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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

      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 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 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

      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 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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      Stephanie Harris

      Stephanie is an experienced client care liaison and administrative legal assistant. Driven by compassion, she takes pride in providing our clients with care, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction. When she is not keeping busy with work Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family and friends!

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Following a pedestrian accident, you may be unsure what your options are. Fortunately, you have the legal right to seek compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. Recovering damages in Gwinnett County pedestrian accidents could be made easier with the help of a well-practiced attorney.

Types of Damages in a Pedestrian Accident

The goal of damages is to make an injured pedestrian whole again through financial compensation. A plaintiff may be eligible to seek economic, noneconomic, and punitive damages following a pedestrian accident.

Economic Damages

Economic damages compensate an injured party for any out-of-pocket expenses they faced following an accident. This may include medical bills, lost wages, and costs of home modifications should the injuries require it. In addition, if the claimant requires future medical treatment, physical therapy, or is permanently unable to work, a skilled attorney could help calculate those future expenses and include them in the civil claim.

Noneconomic Losses

These damages aim to compensate an injured party for the physical and emotional trauma they suffered from an accident. Since a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle could face catastrophic injuries, these damages could be substantial. They may include compensation for pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, and loss of companionship.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are reserved for cases where a defendant’s behavior is especially egregious. For example, if a driver was operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and they strike a pedestrian as a result, a court may award an individual additional compensation. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant rather than make a plaintiff whole.

How Are Damages Calculated?

In Gwinnett County, there is no cap on damages in pedestrian accident cases. Economic damages are easily quantifiable as they are concrete, monetary values. A skilled attorney could gather and add up any bills relating to the plaintiff’s injuries.

In terms of lost wages, an attorney could determine whether an individual is temporarily or permanently unable to work and calculate the wages lost by referencing a plaintiff’s salary and bonuses. If somebody is self-employed, a lawyer would look at the individual’s tax returns for the past three to five years and quantify their potential compensation this way.

Unlike economic damages, emotional losses are not as easily calculated. As these losses are subjective, retaining a lawyer experienced with calculating damages in pedestrian accident claims is vital. They have the knowledge and experience to ensure a plaintiff is sufficiently compensated.

Punitive damages are reserved for malicious and intentional behavior on the part of the driver. A jury usually decides these damages, but the parties can agree on an amount as well.

Statute of Limitations in Gwinnett County

If a plaintiff fails to file a claim before the legal deadline expires, they could be permanently barred from receiving compensation. In Gwinnett County, a pedestrian accident claimant has two years from the date of the incident to file a claim for damages. If a minor is involved, that statute runs until their 18th birthday.

A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Could Help You Recover Damages in Gwinnett County

If you were struck by a vehicle while walking down the street, you could be facing serious physical and emotional trauma, along with unexpected financial burdens. You deserve to be compensated for these losses by the negligent party. A lawyer could help you with recovering damages in Gwinnett County pedestrian accidents. Schedule a consultation today to get started.

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