Hapeville 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.


Car Wreck Lawyers in Atlanta

Our car wreck lawyers in Atlanta find that accidents involving cars are one of the major causes of wrongful death in the U.S. and are also among the principal sources of personal injury claims. Most of these accidents are the product of negligence by one of the drivers involved in the collision. The driver may have been under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, may have disobeyed a traffic safety law, or may have been otherwise careless or inattentive in maneuvering his vehicle. When accidents like this happen, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may attempt to contact the victim to obtain a statement, seek a release to obtain medical and employment records, or discuss a settlement. Atlanta car accident injury victims need to understand these attempts to contact you are not about resolving your claim; they are about reducing the exposure of the insurance company or developing a basis to avoid liability.

Montlick and Associates has recovered millions upon millions of dollars during our almost thirty year tenure representing thousands of satisfied clients who had been injured or lost a loved one in car accidents in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Our car wreck lawyers in Atlanta have been zealous partners to victims of auto accidents in striving to obtain the best possible compensation in favor of our clients and in holding those who cause serious auto accident victims responsible for the losses and harm that they inflict on others.

Serious Atlanta Auto Accidents: The Role of Negligence

While the causes of a serious motor vehicle collision in Atlanta may be diverse, the legal principle behind liability in most car accident claims is negligence. Those who drive motor vehicles commit the most common forms of negligent conduct responsible for serious auto collisions in Atlanta. Many collisions, including those involving negligent drivers, result from negligent conduct by multiple parties including:

  • Vehicle owners that entrust their vehicles to operators they should know are incompetent
  • Employers of employees involved in car crashes in the scope of employment
  • Public entities that design unsafe roads or fail to perform adequate maintenance
  • Vehicle manufacturers that produce defective cars, trucks, SUVs and other motor vehicles
  • Family members that make their vehicles available for family purposes

While it is impossible to enumerate all of the potential causes of Atlanta car accidents that may result in life-changing injuries and vehicle damage, some common types of conduct that cause motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Driving while distracted (due to texting, making phone calls, and performing other unnecessary and unrelated tasks)
  • Violating traffic laws (such as speeding, improper changing of lanes, tailgating, and failing to yield right-of-way)
  • Driving errors (because the driver is intoxicated, stoned, inattentive or reckless)
  • Malfunction of brakes, suspension, steering or tires
  • Drivers that do not account for unfavorable weather conditions
  • Unsafe road conditions and road design

Experienced Atlanta Auto Accident Attorneys for All Types of Accident Cases

Our car wreck lawyers in Atlanta advocate for the rights of those injured in all types of vehicle accidents. We diligently represent our clients in dealing with insurance companies and their insurance defense lawyers. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the legal complications involved in serious car crashes. Since 1984, we have been advocating for clients involved in car collisions so we know how difficult it can be to recover from the injuries and losses caused by motor vehicle accidents. The types of motor vehicle accidents that we are qualified to handle include:

  • Car crashes
  • Accidents involving single cars
  • SUV rollovers
  • Multi-car pileups
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Rear-end crashes
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone intersection accidents
  • Run off-the-road accidents
  • Hit and run cases
  • Truck-trailer collisions and other commercial vehicle crashes
  • Jackknife trucking incidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Driveway backup accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • RV and camper collisions

Atlanta Car Accident Injuries and Forms of Financial Compensation

At Montlick and Associates, we recognize that injuries associated with car accidents usually are painful and debilitating. Atlanta auto accidents also may have other significant consequences for a car accident victim and his or her family. The most devastating types of injuries may paralyze not only the body but also harm the mental and psychological wellbeing of the victim. A serious motor vehicle collision can result in many forms of injury including:

  • Head, neck, and spinal cord trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe damage to internal organs
  • Amputated arms or legs
  • Severe injuries on the knees

If you are involved in the nightmarish trauma of a serious Atlanta car accident, Montlick and Associates may be able to help you recover a wide range of damages to compensate you for your physical and emotional pain. Our experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyers may be able to pursue a variety of forms of compensation, including medical expense costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, impaired enjoyment of life experience and other damages. We may also seek recovery of burial and funeral costs in cases where a car accident leads to the wrongful death of a loved one.

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 car accident attorneys. Our auto accident 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.

Hapeville Personal Injury Attorneys

Tort law is an integral component of the legal system, providing compensation when personal injury or death is caused by the negligence or willful action of another. Compensable injuries can take the form of mental, physical, or emotional harm. Frequently, a medical “expert witness” is necessary to define the nature, severity, and complex causes of personal injuries that take place in industrial or manufacturing environments, on private property or at the hospital. It is important for individuals to exercise caution when operating heavy equipment at work, driving a motor vehicle, negotiating debris on the floor of a restaurant or otherwise engaging in everyday activities that can result in injuries caused by hazards and unsafe conduct. Our experienced Hapeville personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been providing diligent and aggressive legal representation to injury victims since our law firm opened its doors in 1984.

