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Union City 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.

Union City Auto Accident Attorneys

While motor vehicles serve a vital and indispensable role in our everyday lives, cars and other motor vehicles also claim an enormous toll in human cost, including injuries ranging from soft tissue damage to catastrophic disabling injuries and far too often fatalities. The enormous human cost associated with car accidents in Union City and the greater Atlanta metro area is accompanied by enormous financial loss in productive work hours, emergency response services and property loss.

Sadly, these enormous costs associated with Union City car accidents are largely the product of careless and indifferent conduct that could easily be avoided. It is easy to discount the risk that you will personally be involved in a serious car accident in Union City and presume that serious motor vehicle accidents only happen to other people. Nothing could be further from the truth because statistically everyone will experience at least one serious car accident at some time during his or her life.

The experienced Union City auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have developed a reputation with judges, insurance adjusters, insurance defense attorneys and our peers for obtaining impressive results for our clients. Our Union City car accident attorneys recognize that each of our clients is special and unique in their own way, and they are more than just a potential auto accident plaintiff. Our clients are beloved parents, siblings, children and grandparents to those who love them.

There are many types of car accidents involving different types of vehicles, and each requires a unique understanding of the physics and accident dynamics associated with crashes involving the specific type of motor vehicle involved in the collision. We have a Union City car accident team made up of attorneys who understand the liability issues, causes and potential defenses associated with each of these types of motor vehicle accidents. We know that our clients are facing enormous challenges, including debilitating physical pain and potential loss of income from a breadwinner as well as stress and uncertainty regarding the future. At Montlick and Associates, we know that reasonably timely communication, promptly returned phone calls and clear answers to your questions can go a long way to alleviating your stress and uncertainty. We believe that the practice of law is a service-oriented profession, and this is the philosophy that guides our law practice.

What to Do in the Aftermath of a Union City Car Accident

When you are involved in a Union City auto accident, you should seek immediate medical treatment no matter how mild your symptoms. Many very serious injuries are not obvious in the immediate aftermath of an auto collision. If you delay seeking medical care until physical symptoms become obvious, insurance lawyers may claim your injuries were not caused by your car accident or that you are now fabricating or exaggerating your injuries.

It is also important to take pictures of any injuries, vehicle damage and the surrounding area. You should also get the names and contact information for any witnesses that observed the accident. Do not be surprised if shortly after the accident, you receive a call from the other driver’s insurance adjuster offering to settle your case quickly. This is a common insurance adjuster tactic designed to settle cases for far below their actual value before a car accident victim has had a chance to obtain a full medical evaluation and consult with a Union City car accident lawyer. URGENT: DO NOT SPEAK TO AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER FOR THE OTHER DRIVER, SIGN ANYTHING OR CASH A CHECK UNTIL OBTAINING LEGAL ADVICE FROM AN EXPERIENCED UNION CITY AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER!

Understanding Fault in Union City Car Accidents

If you are involved in a Union City auto accident, you may have a right to legal compensation for your injuries. When your accident is caused by the misconduct of a third party, the type of misconduct will provide the basis for liability for your injuries and may include negligence, intentional acts and even liability without fault (strict liability). While any of these may be a basis for imposing fault on a driver of a motor vehicle that causes injury to you in a car accident, the most common basis is negligence, which is essentially the failure to act with reasonable care for the safety of others. When the negligence (i.e. carelessness) of a third-party is extremely egregious, a court will sometimes award punitive damages, which are designed to punish extremely inappropriate behavior and discourage such behavior in the future.

While negligence is by far the most common basis for imposing liability on a third party for his or her role in causing a Union City auto accident, the basis of liability can also be intentional misconduct or even liability without fault. Intentional misconduct typically involves acts of road rage where one’s motor vehicle is used as a weapon. Strict liability or liability without fault may be an appropriate legal theory for imposing liability on a third-party when an accident is caused by a defective car or by systems or components of a car that malfunction due to a product defect.

