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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
      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 - 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
      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
      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

      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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Bikers in Peachtree Corners and throughout Gwinnett County need to adhere to all motorcycle helmet laws in order to protect themselves physically and legally. In the event of a collision with another motorist, failing to wear proper safety gear could diminish a biker’s recovery, as well as put them at an increased risk of catastrophic harm. Injured bikers should speak with a well-practiced attorney right away to see how these laws can protect them.

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents in Gwinnett County Unique?

Motorcycle accidents in Gwinnett County are unique for several reasons. Many drivers do not look for motorcyclists, and while motorcycles are more agile than cars, there is no protection if a motorcyclist is hit by another vehicle. Motorcyclists are more likely to be seriously injured or die from impacts with the road, cars, trucks, or semi-trucks. Due to this, Georgia law has strict regulations regarding safety gear for motorcyclists.

Are There Helmet Laws in Peachtree Corners?

Wearing appropriate safety gear can help motorcyclists mitigate the increased risks of injury they face on the road. In Georgia, motorcyclists must wear a helmet by law. By wearing proper safety gear and modifying one’s motorcycle to make it louder or brighter, as well as taking defensive training or advanced training for motorcyclists, can help bikers and other drivers on the road be more aware of their surroundings.

Wearing a helmet can also help motorcyclists avoid severe injuries or even death in the event of an accident. Helmets can prevent serious head injuries if a rider is involved in a collision, and they are greatly beneficial for both motorcycle riders and passengers. Both are required to wear helmets under Gwinnett County law.

Benefits of Safety Gear

Helmets can not only help motorcyclists avoid serious injuries, but they can also help an injured biker legally. Complying with Gwinnett County motorcycle helmet laws could negate a potential contributory negligence argument.

Contributory Negligence

Contributory negligence in Georgia means that anytime there is an accident, fault is assigned to one party. However, if the other party also contributed to the accident, a jury can assign a portion or percentage of negligence to that them, and any verdict or award can be reduced by that amount of negligence.

If a driver and a motorcyclist are involved in an accident, and the jury finds that they were equally at fault for it, the award would be zero because their equal percentages of fault (50 percent), as assigned by the jury, would cancel each other out.

If a rider who was involved in an accident was not wearing a helmet, a case could be made for contributory negligence because they were breaking the law. The argument can be made that a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet contributed to their own damages because they did not take the necessary steps to protect themselves.

A Lawyer Could Explain Gwinnett County Motorcycle Helmet Laws

If a biker fails to follow Gwinnett County motorcycle helmet laws, they are not only putting themselves at risk of severe trauma, but they are also threatening their chances of receiving compensation for their damages. It is vital for motorcyclists to follow Georgia law to keep themselves and others safe.

If you were recently involved in a motorcycle wreck, or have questions regarding Gwinnett County’s motorcycle laws, call today. A dedicated attorney could speak with you to make sure you know all your legal rights and how to protect them.

6185 Crooked Creek Rd NW
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Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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