Atlanta Automobile Accident Attorneys



Our Atlanta automobile accident attorneys understand that car accidents are an unavoidable and extremely frequent occurrence impacting the lives of millions of Americans every day across the country. When you are involved in a sudden, unexpected car accident, it can impact every aspect of your life, including your family relationships, work, and overall quality of life. Atlanta, GA drivers face the challenges of heavy traffic, impatient drivers, and a system of freeways and roads that are struggling to keep up with our population.

Anyone who experiences any type of injury in a car accident should see their doctor. There are many injuries ranging from whiplash injuries to traumatic brain injuries which are common in car accidents that are not obvious for some period after the collision. Delays in seeking medical care for a brain injury can be particularly serious because sometimes bleeding in the space between the brain and skull can cause permanent brain damage, loss of physical and mental functioning or speech capability, and even death. Even with less severe injuries, prompt medical attention can mean a substantially more favorable medical outcome. A supplemental advantage of prompt medical attention is that it will discourage the other driver’s insurance company from claiming that your injuries were not caused by the collision or were not serious enough to compel you to obtain medical attention.

There is a virtually limitless variation of Atlanta car accidents that involve different types of vehicles and types of impact, such as the following:

  • Head-On Collisions
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Side Impact Crashes
  • Bus Crashes
  • Multi-Car Collisions
  • Distracted Driving Crashes
  • Rollover Collisions
  • Motorcycle Collisions
    Rear-Enders
  • Back Over Accidents
  • Bicycle Collision
  • Uninsured or unlicensed driving accidents
  • Sideswipe Collisions
  • Single Vehicle Road Departure Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Hit and Run Crashes
  • Fatigued Driver Accidents
  • Chain Reaction Wrecks

Whether you are involved in any of these types of collisions or another type of accident, your Atlanta automobile accident attorneys will have the experience to pursue legal action based most typically on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is generally expressed as an act or omission that creates a foreseeable risk of harm to another. In the context of a car accident, negligence effectively refers to unreasonably unsafe driving conduct that creates a foreseeable risk of harm. This may include actual traffic violations but need not constitute a violation of traffic safety laws. An Atlanta car accident attorney must also establish that your injuries were actually caused by the collision. This may include aggravation of a pre-existing condition. While it is impossible to list all the various types of driver negligence that may form the basis of an Atlanta auto accident case, some of the most typical causes include the following:

  • Not allowing sufficient following distance
  • Failing to stop at red lights or stop signs
  • Ignoring yield signs or right-of-way rules
  • Driving while impaired by legal medications, illegal drugs or alcohol
  • Exceeding the speed limit or failing to adjust one’s speed to account for weather conditions
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Failure to conduct maintenance like checking tire tread and pressure
  • Not checking blind spots when merging or changing lanes
  • Aggressive driving practices
  • Drivers that are distracted mentally, visually, or physically

One of the sad realities of car accidents in Atlanta or throughout Georgia is that drivers who are thoughtlessly inconsiderate or careless often cause them. These accidents can often result in injuries that are debilitating, require long-term care, and cause permanent incapacity of varying degrees. Injuries that most often inflict permanent disability and incapacity include damage to the spinal cord, brain injuries, amputation injuries, quadriplegia and paraplegia. Other injuries that may cause intense pain and require a significant period of recovery include broken bones, whiplash injuries, severe burns, and torn tendons and ligaments.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious Atlanta car accident, you may be eligible to receive monetary recovery for a wide range of losses including:

  • Missed wages or other forms of income
  • Any medical or treatment-related expenses
  • Property damage
  • Loss of spousal services or companionship
  • Adverse impact on quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Damages related to disfigurement or permanent disability
  • Burial or funeral expenses in the case of wrongful death
  • Exemplary damages (i.e. punitive damages)

Time is of the essence for anyone who is involved in an Atlanta car accident because there are critical time limits that apply. If you fail to comply with this timing requirement, you may be barred from pursuing damages for your injuries or loss. The sooner you contact an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney, the earlier the attorney can begin investigating your claim and developing a strategy for the successful resolution of your Atlanta car accident case.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in an Atlanta car accident, our experienced attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Atlanta car accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


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.