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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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In Georgia and Gwinnett County, the law requires that cellphones be hands-free when driving. Drivers are not allowed to touch their cell phone, text and drive, search the internet, or look at any of their apps while driving. Novice drivers and teenagers are particularly likely to use a phone while driving.

If a driver is distracted by a handheld cell phone and causes an accident, they may be found negligent, meaning they could be liable for any damages they cause. A Gwinnett County texting while driving accident lawyer could help pursue proper compensation and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Reach out to an experienced car crash attorney today.

Impact of Cellphone Use on a Car Wreck Claim

In many cases, a judge or jury will consider cellphone use to be clear evidence of negligence on the part of a defendant. Assuming that the plaintiff’s attorney can adequately prove the defendant’s cellphone use at the time of the accident, the plaintiff stands a good chance at recovering compensation.

In certain cases, the use of a non-hands-free cellphone by the defendant at the time of the accident could seriously affect the case results, in that an argument can be made for punitive damages. This is because it is against the law to be on one’s cellphone and driving. If a driver is on their cellphone and injures someone, it may suggest wanton recklessness, allowing for the possible levying of punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional damages assessed against a plaintiff as a punishment for, especially egregious negligence.

Contributory Negligence

If the plaintiff was on their cellphone at the time of the accident, then the defending insurance company could make an argument for contributory negligence. If they are texting or holding their cellphone and driving and talking, insurance companies will use that to assign comparative negligence and try to reduce the amount of money that they pay the plaintiff or the injured party. An experienced texting while driving accident lawyer in Gwinnett County could fight back against allegations of comparative negligence.

Evidence in a Gwinnett County Texting While Driving Case

The most common type of evidence that will be obtained in a car accident claim involving cellphones will be the cellphone records of the at-fault driver. An experienced attorney could analyze a defendant’s cellphone records to see if they were texting or talking on their handheld cellphones at the specific time of an accident.

In order for law enforcement and insurance companies to seize phone records of drivers involved in a car accident in Gwinnett County, a plaintiff’s attorney must either obtain the driver’s consent, or they can file suit and send a third-party request to the cellphone carrier directly.

Other types of evidence in a texting while driving claim might include eyewitness testimony, dashcam video footage, and medical documents from an injured driver or passenger.

Contact a Gwinnett County Texting While Driving Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident in which another driver was on their cellphone, you may be eligible to recover compensation. An experienced Gwinnett County texting while driving accident lawyer could help find and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, and build a case. Reach out to an attorney today for a consultation.

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