Savannah 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.


Savannah Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Obtaining the Compensation Injured Pedestrians Deserve – Savannah Injured Pedestrian Lawyers

If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, an experienced Savannah pedestrian accident attorney at Montlick & Associates can investigate the facts and seek the compensation that an injury victim needs to overcome serious injuries. A pedestrian dies in a motor vehicle collision every two hours, and a pedestrian is injured in a car-pedestrian collision every eight minutes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The elderly and child pedestrians face a much higher risk of being run over by a drunk, inattentive or otherwise unsafe driver. Elderly pedestrians can take longer to cross the street, so they are exposed to the risk of being struck by negligent or reckless drivers for a longer period of time. Children lack experience with judging distance and speed and can be less aware of the potential danger of running into the street.

When Savannah pedestrians are hit by a motorist driving unsafely, the severity of injury suffered tends to be serious because pedestrians have no protection from injury. The serious injuries experienced by a pedestrian who is struck by a car often cause permanent injury, disfigurement, disability and the need for long-term supportive care. These types of devastating injuries may result in devastating financial consequences for Savannah pedestrian injury victims. Our experienced Savannah pedestrian injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand the importance of obtaining the full value of a pedestrian accident claim when injury victims seek to move past their injuries.

What Injury Victims Need to Know about Savannah Pedestrian Accidents

People who are injured in pedestrian accidents are advised to seek prompt legal advice because the statute of limitations imposes strict deadlines for initiating legal action. Generally, when a legal proceeding is not initiated within the time prescribed by the statute of limitations, the right to file a lawsuit seeking damages will be permanently forfeited. Delays in filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a Savannah pedestrian accident also can result in evidence disappearing or witnesses becoming unavailable. While you should speak to a Savannah personal injury lawyer if you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian crash, we have provided some key information that pedestrians hit by motor vehicles need to know about their legal rights and remedies.

Negligence is generally the key legal principle in a Savannah pedestrian accident claim under Savannah, Georgia pedestrian accident laws.

All drivers have a duty to exercise ordinary care to avoid running over or striking pedestrians with a motor vehicle. This duty includes engaging in prudent driving practices and observing traffic safety laws. When drivers fail to exercise caution in areas where pedestrians are present, such as residential neighborhoods and school zones, the consequences can be devastating injuries for pedestrians. Motorists must comply with traffic safety laws and yield to pedestrians.

While careless driving practices, lack of attention and violations of traffic laws can constitute negligence, insurance companies often attempt to shift blame for a pedestrian collision to the injury victim. Careful analysis of law enforcement reports, the accident scene and witness statements by our Savannah pedestrian accident attorneys often allow us to refute insurance company claims that a pedestrian was negligent. Even if a pedestrian is partially responsible for causing his or her own injuries, the pedestrian might still be entitled to financial recovery, though the damages might be reduced based on the pedestrian's percentage of fault.

What are the most common types of factors involved in Savannah pedestrian accidents?

Although there are many factors that can contribute to a pedestrian accidents, some of the most common involve the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI)
  • Executing an illegal turn
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Violating the speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed given weather and traffic conditions
  • Running a red light
  • Disregarding a stop sign
  • Distracted driving (e.g. text messaging or talking on a cell phone)

What are the defenses often used by insurance companies to avoid or minimize that amount of compensation paid out in a pedestrian accident claim?

There are an array of defenses that insurance companies often use in defending their insured against liability claims arising out of pedestrian accidents. Some of the most common types of defenses include comparative negligence, darting pedestrian, last clear chance and sudden emergency. Insurance companies also may try to obtain damaging admissions, recorded statements or past medical records to diminish the value of a pedestrian accident claim. These types of strategies and defenses are highly fact intensive, so you should seek a consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney if you have questions about the potential defenses in your case.

What types of recovery might be available in my Savannah pedestrian accident lawsuit or insurance claim?

