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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
      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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    • 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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Accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles are common. These accidents occur for the same reasons as other crashes, including careless driving, intoxication, or distraction. The repercussions of accidents involving large trucks can be devastating, however.

A commercial truck could weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. In other words, these large vehicles could outweigh the passenger car they collide with by a multiple of 20. This enormous size disparity means the force of the impact on the occupants of a passenger car can be enormous.

If you survived a truck accident, you could benefit from speaking with a seasoned personal injury attorney. You are entitled to pursue damages if the truck driver was responsible, and an Athens truck accident lawyer could help you hold them accountable through a civil lawsuit.

Parties Potentially Responsible for a Truck Crash

Many drivers walk away from a collision with a commercial truck with the knowledge that they were not at fault. Determining who was responsible, however, is not always immediately clear. Frequently, there are multiple factors that go into causing a truck crash. Each of these factors could lead to the addition of another defendant to a truck accident lawsuit. An Athens attorney could advise someone injured in a truck accident on the potential defendants in their case.

Truck Drivers

The most frequent defendant in a truck crash is the operator of the commercial vehicle. Truck drivers are often negligent for the same reason as motorists in other vehicles. They might cause a wreck by speeding, failing to yield the right of way, or even due to fatigue. If the plaintiff in a truck accident lawsuit can show that the operator of a commercial vehicle was negligent, they could pursue compensation against them.

Trucking Companies

The trucking company could be responsible for a crash under several theories of liability. First and foremost, a company might be liable if the truck operator was working within the scope of their employment during a crash. For truck drivers, this could mean accidents that occur while hauling a load.

Trucking companies could also face liability if their negligence leads to an accident. Examples could include negligently hiring dangerous operators or failing to maintain the truck in proper working order.

Manufacturer

Some truck accidents occur due to mechanical issues. If a mechanical defect leads to a crash, the plaintiff could pursue the manufacturer of the truck or one of its parts for compensation.

Time to File Suit

There is a limited amount of time to file a truck accident lawsuit. Under Georgia Code Section 9-3-33, plaintiffs generally must file suit within two years of the accident. If they fail to do so, the court has the right to dismiss the case forever. While two years may seem like plenty of time, valuable evidence can disappear quickly after a crash. This could be avoided by working closely with an experienced attorney in Athens who could identify the applicable deadline and work to preserve evidence.

Speak with an Athens Truck Accident Attorney Right Away

The resources available to trucking companies after a crash could seem intimidating at first. The trucking companies routinely have extensive resources to rely on, including the help of a powerful insurance company.

You are entitled to seek help as well. By hiring an Athens truck accident lawyer, you could pursue a truck accident claim and face the trucking company head-on. Schedule an initial consultation right away to learn more about your options.

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