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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

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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
      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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    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
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    Slips and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Even otherwise healthy people can suffer from severe harm due to a simple fall.
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The moments after a car wreck could be crucial to the outcome of a civil claim. As a result, there are many mistakes to avoid after a Gwinnett County car accident in order to protect the success of your claim. An experienced attorney could help you navigate these potential pitfalls and guide you throughout the claims process.

Admitting Fault at the Scene

If an individual admits fault at the scene of an accident, their words could be used against them by the insurance company and by law enforcement. Therefore, it is extremely important to not admit to any charges before speaking with an attorney.

Additionally, law enforcement may construe an apology as an admission of guilt. Because the state follows a system of comparative negligence, the opposing party’s attorney could make an argument that the plaintiff apologized because they were partially at fault for the accident. If someone tries to apologize, they should not admit or deny guilt, but simply check on the other person’s injuries. In general, any form of admitting fault could affect the value of the case and the question of liability.

Refusing Medical Treatment

Some people refuse immediate medical care because they do not appear to be injured or they may not immediately feel pain. This occurs because someone’s adrenaline may keep them from feeling the pain of their injuries. Refusing medical treatment is a major mistake to avoid following a car accident in Gwinnett County because some injuries may worsen if they do not receive treatment immediately.

Also, if a plaintiff refuses medical attention, it may appear as if they did not suffer any injuries at the scene, which could impact their ability to recover compensation and file a claim. In other words, to claim damages a plaintiff must demonstrate their losses, and they can do this by showing proof of the medical treatment they have received.

One of the main reasons why someone might refuse medical care is out of fear accruing significant medical costs. However, an attorney could work to ensure that the insurance company pays for at least some of their medical treatment if the car wreck is not their fault.

Failing to Follow Up with a Doctor

Another major error someone can make after a Gwinnett County car wreck is failing to follow their treatment plan properly. If an injured plaintiff does not follow their doctor’s orders, they may heal improperly or not at all. Additionally, insurance companies may use gaps in treatment as evidence against or to considerably devalue an injured claimant’s case.

Other Common Mistakes

Some other common mistakes that injured claimants should avoid making after a car accident in Gwinnett County include failing to call the police and contacting their auto insurance company to notify them that they were in a wreck.

Additionally, some drivers lack uninsured motorist policies or fail to add this extra coverage in a timely manner. This could become a problem if the motorist they were in an accident and lacked coverage and then they must depend on their own insurance company to pay their medical bills.

How an Attorney Could Help a Claimant Avoid Making Mistakes After a Gwinnet County Car Accident

If an injured party does not contact a skilled attorney after a wreck, they may be at a significant disadvantage when pursuing compensation and handling insurance companies. Additionally, there are many mistakes to avoid after a Gwinnett County car accident that legal counsel could help a claimant navigate.

As a result, if you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle crash, consult with an attorney. To learn more about how a legal representative could help you, call today.

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