While there are virtually an unlimited number of causes that may play a substantial factor in a serious Union City car accident, some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Fatigued truck drivers who exceed hours of service
  • Drivers text messaging or talking on a cell phone who fail to notice others like motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians
  • Lack of caution on wet, slippery roads
  • Distracted drivers who fail to pay attention to vehicles in front of them in heavy traffic
  • Product design defects like making an SUV with a high center of gravity and narrow wheel-base
  • Disregard of Georgia vehicle safety laws, including speed limits, following distance and right-of-way rules
  • Drugged drivers
  • Trucking company indifference, including negligent hiring of drivers, lack of training and failure to conduct safety inspections
  • Failure of drivers in cars, trucks, SUVs and tractor-trailers to check blind spots
  • Poorly marked construction zones or other unsafe road design or maintenance

Obtaining Compensation to Rebuild Following a Union City Car Accident

If you are the victim of auto accident in Union City, you may suffer a wide range of injuries, including the following:

  • Closed head injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Disc and spinal cord injuries
  • Injury to vital organs
  • Permanent disfigurement and severe burns
  • Joint injuries including the knee, elbow and shoulder
  • Broken ribs and limbs
  • Other broken bones and severe compound fractures
  • Injuries resulting in paralysis
  • Fatalities

These are examples of common car accident injuries suffered in Union City collisions that can be painful and debilitating. These types of serious injuries can impair your mental functioning and reasoning skills, ability to walk, capacity to continue in your chosen livelihood and even your ability to engage in simple pleasures like giving your child a piggyback ride. Serious Union City auto accidents can result in devastating catastrophic injuries that can cause excruciating pain, enormous emotional distress and overwhelming financial difficulties.

Our experienced Union City car accident lawyers know the financial, emotional and physical challenges that a family faces in the wake of a serious car accident. Our knowledgeable and experienced car accident legal team strives to obtain the compensation that enables our clients to recover quickly and obtain the highest quality of life following a serious car accident. Our Union City auto accident law firm is committed to lifting the burden of handling insurance and legal hassles from the shoulders of our clients so that they can focus on healing and taking care of their families.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a Union City auto accident, we may be able to recover a wide variety of damages against the party responsible for your injuries or loss of a loved one including:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Past, present and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering including any negative impact on your quality of life
  • Vehicle repair or replacement and other property damage
  • Loss of consortium (impairment of services and companionship from a spouse)
  • Fatalities – burial and funeral experiences
  • Exemplary or punitive damages depending on the circumstances

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Union City to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Union City car 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 a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Union City Personal Injury Attorneys

As one of the longer tenured law firms that provide personal injury representation to injury victims in Union City, Montlick and Associates is committed to providing effective legal representation in cases dealing with personal injury or wrongful death due to negligence or the intentional misconduct of third parties. We have a qualified and experienced legal team of Union City personal injury attorneys and staff that are committed to providing timely communications and successful representations to our clients.

We understand and empathize with personal injury victims and their hardship and know the months of trauma, rehabilitation and financial stress that may be caused by a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall on a wet grocery store floor, or a vicious dog attack. It can be even more difficult to overcome the loss of a family member who dies prematurely because of the careless indifference of a third party. Our team of experienced and capable Union City personal injury lawyers adheres to our law firms core values of providing dedicated service and treating each client with dignity, respect and empathy. We always strive to deliver the best possible service and obtain a successful outcome of our clients’ personal injury claims. Because our Union City personal injury law firm has been representing injury victims in personal injury cases since 1984, we provide legal representation in the full spectrum of injury case including:

Union City Animal Attacks and Dog Bites: When an individual is attacked by an animal or bitten by a dog that has not been restrained or is considered vicious, our experienced Union City attorneys specialize in dog bite claims and consider all legal theories of liability when seeking compensation for psychological counseling, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and other injuries or loss. Our Union City dog bite lawyers may use an amalgamation of legal strategies based on the carelessness of the dog owner, viciousness of the dog/animal, and leash laws violations as a foundation of a dog bite claim.

Union City Auto Accident Cases: Our qualified Union City auto accident attorneys have been obtaining lucrative judgments and settlements for clients seriously injured in auto accidents for nearly three decades, including car and motorcycle accidents, bus and truck accidents and pedestrian or vehicular rollovers. Not only do vehicular accidents lead to painful injuries, disabilities and financial burdens, but the mental trauma and diminished quality of life also merit fair compensation. Our Union City car accident attorneys work to ensure that distracted, speeding and drunk drivers are held accountable for the misery and hardships inflicted on our clients.

