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    • Scott Pryor
      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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When a pedestrian is struck by a car, the resulting harm could be devastating. Because these individuals have little protection from the impact of a motor vehicle, the resulting injuries could be permanent, if not fatal.

Fortunately, people hit by cars have the right to seek legal recourse. With the help of a dedicated personal injury attorney, these individuals could recover monetary damages from the reckless driver.

If a reckless motorist hits you with their car, the potential for monetary damages could be significant. By working closely with a Gainesville pedestrian accident lawyer, you could obtain compensation for your injuries through a settlement or a trial verdict.

What are the Laws that Protect Pedestrians?

Recognizing the risks that pedestrians face near roadways, the state legislature has adopted specific protections for anyone traveling on foot. These laws require drivers to actively avoid colliding with pedestrians and create a substantial duty for each driver to keep a careful watch.

According to Official Code of Georgia Annotated §40-6-93, motorists must take active measures to avoid individuals while driving. When a driver fails to uphold this duty, they could face liability through a civil suit.

Breaching this duty of care could happen in a variety of ways. For example, drivers that are speeding or under the influence of alcohol may be more likely to collide with someone. Additionally, motorists distracted by their phones could unknowingly hit a person with their car.

One of the most important laws protecting pedestrians relates to their rights at a crosswalk. According to O.C.G.A §40-6-91, drivers must yield to pedestrians in or about to enter a roadway at a crosswalk. In addition to civil liability, a driver that strikes someone in a crosswalk also could face criminal charges.

It should be noted that there are some restrictions for pedestrians as well. The statute prevents people from suddenly stepping into the path of an oncoming vehicle, and giving a motorist a limited amount of time to stop and avoid hitting them.

When a driver violates their duty, serious injuries can occur. A Gainesville attorney could assist a pedestrian injured in an accident seek compensation from the driver that caused the crash.

When are Pedestrians at Fault?

While state law primarily protects pedestrians, they also are expected to avoid placing themselves in unnecessary harm. If an individual fails to uphold their duties, they could be partially at fault for an accident, impacting their ability to recover compensation.

Under state law, a plaintiff may not seek compensation when they are 50 percent or more at fault for the accident. If a jury finds a pedestrian’s degree of fault is less than 50 percent, they could recover monetary damages. However, a court may reduce the damage award by the injured person’s percentage of fault. A Gainsville lawyer could review a pedestrian accident case and determine if an injured party may be partially to blame for their injuries.

Contact a Gainesville Pedestrian Accident Attorney

One of the primary benefits of hiring a Gainesville pedestrian accident lawyer is their depth of knowledge. The experience of handling similar cases in the past could provide your attorney with the insight needed to prevail in your case.

A well-practiced attorney could carefully review your case to determine your eligibility for financial compensation. Call today to set up your free consultation.

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