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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
      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
      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
      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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Mobile phones and other devices pose serious risks when used by drivers. The threat of distracted driving is substantial, and texting while operating a vehicle is one of the biggest issues today. When a texting driver causes a crash, they could face civil liability for any injuries that result.

If you suffered injuries due to a collision with a distracted driver, a seasoned attorney could help. By establishing that another driver was texting at the time of your accident, your attorney could help secure the compensation you need. A Columbus texting while driving car accident lawyer could guide you throughout the overwhelming claims process.

Columbus Texting While Driving Laws

Texting as while driving, as well as any cellphone use that requires a driver to use their hands, is illegal in Columbus. According to state law, there are only a few circumstances where it is lawful to use a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle.

It is legal to talk on a cellphone as long as it involves the use of a Bluetooth hands-free device. Texting is also allowed, but only through a similar talk-to-text feature. It is also lawful to use a mobile phone as a GPS device while driving. All other use of mobile phones is outlawed.

The conduct barred by the law goes beyond texting. Browsing the internet, responding to e-mails, or recording a video also fall under this statute. A Columbus texting while driving car accident attorney could use a violation of this statute as evidence of negligence when building a case.

Proving Negligence in a Distracted Driver Claim

Evidence of texting while driving could be an essential part of a car accident trial. To recover monetary compensation, a Columbus attorney must show the defendant was negligent in their decision to text and drive, and these actions, as a result, caused a car accident.

When a careless driver takes their eyes off the road to answer a text, they may travel a significant distance before returning their gaze to the roadway. If they strike someone else while distracted by a mobile device, they could be liable for the damage they cause. A plaintiff must prove that the driver was texting and, therefore, responsible for the crash and the damages that resulted.

Many of these accidents result entirely from the actions of a texting driver. In other cases, responsibility for the accident might be divided between a plaintiff and a defendant. For example, if a texting driver collides with a motorist who was speeding, both parties could share in the blame. In these situations, a court may reduce a claimant’s compensatory award. An attorney could review a case and determine how a driver’s negligence could affect a claim.

Call a Columbus Texting While Driving Car Accident Attorney

Putting your life back in order after a serious crash can be difficult. If your injuries are severe, meeting your daily needs, obtaining transportation, and attending to your injuries can take up most of your time.

Fortunately, a Columbus texting while driving car accident lawyer could make things easier by assisting with your injury claim. Call today to learn what one of our dedicated attorneys could do for your claim.

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