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Woodstock 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.

Woodstock Auto Accident Attorneys

Anyone who has been recently involved in a Woodstock car accident may have concerns about handling communications and negotiations with insurance companies, overcoming the emotional trauma and mental distress, recovering from injuries and fixing one’s vehicle. This is a lot to deal with particularly when the at-fault driver has an insurance company stocked with a team of adjusters and attorneys all working to deny or underpay your claim. Insurance companies may engage in bad faith or sharp practices designed to damage your Woodstock car accident claim.

At Montlick and Associates, our dedicated team of Woodstock auto accident attorneys have been providing effective legal representation to car accident victims in Woodstock since our law firm was established in 1984. We do not view a client as merely a “personal injury victim” but as those who are parents, siblings, children and friends to those who love them. We understand the anxiety and mental distress that often accompanies the injuries caused by an unsafe driver as well as the financial havoc such injuries can inflict upon the victim and the victim’s family. Our experienced Woodstock car accident attorneys investigate our clients’ cases and work hard to develop an effective legal strategy for pursuing compensation for our clients.

Assessing Fault in Woodstock Car Accident Claims

While many of those injured in car accidents in Woodstock understand that the other driver must be “at fault” at least to some degree to seek financial recovery, few people involved in collisions have had to navigate the legal process before. The notion of proving fault is really a layman’s term for negligence, which requires one to establish that the other driver failed to exercise ordinary prudence to avoid causing a collision resulting in injuries. While the other driver’s unsafe driving conduct must be shown to have partially caused your injuries, such conduct need not be the only cause of your injuries.

There are certain types of situations where determining and proving fault may be easier. Some common examples include the following:

  • A drunk driver who causes a collision by veering into another lane or otherwise driving unsafely
  • Drivers that slam into a vehicle they are following from behind
  • Vehicles violating red lights or stop signs and T-boning vehicles that are lawfully in the intersection
  • Motorists that collide with parked vehicles
  • Vehicles executing left turns in front of traffic proceeding straight through an intersection with a green light

While in these examples fault may be relatively clear, there are exceptions even in these types of situations. The majority of car accident cases are far more ambiguous than these situations. Insurance companies will often tenaciously dispute whether their client caused a collision. This insurance company strategy frequently involves blaming the plaintiff for causing his or her own injuries.

It is important to understand that even if the insurance company claims you are at fault with a police report that supports this position, you should not presume that you are unable to recover for your injuries. Georgia is a “modified comparative fault” state, which means that as long as your fault is less than fifty percent you may still recover damages for your injuries. This legal doctrine means that your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you by the judge or jury. Many times a police report assigning fault may be inaccurate or reach a conclusion on fault that is not supported by the evidence.

Types of Negligence in Woodstock Car Accident Cases

There are a number of different parties whose negligent conduct may cause a car accident, including other drivers, vehicle manufacturers, public entities in charge of roadways, vehicle owners and others. Our experienced Woodstock car accident attorneys conduct an independent investigation and evaluation so that we can accurately determine the cause of the collision and identify all possible defendants. Some of the most common causes of Woodstock car accidents include:

  • Impaired drivers (e.g. drunk drivers, drugged drivers)
  • Distracted drivers (e.g. texting drivers)
  • Tailgating drivers
  • Speeding drivers
  • Drowsy drivers
  • Red light runners
  • Stop sign runners
  • Illegal or unsafe turns or lane changes
  • Violations of right-of-way
  • Disregarding the Georgia Rules of the Road

Our Woodstock car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have handled hundreds upon hundreds of car accident cases for our clients involving all forms of transportation, including passenger cars, SUVs, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Our dedication to providing our best efforts for our clients and the extensive experience of our Woodstock car accident team has resulted in millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

