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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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Consumers expect the goods they buy to be safe to use. However, sometimes, a defective product causes injury. Someone who is hurt by a defective product may file a claim for damages against the manufacturer, designer, or seller.

If you or a loved one were harmed by a malfunctioning or unreasonably dangerous item, consider calling an Augusta defective products lawyer. A seasoned personal injury attorney could file suit on your behalf under a theory of product liability to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.

Types of Product Defects

A plaintiff in a product liability case must show that the product that injured them was unreasonably dangerous. A product that is unreasonably or unexpectedly dangerous must fall outside the ordinary expectations of consumers and thus form the basis of a product liability lawsuit.

There are three types of product defects that can potentially be investigated by an Augusta defective goods attorney. This includes design, manufacturing, and marketing defects.

Design Defects

A design defect is an inherent design flaw that renders a product unreasonably dangerous. Examples include unduly flammable products, small toys that present a choking hazard, and mechanical defects in motor vehicles, such as faulty airbags.

Manufacturing Defects

A manufacturing defect is a mistake that occurred somewhere in the manufacturing process. An Augusta defective products lawyer may allege that, although a product is perfectly safe as designed, an error in the manufacturing process caused it to be unreasonably unsafe.

Marketing Defects

Common with prescription medications, lawsuits premised on marketing defects typically allege that a product had an inherent danger that its manufacturer failed to warn about. Notably, a manufacturer cannot be held liable for failing to warn about a product’s obvious safety risks, such as the sharpness of a knife or the danger of using a ladder. They also may not be held liable if the improper use of a product that led to an injury.

Recovering Damages in Augusta

A defective product could seriously injure someone and dramatically alter the course of their life. The amount of compensation that a plaintiff in a product liability case might receive will depend on a variety of factors, such as the extent of their injuries, whether they can continue to work and earn a living, and whether they must endure long-term pain and suffering. An Augusta attorney could account for all damages caused by the defective product in pursuit of a fair recovery.

In Georgia, a plaintiff’s damage award could be reduced if they were partially at fault for their injuries. For example, if a plaintiff was 20 percent responsible for the injury, the damage award might be reduced by that percentage. Additionally, Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. Therefore, a plaintiff who was 50 percent or more at fault could be barred from receiving compensation altogether.

Contact an Augusta Defective Products Attorney Today

A product that is dangerous or defective may seriously harm a consumer. The law of product liability establishes various ways for anyone injured by a product to obtain compensation from the manufacturer or other parties. Contact an Augusta defective products lawyer if a dangerous item has harmed you or someone in your family.

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