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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
      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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Understanding Georgia’s Bad Faith Insurance Law

Imagine if your auto insurance company denied a valid claim for repairs to your car after an accident without bothering to give you a reason why. Or what if your homeowners insurance company refused to pay a valid claim after your home was damaged by a tornado—an event that is covered by your policy? Both examples are insurance companies acting in bad faith.When an insurance company fails to fulfill its obligations to you as the policy holder, they acted in bad faith and can be held liable for bad faith breach of contract. Bad faith claims can also be brought against an insurance company if they acted recklessly or illegally and disregarded your rights.

Reasons to Sue for Bad Faith Claim

Each case is unique and no one case will have an identical outcome, but her are some common reasons a lawsuit is brought against an insurance company for bad faith.

  • The insurance company failed to disclose policy limits.
  • The insurance company pressured you or gave you bad advice.
  • The insurance company delayed payment on a valid claim.
  • The insurance company failed to communicate essential information.
  • The insurance company failed to offer a fair and reasonable settlement.
  • The insurance company refused to pay the claim without investigating
  • The insurance company failed to provide an explanation for the denial of claims.
  • Insurance companies failed to respond to time-sensitive demands.
  • The insurance company denied coverage for no valid reason.

I Think My Insurance Company is Acting in Bad Faith. What should I do?

It can be difficult to know for sure whether or not your insurance company acted in bad faith. So when you start to get a gut feeling or suspect they are not living up to your policy terms, then it is time to contact an attorney for help. It is not unusual for an insurance company to refuse to pay a valid claim without providing an explanation or justification. They also employ many tactics that will make you question or doubt yourself. Which is why an attorney can give you expert advice on whether the actions of the insurance company are or are not technically “bad faith.”

What would be my Rights if my Insurance Company Acted in Bad Faith?

If your insurance company refuses to honor its contract by paying a valid claim, you have every right to sue them for damages. A bad faith law exists to balance the right of the insurer by rejecting an invalid claim with the rights of the policyholder to receive fair payment. Bad-faith insurance claims cases often require insurance companies to pay damages that go beyond what the original policy amounts listed. In addition to paying out the terms of the policy, they might have to pay statutory penalties or interest, liability judgments, attorney fees, punitive damages and emotional distress.

Going after a bad faith insurance claim is no picnic. These types of lawsuits are time consuming and complex. It is essential that you seek out an attorney with a bad faith insurance experience so they can tell you what damage to demand at the very beginning of the lawsuit. The insurance claim process is exhausting to begin with, not to mention dealing with an insurance company who refuses to cooperate. Let a qualified lawyer help protect your interests and act as an advocate for you.

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