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, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.