Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving Georgia For Over 34 Years

When an individual suffers an unanticipated injury, it may result in intense pain, periods off work, extraordinary medical expenses and other hardships. Those who suffer these adverse consequences may have a right to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit to receive compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. Because we know that those injured by the carelessness of others usually do not have legal training, our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have endeavored to provide information on a range of issues regarding legal claims and available remedies. Although we discuss an extremely broad spectrum of topics, we know that you may have concerns about your specific case. We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers.

If you have experienced a personal injury or prematurely lost someone you love, you should feel welcome to call us 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or to contact us online via our 24-hour Live Online Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.

Georgia Product Liability Laws and Punitive Damages in Georgia

January 06, 2018

Georgia Product Liability Laws, Time Limits and Punitive Damages

Georgia Code
TITLE 51 - TORTS (2010)
§ 51-1-11 - When privity required to support action; product liability action and time limitation therefore; industry-wide liability theories rejected

Whenever we purchase a product, we are placing our trust in the manufacturer and seller of that product. We eat food and trust that it is not contaminated with harmful bacteria, take medications and trust that they will not cause horrible side effects, and we drive in cars and trust that the brakes will not fail us. Part of the reason that our products are typically safe is that we have laws to product consumers. In the event that a product is defective in such a way that it harms someone, the person or corporation that sold the product or manufactured it will be liable to the injured person for damages. Damages can include the cost of medical care, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Another type of damages that are sometimes awarded are punitive damages, which are different from the other types of damages because they are not meant to compensate the injured person, but rather to punish the person or company responsible for the harm.

High School Football Player Injuries on the Rise, Study Reports

January 05, 2018

Our Georgia Attorneys Help Parents Understand High School Football Player Head Injuries and Prevention

High school football games are a fun pastime for teenagers and adults alike. In many cities and towns across the country, Friday nights are dedicated to football games. Many parents understand that some risk of injury is present in a football game. However, some are unaware that there is a risk of death in this popular sport. According to our Georgia personal injury attorney, 24 high school football players died over the past few years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries they sustained during football games.

Protecting Georgia Children Through our Child Passenger Safety Program

January 03, 2018

Protecting Georgia Children Through the Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, Child Passenger Safety Program

Our nation’s children are our greatest asset.  In essence, they are our future.  We, as parents and adults, share a societal responsibility to help ensure all children stay safe.  Keeping children safe on the roadway is a vital part of this mission.  However, Car accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and 12 years old.  Each year, approximately 600 children under the age of 13 are killed in motor vehicle accidents.  One-third of these young accident victims were killed as a direct result of improper use of childhood safety restraints, including car seats, booster seats, or safety belts.  Study after study demonstrates that the use of proper safety restraints reduces the risk of death in infants by over 71% and in children by up to 59%.

Kroger in Slip and Fall Case in Fulton County, Georgia

January 01, 2018

Man Prevails Against Kroger in Slip and Fall Case in Fulton County, Georgia

A 52-year old man sustained serious injuries when he slipped and fell in a Kroger store in Fulton County, Georgia. Prior to the man’s fall, some yogurt had spilled onto the aisle. Kroger employees failed to clean the yogurt in a timely manner. Security cameras captured a store employee passing by the spill several times and failed to clean it up or leave a “Wet Floor” sign to warn shoppers of the hazard.  As the man was shopping, he slipped on the yogurt and fell, which caused a serious shoulder injury. In doing so, he tore his rotator cuff. He underwent two surgeries and his medical bills amounted to roughly $58,000. The slip and fall case went to trial, and the man was awarded $400,000 by a Fulton County jury.

Bicyclist Killed on St. Simons Island Causeway in Georgia

December 31, 2017

Bicyclist Killed on St. Simons Island Causeway

A Kingsland woman was killed as she and her husband were riding their bicycles west on the St. Simons Island causeway and a nearby motorist drifted out of his lane and struck the mother of four. The woman was pronounced dead at Southeast Georgia Health System a short while later. The motorist fled the scene. However, he was located a short while later in Brunswick by the Georgia State Patrol. Witnesses noticed that the truck he was driving had business details on it, and they turned this information over to police. Using these details, law enforcement located the driver roughly an hour and a half later at his home. He was arrested and has been charged with homicide by vehicle, failure to report an accident involving a death, following too closely, injury or property damage, causing a serious injury by vehicle, hit and run, failure to wear a seatbelt, and operating a vehicle with defective tires.  

