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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.

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    • 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).

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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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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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In addition to the health benefits associated with cycling, the cost of a bicycle is far lower than that of a motor vehicle. However, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with riding a bicycle, especially in the event of a collision with a car or truck. If you sustained an injury in a bike accident, a well-practiced personal injury attorney could help you seek financial compensation.

While bike riders are not always faultless in an accident, most collisions occur as a result of driver inattention. If drivers fail to yield to a cyclist, the resulting crash can lead to devastating injuries that require expensive and ongoing medical treatment. You could offset these losses by working with a Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer from our firm.

Bicycle Laws in Gainesville

Bike riders must comply with the same rules of the road that apply to motorists, but there are other regulations specific to bicycles. These regulations frequently come into play in civil lawsuits, as a violation of traffic law could be used as evidence of an injured party’s shared fault for a subsequent accident.

According to Official Code of Georgia Annotated §40-6-292, a cyclist may not allow a passenger to ride on the handlebars of their bike. Should a rider violate this statute, it could be counted against them during a claim for damages.

However, O.C.G.A §40-6-291 gives cyclists the right to ride on either the shoulder of the road as well as in the road itself. Although, if a cyclist rides on a public street, they must do so in the right-hand lane and ride as close as possible to the shoulder. Understanding these regulations is important, as they can directly impact the strength of a Gainesville biking collision attorney’s case.

Shared Fault in a Bike Crash

If a Gainesville lawyer can demonstrate that the driver who struck the cyclist was acting negligently at the time of the crash, they may be able to recover compensation on behalf of the injured plaintiff. However, in some cases, a cyclist can contribute to their own injuries.

Local courts use modified comparative fault to determine whether an injured claimant is eligible for monetary damages as well as an amount. A plaintiff who bears more than 50 percent liability for an accident may not receive any compensation whatsoever for their losses. A cyclist who is less than 50 percent responsible for causing their own injuries would see their compensatory award reduced in proportion to their assigned percentage of fault.

Call a Gainesville Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

Collisions involving a vehicle and a bike can result in severe bodily harm to the cyclist, as they are especially vulnerable to the impact of a crash. When these injuries occur through no fault of your own, you have the right to seek compensation from the person responsible.

With the help of a Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer, you could recover the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and make up for any missed time at work. Time is of the essence, so schedule your first consultation with our firm right away.

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