Roswell 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.


Roswell Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Advocates for Those Harmed by Medical Errors and Omissions—Roswell Medical Negligence Lawyers

Hundreds to thousands of people all over Georgia seek medical treatment each day in medical centers, hospitals, urgent care facilities and local doctor’s offices. Even when we believe that we are receiving effective and competent medical care, this is not always the case. Any type of medical professional, including doctors, dentists, nurses, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, hospital personnel and other support staff may be liable for medical malpractice. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Roswell Medical Malpractice Attorneys have the experience necessary to competently and effectively represent victims of medical malpractice.

Our Roswell medical malpractice attorneys compassionately advocate for patients who have suffered physical and emotional harm as a result of medical malpractice. We have a proven track record and strong reputation for negotiating with medical malpractice carriers and successfully settling cases for our clients. Despite our established pattern for obtaining settlements in the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, we have a network of medical experts, the financial resources and resolve to tenaciously litigate cases against medical malpractice carriers when they do not offer our clients an appropriate settlement.

Even though the overwhelming majority of medical professionals are skilled, conscientious and dedicated, studies from the National Institute of Health have estimated that approximately 225,000 people die each year because of medical mistakes—both affirmative errors and omissions. However, only 2% of those harmed by a medical practitioner seek compensation. Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims pose more challenges to recovering compensation than other types of personal injury cases. This means that large numbers of medical malpractice victims do not receive the compensation they are entitled to for medical treatment and bills, lost wages due to missing work, pain and suffering, loss of one’s enjoyment of life, and other familial interference, such as loss of consortium.

The complexity and cost of pursuing a medical malpractice claim is why you need to seek representation from experienced Roswell medical malpractice attorneys like those at Montlick and Associates. We are qualified to represent clients in a wide range of Roswell medical malpractice cases including:

  • Anesthesiologist malpractice
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Failure to order proper diagnostic exams or faulty interpretations
  • Serious dental errors
  • Wrong site surgeries
  • Hospital/medical facility infections
  • Errors during cosmetic surgery
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Birth injures such as cerebral palsy
  • Nursing home negligence or abuse
  • Incomplete or erroneous discharge instructions
  • Misdiagnosis of strokes
  • Nursing negligence
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Mistakes causing brain trauma (i.e. oxygen deprivation or crushing accidents)
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Substandard care by hospital staff

When a health care professional fails to employ the established standard of care for similar professionals in the locality, a medical professional may be liable for professional malpractice. But again, it is important to keep in mind that successful litigation or settlement of a medical malpractice legal claim is difficult and skewed against the victim. The truth of the matter—and even in some jury instructions—is that not all bad medical results are the product of medical negligence; a medical professional does not and cannot guarantee a particular result. To successfully litigate a Roswell medical malpractice lawsuit, it must be established that any medical mistake actually impacted the ultimate medical result.

Commonly, Roswell medical malpractice lawsuits involve a failure to diagnose potentially fatal diseases or medical conditions like cancer. This is because patients are generally admitted with significant serious medical diseases or conditions that make it much more difficult for medical professionals to accurately diagnose their condition. Because cancer is life-threatening, insurance carriers for medical professionals often contend that delays in diagnosing patients did not affect the medical outcome because the patient likely would have died anyway.

Even though one might think that personal injury and medical malpractice cases are similar to litigate—and to an extent they are—medical malpractice cases are substantially more challenging to litigate. That is because there are generally multiple parties involved in a medical malpractice claim such as doctors, nurses, and other supporting staff. In fact, there might be multiple doctors responsible such as the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and cardiologist if there is a surgery performed. This is particularly true for birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy that can have serious effects on a child’s physical and emotional well-being during his or her life. As a result, the child may be subjected to the need for permanent medical care, extensive supportive care, and permanent dependency on others. Understandably, these harms are overwhelming and stressful to handle alone.

Our dedicated Roswell medical malpractice lawyers shift the burden to our shoulders. We understand the stress, anxiety, and pain that our clients are suffering, which are caused by negligent medical care of a professional that our clients once trusted. We have an intimate understanding of the law, meticulously review medical records, effectively negotiate for our clients’ rights, and zealously litigate against those who have wronged our clients or their loved ones. Our Roswell medical malpractice team not only has the experience necessary to successfully litigate your claim, but we also have the resources necessary to retain some of the most respected medical experts to testify to the correct medical standards.

