Atlanta car accident lawyers
One complaint our Atlanta car accident lawyers frequently hear from clients that have worked with other law firms before visiting Montlick and Associates is that clients feel they are just another “plaintiff” or case file. The typical car accident victim must cope with a wide variety of emotions in the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision, including frustration, anger, and disbelief that he or she has been involved in a car accident. We understand these emotional challenges as well as the pain and financial obstacles that confront those who suffer severe injury in a car accident. Our team of car accident lawyers treats our clients with respect rooted in an orientation toward individual attention. It is this commitment that has helped us flourish since our law firm was established in 1984.
Vehicle Safety Improvements Cannot Eliminate Driver Negligence
Every year new vehicles are manufactured with the promise that they will be safer than previous models. Despite these advances in motor vehicle safety, car accidents remain one of the top causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States. The statistical data is staggering. Every year there are more than five million car accidents in the United States that cause 200,000 injuries and approximately 30,000 fatalities. Tragically, car accidents also are the number one cause of death of children under the age of 18.
While stricter laws and enforcement have resulted in improvements in the number of fatalities and injuries caused by drunken drivers in recent years, car accidents caused by distracted drivers and drowsy drivers are rising. Driver distraction is becoming the most serious car accident risk factor because of the growing number of drivers that use cell phones to text and make calls while driving. While inattentive drivers have always been responsible for accidents, the overwhelming influence of portable electronic devices has greatly exacerbated the problem.
Fatigued and drowsy driving is another factor that is on the rise as a cause of serious auto accidents. Because people are being forced to work longer hours, multiple jobs, and negotiate longer commutes, many drivers struggle to get a reasonable amount of sleep. A driver struggling to stay awake while in control of a mass of steel moving at seventy miles per hour is a frightening image.
Forms of Negligent Conduct That Cause Car Accidents
Our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers have represented hundreds upon hundreds of car accident victims during the last thirty years. Some of the most common car accidents that we have handled during this time are car accidents caused by the following types of negligent conduct:
- DUI accidents
- Speeding violations or other violations of basic road safety laws
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Streets poorly designed or maintained by public entities
- Drunk or stoned drivers
- Distracted driving
- Drivers that tailgate or otherwise engage in aggressive driving practices
Our experienced car accident lawyers typically are able to negotiate settlements of most car accident personal injury or wrongful death claims, but we are prepared to tenaciously pursue our client’s interest at trial when insurance companies refuse to treat our clients fairly.
Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Seeking Damages for Serious Injuries
While there are a multitude of injuries that may be suffered in a auto accident, the most serious types of injuries may create a need for invasive medical procedures like surgery or may result in permanent impairment of one’s mental or physical capacities. Injuries that can have a permanent life-altering impact on your life may include:
- Impact to the head resulting in traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis or loss of sensation
- Disfigurement requiring re-constructive surgery
- Amputation of limbs
- Damage to vital internal organs
- Wrongful death
These are only a few of the serious or catastrophic injuries that may be caused by a negligent driver in an auto accident. Our car accident attorneys have helped many clients recover the financial compensation they need to facilitate rehabilitation, top-notch medical and/or nursing care, and payment of household expenses.
It does not matter if you are involved in a low-impact collision or a freeway accident, our Atlanta car accident law firm may be able to obtain many forms of compensation. While the precise recovery you are entitled to will depend on the factual circumstances of your accident, some types of damages that may be available in your motor vehicle collision case include the following:
- Expenses associated with hospitalization and treatment
- Lost wages, tips or income
- Wrongful death costs (e.g. funeral and burial expenses)
- Damage to your personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship and society from a spouse
- Impairment of one’s quality of life
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced car accident 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 your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers. 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.