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 www.montlick.com to complete our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.