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Panthersville 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.

Atlanta Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Our Atlanta car accident injury lawyer at Montlick and Associates know that auto accident victims who suffer debilitating injuries or the loss of a family member may confront severe financial hardships during a time of physical and emotional pain. No driver, passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian should be forced to endure such hardship for no other reason than a driver in another vehicle decided to drive unsafely or recklessly. Tragically, there are millions of car accidents each year that cause hardships and injuries including broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, disk injuries, amputation of limbs, spinal cord damage and even fatalities. At the Atlanta auto accident law firm of Montlick and Associates, we understand the devastating impact of a serious motor vehicle accident on an injury victim and the victim’s family so we fiercely fight for our clients.

When you suffer incapacitating injuries that necessitate long-term rehabilitation and nursing support, the financial toll on you and your family can be enormous. The mortgage, utilities, and other household expenses, not to mention medical bills resulting from your injuries, must still be satisfied. If you are unable to work for months or become permanently disabled, the financial recovery from your auto accident claim can be the key to your ability to protect your assets from bankruptcy and to preserve your lifestyle.

Most Atlanta auto accident claims are paid by the insurance company for the negligent driver, but the insurance company for the other driver has no concern for treating you fairly. In fact, the objective of the insurance company is to treat you as unfairly as possible. The insurance industry does not generate billions of dollars in revenue annually because they are generous about compensation provided to injury victims. The insurance company typically will look for ways to avoid paying your claim or at least to pay you as little as possible. Our experienced Atlanta car accident injury lawyers advise injury victims to avoid speaking with a representative from the other driver’s insurance company until legal representation has been retained. The insurance company may request that you give a recorded statement but this request should be declined because its purpose is to compromise your Atlanta auto accident claim.

Legal Concepts of Fault and Negligence in Atlanta Auto Accidents

While drivers that fail to comply with Georgia traffic safety laws and other safe driving practices cause the majority of serious Atlanta car accidents, there are other parties that also may be legally responsible. Other parties that may be liable for a car accident include the following:

  • Vehicle manufacturers that produce defective motor vehicles
  • Motor vehicle owners that “negligently entrust” their vehicle to drivers they know are incompetent
  • Municipalities, counties and other government entities that are negligent in designing or maintaining roads
  • Employers of employees that cause accidents in company cars or while performing job functions
  • Parents that make a car available to other members of the household for family purposes

Personal injuries caused by Atlanta car accidents may result in extensive medical expenses, lost earnings, and other intangible loss like pain and suffering, but many car accidents involve drivers that are either uninsured or underinsured. Our Atlanta law firm works to identify multiple viable defendants so that more insurance coverage is available to satisfy a personal injury settlement or judgment.

The legal concept of negligence refers to the failure to act in a reasonably prudent manner that causes foreseeable harm. A common example is a motorcyclist accident that occurs because the driver of a passenger vehicle is texting on a cell phone and fails to turn and look before executing a lane change. An example of an accident scenario with multiple negligent parties might involve an Atlanta trucking accident (tractor-trailer accident) that is caused because the trucking company failed to perform mandatory drug testing of a truck driver that was under the influence of methamphetamine while driving. There are numerous types of unsafe driving practices that may contribute to an Atlanta motor vehicle accident including the following:

  • DUI (drunken driving)
  • Drug impairment
  • Defective roadways
  • Excessive speed
  • Drivers not paying attention
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Unsafe lane changes, turns or passing
  • Product defects that cause vehicles to malfunction
  • Non-compliance with traffic laws

Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Handling All Types of Vehicle Accidents

Because our experienced Atlanta auto accident attorneys have been representing motor vehicle accident victims since our law firm was founded in 1984, we have handled hundreds upon hundreds of motor vehicle accidents so we are qualified to provide legal representation in virtually any motor vehicle collision case. Some of the types of motor vehicle accident cases that we handle include:

  • Rollover, carriage under-ride, and jackknife trucking accidents (tractor-trailer collisions)
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Intersection T-Bone collisions
  • Freeway accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear impact and side impact crashes

Compensation for Atlanta Car Accidents Claims

These are only a few of the types of motor vehicle accident claims that our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys routinely handle for injury victims. Recovery in a motor vehicle collision claim may include both special and general damages. The term general damages refers to tangible types of economic loss, such as medical and hospital expenses, lost wages, cost of vehicle repair, funeral/burial costs, and future reduced earning ability. Personal injury damages also include special damages, which are harder to quantify but may have a greater impact on the injury victim and his or her family. These damages include pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and loss of consortium. Punitive damages also may be available where the form of unsafe conduct is particularly egregious, such as driving while impaired by drugs.

