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Sandy 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.

Sandy Springs Personal Injury Attorneys

The legal designation for the “personal injury” area of law encompasses a wide range of legal claims. These legal claims typically revolve around the tort of “negligence” or intentional torts like criminal attacks or sexual assaults. Our Sandy Springs personal injury law firm has successfully represented hundreds of victims injured by intentional and negligent misconduct. Negligence basically refers to the failure of an individual or corporation to meet a certain standard of care which causes injury to another. Common examples of personal injury claims based on negligence may include construction site accidents caused by inadequate training, motor vehicle collisions caused by intoxicated drivers or dangerous falls caused by inadequate maintenance.

Our experienced Sandy Springs personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for those seriously injured by the improper conduct of others. We recognize the enormous toll an unexpected accident can have on one’s life. We are committed to providing effective legal representation to obtain the financial compensation our clients need to get their lives back to some sense of normalcy. Although we have the skill and experience to handle most personal injury claims, some of the claims we handle most frequently include the following:

Sandy Springs Trucking Accidents: Tractor-trailers and other large trucks like cement trucks, dump trucks and delivery trucks can pose serious dangers when jostling with other vehicles on the congested roads of Sandy Springs. Trucking companies have a legal duty to ensure that when they unleash these massive vehicles on our roadways they utilize safe drivers and safe trucks. When trucking companies fail to comply with this legal duty, Sandy Springs trucking accidents can result in critical injuries or fatalities to occupants of other motor vehicles. It is hardly surprising that collisions involving large trucks result in more serious accidents because a loaded dump truck can weigh 70,000 pounds while a tractor trailer can weigh even more. By contrast, a passenger vehicle may tip the scales at less than 4,000 pounds. If you or someone you love is injured in a trucking accident, our experienced Sandy Springs trucking accident lawyers have the necessary knowledge of trucking regulations and trucking industry practices to successfully represent those who suffer serious injury or lose a loved one in a Sandy Springs trucking accident.

Sandy Springs Slip, Trip and Fall: Sandy Springs slip, trip and fall accidents can happen on virtually any type of property, including residential, commercial and public, and they may occur at any time. When you suffer significant injury in a fall caused by the negligence of a landlord, store owner or governmental entity, you may have the right to compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, future disability and more. When you are injured on the premises of a business, the premises owner of a commercial business owes you the highest duty of care recognized by premises liability law. When you visit a Sandy Springs business like a store as a patron, you are classified as a business invitee. The law imposes a duty on business owner to make the premises safe for invitees by removing hazards that the commercial premises owner knows or should know exist. Our Sandy Springs slip, trip and fall attorneys at Montlick and Associates have successfully proven liability for hazards on commercial premises on behalf of our clients for nearly three decades.

Sandy Springs Auto Accidents: When you are involved in a Sandy Springs auto collision, it can result in intense physical injuries and emotional trauma. Those who are injured because of negligent or reckless drivers may also face the potential of financial ruin because of unanticipated medical bills and loss of income due to time off work, which can impair a family’s financial stability. While these challenges can feel insurmountable, an experienced Sandy Springs auto accident attorney at Montlick and Associates may be able to handle the legal and insurance issues so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.

Sandy Springs Wrongful Death: If your family member dies because of the malpractice, negligence, intentional misconduct or inaction of another person, the emotional and financial obstacles you face can feel overwhelming. Although our Sandy Springs wrongful death law firm cannot give you back the love and companionship of your loved one, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable so that you can obtain some degree of solace. Wrongful death may be caused by a wide range of incidents caused by careless or wrongful acts, including violent criminal offenses, unsafe driving of a motor vehicle, lack of care on a construction site or substandard medical care when performing a surgical procedure. Our experienced Sandy Springs wrongful death lawyers may be able to obtain damages both for your personal losses as well as those suffered by your loved one who died.

Sandy Springs Motorcycle Accidents: When you use a motorcycle to commute or travel in Sandy Springs, you are vulnerable to injury because these two wheeled vehicles are extremely unstable. When you are involved in any sort of motorcycle collision, you will usually be ejected from the vehicle. Motorcycle ejections frequently result in critical brain injuries, ruptured disc, spinal injuries and wrongful death. Our Sandy Springs motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive knowledge of tort laws, and we have successfully guided many clients through the legal quagmire of complex legal rules and procedures. We understand the devastating toll that a Sandy Springs motorcycle accident can cause so we work hard to seek the best possible outcome for Sandy Springs motorcycle collision victims.

Sandy Springs Construction Accidents: If you are injured while working on a construction site, it is important to seek the full measure of financial compensation for all types of injuries and financial loss, including intangible injuries that only a personal injury claim can provide. The meager recovery available in a workers’ compensation claim does not cover losses, such as pain and suffering, diminished enjoyment of life, loss of companionship of a spouse or punitive damages. Although a workers’ compensation claim can provide compensation for permanent disability, these damages also are much more limited than lost future income awarded in a personal injury claim. Our knowledgeable Sandy Springs construction accident lawyers may be able to guide you through the complexities of the workers’ compensation system while also pursuing a personal injury settlement or litigation against a third party.