Intentional Torts (Sexual Assaults and Violent Crimes) – Negligent Security – Premises Liability

Hapeville residents do not need to look far to find improperly cleared commercial hazards or serious criminal acts. While it is not something that is pleasant to think about, preparedness and situational awareness go a long way toward preventing criminal attacks on commercial or rental property with inadequate security measures. The benefit of preparation cannot be overstated; but sexual assaults, rapes, and physical attacks may still occur on a college campus, in a shopping center parking lot or in common areas of a condo complex. When they do, courts may award financial compensation based on premises liability law against property owners who fail to provide adequate security measures. The court may even award punitive damages as a measure of retribution to punish the negligent party and discourage similar misconduct in the future. In the aftermath of a crime, the mix of emotions and shock that injury victims confront can be difficult and overwhelming to process. Our dedicated Hapeville personal injury lawyers can offer an objective view of your rights and remedies, backed by years of experience and extensive knowledge of legal procedure, doctrines, and case law.

Standards of Care -- Slip and Fall Accidents – Premises Liability Claims – Medical Malpractice

In many cases of serious personal injury caused by the negligence of a third party, such as where someone falls because of a slippery or sticky floor in a grocery store, the key issues in imposing liability are whether reasonable care could have prevented the accident, and whether the injuries were foreseeable. In commercial settings, as well as in medical malpractice cases, the answers to these critical questions depend heavily on industry standards and whether the offending company or individual deviated from the appropriate standard of care in contributing to the cause of injury. Medical professionals are held to a higher standard than a driver in a car accident because the doctor has specialized knowledge and training.

A medical professional’s standard of care is expected to conform to that of a similarly trained professional in the geographic area in a similar situation. Medical professionals are expected to provide quality health care and exercise professional competence. When doctors stray from accepted medical practices, fail to follow up with patients, or otherwise abuse the patient-doctor relationship, it is important to hold medical professionals accountable while compensating patients for injuries both seen and unseen.

Strict Liability -- Dog Bite Attacks – Product Liability – Motor Vehicle Accidents – Car Accidents

While many people would not think that a dog attack, defective product claim, and motor vehicle accident case have much in common, they are all areas where strict liability make an injury victim’s job easier when pursuing a claim for damages. Dog owners, companies that manufacture and distribute defective products, and drivers of motor vehicles may all be held accountable based on the legal concept of strict liability in certain situations. Dog owners who have observed patterns of vicious behavior, received reports of the vicious propensity of their dog or otherwise have reason to know their dog may be dangerous may be strictly liable for injuries caused by the dog.

Similarly, a business that designs or manufactures a product may be liable based on strict liability provided that the defect that causes injury is present when the product left the control of the business. Dangerous products often show no visible signs of potential hazards so that consumers can protect themselves from injury. Further, businesses that produce consumer products, such as motor vehicles, household appliances and electronics, children’s products, and pharmaceuticals are in the best position to test their products and prevent injury to consumers so imposing strict liability creates a financial incentive to implement measures to protect consumers.

Motor vehicle accident claims may also be based on strict liability when drivers violate Georgia traffic safety laws by speeding, committing DUI, or running stop lights. Tractor-trailer accidents (i.e. trucking accidents) caused by violations of trucking regulations that require mandatory drug testing, ban texting while driving, and establish limits to prevent fatigue-based trucking accidents may also be the basis for imposing strict liability. Violations of traffic safety statutes or trucking safety regulations may be a basis for seeking compensation on a strict liability basis under the doctrine of negligence per se, which imposes liability for injury caused by violations of safety laws.

These are just some of the types of legal principles and cases that we handle at Montlick and Associates. We are a full service Hapeville personal injury law firm that has helped people throughout Georgia recover compensation in serious injury and wrongful death cases for close to three decades. Some of the other types of personal injury cases that we handle for our clients include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Heavy Machinery Accident Claims
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Drain Entrapment Accidents
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Most other injuries caused by careless or intentional conduct

Whether a personal injury occurs at the intersection down the street, or while an employee is working to provide for his or her family, the result is that the victim's life may be forever altered. Negligence on the part of individuals or organizations may even cause a wrongful death and leave surviving family members to bear the dual impact of the emotional and financial loss of a loved one. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Hapeville 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 Hapeville 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.


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.