If you or someone you love has been injured or a loved one has died because of mistakes by a medical professional, our experienced Roswell medical malpractice attorneys provide compassionate and diligent legal representation to our clients. We invite you to contact Montlick and Associates now for your FREE CONSULTATION with our experienced Roswell medical malpractice attorneys, and we may even visit you if needed. Call us at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your FREE CONSULTATION or visit us online at www.montlick.com for our 24-hour live online chat service or FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM.

Roswell Truck Accident Attorneys

Huge amounts of money are spent by the trucking industry in the defense of legal claims each year. Unlike the victims of accidents that involve tractor-trailers, trucking companies spend enormous amounts of money and utilize accident investigation teams to defend them in trucking collision civil cases. When an accident occurs in the trucking industry a commercial carrier’s team of investigators, insurance professionals, and attorneys immediately respond to the scene and begin strategizing on how to avoid or minimize liability. Our Roswell trucking accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been successfully representing those involved in trucking collisions for decades.

The risk that a trucking accident will occur is high in relation to the percentage of traffic made up by tractor-trailers. Approximately 500,000 trucking accidents happen each year in the United States, and these result in about 5,000 fatalities and 130,000 injuries annually. It also has been estimated that 98% of the tractor-trailers on American highways have been involved in at least one crash. In addition, the risk that big-rig accidents will lead to death or severe injury is extremely high because of the massive weight of these gargantuan vehicles. A tractor-trailer transporting a maximum load can tip the scales at up to 40 tons. In comparison, a typical passenger car usually weighs 2 tons or less. Therefore, it is no surprise that these types of accidents result in disaster wrecks and life-altering injuries and fatalities.

 

Roswell Trucking Collision Issues and Basis of Liability

Since the dangers involved in trucking accidents are so significant, a vast number of state and federal regulations exist that have been created to keep these accidents to a minimum. When Roswell big-rig accidents occur, it may be critical to prove a violation of these regulations that may be central to your truck accident injury claim. Therefore, any commercial trucking accident attorney who takes on a trucking company in Georgia must be knowledgeable of not only the state’s laws and standards concerning trucker safety, but federal ones as well. This includes knowledge of regulations involving the following topics:

  • The maximum number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive without rest (anti-fatigue regulations)
  • Rules for the screening of the driver prior to employment
  • Requirements for random alcohol and drug testing
  • Standards for fitness certification
  • Truck inspection requirements
  • Regulations for truck weight and length
  • Requirements for securing a load onto a truck
  • Laws about texting or talking on a cell phone while operating a semi-truck

Sadly, many times a fatal trucking accident occurs in Georgia, it is because the truck driver does not comply with the regulations set up to prevent these terrible tragedies. A substantial number of commercial truck drivers fail to comply with these regulations because the company they work for has sanctioned their blatant disregard of the regulations in order to maximize profits.

 

Unique Roswell Tractor-Trailer Litigation Challenges

A major factor that complicates commercial trucking accident claims involves trucking industry practices designed to prevent collection of accurate evidence in trucking cases. Truck drivers, for example, must keep a log of when they rested and when they drove to document that they are properly rested and that they are not suffering from fatigue at the time of an accident. These documents are so frequently manipulated or falsified that they are often jokingly called “lie books” by many in the industry. Maintenance and inspection records may also be altered, destroyed, or simply not maintained as required by trucking regulations. Therefore, our experienced Roswell tractor-trailer accident lawyers must be able to effectively engage in discovery and cross-examine trucking companies about documents such as lodging records, full receipts and correspondence in order to expose cover ups made by the company and/or driver.

Trucking cases can easily result in critical evidence being distorted or hidden. One fundamentally important item of evidence that must be preserved is data stored on electronic data recorders that are much like the black boxes found on airplanes. These recorders may be vital because they can reveal information about rest periods and driving time, as well as other important information like sudden application of the brakes or unsafe speed prior to a Roswell semi-truck accident. If the tractor-trailer is repaired and put back into use, the information in the black box can be deleted. Our experienced Roswell trucking accident attorneys understand the importance of taking aggressive pre-litigation measures and conducting effective discovery to create a compelling case for our clients.

