Fulton 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.


Fulton County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Protecting the Most Vulnerable Motorists – Fulton County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

While riding a motorcycle can be an inexpensive and enjoyable way to commute in Fulton County, there are many hazards that face motorcyclists from careless drivers to poorly maintained road surfaces. It is impossible to eliminate the risk of collision-related injuries when traveling in any type of motor vehicle, but motorcyclists face the dual threat of an increased risk of being involved in a collision and more serious injuries when crashes occur. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Fulton County motorcycle accident attorneys have been seeking justice and fair compensation for motorcycle accident victims since our law firm was founded in 1984.

In a recent twelve month period, motorcyclists constituted twelve percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in Georgia. Motorcycle accident fatalities within the state also increased by nearly sixty percent during a recent four year period. This high percentage of motorcycle accident deaths is especially troubling because motorcycles constitute a small fraction of the total number of motor vehicles in Fulton County. Motorcycles are the most dangerous type of motor vehicle, which is reflected by the fact that motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle collision than passenger vehicle occupants.

Head trauma constitutes the most serious form of serious injury experienced in motorcycle collisions in Fulton County. Helmet use reduces fatal head injuries in motorcycle crashes by 40 percent and non-fatal head injuries by 15 percent. While many motorcyclists in Georgia do not agree with mandatory helmet laws, studies show universal helmet laws significantly improve helmet use rates. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 12 percent of people do not wear helmets in states with universal helmet laws whereas 79 percent of riders do not use helmets in states without helmet laws.

Despite the increased exposure of motorcycle enthusiasts to injury, they are entitled to share the road with other drivers and benefit from the same rules and protections. Some drivers of cars, trucks or SUVs disregard motorcyclists based on the outdated negative stereotype of the “outlaw biker” resulting in devastating injuries to motorcyclists. Motorcycles are smaller so they are more likely to go unnoticed, and they can maneuver into positions that drivers of passenger vehicles may not expect. This means that a driver of a passenger vehicle that is distracted even briefly or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can easily hit a rider without even realizing the motorcyclist is in the vicinity.

When a motorcyclist confronts an unsafe driver, bike component malfunction or inadequately designed or preserved roadways, motorcyclists must cope with the limited stability of a two-wheeled vehicle. Because helmets provide the only form of protection to those involved in motorcycle accidents, these crashes can cause a multitude of severe injuries, such as:

  • Vertebrae injuries of the neck or back
  • Head injuries ranging from concussions to traumatic brain injuries
  • Dismemberment of limbs
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Severe road rash
  • Fatalities

These types of devastating injuries can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life that can last many months, years or even a lifetime. Some of the common factors that cause motorcycle crashes include:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving under the influence of illegal, prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Drunk driving
  • Rush hour traffic collisions
  • Road defects like potholes or poorly marked speed bumps
  • Defects like those that cause blowouts or steering wobble
  • Violation of traffic laws by speeding, tailgating, red light running or violating right-of-way
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Unsafe construction zones
  • Reckless driving

When a negligent party causes you to suffer injuries in a motorcycle crash in Fulton County, you may be entitled to a broad spectrum of damages including:

  • Property damage including vehicle repair
  • Medical care and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost earnings and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Burial/funeral expenses in wrongful death cases
  • Punitive damages for gross negligence

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Fulton County, Montlick and Associates may be able to assist you. Call our Fulton County motorcycle accident attorneys today for your FREE CONSULTATION. Feel free to contact us 24/7, and we may even be able to pay you a visit if necessary. Call us anytime at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Furthermore, you can visit us online at www.montlick.com to utilize our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.

Fulton County Product Liability Lawyers

Many everyday products that we use are unsafe. These products may include our automobiles, household appliances and children's toys. The hazards posed by these products can be based upon their overall design or problems that occur during the manufacturing process. Other products may lack adequate warnings or fail to provide proper instructions regarding safe use of the product.

If you have been seriously injured by a product you feel was unsafe, you may have a claim against any one of the following entities: (1) the manufacturer; (2) the wholesaler; (3) the distributor; or (4) the retailer. Every day, hundreds of consumers are exposed to injury by hazardous and faulty products. When businesses focus primarily on their bottom line, they often fail to implement proper policies and procedures to ensure that their products are free from unnecessary dangers.

Montlick & Associates is comprised of experienced Fulton County product liability laywers who are dedicated to obtaining the financial recovery that victims of defective products need to recover. We believe that our injured clients deserve the financial compensation necessary to pay for their injuries and to hold accountable those companies that are responsible for their physical, emotional and financial harm that they have suffered.

