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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor
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      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
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      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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    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler
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      Lindsay Butler has been with Scott Pryor Law since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at Scott Pryor Law and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings
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      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
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      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
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      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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When filing a car accident claim in Columbus, it is crucial to hire a skilled and experienced attorney who could help you. In addition to guiding you throughout the claims process, an attorney could protect you from any deceitful measures an insurance company may take to avoid paying for your losses. When working with a legal professional, they could work to ensure that you obtain the full value of your damages.

Where a Claimant Files their Case?

An injured person can file car accident claims with the magistrate court or the state court in Columbus. Cases that are filed in a federal district court must have federal jurisdiction. Most accident cases are filed in circuit court unless there is diverse jurisdiction. In this situation, a claimant may file a case in the federal district court.

Deceitful Tactics from Insurance Companies

When an injured party wants to file a Columbus car wreck claim for their losses, they may come across challenges when dealing with the insurance companies. This is because some companies may try to use manipulative techniques to avoid paying out a claim.

One of the methods an insurance adjuster may use to avoid paying damages is trying to get an injured party to make recorded statements that may jeopardize their claim. The adjuster may ask a claimant a series manipulative of questions designed to help the insurance company and not the injured person. These questions may try to minimize the claimant’s injuries, damages, reducing the provider’s liability.

Another deceitful tactic that an insurance company may use is getting an injured party’s bank account information to directly wire funds. When an adjuster does this, they may send a small amount into the bank account and then tell the injured party they already settled their claim.

An insurance company also may advise an injured party to avoid seeking legal counsel by stating that their fees are going to exceed their compensatory award. However, this is not the case because a dedicated attorney is going to give an injured party the full value of their claim, even after the legal fees. The insurance adjuster may then tell an injured party that their attorney will do the work to ensure that they get the full value of their claim without the legal counsel of their own, when in fact, they may not.

An insurance adjuster may try to get the injured party to sign a medical authorization so the company can obtain all of this individual’s medical records. Once they have someone’s records, they may try to blame the current injuries on any previous conditions.

The Importance of Retaining a Lawyer When Filing a Columbus Car Accident Case

If you need help filing a car accident claim in Columbus, you should seek the services of an experienced attorney who understands the system and its nuances. An attorney could work to ensure that you receive proper treatment emotionally, physically, financially, and legally. Additionally, legal counsel could prevent you from falling for the deceitful tactics that some insurance companies may use to avoid paying out a claim. To get help on your case, call today.

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