Mountain Park 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.


Mountain Park Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Our experienced Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that all motor vehicles pose a danger because of the size, speed, and mass involved in a typical collision between two vehicles. Because a motorcycle is much small and lighter than a car, pickup, SUV or tractor-trailer, the rider of a motorcycle is much more likely to suffer serious injury in a motor vehicle crash. Defensive driving maneuvers may provide a means for a driver of a passenger car to evade a potential accident caused by a careless or distracted driver. These techniques may not be feasible for a motorcyclist because of the handling limitations of a motorcycle. When a motorcyclist is cut-off by a careless driver who fails to check an adjacent lane before moving over, the result can be a serious accident resulting in devastating injuries. Routine evasive maneuvers employed by drivers of passenger cars, such as rapidly applying the brakes or veering sharply, can be deadly maneuvers when executed by a motorcyclist traveling at sixty miles per hour.

The news only gets worse for motorcyclists because they not only face an increased risk of being involved in a collision but also suffer more severe injuries. A driver of a passenger vehicle has many forms of protection, including the metal frame and shell of the vehicle, lap and shoulder belts, and air bags. When one rides a motorcycle, none of these barriers to injury are present to protect the motorcyclist. A study conducted by the CDC found that during a recent eight year time span, there were more than 34,000 motorcyclists who died in crashes and 1,220,000 more who were treated in emergency rooms for motorcycle accident-related injuries.

Despite significant improvements in vehicle safety involving other motor vehicles, the trend toward rising fatality rates for motorcyclists is particularly alarming. The fatality rate for motorcycle accidents rose 55 percent during the period of the CDC study. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to providing aggressive legal representation in motorcycle accidents so that our clients recover the financial means to rebuild their lives and protect their quality of life.

Unsafe Drivers of Passenger Vehicles Pose Unprecedented Dangers to Motorcyclists

When a motorcyclist is the victim of unsafe operation of a motor vehicle by a driver who fails to obey basic traffic laws and focus entirely on his or her driving, the rider may be able to pursue a legal claim for personal injury or wrongful death. Unsafe operation of a passenger vehicle is the most common basis for negligence claims in personal injury actions involving motorcycle accidents, but a dangerous road or defective motorcycle may also contribute to a Mountain Park motorcycle accident. While negligence (i.e. lack of ordinary care causing foreseeable injury) is the most common legal basis for a motorcycle claim caused by a careless driver or public entity that fails to design or maintain a safe roadway, a motorcycle manufacturer may be strictly liable in a product liability lawsuit. There are many types of negligent conduct that may contribute to a serious motorcycle accident including the following:

  • Passenger vehicle drivers changing lanes without checking that the lane is clear
  • Drivers that are eating, texting, putting on makeup, reading, making cell phone calls, or otherwise distracted
  • Drivers impaired by legal medications, narcotics, or alcohol
  • Drivers of passenger vehicles who misjudge speed or distance of a motorcycle when changing lanes or passing
  • Unmarked road hazards such as dips, pot holes, or road edge drop-offs
  • Driving too fast for weather conditions because of limited visibility or traction
  • Roadways that are unsafe because of their design, construction, or maintenance
  • Motorcycle components that are defective, such as brake or steering systems
  • Passenger vehicle drivers disregarding the speed limit

Although many of these forms of negligence can pose a hazard to any driver or passenger, motorcyclists have a very small margin for error when responding to the negligence of other drivers or roadway hazards. An unmarked dip in the road or pothole may be virtually unnoticeable to the driver of a passenger vehicle but pose a potentially fatal hazard to a motorcyclist. Similarly, a motorcycle that exhibits what might appear to be minor defect like a slight wobble in the steering can cause a rider to lose control because of a motorcycle’s lack of stability.