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

Panthersville Personal Injury Attorneys

The area of Georgia law that addresses conduct that causes injury to another is known as tort law. Tort law establishes legal principles that define the basis for imposing a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing injury to others. A breach of the legal duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing injury to another may be based on unreasonably unsafe conduct. The violation of a law or safety regulation that is designed to protect consumers from harm may also be a basis for imposing liability for personal injuries. When you are struck by a motor vehicle at a crosswalk as you cross the street or a loved one dies in a head-on collision with a drunken driver, you may have the right to pursue financial compensation for personal injury or wrongful death.

Life-altering injuries may be caused by lack of attention or carelessness as well as more egregious conduct that is reckless or intentional. There are many kinds of activities that may be the basis of a personal injury claim, such as medical errors and omissions, motor vehicle accidents, trip and falls, construction injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, and other acts involving unsafe conduct. At Montlick and Associates, our Panthersville pesonal injury attorneys have been providing effective legal representation and persuasive advocacy to obtain compensation for personal injury and wrongful death victims since our law firm was established in 1984. Some of the types of cases we handle include but are not limited to the following:.

Panthersville Auto Accidents (Motor Vehicle Accident Claims): Most people that are injured in an auto accident are the victims of distracted or careless drivers. While every motor vehicle accident is unique, there are certain types of unsafe driving behavior that cause a disproportionate number of car accidents, including speeding, multi-tasking while driving, drinking and driving, violating vehicle safety laws, running stop signs or red lights, and other forms of dangerous driving. At Montlick and Associates, our dedicated and experienced team of Panthersville auto accident attorneys understand the intense pain, emotional distress and financial burdens with which motor vehicle collision victims must cope. Our Panthersville car accident lawyers will handle negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company and legal paperwork so that you can focus on healing.

Panthersville Canine Attacks (Dog Bite Claims): While many families own dogs that have earned the moniker of “man’s best friend,” there are dog owners that are aware of aggressive and menacing behavior by their dogs. Despite this knowledge that their dog has exhibited a tendency to be vicious, these dog owners disregard the risk of a dangerous dog attack with tragic results. When you are injured in a dog attack that results in a dog bite or mauling incident, a personal injury claim may provide compensation for your injuries and may hold the dog owner responsible for the owner’s indifference to the safety of others. A dog owner may also be legally responsible for injuries from a dog bite incident caused by the owner’s negligence or failure to comply with leash laws. Our experienced Panthersville dog bite attorneys carefully investigate our clients’ claims so that we can develop an effective strategy for dealing with the dog owner’s homeowner's insurance.

Panthersville Wrongful Death Actions: Our attorneys at Montlick and Associates empathize with families that lose someone they love because of the carelessness or intentional misconduct of a third party. While a wrongful death action will not alleviate the emotional heartache of losing a spouse, child, or parent, it may provide the ability to cover hospital bills, funeral expenses and the loss of financial support of a breadwinner. There are two types of claims in a wrongful death action: (1) a survival claim to compensate the estate of the fatal accident victim and (2) a wrongful death claim to compensate family members for their own losses. Our experienced Panthersville wrongful death attorneys are committed to providing representation to the families of fatal accident victims.

Panthersville Workers' Compensation Claims: When you are injured during a fall from a scaffolding in a construction accident or by malfunctioning machinery in a manufacturing plant, you can seek workers' compensation benefits, which includes medical treatment, temporary disability benefits to cover lost wages, and permanent disability benefits based on your time off work. Our experienced Panthersville workers' compensation lawyers guide our clients through the claim process and can even explore the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit if a third party contributed to your workplace injury.

Panthersville Premises Liability Claims: When business owners fail to take reasonable care to clear their property of dangerous hazards and conditions that may cause injury, the manager or owner of the property may be obligated to cover the cost of medical expenses, hospitalization, lost wages, pain and suffering, diminished enjoyment of life and other damages. The duty owed to those who come on one’s property is most exacting for commercial property owners that invite visitors on their property. Because the breadth of the duty owed is based on a fact-driven inquiry, it is important to have an experienced Panthersville premises liability attorney investigate your case. Our premises liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates are prepared to handle negotiations with the property owner’s insurance provider to obtain the compensation our clients need and to zealously litigate our clients' claims when appropriate.

Panthersville Product Defect Claims: Consumers have a right to expect that product manufacturers will take adequate precautions to protect consumers from unsafe or defective products. Typically, this means that a corporation or other business entity that manufactures or distributes a product should carefully inspect and test the product. When a business fails to eliminate defects from the products it markets, any entity involved in manufacturing and distributing the product may be held accountable. Our Panthersville product defect lawyers can investigate to determine if you have the legal basis for a product defect claim if you are injured by a wide range of products, such as: drugs with serious adverse side effects, children’s products that are unsafe, motor vehicles with defects that cause collision or more serious injury, and many other types of claims involving unsafe products.

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