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      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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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      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
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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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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      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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Paralysis, no matter the form, is a devastating injury. Individuals who have been paralyzed, as well as their families, often see their lives permanently altered. If you have suffered a paralysis injury due to another person’s negligence, a catastrophic injury lawyer could help you pursue your legal right to monetary compensation. A Gwinnett County paralysis injury lawyer could work with you to collect evidence, document damages, and file a personal injury claim.

Types of Paralysis

According to the  U.S. National Library of Medicine, paralysis can be permanent or temporary, as well as complete or partial. Paralysis may result from an accident or an illness. The leading causes of paralysis include:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Nerve disease

Often, a paralysis injury could be the result of a catastrophic accident, such as a car accident, truck crash, slip and fall, or even medical malpractice.

Negligence Claims for Paralysis Injuries

Comparative Negligence

In order to be successful in a negligence lawsuit for a paralysis injury, Gwinnett County law requires that claimants be no more than 50 percent at fault for the accident that resulted in the injury. Moreover, a plaintiff’s remedy may be reduced by the degree to which they contributed to their own harm.

For example, if a complainant is found to be 20 percent at fault for a particular accident, they may only be able to recover 80 percent of their resulting damages.

Secondary Injuries

If a plaintiff has suffered secondary harms that flowed directly from the original accident, they may be able to include those harms in a personal injury complaint.

Secondary injuries may include bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction, as well as deep vein thrombosis and pressure sores. A Gwinnett County paralysis injury attorney could include secondary harms in a personal injury complaint where applicable.

Economic Damages in Gwinnett County Lawsuits

Plaintiffs in paralysis injury cases may ask for both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic harms include medical expenses and lost wages. A plaintiff may be unable to work for a long period of time, and the costs of hospitalization alone can result in hefty medical bills. There may be a need for physical therapy, as well as in-home nursing care.

Intangible Harms in Paralysis Injury Lawsuits

A paralyzed plaintiff may experience noneconomic damages, as well as economic damages. Noneconomic harms include such injuries as loss of enjoyment of life, anxiety, and physical and emotional pain. Additionally, the effects to the family can be great. A plaintiff who has been paralyzed may consider asking for noneconomic damages for loss of society and loss of consortium.

Noneconomic remedies are limited to $350,000. This amount comprises awards from all defendants, no matter the number of lawsuits filed for a particular paralysis injury. A knowledgeable paralysis injury lawyer in Gwinnett County could define and discuss the various types of compensatory damages with potential plaintiffs.

Make an Appointment to Speak with Paralysis Injury Attorney

A paralysis injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially taxing. There are times when you might have multiple questions about your legal rights. Moreover, you may be unsure about what damages you might itemize on a personal injury complaint.

Call the office of a Gwinnett County paralysis injury lawyer today to schedule an opportunity to talk about the particulars of your case.

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