Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys
Results-Driven Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Advocacy Throughout the Greater Atlanta-Metro
If you have been in a car or truck accident, have sustained a personal injury, or are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, do not go up against the insurance companies unarmed. You do not have to fight alone! Hire Morrison & Hughes to fight for your rights. Our award-winning team of Atlanta personal injury lawyers understands the emotional and financial impact of litigation and is ready to put our experience to work for you. To discuss the specific details of your case, call (404) 689-2734 and set up a free consultation.
With over $300 million recovered from insurance claims, a 95% success rate, and many other markers of success, we are an Atlanta firm you can trust with your case. Our hard work not only benefits the individuals we represent but also impacts their families and loved ones.
So, whether it’s a catastrophic work accident, a wrongful death claim, or a tractor-trailer wreck, we have the tools, resources, and drive to get you the settlements and results you deserve. Rely on our proven track record to help you resolve your case!
Our founding partners, Hil and Tristan, both have over 20 years of experience defending the rights of the injured. With a proven track record of successful outcomes, our deep knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in personal injury cases ensure clients receive the utmost care and dedication throughout the legal process.
At our law firm, we ensure that every client receives personalized attention directly from a skilled and experienced lawyer. When you hire us, you can rest assured that your case will be handled by a dedicated attorney, not delegated to support staff, maximizing the quality and effectiveness of our legal representation.
Our team includes former defense attorneys, granting us invaluable insight into the strategies and tactics employed by the opposition. This unique perspective empowers us to build robust cases and anticipate the other side's moves, ultimately ensuring our clients receive the strongest representation and are positioned to obtain favorable outcomes in their personal injury claims.
At Morrison & Hughes, we utilize advanced technology, such as automated flying drones for car inspections and 3D printers to print medical models, to ensure that every detail of your case is reviewed and analyzed. We make sure to have all the needed evidence to set your case up for success.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations for most Georgia personal injury claims is two years from the date of injury. This means you will usually have up to two years from the date of the accident to take legal action. While this may seem like a considerable amount of time, the truth is that it is in your best interest to get legal advice and explore your options as soon as you can. Missing this deadline will prevent you from recovering any damages.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
If you were injured because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, there is a good chance you have a personal injury claim. If you were injured while on the job – even if you were not physically at your usual worksite – you likely have a workers’ compensation claim.
To prove fault, the injured party must provide evidence that:
- The other party had a duty to uphold a level of care
- The other party breached their duty
- The breach resulted in harm
- They suffered damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering
The only way to be sure, however, is to discuss your specific circumstances with a legal professional. Your initial consultation is always free, so do not hesitate to reach out and learn more about your legal options.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
Some of the most common types of compensation that plaintiffs seek in personal injury cases include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, victims may be entitled to damages for emotional distress, loss of consortium, and property damage. In serious cases, punitive damages may also be awarded, penalizing the at-fault party for their negligent or intentional actions.
What to Do If You've Been Injured Due to Someone Else's Negligence?
Starting a personal injury claim may seem overwhelming, but with the right information, you can confidently initiate the process. Follow these steps:
- Seek medical attention: Your health should be your priority. Get prompt medical attention for your injuries. Taking this step ensures you receive appropriate treatment and creates a record of your injuries, which can be crucial when filing a claim.
- Document your injuries, expenses, and experience: Collect any evidence related to the accident and your injuries, such as photographs of the accident scene, medical records, police reports, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation.
- Consult an attorney: As soon as you are able, call an Atlanta personal injury attorney. At Morrison & Hughes Law, we can evaluate the viability of your claim, help you weigh your options, and make our recommendation for how you ought to move ahead. We are glad to offer free initial consultations, so there is no reason to wait to contact us.
- File an insurance claim: If applicable, notify the responsible party's insurance company about the accident and your intention to file a claim. Provide them with the necessary information and cooperate with their investigation. Your attorney can assist you in communicating with the insurance company to protect your rights.
What if the Accident Results in Death?
Accident deaths are an extremely unfortunate reality. When it comes to auto accidents, for example, upwards of a hundred or more people in Dekalb and Fulton Counties die each year, according to state data. Losing a loved one in a car wreck—or any other accident, for that matter—is never easy. It can be even more devastating when another’s negligence or wrongdoing causes death.
In a wrongful death case, the decedent's party seeks compensation for their tragic loss. The plaintiff (often a surviving spouse or family member) must show that the defendant's action or inaction fell below the standard of care expected in the circumstances and caused the death.
Both personal injury and wrongful death cases are highly complex, and a majority of people do not have the know-how to navigate them on their own. This is why retaining an Atlanta personal injury attorney can be invaluable. A lawyer can fight for your rights and handle all legal matters, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary. With the right attorney on your side, you can navigate a personal injury or wrongful death case with confidence.
Do You Offer Virtual Appointments?
We’ll do you one better – we can come to you. Our team recognizes the realities of living with serious injuries and is prepared to accommodate your needs however we can. Should your injuries make it difficult to travel, we can come to you, regardless of whether you are in Midtown, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, or anywhere else in Atlanta. Our staff speaks Spanish and can accommodate the needs of Spanish speakers.
Retake Control of Your Life Today
Taking on a lawsuit may seem out of the question, especially while you are still recovering from your injuries or know you will be battling the resources of a deep-pocketed corporation, employer, or insurance company. Remember, we are in your corner. Our litigators each have decades of experience handling matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability. Our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta have what it takes to deliver favorable resolutions and help set you up for success for life after lawsuits.
Over $10 Million Defective Product
Work accident claims, the type involving truly life-changing injuries, can last for years. No one told our client, on a sunny morning in May, that his life was about to change. But when a defective commercial electrical device exploded, he was set on fire and suffered 2nd and 3rd-degree burns across his body.
$9.7 Million Workers' Compensation
M&H has the biggest documented settlement offer in Georgia workers' compensation history for a single injured worker. Some work accidents are catastrophic, and only the best, most-experienced work accident attorneys are qualified to handle them.
$4.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
On the job, major injuries can happen even in fairly safe jobs. It did not take a big fall from a ladder to change this client's life entirely. He landed on his head and face, shattering his teeth, and causing a traumatic brain injury.
$3 Million Brain Injury
When our client suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligent operation of heavy machinery, the M&H team went to work! The Big Guns provide support for an accident victim’s entire family to get multi-million dollar results.
$2.9 Million Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic Work Accident. M&H lawyers are absolute injury experts. Whether the accident happens at work, in a car, or on a motorcycle, our results speak for themselves.
$1.8 Million Tractor-Trailer Accident
When our client was hit by a tractor-trailer, with her two small children in the vehicle, the M&H team immediately went to work getting them medical attention and legal support. The court agreed that our client deserved seven figures.
Our Practice Areas
Our team has decades of experience successfully navigating the nuances of personal injury law, making us well-equipped to represent the interests of the injured. Beyond personal injury cases, we can also assist you with a workers’ compensation claim if you were injured on the job or with seeking Social Security disability benefits. When you are injured or unable to work, turn to our firm for tailored guidance and a review of your legal options.
Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys can represent you in cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Slip and falls
- Social Security disability benefits
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Work injuries (including on-the-job car accidents)
Choose the legal advocates who don’t back down. Call (404) 689-2734 or contact us online to start exploring your legal options.