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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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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      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 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
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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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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      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 Georgia and Gwinnett County, the law requires that cellphones be hands-free when driving. Drivers are not allowed to touch their cell phone, text and drive, search the internet, or look at any of their apps while driving. Novice drivers and teenagers are particularly likely to use a phone while driving.

If a driver is distracted by a handheld cell phone and causes an accident, they may be found negligent, meaning they could be liable for any damages they cause. A Gwinnett County texting while driving accident lawyer could help pursue proper compensation and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Reach out to an experienced car crash attorney today.

Impact of Cellphone Use on a Car Wreck Claim

In many cases, a judge or jury will consider cellphone use to be clear evidence of negligence on the part of a defendant. Assuming that the plaintiff’s attorney can adequately prove the defendant’s cellphone use at the time of the accident, the plaintiff stands a good chance at recovering compensation.

In certain cases, the use of a non-hands-free cellphone by the defendant at the time of the accident could seriously affect the case results, in that an argument can be made for punitive damages. This is because it is against the law to be on one’s cellphone and driving. If a driver is on their cellphone and injures someone, it may suggest wanton recklessness, allowing for the possible levying of punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional damages assessed against a plaintiff as a punishment for, especially egregious negligence.

Contributory Negligence

If the plaintiff was on their cellphone at the time of the accident, then the defending insurance company could make an argument for contributory negligence. If they are texting or holding their cellphone and driving and talking, insurance companies will use that to assign comparative negligence and try to reduce the amount of money that they pay the plaintiff or the injured party. An experienced texting while driving accident lawyer in Gwinnett County could fight back against allegations of comparative negligence.

Evidence in a Gwinnett County Texting While Driving Case

The most common type of evidence that will be obtained in a car accident claim involving cellphones will be the cellphone records of the at-fault driver. An experienced attorney could analyze a defendant’s cellphone records to see if they were texting or talking on their handheld cellphones at the specific time of an accident.

In order for law enforcement and insurance companies to seize phone records of drivers involved in a car accident in Gwinnett County, a plaintiff’s attorney must either obtain the driver’s consent, or they can file suit and send a third-party request to the cellphone carrier directly.

Other types of evidence in a texting while driving claim might include eyewitness testimony, dashcam video footage, and medical documents from an injured driver or passenger.

Contact a Gwinnett County Texting While Driving Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident in which another driver was on their cellphone, you may be eligible to recover compensation. An experienced Gwinnett County texting while driving accident lawyer could help find and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, and build a case. Reach out to an attorney today for a consultation.

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