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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

      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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      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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Georgia has some of the finest lakes and rivers in all of the Southeast. Locals and out-of-state visitors alike can be found boating, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking on state waters on a year-round basis. Although certainly a pleasurable pastime, operating or being a passenger on a watercraft can lead to significant injury or even death in the event of an accident.

If you sustained injuries in a boating wreck, you could be facing serious physical and emotional trauma. You may benefit from speaking with an Augusta boat accident lawyer in the aftermath of a crash. A qualified personal injury lawyer could investigate the facts of the case to determine your eligibility for compensation. You could potentially recover damages for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and any long-term pain and suffering you may have.

Causes of Boating Accidents

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 633 individuals lost their lives in boating accidents in the United States in 2018 alone. Recreational boating accidents that year also resulted in 2,511 injuries and property damage in the tens of millions of dollars.

Boating collisions are commonly due to a person’s negligence. Any of the following behaviors could potentially cause a boating accident and lead someone to seek help from an Augusta attorney:

Operator Inattention

The operator of a boat should always pay close attention to the task at hand. Unpredictable changes in the weather and water conditions require that a boater always be on the lookout for signs of danger. Statistically, operator inattention is a leading cause of boating accidents.

Excessive Speed

Boating should be done at a speed slow enough to give the operator time to react to dangers on the water. Just like roadways, many bodies of water have posted speed limits. Choosing to ignore designated speed limits could potentially place boaters in danger of injury.

Mechanical Failure

Every boat owner has a responsibility to perform regular maintenance checks to ensure their boats are in safe operating condition. An improperly maintained boat can get into an accident caused by a mechanical failure. Potential plaintiffs could consult a boat accident lawyer in Augusta to determine if the manufacturer of a faulty boat part could be held liable.

Alcohol Use

Consuming alcohol combined with traveling at high speeds or negligent behavior may also lead to injuries. Boating accidents involving alcohol are a leading cause of recreational maritime deaths.

Georgia Boating Laws

Recreational boating activities in Georgia are regulated at the local, state, and federal levels. Failure to abide by boating safety rules might result in serious injury and legal liability. Certain laws and regulations are put in place to prevent accidents, such as:

Sober Driving

A watercraft operator who is caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater may receive a charge for boating under the influence. Boating under the influence could form the basis of a negligence claim. An Augusta lawyer could hold a defendant liable if their alcohol consumption led to a boat accident.

Safety Equipment

Required safety equipment includes life jackets, fire extinguishers, navigational lighting, and emergency communication devices. Failure to have mandated safety equipment on board could endanger lives in the event of an accident.

Contact an Augusta Boat Accident Attorney Immediately

Boating should be an enjoyable activity. However, boating negligence can all too easily result in serious injury and significant property damage. If you were injured in a boating accident because of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, you might be entitled to monetary damages for all losses and expenses relating to the crash. Get in touch with an Augusta boat accident lawyer today and begin exploring your legal options.

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