Lithonia Personal Injury Attorneys
At Montlick and Associates, we know that no one expects to suffer serious injuries in a preventable accident or to lose a loved one because of the indifference or carelessness of a third party. Our experienced Lithonia personal injury attorneys see the impact on those who have their lives turned upside down by such traumatic events and family tragedies on a daily basis. When you are laboring under the burden of intense pain, difficult rehabilitation, mounting bills and the lingering impact on your quality of life, deciphering legal requirements and analyzing insurance company tactics may not be the best use of your energy. The medical recovery of a personal injury victim needs to be the focus of one’s efforts.
However, these procedural and administrative issues cannot simply be put off for another day. The law is extremely unforgiving when it comes to imposing deadlines so promptly discussing your situation with one of our experienced Lithonia personal injury lawyers can provide an effective way to protect your interest and avoid inadvertently compromising your right to legal compensation. Montlick and Associates has been providing effective and compassionate legal representation to Lithonia personal injury and wrongful death victims for more than three decades. Because we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, we are qualified to handle the full range of personal injury claims. Some of the types of cases for which our Lithonia personal injury attorneys offer legal representation include:
Lithonia Work-Related Injuries: There are many occupations that pose a higher risk of injury to employees, such as construction, mining, petroleum refining, heavy machinery operation and others. While proper safety equipment and implementation of appropriate workplace safety rules can mitigate these risks, injuries in the workplace still occur. Sometimes injuries may be the product of indifference regarding safety issues by those at the worksite while other accidents may just be part of the inherent risk of the occupation. When you are injured while performing your work duties or other functions that benefit your employer, you will typically have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. While these benefits can ensure you receive proper medical care and ease the financial burden of being disabled and unable to work, the compensation that may be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit typically will be more extensive. Our Lithonia workers' compensation attorneys analyze both your rights to benefits under the workers' compensation system as well as potential third part liability in a civil lawsuit.
Lithonia Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, SUVs, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, bicycles and even pedestrians continue to claim the lives of approximately 30,000 people annually throughout the U.S. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers that fail to pay attention to the road, disregard traffic safety laws or otherwise drive in a manner that is unsafe. Although the leading causes of motor vehicle accident fatalities include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), exceeding the speed limit and driving while distracted, there are many forms of negligent driving that may contribute to a motor vehicle accident. If you or a loved one suffers injury in a collision, our experienced Lithonia car accident attorneys are prepared to challenge the insurance company for the other driver to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Lithonia Product Liability Claim: While there are standards for consumer safety established by a number of federal and state agencies, many products do not fall under the auspices of these regulatory agencies. In other cases, manufacturers ignore established safety standards or fail to conduct adequate product safety testing to ensure that their products do not pose a danger to consumers. When a product has a defect in its design and/ or manufacturing process or it does not come with appropriate warnings, this may constitute a basis for pursuing a defective product claim. Our Lithonia defective product lawyers handle cases involving many types of unsafe products including but not limited to children’s toys and equipment, unsafe motor vehicles, dangerous drugs and many other goods marketed to consumers.
Lithonia Wrongful Death Claims: When someone you love is taken from you by the careless or intentional actions of others, the emotional pain can be devastating. The financial hardships posed by the loss of a family breadwinner exacerbates the emotional challenges of moving past your tragedy. Our Lithonia wrongful death attorneys represent those who are killed by fatal car accidents, construction accidents, drowning incidents, industrial accidents, unsafe pharmaceuticals and toxic substances like asbestos. We believe that those whose dangerous behavior causes the wrongful death of others should be held financially accountable for their actions. Our experienced Lithonia wrongful death attorneys may be able to pursue compensation on behalf of personal losses suffered by family members as well as losses to the estate of the decedent.
Lithonia Dog Mauling and Bite Incidents: While many families have loving dogs that are part of the family, dogs may behave unpredictably at times. When a dog is not properly restrained on a leash or kept secured in a fenced yard, the consequences can be painful dog attacks that can prove fatal for small children. While Georgia law generally permits dog owners to be held accountable for the injuries caused by their dogs, the process of obtaining compensation requires analyzing a range of issues, such as past behavior of the dog, knowledge by the owner of the dog’s propensity toward viciousness, local leash laws and other factors. Many homeowners’ insurance companies defend these cases by claiming that the victim “antagonized” the dog. Our experienced Lithonia dog bite lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to obtaining the compensation dog bite victims need to cover the cost of their injuries and other forms of loss by responding effectively to such defenses.
Lithonia Nursing Home Elder Abuse: Nursing homes have an obligation to provide appropriate care for the residents entrusted to their care. Unfortunately, nursing home facilities may try to cut costs by understaffing the facility or hiring staff that have not been properly screened or trained. When these types of cost containment measures result in elder abuse or neglect of resident care, our dedicated Lithonia nursing home abuse attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and protection of elderly residents who may lack the ability to fight off abusive staff members.
Lithonia Premises Liability: Whether you slip on a wet floor in a grocery store, suffer a head injury from falling objects on a construction site or experience a violent assault on a college campus, the property owner may be financially responsible for your injuries. Injuries incurred on the property of others are governed by premises liability law. Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, residential, public and commercial property owners may all be liable for injuries arising out of accidents or intentional criminal acts on their property. However, these cases involve a careful analysis of the facts and circumstances to determine the scope of the property owner’s duty and the basis for finding that the duty was not met by the homeowner. Evidence may disappear or witness recollections become muddled so it is important to contact a Lithonia premises liability attorney promptly if you have suffered such an injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Lithonia 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 Lithonia personal injury lawyers. 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.