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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

      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

      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 - 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

      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

      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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      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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In Georgia and Gwinnett County, the law requires that cellphones be hands-free when driving. Drivers are not allowed to touch their cell phone, text and drive, search the internet, or look at any of their apps while driving. Novice drivers and teenagers are particularly likely to use a phone while driving.

If a driver is distracted by a handheld cell phone and causes an accident, they may be found negligent, meaning they could be liable for any damages they cause. A Gwinnett County texting while driving accident lawyer could help pursue proper compensation and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Reach out to an experienced car crash attorney today.

Impact of Cellphone Use on a Car Wreck Claim

In many cases, a judge or jury will consider cellphone use to be clear evidence of negligence on the part of a defendant. Assuming that the plaintiff’s attorney can adequately prove the defendant’s cellphone use at the time of the accident, the plaintiff stands a good chance at recovering compensation.

In certain cases, the use of a non-hands-free cellphone by the defendant at the time of the accident could seriously affect the case results, in that an argument can be made for punitive damages. This is because it is against the law to be on one’s cellphone and driving. If a driver is on their cellphone and injures someone, it may suggest wanton recklessness, allowing for the possible levying of punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional damages assessed against a plaintiff as a punishment for, especially egregious negligence.

Contributory Negligence

If the plaintiff was on their cellphone at the time of the accident, then the defending insurance company could make an argument for contributory negligence. If they are texting or holding their cellphone and driving and talking, insurance companies will use that to assign comparative negligence and try to reduce the amount of money that they pay the plaintiff or the injured party. An experienced texting while driving accident lawyer in Gwinnett County could fight back against allegations of comparative negligence.

Evidence in a Gwinnett County Texting While Driving Case

The most common type of evidence that will be obtained in a car accident claim involving cellphones will be the cellphone records of the at-fault driver. An experienced attorney could analyze a defendant’s cellphone records to see if they were texting or talking on their handheld cellphones at the specific time of an accident.

In order for law enforcement and insurance companies to seize phone records of drivers involved in a car accident in Gwinnett County, a plaintiff’s attorney must either obtain the driver’s consent, or they can file suit and send a third-party request to the cellphone carrier directly.

Other types of evidence in a texting while driving claim might include eyewitness testimony, dashcam video footage, and medical documents from an injured driver or passenger.

Contact a Gwinnett County Texting While Driving Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident in which another driver was on their cellphone, you may be eligible to recover compensation. An experienced Gwinnett County texting while driving accident lawyer could help find and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, and build a case. Reach out to an attorney today for a consultation.

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