 

Seeking Compensation for Serious Big-Rig Collision Injuries

Many times accidents involving big-rigs cause severe injuries that result in significant limitations on the physical and mental functioning of trucking accident victims. When a person survives such an accident, the financial hardships can be extremely troubling. Most of the time the medical expenses are immense and the victims cannot return to work for some time. The injuries that could befall a person in such an accident include:

  • Brain or head injuries
  • Loss of sensation due to spinal cord damage
  • Third-degree burns
  • Fractures and/or broken bones
  • Vital organ damage
  • Death

When faced with painful injuries, high medical bills and the loss of income due to physical disability, the emotional stress may magnify your challenges. Therefore, the compensation must be enough to preserve the quality of life for a victim and his or her family. Financial compensation in a case like this may include:

  • Reimbursement for medical treatment/hospitalization
  • Compensation for income loss due to the disability
  • Compensation for disfigurement
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Compensation for emotional distress
  • Damages for the impact on one’s marital relations
  • Punitive damages
  • Compensation for impairment of quality of life
  • Burial and funeral costs

If you or someone you love has been injured or died in a tractor-trailer accident, our experienced Roswell semi-truck accident lawyers are committed to helping victims obtain compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Roswell commercial truck accident attorneys. Our attorneys are here to help. If you cannot visit our offices, we may even be able to come to you. Call us 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 use our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Roswell Product Liability Attorneys

Representing Those Injured by Defective Products for Nearly 30 Years – Roswell Defective Product Lawyers

Millions of people suffer injury each year after justifiably believing the products they purchase will be safe when used as intended. Businesses often place a higher value on profits than consumer safety and cut corners in the manufacturing or design process in order to increase company revenue. American companies are increasingly importing cheap products from foreign countries with dismal consumer safety records. Product liability law has the ultimate goal of protecting consumers from hazardous merchandise and providing compensation to those harmed by dangerous or defective goods.

The Roswell product liability law firm of Montlick and Associates offers the financial resources and litigation experience to challenge large corporations and their legal teams. Many large corporations that place defective products in the market have deep pockets to defend against product liability lawsuits. Our experienced Roswell product liability attorneys have the experience, expertise, resources and skills needed to take on the largest of corporations.

 

Basic Legal Theories in a Roswell Product Liability Claim

Product liability is the area of law that compensates individuals harmed by defective or hazardous consumer products. Anyone in the production and distribution chain may be liable when a product injures a consumer, including the entities that design, create, distribute or sell harmful products. Those companies that profit from the sale of their defective products bear the cost of injuries under product liability law. Our committed and experienced product liability attorneys may base a defective product claim on any of three separate legal theories: negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty.

  • Negligence: The failure of any individual in the distribution or production chain to exercise reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injury to consumers may be considered “negligence” in a product liability lawsuit. Companies designing a product may be negligent in any number of ways; negligence may occur in the design, manufacture, or inspection of the defective product. Businesses also may be negligent in providing adequate instructions or warnings of potentially unsafe uses or other hazards.
  • Strict Liability: Consumers are not always required to prove negligence, which eases the evidentiary burden on consumers in a product liability claim. “Strict liability” is the concept of proving liability when there is no showing of fault. A consumer need not establish any particular lack of reasonable care on behalf of any individual or entity in the distribution or production chains when pursuing a strict liability claim. An injured victim of a defective consumer product need only show the following:
    1. Actual defectiveness of the product
    2. Existence of the defect upon dispatch from the manufacturer’s control
    3. Injuries sustained by the consumer were actually caused by the defective product
  • Breach of Warranty (Implied or Express): Many products that are sold come with various warranties, including express warranties and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The implied warranty of merchantability generally means that a product will meet a consumer’s normal expectations when used. If and when products fail to comply with the essential terms of these warranties, an injury victim may be able to recover monetary damages based on the breach of these warranties. Disclaimers complicate breach of warranty claims, as many products carry disclaimers which preclude assertions of warranty claims or may even reduce or eliminate the type and amount of damages sought by the injury victim.

 

Types of Product Defects Forming the Basis of a Roswell Product Liability Lawsuit

A product liability claim may be based on numerous types of defects. The basic types of defects that may severely harm a consumer include the following:

