Personal Injury Law, Workers Comp, Wrongful Death

Auto Accidents

We Know Motor Vehicle Accident Law

Any type of motor vehicle accident, whether it involves a passenger car, a semi-trailer truck or another kind of vehicle, can result in significant injuries and damage to your vehicle. If you have been involved in a motor-vehicle crash or collision in Georgia, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney about your options and your rights to compensation.
 

Car Accident Attorneys Serving Georgia and Nationwide

At Morse and Edwards, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, we are dedicated to helping those hurt in motor-vehicle accidents protect their best interests and pursue the compensation necessary for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can deal with the insurance company and push back if the company is not providing the benefits you are entitled to after an accident.
 
Court room — Personal injury in Atlanta, GA
 

Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Georgia

Our firm handles a wide range of motor-vehicle accident cases, including those involving:
 
  • Car wrecks
  • Underinsured/uninsured motorist claims
  • DWI accidents
  • Truck accidents, including those caused by driver fatigue and rule violations
  • Commercial truck accidents
 
  • Bus accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Charter-bus accidents
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk-driving wrongful-death accidents
 
  • Head-on collisions
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • SUV rollovers
  • Texting and driving
 
Our experienced team of attorneys, staff and experts thoroughly reviews auto-accident cases, including the injuries suffered by our clients, to pursue the maximum amount of compensation.
 

Personal Injury: Soft Tissue

A soft-tissue injury usually comes in the form of a sprain or strain of a tendon or muscle in the body. Soft-tissue injuries can be very painful and can require extensive healing time and physical therapy. If you have been injured in an accident and sustained a soft-tissue injury, you should speak with our attorneys about filing a claim.
Soft tissue consists of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Any area of the body can have a soft-tissue injury, but some of the most common areas are the legs, arms, back and neck. In a car accident, many victims suffer back and neck soft-tissue injuries, but can also sprain or strain their ankles, knees, shoulders and many other body parts. While some soft-tissue injuries get better on their own, many require medical treatment. When a car-accident victim has a soft-tissue injury, they often require pain medication, icing of the affected areas, rest and elevation of the affected areas, and potentially chiropractic therapy or physical therapy. Insurance companies for car accidents and other types of accidents will try to downplay the victim's injury in an effort to minimize the settlement paid out. If you have suffered a soft-tissue injury, you need a Georgia personal-injury lawyer who understands your injury and will fight to get you the maximum injury settlement.
 
There are many different causes of soft-tissue injuries. In a car accident, the force on the neck and back from the abrupt movement of a car on impact causes severe strain on the muscles and bones in the back and neck. This is particularly dangerous in high-speed accidents or rear-end accidents, which put an unnatural stress on the body. Victims of the accidents can sustain more serious neck and back injuries, depending on the location of their head and neck at the time of impact.
One example of a type of accident that causes severe neck pain in many drivers is when a driver is merging onto an adjacent road, looking over their shoulder, and they are rear-ended by another vehicle. The position of the head and neck at the time of impact can cause serious soft-tissue damage to the driver.
 
Arm injury — personal injury in Atlanta, GA
 
Car accidents are not the sole cause of soft-tissue accidents. A person can sustain serious injuries in slip-and-fall accidents, work accidents, construction accidents or other types of accidents. These all have the potential to cause soft-tissue injury in the neck, back, legs, arms or other parts of the body. If you have suffered a soft-tissue injury in a car accident or other type of accident, you need a dedicated Georgia personal-injury law firm to help you get a settlement for your soft-tissue injury claim.
If you have sustained a soft-tissue injury in an accident and would like to know more about your rights, call us. We take your injuries personally.
 

Workers' Compensation

Not being able to work can cause emotional pain. You may feel that your value as a person has been demeaned; this can cause great financial difficulties. We are dedicated to restoring the dignity of people who are injured. We are strong and experienced advocates who work diligently to help our clients get compensation and justice.
Our firm focuses on these areas of workers' compensation injuries:
 
  • Back injury
  • Knee injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Head injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Occupational disease
  • Repetitive-stress injury
 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Burn injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory illness
  • Depression, anxiety and mental health
  • Toxic injury
 
  • Amputation
  • Car accidents on the job
  • Construction-site accident
  • Denied workers' comp claim
  • Third-party injury
  • Workers' compensation appeals
 

Keep An Eye on Deadlines

One of the most important benefits of discussing your case with a Georgia workers' compensation attorney is that an attorney can educate you about the many deadlines involved in Georgia workers' compensation matters. There are deadlines to file notice of the workplace injury with your employer in Georgia, deadlines to file petitions and even deadlines to return documents. Missing a deadline can put your work-accident case in serious jeopardy. We won't let that happen.

