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North Decatur 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.

North Decatur Auto Accident Attorneys

There are over one 340,000 car accidents in North Decatur and the rest of Georgia annually involving over 133,000 injury victims and over 1,700 fatalities. North Decatur car accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Most of these serious car accidents are avoidable, which makes them all the more tragic. Driver negligence causes the majority of these devastating car accidents. The leading causes of Georgia car accidents involve different forms of driver negligence, including the following:

  • Lack of attention (distracted driving)
  • Not yielding right of way
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding or driving too fast for road and traffic conditions
  • Not following at a safe distance

Anyone involved in a serious North Decatur car accident will have many questions and concerns. People often do not know what to do or what to expect when they are involved in a serious car accident. Many accident victims do not obtain the compensation to which they are entitled because of inadequate available insurance coverage or the failure to seek legal advice regarding their right to full compensation for their injuries. At Montlick and Associates, our North Decatur auto accident attorneys have been representing those injured in North Decatur auto accidents since our law firm was founded in 1984. We have built our reputation with insurance defense attorneys, judges and clients throughout Georgia based on almost three decades of successful results for our clients.

North Decatur Car Accident Negligence

Driver error is the leading cause of car accidents, but sometimes accidents are also caused by negligent conduct by other parties. Negligent conduct is essentially the failure of drivers or other entities to exercise reasonable care in preventing injury to others in motor vehicle collisions. Drivers are expected to observe traffic safety laws and otherwise engage in safe driving practices. Other parties that may also not exercise reasonable care to prevent North Decatur car accidents include manufacturers of defective motor vehicles and public entities that fail to design, construct or maintain safe roadways. Some common forms of driver negligence include:

  • Driver negligence
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • DUI (driving under the influence)
  • Distracted driving (talking or texting while driving)
  • Mechanical defects
  • Poorly built or maintained roadways

What Should I Do If I Am Involved in a North Decatur Auto Collision?

The actions that a North Decatur car accident victim takes following a serious car accident can substantially impact the viability of a car accident claim and the amount of damages. It is important not to speak directly with the insurance carrier of the other driver who may use information you provide to compromise your claim. The best way to preserve your North Decatur car accident claim is to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer in North Decatur who can evaluate your claim, negotiate with insurance carriers and comply with legal deadlines as well as procedural requirements. The other actions that you should take if you are involved in a North Decatur auto collision include:

  • Call 911
  • See if anyone is injured and assist where possible
  • Exchange information with the other driver
  • Take pictures of the accident, injuries, and surrounding area
    • Get the names and addresses of witnesses
    • Get a copy of the police report
    • See a doctor even if you think you are uninjured because your injuries may not be immediately apparent

How Do Different Types of Injuries Affect the Value of a Motor Vehicle Injury Claim?

Injuries suffered in a North Decatur car accident can vary in severity from fairly mild injuries that will heal completely in a relatively short period of time to devastating permanent injuries that will have a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Permanent mental or physical injury can prevent a collision victim from working, engaging in normal pre-accident activities and taking care of one’s family. If you suffer injuries that result in a longer period of recovery or that require invasive medical procedures like surgery, the value of your case generally will be greater than if you have only soft tissue injuries, like muscle strains and torn tendons or ligaments. If you suffer injuries that will cause permanent injury or disability, these North Decatur car accident claims typically have the highest value. Some of the common types of injuries we see in car accident cases in North Decatur include:

  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Severe full thickness burns
  • Back injuries and whiplash
  • Dislocations

If you suffer these injuries or other injuries or a loved one dies, you may seek a broad spectrum of damages, including the following:

  • Medical bills present and future
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
    • Disability and disfigurement
    • Pain and suffering
    • Impaired enjoyment of life
    • Loss of consortium for spouse
    • Pain and suffering
    • Other damages

If you are seriously injured in a car crash or you lose a loved one to wrongful death, our experienced North Decatur car accident attorneys diligently represent the rights of those injured by the negligence of others in Georgia. Our attorneys zealously pursue the best possible recovery for our clients so that they can focus on recovering and rebuilding their lives. Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of North Decatur to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced North Decatur car 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 to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

North Decatur Personal Injury Attorneys

If you have been involved in an auto accident or otherwise injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of an individual, business enterprise or a public entity, you may have a right to pursue a legal claim to recover financial compensation for your injuries. One of the most important tasks an accident victim can take after suffering a serious injury or losing a loved one because of the wrongful conduct of another is to seek legal advice from an experienced North Decatur personal injury lawyer. A personal injury attorney has the experience and expertise to evaluate your case, suggest legal options, protect your legal rights and help you obtain fair payment for your injuries or loss of a loved one.