Damages for Mountain Park Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Serious Injury & Wrongful Death

When you or a loved one is injured or a loved one dies in a Mountain Park motorcycle accident, there are many kinds of injuries that may occur, including the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries that cause loss of use or sensation of one’s extremities (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Bones that are broken, fractured or crushed
  • Decapitation
  • Severe road rash
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury particularly without a helmet
  • Critical damage to vital internal organs
  • Wrongful death

Since most motorcycle accidents tend to be serious, they can alter your daily life in many ways. Many Mountain Park motorcycle accident victims lose vital physical and mental abilities. When motorcycle crash victims lose their ability to walk or suffer impaired cognitive functions, it may be necessary to arrange for long-term nursing or rehabilitative care, as well as long-term income replacement. Some of the physical and intellectual functions that may result from head or spinal injuries in a motorcycle accident in Mountain Park include:

  • Impaired reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Diminished sensory perception
  • Loss of mobility
  • Memory lapses
  • Impairment of ability to speak
  • Incapacity to care for one’s own daily needs
  • Permanent disability from employment

If you suffer catastrophic injuries that diminish your quality of life and/or ability to care for yourself and your family, our compassionate Mountain Park motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to pursuing the full measure of financial compensation that you are entitled to receive so that you can continue to enjoy a full and satisfying life. We concentrate on dealing with the insurance companies and defense lawyers so that you can focus on healing. The Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to seek a wide range of damages. Depending on the specific facts of your case, we may be able to seek some or all of the following types of damages:

  • Lost past and present earnings
  • Cost of medical care, hospitalization and rehabilitation
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Burial and funeral expenses (wrongful death cases)
  • Future diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Impairment of your marital relationship and general quality of life
  • Punitive damages

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Mountain Park to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Mountain Park motorcycle 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 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.

Mountain Park Personal Injury Attorneys

While most personal injury accidents are preventable with the exercise of reasonable care by private individuals, businesses, or public entities, frequently through indifference or inattention these same individuals, businesses or public entities fail to take reasonable precautions to prevent accidents that result in personal injury or wrongful death. Innocent victims in Mountain Park have their lives adversely impacted because of hazardous construction projects, slick or slippery floors, unrestrained pets, drunken drivers, careless medical professionals and many other dangerous hazards.

Our Mountain Park personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates know that some injury victims are hesitant about pursuing a claim for compensation because they are unfamiliar with the process of dealing with insurance companies and the legal process. Our legal team works with our clients to demystify the process and make it understandable. We provide our clients with periodic progress reports, send them copies of important documents and correspondence and return their calls and emails within a reasonably prompt time. We pursue a fusion of several objectives, including obtaining compensation for our clients, representing our clients with dignity and personal service and holding those who cause injury to others accountable for their actions.

When you are injured and pursue a legal claim for compensation, the insurance company for the defendant will usually be the party that will contest the claim and pay any settlement or judgment. The representatives for insurance companies are not your friends or allies. The entire mission of the insurance company is to minimize the amount paid on claims so that they can increase the company’s profits. Our dedicated team of Mountain Park personal injury lawyers negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and will not hesitate to litigate the claim in court if the insurance company does not offer what we consider an appropriate settlement for your claim. Since we have been representing clients in personal injury cases since 1984, we are qualified to represent clients in all personal injury matters including:

Mountain Park Car Accident Legal Claims: Car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions involving drivers that do not make driving safety a priority cause many debilitating injuries and needless fatalities. While there are new innovations being developed that may someday prevent many accidents by alerting drivers of an impending collision, disabling distracting electronic devices and preventing intoxicated drivers from starting a vehicle, motor vehicles continue to be one of the leading causes of wrongful death and permanent devastating injuries. Most motor vehicle accident claims are based on negligence of a driver, but some Mountain Park car accidents are caused by defective vehicles or unsafe roads. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, our experienced Mountain Park car accident lawyers represent clients in all types of motor vehicle accidents including: drunken driving crashes, motorcycle accidents, busing accidents, distracted driving collisions, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, speeding accidents, trucking accidents and many more.

