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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor
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      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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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons
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      Attorney at Law - 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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    • Boris Milter
      Boris Milter
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      Attorney at Law - Boris Y. Milter graduated from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in 2011. He was selected to Rising Stars for 2021. He is recognized by his peers for his outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. His knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of his clients allow him to stand out among other attorneys in the field.

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    • Kate Franke
      Kate Franke
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      Attorney at Law - Kate Franke concentrates on helping people get the compensation they deserve. She helps victims who are injured by unsafe conditions or auto accidents to get money for medical bills or lost work time. She seeks fair compensation for pain, suffering, and anxiety created by accidents. She will also hold insurance companies accountable when they try to avoid making the fair payments they owe for damaged property or personal harm. Kate’s passion is advocating for people who are injured through no fault of their own.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings
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      Intake 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
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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. In her spare time, she loves DIY projects, reading, and exploring Atlanta with her husband and three kids.

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    • Lisa Serio
      Lisa Serio
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      Legal Support Manager - Lisa focuses on optimizing the day-to-day business of the firm. With over 8 years of experience in managing Legal Offices, she has a unique set of invaluable skills and experiences to offer The Scott Pryor Law Group. Lisa earned her B.A. in Human Resources and earned certifications as a Professional Human Resources (PHR); Corporate Training/Coaching (CTC); Executive Management Certification (EMC); Project Management Lean Process (PMLP) and Paralegal Certification. Lisa spends her free time enjoying the outdoors/gardening, volunteering with Must Ministries and spending time with her family/friends and furbaby Checkers.

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    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler
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      Paralegal - Lindsay has been with The Scott Pryor Law Group since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at The Scott Pryor Law Group and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      Medical Records Manager - Amanda is a great addition to the The Scott Pryor Law Group 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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    • Pretty Dimmel
      Pretty Dimmel
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      Paralegal - Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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    • Alexa Carbajal
      Alexa Carbajal
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      Client Relations & Marketing Assistant - Alexa 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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    • Kirsten Steward
      Kirsten Steward
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      Legal Assistant - Kirsten plays a key role in setting up claims with the auto insurance companies. She also researches and completes preliminary investigations and accumulates evidence regarding the claim.

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    • Janessa Chamlee
      Janessa Chamlee
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      Legal Assistant - Janessa has been in the legal field for twenty-two years and after working for a criminal defense attorney for most of her career, decided to shift gears and join the world of personal injury.  After jumping in a few years ago, she quickly learned the ins and outs of each phase of a personal injury case and promises to assist in the navigation of every case that passes through The Scott Pryor Law Group.

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    • Maizy Harris
      Maizy Harris
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      Receptionist - Maizy has many years of administrative and customer service experience that she brings to The Scott Pryor Law Group. People are her passion, and her goal is to make our clients feel welcome and comfortable. She will meet you with kindness, compassion and honesty as our team works together to meet your needs. In spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two little girls.

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    • Tamra Misseijer
      Tamra Misseijer
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      Digital Liaison - Tamra served as an educator and administrative assistant for 20+ years. Professionally multifaceted, bilingual, and media savvy, her experience translates well into her role as Digital Liaison for the firm. Tamra’s main responsibilities for The Scott Pryor Law Group include creating content for the firm’s connection to the outside world via various social media platforms, promoting the firm through these platforms, and Spanish translation.

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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Columbus, GA Providing Clients with Great Results

Choosing to walk to school, work, or run errands may seem like the safest possible option. However, it is not uncommon for negligent drivers to injure pedestrians at crosswalks or even if the pedestrian never leaves a sidewalk.

The simple fact remains that walkers may be just as vulnerable to accidents as drivers. Worse, pedestrians have no protection from the forces that may inflict severe physical injuries, financial problems, or emotional trauma.

Any person who suffers an injury because of the negligence of others has the right to demand compensation. A Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer may be able to help you to set things right. A personal injury attorney could provide essential information about the rights of pedestrians, explain how a defendant’s actions violated those rights, and work to demand fair compensation for your losses. For a free consultation, call our Columbus personal injury law firm at (404) 474-7122 and get the dedicated and compassionate representation you deserve.

How Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

There are a number of ways that pedestrian accidents can happen, but some are more common than others. In order to help keep yourself safe when walking, it’s important to be aware of the most common causes of these accidents.

The most common cause of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. When drivers are not paying attention to the road, they may not see pedestrians in their path. This can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Another common cause of pedestrian accidents is drunk driving. Drivers who have been drinking are more likely to make mistakes and may not see pedestrians until it’s too late. If you’re out walking, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and be cautious of drivers who may be under the influence.

Speeding is also a major factor in pedestrian accidents. When drivers are going too fast, they may not have time to stop if someone walks out in front of them. This can lead to catastrophic injuries or death.

Pedestrian accidents can also happen when drivers fail to yield the right of way. In some cases, drivers may not see pedestrians and will continue driving even though the pedestrian has the right of way. This can be a very dangerous situation and can easily lead to an accident.

If you’re a pedestrian, it’s important to be aware of these common causes of accidents. By being cautious and paying attention to your surroundings, you can help avoid becoming injured in an accident. However, even taking all of these precautions can still leave you reeling. Our law firm can help you with your case and make the most out of your situation.

The Obligations of Drivers to Protect Pedestrians

Every driver assumes a duty to protect all other people whenever they get behind the wheel. Naturally, this duty extends to pedestrians who may be walking in a parking lot, crossing the street using a crosswalk, or even getting out of their cars from a parked position.

Specifically, O.C.G.A. §40-6-91 states that drivers must yield the right of way to any pedestrian who is within the road using a crosswalk. However, this statute also places a burden on pedestrians to not suddenly leave the curb in such a way as to make it impractical for a driver to yield.

Indeed, most cases involving pedestrian accidents are a balancing act between evaluating the actions of drivers and those of pedestrians. O.C.G.A. §40-6-90 requires all passengers to follow traffic control signals in the same way as motorists. As a result, courts in Columbus pedestrian accident cases will evaluate the actions of all involved parties to determine who was at fault for a collision. This is especially important since state law says that a plaintiff who is more than 50 percent to blame for an accident cannot collect compensation. A Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer could help to explain the pedestrian safety laws and to prove that a defendant’s negligence was the cause of the accident.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Pedestrian Accident Case?

Similar to car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents, proving that a defendant was negligent is only one part of a successful pedestrian accident claim. A complete case will obtain all the compensation necessary to set things right. The important first step in this process is making an accurate measurement of one’s losses.

Every pedestrian accident claim must center around a physical injury. These typically include broken bones, severe cuts, separated joints, and traumatic brain injuries. However, a plaintiff who stops with these losses may be selling their case short.

Many incidents result in severe financial losses due to lost time at work or a permanent loss of occupation. Others have a profound emotional impact in the form of post-traumatic stress, loss of quality of life, or pain associated with the physical injury. A Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer could help to accurately measure one’s losses to demand compensation that fits the level of losses in the claim.

Through a free case review, attorney Scott Pryor can help you understand what types of damages may be available in your case and can begin building a plan to give you the results you deserve.

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