Fighting for Personal Injury Victims Throughout Georgia
When someone harms you because of their negligence or wrongdoing, they may be liable for your injuries and related losses. You have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, which may seem like a tall order, but you do not have to go through this fight alone. Our team at Morrison & Hughes is committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and will put our over 75 years of combined experience to work for you.
Our attorneys recognize that you are already overwhelmed in the aftermath of an automobile accident, slip and fall, or dog bite incident. No matter the scope or complexity of your case, we are confident we can provide the results-oriented personal injury representation in Georgia that you deserve. We have worked with thousands of injury victims and understand how to effectively advocate for them in and out of the courtroom. You can trust our lawyers to go the extra mile and give you personalized attention from start to finish.
Personal Injury Claims, Explained
A personal injury claim is a type of civil lawsuit that allows a victim to take legal action against the person or entity that is responsible for injuries caused by negligent conduct or intentional wrongdoing. Put another way, if another party’s negligent behavior or deliberate wrongdoing injures you, they typically become liable for the harm they caused, giving you an opportunity to recover damages.
In a personal injury claim, the claimant must be able to prove that they suffered some type of harm due to the negligence or recklessness of another party. This means providing evidence that shows that the at-fault party’s failure to meet a legal duty of care resulted in injury. The standard for establishing liability is dependent on the scenario.
Once liability has been proven, a court can award monetary compensation to those harmed by the actions of another. The amount of money awarded is determined by factors such as the severity and extent of harm suffered, the scope of the claimant’s financial losses linked to their injuries, and (in some instances) the egregiousness of the negligence or wrongdoing.
Not sure if you have a claim? You are not alone. Our attorneys can assess your situation and advise whether we believe you have a strong case.
Cases We Handle
Our team is well-equipped to take many types of personal injury claims, ranging from straightforward automobile accidents to complex trucking collisions to premises liability incidents. When you come to our firm for personal injury representation in Georgia, we can investigate what happened, help determine liability, and review your options for recovering compensation.
Our seasoned lawyers can represent you in personal injury claims involving:
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
Types of Compensation You Can Recover in a Georgia Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is meant to compensate you for all of the tangible and intangible losses you sustained due to the negligent actions or wrongdoing of another party. This means that you can recover compensation for literal expenses, called “economic damages,” as well as tougher to quantify consequences, referred to as “non-economic damages.” In Georgia, punitive damages may be awarded in rare situations where there is considerable evidence that the defendant acted with “willful misconduct, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression or that entire want of care which would raise the presumption of conscious indifference to consequences.”
Our attorneys will fight to obtain compensation for all economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced earning potential
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We Use Advanced Technology to Strengthen Your Case
Our personal injury representation in Georgia is backed by state-of-the-art technology – including 3D printing, virtual reality, 3D reconstructions, and more – that works to produce compelling, dynamic evidence. Our attorneys at Morrison & Hughes understand how these cases are decided and routinely leverage that knowledge to put your claim in the best possible position. We leave no stone unturned when building personal injury claims and will make every effort to deliver the optimal result you deserve.
Do All Personal Injury Claims Go to Trial?
No, not necessarily. Many personal injury claims are settled out of court before a trial commences. This is especially true if we have substantial evidence that supports your version of events. We will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement that gets you the full and fair compensation you need as quickly as possible, but if reaching an acceptable resolution pre-trial is not always possible, our team is not afraid to go to court.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia?
For most personal injury claims, you get two years from the date of injury to start the legal process. This may seem like a long time, but remember that taking action as soon as possible is in your best interest. You do not want to miss this deadline, as you will be unable to recover any damages if you do not file in time.
Wrongful death cases work a bit differently. If a loved one was killed due to negligence or wrongdoing, you usually have two years from the date they passed away to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Keep in mind that the date the victim passed away may not be the date of initial injury.
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.
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 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 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.