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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      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

      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

      Kurtis graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law – a top-ten law school – in 2019. 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 Scott Pryor Law in August 2021, and has been helping injured plaintiffs obtain justice ever since.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs

      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already 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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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier

      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood

      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law 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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Collisions between commercial trucks and smaller vehicles are all too common on Georgia’s streets and roads. Trucks are necessary for the movements of goods throughout the state, but despite this, many roads are ill-equipped to handle the size and weight of large trucks, which makes sharing the streets with them a difficult proposition.

Truck drivers in Peachtree Corners and everywhere else in Georgia have an absolute duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner according to the rules of the road. Any failure to do so could make a truck driver liable for any damage that results from an accident. If you were injured as the result of one of these accidents, you may have the right to seek compensation.

A Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer may be able to help you following a collision with a truck or another commercial vehicle. Your personal injury attorney could perform an independent investigation into the incident, use the relevant evidence to demonstrate defendant negligence, and accurately measure your damages to demand fair compensation.

How a Truck Accident May Occur

Many truck accidents are similar to collisions between passenger cars in terms of how they occur in Peachtree Corners. If a truck driver does not follow the rules of the road—for example, by speeding—they are more likely to be involved in an accident. The same concept applies to distracted driving: a trucker who is texting or talking on the CB radio may not be paying appropriate attention to the road.

However, other factors that affect only commercial vehicles make these accidents significantly more dangerous. Most commercial vehicles dwarf passenger cars, making them slower to stop in an emergency. In addition, the dimensions of large commercial vehicles can create blind spots that may not allow a trucker to see other vehicles without manually turning their heads.

Truckers may also flout the law by driving in excess of the legal number of hours in any given day or week. This can create fatigue that reduces reaction times and leaves them unaware of road conditions. A Gwinnett County truck accident attorney could help to investigate the cause of the accident and prove a defendant’s negligence.

Demonstrating Negligence

Most collisions between commercial trucks and smaller cars are accidents in which the trucker likely did not intend to cause a collision and may even express regret afterwards. Even so, the law states that one party must always be at blame for an accident. However, this does not mean that a truck driver is the only possible at-fault party.

The state uses a form of negligence known as modified comparative negligence. Under Official Code of Georgia §51-12-33, juries may apportion blame to each party involved. If the court finds that a plaintiff is to blame for more than half of the incident, the plaintiff would be unable to recover any compensation. On the other hand, if the court ruled that a defendant is 50 percent or more to blame, they could be held liable to pay for that same percentage of the plaintiff’s losses.

Truck crash lawyers in Gwinnett County could help people injured in truck accidents file claims alleging defendant negligence. These claims may allege that a defendant truck driver was at fault for the accident, that their fault caused a plaintiff’s injuries, and that a plaintiff is entitled to full compensation for their losses.

Let a Gwinnett County Truck Accident Attorney Help

Being involved in an accident with a commercial truck can leave you dealing with serious physical injuries, economic losses due to missing time at work, and perhaps emotional trauma. At-fault truckers and their insurance companies may be responsible for providing compensation when they are negligent, but proving negligence can be complicated. Move quickly to ensure that important evidence is preserved.

A Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer could help you demonstrate trucker negligence, pursue fair payments for your losses, and protect your interests during official depositions, settlement talks, and—if necessary—in court. Call today to get started.

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