Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyer in Decatur

Helping Victims of Serious Auto Collisions in DeKalb County

At Morrison & Hughes Law, we know that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience. Car crash victims often face serious physical injuries, extensive property damage, and a range of financial hardships. If you or your loved one was hurt in a car wreck, you need a strong advocate in your corner — and our Decatur car accident attorneys are here to help.

Our firm fights tirelessly to protect the rights of accident victims in DeKalb County and all surrounding areas. We have the resources, skills, and experience to take on even the largest insurance companies and corporations, and we are prepared to go to trial on your behalf, if necessary.

Get started today with a free initial consultation. There are no upfront costs for our services, and you only pay if we recover compensation for you.

We Handle All Types of Car Accident Claims

Car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in our state, and they can happen to anyone, at any time.

At Morrison & Hughes Law, we represent clients in all types of car accident cases, including:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Aggressive driving accidents
  • Rideshare (Uber & Lyft) accidents
  • Defective vehicle accidents
  • Fatal car accidents

What to Do After a Crash

Knowing what to do after a car accident can help you protect your rights and improve your chances of recovering the compensation you are owed. Here are some steps to take after a car crash:

Contact our firm today at (404) 238-7028 or send us a message online to get started on your case with a free consultation.

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How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help You

Car accident cases can be extremely complex, and it can be difficult to know what to do or who to turn to for help. That's where we come in. At Morrison & Hughes Law, our car accident lawyers can help you with all aspects of your claim.

Determining Who Is Liable

In many cases, more than one party is liable for the victim's damages. For example, if a negligent driver was on the job at the time of the crash, their employer may be liable. If a defective vehicle part caused the accident or contributed to the victim's injuries, the auto manufacturer may be liable. 

At Morrison & Hughes Law, we have the experience and resources to fully investigate the cause of your accident and identify all responsible parties.

Calculating the Full Extent of Your Damages

After a car accident, the insurance company may approach you with a settlement offer. It is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. 

They are a for-profit corporation, and they do not want to pay you the full compensation you are owed. The insurance company is likely to offer a settlement that is far less than what you are actually owed. If you accept this offer, you will be unable to seek additional compensation, even if you later discover that your damages are far more extensive than you originally thought. 

Our car accident attorneys in Decatur can help you calculate the full value of your damages, including your past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Filing Your Case Within the Applicable Deadlines

In Georgia, there is a strict statute of limitations for most car accident claims. This is a legal deadline that determines how long you have to file a lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within this timeframe, the court will not hear your case, and you will be unable to seek compensation. 

Generally, the statute of limitations for car accident cases in Georgia is two years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Our Decatur car accident attorneys at Morrison & Hughes Law can help you understand all applicable deadlines and ensure that your claim is filed on time.

Fighting for Maximum Compensation

Our car accident lawyers in Decatur are skilled negotiators, and we know how to deal with even the most aggressive insurance companies. We will fight to get you the maximum compensation you are owed, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial, if necessary.

How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

One of the most common questions we get from clients is, “How much is my car accident case worth?” The truth is that it is impossible to determine the value of a car accident case without first reviewing the specific details of the case. Every car accident is different, and the value of your case will depend on a number of unique factors.

When you choose Morrison & Hughes Law, our Decatur car accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and help you understand the potential value of your car accident claim.

Generally, you may be entitled to compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses: You may be entitled to compensation for all past and future medical bills related to your injury. This includes the cost of hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medications, and more.
  • Lost wages: If you missed work due to your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your lost wages. If your injuries are expected to prevent you from returning to work or from performing the same type of work you did before the accident, you may also be entitled to compensation for your lost future earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Car accidents can cause a wide range of physical and emotional injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as your emotional distress, mental anguish, and more.
  • Property damage: If your vehicle was damaged or destroyed in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of repairs or replacement.
  • Loss of consortium: If your injury has affected your relationship with your spouse, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium. This is a type of non-economic damage that is intended to compensate the victim's spouse for the loss of companionship, love, affection, and more.

Our auto accident lawyers at Morrison & Hughes Law can help you calculate the full value of your damages and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Get started today with a free consultation. Call (404) 238-7028 or send us a message online to discuss your case with our Decatur car crash lawyers.

when you have been injured, we won't back down It can feel like the system is designed for you to lose- but with attorneys who don't back down on your side, you can fight- and win.