Powder Springs 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.


Powder Springs Auto Accident Attorneys

If you navigate the streets and highways in and around Powder Springs, you are probably well aware of how treacherous unsafe drivers can make travel for other drivers of cars, trucks or SUVs, as well as motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and others. Many drivers routinely speed despite knowledge that exceeding the speed limit by even a few miles per hour can greatly increase the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Most drivers have probably also had the disconcerting experience of watching a driver swerve while trying to maintain his or her position in the lane while vigorously texting on a cell phone. When those who travel Powder Springs roadways engage in unsafe or illegal driving practices they place everyone else with whom they share the streets and freeways at risk of being involved in a Powder Springs car accident.

If you are the victim of a driver who ignores the Georgia Rules of the Road or takes to the roads after a long night of consuming alcohol, you may suffer devastating injuries or wrongful death in a motor vehicle collision. Once you have obtained treatment for your injuries, you will eventually turn to the legal and insurance issues. Insurance adjusters for negligent drivers are neither cooperative nor interested in you obtaining fair compensation for your injuries. While an insurance adjuster may seem amicable and even offer a nominal recovery, you should beware of the “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Representatives for the insurance company for the other driver have only two objectives which are to develop defenses to your claim and figure out how to reduce any recovery you receive. Insurance adjusters salivate at the prospect of dealing with an auto accident victim who does not have the benefit of legal advice from an experienced Powder Springs auto accident attorney.

While we recognize that car accident victims may have bills to pay and struggle with a lack of income during their recovery, it is never a good idea to negotiate directly with an insurance company or accept a settlement of your claim without legal advice. Insurance companies often communicate with motor vehicle collision victims to obtain information or statements that can later be used to compromise an injury victim’s legal claim. It is also important to consider that if the insurance company is offering you a settlement you probably have a viable case that is likely worth far more than you are being offered. At the very least, you should seek legal advice with an experienced Powder Springs car accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates before accepting any settlement or even speaking with an insurance company adjuster.

Overview of Legal Basis for Determining Fault in Powder Springs Car Accidents

There are many types of unsafe behavior that may cause serious car crashes and serve as a basis for imposing liability. Unsafe driving and other forms of negligence cause millions of car accidents across the U.S. that would otherwise be preventable. When our experienced Powder Springs auto accident attorneys analyze the issues in our clients’ car accidents, we carefully consider available evidence, including law enforcement reports, position of the vehicles, witness statements, vehicle damage, medical records and depending on the facts and seriousness of the case expert reconstruction opinions. Our goal is to develop a compelling case by identifying any parties whose conduct may have helped cause the accident and the precise hazardous behavior or conditions that caused the Powder Springs car accident. We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents involving the full spectrum of motor vehicles including:

  • Rollover accidents involving SUVs, vans and pickup trucks
  • Motorists who hit bicyclists
  • Motor vehicles with product defects
  • Fatal head-on crashes involving drunk drivers
  • Collisions involving alcohol or drug-impaired drivers (drunk drivers)
  • Multi-car pileups caused by adverse weather
  • Single passenger road departure accidents
  • Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
  • Bad weather accidents where drivers do not adapt their driving
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Failing to obey the speed limit or follow at a safe distance
  • Cases involving children hit by vehicles backing out of driveways
  • T-bone accidents caused by running traffic signals or stop signs at intersections
  • Accidents caused by drowsy drivers
  • Motorcycle crashes caused by inattentive or inconsiderate drivers of passenger vehicles
  • Tractor-trailer crashes (i.e. trucking accidents) caused by fatigue, poor maintenance, distracted driving or other factors

Powder Springs auto accidents can be life-changing events that result in permanent physical injury and severe emotional anguish. Because of our long history of successfully representing motor vehicle accident victims, we often are able to persuade insurance companies to settle cases on favorable terms for our clients rather than risk the uncertainty of a verdict at trial.