Settling a Personal Injury Case

December 30, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Explain Settling a Personal Injury Claim

The parties in many personal injury cases worry that, if they agree to settle their claims, it is a sign of weakness. However, this is not the case. By working out a settlement agreement, whether it occurs in mediation or simply by negotiations through attorneys, the parties maintain control over their case and can save a great deal of time and money in the process. Mediation has proven successful in many lawsuits and legal claims, including personal injury cases. Even if the parties are hostile toward the idea of settling, often, after speaking with the mediator, these parties agree to compromise.

Georgia Man Suffers Serious Injury When E-Cigarette Explodes in His Pocket

December 29, 2017

E-Cigarette Expolsion Injury Lawyers in Georgia

In Breman, Georgia, a young father’s life was likely forever changed when the e-cigarette he carried in his pocket spontaneously ignited. According to ABC News, a man felt a burning sensation in his pocket. Frightened, he jumped up, but flames began to soar up his pants leg as his pants were actually burned onto his leg. His hand was also burned when he reached into his pocket to throw the e-cigarette batteries onto the ground. Horrified, he noticed that when he did so, the hot batteries melted through the tile on the floor.

It’s Not a Contact Sport that Reports the Most Head Injuries—It’s Horseback Riding

December 26, 2017

Head Injuries from Horseback Riding Accidents

When most individuals think about head injuries that occur during athletic events, they think about football, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, or some other contact sport where players often slam into each other. However, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers discuss a surprising report that shows that the activity with the highest rate of traumatic brain injuries is actually horseback riding.

Hoverboards Contributing to a Growing Number of Injuries

December 25, 2017

Hoverboards Continue to Be a Growing Issue for Famiies

Over the last year, hoverboards have become a popular accessory for individuals of all ages. Starting around last year's holiday season, hoverboard sales began to grow more and more. Unfortunately, so did the number of reported injuries caused by these two-wheeled devices. Our personal injury attorney in Georgia reports that in Forsyth County, Georgia, urgent care centers saw a large number of injuries caused by hoverboards.

Trampoline Parks: Fun or Dangerous?

December 24, 2017

Trampoline Parks: Fun or Dangerous?

A recent report showed that trampoline park injuries are increasing across the country. Trampoline parks are indoor facilities that provide numerous trampolines and other types of entertainment. They are popular for birthday parties and other events. Often, the entire floor of a section of a trampoline park will be made of trampoline material—allowing children the opportunity to hop and bounce all over. Many adults often enjoy these parks as well, as many parks advertise workout programs or other events targeted toward older customers. Unfortunately, many trampoline parks are inherently dangerous, and kids and adults alike can suffer serious injuries.

How an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Can Protect You from Insurance Company Traps

December 22, 2017

How an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Can Protect You from Insurance Company Traps

When you are involved in a motor vehicle collision that causes serious injury, it is normal to feel as though you have been victimized by an alcohol impaired, distracted or otherwise careless driver. While many people presume that the other driver's insurance company will make a reasonable offer to settle the claim if liability is fairly clear cut, this misconception fails to properly consider the role of insurance companies. The primary function of an insurance company is to maximize revenue which is accomplished at least in part by minimizing the amounts paid on insurance claims. 

Whiplash Injuries Can Be Serious – When to Seek Monetary Damages

December 21, 2017

We all know or have met someone, a friend, acquaintance, or even a stranger, who has experienced a whiplash injury during an automobile accident. Sometimes we see that person wearing the familiar collar used to stabilize the neck during recovery. Other times we hear or are told about the pain, discomfort or stiffness someone is experiencing in his/her neck, shoulders, low back, arms or hands. 

Department of Transportation Launches Initiative to Keep Pedestrians Safe

December 21, 2017

Pedestrian accidents are a major problem across the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that pedestrians are one of the few groups of road users to experience an uptick in fatalities, with deaths totaling over 4,735 in 2013. On average, a pedestrian is now killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes. Recognizing the tremendous need for increased pedestrian safety, the United States Department of Transportation declared pedestrian and bicyclist safety among its top focuses. The agency launched a Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative to bring down pedestrian accident rates.