The value of a claim and the precise types of damages will depend on a broad range of factors, but damages that are frequently available include:

  • Lost income during periods of disability
  • Costs associated with hospitalization and medical bills
  • Physical pain and mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse or guidance of a parent
  • Death-related damages
  • Punitive damages (cases of reckless or outrageous conduct)

Aggressive Advocates for Injured Pedestrians and Their Families for More Than 30 Years

If you or your loved one suffers serious injury or a loved one dies in a pedestrian accident, we invite you to call us for a free consultation today. No matter where you are located, our Savannah pedestrian accident lawyers 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 (1-800-523-6333). You also can visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Savannah Truck Accident Attorneys

While most people recognize that massive forty ton commercial trucks (tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers, semis, big-rigs) can present a serious danger to other vehicles on the road in Savannah, most people have no conception of the magnitude of the danger. The massive bulk and length of big-rigs means that they are more likely to be involved in Savannah motor vehicle collisions, and when they are involved in a collision, the degree of vehicle devastation and injury tends to be much greater than with ordinary passenger vehicles. Big-rigs are less responsive to emergency steering adjustments or sudden braking when faced with an impending collision. Savannah tractor-trailer collisions also may result from other accident risks particular to commercial trucks like large blind spots.

Our experienced Savannah truck accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates recognize the special issues that confront Savannah trucking accident victims. These special issues include the severity of commercial trucking accidents, unethical tactics by trucking companies, enormous resources available to trucking companies and the shadowy relationships between drivers and trucking companies designed to avoid liability. Our Savannah trucking accident lawyers recognize the risk of critical evidence disappearing when big-rigs are put immediately back into service after a Savannah trucking collision and may take such steps as sending spoliation letters to trucking companies providing notice that certain evidence must be preserved, seeking injunctions to prevent altering a tractor-trailer or preserving other critical evidence.

Despite the fact that the number of passenger vehicles far exceeds the number of tractor-trailers, commercial trucks account for a third of all fatal motor vehicle collisions. Based on injury data from trucking accidents, the party that suffers serious injury or wrongful death in a trucking accident is virtually always an occupant in the passenger vehicle. The trucking industry is aware of this same data so they are very aggressive in investigating trucking accidents and defending trucking accident cases. Some of the most deadly Savannah trucking accidents are unique to the design of commercial trucks, including jackknife accidents and carriage underride accidents. A jackknife accident occurs when the cab of a big rig bends back toward the rear of the vehicle causing the truck to resemble a partially open pocketknife. A carriage underride accident occurs when a passenger vehicle slides under a big-rig and is either crushed or has the top of the vehicle literally ripped off.

There are many causes of Savannah trucking accidents including but not limited to the following:

  • Trucking companies that set unrealistic delivery schedules
  • Failure of trucking companies to administer drug testing
  • Commercial drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs while driving
  • Truck driver fatigue from failure to observe rest period rules
  • Lack of inspection of commercial trucks
  • Improper medical screening of drivers returning to duty after hospitalization or illness
  • Defective truck components such as product defects in tires
  • Failure of commercial drivers to check blind spots
  • Commercial drivers that do not receive proper employment screening prior to being hired
  • Poor tractor-trailer maintenance including failure to perform brake maintenance
  • Speeding truck drivers
  • Unsafe choice of routes including steep grades

While these are only a few factors that may contribute to Savannah trucking accidents, they provide an indication of the wide range of types of causes that make trucking accidents so common. The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) at the federal level as well as by state regulations. These regulations are designed to reduce the risk posed to other motorists who share the road with these massive and potentially dangerous vehicles. These regulations may address a wide range of issues including pre-employment screening requirements, random drug testing, medical fitness for duty, anti-fatigue rules and mandatory rest periods as well as a multitude of other trucking safety issues.

Unfortunately, these regulations are sometimes disregarded by drivers with the tacit or overt approval of trucking companies to increase trucking industry profits.

Our Savannah truck accident attorneys have the experience with trucking regulations and trucking industry practices to successfully represent clients injured in Savannah trucking accidents, as we have done since we were founded in 1984.

The physics of a Savannah trucking accident often results in permanent life-altering injuries that can mean serious long-term emotional, physical and financial challenges. If you are involved in a collision with a 40 ton tractor-trailer you may suffer a variety of debilitating injuries including the following:

  • Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia)
  • Loss of limbs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns caused by fires
  • Fractures and broken bones that require surgery to repair
  • Fatalities

If you suffer this type of severe injury, you may struggle with long periods of medical treatment and prolonged disability from employment. Some injuries result in such serious injuries that they may impair your ability to continue in your chosen occupation. Injuries that rob you of your full physical and mental capacity may also impact your enjoyment of life and ability to fully enjoy your family experiences. Our Savannah big-rig accident team may be able to seek a wide spectrum of damages including:

  • Expenses for health care and treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earnings including diminished future earning capacity
  • Diminished enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (services or companionship of a spouse)
  • Death expenses (burial/funeral)

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Savannah trucking accident, our experienced Savannah trucking 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 Savannah trucking 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.

