Flowery Branch 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 Wreck Attorney

Some people view the prospect of suffering life-altering injuries in car accidents as something that only happens to others. This false sense of security is fine until you are the one coping with the pain, anxiety, and financial challenges caused by serious car accidents. Unfortunately, empirical data does not support this rosy picture. While the final calculation of the number of fatal car accidents in 2011 was not yet available when this web page was prepared, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 32,300 people perished in auto accidents. Since millions of other vehicle occupants were injured, the decision to be vigilant and wary of drivers that appear distracted, substance impaired, or careless is prudent when navigating Atlanta streets in your motor vehicle.

Many people who contact our Atlanta car wreck attorney assume that serious car accidents are more of a national problem than one we experience right here in Georgia. This also is a misconception based on Georgia DMV crash data that reveals car crashes claim the lives of 31 people each week in our state. There are many factors that may contribute to auto collisions in Atlanta, but some of the most significant include:

  • Driver Inattentiveness: Most auto accidents are caused by drivers who are not paying attention to the road and are multi-tasking by using their mobile phone, adjusting the car radio, applying their makeup, or otherwise using their eyes, hands, and mind for more than one purpose. At nighttime, distracted driving is even more dangerous because of the inability to see as far or as well.
  • Speeding Drivers: A lot of Flowery Branch car accidents could be avoided entirely or the severity of injury could be reduced if drivers observed the speed limit prescribed by traffic laws. When drivers are speeding, it impairs their ability to stop, swerve, or slow down in time to avoid a collision.
  • Drunk Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may cause drowsiness on the part of the driver, distort perception, or impair judgment or reflexes.
  • Violation of Traffic Signs and Signals: A driver trying to beat a red light often ends up causing a car accident. Those who do not heed signs warning of detours, construction projects or the need to yield may also cause car accidents.
  • Unsafe Roads: Public entities also can cause road accidents by utilizing an improper intersection, traffic control or road design. In other situations, the roadway design may not be inherently dangerous but the failure to perform proper roadway maintenance may make the road dangerous.

Your Allies in Fighting Insurance Companies in Serious Atlanta Car Accident Cases

If you are involved in a serious motor vehicle collision, your ability to recover financial compensation for your physical injuries, emotional injuries, and financial loss depend on proper handling of your personal injury claim. Because the majority of car accident claims will be paid by the insurance carrier for the other driver, it is important to take certain precautions to avoid compromising your claim. While you should obtain medical attention and report all symptoms no matter how minor they might seem, you should not speak to representatives of the insurance company for the other driver. No matter how friendly or helpful the insurance representative may seem, the goal of the insurance adjuster is to limit or prevent your recovery of damages.

When injuries are suffered in an auto accident, there are many injuries that may result ranging from less severe injuries like soft tissue injuries and whiplash to incapacitating injuries like spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and even wrongful death. Each Atlanta car wreck attorney from our firm is available to provide a thorough free consultation so that we can evaluate your car accident claim and provide an estimation of the value of your damage claim. The value of your car accident claim requires an analysis of the specific facts in your case but may include:

  • Hospitalization, surgery, medical treatment, and rehabilitative care
  • Loss of wages and future diminished earning ability
    • Property losses like vehicle damage
    • Cost associated with a funeral service or burial expenses
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Adverse impact on quality of life
    • Impairment of companionship in a marital relationship
    • Punitive damages

Our experienced lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining the compensation necessary to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced 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.

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

When you or someone close to you suffers a significant personal injury, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers to receive proper compensation. The excruciating pain, devastating emotional impact, and challenging financial obstacles that a personal injury victim faces can completely unsettle one's life. Our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers have the resources, expertise, and experience to successfully represent clients in a broad range of personal injury cases.

Atlanta Auto Accidents (Motor Vehicle Collisions): An auto accident can occur at any time and involve any type of motor vehicle, including autos, SUVs, 18-wheelers, motorcycles, bicycles and even pedestrians. When another driver negligently operates a motor vehicle while drunk, texting, following too closely, or speeding, serious physical injuries are common. This type of personal injury can cause emotional and financial damages as well. In order to determine the proper compensation for your injuries, we invite you to consult with our Atlanta auto accident attorneys who may be able to offer the legal advice and representation you need to obtain medical care, lost wages, vehicle repair, pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium and other applicable types of damages.

Atlanta Wrongful Death Actions: A wrongful death can be caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another. The sudden tragic loss of a loved one can take an enormous financial and emotional toll on a family. If the fatal accident is the result of the failure of another to exercise reasonable care or the result of an intentional violent act, our experienced Atlanta wrongful death attorneys share a commitment to helping families rebuild their lives and reclaim stable financial futures when they lose a family member. When pursuing a wrongful death legal claim, you may be able to recover economic out-of-pocket losses incurred by you and the decedent's estate, as well as other forms of intangible loss like loss of companionship or guidance.

Atlanta Dog Bite Claims (Mauling and Dog Attack Incidents): A dog bite is an often unreported type of personal injury claim. It is sometimes difficult for the victim to report the incident out of loyalty to the pet owner who may be a relative, close friend or neighbor. These concerns are misplaced because homeowner's insurance companies pay virtually all dog bite settlements and judgments. When a child is the victim of a dog attack, the emotional trauma and physical scars can last a lifetime. Dog owners are expected to protect others from their dog if they know that their dog has vicious tendencies. Even if their dog has never done anything to put a dog owner on notice of the dog's dangerous tendencies, a dog owner may be liable for violations of law or negligence that results in a dog attack. Our dedicated Atlanta dog bite lawyers are available to answer your questions and advise you of your rights.

Atlanta Unsafe Product Claims: Many consumers are injured by dangerous products that appear perfectly safe until they malfunction. Defective product cases can be extremely complex because they may involve products shipped from foreign countries or involve large corporations with extensive litigation resources. While companies that manufacture or distribute unsafe or defective products may be strictly liable (i.e. liable without establishing negligence) in defective products cases, these cases may require extensive financial resources to pursue. Our Atlanta product defect attorneys have been standing up for individuals against large corporation and insurance companies since 1984.

Atlanta Slip and Fall Accidents – Premises Liability Cases: When an owner or tenant does not perform appropriate inspections and maintenance of their premises, those who visit the premises can be injured in serious accidents, such as a fall in an open trench, an accident involving a swimming pool, an attack by an animal or an accident caused by other hazards on the premises. If you are injured due to the negligence of an owner or tenant, you may have the legal basis for a personal injury case. The precise nature of a premises owner's duty to prevent injury to those that come on their premises depends on multiple factors. Our experienced Atlanta premises liability lawyers have been providing effective legal representation to those injured on the property of others since 1984.

Atlanta Workers' Compensation for Work Injuries: An injury that occurs at work can cause not just physical and emotional injury but financial hardships as well. Some injured employees delay notifying their employer of a workplace accident or pursuing a workers' compensation claim because of fears regarding retribution by their employer. This is a mistake because employees have the right to medical benefits, lost wages, and permanent disability benefits without retribution by an employer for asserting this legal right. If you have been injured while working in manufacturing, construction or any other industry, our experienced Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available to guide you through the workers' compensation claim process and even seek more extensive damages in a personal injury claim under some circumstances.

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