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    • Scott Pryor
      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
      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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    • Stephanie Harris
      Stephanie Harris
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      Stephanie is an experienced client care liaison and administrative legal assistant. Driven by compassion, she takes pride in providing our clients with care, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction. When she is not keeping busy with work Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family and friends!

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When a motorist and a cyclist collide, the bicycle rider usually gets the worst of it. The lack of protection afforded to cyclists is apparent from the severity of their injuries, which often have life-long consequences and, in extreme cases, could even be fatal.

If you sustained an injury in a collision between a vehicle and your bike, reach out to a seasoned personal injury attorney right away. With the help of a skilled Augusta bicycle accident lawyer, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your losses.

Cyclist Regulations in Augusta

For the most part, the general rules of the road apply to both cyclists and motorists. Regulations regarding obeying traffic signals or yielding the right-of-way apply to cyclists as much as they do car or truck operators. However, there are some regulations in Georgia that apply specifically to bike riders.

For example, the Official Code of Georgia §40-6-294 regulates cyclists riding alongside each other on Augusta roadways. Unlike drivers, cyclists are allowed to ride side-by-side in the same lane of traffic. While only two cyclists may ride abreast on public streets, more riders can ride side-by-side in designated bike lanes or any roadway exclusive to cyclists.

Additionally, per O.C.G.A. §40-6-56, drivers that pass a cyclist on the left must leave a “safe distance” between the two vehicles, which the statute defines as at least three feet. If an Augusta bicycle accident attorney can establish that a driver violated this statute and caused a wreck, they could have the evidence of negligence needed to prevail at trial.

Finally, O.C.G.A. §40-6-55 creates a legal right-of-way for cyclists in a designated bike lane. Drivers are required by law to yield to cyclists in a bike lane at all times. Contact a knowledgeable lawyer to learn more about cyclist regulations and how they could impact an injury claim.

Damages Available in a Bike Accident Lawsuit

When a cyclist is injured by a negligent driver, they could collect a variety of damages depending on the specifics of their claim. A bicycle crash lawyer in Augusta could review an injured cyclist’s medical bills and other expenses to determine their potential damages in an injury claim.

Medical Bills

Injuries frequently pile up after a bike accident. Through the filing of an injury suit, a cyclist could recover some of their medical expenses from the party responsible for the accident.

Bicycle Repair Costs

Bikes rarely come out of a collision with a motor vehicle in working condition. A plaintiff has the right to seek compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing a bike damaged in a wreck.

Disability

Sometimes, serious injuries can result in disability and require in-home care. An individual may need to hire caretakers, purchasing mobility devices, or even make home modifications to make the home functional for wheelchairs. The plaintiff may also seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, or a decreased quality of life.

Contact an Augusta Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle accidents can have serious consequences, but that does not mean there is no chance of recovery. Many bike-related injuries can result in a clean bill of health over time, and a personal injury lawsuit could help you meet the cost of treatment.

Taking on the driver responsible for your bike wreck can be time-consuming. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. Call an Augusta bicycle accident lawyer today for help working on your claim.

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