  • Manufacturing Defects: Any defect that occurs during either the fabrication or production processes is a manufacturing defect. There may be issues associated with particular units that develop defects or flaws during the production and manufacturing process. Insufficient and improper quality control inspections or procedures may fail to reveal dangerous hazards. An example of this type of defect might include radial tires where problems in the bonding of the steel belts and the rubber of the tire result in the tire suddenly losing its tread.
  • Design Defects: Design defects differ from manufacturing defects in that every unit of that model type is faulty. This defect is intrinsic in all units produced of a particular model. If a product has a feasible alternate design that could have minimized or prevented the risk of harm, this may constitute a basis for imposing liability. An example of a design defect would be a gas tank positioned closely to the rear of the vehicle whereby it becomes susceptible to exploding if the vehicle is involved in a rear-end collision.
  • Failure to Warn: A product may be safe when used in one way but dangerous if it is foreseeably used in another way or under other types of conditions. The failure to warn basis for a product liability claim involves the manufacturer’s failure to provide adequate instructions or safety precautions regarding potential hazards associated with the product. If a children’s toy is a potential choking hazard for children but does not carry a warning to keep the product out of the reach of small children, this may be the basis for a product liability lawsuit.

 

Contact a Proven Roswell Product Liability Law Firm Today

It is vital to your claim that you keep and preserve all parts of the product, including any debris, instructions, labels or packaging. If a defective product harms you, it is essential to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced and reputable product liability law firm because product liability lawsuits may prove to be extremely complex and expensive. If you or a loved one is injured or a loved one dies because of injuries caused by a defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call our Roswell product defect attorneys at Montlick & Associates for your FREE CONSULTATION. Our experienced Roswell product liability lawyers are standing by to assist you. Our attorneys are here to help and may be able to visit you. We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS by telephone at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Furthermore, please visit us online at www.montlick.com to access our free 24-hour live chat service or download a FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM.

Roswell Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys

Car accidents involving large-scale commercial trucks are inherently more dangerous than an accident involving smaller passenger vehicles. Due to their size and instability, when such trucks are involved in an accident, they roll over more than 13% of the time, as compared with only a 1.6% rollover accident rate for passenger vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large trucks are more than twice as likely to be involved in an accident as a traditional passenger car. Due to the size and influence of the trucking industry, commercial carriers and truck drivers have access to virtually limitless resources when defending against Roswell truck accident claims. This includes dispatching rapid response accident investigation teams to a trucking accident scene.

Trucking accidents frequently result in serious physical injury and fatalities for other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians due to the enormous disparate force generated by such a massive vehicle. Effective legal representation in a trucking accident case necessitates a tractor-trailer accident attorney with a thorough working knowledge of trucking regulations, litigation tactics used by commercial carriers and the unique risk factors in trucking accidents. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Roswell tractor-trailer accident attorneys have been providing quality legal advocacy for trucking accident victims since our law firm was founded in 1984.

Special Tractor-Trailer Regulations in Roswell Trucking Cases

The trucking industry can be divided into two separate forms of trucking: interstate and intrastate trucking. This is an important distinction because the trucking industry is subject to extensive state and federal regulations designed to protect others from trucking accidents. Violations of trucking regulations often form the basis of liability in a Roswell trucking accident case. As such, tractor-trailer accident victims need to retain an experienced trucking accident lawyer with extensive knowledge of both state and federal trucking regulations. Some of the types of regulations designed to prevent trucking accidents include the following:

  • Mandatory limits on length and weight of big-rigs
  • Bans on cell phone use while operating a big-rig
  • Specifications for maximum loads and securing of loads
  • Requirements for screening prospective drivers regarding past driving history and substance abuse issues
  • Certification of medical fitness for drivers
  • Mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
  • Hours of service (HOS) rules designed to reduce the risk of driver fatigue
  • Required pre-trip and post-trip inspections of tractor-trailers

The vast majority of commercial trucking accidents in Roswell and throughout Georgia are the consequence of trucking regulation violations. Trucking companies often ignore such rules or implicitly encourage violations to increase profits. The result can be life-altering injuries or wrongful death due to a devastating trucking accident.

Unique Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Accident Cases

Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of trucking laws and regulations and understand the problematic evidentiary issues common in trucking accident cases in Roswell. The trucking industry is notorious for tampering with mandatory logbooks that are designed to provide evidence of regulatory violations, performance of vehicle inspections, vehicle maintenance issues and other information that may be critical evidence in a trucking accident case.

Our experienced Roswell trucking accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have the knowledge and experience to preserve crucial evidence that may be used to expose fraudulent logbook entries. We regularly take affirmative actions to preserve information saved in black box data recorders with which many tractor-trailers are equipped. The black box on many commercial big-rigs is important because it tracks a wide variety of big-rig and driving information. Trucking companies often put tractor-trailers back on the road a short time after a semi-truck accident, and as a result, data on black box recorders may be erased. Our experienced trucking accident lawyers know what precautions to take to prevent critical evidence from being lost.

