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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor
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      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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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons
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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Kurtis Badger
      Kurtis Badger
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      Kurtis graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law – a top-ten law school – in 2019. Following graduation, Kurtis began practice in corporate litigation and defense at a top-20 law firm worldwide. Kurtis gained experience in sophisticated, complex, multimillion-dollar litigation, and successfully defended international corporations against many single-plaintiff claims. With a desire to be “on the right side of the table,” Kurtis joined Scott Pryor Law in August 2021, and has been helping injured plaintiffs obtain justice ever since.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
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      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already 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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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad
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      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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    • Rhonda Anzaldua
      Rhonda Anzaldua
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      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. In her spare time, she loves DIY projects, reading, and exploring Atlanta with her husband and three kids.

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    • Jillian Grotsky
      Jillian Grotsky
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      Jillian is an experienced Legal Concierge Administrative Assistant. She is very driven in her job and life. She takes pride in providing our clients with care, compassion, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction with smiles. She truly is a jack of all trades for our law firm, willing to go above and beyond for whatever the needs may be. When she is not keeping busy with work Jillian enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, motorcycles, climbing mountain trails & enjoys the beauty of waterfalls.

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    • Alexa Carbajal
      Alexa Carbajal
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      Alexa is one of our newest additions to the team at Scott Pryor Law as a full-time receptionist and administrative assistant. She is bilingual and has outstanding communication skills that allow her to go above and beyond when interacting with our clients. Alexa loves meeting and interacting with new people, therefore providing excellent client service comes naturally to her. Alexa's past work experiences have helped enhance her personal skills and enable her to work well with different generations and people from all walks of life.

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    • Ashley Wilson
      Ashley Wilson
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      Ashley has worked in customer service for five years and has a distinct passion for helping others. Despite working full time as a legal assistant while also being a full-time student at the University of West Georgia, Ashley has never once sacrificed the high personal standards she sets herself in either area.

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    • Benish Bhamani
      Benish Bhamani
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      Benish is the most recent addition to our law firm. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors in Business Administration and concentration in Human Resources Management. Benish has an extensive corporate background in which she has acquired strategic organization, analytical, and communication skills; which allow her to go above and beyond for all entities of people. Since 2009, Benish has also been a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is bilingual.

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    • Kathleen Badger
      Kathleen Badger
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      Kathleen is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 14 years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence. Having held positions in the legal, financial, and marketing fields, Kathleen is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients. She has a magnetic personality and loves to laugh. This friendliness allows her to beneficially interact with prospective and existing clientele, which increases client satisfaction across the board.

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Paralysis is the loss of feeling or motor control in an organ or body part. There are a variety of potential causes of paralysis, including genetic conditions and other medical issues. However, a frequent cause of paralysis is a traumatic injury to the head, neck, or back.

When a person sustains a paralysis injury through no fault of their own, they may have a claim for damages against the negligent party. A Columbus paralysis injury lawyer could help review their case and advise them on the strength of their claims. If you believe you have a viable claim following a paralysis injury, contact a seasoned catastrophic injury attorney right away.

What are the Different Types of Paralysis Injuries?

Given the countless ways that a body can sustain injuries, it is impossible to categorize every potential paralysis injury perfectly. However, these injuries each fall into one of four general categories: monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.

Monoplegia

The loss of feeling or use of a single body part is known as monoplegia. In most cases, these injuries impact either an arm or a leg. A significant number of monoplegia cases result from medical issues like cerebral palsy. However, injuries involving nerve damage, nerve impingement, brain damage, or motor neuron damage can cause monoplegia.

Hemiplegia

Hemiplegia is paralysis on one side of the body. Typically, this condition results in numbness and loss of use in the arm and leg on the same side. Hemiplegia often stems from neurological issues and can start with the sensation of pins and needles. Hemiplegia can occur in an accident that includes nerve damage or impingement. In many cases, hemiplegia is temporary with the appropriate medical treatment.

Paraplegia

Any form of paralysis from the waist down is known as paraplegia. Paraplegia impacts the legs, hips, and the function of organs below the waist. While most paraplegia injuries result in the inability to walk, some injury victims retain partial use of their legs. In some cases, the severity of the injury can vary from one day to the next.

While there are medical conditions that can lead to paraplegia, neck injuries are the most common cause of this type of paralysis.

Quadriplegia

Also known as tetraplegia, quadriplegia is a form of paralysis that affects the injury victim from the neck down. Typically, it results in the loss of the use of both the arms and legs. As is the case with paraplegia, neck injuries are the primary cause of this form of paralysis. Quadriplegia is typically permanent, although there have been some cases reversing the damage through surgery.

Is Negotiating a Paralysis Claim with the Insurance Company Simple?

When an injury results in paralysis, the person responsible for that injury could face liability. If the responsible party was covered by an insurance policy at the time of the underlying accident, the insurance carrier could be responsible for covering the damages.

Insurers will work diligently to settle cases early for inadequate settlement amounts. This approach is especially common in paralysis injury cases. While the opposing insurance company may make a settlement offer that covers an injury victim’s emergency room costs, it could fall far short of what is needed for the victim’s future care.

A paralysis injury lawyer in Columbus could negotiate with the insurance company on behalf of the injured victim. An experienced attorney could push back on low-ball offers and demand monetary compensation that will provide for their client’s needs for the rest of their life.

Call a Columbus Paralysis Injury Attorney

The cost of recovering from a paralysis injury in Columbus can be high. If you are worried about making ends meet during your recovery, an injury lawsuit could be the answer. To learn more about your chances of recovery, contact a Columbus paralysis injury lawyer to schedule an initial consultation.

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