Gainesville 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.


Gainesville Personal Injury Attorneys

Since 1984, Montlick and Associates has served the people of the communities of metro Atlanta like Gainesville with integrity, commitment and dedication to providing quality legal representation.   We strive to facilitate the ability of injury victims to rebuild their lives and move past their injuries caused by the accidental or intentional conduct of a third party. Our team of experienced Gainesville personal injury attorneys know the stress and anxiety that result from being involved in a serious accident can be eased by keeping our clients reasonably informed and promptly returning calls regarding the status of our clients’ cases. We have obtained millions of dollars for our clients in many types of personal injury cases, including:

Gainesville Auto Accidents: There are annually 6 million auto accidents annually that result in tens of thousands of fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries. Whether you are involved in a Gainesville car accident on the freeway or a surface street or when operating a car, tractor-trailer, SUV, motorcycle or any other motor vehicle, our Gainesville auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident cases. If you are injured by a drunk driver, reckless driver, tailgating driver, distracted driver or any other unsafe driver, our experienced Gainesville auto accident lawyers may be able to represent you in seeking compensation for your injuries.

Gainesville Dog Bites: When dog owners fail to be diligent in securing their dog behind a fence or on a leash, dogs can cause serious injuries, including biting those who pass by, forcing bicyclists to fall over, or causing pedestrians or cyclists to flee into traffic. Liability may be imposed on the owner of a dog that the owner knows or should know has exhibited prior aggressive tendencies. Liability may also be based on other legal theories, such as failure to take reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injury or violation of a local leash ordinance.

Gainesville Premises Liability: Premise liability law generally provides that property owners must conduct reasonable inspections of their property and eradicate unsafe conditions that may cause injury to others. However, owners of commercial or public property generally have more extensive obligations to make their premises safe than residential owners. When the purpose of being on the property of another is mutually beneficial for both parties, such as to engage in a commercial transaction, the property owner is usually held to a high standard of making the premises safe. The scope of the obligation of a premise owner to prevent visitors from injury varies greatly so it is important to consult one of our experienced premise liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates. Some of the types of premise liability claims we handle include slip and fall accidents, dog bite cases, negligent security cases, construction site accidents, and more.

Gainesville Trucking Accidents: Tractor-trailers are involved in a disproportionately high number of collisions given the ratio of big-rigs to other vehicles on the roadways in Gainesville and throughout the state. Big-rigs have a number of disadvantages, such as their size and weight makes them less responsive to sudden braking or steering adjustments. These large motor vehicles also have enormous blind spots called “no zones.” Commercial trucks not only have a higher probability of being involved in a collision but typically also are involved in more serious collisions. Our experienced Gainesville tractor-trailer accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of the special regulations, industry practices, and litigation strategies relevant to trucking cases.

Gainesville Wrongful Death: It is never easy to lose someone you love, but when it happens suddenly and unexpectedly, it can be even more emotionally devastating. Our experienced Gainesville wrongful death attorneys recognize that when a family is grieving they may not want to deal with insurance claims and legal procedures. Our Gainesville wrongful death attorneys handle these issues so that you can focus on recovering from your loss.

Gainesville Motorcycle Accidents: The rate of fatalities and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, in motorcycle crashes is extremely high. A motorcyclist best option to avoid these serious forms of debilitating injuries is to wear a motorcycle helmet. When you ride a motorcycle on Gainesville roadways, you are vulnerable to drivers who fail to pay attention or exercise diligence in looking for smaller less visible motorcycles. When you do lay a bike down, you need the experience of our Gainesville motorcycle accidents to represent you in seeking the monetary recovery you deserve.

Gainesville Nursing Home Abuse (Nursing Home Neglect): Elderly residents of Gainesville nursing homes are in a difficult situation when subjected to substandard care; physical, mental or verbal abuse; sexual exploitation; or misappropriation of their financial resources. Our Gainesville nursing home abuse attorneys have been providing zealously advocacy for elderly victims of abuse and neglect in nursing homes since 1984.

Gainesville Pedestrian Accidents: Whether you walk, jog, or run on the streets of Gainesville, you may be struck by a car, truck or SUV. Injuries to pedestrians struck by motor vehicles in Gainesville often involve broken bones, spinal cord injuries, serious internal injury, brain injuries and other injuries that may permanently limit one’s physical and mental abilities. When you suffer this type of serious injuries, you need experience on your side.

Gainesville Construction Accidents: Gainesville construction projects are full of dangerous hazards that can cause debilitating injuries, such as equipment, heavy machinery, trenches, high voltage lines, exposure to fire and explosive hazards, defective ladders and improperly constructed scaffoldings. These types of hazards are numerous and serious so it is predictable that construction sites are the location of a higher number of severe and fatal injuries than other occupations.  If you are involved in a serious mishap on a construction site, our Gainesville construction accident lawyers may be able to help you seek the valuable financial recover you need to rebuild your life in either a workers’ compensation claim, personal injury claim or sometimes both types of actions.

