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

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    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
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Careless or reckless driving behaviors are often to blame for many of the collisions that take place on Gainseville’s roads. While some of these accidents result in nothing more than minor property damage, other collisions can cause those involved to suffer catastrophic harm.

If you or a close loved one suffered injuries in a car crash, you need not endure the financial harm of those injuries yourself. You may be permitted to file a claim and seek compensation from those who caused the crash. A Gainesville car accident lawyer could assist you in seeking the compensation you are due. In addition, a dedicated injury attorney could help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.

How Driver Negligence Can Cause a Crash

A driver who operates their car negligently or carelessly may not see an obstacle or may be unable to control their vehicle to avoid a collision. Every driver owes others on the road a duty of care to drive safely to avoid causing harm. Therefore, when a driver chooses to behave carelessly or recklessly, the law generally holds them responsible for any injuries that stem from a wreck caused by such negligence.

To recover compensation in a car accident lawsuit, injury victims must prove that the other driver breached their duty of care by behaving negligently. Negligence occurs when a driver is:

  • Driving too fast or slow considering traffic and weather conditions
  • Disobeying traffic control signs or signals
  • Not following the law
  • Driving while distracted
  • Consuming alcoholic drinks or other impairing substances before driving
  • Attempting to operate without first having received enough sleep

Once driver negligence has been established, a Gainesville attorney must demonstrate the victim suffered compensable harm in the car crash. Compensation could cover medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Insurance Claims and Lawsuits Following Vehicle Wrecks

Georgia is an at-fault insurance state. This means that a person who is determined to have caused a car wreck and their insurer must typically pay the medical bills, lost wages, and other losses that the injured party suffered. If the at-fault person’s insurance policy is not enough to cover the wounded plaintiffs’ expenses, the defendant may have to compensate the plaintiffs for any difference in coverage.

Plaintiffs who file claims with their insurance companies after an accident may find that in any subsequent lawsuit against the at-fault driver, their insurance companies have the right to be compensated as well. This means that these insurance companies would receive compensation for the claims they paid out before the plaintiffs receive compensation for their out-of-pocket expenses. It is imperative that a car wreck victim seeks an experienced Gainesville lawyer to help them seek compensation from the defendant.

Talk to a Gainesville Car Accident Attorney Today

Following a vehicle wreck, you may wonder how to best protect your interests. Consulting with a Gainesville car accident lawyer could provide you with the answers you need to make informed decisions about your legal rights. Speak with an attorney today if you or a family member have been hurt in an accident.

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