Compensation for Severe Injuries Incurred in Powder Springs Car Accidents

The human body is not designed to withstand the impact of thousands of pounds of steel colliding with another vehicle at high rates of speed. Whether you are the driver or passenger in a passenger car, a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian or occupant of any other motor vehicle, you may suffer injuries that cause short-term or long-term disability and other serious adverse effects including:

  • Chronic debilitating pain
  • Impaired nerve sensation
  • Diminished capacity for speech
  • Damage to cognition, judgment and memory
  • Disability from employment
  • Loss of use of one’s extremities

When you suffer catastrophic injuries that result in these types of long-term effects, every aspect of your life may change overnight. Some types of injuries will eventually get better like dislocations, torn ligaments or tendons, whiplash, other soft tissue issues and broken bones or fractures. Other types of injuries may permanently cause the type of serious effects referenced above including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, internal organ damage and wrongful death.

If you suffer injury in a Powder Springs motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to seek a broad range of types of compensation depending on the specific circumstances of your personal injury case. Some of the types of compensation that may be available include:

  • Medical and hospitalization expenses
  • Past, present and future lost wages, salary and commission
  • Cost of vehicle repair and other property damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Compensation for adverse impact on your marriage and quality of life
  • Wrongful death expenses (burial and funeral costs)
  • Punitive damages

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

Powder Springs Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Powder Springs personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been providing legal representation and zealous advocacy to victims of careless accidents, intentional misconduct and social injustice for almost three decades across the state of Georgia. Montlick and Associates is dedicated to the principle of equal justice to all regardless of political, financial or social power or influence. At our Powder Springs personal injury law firm, our experienced attorneys and staff recognize that personal injury cases often involve taking on large insurance companies, multi-national corporations, public entities and other parties with substantial financial resources and political power.

Our Powder Springs personal injury law firm represents our clients with attention to detail, personal service and the tenacity to take on powerful influential individuals, corporations, hospitals, medical professionals and public entities that engage in wrongful conduct that causes injury and wrongful death. We are zealous advocates for the rights of our injured clients. Our Powder Springs law firm is also dedicated to influencing the future behavior of large corporations that place profits above public safety. Although we have handled hundreds upon hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases, each personal injury case requires individualized strategies and tactics. Since our law firm was established in 1984, we have provided compassionate and aggressive legal representation to clients arising out of the full spectrum of negligent, reckless and intentional misconduct, including but not limited to the following:

Powder Springs Auto Accident Attorneys (Motor Vehicle Collision Claims): Motor vehicle accidents of all types, including cars, trucks, SUVs, tractor-trailers, buses and bicycles continue to exact an enormous toll, accounting for almost 3 million injuries and over 30,000 fatalities per year. Powder Springs car accidents remain common because more drivers are operating motor vehicles while distracted by cell phones and paying less attention to the road. Victims of motor vehicle accidents often may be left with serious injuries that result in permanent disability and financial devastation. We recognize that auto accident victims may be bewildered and overwhelmed by anxiety so our experienced Powder Springs car accident attorneys explain the personal injury claim process and provide reasonable, timely updates on the progress of our clients’ auto accident claims. Insurance companies will typically fight aggressively to avoid paying legitimate claims so our Powder Springs auto accident attorneys conduct thorough investigations, timely analysis of current law, effective negotiation and persuasive advocacy. Our Powder Springs motor vehicle accident law firm handles the full gamut of motor vehicle accident claims, such as: Passenger car accidents, trucking accidents (tractor-trailer collisions), motorcycle accidents, rollover accidents, head-on collisions, T-bone accidents, bicycle accidents, busing accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents and distracted driving accidents.