Sandy Springs Dog Attack: It is more challenging to pursue a claim for dog bites or attacks in Georgia than other states because a dog owner in the majority of other states merely needs to show that they were bitten and that they did not antagonize the dog. If you are bitten by a dog in Sandy Springs, you typically must establish one of the following; (1) The owner knew or should have known of prior aggressive tendencies of the dog; (2) negligence by the dog owner; or (3) a violation of the local leash law. Our experienced Sandy Springs dog attack attorneys have successfully pursued compensation for our clients injured by owners who fail to properly restrain their dog against homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies and general liability policies of businesses and public entities.

Sandy Springs Job Related Injuries (Workers’ Compensation): If you have suffered a job related injury, you may be entitled to seek certain types of compensation from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This compensation may cover certain losses, including lost income while off work, medical expenses, partial or total disability benefits, and vocational training. Most Sandy Springs employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that provides these benefits to injured employees. Workers’ Compensation insurance may cover various categories of injuries including: repetitive motion injuries, physical injuries caused by workplace accidents, mental stress injuries and occupational diseases. If you or a close family member has suffered a work related injury, our Sandy Springs workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates have the experience to help clients maximize the value of their workers’ compensation claim. Although workers’ compensation benefits typically are the exclusive remedy for a work related injury against one’s employer, we may be able to represent you in seeking more extensive damages against a responsible third party in a Sandy Springs personal injury claim.

Sandy Springs Defective Product Claims: Dangerous or defective products are products that cause physical injury as well as mental or physical illness. These injuries may be caused by a defect in the product, inadequate warnings that accompany the product or defects in the labeling and instructions. Defective products can cover a broad spectrum of products including drugs, medical appliances, household cleaning products, children’s toys or apparel, motor vehicles, feminine hygiene products and other products designed, manufactured and marketed by companies that may be household names. If you are injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have a right to pursue a product liability claim against anyone in the commercial chain of production. Many product liability lawsuits are based on “strict liability” claims, meaning that the cases do not require you to show that a specific error or omission in the design or manufacturing process caused the defect. It is enough to show that a defect in the product caused injury to the consumer whom purchased the product. Our Sandy Springs product defect lawyers have the resources and experience to taken on large companies whose products injure innocent consumers.

Sandy Springs Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Collisions: When drivers operate motor vehicles while texting, talking on a cell phone, speeding or otherwise driving careless or reckless, the potential for permanent injuries that can drastically alter one’s life is extremely high. While few people consider a motor vehicle a “weapon”, there are many similarities between driving a motor vehicle in high pedestrian areas like intersections and school zones while drunk or not paying attention to the road and firing a gun into the air in the middle of a crowd. While most pedestrian accidents may be caused by careless drivers, others may be caused by hazardous road condition that may be the basis for imposing liability on the city. If you or a loved one is the victim of a pedestrian motor vehicle collision, the dedicated Sandy Springs pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing injury victims in Sandy Springs since we were founded in 1984.

Sandy Springs Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse: As our elderly loved ones age, they may become frailer physically so that they are less able to fight of bullying behavior or defend themselves if attacked by those who would attempt to exploit them physically. Seniors may also experience declines in hearing or mental sharpness that permits unscrupulous Sandy Springs nursing home staff or administrators to financially and sexually exploit or physically abuse or neglect residents. Approximately 500,000 reports of elder abuse in the U.S. reach governmental authorities annually, and millions more are never reported. If your elderly loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, our experienced Sandy Springs nursing home abuse or neglect attorneys are committed to holding those who exploit and abuse the most vulnerable among us accountable.

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 Sandy Springs personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.

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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Sandy Springs Auto Accident Attorneys

Our Sandy Springs auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates has been providing diligent and compassionate representation to injury victims since our law firm was established in 1984. The impact of a serious car accident on an accident victim and the victim’s family can be substantial. Sandy Springs auto accident victims typically endure many hardships including anxiety, pain and the inability to continue one’s chosen livelihood. Some auto collision victims are unable to pay their household bills, mortgage or children’s educational expenses because they do not obtain representation from a proven Sandy Springs auto accident attorney.

Insurance companies increase revenue by avoiding liability on claims and reducing the amount they pay on a claim. Because insurance companies handle thousands of claims, they are extremely skilled at navigating the legal process so you are at a distinct disadvantage if you decide to go it alone. Our experienced Sandy Springs auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Montlick and Associates have experience with the tactics used by insurance companies to avoid or minimize liability as well as the skill to navigate potential pitfalls in the legal process. We have successfully obtained millions of dollars for our clients since our law firm was founded almost three decades ago.

