Free Consultation (404) 474-7122
  • Home
  • Firm Profile
  • Team
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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).

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • Stephanie Harris
      Stephanie Harris

      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!

      Read More
  • Practice Areas
    When a loved one is killed because of another's negligence, it is important to hold them responsible...
    Read More
    Allow us to fight for you after a serious injury has occurred in order to recover compensation and aid in the recovery process.
    Read More
    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
    Read More
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one leading...
    Read More
    Motorcycle accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, such as a head or spinal cord injury because the driver...
    Read More
    To hold a negligent property owner or business responsible for the damage they have caused, contact us today.
    Read More
  • Results
    Bad Faith Case
    Car Accident
    Fraudulent Conduct
    Trucking Accident
  • Locations
  • Resources
  • Contact Us

Cobb County contains miles of bike trails and can be a beautiful place to ride. When bicycles share the road with cars and trucks, however, they face the threat of severe bodily injury in a collision with larger, heavier vehicles.

A Cobb County bicycle accident lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation if you have suffered injuries in a cycling crash. When an accident is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of a motorist, that driver could be financially liable. At a consultation, a skilled personal injury lawyer could evaluate the circumstances of your case and explain your options for recovery.

Recoverable Damages After a Bicycle accident

Just as there may be more than one cause for a bicycle accident, there may be more than one effect resulting from it. The injured bicyclist may be entitled to recover damages to make up for pain and suffering, emotional distress, inconvenience, and other consequences of an accident. Although it can be challenging to assign a value to these effects, an experienced Cobb County bicycle accident lawyer could use knowledge of prior case law to devise an appropriate amount.

In addition, the injured bicyclist may be eligible to receive compensation for economic losses such as medical bills and reduced income due to time missed from work. An accomplished attorney may help recover damages to cover future expenses as well.

Contributory Negligence May Play a Role

Most bicycle accidents can be traced to more than one cause. If the conduct of the bicyclist contributed toward causation of the accident, then the state’s contributory negligence statute may limit the amount recovered.

The Statute

Official Code of Georgia Annotated §51-12-33 specifies that if the person filing a claim against another for personal injuries and the person bringing the claim is “to some degree responsible for the injury or damages claimed,” then the court must determine the percentage of fault of the person bringing the suit and reduce the amount of damages in proportion to the amount of fault.

How it Works

For example, if a truck hits a bicyclist after passing another vehicle, the court may find that the driver of the truck is 95 percent responsible for failing to watch for the bicycle and the bicyclist is 5 percent at fault for not riding closer to the shoulder of the road. In that case, the plaintiff’s awarded damages would be reduced by 5 percent. The contributing negligence of the person injured will not completely prevent recovery of damages unless the injured person bears 50 percent or more of the responsibility.

Contact a Dedicated Cobb County Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you are considering filing a personal injury case, consider reaching out to a lawyer. Regardless of whether a case reaches a settlement or proceeds to trial, it is necessary to obtain evidence to demonstrate that the negligence or wrongdoing of another caused the accident. The best time to collect evidence is shortly after the collision, so it is wise to begin working with a Cobb County bicycle accident lawyer promptly after an accident.

A dedicated accident attorney could also represent your interests when dealing with insurance companies and other attorneys, saving you the hassle of negotiation and helping avoid errors or oversights. In a free consultation, a bicycle accident lawyer could explain your options and the advantages an experienced legal advocate could provide in your situation. To get started, call now.

6185 Crooked Creek Rd NW
Ste. H
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Get Directions
FAX: (678) 302-9366