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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs

      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier

      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood

      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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If you suffered bodily injuries in a car wreck, you may have to deal with more than just the physical impact of the crash. The financial ramifications of an accident can include medical bills, lost wages, and long-term disability costs. If another driver was at fault, however, you could seek compensation from them for the losses related to your accident.

A goal-oriented personal injury attorney could assist you in pursuit of fair financial compensation. After reviewing the specifics of your crash, an Athens car accident lawyer could help you prepare a lawsuit and walk you through the litigation process.

Common Injuries in a Car Accident

Car accidents frequently cause devastating injuries. In some cases, these injuries could alter the course of a person’s life permanently. An Athens attorney could advise a person injured in a car accident if they might be entitled to compensation.

Some common car accident injuries include:

  • Concussions and other brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Tendon and ligament damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Cuts and bruises

In some cases, extensive medical treatment and therapy could result in these injuries healing completely. In others, the injury victim is not so lucky. Certain injuries could leave permanent scars or physical limitations, including blindness or paralysis.

Serious injuries could stop a person from returning to the job they had before the crash, and in especially severe cases, an individual may be unable to meet their daily needs. A successful injury claim could provide compensation to pay for these unexpected needs arising from the accident.

Determining Fault in a Car Crash Claim

For a plaintiff to prevail in a car accident case, the jury must first make a finding of fault against the other driver. Another term for this is negligence. An attorney for an Athens resident injured in a car accident must demonstrate the elements of negligence in order to recover damages.

Negligence in a car accident could take many different forms. Often, it involves a careless or reckless action by another driver. The other driver in a crash is not the only potential cause, however. A plaintiff could also pursue damages against the car manufacturer if a mechanical defect caused the wreck. The same could be true of the government entity responsible for the roadway if it was in an unsafe condition.

Proving negligence starts with establishing a duty of care. Every driver on an Athens street owes a duty to operate their vehicle safely. Next, establishing negligence requires evidence the defendant failed to uphold that duty. This could involve violating traffic laws or simply operating a vehicle carelessly.

The final two elements are known as causation and damages. These elements are often lumped together, as they are related to a degree. To recover compensation, a plaintiff in an Athens car accident case or their attorney must show they suffered recoverable damages in the crash. To hold the defendant responsible, the victim must show that the defendant’s breach of duty caused their damages.

Speak with an Athens Car Accident Attorney

If you suffered debilitating injuries in a car accident, you might be unsure where to turn next. The financial burden of living with a serious injury can overwhelm you quickly, and the emotional toll can last long after your physical wounds heal.

An Athens car accident lawyer can help you deal with the fallout from a crash by pursuing legal action against the responsible party. Call right away to discuss your options in detail.

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