Lake City 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 Auto Accident Law firm With Over 30 Years of Experience

Our Atlanta auto accident law firm understands that an accident can radically impact your life because of the pain and challenges of suffering personal injuries as well as the stress and pressure from dealing with insurance companies and responsible parties. Often, Atlanta auto accidents result in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, and many other injuries that will result in months of recovery and missed employment. In addition to all of these financial difficulties, there will be other physical and emotional hardships that can significantly diminish your quality of life.

Adding insult to injury, insurance companies that learn Atlanta auto accident victims are not represented by experienced attorneys often prey on them. Because these insurance companies handle thousands of car accident claims annually, they are equipped with the experience and resources to utilize their knowledge of the procedural and substantive complexities of the law to reduce settlements and judgments. Even though many insurance company adjusters appear friendly and anxious to help you, their financial interests are in direct opposition to yours. They want you to take a low-ball offer or divulge or admit to damaging facts that adversely impact your recovery. This is why you need an experienced Atlanta auto accident law firm to represent you and stand up for your rights when dealing with insurance companies.

Dangers of Atlanta Auto Accidents

It is no surprise that Atlanta commuters spend a lot of time in heavy traffic. Because of traffic congestion, there is a higher likelihood of collisions that can result from inattentive or careless driving. Tragically, the majority of injury accidents and wrongful deaths involve conduct which is obviously dangerous, such as driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, and excessive speed.

Particularly, inattentive driving is becoming one of the fastest growing causes of serious Atlanta auto accidents. Cell phones and GPS devices are specifically becoming the most common cause of distracted driving. Although Georgia has passed laws to limit the use of these devices, drivers still insist on talking, texting and web surfing while driving.

Common Causes of Atlanta Auto Accidents

In a Atlanta auto accident, the typical basis for imposing liability is the legal principle of negligence. Negligence is a legal term of art that refers to the legal duty a driver owes to others on the road to exercise the standard of care that a reasonably prudent driver would have under the circumstances. Some the common breaches of this duty include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Using devices such as cell phones or GPS while driving
  • Excessive speed under the circumstances
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Aggressive driving or failing to yield
  • Making an unsafe turn
  • Passenger distractions
  • Running red lights and stop signs

In addition, public entities may be liable for unsafe or improper maintenance of roadways, or manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers may be liable for defectively manufactured or designed motor vehicles. These two special types of cases are inherently difficult so it is important to seek legal advice promptly if you believe these factors may have been involved if your car accident. Our legal team has a proven track record for success and handles these cases with compassion and expertise.

Advocacy for Serious Atlanta Auto Accidents

Auto accidents can have many different causes. Our experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney will have handled a wide spectrum of car accident cases during our nearly three decades serving the Atlanta community. Our Atlanta auto accident lawyers can provide assistance with the following types of motor vehicle collision claims:

  • Single car accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone crashes
  • Intersection accidents
  • Rollover crashes
  • Chain reaction or pileup accidents
  • Rear-end impact collisions
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle collisions
  • Bus crashes
  • Pedestrian accidents

In a serious Atlanta auto accident, victims may suffer a wide range of physical injuries including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head or neck injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Possible amputation of limbs
  • Wrongful death actions

Our experienced Atlanta auto accident law firm typically provides a careful investigation of the facts surrounding the accident, a detailed analysis of the applicable law, fierce and aggressive negotiation with insurance company attorneys, and proven litigation tactics. In addition, our legal team seeks many types of damages that are applicable to a specific client's case, which may include lost income, future disability, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses for physical and emotional damage, and many other damages.

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  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 websit, www.montlick.com, to make use of our free consultation form or 24-hour live online chat service.

Lake City Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Lake City personal injury attorneys understand the stress, anxiety, pain, and confusion you may be experiencing after you have been injured due to another’s negligence in a car accident, slip and fall, dog attack, or any other type of incident involving careless, reckless or intentional wrongful acts. We compassionately represent our clients to ease this stress and anxiety so that our clients are free to concentrate on their physical and emotional recovery. We also endeavor to ease any confusion and help navigate our clients through an often complex and obscure legal system.

Since Montlick and Associates was established in 1984, our Lake City personal injury law firm has successfully represented those who experience injury because of careless, reckless, and intentional harm inflicted by third parties. As legal counsel, we relieve the stress, confusion and often-aggravating burden our clients face when dealing with complicated legal and insurance issues. We educate our clients on the substantive law and legal process and provide reasonably timely answers to our clients’ questions or concerns to demystify the personal injury legal process. Our Lake City personal injury attorneys have built our law firm’s reputation on our commitment to delivering personal service, diligent legal representation and the ethical practice of law.

