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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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    • Walter Yarbrough
      Walter Yarbrough
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      Attorney at Law - Walter has practiced in metro-Atlanta since law school and focuses his career on litigating cases for people who are injured as a result of automobile collisions, tractor-trailer crashes, premises liability, and wrongful death. Walter has recovered millions of dollars in settlements.

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    • Philip Lorenz
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      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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    • 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.

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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.

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    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
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    Slips and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Even otherwise healthy people can suffer from severe harm due to a simple fall.
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Any accident on or near the water—whether on a dock, between two boats, or resulting from a collision with swimmers—could result in life-altering injuries. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence on the water, you may have the right to compensation. All boaters assume a duty to keep others safe, and any breach of that duty can be the basis for a personal injury claim.

A Gwinnett County boat accident lawyer could help you pursue negligent boaters and their insurance companies for compensation following an injury. A skilled personal injury attorney in Peachtree Corners could help gather evidence concerning the incident and demand full payments for all your losses.

How a Defendant Boater Could Be At Fault

From a legal standpoint, boat accidents are similar to car accidents. Just like drivers on the road, all boaters assume certain legal responsibilities when they operate their vessels.

More specifically, the law requires that boaters operate in a manner that does not place any other person at an unnecessary risk of harm. If a boater fails in this duty and someone is injured as a result, that boater carries the responsibility to provide compensation.

Some of the most common examples of negligent behavior on the water include:

  • Exceeding posted speed limits
  • Ignoring navigational buoys
  • Boating in swimming areas
  • Boating while intoxicated

A Peachtree Corners boat accident attorney could help a plaintiff examine the evidence in their case as it relates to a negligence claim.

Limits to Compensation

Many boat accident cases in Gwinnett County are straightforward. Most cases involve a police report that includes an unbiased statement of facts and may assign blame to a particular defendant. Still, defendants sometimes argue that a plaintiff was partially responsible for the accident that caused their injuries, a legal consideration known as comparative negligence.

Like the rest of Georgia, Gwinnett County employs the concept of modified comparative negligence in boat accident cases. According to the Official Code of Georgia §51-12-33, a court ruling on a negligence case may assign blame to each party involved in the incident.

For example, a jury may find that a defendant is 75 percent to blame for a particular accident while the plaintiff holds 25 percent of the responsibility. If so, the jury would award the plaintiff a maximum of 75 percent of their earned damages as compensation. If the jury finds that the plaintiff is 50 percent or more to blame, however, the plaintiff would not be able to recover any compensation.

A boat accident lawyer in Gwinnett County could work to defend an accident victim from accusations of comparative negligence. In doing so, they could help ensure that an injured person receives as much compensation as possible.

What a Gwinnett County Boat Accident Attorney Could Do to Help

Suffering an injury after a boating accident can be frustrating and demoralizing. At the same time, medical bills, lost wages, and long-term care may be harming your bank account.

A Peachtree Corners attorney could help you to pursue a boat accident claim for its full value. A skilled legal representative’s work on your claim may include gathering evidence of the accident, using that accident to demonstrate defendant negligence, and evaluating your losses to demand full payment. Contact a Gwinnett County boat accident lawyer today.

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