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      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

      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 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 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

      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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Although truck accidents caused by intoxicated drivers do not happen all the time in Gwinnett County, they do happen with more regularity than one would expect. Furthermore, they do not exclusively involve inhibition by alcohol, since various other substances—including illicit drugs and both prescription and over-the-counter medications—may impede someone’s ability to drive safely.

In the event an intoxicated truck driver causes an accident in Gwinnett County that results in injury to one or more other people, those injured parties may have grounds to file civil suit. A qualified truck accident attorney could go into further detail about what your legal options may be in this scenario.

Common Trends in Truck Accidents Attributed to Intoxication

Truck accidents that involve intoxicated drivers often stem from a trucking company not monitoring their drivers as they should. They may not have adequate drug and alcohol testing programs in place, or if they have them, they are not enforcing them.

Alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs are the substances that most frequently lead intoxicated truck drivers in Gwinnett County to cause accidents. Opioid-based prescription drugs in particularly are commonly used by truck drivers, and many other drivers utilize stimulants—legal and otherwise—to drive beyond their natural capabilities.

Implications of a DUI on a Truck Driver’s Future Employment?

In many cases, a DUI conviction is a career killer for a commercial truck driver. If a trucking company hires somebody who has had a DUI in the past, it opens them up to liability for negligent hiring and other employment issues down the road if that driver subsequently gets another DUI, gets into a traffic accident, or has other driving infractions.

The location that a DUI is issued in does not matter—it will impact the driver’s CDL status no matter what. If they get a DUI, they would not be allowed to drive.

Ultimately, a DUI will greatly impact a trucker’s career, if not terminate or suspend their career until it is cleared up. The livelihoods of truck drivers are based off of their ability to drive, so they are held to a higher standard in terms of what they do on the roadways because they are professional drivers, not just regular ones.

Impact of a DUI on a Standard Driver’s License

A DUI as a truck driver will also impact an individual’s standard driver’s license. If a person’s truck driving license is suspended for a DUI, their regular driver’s license would be suspended as well.

The penalties for a truck driver’s DUI also differ from those associated with a standard driver’s DUI. Specifically, it hurts them by way of the revocation or suspension of their CDL and leads to additional ramifications with their employer, because as mentioned previously, they are a professional driver.

How an Attorney Could Help with a Gwinnett County Crash Involving an Intoxicated Driver

If you were harmed in a wreck caused by an intoxicated truck driver in Gwinnett County, you may have suffered significant damages that greatly affect your physical and financial wellbeing. Fortunately, you may have options at your disposal to seek appropriate financial restitution for the injuries and losses you sustained. To learn more about what may be possible in your case, contact a dedicated truck accident attorney today.

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