victims and their families. Significant auto accidents can result in permanent injuries including disc injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation of limbs, massive burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other serious permanent injuries. A broken bone or fracture also can result in significant medical bills and a prolonged period of time off work so financial recovery is essential to continue to provide for the financial needs of you and your family.

When you are injured in a serious car accident, you may seek a broad range of types of financial compensation including the following:

  • Expenses from medical treatment
  • Reimbursement for lost wages, salary or commission
  • Compensation for impairment of future earning potential (permanent disability)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Impact on one’s quality of life
  • Loss of consortium (harm to one’s marital relationship)
  • Burial/Funeral costs for fatal car accidents
  • Punitive damages (egregious cases e.g. street racing in a school zone, driving while impaired by drugs)

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, an experienced Atlanta car crash attorney at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your car accident claim. 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.