Optimize Your Chances of Recovery

 
While getting Georgia workers' compensation is obviously crucial, you also want to make certain that you get good medical care. Throughout the years, we have come to know who the good doctors are, and we are happy to point them out to you. You should expect nothing less when dealing with a workman's compensation attorney.
While you may not need a Georgia worker's compensation attorney to represent you now, it is important to at least discuss your workers' compensation case with one to make certain you are going in the right direction. We are happy to answer questions early on about worker's compensation, at no cost to you, and then stand beside you if any issues arise.
 
Man working in a machine — workers' compensation in Atlanta, GA
 
 

Wrongful Death

If you've lost a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another, you need the legal services of Morse and Edwards, LLC. Our team of caring, compassionate and capable attorneys is here to advocate for your right to financial compensation.
A wrongful death claim can arise from a number of situations, such as:
 
  • Medical malpractice that results in decedent's death.
  • Automobile or airplane accident.
 
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances.
  • Criminal behavior.
 
  • Death during a supervised activity.
 
You may be entitled to compensation for the following reasons:
Value of the life of the deceased including:
 
  • Loss of income and wages the deceased would have earned
  • Funeral and medical expenses
 
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
 
  • Punitive damages
 
It is imperative that the surviving family act quickly when filing a wrongful death claim. Evidence and memory of the situation may be lost, and once the time limit for filing a claim has passed, surviving parties will be forever barred from doing so in the future.
We understand this is a difficult time for you. Our team is here to offer support and guide you through this emotional process to help protect your future financial security in the wake of your loss. Call us today.
 

Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Georgia

Due to the sheer size and weight of semi-trailer trucks and 18-wheelers, these vehicles have the potential to cause great damage and severe injuries in accidents with passenger vehicles. While there are federal and state laws and regulations to make the road safer for tractor-trailers and other drivers, catastrophic accidents do happen. Many of these accidents happen as a result of negligence and a failure to follow the proper safety regulations.

Injured in a Truck Accident in Georgia? Get the Settlement You Deserve!

If someone you love has been harmed or killed in a Georgia truck accident, or you were hurt in an accident, it is important to get immediate representation from an experienced law firm. We rely on our years of experience, our in-depth knowledge and our team of staff members and experts to help us pursue the resolutions our clients deserve.

Truck Accident Lawyers

Wrecks involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks can have a variety of causes, including:
 
  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of sleep
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Truck driver negligence
 
  • Trucking company negligence
  • Breaking rules of truck drivers
  • Insufficient truck maintenance
 
  • Dangerous or aggressive drivers
  • Unrealistic scheduling demands
  • Trucks that do not pass inspections
 
It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, because trucking companies and their insurance providers will work quickly to mitigate damages. Evidence can quickly disappear and witnesses' memories can fade.
 

Slip & Fall

Slip & Fall Attorneys Serving Georgia

 
It may seem like a simple misstep or error in judgment, but slip and fall injuries can have serious consequences, and it is important to understand your rights in the event that the accident was not your fault, or the circumstances that led to your fall were due to the negligence of someone else, including premises owners.
Besides medical expenses, serious slip and fall injuries can prevent you from working both temporarily and in some instances, permanently. It is important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to help assist you in securing financial compensation for the damages and injury caused.
 
Construction accident — personal injury in Atlanta, GA
 
Slip and fall injuries may occur for the following reasons:
 
  • Wet areas unmarked by safety warnings
  • Faulty stairs or imperfections in walking surfaces
 
  • Improper cleaning and maintenance of public or private premises
 
  • Tripping hazards not properly secured by premises owners
 
If you've been injured, contact our firm today at (404) 762-1100 and schedule a consultation regarding your case.