Savannah Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the devastating emotional impact of suddenly losing a family member. While losing someone you love is always difficult, the emotional impact is intensified when your loss is caused by the careless or intentional misconduct of an individual, company or public entity. When someone you love dies because of the wrongdoing of a third-party, it can mean the loss of love, companionship, guidance and financial support. Although a wrongful death claim against a third-party, whose conduct results in the death of someone you love, cannot give you back the love of a spouse or the guidance of a parent, it can provide financial compensation to hold the third-party accountable and provide financial security for one's family.

Our experienced Savannah wrongful death attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing the families of those whose lives are cut short because of negligent, reckless and intentional misconduct since 1984. Because we have been handling Savannah wrongful death claims for decades, we are intimately familiar with the tactics and strategies that insurance carriers use to avoid liability in wrongful death actions. It is a common strategy of insurance carriers for those whose careless or intentional conduct has caused the death of another to promptly initiate an investigation seeking to shift the blame to the victim of the wrongful act. Our dedicated Savannah wrongful death lawyers understand the importance of conducting an appropriate investigation and careful discovery to prevent the at-fault party from again victimizing the decedent by shifting blame back to the victim. We are committed to providing a voice on behalf of our wrongful death clients and their families.

Because our Savannah wrongful death accident attorneys have effectively represented those whose lives are taken by the dangerous conduct of others, we are qualified to provide legal representation in a vast array of wrongful death claims including but not limited to the following:

  • SUV and passenger van rollovers
  • Falls on construction sites
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Passenger vehicle collisions
  • Drunk driving (DUI) accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective pharmaceuticals
  • Workplace accidents
  • Inadequate security
  • Criminal attacks
  • Collisions involving school, commuter, tour and long-distance buses
  • Pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Swimming pool and spa drowning accidents
  • Unsafe products (e.g. choking hazards, defective vehicles)
  • Slip and fall accidents involving seniors
  • Fatalities caused by explosions, electrocution, fire or toxic substances
  • Tractor-trailer accidents

If your love one is the victim of accidental or intentional actions of an individual, business or public entity that results in fatal injuries, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action that typically consists of two distinct legal claims. The two claims generally are brought together in a wrongful death action include a survival claim and a wrongful death claim. The action designated as a “survival claim” is essentially a recognition that an accident victims rights to recovery survive their death. The purpose of the survival claim is to provide the compensation to an injury victim that the victim would have been entitled to had he or she survived. A survival action is brought by the Personal Representative of the estate Damages that may be available in a survival action include pre-death pain and suffering (presuming death was not instantaneous), pre-death loss of enjoyment of life experience as well as pre-death economic loss including lost income and medical costs.

Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the deceased’s family by the Personal Representative of the estate. A wrongful death claim is designed to compensate the family of a wrongful death accident victim for their personal loss resulting from the death of a loved one. Family members may seek compensation for both economic and non-economic loss. Economic losses that may be compensated include loss of financial support, inheritance, services and funeral/burial costs. Family members may also seek compensation for non-economic loss including mental distress, loss of emotional support and guidance and loss of consortium (i.e. companionship and services).

Our Savannah wrongful death lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been providing effective legal representation to families of those who die because of the misconduct of others for nearly three decades. Our Savannah wrongful death law firm is committed to helping families obtain the financial compensation to move past their tragedy and replace lost household income. We represent our clients with empathy, compassion and diligence.

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has suffered wrongful death, our experienced Savannah wrongful death attorneys 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 Savannah wrongful death case. 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.

Savannah Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycles pose a transportation dilemma because they offer many benefits in terms of cost, but this financial savings can come at an extremely high price because of the inherent danger associated with motorcycles. Motorcyclists have come a long way from the days of the “outlaw biker” stereotype. Riding motorcycles has become a trendy way to commute or explore back roads in Savannah and throughout the state. Despite the widespread popularity of motorcycles, there are still many drivers on Savannah roads that fail to exercise caution and courtesy toward motorcyclists. When inconsiderate drivers fail to obey traffic safety laws or remain alert to the presence of motorcycles that may be harder to spot, the result may be a Savannah motorcycle accident that results in life-altering injuries or fatalities.