Financial Compensation to Rebuild and Recover

Some Woodstock car accident victims suffer injuries that are painful but will ultimately heal, like broken bones, soft tissue injuries, whiplash, dislocations, torn ligaments or tendons, concussions and burns; other injuries may have permanent physical and emotional effects. These types of severe permanent injuries can disrupt your quality of life, adversely impact intimacy with your spouse and prevent you from continuing in your career. Injuries that can have this type of fundamental impact on your life include injuries to the spinal cord, brain injuries, amputation of limbs, paralysis and even wrongful death. Whether you have suffered temporary injuries or permanent debilitating injuries, our Woodstock car accident lawyers may be able to seek a wide array of damages, including but not limited to the following:

  • Missed earnings from your job
  • Costs associated with medical treatment and physical rehabilitation
  • Lost future earnings (i.e. impaired earning capacity)
  • Interference with one’s quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to one’s marital relationship
  • Wrongful death compensation (funeral/burial costs)
  • Punitive Damages (drunken driving, street racing, etc.)

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

Woodstock Personal Injury Attorneys

The experienced Woodstock personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates are dedicated to providing our best efforts to those injured by the inconsiderate, careless and inattentive acts of individuals, businesses and public entities. We have been providing aggressive advocacy delivered with compassion and respect to victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, dog attacks and other types of injury cases in Woodstock and throughout the Atlanta metro area for nearly three decades.

While we have the resources and experience of a major law firm, we treat our clients with the personal attention that one expects from a small firm. We are committed to the notion that the practice of personal injury law is a service based industry, which means clients should expect and receive reasonable updates regarding the progress of their case and timely responses to telephone calls and emails. Our reputation for commitment to zealously pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients, providing innovative legal strategies and adhering to high standards of legal ethics provides the basis for our reputation with judges, insurance companies and insurance defense firms throughout Georgia.

Woodstock Auto Accident Claims: Our Woodstock car accident attorneys are committed to protecting Georgia drivers from careless and reckless drivers and seeking compensation for car accident injury victims. We know that the best way to discourage motorists that put others at risk is to hold them accountable for the injuries and fatalities that they cause. We have been doing just that by tenaciously pursuing the maximum compensation for our clients to provide a monetary disincentive to unsafe driving practices like driving drunk, text messaging while driving and speeding. Our Woodstock personal injury law firm has helped thousands of car accident victims obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives.

Woodstock Motorcycle Crashes: Riding a motorcycle can be both an exciting and economical experience. We know this because many of our personal injury attorneys also regularly ride motorcycles. Our Woodstock motorcycle accident lawyers understand the special challenges and risks that motorcyclists face when sharing the road with distracted, alcohol impaired and inconsiderate drivers of passenger vehicles. Riders face a higher risk of being involved in a collision and typically suffer more extensive injuries. Motorcycle riders are 57 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to be involved in a fatal crash. We pursue the financial compensation that motorcycle accident victims need to afford the best possible medical care and to financially rebound from severe injuries.

Woodstock Dog Bites: Dog attacks that result in bites or other mauling injuries account for almost a billion dollars per year in homeowners’ insurance claims. This is attributable to both the high number of dog bite claims and the seriousness of the injuries in may dog attack cases. The law is very strict in terms of holding dog owners accountable for the injuries and expenses incurred because of their failure to protect others from their dog. We may employ several theories of liability, which may be based on the owner’s knowledge of the dog’s vicious propensities, failure to restrain the dog as required by leash ordinances or other negligent conduct by the dog owner.

Woodstock Trucking Collisions (Tractor-Trailer Accidents): Our experienced Woodstock trucking accident attorneys have extensive experience with the complex issues presented in trucking accident cases.   These issues may involve identifying negligent driving conduct, developing evidence to prove driver and/or commercial carrier liability and dealing with the enormous resources that trucking companies employ to defend trucking accident cases. We recognize that Woodstock tractor-trailer accidents can result in devastating life-altering injuries. Our experienced Woodstock trucking accident lawyers work hard to obtain the compensation our clients deserve.

Woodstock Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect: When you give your trust to a nursing home for the care of your elderly loved one, it can be devastating to find out that your loved one has been mistreated or neglected. Nursing homes frequently put their drive to increase profits above the wellbeing and needs of their residents. Both Federal and Georgia law protect the rights of nursing home residents. When these regulations and standards of care are violated, it can result in serious injury and even wrongful death to nursing home residents in Woodstock. Our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys are prepared to seek compensation for our clients for physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, abandonment and chronic neglect.