Gainesville Product Liability Attorneys: Every year thousands of people are injured because corporations fail to invest adequately in safety features and product testing. No one expects to be injured when they purchase a product. When a defective or dangerous product does cause injury to unsuspecting customers, product liability law provides for shifting the cost of injury and loss to the companies that manufacture, distribute or market the product. Our experienced Gainesville product liability attorneys have the knowledge and experience to take on large companies with deep pockets that injure consumers with their unsafe products.

Gainesville Workers’ Compensation Attorneys: While the workers’ compensation system provides a mechanism for most employees to receive free medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, and lump sum payments to cover partial or total disability, workers’ compensation claims may provide far less in compensation than a personal injury claim. Our experienced Gainesville workers compensation attorneys may not only be able to represent you in your workers’ compensation case but may also be able to pursue recovery for pain and suffering, compromised quality of life, loss of consortium, mental distress and other forms of damage in a personal injury action.

Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Gainesville 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 www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Gainesville Auto Accident Attorneys

What a typical American uses to get to work has not really changed over the past years. The automobile is the first choice of most commuters. How a commuter uses their car to get to their work has changed a bit. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported back in 1960 there were 65 million U.S. workers. That number today has risen to over 160 million. In 1960, one in seven workers commuted outside the community where they lived. Today that ratio is now one in four. There are nearly 40,000 Gainesville residents in Hall County that choose to commute to work in Metro Atlanta, and each commuter knows that they give up nearly two hours a day driving. During their commute, they encounter a lot of other autos and potentially bad roads and weather. These factors along with the anxiety that results from a frustrating commute make Gainesville car accidents a common occurrence.

Georgia’s population growth is making it difficult for the state’s road improvement and expansion projects to keep up. It is unfortunate but the number of auto accidents in Gainesville and Metro Atlanta is increasing. It is not a pleasant experience to be involved in a Gainesville car accident. If a Gainesville auto accident causes you injury, you may be prevented from going to work which can create enormous financial hardships for you and your family. Our experienced Gainesville auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been providing effective legal representation to car accident victims since 1984.

Gainesville Auto and Injury Recovery Attorney: Understanding the Principle of Negligence

 In the U.S., there are 6 million auto accidents annually, and more than forty thousand Americans lose their lives. Many others suffer serious injuries, with many victims suffering permanent disability, loss of mobility, or impaired mental functioning. While driving defensively is very important, this conservative tendency may not be enough to keep you out of an auto accident when traveling on the streets and highways of Gainesville.

If you happen to be involved in a Gainesville auto accident, it is important to determine if the other driver is negligent. Negligence is the legal theory that is used to determine who or what type of conduct caused a collision resulting in injury. The legal theory or negligence in simple terms means that one driver failed to exercise ordinary care to avoid causing injuries to another driver, passenger, motorcyclist, pedestrian or anyone else who shares the roads.

Given the high number of cars on Gainesville roads, even if you drive with the utmost caution, there is still a high probability that you will be involved in a car accident. Drunk driving and distracted (texting) driving are two of the most common types of negligent driving. An unacceptable number of Americans lose their lives due to negligent drivers. The number of fatalities at the hands drivers with blood alcohol concentration levels of 0.08 % or higher is staggering. Driving with any measurable alcohol amount may decrease driving abilities and contribute to an auto accident.

Some of the more prevalent examples of accidents in Gainesville include:

  • Accidents caused by fatigued trucks drivers
  • Intoxicated drivers who often are involved in head on collisions
  • Tire blowouts causing SUV and passenger van rollovers
  • Safety limitation in the design or construction of Gainesville roadways
  • Autos drivers ignoring bicyclists
  • Failure to watch for pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks
  • Drivers traveling at excessive speed
  • Blindly exiting driveways and running over pedestrians
  • Improper lane changes causing autos and motorcycles accidents
  • Bus drivers on the road without proper experience or training
  • Ignoring stop signs/signals at intersections
  • Driving if sleepy instead of pulling off the road
  • Staying 2-seconds behind the car directly ahead of one’s vehicle
  • Aggressive driving that results in multiple traffic safety violations simultaneously

If you were involved in a Gainesville car accident and suffered severe injuries, such as fractures, back injuries, head injuries, brain trauma, spinal cord damage, severe burns, loss of extremities, dislocations, whiplash, and other serious injuries, our experienced Gainesville car accident attorneys may be able to assess your case and advise you regarding your rights. We are experienced in handling all types Gainesville auto accident settlements and lawsuits. During our nearly thirty years handling Gainesville auto accident cases, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

The Right Partner to Protect Your Quality of Life after a Gainesville Auto Collision

Our Gainesville car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are experienced in protecting the legal rights of clients injured in auto accidents as well as anticipating and countering insurance company maneuvers. Our Gainesville auto accident lawyers may be able to represent you in seeking a wide range of damages including loss of wages, medical treatment costs, vehicle damage, pain, mental anguish, diminished quality of life, funeral costs, and other damages.

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the negligence, intentional misconduct, or recklessness of a third party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Gainesville 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 a 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.


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.