Stone Mountain 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.


Stone Mountain Truck Accident Attorneys

Stone Mountain semi-truck accident victims usually suffer injuries that bring major changes in their lives. These injuries include head and neck-related injuries, serious brain damage, permanent and devastating spinal cord damage, loss of internal organ functions, and compound fractures or crushed bones. The physical pain and emotional effects of these accidents can overwhelm the trucking accident victim and his or her family. As if the emotional and physical harm did not present sufficient difficulties, the financial hardships of extended periods of disability and astronomical medical bills can drive a family to the brink of bankruptcy. These dire financial consequences can be even more devastating if the victim suffers partial or total disability. Our Stone Mountain truck accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand the unique and complex issues involved in representing victims of Stone Mountain semi-truck accidents. We have been obtaining favorable results for our clients in trucking accident cases throughout Georgia for nearly three decades.

 

Unique Nature of Legal and Factual Issues in Stone Mountain Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents are not like other motor vehicle collisions. These motor vehicle collisions require comprehensive knowledge of the intricate regulations governing the commercial trucking industry. Our trucking accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are well aware of the unethical practices employed by trucking companies and big-rig operators to avoid liability from serious trucking collisions, such as destruction and alteration of important pieces of evidence.

Our Stone Mountain tractor-trailer accident law firm works aggressively to prevent deletion of black box recorder data and the repair of damage on 18-wheelers to protect the viability of our client’s trucking accident claim. We fully utilize our familiarity with trucking industry customs and practices, which is the product of handling trucking accident cases for decades.

Statistical crash data also reveals the unique nature of semi-truck accidents. Twelve percent of all motor vehicle fatality cases involve this type of massive vehicle despite constituting a much smaller number of the total motor vehicles on our roadways. When a trucking accident results in severe injury or wrongful death, it is the vehicle occupant in the tractor-trailer who suffers these serious consequences a startling 95 percent of the time. This is not hard to imagine considering that a fully loaded truck’s average weight may reach 80,000 pounds while a passenger vehicle may weigh only 3,000 pounds. Our seasoned Stone Mountain truck accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are well-versed in dealing with these unique motor vehicle accident cases.

 

Critical Stone Mountain Trucking Accident Evidence: Logbooks and Black Boxes

Truck driver logbooks have critical evidentiary value in most trucking accident cases. This critical record-keeping tool contains the driver’s records regarding hours he is on the road and compliance with mandatory rest periods. Most drivers tamper with their logs because they feel compelled to remain on the road longer and push farther despite fatigue. Drivers can increase their income by disregarding hours of service (anti-fatigue) regulations so it is a common practice to violate hours of service rules. Trucking companies frequently turn a blind eye or in more egregious cases tacitly approve of such practices because faster deliveries can mean higher profits. Driver logbooks also may reveal inspection and maintenance issues. Our dedicated Stone Mountain tractor-trailer accident lawyers conduct discovery to obtain documents and black box data information to expose fabricated trucking log entries.

Black box data recorders provide another form of critical trucking accident evidence that may provide the necessary factual information to establish liability in a Stone Mountain trucking accident case. The black box data recorder is essentially a computer data recorder similar to those used on airplanes. The black box recorder can provide evidence on a wide range of issues depending on the particular recorder, including hours of service, sudden braking, speed immediately prior to a collision, shifting, vehicle maintenance issues, and more. Because so many truck drivers manipulate logbooks or keep two sets of books, black box data can provide the necessary information to expose lies and distortions.

There are a multitude of causes of semi-truck accidents in Stone Mountain and the surrounding areas of Georgia including:

  • Fatigued or drowsy drivers
  • Truck drivers violating text messaging bans
  • Improperly secured or unbalance loads
  • Trucking companies that fail to conduct mandatory drug & alcohol screening
  • Speeding truck drivers trying to comply with unrealistic schedules imposed by commercial carriers
  • Overloaded tractor-trailers
  • Failure of truck drivers to be aware of objects in “no zones” (large big-rig blind spots)
  • Vehicle malfunctions because of lack of maintenance or vehicle defects
  • Unsafe roads or poor route selection, including driving on narrow steep windy roads

If you or a close family member is involved in a serious trucking accident, our experienced Stone Mountain trucking accident lawyers may be able to seek a variety of types of financial compensation, including payment of medical expenses, hospital bills, property damage, lost income, reduced earning potential, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, adverse impact on one’s quality of life, burial/funeral expenses and more depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Our experienced Stone Mountain trucking accident lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining the compensation necessary to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Stone Mountain trucking accident attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you, if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Stone Mountain Personal Injury Attorneyss

When you or someone you know suffers a personal injury, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Stone Mountain personal injury lawyer to receive proper compensation. When personal injury victims who are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of a third party receive prompt legal counsel, it substantially reduces the risk that their injury claim will be undermined by the statute of limitations, damaging admissions, evidence that disappears, or witnesses whose memories fade. The sudden pain and emotional consequences that a personal injury can cause should not be taken lightly. The emotional toll of an injury resulting from accidental or intentional conduct is often magnified by the financial hardships of being unable to work as medical bills accumulate.

