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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor
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      Attorney at Law - 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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      Attorney at Law - 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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    • Walter Yarbrough
      Walter Yarbrough
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      Attorney at Law - Walter graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. He went on to receive his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. He is admitted to both the Georgia and District Columbia Bars. Walter has practiced in metro-Atlanta since law school and focuses his career on litigating cases for people who are injured as a result of automobile collisions, tractor-trailer crashes, premises liability, and wrongful death. Walter has recovered millions of dollars in settlements. The first half of his career, Walter worked in the public sector in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Fulton County Attorney.

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    • Kate Franke
      Kate Franke
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      Attorney at Law (Of Counsel) - Kate Franke concentrates on helping people get the compensation they deserve. She helps victims who are injured by unsafe conditions or auto accidents to get money for medical bills or lost work time. She seeks fair compensation for pain, suffering, and anxiety created by accidents. She will also hold insurance companies accountable when they try to avoid making the fair payments they owe for damaged property or personal harm. Kate’s passion is advocating for people who are injured through no fault of their own.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings
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      Intake Manager - Angie joined The Scott Pryor Law Group and quickly 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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    • Rhonda Anzaldua
      Rhonda Anzaldua
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      Marketing Manager - Rhonda brings over 20 years of customer service and hospitality experience to the marketing and intake team. She is passionate about providing our clients with an outstanding experience from the very first day, and prides herself in her ability to be straightforward and honest but also able to empathize and offer comfort in the difficult conversations. In her spare time, she loves DIY projects, reading, and exploring Atlanta with her husband and three kids.

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    • Lisa Serio
      Lisa Serio
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      Legal Support Manager - Lisa focuses on optimizing the day-to-day business of the firm. With over 8 years of experience in managing Legal Offices, she has a unique set of invaluable skills and experiences to offer The Scott Pryor Law Group. Lisa earned her B.A. in Human Resources and earned certifications as a Professional Human Resources (PHR); Corporate Training/Coaching (CTC); Executive Management Certification (EMC); Project Management Lean Process (PMLP) and Paralegal Certification. Lisa spends her free time enjoying the outdoors/gardening, volunteering with Must Ministries and spending time with her family/friends and furbaby Checkers.

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    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler
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      Litigation Paralegal - Lindsay has been with The Scott Pryor Law Group since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at The Scott Pryor Law Group 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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    • Pretty Dimmel
      Pretty Dimmel
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      Case Manager / Pre-Lit Paralegal - Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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    • Alexa Carbajal
      Alexa Carbajal
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      Client Relations & Marketing Assistant - Alexa is bilingual and has outstanding communication skills that allow her to go above and beyond when interacting with our clients. Alexa loves meeting and interacting with new people, therefore providing excellent client service comes naturally to her. Alexa's past work experiences have helped enhance her personal skills and enable her to work well with different generations and people from all walks of life.

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    • Janessa Chamlee
      Janessa Chamlee
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      Case Manager / Pre-Lit Paralegal - Janessa has been in the legal field for twenty-two years and after working for a criminal defense attorney for most of her career, decided to shift gears and join the world of personal injury.  After jumping in a few years ago, she quickly learned the ins and outs of each phase of a personal injury case and promises to assist in the navigation of every case that passes through The Scott Pryor Law Group.

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    • Maizy Harris
      Maizy Harris
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      Receptionist - Maizy has many years of administrative and customer service experience that she brings to The Scott Pryor Law Group. People are her passion, and her goal is to make our clients feel welcome and comfortable. She will meet you with kindness, compassion and honesty as our team works together to meet your needs. In spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two little girls.

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    • Tamra Misseijer
      Tamra Misseijer
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      Digital Liaison - Tamra served as an educator and administrative assistant for 20+ years. Professionally multifaceted, bilingual, and media savvy, her experience translates well into her role as Digital Liaison for the firm. Tamra’s main responsibilities for The Scott Pryor Law Group include creating content for the firm’s connection to the outside world via various social media platforms, promoting the firm through these platforms, and Spanish translation.

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If you suffered bodily injuries in a car wreck, you may have to deal with more than just the physical impact of the crash. The financial ramifications of an accident can include medical bills, lost wages, and long-term disability costs. If another driver was at fault, however, you could seek compensation from them for the losses related to your accident.

A goal-oriented personal injury attorney could assist you in pursuit of fair financial compensation. After reviewing the specifics of your crash, an Athens car accident lawyer could help you prepare a lawsuit and walk you through the litigation process.

Common Injuries in a Car Accident

Car accidents frequently cause devastating injuries. In some cases, these injuries could alter the course of a person’s life permanently. An Athens attorney could advise a person injured in a car accident if they might be entitled to compensation.

Some common car accident injuries include:

  • Concussions and other brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Tendon and ligament damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Cuts and bruises

In some cases, extensive medical treatment and therapy could result in these injuries healing completely. In others, the injury victim is not so lucky. Certain injuries could leave permanent scars or physical limitations, including blindness or paralysis.

Serious injuries could stop a person from returning to the job they had before the crash, and in especially severe cases, an individual may be unable to meet their daily needs. A successful injury claim could provide compensation to pay for these unexpected needs arising from the accident.

Determining Fault in a Car Crash Claim

For a plaintiff to prevail in a car accident case, the jury must first make a finding of fault against the other driver. Another term for this is negligence. An attorney for an Athens resident injured in a car accident must demonstrate the elements of negligence in order to recover damages.

Negligence in a car accident could take many different forms. Often, it involves a careless or reckless action by another driver. The other driver in a crash is not the only potential cause, however. A plaintiff could also pursue damages against the car manufacturer if a mechanical defect caused the wreck. The same could be true of the government entity responsible for the roadway if it was in an unsafe condition.

Proving negligence starts with establishing a duty of care. Every driver on an Athens street owes a duty to operate their vehicle safely. Next, establishing negligence requires evidence the defendant failed to uphold that duty. This could involve violating traffic laws or simply operating a vehicle carelessly.

The final two elements are known as causation and damages. These elements are often lumped together, as they are related to a degree. To recover compensation, a plaintiff in an Athens car accident case or their attorney must show they suffered recoverable damages in the crash. To hold the defendant responsible, the victim must show that the defendant’s breach of duty caused their damages.

Speak with an Athens Car Accident Attorney

If you suffered debilitating injuries in a car accident, you might be unsure where to turn next. The financial burden of living with a serious injury can overwhelm you quickly, and the emotional toll can last long after your physical wounds heal.

An Athens car accident lawyer can help you deal with the fallout from a crash by pursuing legal action against the responsible party. Call right away to discuss your options in detail.

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