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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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A horrific injury can leave you or a loved one with a difficult recovery that could take years. Additionally, dealing with a serious injury not only takes a mental and physical toll on a person, but it also can strain family relationships and finances. When responsibility for someone’s injuries rests in the hands of another, this person should be held accountable.

A Gainesville catastrophic injury lawyer could help you and your family through this challenging time as you seek compensation for your losses. Speaking to legal counsel is the first step in the process, and should be done as soon as possible after an accident. A seasoned personal injury attorney could stand by your side and zealously argue on your behalf in an insurance negotiation or a courtroom.

Types and Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are those that result in long-term or permanent disfigurement or disability. Disability can range in terms of severity and may involve both cognitive and physical impairments. Individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries may experience:

  • Brain trauma or damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord or nerve damage
  • Burns and disfigurement
  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Deafness or blindness
  • Lasting internal organ damage

It is important to note that many other injuries can meet the criteria. A knowledgeable lawyer in Gainsville could assess an individual’s catastrophic injuries and build a claim for damages.

Establishing Negligence in Catastrophic Injury Cases

In Gainsville, most personal injury cases are based on negligence. A defendant acts negligently when they fail to use reasonable care, and as a result, an accident occurs. To establish negligence in a catastrophic injury case, a plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care and then breached this legal obligation.

Then, a plaintiff must show that the negligent act was the proximate cause of their injuries. Unrepresented claimants may encounter difficulty with proving causation because this element can be nuanced and subject to defenses.

Finally, a plaintiff must prove that they were hurt and suffered losses due to the accident. Damages are the object of litigation. These include but are not limited to reimbursement for medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering. A catastrophic injury lawyer in Gainsville could help an injured claimant establish negligence.

Some instances vary in terms of the application of negligence. For example, in a medical malpractice case, the traditional rules of negligence are varied to fit the medical context. If the accident is fatal, the surviving family could bring a wrongful death action on the deceased’s behalf. An attorney could advise a claimant how, in a case involving medical malpractice or a wrongful death suit, the law might vary.

Get in Touch with a Gainesville Catastrophic Injury Attorney

A serious accident can leave you and your family in a dire situation. Fortunately, a compassionate attorney could help you through these tragic circumstances and the aftermath of a serious accident. More importantly, legal counsel could help you develop and execute a plan for seeking financial recovery. Call a Gainesville catastrophic injury lawyer today to learn more about your legal options.

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