Powder Springs Dog Bite Lawyers (Dog Maulings & Dog Attacks): Dozens of people are killed in dog attacks annually, and over 4.5 million people per year suffer dog bite injuries. Sadly, children are the most common victims who suffer a dog bite during a dog attack. Irresponsible dog owners often disregard violent behavior by their dog or encourage such behavior. Dog owners may also make a conscious decision to own breeds with a known propensity for viciousness. When dog owners turn a blind eye to the vicious propensities of their dog, they may be liable for injuries that result to innocent dog bite victims. Dog ownership comes with the responsibility to restrain one’s dog according to applicable laws prescribing requirements to keep dogs enclosed or on a leash. When a dog bite victim who has not antagonized a dog suffers injury because of a dog attack, the homeowner may be held responsible for failure to comply with applicable law. When vicious or improperly restrained dogs injure children and other victims, we are committed to diligently pursuing the full compensation for our clients’ physical injuries, emotional trauma and financial loss.

Powder Springs Wrongful Death Lawyers: There is no amount of financial compensation that can replace your family member. When a loved one dies because of another person’s careless behavior or intentional criminal act, our experienced Powder Springs wrongful death lawyers are committed to helping our clients protect their interest during difficult emotional times, which may be compounded by severe financial hardships. Our Powder Springs wrongful death law firm has a proven history of successfully seeking financial security and justice for families that have needlessly lost a loved one. Our Powder Springs wrongful death attorneys can analyze and prepare the complex documentation to support your claim, develop a persuasive case on the law and facts as well as provide compassionate but object legal advice and representation at a stressful and emotional time.

Powder Springs Workers' Compensation Lawyers: Virtually all Georgia employees are covered by their employer’s workers' compensation insurance so they are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits if they suffer injury while engaged in work-based functions. Workers' compensation benefits under Georgia law may provide free medical care, partial compensation for lost income and compensation for permanent disability. Although an employer has a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment for all employees, you are not required to establish the negligence of your employer to successfully recover workers' compensation benefits. There are many types of workplace hazards that can cause severe injury, such as chemical burns, defective equipment, lack of enforcement of safety regulations and carelessness of other employees. It is extremely risky to attempt to proceed without a workers' compensation attorney because an employer’s workers' compensation insurance carrier has virtually no incentive to take action that is for the benefit of an injured employee. Workers' compensation insurance providers lose money when claims are made so they will fight diligently to prevent paying claims or to minimize the amount paid out on a claim. Our experienced Powder Springs workers' compensation lawyers may even file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party like other contractors, machinery suppliers or others. We handle workers' compensation claims in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, administrative, construction and others.

Powder Springs Premises Liability Lawyers: Property owners have a legal responsibility to take precautions to prevent safety hazards from causing injury to those who come on their land. With the exception of those who trespass on one’s property, premises owners may be held liable for failing to reasonably measure to avoid preventable injuries which are caused by forseeable hazards to those who come on their property. Even if the property owner claims that he or she was not aware of the hazard, our experienced Powder Springs premises liability lawyers may be able to establish that the owner had “constructive knowledge.” This essentially means that the property owner should have known of the hazardous condition. Common examples of hazards that may be the basis of premises liability claims in Powder Springs includes:

  • Failing to properly enclose a pool to prevent access from children
  • Not posting a clear warning near a stairway with a broken step or missing railing
  • Vicious dogs not properly restrained
  • Lack of security measures at a commercial business

Under Georgia law, the duty of a property owner may be different based on who comes on the property, the nature of the property and the purpose for the visit. Business owners are generally expected not only to take remedial measures to address hazards like foreign substances on the floor but also conduct reasonable inspections and perform maintenance services to discover such hazards. If you suffer serious injury in a slip and fall accident, dog attack, pool or spa accident or other premises liability accident, our experienced Powder Springs premises liability attorneys investigate the facts and analyze the applicable legal duty of property owners so that we can advise our clients regarding your rights and remedies.

Powder Springs Defective Products Lawyers: Product manufacturers and the companies that sell their products have a legal responsibility to undertake appropriate testing of their product and implement quality control procedures so that consumers are not exposed to the risk of harm by unsafe or defective products. Because the ability to identify potential defects that may cause injury is exclusively within the control of companies that make and market products, they are held to a high legal standard to provide products that do not cause injury and/or warn of potential hazards. If a dangerous or defective product injures you, we invite you to contact our experienced Powder Springs product defect attorneys so that we can evaluate your case.

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


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.