North Druid Hills 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 Druid Hills Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

When motorcyclists are confronted by drivers of passenger vehicles that disregard the rights of those who ride motorcycles to share the streets and highways of Georgia, the results of this inconsiderate behavior can be devastating motorcycle collisions. Riding a motorcycle safely requires special skills and experience which is why the inexperience of motorcyclists plays a role in many motorcycle collisions. Some motorcyclists inaccurately assume that because they made an error when driving that they cannot pursue a motorcycle accident claim for their injuries. In reality, there are many motorcycle accidents that involve errors by multiple parties, but the motorcycle accident victim typically is more exposed and suffers serious injuries. We often are able to obtain financial recovery for our motorcycle accident clients even if they are partially at-fault.

North Druid Hills motorcycle accidents frequently result in devastating personal injuries that permanently impact the ability of a motorcyclist to fully enjoy one’s life. A motorcyclist has a substantial number of disadvantages when sharing the road with passenger vehicles, including less stability, an absence of structural protection and difficulty being seen by other drivers. When motorcyclists are threatened by negligent drivers that are using a mobile phone while driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, engaging in aggressive driving practices like speeding and weaving through traffic or otherwise driving carelessly, the consequences can be life-altering North Druid Hills motorcycle accidents. Our North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorneys have been providing aggressive legal representation to North Druid Hills motorcycle accident injury victims since our firm was founded in 1984.

Common Causes and Legal Principles Involved in North Druid Hills Motorcycle Accidents

The most common legal theory in personal injury actions involving motorcycle accidents is negligence. Negligent drivers place motorcyclists at-risk because a person riding a motorcycle has much less time to respond to the hazards, and a bike may be less responsive because of the lack of stability. Many potentially dangerous situations for motorcyclists would not even be noticeable for occupants of passenger vehicles. Motorcycle riders cannot engage in the same evasive maneuvers as drivers of passenger vehicles, such as slamming on the brakes and steering sharply. These limitations on the ability to avoid potential crashes caused by drivers of passenger vehicles put many motorcyclists at risk of a collision and serious injury.

There are many types of poor driving by those in passenger vehicles that may cause motorcyclists to be involved in serious motorcycle accidents including:

  • DUI/DWI (drunk driving)
  • Driving while distracted by cell phones, portable electronic devices, food or beverages, grooming and other activities
  • Tired or sleepy drivers
  • Drivers impaired by drugs
  • Motorists speeding or otherwise disregarding traffic safety laws
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failing to adjust one’s driving habits in adverse weather
  • Drivers that do not observe right-of-way rules

Although the majority of North Druid Hills motorcycle accidents are the result of negligent driving, there may be unreasonably unsafe conduct by others that may also cause these dangerous accidents, such as motorcycle manufacturing companies that produce defective bikes and public entities that fail to maintain roadways in a safe condition. The process of braking often plays a critical role in avoiding a potential motorcycle accident. Defective motorcycle brake systems provide a common example of a motorcycle defect that may cause a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident. Serious road defects, such as improper road surfaces, potholes and other road defects may also cause severe motorcycle accidents. When public entities fail to correct such road hazards, the public entity may be liable for motorcycle accidents caused by the roadway defect. However, there are special rules and timing requirements in pursuing a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident claim against a public entity. Public entities also have enormous resources for defending against such claims so it is important to put an experienced North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorney behind you.

Serious North Druid Hills Motorcycle Accidents Require Serious Compensation

When you suffer the types of life-changing injuries that are common in motorcycle accidents, the compensation that you need to pay staggering medical costs and compensate you for pain and suffering, lost income and the overall impact on your quality of life may be substantial. Our experienced North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorneys investigate the facts by reviewing law enforcement accident reports, surveying the accident scene and interviewing witnesses so that we can develop an effective strategy for obtaining the compensation our clients deserve. Some of the types of injuries that are common in motorcycle accidents in North Druid Hills include:

  • Broken bones, fractures and bone crush injuries
  • Injury to the spinal cord including injuries causing paralysis
  • Head injuries that may result in trauma to the brain
  • Loss of use or amputation of limbs
  • Severe road rash
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Wrongful death

When you are incapacitated because of injuries suffered in a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident, you may be unable to work for a prolonged period. During this time, when you are unable to generate income, the financial pressure caused by skyrocketing medical bills can impose severe stress and anxiety. Our North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorneys have been helping victims of motorcycle accidents for almost thirty years.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident, our experienced North Druid Hills motorcycle accident lawyers 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 North Druid Hills motorcycle 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.

