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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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Losing a loved one due to another’s negligent behavior is traumatic. Surviving family members must pay for unanticipated costs related to the death and move forward without the loved one’s companionship or support.

If another’s careless decisions took your loved one away from you, an injury attorney could help you pursue compensation for you and your family’s losses. With help from a Gainesville wrongful death lawyer, you and your family may have the opportunity to hold the person responsible for your loved one’s passing accountable for their actions.

Causes of Wrongful Deaths

Wrongful death claims can be filed when one person’s negligent or reckless behavior leads to the untimely passing of another. It should be noted that a wrongful death case could still exist if the injured party dies days or weeks following an accident. Some causes of wrongful deaths include:

Establishing negligence can be challenging for lawyers inexperienced with wrongful death claims, especially if the Gainesville victim was in poor health or had preexisting conditions. Injury attorneys will often meet with surviving family members of a decedent and review the facts of the accident for evidence of careless behavior before filing a lawsuit.

Unique Considerations in Gainesville Wrongful Death Cases

While wrongful death cases are somewhat similar to personal injury lawsuits, there are several significant differences. Due to the victim of the accident being deceased, the victim’s rights must be asserted by someone else. Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 51-4-2 holds that only the decedent’s surviving spouse, adult children, or a person acting on behalf of the decedent’s surviving minor children can bring a wrongful death action.

Additionally, the nature of the compensation available in wrongful death cases is slightly different. The plaintiff can recover compensation for the losses the decedent experienced before death, including payment for the decedent’s medical expenses and pain and suffering. Beyond this, the plaintiff can also recover compensation for the losses that the decedent’s family experienced as a result of their loved one’s passing. This includes compensation for funeral expenses and wages the decedent could have earned and contributed over his or her remaining lifetime.

Due to these unique legal considerations, the surviving family members of a decedent may wish to consult with a knowledgeable Gainesville attorney about their rights following the sudden death of their loved one. A legal representative experienced with wrongful death claims would know the unique laws and compensation surrounding these types of suits.

Contact Your Gainesville Wrongful Death Attorney for Help

Wrongful death laws may permit you to receive much-needed compensation if another person’s careless behavior is the cause of your loved one’s untimely passing. Plaintiffs looking to file a wrongful death lawsuit have only two years from the date of the decedent’s death, so it is imperative to seek legal assistance immediately. Contacting a Gainesville wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible could help plaintiffs ensure they assert their legal rights promptly. Call now to get started.

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