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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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    • Stephanie Harris
      Stephanie Harris

      Stephanie is an experienced client care liaison and administrative legal assistant. Driven by compassion, she takes pride in providing our clients with care, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction. When she is not keeping busy with work Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family and friends!

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Catastrophic injuries are often permanent, severe, and disabling. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, you might benefit from the advice and counsel of an Augusta catastrophic injury lawyer.

Pursuing a case for traumatic injuries could involve complicated processes and legal procedures. Getting assistance from an injury attorney could help you form an action plan moving forward and allow you to focus on your physical recovery.

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

Severe injuries could deeply impact the health of the injured plaintiff, as well as damages sought in court.

Catastrophic Injuries Defined

A catastrophic injury is one that causes permanent damage and impairment. The long-term disabilities often cause those injured to be unable to return to work, pursue other means of employment, or resume their normal day-to-day activities. Common examples of these injuries include:

  • Severe trauma to the spine, head, or brain
  • Amputations
  • Neurological disorders
  • Injuries to the central nervous system
  • Loss of senses such as sight or hearing

Tort Law

While intentional acts such as a battery or attempted murder are known to cause catastrophic injuries, the leading causes involve accidents. When an accident occurs, and civil remedies are sought, the courts apply the law of torts.

Tort law holds defendants liable for causing an injury as a result of committing a wrongful act. When someone commits a tort unintentionally, that person is negligent. To prove negligence in a catastrophic injury lawsuit, an Augusta attorney must demonstrate four elements to the court.

First, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care. Second, the defendant must have breached their duty of care. Third, this breach of duty caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Fourth, the plaintiff must have suffered actual harm that may be compensated for in damages.

Seeking Relief for a Traumatic Injury in Augusta

Plaintiffs are required to file their injury case within two years from the date of suffering their injury under Georgia Code §9-3-33. A catastrophic injury lawyer in Augusta must present evidence supporting the amount of damages being sought at trial. Plaintiffs suffering from catastrophic injuries may seek four types of damages:

  • Property damages
  • Economic damages
  • Non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages

If any of the plaintiff’s property was damaged in the course of the accident or incident that caused their injury, they might seek restitution for the value of that property. Plaintiffs may also seek damages for economic losses such as medical expenses and lost wages.

A jury determines non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, based on the impact the accident had on the victim’s life. The severity of an injury impacts the amount of damages a victim may be awarded.

Reach Out to an Augusta Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

Following a catastrophic injury, a victim may require extensive medical care and follow-ups. Without compensation for their injuries, victims and their families might be facing serious financial issues.

An Augusta catastrophic injury lawyer could investigate the facts, the relevant law, and help you fight your case for legal relief. To find out your options for legal recovery, call today.

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