Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Savannah, Georgia
Fighting Hard & Winning CasesTM Since 1984
Montlick & Associates assists our clients with ALL types of accidents involving negligence, including, but not limited to, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites/attacks, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and others. While many people go through life without suffering personal injuries sustained in car or slip and fall accidents, such accidents can happen at any time.
For example, for those of us who drive every day, we are exposing ourselves to the potential of being involved in an accident. Texting while driving, running a red light, and driving under the influence are all ways in which a driver may behave negligently, posing a serious risk of harm to others.
Because personal injuries can disrupt a person’s life forever, it can be important that an injured individual speaks with an attorney to find out if the injuries sustained were caused by another person or party’s negligent conduct. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Savannah Personal Injury Attorneys handle difficult personal injury cases on a regular basis and are standing by to provide free consultations to help answer any questions injured victims and their loved ones have.
Personal Injury Law – What is Negligence?
You hear the word “negligence” often, but this word may not be fully understood until you find yourself or a loved one facing serious injuries from an accident that could have been prevented. A person or party may be considered negligent when certain actions fall below the “standard of care,” which is essentially the test to determine if a person or party was acting reasonably under the circumstances surrounding the accident and injuries. However, it is not only the conduct that needs to be considered.
A person alleging personal injuries must also prove that the at fault person or party owed the injured individual a duty of care, and breached that duty. For example, in the case of a car accident, a driver owes a duty to everyone on the road. In the case of a medical malpractice claim, the doctor owes a duty only to his or her patients. In the case of a slip and fall accident, a business or property owner or owes a duty to of care to patrons keep the premises safe.
Moreover, the injured individual must also prove that his or her injuries were a direct result of another’s conduct. In other words, if a duty is owed, the duty is breached, and the breach of duty causes another person to suffer injuries, the person or party that caused the accident can be found negligent and held liable for paying compensation to the injured victim.
Three Reasons Why You Can Benefit from the Assistance of Our Attorneys
Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, there can be important evidence that must be preserved in order to pursue your claim. Our attorneys obtain accident reports and, when necessary, preserve important evidence, investigate accident scenes, and interview witnesses in order to prove our clients’ claims.
Discover ALL Avenues of Recovery
Proving negligence is one thing, but finding adequate coverage for your injuries is another. It is quite common for there to be multiple avenues of recovery in a particular case. Sources of additional avenues of recovery can include multiple defendants, the existence of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, defendants acting in the scope of employment, which would provide the ability to pursue claims against the employer, and others. In cases where serious injuries are involved, our firm not only fights hard to maximize the value of our clients’ cases under the law, but also pursues all avenues of recovery for our clients.
It is always important to remember that there are strict time limits placed on the ability to collect compensation in a personal injury case. In Georgia, an injured individual is generally required to file their claim within two years of the of the incident, but statutes of limitation vary by state. Moreover, in Georgia, cases against the government or municipalities involve other deadlines. Failing to file within the statute of limitation can prevent a person with an otherwise legitimate claim from being able to seek compensation for their injuries. There are also other factors involving deadlines that can affect your claim, such as filing timely claims with insurance companies and preserving important evidence and witness testimony.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 36 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have sustained injury in slip and fall incident in or near Savannah, Georgia, contact Montlick & Associates to discuss your claim with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 36 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
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.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333