Over the past three years, the number of fatal motorcycle accidents has been steadily increasing. In 2015, 1,339 people were killed on Georgia roads, and 138 of them were motorcyclists.
Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in an accident and five times more likely to be injured.
The personal injury lawyers in our Marietta office often represent the devastated family members of motorcycle crash victims.
There are some common elements among the causes of these accidents: Continue reading
Uber and Lyft driving services have skyrocketed, making the trend one that is commonly talked about and examined. With Uber you can get a safe ride or become an independent contractor so the company has become a hot topic around town.
In the Marietta and the Atlanta area, over 2,000 people are interactive with the local Uber Facebook page.
She never saw it coming. The one-ton pickup ran a red light and plowed into her subcompact at an intersection, destroying her vehicle and her life dreams in an instant. Amy’s car accident resulted in devastating injuries, multiple surgeries, and ultimately, the loss of her leg, which was so damaged it could not be saved. Recovering from such trauma can take months, years, or perhaps never. Some things can’t be put back the way they once were. But on top of all the pain is the reality of dealing with the legal fallout from an accident. Amy knew she couldn’t handle it alone. She called a professional—a personal injury lawyer in Marietta, GA. Continue reading
What rights do I have when a doctor writes something false or hurtful in my medical records during a workers’ compensation claim?
CASE: Jasarevic v. Foster, A15A2218 (citation pending), decidedJanuary 26, 2016.
Mr. Jasarevic was injured at work, and the State Board of Workers’ Compensation determined that Dr. Foster would be his authorized treating physician. An authorized treating physician (“ATP”) has a lot of power in a workers’ compensation claim, because the ATP is allowed to make decisions about whether an injured employee is able to work, what treatment the employee can get, and whether the employee can be referred to other specialists. The ATP also shares his or her notes with the insurance company in most situations. So whatever the ATP writes about your case in his medical notes has a huge impact on the care and benefits that you get. Continue reading
It’s Saturday night in Marietta, GA. You’re cruising down the highway, eyes on the road, paying attention to your driving. Unfortunately, the other guy isn’t. Suddenly, another car cuts you off, catching the corner of your bumper and sending you into a tailspin at 55 miles per hour. Moments later, you’re upside down in a ditch, wondering what to do next.
First, call 9-1-1; then, call a personal injury lawyer.
Ask the Expert recently interviewed our very own Tristan Morrison about workers’ compensation. In this 17 minute podcast, Tristan discusses what claimants, and even other lawyers, need to know when they’ve had a work accident or what to consider when representing a claimant. Click below to learn what to do when you have an accident, how to properly and timely report your work accident, and what medical and income benefits you are entitled to from your Employer. Continue reading
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Morrison & Hughes is proud to announce their partnership with Pythagoras Professional Group for leasing and furnishing their current offices.
Pythagoras Professional Group is a Marietta-based professional office space leasing company specializing in providing fully furnished professional and medical office spaces for any business looking for short-term, independent leases up to full office suites needing customized buildout solutions. Continue reading
Morrison & Hughes is proud to annouce the opening of their Marietta, Georgia office. Located just down the street from the Cobb Wellstar Hospital, Morrison & Hughes is well-situated to help serve the legal needs of the Austell and Cobb areas. Continue reading