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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
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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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    • Lindsay Butler
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      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
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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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Like in many jurisdictions, texting while driving is illegal in Augusta. Despite the risk of a ticket and fine, many motorists continue to use their phones while behind the wheel. The distraction these devices cause can have serious repercussions. In many cases, a distracted driver will be unable to avoid a collision due to their reduced reaction time.

A skilled personal injury attorney could be beneficial to you if a distracted driver injures you in a crash. If your attorney determines that the other driver was at fault in your accident, you could pursue compensation from them. An Augusta texting while driving car accident lawyer might have the experience you need to get the most out of your claim.

Texting and Driving Laws in Augusta

The use of a mobile device to send or receive text messages is restricted by state law. The current iteration of this law is known as the Hands-Free Georgia Act. Generally, any use of a hand-held mobile device is barred. However, the statute does allow a motorist to make and receive calls through the use of a hands-free device. Another important exception is the allowed use of a phone as a GPS device while driving.

These exceptions do not apply to the sending or reading of text messages. Any data use that involves typing, reading, or viewing video is also prohibited. This means it is unlawful to stream video, reply to an email, or manually manipulate the phone to play a podcast. These rules apply not only to mobile phones, but also other devices, including tablets and laptop computers.

Texting while driving carries a fine upon conviction. The impact a ticket could have on a civil case following an accident could be much more costly. An Augusta attorney could use a conviction for texting while driving as evidence of negligence in a car accident lawsuit.

The Time Limit to File a Civil Lawsuit

While a motorist injured by a texting driver has the right to file a civil claim, that right is limited. There is an important deadline all plaintiffs must comply with, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations prevents a plaintiff in a texting while driving accident from filing a lawsuit after a set amount of time. The statutory period to file a claim varies not only across jurisdictions but also across types of lawsuits.

In Augusta, the deadline to file a claim for bodily injury compensation stemming from a texting while driving accident is two years. This two-year window begins the day the accident occurs.

The consequences of failing to comply with the statute of limitations can be devastating. If the plaintiff files the claim late, the defendant could seek an immediate dismissal. If granted, the court will prevent the plaintiff from ever pursuing the injury claim in the future. With so much at stake, letting an Augusta attorney help ensure a texting while driving car accident claim is filed on time could be in the best interest of the injured motorist.

Call an Augusta Texting While Driving Car Accident Attorney

It is understandable if you have questions about your rights following a collision with a texting driver. You may not know what the available compensation you might recover or the amount of time you have to bring a claim.

An Augusta texting while driving car accident lawyer could provide you with the answers to these questions. Set up an initial case evaluation to discuss your legal options.

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