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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 earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law – a top-ten law school. 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 The Scott Pryor Law Group and has been helping injured plaintiffs obtain justice ever since.

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    • Kate Franke
      Kate Franke
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      Kate Franke concentrates on helping people get the compensation they deserve. She helps victims who are injured by unsafe conditions or auto accidents to get money for medical bills or lost work time. She seeks fair compensation for pain, suffering, and anxiety created by accidents. She will also hold insurance companies accountable when they try to avoid making the fair payments they owe for damaged property or personal harm. Kate’s passion is advocating for people who are injured through no fault of their own.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings
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      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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      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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    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler
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      Lindsay has been with The Scott Pryor Law Group since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at The Scott Pryor Law Group and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      Amanda is a great addition to the The Scott Pryor Law Group 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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    • Pretty Dimmel
      Pretty Dimmel
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      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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    • Alexa Carbajal
      Alexa Carbajal
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      Alexa 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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    • 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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    • Tamra Misseijer
      Tamra Misseijer
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      Tamra served as an educator and administrative assistant for 20+ years. Professionally multifaceted, bilingual, and media savvy, her experience translates well into her role as Digital Liaison for the firm. Tamra’s main responsibilities for The Scott Pryor Law Group include creating content for the firm’s connection to the outside world via various social media platforms, promoting the firm through these platforms, and Spanish translation.

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    • Kirsten Steward
      Kirsten Steward
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      Kirsten plays a key role in setting up claims with the auto insurance companies. She also researches and completes preliminary investigations and accumulates evidence regarding the claim.

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    • Bailey Misseijer
      Bailey Misseijer
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      After working as an Administrative Assistant for an accounting firm in Los Angeles, Bailey moved to the South and began to work for The Scott Pryor Law Group as a Legal Assistant. She performs a variety of tasks for the firm which include data entry, contacting insurance companies, and communicating with the firm’s clients. Bailey’s organizational skills enable her to efficiently perform each task to help ensure a positive experience for every client.

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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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