Almost any form of physical or mental injury caused by another is considered a personal injury if it is the result of conduct that ranges from unreasonably careless to intentional. It is the job of our qualified Stone Mountain personal injury attorneys to consider the merits of your case to determine if your claim is compensable under Georgia tort law. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation if you have been injured or suffered any form of personal injury or a family member has been the victim of wrongful death.

Stone Mountain Auto Accident Attorneys (Motor Vehicle Collisions): An injury caused by a negligent driver who may be driving drunk, speeding, tailgating or texting provides the basis for a personal injury claim. The negligence caused by another can cause physical and emotional damage. In order to determine the merits of your case, our professional legal team can evaluate your case for free. We have provided effective legal representation since we were founded in 1984 to those injured in auto accidents, semi-truck accidents (tractor-trailer crashes), motorcycle collisions, vehicle rollovers, chain reaction multi-car pileups, bicyclists, pedestrians hit by cars and all other forms of motor vehicle accidents.

Stone Mountain Wrongful Death Attorneys: When another person’s careless or intentional actions cause the death of a loved one, this can cause severe trauma for those close to the person whose life is cut short. Families of wrongful death victims that work with our compassionate Stone Mountain wrongful death attorneys receive passionate legal representation delivered in a way that expresses a sympathetic understanding of our clients’ emotional pain. We often seek compensation for both the losses suffered by the decedent to the detriment of the estate and harm caused to surviving family members like loss of parental guidance and inheritance along with other damages.

Stone Mountain Dog Bite Attorneys (Mauling and Dog Attack Incidents): Dog attacks can happen when you least expect them, but they are more common than most people realize. People who are victims of dog attacks frequently are reluctant to say anything for a variety of reasons. The victim may not want to create trouble for the dog owner who is a friend or family member. Many dog bite incidents go unreported even when the victim suffers personal injuries necessitating medical treatment. Children are the most frequent victims of dog attacks, including severe mauling incidents resulting in disfigurement and intense emotional distress. Our Stone Mountain dog bite lawyers have obtained monetary recovery for many dog attack victims.

Stone Mountain Dangerous Product Attorneys: The use of a dangerous or poorly constructed product can result in painful and debilitating injuries. When a product is not inspected properly or subject to lax quality control standards, the consequences can be hidden hazards that pose serious risks to consumers. The potential for being injured by a defective product is on the rise because an increasing number of manufacturing products are being imported from foreign countries with less exacting safety standards. If you are the victim of injuries caused by a faulty product, our Stone Mountain defective product team may be able to help.

Stone Mountain Slip and Fall Attorneys – (Premises Liability Lawyers): Landowners and tenants generally have a duty to those on their property to prevent them from latent defects (i.e. hidden defects) and other hazards that may cause serious injuries or fatalities. When owners or occupiers of property fail to comply with this legal duty, an injured party may have the right to file a personal injury case based on premises liability. The process of evaluating the precise duty that is applicable in a premises liability case can be complicated. If you slip on another’s property due to a lack of reasonable care by a property owner, it is important that you discuss your case with one of our Stone Mountain premises liability lawyers to determine the merits of your potential legal claim.

Stone Mountain Workers' Compensation for Job-Related Injuries: When a person gets injured at work, the consequences can have a substantial impact on the victim’s daily life. The injured party may be unable to work causing severe fiscal challenges. Workplace injuries can also result in severe pain and even the death of a loved one. Our Stone Mountain workers' compensation attorneys understand the tactics used by workers' compensation insurance carriers to avoid paying for long-term disability and to otherwise mitigate the amount paid on claims. We can help protect you from an employer-friendly doctor who provides a diagnosis and/or prognosis designed to further the interest of your employer’s workers' compensation carrier.

Stone Mountain Nursing Home Abuse & Chronic Neglect: Nursing homes are often times a source of abuse and chronic neglect. Although you may be paying substantial sums of money to facilitate the proper care of a loved one, many nursing homes fail to provide the services they promise. Our Stone Mountain nursing home attorneys are dedicated to investigating claims of abuse and neglect of the elderly and holding offending nursing homes and personnel accountable for mistreatment and abuse.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Stone Mountain personal injury lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Stone Mountain personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.