While many Sandy Springs auto accidents may have multiple causes, driver error is the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents in Sandy Springs and throughout the surrounding area. If you are injured because of a driver’s negligent or reckless driving practices, this may provide a legal basis to seek financial compensation. Negligent conduct refers to conduct that essentially is unreasonably careless which often involves intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers, drivers violating traffic rules and similar forms of unsafe driving.

Even if you are able to prove that unreasonably unsafe driving caused your accident and the resulting injuries, there are other issues that may severely impact the viability and value of a Sandy Springs auto accident claim. One of the most important issues is the availability of insurance coverage. Where the other driver’s unsafe driving causes your accident, it is important that the other driver have adequate insurance to cover the cost of your personal injury claim. If the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, our Sandy Springs auto accident attorneys may be able to seek compensation from other sources, such as third parties. Examples of third parties that may share liability for an auto accident include:

  • Public entities that fail to maintain or that design unsafe roads
  • Employers that permit their employees to use cell phones while driving in the scope of employment
  • Vehicle owners who entrust their vehicles to drivers they know lack the skill or experience to drive safely
  • Vehicle manufacturers that produce motor vehicles with product defects

Where there is no evidence that a third party contributed to your Sandy Spring auto accident, our experienced Sandy Springs auto accident attorneys may still be able to represent you in pursuing a claim against your own insurance carrier under you uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage. Because our motor vehicle accident attorneys and staff have been successfully representing those injured in serious auto accident for many years, we have the skill and experience to analyze the facts of our clients’ cases to identify viable defendants and the best negotiation or litigation strategies.

Our Shady Springs auto accident law firm focuses our practice on handling personal injury and other tort claims so we have the experience, skill and resources to effectively represent clients in a broad variety of personal injury cases including:

  • Vehicles driven by drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Motorists that are not concentrating their full attention on their driving
  • Public entities who fail to address road hazards
  • Teen or elderly drivers who lack experience or with declining physical or mental faculties
  • Defectively designed roads and intersections
  • Drivers violating traffic laws by speeding, tailgating or running traffic lights, etc.
  • Motorists that are not responsive to adverse traffic conditions or weather
  • Road rage and aggressive driving incidents

If you or a close family member is injured by any of these forms of negligence or any other form of unsafe conduct, financial compensation may be essential to obtaining appropriate medical care and providing for the needs of you and your family. Shady Springs auto accidents are not unusual events although they are typically unexpected disruptions that can take many forms including:

  • Single car accidents
  • Bicyclists hit by cars, truck and SUVs
  • Road departure accidents
  • Accidents involving rental cars with defective components
  • Commuter, tourist, public transit and long distance bus accidents
  • Vehicles that sideswipe other motorists
  • Deadly head-on impact collisions
  • Pedestrians hit while walking and jogging
  • Rollovers especially in vehicles with a high center of gravity (i.e. SUVs)
  • T-bone collisions in intersections
  • Two-vehicle collisions

Our Sandy Springs auto accident lawyers have built a reputation that often motivates insurance carriers to offer reasonable settlements through negotiation or other modes of alternate dispute resolution. Our law firm is built on the principle of delivering big firm results with a small firm’s personal service orientation. We often receive telephone calls from frustrated Sandy Springs auto accident victims represented by law firms that lack focus and experience in handling significant motor vehicle accident claims or that treat clients with indifference by failing to provide reasonable communication. At our Sandy Springs auto accident law firm, our attorneys understand that when accident victims are treated with a lack of attention, compassion and importance, it may feel like they are being victimized all over again. Our Shady Springs auto accident attorneys work hard to provide relevant discovery of the facts, reasonable communication, proven legal tactics and effective negotiation or litigation.

Shady Springs auto accidents frequently result in devastating injuries or wrongful death. Our Shady Springs auto accident attorneys may be able to obtain damages for many kinds of injuries and loss including:

  • Head injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Disfigurement and severe burns
  • Loss of movement and sensation from spinal injuries
  • Fractures of bones
  • Debilitating pain from whiplash injuries
  • Loss of extremities
  • Damage to tendons and ligaments that require surgical repair
  • Fatalities

It is sometimes hard to imagine the profound ways that this type of serious injury may adversely impact your life and daily activities. These types of injuries can mean suffering for years with debilitating pain, lack of mobility, impaired mental functioning and many other effects that decrease one’s quality of life. The quality of life of Shady Springs auto accident victims may also be diminished by the loss of one’s ability to continue in one’s chosen occupation and physical inability to afford the same standard of living. Our Shady Spring auto accident attorneys may be able to obtain the compensation you need to maintain the highest quality of life including:

  • Emergency room and other medical costs
  • Lost wages and diminished future earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Adverse effects on enjoyment of life
  • Loss of emotional and financial benefits to a marital partner
  • Vehicle damage and other property loss
  • Wrongful death damage claims (burial/funeral expenses)
  • Exemplary/Punitive damages (depending on the facts)

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Shady Springs auto accident, our experienced Sandy Springs auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible resolution for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Shady Springs auto 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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.