North Druid Hills Personal Injury Attorneys

Because Montlick and Associates is a personal injury law firm, our North Druid Hills personal injury attorneys understand the critical role our performance plays in obtaining the financial compensation that our clients need to secure high quality medical and rehabilitative care and to provide for the financial future of their families. When the people of North Druid Hills and the surrounding area place their confidence in us, we are committed to seeking justice for our clients and holding those accountable who fail to exercise the care and judgment to prevent injury to others. While our primary role is to seek the financial compensation that our clients need to rebuild their lives, we also are committed to shaping future behavior by individuals, corporations and public entities to prevent future devastating accidents and wrongful death.

Our experienced North Druid Hills personal injury lawyers are dedicated to handling serious cases involving significant acts of negligence and substantial injuries. We maintain a high level of professionalism and commitment to pursuing the best outcome for our clients by limiting the cases we take to those involving serious injury. Our North Druid Hills personal injury attorneys have built a reputation throughout Georgia with our peers, insurance defense attorneys, judges and our clients based on experience, diligence and legal ethics. While we provide legal representation in the full spectrum of personal injury cases involving substantial injury, some of the typical cases we have successfully handled include the following:

North Druid Hills Motor Vehicle Accident Claims (Car Accidents): Montlick and Associates has successfully settled and/or litigated thousands of motor vehicle accident cases in North Druid Hills and throughout Georgia since our law firm was founded in 1984. These cases involve all types of motor vehicles and collisions including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Head-on crashes
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Side impact collisions
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Rear-end impact collisions
  • Rollover crashes involving SUVS, passenger vans and other vehicles
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Multi-car collisions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Single vehicle roadway departure accidents
  • Accidents involving intoxicated drivers
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Collisions caused by speeding drivers

This is merely a small sampling of the motor vehicle accidents for which our law firm is prepared to pursue a motor vehicle accident claim for our clients. We recognize that a serious North Druid Hills motor vehicle accident can turn your life upside down so we are prepared to fight for the compensation our clients need to move past their tragedy.

North Druid Hills Unsafe Premises Claims (Premises Liability): The area of law known as premises liability defines the legal obligation of landowners for injuries or wrongful death suffered by those who come on their land. These rules may also be applicable to a tenant in control of the property. While slip and fall accidents are the most frequent type of North Druid Hills premises liability claim, other types of cases that we handle include swimming pool accidents, animal attacks, construction site injuries, negligent security and other injuries incurred on the property of another.

North Druid Hills Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Our medical malpractice attorneys handle malpractice by general practitioners, specialists, hospitals, nursing homes and other medical professionals and facilities. These cases are among the most difficult of all types of personal injury claims, which is why our three decades of experience is a valuable asset in such cases. We have an established network of medical experts and a proven track record in these types of cases. Some medical malpractice-related cases we handle include:

  • Failure to diagnose serious medical conditions
  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery) errors
  • Hospital infection errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Wrong site surgical errors
  • Nursing Home malpractice

North Druid Hills Animal Attacks (Dog Bites/Attacks/Maulings): If you or someone close to you is injured in an animal attack or is bitten by a dog, our experienced North Druid animal dog bite lawyers recognize the financial, legal, emotional and physical challenges confronted by personal injury victims. We seek the resources our clients need when they are recovering from the emotional trauma and physical injury caused by a dog mauling.

North Druid Hills Wrongful Death Claims: Our North Druid Hills wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates can identify with those who have lost someone prematurely because of intentional wrongful conduct or negligence. We understand how devastating it is to lose someone that you love and recognize that when the person is lost in a preventable tragedy the pain of the loss may be exponentially greater. While no financial settlement will give you back what you have lost, it offers the financial means for a family to provide for its needs after losing a family wage earner.

North Druid Hills Workers’ Compensation Claims: If you have been injured in the workplace, such as a North Druid Hills construction site, our skilled and aggressive workers’ compensation attorneys understand the financial challenges you may face as you struggle to recover from your injuries. While your workers’ compensation benefits may include medical care and partial wage replacement so that you can pay for necessities like your mortgage, utility bills and groceries, a personal injury action often generates substantially more damages. At Montlick and Associates, we analyze the facts and surrounding circumstances of our client’s workplace injury to determine if a third party may have contributed to our client’s injury. Our North Druid Hills workers’ compensation law firm frequently pursues both a personal injury claim and workers’ compensation benefits.

