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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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      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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      Lindsay Butler has been with Scott Pryor Law since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at Scott Pryor Law and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

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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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      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty joined Scott Pryor Law in 2016 and loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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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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