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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

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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

      Legal Support Manager

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As the body’s primary mode of communication, the spine plays a crucial role in transmitting signals to and from the brain. The spine is responsible for notifying the brain of stimuli to other parts of the body, and it sends the signals from the brain that controls a limb or other body part. When the spine suffers an injury, it can reduce or eliminate communication between the body and the brain.

If you have suffered a Columbus spinal injury, you are entitled to pursue monetary compensation from the responsible party. An experienced catastrophic injury attorney could guide you through the process of filing a claim. To discuss your options, reach out to a Columbus spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Types of Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can come in different degrees of severity. The effects of these injuries are also impacted by the location on the spine where the damage occurs. When determining the amount of damages to pursue, a spinal cord injury lawyer in Columbus must consider both of these factors during their initial case review.

Completeness of the Injury

All spinal cord injuries fall into one of two broad categories: complete injuries and incomplete injuries. These categories relate directly to the severity of the damage to the spine.

Complete spinal cord injuries occur when a spinal cord is totally severed. Due to the injury, no signals are sent or received past the location of the injury. While some treatments can increase motor function and sensation, most complete spinal injuries result in the total loss of feeling below the injury.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries involve partial tears in the spinal cord. When the cord is partially severed, it is possible for a person to retain some bodily functions. Not all incomplete spinal injuries are created equally, as the severity of the damage correlates to the amount of function that is lost.

Does Location Impact the Injury?

The portion of the spine that sustains the injury also directly impacts the consequences of that injury. The location of a spinal injury will have a major effect on the available treatment options. The types of spinal injuries include:

  • Anterior cord syndrome: Damage to the frontal part of the cord
  • Central cord syndrome: Damage to the internal core of the cord
  • Brown-Sequard syndrome: Damage to one side of the cord

For more information about treatment options and collecting damages, contact a seasoned lawyer.

How Does Comparative Fault Affect Spinal Cord Injury Cases?

When a Columbus spinal cord injury attorney is able to convince a jury that the defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff’s spinal injuries, the plaintiff could recover the damages they deserve. However, in some situations, a plaintiff could be partially responsible for their injuries.

According to Georgia law, a plaintiff may only recover monetary compensation for their injuries if they are less than 50 percent at fault for their own injuries. When a plaintiff is less than 50 percent responsible, the court will reduce the amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff proportionally to the percentage the plaintiff was at fault.

Discuss Your Options with a Columbus Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today

A Columbus spinal cord injury can lead to a lifetime of complications and a significantly reduced quality of life. If you have sustained one of these injuries, you deserve to recover monetary compensation from the person responsible for your injuries. By filing an injury lawsuit, you could recover monetary damages intended to cover your medical bills, physical pain, and more. To talk about your legal options, contact a Columbus spinal cord injury lawyer.

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