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Paulding County 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 Lawyer

Each Atlanta car accident lawyer from Montlick & Associates understands that serious motor vehicle accident in Atlanta can have a devastating impact upon you or a loved one. The emotional upheaval, serious injuries, and time spent in the hospital away from your family can have a lasting impact. There are a variety of types of vehicles that are involved in Atlanta collisions, including passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, tractor-trailers, motorcycles and bicycles. Depending upon the size of the vehicles and nature of the collision, your automobile can suffer tremendous damage. Even if no vehicle damage occurs, severe bodily injuries can be sustained, including open or closed head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paraplegia or quadriplegia from damage to the spinal cord, severe fractures or bone crush injuries and amputation of limbs.

The dedicated Atlanta car accident lawyer at Montlick & Associates understand your concerns and are dedicated to tackling the tough issues you may encounter in the wake of a serious motor vehicle collision. While we often take for granted that the roads of Atlanta are safe, accidents occur on a daily basis. Even prudent and cautious drivers need to recognize the danger posed by careless drivers who violate the rules of the road and ignore safety hazards. If you have been injured by one of these types of careless or aggressive drivers, it is important to obtain prompt legal advice so that you know your rights and options.

Negligent Drivers that Cause Motor Vehicle Accidents

The insurance industry makes billions of dollars annually by finding ways to deny injury victims fair compensation or denying claims entirely. Some car accident victims do not recognize that insurance companies have strong financial incentives to underpay claims arising out of a collision with their insured. Insurance companies will typically be the source of funds when you are injured by a negligent driver.

In the context of car accidents, the legal standard of negligence is basically a failure of someone to exercise the due care that a reasonable driver would exercise under a similar set of circumstances that result in injury or loss to another person. The types of plaintiffs who may assert a claim of negligence against a careless driver can be just about anyone who has been injured, including other motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians or even passengers. The process of proving negligent driver or other negligent conduct can be complicated because many times the facts surrounding a collision are in dispute. While there are many forms of negligence that may result in a serous Atlanta car accident, some of the most common include:

  • Drunk driving or driving impaired by drugs
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding or disobeying other rules of the road
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failure to use signals
  • Fatigued or tired drivers
  • Use of cell phones or other habits that distract a driver
  • Driving carelessly under poor weather conditions
  • Failure of a municipality to correct road obstructions (e.g., missing guard rails; potholes)

Financial Compensation for Injured Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Atlanta

There are a multitude of injuries one can suffer in a motor vehicle accident with long-term effects that vary from minor to life-changing. The injuries sustained can have a fundamental impact that affects one’s mental and physical well-being in profound ways. The hardships caused by these serious and permanent forms of impairment also touch the lives of the family of the Atlanta car accident victim. Some of the types of injuries that our clients have suffered as a result of a car accident include:

  • Joint injuries and dislocations
  • Whiplash
  • Torn ligaments
  • Lost or permanently damaged limbs
  • Bruises and other contusions
  • Lacerations to the skin
  • Burns
  • Trauma to the head and brain
  • Spinal cord damages and other back injuries
  • Death

A personal injury claim against the careless driver or other negligent party will not heal our client’s injuries, but it can ease many of the financial burdens caused by lost wages from being out of work, vehicle damage, medical treatment, rehabilitation care, physical therapy, funeral costs and similar forms of direct economic loss. An Atlanta auto accident claim can also provide compensation for pain and suffering, negative impact on one’s quality of life, damage to one’s marital relationship and other forms of non-economic loss.

Our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates provide impassioned and effective legal representation if you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident. For nearly 39 years, the Atlanta law firm of Montlick and Associates has been fighting for clients just like you.

Make sure you know what your legal rights are and contact us if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION. Our telephone hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). If necessary, a member of our professional legal team may even be able to pay you a visit. Our law firm represents injury victims through out the state of Georgia and the Southeast. For further information, visit us on the web at and download our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.

Paulding County Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury law (“tort law”) is intended to make those who suffer debilitating injuries and wrongful death “whole” by providing financial compensation. Admittedly, money can never truly provide real compensation for losing the love of a family member, the ability to walk or the fulfillment of living a life without pain or disability. Severe injuries experienced in a motor vehicle accident, medical procedure gone wrong or violent attack resulting from inadequate security precautions on the premises of another will impose physical, emotional and financial hardships.

If you or your loved ones are injured or die because of the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another, the compensation you receive in a Paulding County personal injury or wrongful death case can pay your medical bills, provide lost income and other forms of compensation so that you can live the fullest and highest quality of life. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Paulding County personal injury attorneys provide aggressive and compassionate legal representation with a track record of almost thirty years of successful recoveries for our clients.

While the lion-share of personal injury cases that we take settle, we prepare cases aggressively so that we are prepared to prevail at trial. There is an axiom among injury lawyers that cases prepared for trial usually settle while cases prepared to settle usually go to trial. The key is that effective representation in a personal injury case involves some or all of the following: careful investigation of the facts, accurate legal analysis based on current law, artfully constructed legal arguments and compelling negotiation and advocacy. During nearly three decades of representing those who suffer serious injury and wrongful death, our Paulding County personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates have developed a solid reputation with judges, insurance companies, defense lawyers and our peers. Some of the legal claims that we handle include:

Paulding County Auto Accident Claims: We have successfully represented hundreds upon hundreds of auto accident victims. When our clients are injured in a collision with a driver who runs a stoplight, speeds while following too closely, talks or texts on a cell phone or otherwise drives negligently or recklessly, our dedicated team of Paulding County auto accident lawyers can negotiate the insurance company traps and legal obstacles so that our clients can focus on their emotional and physical recovery. The sooner you speak with us the earlier we can begin gathering evidence and talking to the police, insurance adjusters and others for you. If you suffer severe injury in a car accident in Paulding County, you may need medical treatment including surgery, psychological therapy, vocational counseling, rehabilitation and adaptive equipment like a wheelchair ramp or wheelchair. We work diligently to make sure that our clients have the ability to acquire what they need to obtain the fullest recovery and highest quality of life.