Report Highlights the Widespread Danger Associated With Defective Private Planes and Helicopters

December 19, 2017

An investigative expose published by the USA Today provides a chilling picture regarding the safety of private planes and helicopters. Approximately 45,000 people have perished in fatal crashes involving these forms of aviation vehicles during the last five years. To put this in context, the number of fatalities in these crashes is nine times higher than the number of deaths resulting from commercial airline crashes. While federal investigators concluded that pilot error was the cause of 86 percent of these crashes, the USA Today investigation concluded that many of these crashes actually were caused by dangerous designs and defective components.

Important Strategies for Preserving Your Claim Following a Canine Attack in Georgia

December 16, 2017

Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyers Discuss Important Strategies for Preserving Your Claim Following a Canine Attack

Many people share the common misconception that dog bites are relatively minor incidents that rarely result in significant injuries.  However, dog attacks force so many victims to seek medical attention that they constitute the leading cause of homeowner’s insurance claims.  While most dogs are lovable family pets, 4.5 million people are bitten annually according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  Homeowner’s insurance industry data reveals that dog bites account for a third of all money paid out on homeowner’s claims in 2016.  The Insurance Information Institute (III) and State Farm reported that dog attacks accounted for $600 million in payments during that period.  This study also found that the risk of suffering a dog attack continues to rise because the number of claims increased 18 percent from the prior year.  In this blog article, our Atlanta dog bite lawyers highlight ways some individuals compromise their potential claims.

Keeping Children Safe During the Holiday Season

December 15, 2017

Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgia Discuss Keeping Children Safe During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be an exciting time for children and teenagers with holiday parties, school vacation, and more play time outside. With the proper safety precautions, celebrating kids and adolescents can enjoy the winter break free of mishaps and injuries. 

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting: Liability of Venue Owners for Negligent Security

December 12, 2017

Aftermath of Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting: Liability of Venue Owners for Acts of Violence Caused by Negligent Security

Our hearts go out to the victims of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting and their families.  While these incidents seem unimaginable, violence against patrons of businesses, concerts, and sporting events are becoming all too frequent.  Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, offer our condolences to the hundreds of injury victims and the families of those who perished in this horrific tragedy.  Given the number of people injured during this incident, many families will face staggering medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.  Since the shooter elected to take his own life, the victims and their families will have to investigate other sources of financial compensation for their losses.  In this blog article, we generally answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the liability of business owners for violent acts of third-parties that occur because of inadequate or negligent security.

The Dangers of Using Tree Stands to Go Hunting

December 11, 2017

The Dangers of Using Tree Stands to Go Hunting – Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Explains

Deer hunting season is nearly here, and during this time, hunters are reminded of just how dangerous tree stands can be.  There are certified tree stands that many hunters use, along with a harness, which helps to ensure a hunter is properly secured.  However, many hunters build their own tree stands out of what they find, and any wood used may not be treated to withstand rain, wind, and other weather-related wear and tear.  Wood pieces are often used as steps, and these steps can deteriorate quickly over a year or even sooner.  Even if tree stand steps are safe after being placed, they may be completely unsafe the next year when hunting season rolls around again.  

Limitation of Punitive Damages in Georgia

December 06, 2017

A Personal Injury Attorney in Georgia Explain Limitation of Punitive Damages in Georgia

Personal injury plaintiffs infrequently prevail on punitive damage awards. In Georgia, punitive damages may be awarded by a jury to deter future bad conduct. But, the net effect of tort reform is to place limitations on the cases in which a jury can award punitive damages and scale back a jury's ability to punish egregious or repeat offenders.

Evidence In Motorcycle Accidents

November 30, 2017

Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Explain Who Is At Fault In Motorcycle Accidents

Montlick & Associates has handled thousands of accident cases. As a result of their experience—and their successes—Montlick & Associates' motorcycle crash attorneys understand how to maximize the values of our clients' cases. However, doing so can be more complex than merely piling up the victim's medical bills and lost wages. Rather, it begins with developing compelling evidence that the other driver was at fault.

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