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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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The unexpected death of a close family member can be overwhelming. The emotional scars can be especially deep if you discover the death was preventable. When another person is responsible for this avoidable death, your family could have a legal claim against them.

State law grants a decedent’s loved ones the right to file a wrongful death claim. These lawsuits are not criminal cases. Instead, they are civil actions that could result in monetary compensation for those who are harmed by a premature death. A seasoned personal injury attorney could advise you of your legal rights in this situation.

Wrongful death claims require extensive legal knowledge and are never guaranteed to succeed. A Sandy Springs wrongful death lawyer could assist you with pursuing these claims following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

In a wrongful death claim there could be multiple parties with the right to bring a wrongful death claim under the statute. State law sets out a priority list that starts with the spouse of the deceased person. The spouse has the right to file a claim before anyone else. If there is no surviving spouse or they do not file a claim, the right to pursue a wrongful death case shifts to the decedent’s children.

If there are no spouses or children willing or able to file a wrongful death claim, the decedent’s parents could pursue legal action against the responsible party. The same is true for a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Determining the appropriate party to file a wrongful death claim is not always simple. A Sandy Springs attorney could help the decedent’s loved ones determine whether they have the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Proof in a Wrongful Death Case

Building a successful wrongful death case could have complications that might not be common with personal injury claims. These cases stem from a claim the deceased person would have filed had they survived. The inability of the deceased person to testify could complicate these cases substantially. This makes the role of a Sandy Springs attorney vital during a wrongful death lawsuit.

Ultimately, the plaintiff or their attorney must demonstrate that the person who caused the death failed to act reasonably. This involves any act that qualifies as homicide under state law. This term is typically used when discussing criminal murder cases, but it has a more specific meaning in wrongful death claims. According to state law, homicide is a death that results from criminal activity, negligence, or a defective product. It could be possible to pursue a wrongful death claim in Sandy Springs under any of these circumstances.

Contact a Sandy Springs Wrongful Death Attorney As Soon As Possible

Because of the differences between wrongful death and personal injury claims, it is vital to seek legal counsel experienced with handling these types of cases. This experience could be vital to obtaining the compensation you seek.

An experienced attorney could pursue your wrongful death claim in a compassionate manner. This could allow you to focus on your family while your legal counsel moves your case forward. Call a Sandy Springs wrongful death lawyer to discuss your potential recovery.

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