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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

      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 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 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

      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

      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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A front-end car accident can be one of the most devastating experiences that can occur while driving. Also known as head-on crashes, these collisions often happen at high speeds.

Head-on collisions most commonly occur when one driver crosses over the middle lane into oncoming traffic. When one negligent driver fails to stay in their lane, it can endanger the lives of everyone involved.

Following a front-end crash, a skilled car wreck attorney could be a vital asset in your recovery. The financial burden of getting medical treatment following a severe crash can be significant, but a successful lawsuit against the responsible driver could ease this burden. A Columbus front-end car accident lawyer could review your case and provide you with an understanding of the claims process, as well as your chances of recovering damages.

Causes of a Head-On Collision

These accidents primarily occur when one driver drifts over the centerline of a road or highway and collides with oncoming traffic. One of the primary causes of this drifting is when a driver becomes distracted or operates their vehicle while intoxicated.

Front-end crashes also frequently occur when a driver navigates a sharp curve. By taking a curve too tight, a motorist could enter the other lane and collide head-on with oncoming traffic. This is common when a motorist is speeding and attempts to overcorrect.

Establishing Negligence in Front-End Car Wreck Cases

To recover monetary damages for a head-on collision, a Columbus front-end car accident attorney must show a jury that the other party was at fault. This requires proof of negligence. If a plaintiff proves that the defendant driver was reckless or inattentive while behind the wheel, they could be entitled to financial compensation.

When one driver is entirely at fault, the ensuing litigation could be straight forward. However, liability is not always clear. In some cases, both drivers may be at-fault or a defendant may try to place some blame on the injured party to mitigate their liability.

In Columbus, an injured claimant may still recover compensation if the court finds them to be 49 percent or less at fault for the collision. In these situations, a jury may award the plaintiff damages reduced by their percentage of fault. If an individual is more than 50 percent to blame for their injuries, they may not recover any compensation. A dedicated lawyer could help an injured victim recover the damages they deserve.

Time Limit to File Car Accident Suit

A person injured in a front-end crash will only have the opportunity to recover damages if they file their lawsuit on time. There is a strict deadline that applies to filing civil lawsuits.

If a plaintiff fails to bring their lawsuit within two years of their accident, the court could dismiss their claim and they may lose the opportunity to obtain damages. A Columbus attorney could help ensure that an injured party’s car accident claim for a front-end collision is filed on time.

Call a Columbus Front-End Car Accident Attorney

Recovering monetary damages after a front-end crash can be a lengthy process, even when it is clear the other driver is at fault. Defendants and insurance companies could develop strong defenses to try and avoid liability.

A Columbus front-end car accident lawyer could work to avoid delay and help you recover the damages you need. To discuss your claim, schedule a case evaluation today.

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