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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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If you or a loved one were injured in a car wreck, you might have a valid claim to recover compensation. However, if your settlement offer is not sufficient, you may wish to take your case to court. An accomplished lawyer with experience in Gwinnett County car accident trials could stand by your side and guide you through the legal process. Call today and set up a consultation with a skilled car wreck attorney.

Discovery Period for Car Wreck Cases

After filing a lawsuit, the next phase of the case is the discovery period which consists of:

When the discovery process is completed, the parties work together to complete a pre-trial order form for the judge which lists the issues of the case as seen by each party, the relevant law, the medical bills, what plaintiffs are seeking for recovery, what the defendants are seeking, and other relevant materials that the judge wants to know about the case. The judge will either sign off on it or have a hearing and then sign off. If the case continues, it will proceed to trial.

Litigation Process in Gwinnett County

If the insurance company refuses to pay the full value on a claim, an individual may choose to file suit against the negligent party. If there are multiple defendants, the litigation process moves along the same as if it were only one defendant at a trial.

Opening Statements

The injured victim’s attorney gives the opening statement first because they have to put the case in front of the jury. The defense attorney will present their opening statement following that of the plaintiff.

Presenting Their Case

The plaintiff in a lawsuit will present their case before the court first. The insurance defense attorney has the ability, while the plaintiff’s attorneys present their case, to cross-examine the plaintiff’s witnesses. When the plaintiff rests their case, the defense attorney will proceed with their defense of the case.

Closing Arguments

The plaintiff’s attorney will present their closing statement first, followed by the defense attorney. The plaintiff attorney then gets to make additional final closing remarks after the defense closing statement.

During the closing statements, the plaintiff attorney will ask the jury for a certain amount of money for the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. The jury goes to deliberate and then brings back a verdict for the defendant or the plaintiff. If the verdict is in favor of the plaintiff, it will also contain the amount of money they believe would be fair and appropriate for the defendant or defendants, to pay the plaintiff for their damages, or they may divide liability, therefore dividing the amount between the defendants as it pertains to their amount of liability.

Common Issues at Trial

The difficulties for a plaintiff in any personal injury case would include adverse witnesses that hurt their case, unfavorable medical providers, and defense experts trying to discredit the plaintiff’s claims. Sometimes the defense tries to claim the plaintiff either was injured before the wreck or that the crash did not hurt the plaintiff. In car accident cases, the defense is known to hire biomechanical experts who will try to say that the plaintiff was not injured due to the impact.

Another difficulty is the mindset of jurors. It is crucial to address any adverse mindsets that will prejudice a jury. Therefore, it is wise for injured individuals to obtain a lawyer who has experience with Gwinnett County car accident trials.

How Long Does Trial Take?

The length of a lawsuit depends on several factors. Sometimes, upon filing suit, the insurance companies will realize that it does not make sense to fight the claims. Other times, the insurance company may go through the litigation process, but pay the money before the trial begins. If the insurance company tries to fight the case, then it could take anywhere from six months to two years.

In the Peachtree Corners area, the trial date is dependent upon how many cases the court has and how aggressive the plaintiff attorney is. The quicker the attorney files the lawsuit, the quicker they will receive a trial date.

Contact a Gwinnett County Lawyer About Car Accident Trials

While the process of a trial is fairly straightforward, it can be incredibly time-consuming. Fortunately, you do not have to face it alone. A qualified attorney can walk you through the process of Gwinnett County car accident trials. Call today and schedule a consultation.

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