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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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Catastrophic injuries are often permanent, severe, and disabling. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, you might benefit from the advice and counsel of an Augusta catastrophic injury lawyer.

Pursuing a case for traumatic injuries could involve complicated processes and legal procedures. Getting assistance from an injury attorney could help you form an action plan moving forward and allow you to focus on your physical recovery.

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

Severe injuries could deeply impact the health of the injured plaintiff, as well as damages sought in court.

Catastrophic Injuries Defined

A catastrophic injury is one that causes permanent damage and impairment. The long-term disabilities often cause those injured to be unable to return to work, pursue other means of employment, or resume their normal day-to-day activities. Common examples of these injuries include:

  • Severe trauma to the spine, head, or brain
  • Amputations
  • Neurological disorders
  • Injuries to the central nervous system
  • Loss of senses such as sight or hearing

Tort Law

While intentional acts such as a battery or attempted murder are known to cause catastrophic injuries, the leading causes involve accidents. When an accident occurs, and civil remedies are sought, the courts apply the law of torts.

Tort law holds defendants liable for causing an injury as a result of committing a wrongful act. When someone commits a tort unintentionally, that person is negligent. To prove negligence in a catastrophic injury lawsuit, an Augusta attorney must demonstrate four elements to the court.

First, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care. Second, the defendant must have breached their duty of care. Third, this breach of duty caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Fourth, the plaintiff must have suffered actual harm that may be compensated for in damages.

Seeking Relief for a Traumatic Injury in Augusta

Plaintiffs are required to file their injury case within two years from the date of suffering their injury under Georgia Code §9-3-33. A catastrophic injury lawyer in Augusta must present evidence supporting the amount of damages being sought at trial. Plaintiffs suffering from catastrophic injuries may seek four types of damages:

  • Property damages
  • Economic damages
  • Non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages

If any of the plaintiff’s property was damaged in the course of the accident or incident that caused their injury, they might seek restitution for the value of that property. Plaintiffs may also seek damages for economic losses such as medical expenses and lost wages.

A jury determines non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, based on the impact the accident had on the victim’s life. The severity of an injury impacts the amount of damages a victim may be awarded.

Reach Out to an Augusta Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

Following a catastrophic injury, a victim may require extensive medical care and follow-ups. Without compensation for their injuries, victims and their families might be facing serious financial issues.

An Augusta catastrophic injury lawyer could investigate the facts, the relevant law, and help you fight your case for legal relief. To find out your options for legal recovery, call today.

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