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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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    • Walter Yarbrough
      Walter Yarbrough
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      Attorney at Law - 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.

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    • Philip Lorenz
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      Attorney at Law - Philip W. (“Phil”) Lorenz is a seasoned trial attorney, Phil has tried, mediated, or facilitated settlement of tens of millions of dollars in claims and lawsuits over the course of his career.

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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.

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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.

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    When a loved one is killed because of another's negligence, it is important to hold them responsible...
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    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one leading...
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    Bicycle accidents often involve catastrophic or deadly injuries because of the difference in size between a bicycle...
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    Children are our pride and joy, and we do everything we can to protect them. That’s why it is even more devastating...
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    A faulty construction machine that destroys your property, undisclosed side effects in over-the-counter medication, a poorly designed toy...
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    Slips and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Even otherwise healthy people can suffer from severe harm due to a simple fall.
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An unexpected death is always a difficult time for a family in Peachtree Corners. Not only can such an event have an immense emotional impact, the economic pains that follow a death can set a family back for years to come. Surviving family members could have to pay for any outstanding medical and funeral costs and may need to find new sources of income following their loss.

A personal injury attorney could help to provide stability and peace of mind after a death. If another party’s actions, whether accidental or criminal, caused the death of your loved one, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. A Gwinnett County wrongful death lawyer could work to determine if your situation warrants a lawsuit and, if so, pursue that lawsuit on your behalf.

When May a Wrongful Death Suit Be Appropriate?

Every death is a tragedy, but just because a death is unexpected does not mean that it is legally wrongful. A plaintiff in a wrongful death case must be able to trace the death in question to the actions of another party, which includes incidents that would give rise to a personal injury case had the victim not died.

In terms of proving fault for the incident, the extent of a victim’s injuries is irrelevant. For example, a defendant driver who causes a car crash is just as responsible for the outcome in an accident if they cause a minor bruise as if they cause a death.

A plaintiff in Peachtree Corners can also pursue a wrongful death case following a homicide. Defendants who cause the death of another party after a criminal act may certainly face criminal prosecution, but to collect compensation, any surviving family members must file related but separate civil lawsuits. A Gwinnett County wrongful death attorney could help family members decide if a wrongful death case has a chance to succeed and whether the lawsuit will allege liability through negligence or intentional harm.

Meeting the State’s Strict Standards for Wrongful Death Cases

According to Official Code of Georgia §51-4-2, only certain people can serve as a plaintiff in wrongful death cases. If the decedent has a surviving spouse, that spouse must serve as the plaintiff in any ensuing civil case. If no surviving spouse is available, any child of the decedent may bring the case.

In special cases, such as if the surviving child is a minor, the court may appoint a representative to serve as plaintiff. A Gwinnett County wrongful death lawyer could help family members to identify the correct plaintiff.

The laws also state that a wrongful death case is, in actuality, two lawsuits. The first aims to bring money to compensate the family for any damages endured by the decedent. This can include payments for pain suffered by the victim.

The second case, meanwhile, aims to provide financial recompense to the surviving family members. This can include payments for outstanding bills as well as payments intended to compensate for any loss of income because of their loved one’s death.

A Gwinnett County Wrongful Death Attorney Could Help Set Things Right

The days, weeks, and months following an unexpected death can force you to learn quickly how to mentally cope with the loss and how your life will look going forward. Part of these considerations should be your legal rights to hold responsible parties accountable.

A Gwinnett County wrongful death lawyer could stand by your side as you pursue a claim for wrongful death following an accident or file a companion case in civil court to accompany criminal charges. These cases tend to be very complex and may need months if not years to resolve, so starting sooner rather than later may give your family the best chance at a positive outcome. Call when you are able, to ensure that valuable evidence is preserved.

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Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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