Financial Recovery for Serious Roswell Semi-Truck Collisions

Trucking accidents come in many forms, including rollovers, jackknifes, and carriage under-ride accidents. These accidents can cause serious injury or death. Such severe injuries often result in permanent impairment of mental and physical ability, significantly impacting the victim’s quality of life. Such accidents often also result in severe medical expenses and lost income. Our experienced Roswell trucking accident lawyers may seek different forms of damages depending on the specific facts of your case, including the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Costs related to medical treatment, hospitalization and rehabilitation
  • Lost income and impaired future earning potential
  • Permanent disability and disfigurement
  • Extreme distress and mental anguish
  • Vehicle repair and other property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Burial and funeral costs
  • Punitive damages

If you or someone you love has suffered a severe personal injury or died in a trucking accident, our experienced Roswell trucking accident lawyers are committed to helping victims in obtain compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Roswell tractor-trailer accident attorneys. Our attorneys are here to help. If you cannot visit our offices, alternative arrangements can typically be arranged. Call us 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 use our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Roswell Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

While it may be a matter of common sense that motorcycles offer less protection than standard automobiles, this has not detracted from their rising popularity as a means of recreation and transportation. With the lack of a structural enclosure and less stability in handling, a motorcycle can be dangerous to ride when sharing the roadway with other drivers who operate their vehicles in a careless fashion. Motorcyclists in the Roswell area understand that we have a congested highway system because infrastructure development has been unable to keep pace with our growing population. The increased risks our motorcyclists are exposed to in Roswell has resulted in law enforcement using extreme enforcement measures like motorcycle safety checkpoints. These checkpoints are primarily intended to confirm motorcyclists have current motorcycle licenses and that proper vehicle maintenance has been performed. However, they do nothing to take careless and otherwise negligent drivers of passenger vehicles off the roads. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Roswell motorcycle accident attorneys understand the risk that motorcycle enthusiasts face because many of our motorcycle accident lawyers also ride.

Legal Basis for Roswell Motorcycle Accident Claims

In the United States, an average of 3,000 to 4,000 motorcyclists die in accidents each year. A major study in 2006 concluded that motorcyclists were 35 times more likely to be killed in an auto accident than a passenger vehicle driver or passenger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 100,000 motorcyclists are injured per year. Motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of suffering serious injury or wrongful death. Given that a motorcycle offers little protection to its operator or passenger, it is easy to see why motorcyclists and their passengers are so prone to death and/or serious injury.

In order to pursue a legal action against a careless or aggressive driver, the relevant legal standard in most motorcycle accident cases is that of negligence. While the concept of negligence can be difficult to understand, it is basically defined as the failure to exercise the same care that a reasonable person would have exercised under a similar set of circumstances that causes foreseeable harm. There are many types of dangerous driving practices that motorists engage in that may cause a motorcycle collision resulting in severe injury including:

  • Failing to check for motorcyclists while changing lanes (i.e., failure to check blind spots)
  • Tailgating of motorcyclists
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired by drugs/alcohol
  • Drivers who are distracted or on cell phones
  • Failure of a municipality to fix road obstructions such as potholes or improper road surfaces
  • Slick and icy roads
  • Motorcycle passengers who suffer because of a motorcyclist’s inexperience
  • Unlicensed drivers

Financial Compensation for Damages Suffered in a Roswell Motorcycle Collision

While no one ever expects to be involved in an accident when they set out on the road, realistically we know it can happen anywhere, at any time. Financial compensation may be available to those who are injured as the result of a motorcycle accident. Our Roswell motorcycle accident lawyers have been successfully representing our clients’ interests for nearly three decades. Our motorcycle crash attorneys have dealt with many different types of injuries, including:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Bruises to the body and skin lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Trauma to the head and body
  • Injuries to the brain resulting in impaired cognitive and memory functions
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of extremities and amputated limbs
  • Wrongful death

When you suffer as the victim in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you understand your legal options and rights. Compensation may be available for all types of injuries and harm, including pain and suffering, lost wages due to being out of work, medical bills, physical therapy, impaired earning capacity, loss of consortium, impact on quality of life and many other types of damages. Our dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys in Roswell are available to help injury victims who have been seriously injured in a motorcycle collision. Our team understands the unique legal and factual issues involved in motorcycle accident claims and has effectively negotiated settlements or prevailed at trial for many seriously injured motorcyclists. Furthermore, our dedicated attorneys are compassionate enough to understand your needs and listen to your concerns. Please call us for a FREE CONSULTATION. Our 24-hour number is 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) and a member of our professional legal team may even be able to pay you a visit if necessary. Visit us online at www.montlick.com to use our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.

