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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
      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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    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler

      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

      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
      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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Burns can be excruciating injuries that may leave severe scarring and disfigurement. Consequently, medical bills from procedures and surgeries, hospitalization, and rehabilitation may be substantial when treating these injuries. A Gainesville burn injury lawyer could offer assistance if you or a loved one has suffered this type of bodily harm.

A catastrophic injury attorney could help you understand whether you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to hold the responsible party accountable. A successful claim could allow you to seek reimbursement for medical bills, lost income, and physical pain and mental suffering, among other losses.

Classifying Burn Injuries

Fires or explosions, scalding liquids, steam, or even metals are among some hazards that may cause severe burns. Additionally, electrocution, radiation, and chemicals can damage both the outer and deeper layers of the skin.

Medical professionals classify burns by their severity. Typically the more severe the damage, the deeper the burn. First-degree burns are the least severe type. The burn area is limited to the surface layer of the skin. A mild or moderate sunburn is an example of a first-degree burn.

Second-degree burns penetrate deeper layers of skin. Blistering is an indication of this type of injury as well as reddening, tenderness, throbbing pain, and swelling. Third-degree burns are severe because they affect the deepest layers of the skin and may even lead to nerve damage.

Fourth-degree burns affect more than just the skin. They can damage body tissues, and possibly the bone or muscles. These are the most difficult to recover from and may leave lasting damage. A person who suffers these injuries may have to have a body part amputated or suffer from permanent organ or tissue damage. Depending on the severity of an individual’s burn injury, an attorney in Gainsville can build a claim for the appropriate compensation.

Recoverable Damages in a Burn Injury Case

A person who sustained a severe burn injury could seek a variety of damages to compensate for their losses. Because burns can result in more than damage to the skin, medical treatment can be costly. Therefore, a claimant may demand compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses such as present and future medical expenditures. Treatment for secondary infections or illnesses, like smoke inhalation-related issues, also may be compensable.

Additionally, a plaintiff can seek lost income due to injury leave. Many individuals who sustain serious burns need time to recover and may be out of work for an extended period of time. These people also may become partially disabled, and experience diminished earning capacity.

Noneconomic damages seek to compensate someone for physical pain and mental suffering, which can be substantial. Psychological issues such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression-related issues may be some of the emotional losses that are compensable.

State law does not place a cap or maximum on the amount of noneconomic damages a claimant may receive. A Gainesville attorney could advise a burn injury claimant about which categories of damages they may be able to pursue in a civil lawsuit.

Reach out to a Gainesville Burn Injury Attorney Today

Though recovery can be an arduous process both physically and mentally, it is important to think about your legal options. A Gainesville burn injury lawyer could empower you to hold the at-fault party accountable for the actions that caused your losses so that you can become better equipped to get your life back on track. Contact our dedicated attorneys today to learn more about your legal options.

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