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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
      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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    • 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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People ride bicycles for many different reasons. Bicycling is a viable transportation option for commuting, getting exercise, and leisure activity. Athens continues to encourage bicycling, such as by establishing bicycle lanes, but there are potential safety concerns. Cyclists are exposed to devastating harm in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle.

If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle while riding your bike, you could benefit from speaking with an Athens bicycle accident lawyer. An experienced injury attorney could review your case and determine if you have a viable claim for damages.

Common Causes of Bike Wrecks in Athens

Accidents involving bicyclists occur for various reasons. Some of the most common causes of bike wrecks include:

  • Driver distraction continues to be a significant safety problem as motorists shift their eyes from the road to mobile devices or onboard vehicle accessories
  • Lane changing collisions are frequent among motorists that are unaware they are crossing through a bicycle lane or fail to see or detect a cyclist
  • Dooring accidents result from a vehicle passenger opening a door in front of an approaching cyclist
  • Right-turn accidents such as when a motorist passes a cyclist and then abruptly makes a turn in front of them
  • Impaired drivers continue to be a factor in accidents that result in injuries and fatalities

A cyclist that is involved in these or other dangerous collisions with vehicles is encouraged to quickly seek medical treatment and then contact a qualified attorney in Athens. A legal professional could gather any physical evidence or reconstruct the event to establish driver negligence.

Recovering Compensation for an Injured Cyclist

Bicycles are classified as vehicles when operating on the road and are generally subject to the same privileges and responsibilities, under O.C.G.A. Section 40-6-290. Cyclists are required to comply with all traffic laws. People that are driving on Georgia roads are assuming a duty to operate their vehicle responsibly. This duty applies to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

When establishing liability, it is necessary for a claimant to prove that a defendant breached their duty and that breach resulted in an injury. Even if a claimant is partially at fault, they are often still eligible to recover damages. A court will proportionately allocate blame among the parties and reduce a claimant’s recovery by their percentage of fault. For example, assume the defendant’s degree of error is 80 percent, with the claimant bearing 20 percent of the responsibility. In this scenario, the claimant could recover up to 80 percent of any award for damages.

Due to the severity of many bike crash cases, it is important to enlist the guidance of an experienced Athens attorney. Legal counsel could help a claimant minimize their percentage of fault in order to maximize their recovery.

A well-practiced lawyer could assess the types of damages that might be recoverable. An injured cyclist may be eligible to recover economic damages for hospital treatment, doctor visits, losses of earnings from missing work, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Various types of non-economic damages are also potentially recoverable, including those for emotional hardship or impaired quality of life.

Reach Out to an Athens Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

Getting the help of an Athens bicycle accident lawyer could improve your chances of a successful recovery. Experienced counsel could carefully review the details of your accident, including police reports and statements from witnesses. An attorney could also negotiate with the insurance company representing a negligent driver to seek a reasonable settlement. Call today and set up your initial case consultation.

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