Our Savannah motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize the potential risk that careless drivers pose to motorcycle riders. If you ride a motorcycle on Savannah roads, you have the disadvantage of being harder to see, particularly when you are in the blind spot of motorists in other motor vehicles including pickups, car, SUVs and even tractor-trailers. When inattentive or careless drivers make a mistake, the danger posed to motorcyclists is magnified because motorcycles lack the handling of four wheeled vehicles. Motorcyclists forced to suddenly brake or make sharp steering adjustments risks laying their bike down. When Savannah motorcyclists do lay their bike down or they are hit by the driver of another vehicle, the lack of protection offered by a motorcycle can mean severe injuries that result in permanent physical and mental impairment.

There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, including unsafe drivers, defective motorcycles and poorly designed or maintained roadways. Our Savannah motorcycle accident attorneys have been providing effective legal representation to those injured in motorcycle collisions for nearly three decades. Some of the most common causes of Savannah motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • DUI/DWI offenses committed by other motorists
  • Drivers that fail to pay attention because they are using cell phones
  • Failure of motorists to check blind spots before making lane changes
  • Following motorcycles too closely
  • Drivers who violate the speed limit
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Defective motorcycles or motorcycle components
  • Drivers who run traffic signals stop signs
  • Drivers that are distracted
  • Failure to adhere to the Georgia Rules of the Road
  • Fatigued and sleepy drivers
  • Dangerous road design or negligent road maintenance

When motorcyclists are involved in Savannah motorcycle collisions, there is a high probability of suffering permanent injury. Motorcycles do not offer the protection of a metal frame and body that is provided by other motor vehicles. Bikes also fail to provide safety equipment like lap belts, shoulder belts and air bags. One piece of safety equipment that can make an enormous difference in a Savannah motorcycle accident is a helmet. Head injuries are the leading cause of motorcycle accident fatalities, and they are the most common form of catastrophic motorcycle injury. All motorcycle riders in Savannah are required to wear motorcycle helmets. If a motorcycle rider is involved in a Savannah motorcycle accident while violating the mandatory helmet law, the insurance company for the other motorist will likely argue that the failure to wear a helmet constitutes comparative negligence. While this argument is only relevant if a Savannah motorcycle accident victim suffers a head injury, failure to wear a helmet can result in a reduction in a damage award by the percentage of fault assigned to the motorcycle accident victim by a judge or jury.

A Savannah motorcycle accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates understands that dealing with legal procedures and the insurance claims process can be overwhelming when one is struggling with the physical and emotional challenges posed by debilitating injuries. Many Savannah motorcycle crashes result in permanent impairment of mobility or physical and mental functioning. We know that when someone suffers this type of injury, it can mean temporary or permanent disability from employment. Some of the types of injuries that may result from a Savannah motorcycle accident include:

  • Paralysis resulting from injury to the spinal cord
  • Crushed bones and compound fractures
  • Severe road rash
  • Trauma to the head that can cause brain damage
  • Amputation of extremities
  • Potentially fatal damage to essential internal organs
  • Fatalities

When you suffer this type of injury, it may mean months of rehabilitation and even the need for permanent supportive care. The cost associated with treating these types of devastating injuries can impose intense financial problems on an injury victim and the victim’s family. Our Savannah motorcycle accident attorneys may be able to obtain a broad range of compensation to cover both pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages. Pecuniary damages are basically tangible forms of economic loss, including lost income, costs of medical treatment and future disability. Non-pecuniary damages are those that are less easily to calculate, such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life and damage to one’s marital relationship. If you are the victim of particularly offensive or condemnable conduct like drunk driving, you may also receive an award of punitive damages. Burial and funeral expenses also may be recovered in a wrongful death claim.

Our experienced Savannah motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to seeking the best possible recovery for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Savannah motorcycle 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.

Savannah Auto Accident Attorneys

Because we have been effectively representing Savannah auto accident victims for almost three decades, our experienced Savannah auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand that a serious auto collision can turn one’s life upside down. If you are involved in a Savannah auto accident that causes significant injuries, it may impact every aspect of your life including your family dynamics, job performance and enjoyment of ordinary daily activities. The task of coping with excruciating pain, lost income and anxiety about the future can be extremely daunting. The stress of fielding inquiries from insurance adjusters and complying with legal procedures can quickly overwhelm you. Our experienced Savannah auto accident attorneys have been providing effective legal representation while pursuing the best interests of our clients since our firm was founded in 1984.