Roswell Auto Accident Attorneys

Although car accidents comprise a substantial portion of the personal injury cases we handle at Montlick and Associates, these cases are anything but routine. Each Roswell car accident case poses unique factual questions regarding liability, severity of injuries and the causal relationship between the negligence of a third party and your injuries. Our experienced Roswell car accident lawyers have been providing legal advice and representation to Roswell car accident victims for almost three decades.

Our Roswell car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have extensive experience providing effective representation in Roswell car accident claims. Our attorneys have the skill and experience to analyze the physical dynamics and fault of a car accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries and the accounting and economic principles to accurately calculate losses. The insurance industry is a billion dollar industry, but this enormous revenue is not made by paying claims. Insurance companies have a massive war chest of financial resources, a stable of savvy insurance adjusters and a team of defense attorneys that develop strategies to deny, delay or reduce the compensation they pay on claims. It is important to understand that insurance companies handle so many car accident claims that it is virtually impossible to fully protect your interest without the benefit of an experienced Roswell car accident attorneys behind you.

The legal basis for pursuing a claim for compensation arising out of a Roswell car accident is usually based on some form of negligence. Negligence in the context of a car accident is really just a legal term to describe unreasonably unsafe behavior that causes injuries or property loss because of an auto collision. While in most cases the negligent conduct will be unsafe driving by another motorist, this is not always the case. Sometimes Roswell car accidents may be caused by a vehicle defect, such as an SUV being top heavy and prone to rollover when sudden evasive steering maneuvers are performed. Some Roswell car accidents are even caused by unsafe design features, inadequate maintenance or failure to make appropriate road alterations that result in a road that poses a hazard to motorists. While there are many causes of Roswell car accidents, some examples include the following:

  • Drivers multi-tasking while driving (i.e. texting or talking on cell phones)
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving at an unsafe speed
  • Executing illegal turns
  • Driving when tired or fatigued
  • Failure to perform vehicle maintenance (i.e. old tires or worn brake pads)
  • Roadway defects in design or maintenance
  • Insufficient following distance
  • Non-compliance with traffic lights and stop or yield signs
  • Violation of right of way rules

While there are many other types of hazardous conduct that may cause a Roswell auto accident, these are some of the more frequent types of negligent or reckless conduct. If you are involved in an auto accident in Roswell, you should avoid speaking with the potential at-fault parties or their insurance companies. These communications should be conducted by an experienced Rowell car accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates so that you do not compromise your case by making statements that may later be misconstrued to undermine your Roswell car accident claim.

The other party’s insurance company may also try to persuade you to sign documents and even offer a check. It is essential that you not sign any paperwork or accept a check from the insurance company until you have obtained legal advice. Insurance companies are not in the business of “giving away money” so if they are attempting to give you a check and asking you to sign documents it is fairly safe to assume that your Roswell auto accident claim may be worth far more than the check being offered. Our Roswell car accident attorneys provide a free consultation so you have nothing to lose by having us evaluate your claim and advise you regarding the wisdom of accepting the insurance company’s settlement.

When someone is injured in a Roswell auto collision, they may suffer a wide range of injuries ranging from less serious injuries like lacerations, hyperextensions, dislocations, whiplash and broken bones to permanent injuries like amputation of limbs, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and even wrongful death. Our experienced Roswell auto accident attorneys may be able to seek many varieties of economic and non-economic damages depending on the specific facts of your Roswell car accident case, including but not limited to the following:

  • Property or vehicle damage
  • Medical expenses and hospital bills
  • Past, present and future lost income
  • Burial and funeral costs
  • Impaired enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Although you may not be able to seek all of these types of damages in your Roswell car accident case, an experienced Roswell auto accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates may be able to evaluate your case and explain what damages they may pursue in your Roswell car accident case.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Roswell car accident, our experienced Roswell car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Roswell car accident claim. 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). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Roswell Personal Injury Attorneys

Many lives are ruined and families torn apart by the carelessness or lack of attention of others who cause injuries in car accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall incidents and many other forms of unsafe conduct. While some severe injuries and fatalities are caused by intentional or even criminal acts, the majority of injuries that form the basis of Roswell personal injury claims are the result of negligent or reckless conduct. When you or a family member suffers serious injury because of the hazardous conduct of a third party, you may struggle to pay your mortgage, household expenses and other necessary expenses. The anxiety created by these financial pressures is increased if you are disabled and unable to work for any significant period.

