Palmetto 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.


Palmetto Personal Injury Attorneys

Since 1984 Montlick and Associates has been providing the community of Palmetto with quality legal representation. Many residents of Palmetto and the surrounding areas who are injured by unsafe, unreasonable, or intentional misconduct use our law firm to seek the compensation they need for medical bills, vehicle repair, loss of earnings and other damages. Our team of experienced Palmetto personal injury attorneys understand that life can change in an instant when you are involved in an accident. At Montlick and Associates, we are committed to representing victims of injury who are faced with the challenge of rebuilding their lives after a severe accident or act of violence. This law firm accepts the full scope of injury cases for Palmetto residents including:

Palmetto Motor Vehicle Accidents: Each and every day thousands of individuals are injured in motor vehicle accidents through no fault of their own. In most cases, the victims needlessly suffer because of someone else’s negligent behavior while traveling our streets and highways. Unsafe conduct, such as not paying attention while driving, driving too fast, or operating one’s car while intoxicated, generally constitutes negligent conduct that may entitle an accident victim to financial compensation. Our Palmetto car accident attorneys aggressively seek the compensation that our clients require for medical bills and other losses so that our clients can concentrate on making a full recovery. We represent those injured in many types of collisions, involving vehicles including: road departure collisions, motorcycle accidents, front impact collisions, side impact collisions, pedestrian-car crashes, bicycle accidents, T-bone crashes, rear impact crashes, bus collisions, vehicle rollovers and many more.

Palmetto Trucking Accidents: Collisions that involve tractor-trailers can be catastrophic and often lead to permanent damage or serious injuries that require an extensive amount of expensive medical care. The task of seeking proper compensation in these types of injury cases without an experienced Palmetto trucking accident attorney on your side can be difficult because trucking companies have vast resources set up to help them avoid liability for negligence by the trucking company and truck driver. Montlick and Associates can provide experienced Palmetto trucking accident lawyers who understand trucking regulations, practices and strategies for avoiding the loss of evidence that occurs in the wake of many trucking accidents.

Palmetto Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: It is sad, but very true, that abuse and neglect is rampant in many nursing homes. Financial exploitation, physical abuse, emotional abuse, dehydration, malnutrition, and errors in administering medication are just a few examples of the issues that are repeatedly documented in legal claims brought against nursing homes. Often family members feel powerless to help their loved ones due to financial constraints because the cost of private elder care facilities can be prohibitively expensive. Our Palmetto nursing home abuse attorneys understand that seniors can have difficulty defending themselves so we are committed to holding those who neglect and abuse seniors accountable for their actions.

Palmetto Slip and Fall Accidents: Businesses often “overlook” hazardous conditions in order to save time and money. When inadequate staffing or maintenance leads to accidents involving slip and falls, the result can be severe, debilitating injuries for patrons, suppliers, and others visiting the business. Some of the most common reasons a person slips and falls is because of debris, broken sidewalks, wet floors, or bad lighting. Owners of commercial and public property open to the public, and to a lesser degree residential property owners owe a duty to take care to prevent slip and fall accidents on their property. Slip and fall accidents are one type of case that falls under the rubric of premises liability, other examples involve crimes resulting from inadequate security, attacks by animals, construction project injuries, and drowning incidents involving children.

Palmetto Wrongful Death: Unfortunately, many people die because of another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct. Deaths that occur because of another individual’s indifference, unsafe actions, or violent acts are all considered wrongful deaths. Wrongful death suits often involve accidents on construction sites, auto accidents due to driver negligence, and medical malpractice. If you have lost someone you love because of the refusal of another to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others, our experienced Palmetto wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to representing surviving family members during this difficult time.

Palmetto Dog Bites: Many dog owners negligently handle their pets or fail to take the extra care required to protect others from a dog attack when they have reason to know that their dog is dangerous or vicious. This often results in a person, often an innocent child, being bitten. Dogs, especially those that are aggressive, should always be properly restrained. Negligence, disregard of leash laws, and mere ownership of aggressive animals puts others at risk. Those that suffer injuries because a dog owner does not take sufficient steps to prevent a dog attack may be held responsible for the harm caused. Our Palmetto dog bite attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to represent you in a personal injury claim against the dog owner’s insurance company.

Palmetto Accidents at Work: Every type of job has hazards that can cause work-related injuries resulting in temporary or permanent disability, the need for medical treatment, and the inability to work. Exposure to chemical substances, repetitive motion injuries, personal injuries, and intense job-related stress are just a few examples of injuries that may justify a claim for workers' compensation benefits. The Palmetto workers' compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates have a substantial amount of experience with these types of claims and assist our clients in seeking the benefits they need and compensation from loss. We may also pursue a personal injury claim against entities other than employers that engage in misconduct that plays a role in causing our clients' injuries.