Paulding County Semi-Truck Collision Claims: Collisions involving big-rigs and other large trucks typically cause catastrophic life-threatening injuries. Paulding County trucking accidents pose unique dangers because of their weight, length and size. Commercial trucks may be involved in particularly dangerous jackknife accidents, under-carriage collisions and rollover accidents caused by imbalanced and shifting loads. Our experienced Paulding County tractor-trailer accident lawyers understand the unique evidentiary and regulatory challenges associated with successful litigation of injuries caused by big-rig crashes.

Paulding County Motorcycle Crash Injuries: Motorcycle collisions have obtained a high degree of notoriety for being far more serious than collisions involving passenger cars. Motorcyclists arguably are put at greater peril by drivers that fail to pay attention or drive carefully than anyone else on the roadways. Drivers in cars, trucks and SUVs have the benefit of being encased in a steel shell with safety features like lap belts, shoulder harnesses and airbags. Motorcycles combine this lack of safety features with the ability to travel much more rapidly than bicycles and pedestrians. When a motorcyclist collides with a passenger vehicle, he or she may be thrown through the air and slammed into the ground. Many times motorcyclists are also at a disadvantage because they have less insurance coverage. If you or a family member suffer devastating injuries or wrongful death in a motorcycle accident, our dedicated Paulding County motorcycle accident attorneys provide compassionate yet effective legal representation.

Paulding County Canine Attacks (Dog Bites): The keeper and owner of a dog has an obligation to protect others from dog bites, dog attacks and knock-down incidents. Many people mistakenly believe that they may not recover compensation for a dog attack unless the dog has previously bitten or attacked someone. This legal principle is referred to as the “one bite rule” but does not actually require that a dog previously bite someone. All that is required under this legal doctrine is that a dog owner or possessor know or have reason to know that his or her dog has aggressive tendencies. This can be shown in a variety of ways, such as muzzling of the dog, lunging, posting of "beware of dog" signs and other evidence that a dog has violent propensities. A dog owner may also be found at-fault for failing to comply with laws regarding proper restraint of a dog and negligence in controlling a dog. Our Paulding County dog attack lawyers are intimately familiar with the factual investigations necessary to prove a dog bite claim.

Paulding County Premises Liability: This area of law involves legal claims for injuries that occur because of the condition of the premises of another. There are many unsafe conditions that can cause injuries to those on the property of others including:

  • Improperly secured swimming pools
  • Stairways not adequately maintained
  • Porches that collapse
  • Fire and smoke inhalation injuries
  • Victims of assaults and violent crimes because of inadequate security
  • Accidents caused by pooling water or icy sidewalks
  • Floor collapse accidents
  • Accidents caused by construction defects
  • Slip, trip and fall injuries

While many times the owner of a business property or property management company may be financially responsible for injuries to patrons and tenants, this is not always the case. Our Paulding County premises liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the necessary legal and factual analysis and investigation to evaluate the validity of your potential premises liability claim.

Paulding County Workers’ Compensation (construction accidents – industrial accidents): While there are many types of injuries that can be experienced in an industrial, agricultural, construction or office setting, the most common work injuries include repetitive motion injuries like carpel syndrome and back injuries. The workers’ compensation system is designed as a compromise between employers and employees. Employees agree to accept workers’ compensation benefits, which typically are paid from the company’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. Because workers’ compensation benefits generally constitute the sole remedy against an employer for an on-the-job injury, employees sacrifice potentially significant personal injury damages. By way of tradeoff, employees are not required to prove negligence to recovery workers’ compensation benefits. Since the available compensation generally is far more substantial in a personal injury case, we often explore the plausibility of pursuing a personal injury case against a third party along with our client’s workers' compensation case.

Paulding County Wrongful Death Actions: It is never easy to lose a loved one, but when someone you love dies because of the irresponsible or intentional actions of another, the emotional impact can be especially devastating to surviving family members. Our Paulding County wrongful death attorneys understand that no trial verdict or legal settlement will alleviate your grief or truly compensate you for the tragic loss of someone that you love. However, we can help you pursue compensation that may form the financial foundation for rebuilding your life and supporting your loved ones.

Paulding County Product Liability Legal Claims: The quantity of injuries caused by hazardous products has exploded to epidemic levels. There are over four hundred recalls of products each year and the volume has increased sixty percent during the last ten-year period. The number of recalls in the U.S. is higher than in any other country in the world. A substantial portion of U.S. imports come from China, which is the source of the greatest number of defective products. When businesses profit from hazardous products, they should be held accountable to compensate unsuspecting customers and to motivate businesses to take corrective action which will protect other customers.

Know your legal rights! If you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury, we invite you to call us today. Whether negligent, reckless or intentional conduct caused you injury, you may have a legal claim for monetary recovery. At Montlick and Associates, our dedicated and compassionate Paulding County personal injury attorneys are here to assist you. Call us now for your FREE CONSULTATION. Our committed and professional legal team is here to help and may pay you a visit if necessary. Call us anytime at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Visit us on the web at to complete our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live 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.