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Tristan Blain Morrison

Tristan Blain Morrison

Morrison & Hughes Law
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Georgia
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Biography

Mr. Morrison leads an award winning team of injury and accident attorneys, serving the greater Atlanta area. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been described as one of the best accident attorneys in Georgia. Mr. Morrison's team handles trucking accidents, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, wrongful death claims, work accidents / workers' compensation, personal injury, social security disability claims, traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic accident lawsuits.

Education
Santa Clara Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of Georgia School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Morrison & Hughes Law
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Mr. Morrison is one of two founding members of Morrison & Hughes Law. He and Mr. Hughes lead an award winning team of injury and accident attorneys, serving the greater Atlanta area. Mr. Morrison's team handles truck, car, and motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, work accidents, personal injury, social security disability claims, traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic accident lawsuits.
Senior Associate
Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele
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Senior Associate
Joyce Thrasher Kaiser & Liss
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Associate Attorney
Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson
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Associate Attorney
Baker Manock & Jensen
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ask the Expert
Radio Interview
Defamed by a Doctor?
Morrison & Hughes Blog
GMLJ Workers' Compensation Legal Update Jan. 2010
GMLJ Annual Legal Updates
GMLJ Workers' Compensation Legal Update May 2010
GMLJ Annual Legal Updates
GMLJ Workers' Compensation Legal Update Jan. 2009
GMLJ Annual Legal Updates
Speaking Engagements
Workers' Compensation, Compensation MIJS 15th Annual Adjuster Seminar (Continuing Education Credit Given to Adjusters)
Work Accidents, Doctor's Forum 2016
Ask the Expert, Radio Interview
Workers' Compensation & Auto Accidents, Smyrna Business Exchange
Workers' Compensation & Auto Accidents, Smyrna Business Exchange
Certifications
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Top Rated By Martindale Hubbell since 2017
Client Champion Platinum
Martindale Hubbell
10/10, Top Contributor, Client's Choice Awards
Avvo
Professional Associations
Atlanta Bar Association
Member
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Georgia State Bar
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Georgia Bar Workers' Compensation Division
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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11th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My car was damaged on the highway, from debris. A collison happened infornt of me and the car debris damaged my vehicle.
A: Based just on your facts, and without knowing more, I'd guess the at fault party's insurance is responsible for your repairs. Getting that insurance company to pay is the tricky part. Alternatively, if Progressive denied responsibility, your own insurance may cover it, subject to your deductible. Your case probably does not have enough damages (and therefore value) for an attorney to want to get involved. If it were me, I'd talk to my own insurance about options. If that doesn't work, I'd consider filing a claim in magistrate court (small claims court), where it is less important for you to have legal representation, and the rules are less harsh. Hope that helps. Best of luck!
Q. What if the driver did yield & no cars were approaching. But still gets hit from behind after crossing almost out of rd
A: Most of the time, when one driver is hit by another, the police officer responding to the accident will conclude that the driver who was in back was "following too closely". Therefore, the driver who "rear-ended" the other driver is "at fault". However, this is not always the case, and there are many factors that go into a police officer's decision. For example, OCGA § 40-6-72 states that you must abide by stop signs or yield signs: "The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall, in obedience to such sign, slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line or, if there is no stop line, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it. After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways. If such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima-facie evidence of his failure to yield the right of way." So there are times when you can be rear-ended, but also be at fault. If you were hurt, I highly recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can investigate fault, and determine whether you have a case. Best of luck!
Q. I won a settlement but the company is not paying. What can I do ?
A: Michael is right. Alternatively, if what you actually "won" is a judgment, rather than a settlement, you will need to look into hiring a collections attorney. Good luck!
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Morrison & Hughes Law Firm
Contact & Map
Morrison & Hughes
2650 Holcomb Bridge Rd.
Unit 620
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Telephone: (404) 800-5297
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Our experience team of attorneys is available 24/7.
Morrison & Hughes
3834 Austell Rd SW Ste A
Marietta, GA 30008
Telephone: (404) 800-5297
Fax: (404) 962-6624
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Our team of experienced attorneys is available 24/7.