A personal injury is essentially a physical or mental injury sustained because another party or parties engaged in unreasonably unsafe, reckless or intentional wrongful actions. It can sometimes be hard to know if you have a legal claim for personal injury because many factors may impact the viability of a personal injury claim, including the severity of your injuries, the conduct of the other driver, any actions of your own that may have contributed to the accident, the identity of the potential defendant, availability of insurance and other factors.

Many accident victims in North Decatur labor under the misconception that settling a personal injury case, like a car accident, trucking accident or motorcycle accident is fairly straightforward. It is easy to understand how someone might get this idea if they are holding a law enforcement accident report that indicates that the other driver was at-fault. However, insurance providers often dispute such findings of fault and assert theories that assign some or all of the blame for an accident to the victim. Insurance companies also fight tenaciously on the severity and cause of one’s injuries often combing through medical records to attribute serious injuries to prior incidents.

Our experienced North Decatur personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been successfully representing injury victims in Georgia since 1984 in a wide range of cases, including the following:

North Decatur Car Crash Injuries And Other Motor Vehicle Accidents: There are many types of motor vehicle accidents, involving all types of motor vehicles in North Decatur and throughout Georgia, on a daily basis. Most drivers of passenger cars, motorcycles, big-rig trucks (tractor-trailers), buses, bikes and pedestrians underestimate the potential danger of being involved in a collision. Cars and other motor vehicles are powerful machines that can cause devastating permanent injuries. The insurance company for the other driver becomes your adversary in the wake of a serious car accident or motor vehicle collision. They may offer marginal settlements to close cases quickly and avoid paying the real value of a car accident claim. Our North Decatur car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates can analyze the facts of your case and advise you regarding your rights and options.

North Decatur Unsafe and Defective Product Claims: Injuries caused by products that are unsafe because of a defect in the design, production or marketing/labeling of the product are governed by product liability law. While most consumers assume that products on the market are generally safe, there are many defective products that pose a substantial risk of injury to consumers including motor vehicles, prescription drugs and medical devices. These are common examples, but effectively any defective product can pose a risk of physical injury to consumers. Our experienced North Decatur product liability attorneys pursue product liability claims based on a range of legal theories including negligence, strict liability and breach of implied or express warranty. Our law firm has been challenging large corporations who endanger consumers with their products for nearly three decades.

North Decatur Dog Attacks and Dog Bites: When victims are attacked or bitten by a pit bull, Rottweiler or other dog, the experience can be terrifying and result in severe physical injuries and disfigurement. Owners of dogs generally are required to prevent their dog from attacking or biting innocent victims, especially if the owner has knowledge that his or her dog has exhibited aggressive behavior in the past. However, dog bite cases can be challenging because they require an intensive factual analysis and careful investigation to locate witnesses, obtain evidence, secure a report of the incident and medical records, as well as take other measures to preserve a North Decatur dog bite case. Our experienced North Decatur dog bite lawyers provide aggressive representation of dog bite victims.

North Decatur Wrongful Death Legal Actions: A wrongful death legal action refers to a lawsuit seeking damages caused by the misconduct of an individual or entity that results in a fatality. Wrongful death cases require extensive knowledge of every area of tort (wrongful conduct causing injury) law, such as car accidents, commercial trucking crashes, premises liability, medical malpractice, defective products and more. Our experienced Decatur wrongful death lawyers assist our clients in seeking compensation for the harm suffered by the decedent and the fatal accident victim’s family. Wrongful death lawsuits are subject to strict timing requirements, which can pose a challenge when family members are grieving for a loved one. We invite you to contact our compassionate and dedicated North Decatur wrongful death attorneys so that we can evaluate your case and advise you regarding preserving your death-related accident claim.

North Decatur Hazardous Premises Claims: Georgia law generally requires that owners of commercial and public property make their premises safe for visitors on their property. The scope of this duty depends on a number of factors but property owners must be reasonably vigilant about protecting visitors from a wide range of hazards, including, vicious or unrestrained dogs, inadequate security, poorly maintained flooring and stairways, poor lighting and other hazards. Our experienced North Decatur dangerous premises attorneys may be able to represent you in seeking compensation for your injuries if you experience injury because of a hazard on the property of others.

North Decatur Workers' Compensation Actions: If you are injured in a workplace accident or because of a violent crime at the worksite, you may have a right to seek workers' compensation benefits. These benefits may include medical care, temporary disability payments, permanent disability payments, rehabilitative care and other benefits. However, you are not entitled to compensation for certain intangible damages that are common in personal injury cases. Our experienced North Decatur workers' compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates often pursue both a workers' compensation benefits claim and a personal injury lawsuit against a third party so that we can obtain additional compensation for our clients including pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium and other damages.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced North Decatur 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 North Decatur 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 to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.