Lovejoy 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.


Lovejoy Product Liability Attorneys

Product liability is an important area of personal injury law that serves to compensate and protect consumers from dangerous or defective products. When a consumer purchases a product, there is an inherent assumption that the product will not be defective or cause harm to those who use it. As comforting as this assumption may be for consumers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that despite as many as 400 product recalls of consumer products annually, there are almost 30 million people who are injured and another 29,000 who die each year because of a defective consumer product. Our Lovejoy product liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been seeking compensation for those injured by faulty products and holding those that manufacture and distribute such products accountable since our firm was founded in 1984.

Legal Theories in Lovejoy Product Liability Cases

Product liability is the area of personal injury law created to provide compensation for injuries caused by unsafe or defective products. If a consumer suffers physical or emotional harm from a product that is unsafe or defective, any entity that contributed to making or distributing that product may be liable, including the designers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others. There are three separate legal theories upon which liability may be based in product liability cases: (1) negligence, (2) strict liability, and (3) breach of warranty.

  • Negligence: In a product liability claim, the failure of any business in the production-distribution chain to take reasonable care may be held liable if this lack of care causes injury to a consumer of the product. The process of proving negligence in the context of a product liability case can be complicated since it may be difficult to establish how and when the defect was created. This is particularly true when several businesses contributed to the production of the product or its component parts.
  • Strict Liability: Under a strict liability standard, a personal injury victim can prevail without proving negligence. If the product causes you harm or is unsafe, you may be entitled to compensation even when the distributer or manufacturer of the product is not shown to have acted negligently. The factual basis for proving strict liability includes:
    1. The product is actually defective.
    2. The defect existed when the product left the control of the business.
    3. The consumer’s injuries were caused by the defective product.
  • Breach of Implied or Express Warranties: Virtually all products that you purchase come with some form of warranty. If this warranty is provided in writing on the packaging or the paperwork inside the packaging of the product, it is referred to as an express warranty. By contrast, implied warranties are created by operation of law. When a product does not perform as promised by a warranty, breach of warranty may serve as a basis for liability. However, many products carry disclaimers of warranties to prevent such claims.

Types of Product Defects in Lovejoy Defective Product Actions

There are a number of types of defects that may cause a product to malfunction or perform unsafely. These defects are prone to occur at different stages of the production process.

  • Manufacturing Defects: Any defects in a product that result from problems in the manufacturing process fall under this category of product defect. The product in this situation will deviate from the specifications and/or blueprints.
  • Design Defects: A product may match the manufacturer specifications precisely but have inherent dangers that are innate to the design of the product.
  • Failure to Warn: Some products, like pharmaceuticals, may have known side effects or other potential dangers that could cause injury. Product manufacturers are expected to provide adequate warnings and instructions to consumers to prevent injury caused by potential hazards associated with the product. These warnings may be expected to extend to foreseeable misuse of the product.

Our experienced Lovejoy product liability attorneys understand the evidentiary and procedural challenges involved in complex product liability cases against mega-corporations. We have the expertise and resources to handle many types of product liability claims including:

  • Motor vehicle defects
  • Hazardous substances
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household goods and electronics
  • Toys and other children’s products
  • Defective medical appliances

Lovejoy Product Liability Lawyers Prepared to Challenge Irresponsible Businesses

Our many years of legal expertise have provided the basis for successful result in a wide range of defective product cases. If you are injured by a product, we advise you to keep all the parts of the defective product. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Lovejoy product liability 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 Lovejoy product liability 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 at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Lovejoy Personal Injury Attorneys

When an individual, commercial, or public entity fails to exercise a reasonable degree of care to prevent injury to another, people may suffer major injuries or wrongful death. Accidental or intentional misconduct that causes significant injury or the loss of a love one will have a dramatic adverse effect on the lives of the victim and his or her family. Motor vehicle accidents, trench collapse accidents on construction sites, or falls on sticky, wet floors in movie theaters may cause intense physical pain, emotional turmoil, and financial hardships to the victim.

At Montlick and Associates, our Lovejoy personal injury attorneys are firmly committed to holding those who cause harm to others accountable for their misconduct and to providing effective legal representation to victims of accidents. Our law firm was founded on these twin objectives which we diligently pursue on a daily basis for all of our personal injury clients. Our Lovejoy personal injury attorneys share a commitment to high ethical standards, zealous pursuit of our clients’ best interest, and high standards of legal competence and professionalism. Our Lovejoy personal injury law firm has been handling a wide range of personal injury cases throughout Lovejoy and the surrounding areas of Georgia since our firm was established in 1984. Some of the types of negligence and intentional tort cases (i.e. intentional misconduct) that we handle include:

Lovejoy Auto Collisions (Motor Vehicle Accident Cases): Fatal auto accidents claim almost thirty thousand lives annually throughout the United States. A full third of these fatal collisions involve drivers operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Our personal injury attorneys provide legal representation to the victims of all types of auto accidents, such as bicycle accidents, motorcycle crashes, trucking collisions, bus accidents, and pedestrian accidents. We have a team of experienced auto accident lawyers familiar with the tactics used by insurance companies when it comes to motor vehicle accident cases.

Lovejoy Defective Product Claims: When companies invest an appropriate amount of resources into product testing and quality control procedures, most potential hazards in products can be discovered and eliminated. When drug companies carefully conduct clinical trials and do not evade or ignore unfavorable results, for example, many consumers can be protected from serious adverse effects or injury. Unfortunately, the drive to reduce costs and increase profits can motivate companies to turn a blind eye to potential hazards posed by their products with devastating consequences for consumers. Our Lovejoy product defect attorneys seek to impose financial responsibility on businesses that put monetary gain above the safety of the consumers who use their products.

Lovejoy Dog Bites and Animal Attacks: Small children are the most frequent victims of dog attacks and maulings. Large dogs with vicious temperaments like pit bulls and Rottweilers can cause fatal injuries to infants and small children. Any person attacked by a dog or by any other animal should seek prompt medical attention. While children are particularly vulnerable to a vicious dog attack, victims of any age are likely to suffer not only physical but also emotional scars when they are attacked by a canine. Our Lovejoy dog bite attorneys aggressively pursue compensation for those who suffer injuries from a bite, mauling or lunging incident involving a dog by holding owners responsible for their failure to exercise adequate precautions and proper care to restrain or keep their pets at bay.

Lovejoy Premises Liability Claims: Persons who suffer injury while on the property of others may have a claim for financial compensation based on premises liability law. The area of law referred to as premises liability law defines the legal obligations that a person in control of property or that a property owner has toward those that come on their property. Premises liability claims may cover a diverse array of injury cases, including slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, dog attacks, criminal assaults, false imprisonment, spa or pool accidents, and other incidents resulting in injury while on another’s property. Since these claims turn on very specific facts, we suggest that you avail yourself of a free consultation with one of our experienced premises liability attorneys so that they can review the facts involved in your case and determine whether you have a viable personal injury claim.

Lovejoy Workers' Compensation Benefits: An employee’s life can suddenly be turned upside down when he or she is injured at work. An employee may be compelled to take time off work and seek medical treatment for injuries suffered in a workplace accident or from exposure to hazardous substances. While most employees may receive compensation for lost pay and medical care by filing a workers' compensation claim, the benefits available through the workers' compensation system usually are relatively meager in comparison to the compensation available in a personal injury case. Unfortunately, the workers' compensation system serves as an exclusive remedy against employers for work-related injuries. At Montlick and Associates, we often work around this limitation by identifying potential third party defendants and filing a personal injury claim against them. We may even be able to pursue both types of claims simultaneously.

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