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Riverdale 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.

Riverdale Personal Injury Attorneys

While no one anticipates being injured by the insensitive, careless or intentional actions of another, there are millions of people injured each year in motor vehicle accidents, construction site falls, defective product accidents, slip and falls, animal attacks and other accidents arising out of the negligence of a third party. Because people do not anticipate this type of accident, personal injury victims overcome by physical pain and emotional stress can make mistakes that compromise their right to financial compensation. Our experienced Riverdale personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been providing aggressive legal representation to those who suffer serious injury or the premature loss of a loved one for approximately three decades.

If you suffer severe injury caused by the wrongful conduct of another, time is of the essence in conducting an investigation before critical evidence disappears. Many personal injury victims compromise their claims by delaying the decision to retain an experienced Riverdale personal injury law firm. Insurance company adjusters handle many personal injury claims so they are skilled at exploiting the fact that most personal injury victims do not necessarily understand how to protect their legal claim. Our dedicated Riverdale personal injury attorneys handle the communications with insurance companies and investigation of the facts to effectively pursue our clients’ personal injury cases. Because Montlick and Associates has been representing personal injury victims since 1984, we are qualified to handle the full range of personal injury cases including:

Riverdale Dog Attack Legal Claims (Dog Attack Cases): There are millions of innocent adults and children who are victims of dog attacks that result in bites and other injuries each year. Sadly, young children are the most common victims of dog attack injuries in Riverdale. It is estimated that approximately a million people per year seek medical treatment for a dog bite injury, but it is also presumed that for every reported dog attack, three more attacks go unreported. Georgia is a “one bite rule” jurisdiction meaning that dog owners may be allowed one mistake provided the dog attack is not the result of negligence by the dog owner, which may be an independent basis for imposing liability on a dog owner. This does not mean that a dog owner is not liable if his or her dog has not bit someone before but does protect dog owners whose dog has no history of displaying a vicious propensity. When dog owners violate the local leash law this may also be an independent basis for financial recovery.

Riverdale Motor Vehicle Accident Legal Claims (Riverdale Car Accidents): There are approximately six million motor vehicle accidents each year involving all types and sizes of motor vehicles, such as passenger cars, motorcycles, SUVs and tractor-trailers. Certain types of vehicles and unsafe driving practices pose a more substantial risk of causing a collision and serious injury than others. Regardless of the vehicle or unsafe driving behavior, all motor vehicle accidents can cause severe injury or wrongful death to motor vehicle accident victims. If you are injured in a car accident, SUV rollover, motorcycle accident, distracted driving collision, drunk driving accident or other motor vehicle accident, we may be able to pursue compensation in a personal injury case against a negligent driver or a product liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle. We may even be able to pursue a legal claim against a public entity that does not provide or maintain a safe roadway.

Riverdale Wrongful Death Legal Claims: Wrongful death attorneys must not only provide careful investigation of the facts and knowledge of the legal rules for imposing liability on those who engage in misconduct but must also offer compassion and understanding to families of victims of fatal accidents. Our Riverdale wrongful death lawyers handle many types of wrongful death claims including nursing home abuse, defective products, medical malpractice, car accidents, violent crimes and other wrongful acts. When a family member who dies prematurely was a primary contributor to household income, the loss of family income can cause severe financial challenges on top of the medical bills as well as funeral and burial costs. We fight diligently to help families of fatal accident victims rebuild and move past their tragedy.

Riverdale Workers’ Compensation Cases (Construction Accidents): When you are injured or suffer an occupational illness while working in Georgia, you may have important rights under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. There are procedural and substantive requirements that must be met in a timely fashion to protect valuable rights to medical care, partial income replacement and compensation for permanent disability. Montlick and Associates prides itself on keeping current on the most current changes in workers’ compensation laws. We handle a broad range of workers’ compensation claims in industries like construction, manufacturing, agriculture and others, including those where valid claims are denied. We also pursue personal injury lawsuits against third parties along with workers’ compensation claims against our clients’ employer where feasible to maximize our clients’ recovery.

Riverdale Premises Liability Legal Claims: Premises liability law governs the rules for imposing civil liability on property owners who fail to meet legal requirements for preventing injury to third parties that come on their property. Commercial property owners who invite the public to engage in business on their premises generally have a legal duty to correct hazards on their property. Whether the cause of injury is a broken step, foreign substance on flooring, missing spa drain, improperly secured swimming pool or lack of security, the property owner may be liable to a visitor. Cases involving injury on the property of another require detailed investigation and analysis of issues like the nature of the hazards, character of the property, purpose of the visit, imputed or actual knowledge of the property owner and more. Our Riverdale unsafe premises attorneys offer a free initial consultation so that we provide an initial assessment of your right to seek financial compensation.

Riverdale Product Liability Legal Claims: Georgia law mandates that companies that manufacture and sell products ensure that their products are free of defects and that they do not pose dangers to consumers. If a product is hazardous, the product must provide adequate warnings to consumers regarding the risk of injury as well as instructions on how to use the product safely. Many injuries and wrongful deaths involving consumers could be avoided if product manufacturers and sellers invested more resources in the safe design, fabrication and testing of their products. Our Riverdale product liability law firm has experience with many types of product defect cases including:

  • Defective power tools
  • Defective motor vehicles
  • Defective heavy equipment
  • Defective pharmaceuticals
  • Defective machinery
  • Defective electronics
  • Products with lead paint

If someone is injured or a loved one dies because of a defective product in Georgia, the injury victim or family of a wrongful death victim may be able to file a product liability claim. The company may even be subject to strict liability if it is established that the product had a defect when it left the manufacturer’s control without adequate warning of potential hazards.