If you drive the roads of Savannah on a regular basis, you know that there are many different varieties of Savannah auto accidents involving cars, sports utility vehicles, motorcycles, commercial trucks and buses just to name a few examples. Regardless of the type of vehicle that someone is operating, those that navigate Savannah roadways have a legal obligation to take reasonable care to avoid causing an auto accident. This obligation includes compliance with traffic laws, concentrating on one’s driving and other driving conduct designed to avoid causing a serious Savannah auto accident. While most motor vehicle accidents are caused by unsafe drivers, they may also occur when public entities fail to provide safe roads or vehicle manufacturers produce defective vehicles or vehicle components.

It is not the case that every Savannah auto accident necessarily entitles you to recover damages in a personal injury settlement or judgment. Successfully pursuing a personal injury claim based on a Savannah auto accident entails establishing that another party has caused the accident and your resulting injuries because of negligent or reckless conduct. Negligent conduct in this context is basically conduct that poses an unreasonable risk of harm to others, which may include violating traffic safety laws like exceeding the speed limit, driving while intoxicated, ignoring traffic signals and other forms of unsafe driving. If a judge or jury determines that a defendant’s driving is extremely unsafe and dangerous (i.e. reckless), this may result in an award of punitive damages to punish the driver and provide a deterrent to engaging in similar conduct in the future. Punitive damages are common in cases involving drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol and may exceed all other forms of damages combined.

Understanding Savannah Auto Accident Claims

Because our Savannah auto accident attorneys have been handling motor vehicle accident claims for many years, we are qualified to represent clients in the full spectrum of Savannah auto accident cases. We have the knowledge and experienced to seek compensation for accidents caused by virtually all types of negligence including:

  • Texting and driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Roadways that are not properly designed or maintained
  • Failing to allow a proper following distance
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Defective motor vehicles
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Blowing through red lights and stop signs

While there are many other potential causes of Savannah auto accidents, these are typical causes that may be the basis for a Savannah personal injury settlement or lawsuit. There is also a broad spectrum of motor vehicle collisions including the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Deadly head-on impacts
  • School, commuter and long-distance bus accidents
  • T-bone intersection collisions
  • Multi-car pile ups
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Rollover crashes
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • High speed collisions
  • Collisions involving pedestrians
  • Back over accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents

Our experienced Savannah auto accident attorneys strive to provide the type of exemplary legal services typically associated with mega-size law firm with the communication and individual attention of a small firm. Our law firm is committed to the principle that legal representation should be a service based profession. We understand that when people are facing the challenges that accompany serious injuries in a Savannah auto accident it is extremely stressful to be left in the dark about the progress of one’s Savannah personal injury claim. The most common complaint made by legal clients is that calls are not returned and communication is poor. Our law firm understands that our clients have a right to expect reasonable progress reports and answers to communications in a reasonably prompt fashion. Our Savannah auto accident lawyers offer our clients effective discovery and investigation of the facts, innovative legal strategies based on current law, proven negotiations strategies and persuasive presentation of the facts whether during informal negotiations or litigation.

Seeking Compensation for Savannah Auto Accident Victims for Serious Injuries

If you are injured in a Savannah auto accident, you may suffer injuries that can seriously derail your life. At the law firm of Montlick and Associates, we have experience representing clients who have suffered a broad range of injuries that cover a broad spectrum from soft tissue injuries that heal reasonably fast to catastrophic life-altering injuries that may have a permanent impact on an accident victim’s mental and physical functioning. We can seek compensation for many injuries including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Injury to the spinal cord
  • Third degree burns
  • Fractures
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Injuries to the neck and back (whiplash)
  • Damage to tendons and ligaments (especially in the knee or shoulder)
  • Fatalities

Our Savannah auto accident attorneys understand that we cannot eliminate your pain, restore your ability to walk or give you back the life of a loved one, but we can provide legal representation so that you can obtain the financial compensation that you may urgently need. Serious injuries suffered in a Savannah auto accident may mean substantial medical bills, lost income, permanent disability from employment or loss of financial support from a family’s primary wage earner. Our goal is to seek the financial compensation that our clients need to ease these financial hardships so that our clients can focus on healing physically and psychologically. We have helped many clients obtain both economic and non-economic types of damages including but not limited to the following

