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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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    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler

      Lindsay Butler has been with Scott Pryor Law since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at Scott Pryor Law and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

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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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When your car is struck from behind, you might assume it is a guarantee that the other driver will be found at fault. That is often the case in a rear-end accident. However, you will need to prove that the other driver was negligent to recover compensation in an injury claim.

An experienced injury attorney could guide you on how these accidents occur and assist you with seeking compensation from the negligent driver. There could be many factors working in your favor as the front car in a rear-end collision, but only if you know how to use them in a claim. An Augusta rear-end car accident lawyer could review every aspect of your wreck with you and provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation you could be entitled to.

Understanding Rear-End Collisions

A rear-end crash can result from many circumstances. However, the common factors that go into these accidents are typically in the control of the rear driver. Every motorist is required to remain aware of changing road conditions in front of their vehicle at all times. Given that duty, it is up to the back driver to take steps to avoid striking a car in front of them.

One of the most common factors in these accidents is distraction. The use of phones and other mobile devices is prevalent for drivers in Augusta, and these distractions can have devastating consequences. When a driver takes their eyes off the road, even for a moment, they could fail to notice the vehicle in front of them slow down or stop. This could lead to a severe collision.

Drivers that are paying close attention are not immune to rear-end accidents, though. In many cases, motorists that follow the car in front of them too closely can cause a collision. It is important to leave enough space to stop on short notice safely should traffic conditions change. The failure to do so could be considered negligence.

In some cases, the rear driver could claim that they are not responsible for a crash. This could occur when the front driver backs up and strikes the vehicle in front of them, or when they cut the rear driver off and then decelerate rapidly. It falls on an Augusta attorney to show the jury that the back car was at fault in the tailgating accident.

When the Front Driver Shares in the Fault

While uncommon, it is possible that a jury could determine the front driver in a rear-end crash is partially responsible for causing an accident. The way each state approaches the issue of a plaintiff that is partially at fault for their injuries differs. The standard that applies in Augusta is known as modified comparative negligence.

Under this standard, a plaintiff is barred from any recovery if they are 50 percent or more at fault for the crash. If a jury finds the plaintiff less than 50 percent responsible, they are required to reduce the damages awarded proportionally based on the plaintiff’s percentage of fault.

Talk to an Augusta Rear-End Car Accident Attorney

Even when you know you are not at fault in an accident, the stress and worry that follows can be significant. Dealing with these challenges is never easy, but the right legal counsel could simplify your pursuit of compensation.

If you have suffered injuries in a rear-end crash, your choice of attorney will have a tremendous impact on your case. Call an Augusta rear-end car accident lawyer as soon as possible to get started on your claim.

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