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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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    • 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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The majority of motorcyclists on the road today are diligent in maintaining their safety. Bikers who comply with Georgia’s legal requirement to wear a helmet, ensure their bike is properly maintained, and carefully observe traffic laws. Bikers are more vulnerable to serious injury in an accident compared to those traveling in cars, trucks, or vans.

Motorcyclists who suffer an injury in an accident should first seek medical care and then promptly consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. You may have legal recourse if another driver’s careless or reckless actions are to blame. A compassionate Athens motorcycle accident lawyer could hold the responsible parties accountable for paying the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists

Injuries to the head can occur regardless of whether the rider was wearing a helmet and can result in permanent impairment, paralysis, and even death. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often the result of a forceful impact that occurs after an individual is ejected from their bike.

Road rash is a term that describes burns and abrasions that occur from sliding across the pavement after being thrown from a bike. The most severe third-degree cases commonly require surgery to repair internal tissue. Failure to treat these burns could result in dangerous infections. Some of the other common harm includes broken bones, muscle damage, and psychological trauma.

The severity of a biker’s losses directly relates to the amount of compensation they could recover. A knowledgeable attorney in Athens could calculate an injured motorcyclist’s losses to ensure they are compensated for all their damages.

Injured bikers may be eligible for monetary compensation several different economic damages such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and property losses. There are several types of recoverable non-economic costs associated with pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and disfigurement.

Determining Fault in a Motorbike Wreck in Athens

For an injured plaintiff to receive compensation, they must prove that the defendant was negligent and therefore responsible. Under O.C.G.A. Section 51-1-2, to satisfy a claim of negligence in Georgia, the defendant must have failed to conform to the standards for reasonable conduct.

Drivers owe a duty of care to other motorists that requires acting in a manner that protects others from the risk of injury. One way to prove negligence is by establishing that the defendant violated a traffic law and caused the accident to occur.

Under the comparative negligence theory, a court will assign a percentage of fault to both parties involved. The law does allow for a plaintiff to pursue compensation if they were partially at fault, as long as the defendant’s allocation of responsibility is higher.

A defense will often try to argue that the claimant was responsible for their injuries. An Athens motorcycle accident attorney could fight against these allegations.

Speak with an Athens Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

A significant motorcycle accident often results in unexpected consequences that are life-altering. You may be struggling from devastating physical challenges. If you are unable to work, the substantial medical bills for treatment could be an additional burden. Amid these difficult circumstances, it is crucial to speak with a seasoned Athens motorcycle accident lawyer that could help you build a successful claim. Schedule your initial case consultation right away.

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