At the federal level, the United States has set up watchdog agency groups, such as the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that report statistics involving injuries and fatalities related to common consumer products and motor vehicles. These agencies may work with product manufacturers to announce recalls when injuries occur, but this reactive approach to complaints does not protect consumers until the recalls are implemented by the makers of hazardous products.

With nearly 30 years of experience, our Fulton County attorneys have been battling large corporations and their experienced in-house legal counsels and insurance companies. Some of the defective products claims that our law firm can handle include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Defects in motor vehicles that lead to rollover accidents, sudden acceleration crashes and fire hazards
  • Children's toys and products like strollers, playpens, car seats and high chairs
  • Consumer electronics, such as laptops and computers that pose a fire risk
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs
  • Building defects and other toxic substances (e.g., lead paint, asbestos)

Georgia product liability law may allow an injured party to pursue a legal claim based on multiple theories of liability including: strict liability, breach of a product's warranty or negligence. Strict liability allows an injured party to sue a tortfeasor (this is typically the manufacturer) for releasing their product into the stream of commerce without the need to establish fault. In other cases, the injured party may assert a breach of warranty claim against the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer because one of those parties breached an express or implied warranty associated with the product. Finally, an injured party may recover damages because of injury suffered due to someone's negligence. Negligence is based on establishing a lack of reasonable care that causes a defect or hazard which results in injury to a consumer.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or malfunctioning product, our Fulton County product liability attorneys provide our clients with the extensive knowledge, experience and compassion necessary to obtain a positive outcome.

Be aware of your legal rights! If you or a family member has been injured or a loved one has died, our dedicated Fulton County product liability lawyers 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 Fulton County product liability lawyers. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 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.

Fulton County Auto Accident Attorneys

If you or a member of your family is involved in a vehicular accident while traveling on the roads of Fulton County, you are potentially at risk of suffering a multitude of injuries: bodily injuries, pecuniary injuries, and emotional injuries. The monetary loss to you or your family caused by a vehicular accident occurring in Fulton County can easily drive your family to the edge of bankruptcy. While a medical or health insurance plan can assist in offsetting some of your medical expenses, this compensation will be grossly inadequate if you find yourself out-of-work and without income for an extended period of time. Because your bills and mortgage payments do not stop as a result of the injuries suffered in a Fulton County auto collision, you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed by the mounting bills and interruption in your flow of income.

Our Fulton County car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the challenges that our clients experience when they sustain injuries and other damages as a result of unanticipated motor vehicle accidents caused by irresponsible drivers. With nearly three decades of experience as a personal injury law firm, we focus on thorough preparation, including investigation of the facts, research of applicable law, carefully prepared legal documents, and persuasive advocacy in and out of the courtroom. The legal experts at Montlick and Associates understand that when you suffer serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you will need a Fulton County area auto accident attorney with the knowledge, expertise, and proven experience to seek financial compensation so that you can rebuild your life.

The most common cause of motor vehicle accidents that result in significant injuries or fatalities in Fulton County, Georgia is the negligence of other drivers. The most typical causes of motor vehicle accidents in the Fulton County area that our legal team handles include:

• Accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs

• Inattentive or distracted drivers

• Drivers who disobey the speed limit or drive in an imprudent manner

• Aggressive drivers

• Drivers who fail to stop at red lights and stop signs, or otherwise observe right-of-way.

• Accidents caused by drivers who tailgate

• Auto collisions caused by drivers who fail to act reasonably under poor weather conditions (e.g. snow or rainy conditions)

This is only a small sampling of the many types of motor vehicle accidents we have handled at Montlick and Associates. Although collisions caused by negligent driving are the basis of most auto accident cases, some collisions are the result of vehicles with malfunctioning parts or improperly maintained roadways. Because automakers and public entities have enormous financial means and a team of attorneys at their disposal, it is especially important to retain experienced Fulton County attorneys when pursuing a negligence claim against corporate defendants or municipalities. Our experienced Fulton County car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have extensive resources, proven expertise, and a history of positive results.

Our Fulton County auto accident attorneys have represented clients involved in just about every type of auto accident case. The following provides a list of some of the types of auto accidents cases our firm has the experience and skill to handle:

• Rear-end and head-on collisions

• Accidents involving vehicle rollovers

• Accidents involving sideswipe collisions

• Accidents where your vehicle has been run off the road

• Accidents occurring at intersections

• Individual single-vehicle accidents

• Accidents involving multiple vehicles

• Collisions involving motorcycles, tractor-trailers and buses

• Accidents involving pedestrians

We also have worked for clients that have suffered the most serious of physical injuries, including damage to internal organs, spinal cord injuries, damages to joints, brain injuries, fractures to bones, and many other life-altering injuries. We may be able to obtain a multitude of types of damages that may include lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of services or companionship from your spouse, and funeral costs or burial expenses in wrongful death cases. If you or your family member is the victim of a DWI-related accident or the victim of a driver who acted with extreme recklessness, it is possible to obtain punitive damages as a punishment for this type of driving practice.