  • Medical costs and hospitalization expenses
  • Replacement salary, wage and other forms of employment related income
  • Property loss (including vehicle repair, replacement or diminished value)
  • Partial or total disability (lost future income)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (impairment of marital relations)

Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Savannah auto accident, our experienced Savannah auto 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 Savannah 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 www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Savannah Personal Injury Lawyers

Over 30 Years of Experience

Our Savannah personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been providing effective legal representation to Savannah injury victims for almost three decades. We have represented hundreds of personal injury accident victims in all types of personal injury claims including motor vehicle collisions, nursing home abuse/neglect, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products, construction accidents and a wide variety of other Savannah accident claims. Whether you are injured by the inattention, indifference or intentional misconduct of a third party, our Savannah personal injury law firm is committed to seeking compensation for those who suffer serious injuries or lose a loved one so that they can overcome the physical, psychological and fiscal challenges associated with such accidents.

Our knowledgeable team of Savannah personal injury attorneys and staff are dedicated to customizing our legal strategy to fit the unique circumstances of each client’s case. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients since our firm was founded in 1984. We are committed to providing effective negotiation and persuasive advocacy in pursuing the best possible settlement or verdict for our Savannah personal injury clients. During our long tenure representing Savannah injury victims, we have handled a staggering variety of personal injury cases, but some of the most common Savannah personal injury claims our firm handles includes the following:

Savannah Auto Accidents: While there are many forms of negligent conduct, which in simple terms is “unreasonably careless conduct”, the most common cause of personal injury claims is motor vehicle accidents involving cars, big-rigs, SUVs, 15-passenger vans, buses, bicycles, pedestrians and any other type of motor vehicle. Savannah auto accidents are the leading cause of accident related injury and wrongful death. Motor vehicle accidents may be caused by many types of unsafe conduct but some of the most common driving practices that lead to Savannah auto accidents are speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, drunk driving, stoplight running and unsafe lane changes. A Savannah motor vehicle accident victim will often suffer severe injuries which may cause enormous financial obstacles and entail significant medical treatment. Our Savannah auto accident attorneys can handle our clients’ insurance and legal issues so that they can focus on their physical recovery.

Savannah Slip & Falls/Trip & Falls: Many people have no idea how serious injuries suffered in a Savannah slip and fall accident can be until it happens to them. When you are patronizing a Savannah business, it is reasonable to expect that the proprietor of the business will conduct reasonable inspections for potential hazards and either warn patrons of dangers that may not be readily apparent or correct the hazardous condition. Our Savannah slip and fall attorneys have the experience to investigate and identify hazards like uneven flooring, improper lighting and other hazards that may increase the risk of a Savannah slip and fall accident so contact us today.

Savannah Truck Accident Claims:: Tractor-trailers may weigh 80,000 pounds when transporting a full load, which may be more than 25 times the weight of a passenger car. This vast difference in the size and weight of vehicles in a Savannah trucking accidents can mean life-changing injuries and a high risk of wrongful death. While the intrastate and interstate trucking industries are heavily regulated, trucking companies sometimes cut corners and disregard safety regulations in the pursuit of increased revenue. Effective legal representation in Savannah tractor-trailer accidents requires extensive knowledge of trucking regulations and industry practices. Our Savannah trucking accident lawyers are well aware of the practices used by trucking companies to avoid liability for injuries caused by their drivers. If you are injured by an improperly screened, trained or supervised driver, our experienced Savannah truck accident attorneys seek the best possible outcome for our clients.

Savannah Motorcycle Accidents: While all motor vehicle accidents may result in severe injury, motorcyclists have no physical protection in a collision, and motorcycles are far less stable than other types of vehicles. Fatality rates are much higher when a motorcycle is involved in a collision. Because Savannah motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries that require long-term rehabilitative care, our Savannah motorcycle accident attorneys seek the full measure of compensation possible when pursuing motorcycle injury settlements and lawsuits.

