Free Consultation - Se Habla Español (404) 474-7122
  • Home
  • Firm Profile
  • Team
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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. 

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • Paul Dietrick
      Paul Dietrick

      Attorney at Law

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • Steve Ware
      Steve Ware

      Legal Support Manager

      Read More
    • Meet Everyone
      Meet Everyone

      Click on "Read More" to meet our full team!

      Read More
  • Practice Areas
    When a loved one is killed because of another's negligence, it is important to hold them responsible...
    Read More
    Allow us to fight for you after a serious injury has occurred in order to recover compensation and aid in the recovery process.
    Read More
    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.
    Read More
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one leading...
    Read More
    Motorcycle accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, such as a head or spinal cord injury because the driver...
    Read More
    To hold a negligent property owner or business responsible for the damage they have caused, contact us today.
    Read More
    Bicycle accidents often involve catastrophic or deadly injuries because of the difference in size between a bicycle...
    Read More
    Children are our pride and joy, and we do everything we can to protect them. That’s why it is even more devastating...
    Read More
    A faulty construction machine that destroys your property, undisclosed side effects in over-the-counter medication, a poorly designed toy...
    Read More
    If you have been injured at work, your employer should pay for your medical treatment. While employers and insurance companies...
    Read More
    Slips and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Even otherwise healthy people can suffer from severe harm due to a simple fall.
    Read More
    Any accident on or near the water—whether on a dock, between two boats, or resulting from a collision with swimmers—could result in...
    Read More
  • Results
    Bad Faith Case
    Car Accident
    Fraudulent Conduct
    Trucking Accident
  • Locations
  • Resources
  • Contact Us

In almost any car accident case, the plaintiff and defendant have an opportunity to settle the claim outside of court. Through an extended period of negotiation, both parties may come to an agreement that satisfies their interests and avoids the risk and uncertainty of a jury trial.

Gwinnett County car accident settlements may be an ideal way to recover compensation without the stress and expense of litigation. Still, an experienced car wreck attorney may be crucial to obtaining an adequate settlement amount to account for your damages.

The Car Wreck Settlement Process

The settlement process starts with a plaintiff’s lawyer sending a demand to the defendant insurance company, at which point the insurance company and the plaintiff’s attorney typically begin to negotiate. If they come to a fair number, then the case can be settled right away. In most cases, however, negotiations will be extended over days or weeks. Also, both parties may agree to settle after beginning litigation or even in the midst of a trial.

Determining the Value of a Settlement

The Gwinnett County car accident settlement amount is the result of a negotiation between the injured party’s attorney and the insurance company’s attorney, or the insurance adjuster in the case.

Contributory negligence in Georgia affects the settlement amount. If the injured party was negligent in any way, their settlement will likely be decreased by that percentage amount. Contributory negligence is not legally binding in a settlement, but its role in a hypothetical jury verdict will almost always affect settlement negotiations.

A seasoned attorney could help determine the value of a settlement based on their experience, the extent of the injuries and medical bills, the pain and suffering, lost wages, any sort of punitive damages claims, and any sort of comparative negligence. All these factors are taken into account – even the potential likeability of the injured party and the at-fault party before a potential jury.

Deciding Whether to Settle a Car Crash Claim

The plaintiff alone makes the decision of whether to settle a case. If the insurance company is assigning a fair value to the case before going to suit, it may be smart to settle. However, if the insurance company is not granting fair compensation to the claimant, then their attorney may need to file a lawsuit and go after the insurance company to receive fair compensation.

When considering a Peachtree Corners car wreck settlement, the injured party needs to go through analysis with their attorney of the worst and best-case scenarios to determine if a trial is economically feasible. How much more money could potentially be awarded by a jury? If the potential jury award is minimally larger than the proposed settlement amount, it may not be worth going all the way to trial. Peace of mind is also a factor when determining whether or not to settle a claim. If one settles prior to going to trial, they may experience less personal stress.

An Attorney Could Help with Car Accident Settlements in Gwinnett County

An experienced attorney is a huge benefit to someone looking to settle a car accident suit. A lawyer could help with collecting evidence, calculating the value of the case, and negotiating with insurance companies to bring about a fair Gwinnett car accident settlement on behalf of a plaintiff. If you have been injured in an automobile collision, contact an attorney as soon as possible.

6185 Crooked Creek Rd NW
Ste. H
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Get Directions
FAX: (678) 302-9366