Mountain Park Canine Attacks (Dog bites, attacks, maulings): While it is normal to think of dogs as man’s best friend, they are still an animal that may engage in unpredictable and dangerous behavior. When someone is the victim of a dog attack (or any animal attack), they may suffer severe injury and emotional wounds. There are dog owners that purchase dogs prone to aggressive and vicious behavior who then groom the dogs to act aggressively toward others. In other cases, the dog may have displayed vicious tendencies though the dog owner did not encourage the behavior. A dog attack in either of these situations may entitle the dog bite victim to pursue a legal claim against the dog owner’s homeowner's insurance. Dog owners that allow their dogs to run at large in violation of Georgia law or are otherwise negligent in preventing a dog bite may also be liable for any resulting injuries. Our Mountain Park dog bite attorneys investigate our clients' claims to develop the best legal approach to their case.

Mountain Park Wrongful Death Legal Claims: When a doctor makes a critical diagnostic or surgical error or an intoxicated driver runs down someone you love, the premature death of a loved one can be an emotionally overwhelming and financially challenging experience. Few people that are coping with the grief and pain of a lost loved one are anxious to turn to more pragmatic matters like insurance claims or legal issues. Unfortunately, Georgia wrongful death law imposes a statutory time limit for pursuing such claims so time is of the essence. Although monetary recovery cannot sooth a surviving loved one’s pain, it can provide the financial means to support family members of the decedent. Our Mountain Park wrongful death attorneys may be able to pursue compensation both for the losses of the fatal accident victim and the loved ones deprived of emotional and financial support.

Mountain Park Workers' Compensation Legal Claims: Many Mountain Park work environments have potential hazards. Sometimes these hazardous conditions are the result of an employer disregarding employee safety regulations or other parties failing to exercise reasonable care to cause injury. While you may obtain workers' compensation benefits without any fault by your employer, the more generous compensation of a personal injury claim requires that you establish fault against a third party. While workers' compensation benefits include medical care, compensation for missed wages and permanent disability, a personal injury action may also provide damages for pain and suffering, impairment of marital relationship, diminished quality of life, punitive damages and more. Our Mountain Park Workers' Compensation attorneys explore the facts surrounding our clients' work injuries or occupational illnesses so that we can develop a strategy designed to maximize our clients’ financial recovery.

Mountain Park Premises Liability Legal Claims: When you visit a business there are many kinds of hazardous conditions that can cause injury including cluttered, poorly lit walkways, sticky or slick substances on tiled floors, animals that are not contained and many others. When a person suffers serious injuries caused because a business owner fails to inspect their property and eliminate hazards or warn visitors of their presence, the area of law that forms the basis of legal claims for such injuries is premises liability law. Businesses, like department stores, grocery stores, eating establishments and other commercial enterprises, typically have an affirmative obligation not only to correct dangerous conditions but to conduct reasonable inspections to discover hazards. While owners of private residences may also be liable for injuries to those on their property, liability depends on the specific circumstances. Our experienced Mountain Park premises liability attorneys work diligently to examine our clients’ claims when they are victims of dog attacks, negligent security, trip and fall accidents or other unsafe hazards on the property of others.

Mountain Park Product Defect Legal Claims: Product liability claims are one of the most effective tool to protect the public from serious injury and wrongful death caused by defective products. While lawmakers can pass legislation and regulations establishing safety rules regarding certain products, these rules usually are not enacted until after multiple accident victims suffer serious injury or die. Plaintiffs that pursue legal claims that impose financial responsibility on product manufacturers provide a monetary incentive for the companies that design, manufacture and market products to work diligently to ensure that their products are free of defects and safe for the public. If you are injured by a defective product like a bad drug, unsafe medical device, hazardous children’s product, or faulty motor vehicle, our experienced Mountain Park product defect attorneys have the experience and knowledge to take on large companies that expose the public to unsafe and defective products.

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


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.