North Druid Hills Product Liability Claims: Thousands of people are injured each year throughout the United States by defective or unreasonably dangerous products. While product liability claims may be based on strict liability, they require a law firm with the resources and experience to take on large corporations with deep pockets. Product liability law permits recovery against any entity involved in the distribution or manufacturing of the product to be held accountable for damages suffered by consumers, including manufacturers, suppliers of components, assemblers, distributors, testing facilities and retailers. If you or a loved one suffers serious injury caused by a shoddy product, our North Druid Hills defective product attorneys may be able to represent you in seeking financial compensation.

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

North Druid Hills Medical Malpractice Attorney

Compensation for Victims of Medical Errors—North Druid Hills Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical malpractice cases can be extremely difficult to prove because they involve complex issues of causation and the appropriate standard of care as well as establishing a deviation from that standard of professional care. The challenge of proving a medical malpractice case does not reduce the urgency of obtaining financial compensation for Georgia medical malpractice victims that suffer serious injuries. There are many types of medical malpractice that can result in permanent mental or physical disability or even loss of life.

The experienced North Druid Hills medical malpractice attorneys at Montlick & Associates recognize the enormous physical and financial challenges of suffering an injury resulting in permanent disability caused by medical negligence. Whether you are injured by negligent surgery that causes spinal cord damage, anesthesia error that results in brain damage, or the amputation of the wrong limb, medical malpractice can have a severe debilitating impact on a patient’s quality of life. Permanent catastrophic injuries caused by substandard medical care can result in loss of mobility, impaired mental functioning, and the inability to work. While we cannot give a medical malpractice victim back the ability to work or walk, we can seek financial compensation to aid our clients in maintaining the highest quality of life.

While many forms of medical malpractice may result in a wide variety of permanent injuries some examples of permanent disability cases involving negligent medical care include the following:

  • Unnoticed Infection: A patient receives a surgical procedure and suffers an infection that is not noticed. The infection spreads necessitating additional surgery and results in permanent disability.
  • Inappropriate Use of Anesthesia: A patient is placed under a certain form of anesthesia despite evidence in the patient’s medical records that the patient had a serious issue with that anesthesia previously. The patient suffers severe brain damage because of lack of oxygen to the brain.
  • Negligent Baby Delivery: Because an expectant mother is experiencing complications during a pregnancy, it is determined that a C-Section is required. The attending physician fails to promptly perform a C-Section so the child suffers cerebral palsy, which may mean permanent physical and mental disability.
  • Improper Medication: A hospital staff member administers the incorrect medication to a patient despite the proper medication being indicated on the chart, which results in permanent disability.
  • Negligent Heart Surgery: A surgeon performs an unnecessary heart surgery that triggers an improper heart valve function or blood clot.
  • Errors Related to Hemorrhaging: A surgery patient suffers hemorrhaging from a surgical procedure, but the medical team fails to detect or adequately address the issue resulting in permanent injuries.
  • Diagnosis or Lab Errors: A medical professional fails to order a mammography despite finding a lump in the patient’s breast. Lab tests may also be performed incorrectly or results may not be interpreted correctly.

These are merely a small sampling of the types of medical malpractice scenarios that may result in permanent, severe injuries or even wrongful death. Many medical errors do not constitute medical malpractice because they are not the cause of injury to the patient. Our North Druid Hills medical malpractice litigation team is comprised of experienced medical malpractice attorneys. We are familiar with the strategies used by malpractice providers to deny substandard care or causation and diligently labor to construct compelling legal strategies when seeking compensation for our clients.

When Medical Mistakes Have Permanent and Devastating Consequences

Our dedicated team of North Druid Hills medical malpractice attorneys routinely analyzes medical records, locates appropriate medical experts and deals effectively with the lawyers and medical malpractice carriers that represent medical professionals including doctors and hospitals. Our experienced North Druid Hills medical malpractice attorneys have spent many years developing a network of medical experts that we can use to verify standards of treatment and confirm the causal connection between a medical error and a wrongful death.

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in North Druid Hills or the surrounding area, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick & Associates' experienced North Druid Hills medical malpractice 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, 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.