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

Riverdale Auto Accident Attorneys

Riverdale car accident victims confront tough challenges after they have sustained injuries in a car accident. Some of the challenges that they may face include intense emotional distress, debilitating physical pain, a long arduous course of rehabilitation and even multiple surgeries. The selection of a law firm to handle your car accident legal claim is important because the firm will investigate the factual basis for your claim, negotiate with the insurance companies and present your legal arguments to a judge or jury. An experienced Riverdale car accident attorney can diffuse potential problems and avoid pitfalls that can undermine your Riverdale car accident case.

Experienced Riverdale auto accident attorneys understand that their clients are much more than “an injury victim”; they are parents, children, spouses, siblings and friends to those close to them, which means that they deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. The aftermath of a Riverdale auto accident can be confusing and disorienting, but if you are physically able there are many ways you can begin building your car accident claim:

  • Make sure everyone is out of the path of traffic and call 911
  • Get insurance, registration and driver’s license information for all drivers involved
  • Obtain the name and contact information of any witnesses
  • Explain to the police officer how you believe the other driver caused the accident
  • Take photos of all vehicles, vehicle damage, injuries and the surrounding area
  • Secure the officer’s name, badge number and/or accident report number, if available
  • Seek immediate medical attention and follow through on all diagnostic analysis, medical treatment and physical therapy

Car accidents in Riverdale most commonly are the result of negligent drivers that engage in a wide range of dangerous driving practices, including speeding, drinking and driving, inattentive driving, tailgating, illegal turns or lane changes and other forms of hazardous driving. When you are injured in an accident caused by a driver who is engaged in any of these hazardous driving practices or other forms of inappropriate driving, an experienced Riverdale car accident lawyer may be able to help you obtain financial recovery for medical bills, lost income, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, negative impact on your quality of life and more. Strict deadlines apply for filing a Riverdale car accident claim so you should contact an experienced attorney to handle your claim promptly.

The Risk of Serious Injury in Riverdale Car Accidents

Even though more drivers are driving around in safer cars than fifty years ago, car accidents still happen with alarming frequency. Recent statistics indicate that there continues to be over 5 million car accidents per year resulting in more than 30,000 fatalities. Because so many people are injured in car accidents, it is critical that drivers always insist that everyone in their vehicle wear a seatbelt. Vehicle occupants that wear a seatbelt reduce the risk of catastrophic injury and fatalities significantly. Studies reveal that 63 percent of those who die in fatal car accidents are not wearing seatbelts. Seatbelts keep vehicle occupants in the vehicle where they have the benefit of the protection of the frame and body of the vehicle.

The force of impact that is imposed on the human body in collisions that may occur at freeway speeds can be devastating. There are many different types of car accidents based on the type of vehicle and angle of impact including:

  • Sideswipe accidents when motorists steer into a vehicle in an adjacent lane without looking
  • Head-on collisions that are the result of drunk or drug-impaired drivers or unsafe passing
  • Rollover accidents that may be caused by top heavy SUVs or 15 passenger vans that suffer tire blowouts
  • Rear-end collisions, which often occur when drivers are not focusing on the road
  • T-bone collisions when drivers disregard stoplights, stop signs and right-of-way rules
  • Back-over accidents caused by drivers that fail to check for small children before getting in their vehicle
  • Run off the road accidents that may be caused by tire blowouts or drivers that lose control when employing evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision

Why Are Riverdale Car Accidents Still Happening?

Car accidents are still happening on Riverdale roads on a daily basis for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs (prescription or illegal narcotics), alcohol, or other forms of over-the-counter medication
  • Violations of the Georgia Rules of the Road
  • Failure to adapt driving to weather conditions
  • Lack of focus on the road
  • Not reducing speed in school zones, construction zones and high pedestrian traffic areas
  • Poor road design or construction
  • Tailgating and other forms of unsafe aggressive driving
  • Failing to confirm it is clear before turning or changing lanes
  • Speeding which increases both the risk of an accident and the severity

The legal theory for imposing liability in virtually all Riverdale car accidents is negligence. While it is typically the negligence of another driver at the core of most Riverdale car accident claims, this is not always the case. Sometimes the condition of the roadway, defects in a vehicle, substandard repair by a shop or other forms of negligence may contribute to a Riverdale car accident. An experienced Riverdale auto accident lawyer can investigate and analyze the facts of your case to develop a compelling legal strategy.

Compensation for Severe Debilitating Injuries

While the injuries that you suffer in a Riverdale car accident may vary in severity, virtually all injuries cause significant pain and some period of disability. When the severity of your injuries requires surgery, extensive rehabilitation and prolonged periods during which you cannot return to work, your physical injuries will typically promote stress, anxiety and concerns about your ability to provide for the financial needs of you and your family. Car accidents may cause broken bones, back and spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, extensive burn injuries, damage to tendons or ligaments, whiplash and other injuries.

When you speak to an experienced and dedicated motor vehicle accident attorney at Montlick and Associates, we routinely provide legal advice and representation in the full range of motor vehicle accident cases, including single car accidents, multi-car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, pedestrian accidents, SUV rollovers and other types of vehicle collisions.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Riverdale car 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 a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Riverdale auto 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 a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website 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.