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      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

      Attorney at Law

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      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

      Legal Support Manager

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Mobile phones and other devices pose serious risks when used by drivers. The threat of distracted driving is substantial, and texting while operating a vehicle is one of the biggest issues today. When a texting driver causes a crash, they could face civil liability for any injuries that result.

If you suffered injuries due to a collision with a distracted driver, a seasoned attorney could help. By establishing that another driver was texting at the time of your accident, your attorney could help secure the compensation you need. A Columbus texting while driving car accident lawyer could guide you throughout the overwhelming claims process.

Columbus Texting While Driving Laws

Texting as while driving, as well as any cellphone use that requires a driver to use their hands, is illegal in Columbus. According to state law, there are only a few circumstances where it is lawful to use a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle.

It is legal to talk on a cellphone as long as it involves the use of a Bluetooth hands-free device. Texting is also allowed, but only through a similar talk-to-text feature. It is also lawful to use a mobile phone as a GPS device while driving. All other use of mobile phones is outlawed.

The conduct barred by the law goes beyond texting. Browsing the internet, responding to e-mails, or recording a video also fall under this statute. A Columbus texting while driving car accident attorney could use a violation of this statute as evidence of negligence when building a case.

Proving Negligence in a Distracted Driver Claim

Evidence of texting while driving could be an essential part of a car accident trial. To recover monetary compensation, a Columbus attorney must show the defendant was negligent in their decision to text and drive, and these actions, as a result, caused a car accident.

When a careless driver takes their eyes off the road to answer a text, they may travel a significant distance before returning their gaze to the roadway. If they strike someone else while distracted by a mobile device, they could be liable for the damage they cause. A plaintiff must prove that the driver was texting and, therefore, responsible for the crash and the damages that resulted.

Many of these accidents result entirely from the actions of a texting driver. In other cases, responsibility for the accident might be divided between a plaintiff and a defendant. For example, if a texting driver collides with a motorist who was speeding, both parties could share in the blame. In these situations, a court may reduce a claimant’s compensatory award. An attorney could review a case and determine how a driver’s negligence could affect a claim.

Call a Columbus Texting While Driving Car Accident Attorney

Putting your life back in order after a serious crash can be difficult. If your injuries are severe, meeting your daily needs, obtaining transportation, and attending to your injuries can take up most of your time.

Fortunately, a Columbus texting while driving car accident lawyer could make things easier by assisting with your injury claim. Call today to learn what one of our dedicated attorneys could do for your claim.

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