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      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

      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 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 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

      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

      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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Slip and fall accidents might seem minor to some people. After all, most people have taken a tumble at some point with no injuries to show for it. Unfortunately, many slip and fall accidents lead to devastating – or even fatal – injuries.

Following a trip and fall on the property of another person, a skilled injury attorney could advise you on your right to file a civil lawsuit. In some cases, the owner or operator of the property could be liable for your injuries.

Every case is different, and understanding how liability works is never simple. An Athens slip and fall lawyer could assist you in identifying the responsible party and holding them accountable for your injuries.

Factors in a Slip and Fall Injury

There are many dangerous property conditions that could result in a slip and fall injury claim. Some of these are human-made, occurring due to the negligence of another person. Others occur naturally. These natural hazards could still result in liability if the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to address them.

Some conditions that could lead to a slip and fall injury claim include:

  • Accumulated snow or ice
  • Loose carpet or rugs
  • Broken stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Loose extension cords
  • Spilled drinks

The property owner must have a reasonable opportunity to address a hazard before they could face liability for any injuries they cause. Whether or not a property owner has made a reasonable effort to address a hazard depends on the situation.

If the hazard involves large amounts of accumulated ice during a snowstorm, a jury might not find the defendant liable for failing to address it while the snow continues to fall. The amount of time for a shop owner to address a spilled drink is likely much shorter. While a jury might not find the owner liable when a person slips on a spill seconds after it happens, they could be more likely to do so if the spilled drink remains on the floor for hours.

Damages in a Slip and Fall Case

The bulk of many slip and fall cases routinely involve large medical bills. That said, an Athens slip and fall attorney could seek a wide range of compensation for the injured person after an accident. Common forms of damages sought include:

Medical Bills

Slip and fall accidents can cause permanent injuries in some cases. The cost of treating these injuries can be high, especially when physical therapy is necessary afterward. A plaintiff could recoup these costs through litigation.

Pain and Suffering

A plaintiff could also seek damages for the physical pain resulting from a fall. Pain is subjective, but a plaintiff could convince a jury that they are entitled to compensation due to the suffering they experienced.

Lost Wages

In many cases, an injury will cause a slip and fall victim to spend time away from work during recovery. If the injuries involve broken bones or paralysis, that time away from work could be permanent. A plaintiff could pursue damages for the paychecks they missed.

Reach out to an Athens Slip and Fall Attorney Today

If you slipped and fell on the property of another person, you have important legal rights. In some cases, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. The property owner is unlikely to pay those claims willingly, however.

An Athens slip and fall lawyer could help you hold a negligent land owner accountable for your losses. Call right away and set up an initial consultation.

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