Product Liability: Sometimes a product is defectively designed or manufactured, which can cause severe permanent injury. Companies are expected to provide products that are free of defects and safe for consumers who purchase them. When defective products injure consumers, any company that produced or distributed the product may be strictly liable for injuries to members of the public. At Montlick and Associates, our Palmetto product liability attorneys are committed to taking on companies that do not take adequate precautions to make their products safe.

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

Palmetto Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Whether it is for daily transportation or weekend recreation, motorcycles are quite common in Palmetto. With increasing gas prices coupled with the struggling economy, the popularity of motorcycles is rapidly increasing due to more favorable gas mileage, cheaper maintenance costs, and lower insurance premiums. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are currently over 8 million registered motorcycles in the United States that account for approximately 3-percent of all registered vehicles in the US. However, because motorcycles provide significantly less protection as compared to other motor vehicles, motorcyclists accounted for 14-percent of total traffic fatalities, 16-percent of all occupant fatalities, and 4-percent of all occupants injured. This translates into over 4,500 fatalities and more than 82,000 injuries.

If you are involved in a motorcycle collision, it is imperative to have an experienced legal team behind you, such as the Palmetto motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates who have been providing competent and effective legal representation to motorcycle accident victims in Palmetto since 1984. Our law firm specializes in motorcycle accidents, and we understand the unique risks and challenges facing motorcyclists, such as poorly maintained and designed roadways or inattentive and drunk drivers. In addition, our reputation for being effective and experienced advocates is well recognized amongst insurance companies who often agree to favorable settlements before trial based on our proven track record.

The risk of being seriously injured in a Palmetto motorcycle accident is particularly high due to the number of unique features and inherent risks of riding a motorcycle. In fact, according to a NHTSA report, a person riding a motorcycle is as much as 20 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident when compared to a driver of another motor vehicle and 30 times more likely to die in such accidents. These troubling statistics are a reflection of the fact that motorcycles typically lack both the crashworthiness and occupant protection features of other vehicles. This is because occupants in passenger cars are obviously much safer when encased in heavy steel cars. Features, such as seatbelts, airbags, and side collision cushions, as well as roofs, door beams, and crunch zones are also not available when riding a motorcycle which make them much less safe than cars, SUVs, and trucks. What would be a small, insignificant collision for another motor vehicle might result in a catastrophic accident for a motorcyclist. Moreover, if a motorcyclist is forced to employ sudden evasive tactics to avoid a collision, there is a significant risk of tipping the motorcycle.

Understandably, helmets can make a huge difference in a serious motorcycle crash, which is why Georgia law requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. However, many states have partially or completely repealed their mandatory motorcycle helmet laws. Since states started repealing universal helmet laws, one study revealed that motorcycle accident fatalities have more than doubled. Another report found that more than 40 percent of riders who are killed in motorcycle accidents are not wearing a helmet when they are involved in a collision. This is significant because helmets today have become more advanced and safer, so they are highly effective at reducing the risk of serious head injuries, which could cause death or permanent brain damage in addition to facial injuries. Traumatic brain injuries cause impaired mental functioning, which seriously impairs a victim’s quality of life while inhibiting a crash victim’s ability to care for oneself and maintain employment. All too often motorcycle victims that suffer head injuries lose their lives, mental faculties, and even lapse into a coma or a permanent vegetative state.

Motorcycle accidents may have multiple causes and responsible parties. Some of the parties that may be liable for a motorcycle collision include the following:

  • Reckless, intoxicated, or negligent drivers
  • Manufacturers, wholesalers, and dealers who made or sold the motorcycle or its components, which happen to be defective
  • Public entities such as the federal, state, county, or municipality who have negligently designed or maintained the roadway that contributed to or even caused your accident
  • Mechanics or repair shops that negligently or inadequately repair your motorcycle
  • The employer of an employee who is carrying out work-related functions when he or she causes your injury
  • The actual owner of the motor vehicle that caused your injury
  • A passenger who contributes or even causes the accident by distracting a driver

There are certain things you should do if you are injured in a Palmetto motorcycle accident. First, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical treatment for all of your injuries. If you fail to report all of your symptoms to a medical professional, you may leave yourself subject to attacks by the opposing party or insurance carrier arguing that you are now exaggerating or feigning your injuries for a larger legal recovery. Second, you should make sure you document all of your damage to your motorcycle with pictures and bills. Third, you also should keep a daily diary of your injuries, documenting your hardships and tribulations. Finally, motorcycle accident victims should promptly seek legal advice. If you delay seeking legal advice, it may be much more difficult to obtain legal compensation because of faded witness memories and the statute of limitations that may completely bar your recovery.

If you are injured in a Palmetto motorcycle accident or a loved one dies, please contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for lost earnings, medical expenses, pain and suffering, rehabilitative expenses, diminished earning capacity, loss of consortium (loss of support and services from a spouse), motorcycle replacement and/or repair costs, and in a wrongful death lawsuit, burial and funeral costs. Please call our Palmetto motorcycle accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation for us to evaluate your motorcycle accident claim and assess all of the compensation you may be entitled to obtain. 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.