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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. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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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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    • Pretty Dimmel
      Pretty Dimmel

      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty joined Scott Pryor Law in 2016 and loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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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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      Ivan Franco

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In the public imagination, motorcyclists are often viewed as rebels who pay little heed to the law, but the reality is usually quite the opposite. For their own safety, most motorcyclists follow the general rules of the road as well as the specialized laws pertaining to motorcycles.

By contrast, the drivers of cars and other vehicles may not be aware of motorcycle laws and often operate in a manner that compromises the safety of motorcyclists. When a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, the rider is likely to suffer much more serious injuries.

If you have suffered harm in a motorcycle accident, it may be wise to consult a knowledgeable Cobb County motorcycle accident lawyer to learn if you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover money to cover your pain and suffering as well as damage to your bike, medical bills, and wages lost due to time off work.

Laws Specific to Motorcycles

Because motorcycles are so different from other motorized vehicles on the road, lawmakers have enacted statutes providing specific responsibilities for riders as well as clarifying their rights. For instance, the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §40-6-312 specifies that:

  • Motorcycles are entitled to the use of a full lane on the road
  • Riders may not operate more than two abreast in a single lane
  • Motorcycles may not pass other vehicles in the same lane
  • Motorcycles may not be driven in between traffic lanes
  • While in operation, all motorcycles must have headlights and taillights illuminated

Violation of these or other laws could provide grounds for a finding of negligence. For instance, if the driver of a truck crowds a motorcycle and deprives the rider of the use of a full lane, that conduct violates the statute and could provide the basis for proving negligence or even deliberate wrongdoing.

Prompt Action is Recommended

For several reasons, it is wise not to wait too long to consider legal options after a motorcycle accident. Often, an insurance company investigator may begin asking questions shortly after an accident. Without realizing, the injured motorcyclist may make a statement that jeopardizes the right to recovery. Advice from a Cobb County motorcycle accident lawyer could prevent such a misstep.

In addition, an accident lawyer could work to ensure that appropriate actions are taken before the statute of limitations prevents recovery. Courts will dismiss claims filed more than two years after the date of an accident.

It is a good idea to take action long before the statute of limitations becomes an issue, however, because evidence to support a finding of liability should be collected as soon as possible after an accident. Video footage, for example, could play a key role in a motorcycle accident case, but footage is often routinely deleted to save storage space. An attorney could specifically work to preserve an important piece of footage for use in litigation.

Consult an Experienced Cobb County Motorcycle Accident Attorney

After suffering injuries in an accident, most people want to focus on regaining their health rather than worry about legal complications. When you work with an experienced Cobb County motorcycle accident lawyer, your attorney could handle paperwork and questions from insurance companies so that you can put your energies toward healing. For a free consultation and to learn how a motorcycle accident lawyer could help in your case, call now.

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