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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      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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    • James MacLelland
      James MacLelland

      COO - James has 25 years of experience building productive teams, scalable processes, and profitable businesses.  Immediately prior to joining The Scott Pryor Law Group, as COO of a national law firm, James built and operated one of the largest legal intake teams in the country. Guiding a team of 70 individuals running 24/7 and 365 days a year they successfully marketed, retained, and onboarded over 200 new clients to the firm daily, achieving a pace and capacity of over 50,000 new clients annually. 

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    • Philip Lorenz
      Philip Lorenz

      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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    • Paul Dietrick
      Paul Dietrick

      Attorney at Law - Paul A. Dietrick has practiced civil trial law for over forty years, in State and Federal Courts, and Georgia Appellate Courts. Paul is a zealous guardian of the rights of those injured by the negligence and carelessness of others. Paul’s clients have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

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    • Jocelyn Galloway
      Jocelyn Galloway

      Attorney at Law - Jocelyn Galloway is an attorney with over a decade of experience and a legal process innovator who has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of plaintiffs against large corporations.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Client Experience 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

      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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      Steve Ware

      Senior Case Manager

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People ride bicycles for many different reasons. Bicycling is a viable transportation option for commuting, getting exercise, and leisure activity. Athens continues to encourage bicycling, such as by establishing bicycle lanes, but there are potential safety concerns. Cyclists are exposed to devastating harm in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle.

If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle while riding your bike, you could benefit from speaking with an Athens bicycle accident lawyer. An experienced injury attorney could review your case and determine if you have a viable claim for damages.

Common Causes of Bike Wrecks in Athens

Accidents involving bicyclists occur for various reasons. Some of the most common causes of bike wrecks include:

  • Driver distraction continues to be a significant safety problem as motorists shift their eyes from the road to mobile devices or onboard vehicle accessories
  • Lane changing collisions are frequent among motorists that are unaware they are crossing through a bicycle lane or fail to see or detect a cyclist
  • Dooring accidents result from a vehicle passenger opening a door in front of an approaching cyclist
  • Right-turn accidents such as when a motorist passes a cyclist and then abruptly makes a turn in front of them
  • Impaired drivers continue to be a factor in accidents that result in injuries and fatalities

A cyclist that is involved in these or other dangerous collisions with vehicles is encouraged to quickly seek medical treatment and then contact a qualified attorney in Athens. A legal professional could gather any physical evidence or reconstruct the event to establish driver negligence.

Recovering Compensation for an Injured Cyclist

Bicycles are classified as vehicles when operating on the road and are generally subject to the same privileges and responsibilities, under O.C.G.A. Section 40-6-290. Cyclists are required to comply with all traffic laws. People that are driving on Georgia roads are assuming a duty to operate their vehicle responsibly. This duty applies to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

When establishing liability, it is necessary for a claimant to prove that a defendant breached their duty and that breach resulted in an injury. Even if a claimant is partially at fault, they are often still eligible to recover damages. A court will proportionately allocate blame among the parties and reduce a claimant’s recovery by their percentage of fault. For example, assume the defendant’s degree of error is 80 percent, with the claimant bearing 20 percent of the responsibility. In this scenario, the claimant could recover up to 80 percent of any award for damages.

Due to the severity of many bike crash cases, it is important to enlist the guidance of an experienced Athens attorney. Legal counsel could help a claimant minimize their percentage of fault in order to maximize their recovery.

A well-practiced lawyer could assess the types of damages that might be recoverable. An injured cyclist may be eligible to recover economic damages for hospital treatment, doctor visits, losses of earnings from missing work, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Various types of non-economic damages are also potentially recoverable, including those for emotional hardship or impaired quality of life.

Reach Out to an Athens Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

Getting the help of an Athens bicycle accident lawyer could improve your chances of a successful recovery. Experienced counsel could carefully review the details of your accident, including police reports and statements from witnesses. An attorney could also negotiate with the insurance company representing a negligent driver to seek a reasonable settlement. Call today and set up your initial case consultation.

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