The experienced Roswell personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have effectively represented personal injury victims in Roswell and throughout the state since our law firm was founded in 1984. Our Roswell personal injury lawyers understand that when you are struggling to recover from injuries and feel the stress and anxiety of being injured in a serious accident it can be hard to worry about legal claims and stonewalling by insurance companies. Many people make the mistake of trying to handle their own personal injury claim only to regret their decision. The Roswell personal injury attorneys at our law firm know that insurance companies have a team of lawyers, extensive financial resources, and vast experience in seeking favorable resolution of personal injury claims. We endeavor to balance the scales for our clients by putting a proven track record, experience, and dedication behind our clients. Our Roswell personal injury law firm has experience representing injury victims in many types of personal injury claims include the following:

Roswell Auto Accidents: While there have been dramatic improvements in motor vehicle safety, including collisions warning systems, more extensive airbag systems, and other accident avoidance measures, car accidents remain a leading cause of death with over 24,000 auto accident related fatalities per year. There are many unsafe driving practices that cause severe auto accidents in Roswell, including drivers that are texting, drinking and driving, speeding or otherwise failing to follow traffic safety laws. If you are involved in a serious Roswell auto accident, the insurance company for the at-fault driver may delay, deny or lowball your claim. Our experienced Roswell auto accident lawyers are familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use to avoid or reduce settlements in car accident claims. Our experienced team of Roswell auto accident attorneys works hard to build a compelling case for our clients so that those who cause serious car accidents are held accountable for their dangerous driving practices.

Roswell Medical Malpractice Claims: Medical malpractice cases are very complex by nature and are among the most expensive to pursue (with the law firm typically advancing the money for all of the necessary costs, such as expert witness fees, and court and deposition costs, to name a few). Our Roswell medical malpractice attorneys will fight hard to win the full amount of the recover you and your family deserves.

Roswell Motorcycle Accidents: Many of our motorcycle lawyers have not only legal experience representing motorcycle accident victims but are experienced motorcycle enthusiasts. We understand the unique features of motorcycle operation that may expose riders to an increased risk of being involved in a collision and the substantial danger of more serious injuries. Our Roswell motorcycle accident attorneys recognize key issues that may play a role in a motorcycle accident including emergency braking, turning and stopping limitations, and hazard avoidance techniques.

Roswell Construction Accident Injuries: Thousands of construction workers die and tens of thousands are injured in construction accidents each year. The construction industry continues to be one of the most hazardous industries with a wide range of dangers including electrical power lines, unsafe excavations, defective heavy equipment, negligent operators of motor vehicles, poorly erected scaffoldings and other construction site hazards. Because of the physical nature of many construction jobs, a physical injury suffered on a construction job may mean the inability to work. The workers’ compensation system is essentially insurance carried by most employers that may provide medical care, wage replacement and compensation for permanent disability if you are injured while engaged in activity for the benefit of your employer. Because many types of compensation that may be recovered in a personal injury claim is not available through the workers’ compensation system, our experienced Roswell construction accident attorneys may also pursue a personal injury claim against any party other than your employer that contributed to your injuries.

Roswell Wrongful Death Claims: When a loved one is lost because of the careless or intentional conduct of a third party, the emotional pain and financial hardships can be overwhelming. Our experienced Roswell wrongful death attorneys are committed to holding those whose misconduct causes fatalities accountable for their actions. We recognize the emotional challenges that accompany the loss of someone you love. We are committed to helping the families of wrongful death victims seek the financial support they need to move past their tragedy. Although we know that nothing we can do will bring back your loved one, we can help you pursue legal action so that you can obtain some form of justice and the financial means to rebuild following the tragic loss of a loved one.

