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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      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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    • James MacLelland
      James MacLelland

      COO - James has 25 years of experience building productive teams, scalable processes, and profitable businesses.  Immediately prior to joining The Scott Pryor Law Group, as COO of a national law firm, James built and operated one of the largest legal intake teams in the country. Guiding a team of 70 individuals running 24/7 and 365 days a year they successfully marketed, retained, and onboarded over 200 new clients to the firm daily, achieving a pace and capacity of over 50,000 new clients annually. 

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    • Philip Lorenz
      Philip Lorenz

      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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    • Paul Dietrick
      Paul Dietrick

      Attorney at Law - Paul A. Dietrick has practiced civil trial law for over forty years, in State and Federal Courts, and Georgia Appellate Courts. Paul is a zealous guardian of the rights of those injured by the negligence and carelessness of others. Paul’s clients have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

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    • Jocelyn Galloway
      Jocelyn Galloway

      Attorney at Law - Jocelyn Galloway is an attorney with over a decade of experience and a legal process innovator who has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of plaintiffs against large corporations.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Client Experience 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

      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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    • Steve Ware
      Steve Ware

      Senior Case Manager

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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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