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

Fulton County Personal Injury Attorneys

Debilitating injuries can be inflicted without warning and can be caused by the failure of another person, business enterprise, or public entity to act with reasonable regard for the safety of others. These injuries can be averted when individuals and entities conduct themselves with reasonable caution, attention, and prudence. When drunk drivers, indifferent property owners, fatigued tractor-trailer operators, irresponsible dog owners, and others act carelessly or engage in intentional criminal acts of violence, the resulting injuries can create drastic consequences for an injury victim and his or her family. At Montlick and Associates, our Fulton County personal injury law firm is dedicated to providing our personal injury clients with the legal representation to hold those whose conduct injures others responsible for their actions and to assist those injured to overcome their injuries. Our Fulton County personal injury attorneys have been representing clients diligently and effectively throughout the state of Georgia since 1984.

Our personal injury attorneys have a wide range of experience in dealing with serious accident cases of all kinds, including cases involving motor vehicle accidents, pedestrians hit by vehicles, workplace-related accidents, construction injuries, slip-and-fall cases, and many more. A few examples of these personal injury cases include:

Auto Accidents in Fulton County: Over 30,000 people lose their life each year in motor vehicle collisions with just over 10,000 occurring as a result of drinking and driving. Montlick & Associates provides expertise built on nearly three decades of experience in motor vehicle collision claims, including auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents. Many strategies employed by insurance companies and legal procedures involved in pursuing a personal injury case can be complex and confusing. Our Fulton County car accident attorneys explain the process to our clients while zealously fighting for our clients’ interests. We draw on our vast experience and depending on the facts of the case, may involve experts in the fields of medicine, accident reconstruction, and economics in order to build a strong legal position for our clients.

Product Defect Cases: With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of product liability law, our law firm has developed a network of industry specific experts to assist in constructing compelling legal positions in product liability cases involving defective product design, improper manufacturing methods, or deficient instructions and warnings. Our Fulton County product liability attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to challenge companies who are responsible for exposing consumer to harm by flawed or unsafe products.

Animal Attacks (Dog Bite Cases): Due to their young age, small size, and inability to thwart attack, children are the most frequent victims in cases involving animal attacks with dog bites being the top cause of emergency room visits involving children. These types of injuries can cause severe physical and emotional damage to children. Our Fulton County dog bite attorneys often pursue animal attack cases based on multiple legal theories based on negligence, leash law violations, and failure to protect victims from dogs that owners have reason to know have vicious propensities.

Wrongful Death: Because a wrongdoer’s negligence or willful improper conduct can cause the death of an innocent family member, it may be necessary that you bring a legal claim on behalf of your deceased loved one to obtain critical financial support to provide for yourself and other surviving family members. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to provide the compensation that someone involved in a fatal accident would have been entitled to had they survived. Wrongful death legal claims also provide compensation to a spouse, parents, and children for their own loss because a family member has been taken from them prematurely. Our Fulton County wrongful death attorneys have the experience, expertise, and advocacy skills necessary to obtain full compensation for the estate of wrongful death victims and immediate family members.

Premise Liability Actions: Premises liability legal claims involve injuries to those individuals who are present on the property of another at the time of injury. These injuries often include animal attacks, criminal assaults, pool-related accidents, and slip-and-fall accidents, which are the most common. Our Fulton County premises liability attorneys will provide you with a complimentary consultation if you feel you are the victim of a premise liability personal injury case so that we can analyze the many factors relevant when pursuing premises liability actions.

Workers Compensation Benefits: Injuries occurring in the workplace can take a heavy toll on an employee and an employee’s family. The procedural requirements involved in pursuing a workers compensation claim while dealing with doctors and insurance providers can intensify the stress associated with physical pain and temporary disability. If you suffer personal injury in an accident, repetitive motion injury, or an occupational illness in the workplace, the workers compensation system typically provides free medical care, payments for lost wages, and compensation for permanent injuries and or disability. If an injury is the result of a non-employer (e.g., a third-party contractor) a personal injury claim against the wrongful actor also may be a viable option.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Fulton County 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 Fulton County 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 www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.


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