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      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

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Slip and fall accidents might seem minor to some people. After all, most people have taken a tumble at some point with no injuries to show for it. Unfortunately, many slip and fall accidents lead to devastating – or even fatal – injuries.

Following a trip and fall on the property of another person, a skilled injury attorney could advise you on your right to file a civil lawsuit. In some cases, the owner or operator of the property could be liable for your injuries.

Every case is different, and understanding how liability works is never simple. An Athens slip and fall lawyer could assist you in identifying the responsible party and holding them accountable for your injuries.

Factors in a Slip and Fall Injury

There are many dangerous property conditions that could result in a slip and fall injury claim. Some of these are human-made, occurring due to the negligence of another person. Others occur naturally. These natural hazards could still result in liability if the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to address them.

Some conditions that could lead to a slip and fall injury claim include:

  • Accumulated snow or ice
  • Loose carpet or rugs
  • Broken stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Loose extension cords
  • Spilled drinks

The property owner must have a reasonable opportunity to address a hazard before they could face liability for any injuries they cause. Whether or not a property owner has made a reasonable effort to address a hazard depends on the situation.

If the hazard involves large amounts of accumulated ice during a snowstorm, a jury might not find the defendant liable for failing to address it while the snow continues to fall. The amount of time for a shop owner to address a spilled drink is likely much shorter. While a jury might not find the owner liable when a person slips on a spill seconds after it happens, they could be more likely to do so if the spilled drink remains on the floor for hours.

Damages in a Slip and Fall Case

The bulk of many slip and fall cases routinely involve large medical bills. That said, an Athens slip and fall attorney could seek a wide range of compensation for the injured person after an accident. Common forms of damages sought include:

Medical Bills

Slip and fall accidents can cause permanent injuries in some cases. The cost of treating these injuries can be high, especially when physical therapy is necessary afterward. A plaintiff could recoup these costs through litigation.

Pain and Suffering

A plaintiff could also seek damages for the physical pain resulting from a fall. Pain is subjective, but a plaintiff could convince a jury that they are entitled to compensation due to the suffering they experienced.

Lost Wages

In many cases, an injury will cause a slip and fall victim to spend time away from work during recovery. If the injuries involve broken bones or paralysis, that time away from work could be permanent. A plaintiff could pursue damages for the paychecks they missed.

Reach out to an Athens Slip and Fall Attorney Today

If you slipped and fell on the property of another person, you have important legal rights. In some cases, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. The property owner is unlikely to pay those claims willingly, however.

An Athens slip and fall lawyer could help you hold a negligent land owner accountable for your losses. Call right away and set up an initial consultation.

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