We have effectively and successfully represented victims in a wide variety of cases, such as car collisions, injuries from defective products, on-the-job injuries, construction accidents, slip and falls, and a wide variety of other Lake City personal injury claims. Specifically, our Lake City personal injury attorneys typically handle the following types of cases:

Lake City Auto Accidents: It is no surprise that there are many diverse causes of motor vehicle accidents. Lake City auto accidents may result from careless, distracted, or impaired drivers, defective vehicles on the road, and unsafe or poorly maintained roadways. For almost three decades, we have successfully represented auto accident victims in all forms of Lake City auto accidents, such as: SUV rollovers, trucking collisions, bus crashes, bicycle accidents, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian accidents, distracted driver crashes, impaired or intoxicated driving collisions, road departure accidents, crashes because of excessive speed, and many other causes. We invite you or anyone you may know who was seriously injured in an auto accident to speak with one of our experienced Lake City auto accident attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Lake City Dog Bites and Animal Attacks: Even though dogs are considered man’s best friend, some people improperly train them or may breed large and aggressive dogs for security purposes against intruders. However, these dogs often lack the ability to differentiate friend from foe. Unfortunately, the most common victims in dog bite incidents that cause permanent disfiguring injury or a fatal mauling are children. Our experienced Lake City dog bite attorneys at Montlick and Associates compassionately and diligently represent innocent victims harmed by dogs and other animals to recover the compensation our clients need to ease the financial difficulties which can impair their physical and emotional recovery.

Lake City Wrongful Death Actions: The loss of life is always traumatic for loved ones left behind, particularly when it results from the negligent or intentional misconduct of another. The death of a spouse, child, or parent is emotionally devastating for family members. Our Lake City wrongful death attorneys understand the difficulty and pain faced by families that lose a loved one in a fatal accident or violent crime and help alleviate the burden of navigating the complex legal system alone. Our experienced Lake City wrongful death lawyers will aggressively pursue the maximum recovery possible for clients in the wake of fatal tragedies suffered at the hands of a negligent, reckless, or intentional third party.

Lake City Defective Products: Under Georgia and federal product liability law, a consumer who is injured as a result of an unsafe or defective product may pursue a claim against the manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of the sub-par or unsafe product. For a claim to be successful, it must be shown that the product was defectively manufactured and/or designed, or that it lacked adequate warnings or instructions. The plaintiff must also establish that the defect was present when the product left the defendant’s control, and the product was used in a foreseeable manner. This area of law is complex and pursuing product liability cases can involve an enormous investment in resources. When pursuing a claim based on injuries caused by a poorly made or dangerous product, our Lake City defective products liability attorneys have a proven track record for holding companies accountable for the injuries caused by their shoddy products.

Lake City Workers' Compensation Claims: Workers' compensation claims can be fairly complex with a fairly limited scope of recovery. This is because workers' compensation uses a “no fault approach” to providing compensation to injured workers while providing only medical care, partial compensation for wage loss, and recovery for permanent partial or total disability. Workers' compensation claims may cover a wide variety of work-related injuries and occupational illnesses, such as construction accidents, car collisions, defective products and/or machinery, chemical injuries, exposure to toxic chemicals, repetitive motion injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome) and many others. Under certain circumstances, an injured employee may be able to avoid the limited nature of recovery available in workers' compensation claims and file a personal injury claim against a third party.

Lake City Slip and Fall (Premises Liability Actions): All landowners owe some level of legal duty of care to individuals on their property. The degree of care owed is generally reasonable care under the circumstances to avoid foreseeable harm, but there are other considerations. For example, business owners typically owe the highest duty of care to patrons on their property while residential property owners typically owe the lowest duty of care to unknown and unanticipated trespassers. Common Lake City premises liability claims are slip and falls, pool drowning, animal or dog bites, construction site accidents, and many others. Because there are so many types of premises liability claims and so many different factors to consider, you need an experienced legal team to successfully and competently advocate for your rights. Our Lake City premises liability team at Montlick and Associates offers a free consultation so we can evaluate potential claims and options for our clients.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Lake City 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 Lake City personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys are here to help. If you cannot travel to our office, we can discuss alternative meeting arrangements, including a potential home visit. 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.


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.