Roswell Trucking Accidents: While any motor vehicle accident poses a risk of injury, the catastrophic consequences of a Roswell tractor-trailer accident dramatically escalates the risk of injury or wrongful death. These behemoths can weigh 40 tons when fully loaded meaning that they may outweigh a passenger vehicle by more than twenty times. It is simply not the case that any “car accident attorney” is qualified to handle a Roswell trucking accident case. Trucking accident cases pose unique challenges including the need to have extensive knowledge of trucking industry regulations and issues involving preservation of evidence. Our Roswell trucking accident lawyers have been representing trucking accident victims for almost three decades. We understand the enormous challenges accident victims and their families often face in the wake of a serious Roswell tractor-trailer accident.

Roswell Pedestrian Collisions: When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian even at low rates of speed, the resulting injuries typically are life-altering. Many pedestrian accidents occur because drivers are not paying attention near crosswalks, intersections, school zones, bus stops and other areas where pedestrians are likely to be present. Although pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, many drivers fail to respect this right of way rule or simply are indifferent to the danger posed to pedestrians by careless drivers. If you or someone you love is struck by a driver while walking, jogging or running in Roswell, our experienced Roswell pedestrian accident attorneys may be able pursue a legal claim for compensation to pay your medical bills, replace lost income and compensate you for other forms of loss, such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other forms of loss.

Roswell Slip and Fall Accidents: While it is easy to presume that few people get seriously hurt in slip and fall accidents, falls are among the leading cause of serious debilitating injury and wrongful death. Seniors in particular are susceptible to being involved in a slip and fall accident and often suffer injuries including broken hips that may take a long period to heal. A slip and fall accident may happen in a wide range of settings including on public property, residential property or commercial property. The scope of the duty of a property owner to make the property safe varies depending on the type of property, the purpose of the visitor for being present, and the nature of the hazard. Our experienced Roswell slip and fall attorneys understand that proving liability in a slip and fall case requires a careful analysis of the facts and circumstances of the incident. Our Roswell slip and fall accident lawyers have successfully represented many accident victims injured by hazards on the property.

Roswell Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims: As our population ages, we often face the daunting prospect of entrusting the care of someone we love to a nursing home or other residential care facility. While many nursing homes are staffed with dedicated professionals and are committed to a high standard of care, there are others that put the bottom line above providing quality care to residents. The knowledge that someone you love has been abused, exploited, or neglected can be heart wrenching. Our dedicated team of Roswell nursing home and abuse attorneys are committed to standing up for elderly victims who may be especially vulnerable to mistreatment because of dementia, Alzheimer’s or other serious age related condition. Our nursing home and abuse attorneys understand the special laws that govern residential care facilities for seniors and are committed to giving our best effort to seek the justice and compensation that abused or neglected seniors deserve.

Roswell Product Liability (Defective Products): Consumers purchase products everyday with the certainty that those products are reasonably safe. However, many people are injured annually by products that are unsafe because of shoddy manufacturing practices, untested designs and improper warnings or instructions. If you are injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. The risk of injury from defective products is steadily increasing as the U.S. imports a growing number of products from countries with lax regulations and minimal safety standards. If you are injured by a defective product, our Roswell product liability attorneys offer a free initial evaluation so that we can determine whether you have a viable product liability claim.

Roswell Dog Bite Injuries: While many dog bites are minor, there are 800,000 people per year that must seek medical treatment for dog bites. Some dog bite incidents can turn into dangerous dog maulings that cause severe injury including disfigurement, damage to vital organs and even wrongful death. Dog owners are required to prevent dog bites by dogs they should know have an aggressive tendency and to control dogs in compliance with local leash laws. When an owner fails to fulfill these legal duties or otherwise is negligent (i.e. unreasonably careless) in permitting a dog to cause injury, the owner may be liable for the resulting injuries. Because dog bite cases often turn on a careful analysis of the facts, it is important to contact an experienced Roswell dog bite lawyer at Montlick and Associates promptly before critical evidence and witnesses disappear.

Roswell Workers’ Compensation Claims: While employers must comply with law and regulations designed to create a safe work place, sometimes these safety requirements get overlooked. There are many types of occupations that are by their nature hazardous including industrial manufacturing, construction, agricultural, emergency responders and other high risk occupations. The workers’ compensation system is an insurance benefit that may provide medical care, wage replacement, and compensation for long-term disability if you are injured in the workplace or while performing tasks for the benefit of your employer. Because the compensation provided by the workers’ compensation system generally is less than that provided by a personal injury claim, our experienced Roswell workers’ compensation attorneys sometime pursue both types of claims for our clients.

Know your legal rights! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional act of a third party, we invite you to speak to an experienced Roswell personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.

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