Savannah Dog Attacks (Dog Bite Claims): Millions of people are bitten in dog attacks each year with almost 800,000 of those victims suffering dog attack injuries severe enough to require medical treatment. The massive number of dog bite victims and seriousness of dog bite injuries are reflected in the fact that dog bite injuries account for nearly a billion dollars a year in insurance claims. If you are injured because a property owner chooses to keep a hostile and aggressive dog or fails to restrain their dog on a leash or behind a fence, our Savannah dog attack lawyers have obtained compensation for dog mauling victims who have suffered serious injury including reconstructive surgery.

Savannah Wrongful Death Claims: When you lose someone you love in a motor vehicle accident, construction accident or other serious accident, you may face intense emotional loss and financial burdens. It is a fundamental principle of law that victims of injury caused by unsafe or intentional misconduct of others should be compensated even if they die as a result of their injuries. Wrongful death actions can provide compensation that accident victims would have received had they survived the injuries caused by a third party. A Savannah wrongful death claim action may also provide compensation to family members for their own losses incurred because a loved one is prematurely taken from them. Our Savannah wrongful death legal team understands the challenge families face when they lose someone they love, and we are committed to pursuing the compensation that our clients need.

Savannah Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims: As baby boomers age, the strain on resources to care for our elderly loved ones continues to increase. Many nursing homes are already understaffed or staffed with under-qualified employees. When Savannah nursing homes put cutting cost above resident care, the result can be physical, emotional and financial abuse or chronic neglect. Our Savannah nursing home attorneys are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for providing the care that they have promised to provide. If your vulnerable loved one has been injured by nursing home abuse and neglect, we invite you to contact our Savannah nursing home abuse law firm to see how we can help.

Savannah Construction Site Injuries (Construction Accidents): Savannah construction sites are dangerous workplaces filled with many injury risks including falls from ladders, roofs and scaffoldings; accidents involving heavy machinery including backhoes, excavators, cranes, booms and front-end loaders; injuries caused by electrocution or fire; and exposure to hazardous substances. Construction accident claims pose unique issues including identifying viable defendants for personal injury claims and preventing critical evidence from disappearing from Savannah construction projects which may be in massive flux. Our Savannah construction accident attorneys understand the unique obstacles that must be navigated to effectively pursue a Savannah construction accident claim.

Savannah Workers’ Compensation Claims: When an employee suffers a workplace injury, it can result in disability from employment and the need for significant medical care. A workers’ compensation claim in Savannah generally provides a no-fault basis for seeking compensation for workplace injuries. While the system does not require you to prove the negligence of your employer, it also fails to provide certain important damages that may be available in a personal injury claim, such as pain and suffering, impaired quality of life and punitive damages. Our Savannah workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates often pursue both a personal injury claim against a third party and a workers’ compensation claim against our client’s employer because it may provide the broadest scope of recovery.

Savannah Pedestrian Accidents: The growing concern over health issues has prompted many people to walk, jog and run when negotiating the streets and roads of Savannah. Unfortunately, there are many drivers who fail to pay attention or drive safely and cause serious injury to unsuspecting pedestrians. Because pedestrians have no protection when they are struck by a motor vehicle, “minor” pedestrian accidents are rare. If you suffer the type of life-altering injuries that are common in a pedestrian collision, our experienced Savannah pedestrian accident attorneys aggressively oppose insurance company tactics like trying to shift the responsibility for a Savannah pedestrian accident to the victim.

Savannah Premises Liability: Property owners have an obligation to keep their property reasonably safe for those who come on their property for legitimate reasons or to warn of potential hidden dangers. Our experienced premises liability lawyers are committed to providing effective legal advice and representation to those injured by dangerous conditions on the premises of others including animal attacks, trips and falls, failure to provide adequate security and other injuries caused by unsafe conditions on the property of others.

Savannah Defective Products (Product Liability): When companies sell products to Savannah consumers, they have a legal obligation to design, produce and market safe products that do not pose dangers to consumers who purchase their products when used as intended. Despite this obligation, many defective products sold by Savannah retailers cause significant injuries to unsuspecting consumers. If you have been injured by a product because of substandard workmanship, poor design or marketing/instructions that do not provide adequate instructions or warning of potential risks, our experienced Savannah product liability attorneys may be able to pursue a product liability claim against anyone in the production or distribution chain. Our Savannah defective product law firm is committed to holding companies accountable that endanger the public with unsafe products including defective medical devices, bad drugs, faulty consumer electronics, hazardous children’s toys and other unsafe consumer products.

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

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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.