Woodstock Construction Accident Claims: Our Woodstock construction accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates provide legal representation to both union workers and undocumented construction workers that have suffered injury in a construction accident on a Woodstock construction site. We promptly investigate construction accident claims so that we can prepare for the possibility of trial from the early stages of handling our clients’ cases. While we can assist you in obtaining benefits from the worker’s compensation system, we also explore the possibility of a personal injury case against responsible third parties other than your employer. The amount of compensation that can be obtained in a personal injury case is usually much more extensive than in a worker’s compensation claim so we explore all the options for our clients.

Woodstock Wrongful Death Actions: Our wrongful death attorneys have been pursuing claims for families that have lost a loved one to the inappropriate conduct of individuals, corporations and government entities for 28 years. We carefully prepare our clients’ cases and relentlessly pursue our clients’ best interest. Our proven results are attributable to our experience, skill and willingness to outwork the other side. We use state-of-the-art technology so that we can develop the most persuasive presentations for our clients. We know that when a family breadwinner dies because of the negligent or intentional act of another, financial hardships can compound the grieving process. We diligently pursue damages on behalf of the decedent and the personal losses suffered by the decedent’s family.

Woodstock Slip and Falls: Premises liability law governs the obligation of a property owner in Georgia to warn visitors of hidden dangers or make the premises safe by rectifying hazardous conditions. While a business owner whose property is open to the public generally will be required to warn of hidden dangers or remedy unsafe conditions, there are many factors that may impact the liability of a property owner in Woodstock slip and fall accidents. These may include the purpose of the visit, the type of property, the nature of the hazard, duration the hazard was present, knowledge of the owner that the hazard exist and more. If you are involved in a Woodstock slip and fall, an investigation will usually be necessary to gather all of the facts so that the situation can be analyzed to determine the property owners’ liability for your injures.

Woodstock Product Liability: When you purchase a product from a retailer in Woodstock, you should not have to be concerned the product will injure you or a member of your family. Unfortunately, people throughout the country are injured everyday by poorly designed and shoddily manufactured products. Product liability law is designed to make it easier for consumers injured by defective products to seek compensation by imposing liability on entities in each part of the production-distribution chain. However, large corporations have extensive resources to fight product liability cases so you should promptly contact the experienced product liability attorneys at Montlick and Associates.

Woodstock Pedestrian Collisions: While many people are walking, jogging, running and otherwise using their feet as a health conscious form of transportation leisure and fitness, these activities can have a decidedly unhealthy outcome. Almost 4,100 pedestrians per year are killed and another 59,000 are injured by drivers who violate traffic safety laws, operate their vehicle while impaired or fail to concentrate on their driving. Pedestrian accidents are by definition serious because when a person weighing a couple hundred pounds is run down by a motor vehicle made of steel and weighing several thousand pounds the results are often life shattering. The dedicated team of Woodstock pedestrian accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates has been helping those who suffer serious injury and wrongful death in pedestrian accidents throughout Georgia since 1984.

Woodstock Workers’ Compensation Actions: Most workers know that if they are injured in the context of their employment, they have a right to compensation through the worker’s compensation system. While most employers are required to maintain worker’s compensation insurance coverage, the process and timing requirements for pursuing one’s claim can be complicated particularly when you are trying to recover from a painful and debilitating injury. Our experienced Woodstock workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to help you seek free medical treatment, temporary disability payments while you are unable to work and/or permanent partial or total disability benefits depending on the nature of your work-related injured. Because workers’ compensation benefits do not compensate for important intangible losses like impaired quality of life and pain and suffering, our Woodstock workers’ compensation attorneys will sometimes pursue both a personal injury and workers’ compensation claim if a third party other than your employer also contributed to your injuries.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, our experienced Woodstock personal injury lawyers are committed to representing personal injury victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their family. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Woodstock 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.