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      Scott Pryor
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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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Truck drivers are expected to operate their vehicles for long periods of time, often with little rest. However, failure to take the necessary breaks can cause a trucker to become exhausted or even fall asleep at the wheel. Fatigued truck drivers pose a significant risk to themselves and other motorists.

A Gwinnett County truck driver fatigue accident lawyer might be able to help if you or a loved one were involved in a collision with an overly tired trucker. Time is of the essence, as evidence can quickly be lost in these cases. A well-practiced attorney could review the facts of the case, collect and preserve evidence, and fight for your right to compensation.

What Are the Dangers of Driving While Overtired in Gwinnett County?

When a trucker is driving while fatigued, their reaction times are not as quick as they should be. Exhausted truck drivers pose the same risk as truckers who are inattentive, under the influence, or otherwise negligent.

When their reaction times are slowed, they could easily:

  • Make an improper left turn
  • Back into another motorist
  • Rear-end another vehicle
  • Strike someone during improper lane changes
  • Run through red lights.

Federal and state regulations have guidelines dictating how long truck drivers are allowed to drive each day. Those guidelines are in place to give them enough downtime to eat, sleep, and have proper recuperation.

Truck drivers who operate beyond their allowable hours are at risk of becoming fatigued and causing an accident. A skilled attorney could gather the evidence needed to prove a truck driver was exhausted due to driving over the permitted hours in Gwinnett County.

Liability in Exhausted Truck Driver Wrecks

In terms of liability, when there is a truck accident, the liability usually goes against the trucking company. A lawyer could argue that a Peachtree Corners trucking company is pushing their drivers to drive too many hours, resulting in fatigue.

The truck driver must stand up to their employer if they are pushing them to drive more hours than the law allows. If they personally own their truck, it is their responsibility to follow the safety regulations and guidelines. Each driver is held responsible under the law. Truck drivers can be ticketed for driving beyond the legal hours.

Trucking companies typically have a strong influence over their drivers. Truckers might feel their jobs are threatened if they are not doing what the trucking company wants. Although they can certainly be held personally responsible, the reality of the situation is that the trucking companies are typically pushing the drivers to drive beyond these hours. However, a truck driver will probably not be absolved of all liability in the event of an accident.

Seek a Gwinnett County Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Attorney for Help

A fatigued truck driver could be as dangerous on the road as an inattentive or intoxicated motorist. Exhausted truckers have slower reaction times that could result in them accidentally colliding with another driver, pedestrian, or biker.

If you or a loved one were harmed in a collision caused by an overtired trucker, a Gwinnett County truck driver fatigue accident lawyer may be able to help. An attorney could gather the evidence needed to prove the truck driver or their company are liable for your damages. To learn more, call our office today and schedule a consultation.

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