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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
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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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A tractor-trailer that swings into other lanes could pose an immediate danger to other motorists. The trailer may block several lanes of traffic, requiring the drivers of other vehicles to take evasive action to avoid a collision. When these accidents occur on crowded highways or with little warning, others may not have enough time or space to prevent a serious crash.

If you were recently involved in such a crash, you might find speaking with a Columbus jackknife truck accident lawyer helpful. A truck wreck attorney could determine whether you have a right to pursue compensation through a civil lawsuit. In a successful claim, you might be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

Who is Responsible for a Swinging Tractor-Trailer Wreck?

A trucker’s negligent or reckless driving may be the cause of a jackknife crash in Columbus. A jackknife accident occurs when the trailer behind the truck swings out from behind the cab, resulting in the trailer and cab forming a “V” shape. Negligent driving behaviors that may lead to a jackknife include:

  • Traveling too fast, especially in inclement weather
  • Making sudden, aggressive steering movements
  • Braking in an unsafe or uncontrolled manner
  • Operating a truck with defective brakes

Claimants hurt in jackknife collisions may file lawsuits against the truck driver if their negligent actions caused the incident. However, other parties could also be accountable. If faulty brakes caused the accident, the vehicle manufacturer could be liable, or the truck company could be responsible if they did not properly train their employees. A knowledgeable lawyer could review the case to determine who is responsible for the Columbus jackknife truck crash.

Recoverable Damages in a Jackknife Truck Wreck

Those harmed in a jackknife wreck may face significant costs related to their injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, damage to the spine, loss of limbs, and broken bones are common injuries in jackknife accidents. In addition to the pain and suffering a claimant sustains from these traumas, they may also face:

  • Expenses related to medical evaluations, treatments, surgeries, and procedures
  • Lost wages the claimant could not earn due to missing work for appointments and recovery
  • Costs associated with counseling or mental health services

If a trucker caused an individual to suffer these losses, they could be found responsible for compensation. In addition to expenses the claimant has already incurred, they may also be eligible to have future costs compensated as well. This may be especially helpful for people who are likely to require ongoing care with daily tasks or additional medical treatment.

Injured claimants must account for all their losses to ensure they are properly compensated. A Columbus attorney may help injured individuals collect evidence and witnesses from the jackknife crash to present their best claim for recovery.

Schedule a Consultation with a Columbus Jackknife Truck Accident Attorney

Truckers, trucking companies, and their insurance carriers will work hard to contest your claims for compensation following a wreck. A dedicated Columbus jackknife truck accident lawyer could stand by your side every step of the way. An attorney could help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your claim and decide the best legal strategy to protect your interests. Schedule your free consultation now.

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