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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 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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Bikers in Peachtree Corners and throughout Gwinnett County need to adhere to all motorcycle helmet laws in order to protect themselves physically and legally. In the event of a collision with another motorist, failing to wear proper safety gear could diminish a biker’s recovery, as well as put them at an increased risk of catastrophic harm. Injured bikers should speak with a well-practiced attorney right away to see how these laws can protect them.

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents in Gwinnett County Unique?

Motorcycle accidents in Gwinnett County are unique for several reasons. Many drivers do not look for motorcyclists, and while motorcycles are more agile than cars, there is no protection if a motorcyclist is hit by another vehicle. Motorcyclists are more likely to be seriously injured or die from impacts with the road, cars, trucks, or semi-trucks. Due to this, Georgia law has strict regulations regarding safety gear for motorcyclists.

Are There Helmet Laws in Peachtree Corners?

Wearing appropriate safety gear can help motorcyclists mitigate the increased risks of injury they face on the road. In Georgia, motorcyclists must wear a helmet by law. By wearing proper safety gear and modifying one’s motorcycle to make it louder or brighter, as well as taking defensive training or advanced training for motorcyclists, can help bikers and other drivers on the road be more aware of their surroundings.

Wearing a helmet can also help motorcyclists avoid severe injuries or even death in the event of an accident. Helmets can prevent serious head injuries if a rider is involved in a collision, and they are greatly beneficial for both motorcycle riders and passengers. Both are required to wear helmets under Gwinnett County law.

Benefits of Safety Gear

Helmets can not only help motorcyclists avoid serious injuries, but they can also help an injured biker legally. Complying with Gwinnett County motorcycle helmet laws could negate a potential contributory negligence argument.

Contributory Negligence

Contributory negligence in Georgia means that anytime there is an accident, fault is assigned to one party. However, if the other party also contributed to the accident, a jury can assign a portion or percentage of negligence to that them, and any verdict or award can be reduced by that amount of negligence.

If a driver and a motorcyclist are involved in an accident, and the jury finds that they were equally at fault for it, the award would be zero because their equal percentages of fault (50 percent), as assigned by the jury, would cancel each other out.

If a rider who was involved in an accident was not wearing a helmet, a case could be made for contributory negligence because they were breaking the law. The argument can be made that a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet contributed to their own damages because they did not take the necessary steps to protect themselves.

A Lawyer Could Explain Gwinnett County Motorcycle Helmet Laws

If a biker fails to follow Gwinnett County motorcycle helmet laws, they are not only putting themselves at risk of severe trauma, but they are also threatening their chances of receiving compensation for their damages. It is vital for motorcyclists to follow Georgia law to keep themselves and others safe.

If you were recently involved in a motorcycle wreck, or have questions regarding Gwinnett County’s motorcycle laws, call today. A dedicated attorney could speak with you to make sure you know all your legal rights and how to protect them.

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