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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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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If you or a loved one were injured in a car wreck, you might have a valid claim to recover compensation. However, if your settlement offer is not sufficient, you may wish to take your case to court. An accomplished lawyer with experience in Gwinnett County car accident trials could stand by your side and guide you through the legal process. Call today and set up a consultation with a skilled car wreck attorney.

Discovery Period for Car Wreck Cases

After filing a lawsuit, the next phase of the case is the discovery period which consists of:

When the discovery process is completed, the parties work together to complete a pre-trial order form for the judge which lists the issues of the case as seen by each party, the relevant law, the medical bills, what plaintiffs are seeking for recovery, what the defendants are seeking, and other relevant materials that the judge wants to know about the case. The judge will either sign off on it or have a hearing and then sign off. If the case continues, it will proceed to trial.

Litigation Process in Gwinnett County

If the insurance company refuses to pay the full value on a claim, an individual may choose to file suit against the negligent party. If there are multiple defendants, the litigation process moves along the same as if it were only one defendant at a trial.

Opening Statements

The injured victim’s attorney gives the opening statement first because they have to put the case in front of the jury. The defense attorney will present their opening statement following that of the plaintiff.

Presenting Their Case

The plaintiff in a lawsuit will present their case before the court first. The insurance defense attorney has the ability, while the plaintiff’s attorneys present their case, to cross-examine the plaintiff’s witnesses. When the plaintiff rests their case, the defense attorney will proceed with their defense of the case.

Closing Arguments

The plaintiff’s attorney will present their closing statement first, followed by the defense attorney. The plaintiff attorney then gets to make additional final closing remarks after the defense closing statement.

During the closing statements, the plaintiff attorney will ask the jury for a certain amount of money for the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. The jury goes to deliberate and then brings back a verdict for the defendant or the plaintiff. If the verdict is in favor of the plaintiff, it will also contain the amount of money they believe would be fair and appropriate for the defendant or defendants, to pay the plaintiff for their damages, or they may divide liability, therefore dividing the amount between the defendants as it pertains to their amount of liability.

Common Issues at Trial

The difficulties for a plaintiff in any personal injury case would include adverse witnesses that hurt their case, unfavorable medical providers, and defense experts trying to discredit the plaintiff’s claims. Sometimes the defense tries to claim the plaintiff either was injured before the wreck or that the crash did not hurt the plaintiff. In car accident cases, the defense is known to hire biomechanical experts who will try to say that the plaintiff was not injured due to the impact.

Another difficulty is the mindset of jurors. It is crucial to address any adverse mindsets that will prejudice a jury. Therefore, it is wise for injured individuals to obtain a lawyer who has experience with Gwinnett County car accident trials.

How Long Does Trial Take?

The length of a lawsuit depends on several factors. Sometimes, upon filing suit, the insurance companies will realize that it does not make sense to fight the claims. Other times, the insurance company may go through the litigation process, but pay the money before the trial begins. If the insurance company tries to fight the case, then it could take anywhere from six months to two years.

In the Peachtree Corners area, the trial date is dependent upon how many cases the court has and how aggressive the plaintiff attorney is. The quicker the attorney files the lawsuit, the quicker they will receive a trial date.

Contact a Gwinnett County Lawyer About Car Accident Trials

While the process of a trial is fairly straightforward, it can be incredibly time-consuming. Fortunately, you do not have to face it alone. A qualified attorney can walk you through the process of Gwinnett County car accident trials. Call today and schedule a consultation.

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