Union City Trucking Accidents: All commercial trucks are huge so any accident involving them can lead to fatalities and debilitating injuries. Even though safeguards and stringent rules promulgated by state and federal agencies are in place, there are many occasions when trucking companies and truck drivers violate these safeguards in the pursuit of greater revenue. At the law firm of Montlick and Associates, our Union City tractor-trailer accident attorneys has extensive experience and knowledge of trucking industry practices, and the ways they destroy and distort evidence. In Union City trucking accident cases, our Union City trucking accident litigation team works to safeguard vital evidence to protect the information and evidence critical to proving fault.

Union City Wrongful Death Claims: The loss of a family member or a loved one can be extremely difficult to handle because of the profound sense of grief, which may be compounded by financial pressure from diminished household income. When a family member is lost prematurely due to a third party’s carelessness or intentional conduct, the sense of loss can be even more intense. Although our experienced Union City wrongful death attorneys cannot give you back the love and companionship of a family member, we can represent you in seeking financial compensation to replace the loss of support of a family breadwinner and to hold the wrongdoer accountable.

Union City Premises Liability Cases: We handle a host of premise liability cases, including swimming pool drowning accidents, dog bites and slips and falls caused by the lack of maintenance by the premises owner. We are committed to pursuing compensation for those injured by property owners who decline to correct hazardous conditions on their property that cause injury to others.

Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse: Our aging population means that many families may have no choice but to rely on a nursing home for an elderly love one’s care. Reports of elder neglect and abuse have grown in the last few years due to limited resources leading to reduced staff and lower standards of care. Oftentimes, vulnerable elderly residents of elder care facilities like nursing homes are subjected to physical abuse, malnutrition, sexual abuse and financial exploitation. If you have a family member that has been subjected to neglect or abuse in a Union City nursing home, our Union City nursing home abuse attorneys are committed to the protection and compensation of seniors.

Union City Motorcycle Accidents: With no rider protection and virtually no margin for errors, motorcycle accidents are common and serious. In most cases, motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries leading to some level of long-term disability or even fatalities. Our team of Union City motorcycle accident attorneys understands that these types of debilitating injury necessitate sufficient financial recovery to obtain the level of supportive and rehabilitative care that you need to obtain the fullest recovery and highest quality of life.

Union City Pedestrian Accidents: Most vulnerable to grievous injuries, pedestrian accidents can frequently result in life-altering injuries wrongful death in a collision with any type of motor vehicle. Seniors and children are the most frequent victims of careless drivers that often are drunk or distracted. Generally, insurance companies try to place the blame on pedestrian accident victims, but our dedicated Union City pedestrian accident attorneys are well versed in the legal tactics and strategies necessary for successful settlement and litigation of pedestrian accident claims.

Union City Product Defect Claims: There are literally millions of products on the market, but many of these products have hidden defects that may cause serious injury. Many consumers are injured annually by consumer electronics, unsafe drugs, vehicle components, space heaters, children’s toys, cribs and high chairs, as well as many other products. Whether you or a close family member is injured by a product that is defective because of a substandard design; shoddy manufacturing practices; or improper directions, warnings or labeling, you may be entitled to seek compensation from anyone in the manufacturing-distribution chain. Our Union City product liability attorneys have the resources and experience to take on large corporations that put consumers at risk.

Union City Slip and Fall Accidents: The failure of building owners or businesses owners to provide adequate safety and maintenance oftentimes leads to slip and fall accidents, especially on wet floors, broken steps, damaged flooring and other fall hazards. If you or a loved one has experienced a slip and fall accident, our Union City slip and fall law firm has been successfully representing those injured in premises liability accidents since 1984.

Union City Construction Accidents: Most construction projects in Union City are fraught with dangerous hazards, including heavy machines, scaffolding, trenches, power lines and other aspects. Our Union City construction accident lawyers typically conduct a thorough construction site investigation so that we can analyze potential theories of liability and identify prospective defendants.

Union City Workers’ Compensation Claims: When an individual is injured on the job site or while performing tasks for the benefit of one’s employer, an employee typically has the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits, which includes medical and disability benefits and compensation for lost income. Our Union City workers’ compensation lawyers have an established pattern of success in providing legal representation and assistance through the lengthy and complex workers’ compensation claim process. We can also explore your right to file a personal injury claim, which typically may provide more extensive damages.

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the negligence, intentional misconduct, or recklessness of a third party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Union City 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 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.