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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

      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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      Stephanie Harris

      Stephanie is an experienced client care liaison and administrative legal assistant. Driven by compassion, she takes pride in providing our clients with care, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction. When she is not keeping busy with work Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family and friends!

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The litigation process can be intimidating for someone recovering from a commercial vehicle crash. Fortunately, many cases are settled without ever going to court. When settling a Gwinnett County truck accident case, it is vital to get in touch with a knowledgeable attorney experienced with truck wreck cases. The right legal counsel could help ensure you are appropriately compensated.

Why Settle a Truck Crash Case?

Following a truck collision in Gwinnett County, an injured driver and their attorney will decide whether to settle or go to trial, depending on the advantages and disadvantages of both options. If the at-fault truck driver is willing to settle the case for an appropriate amount, an attorney might advise the injured claimant to settle. Alternatively, if the settlement offer is too low or if the injured driver wants to go to trial for punitive damages, their attorney might support the decision to proceed to trial.

When considering a settlement, injured drivers should remember that once the settlement is finalized, they cannot make any changes or additional requests, even if their medical or financial needs change over time as a result of the accident. A skilled attorney could benefit someone interested in settling a truck accident claim by bringing their practical knowledge and negotiating skills to the case.

Settlement Process in Gwinnett County

Sometimes a settlement can be reached before filing a truck accident lawsuit in Peachtree Corners. If the at-fault party and the injured driver can come to an agreement, the injured driver’s attorney may send a demand package, including all of the damages to pay. The parties can then negotiate further and finalize the settlement.

Settlement values are calculated by quantifying all damages in the case, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future damages. However, if the injured driver was found to be partially at fault for their injuries, the settlement amount will likely be reduced by whatever percentage of the accident they are responsible for. An attorney could help determine the value of a settlement by analyzing the various damages, facts of the case, and the total worth of the claim compared to how a jury might value those same elements.

Drivers whose cases are more straightforward may receive their settlement in a matter of weeks, but cases involving minors or complex settlements may need court approval, which can increase the amount of time that it will take for the injured driver to receive their settlement. The settlement process can be expedited by negotiating time constraints and including those deadlines in the settlement agreement itself.

Potential Challenges in Settling a Truck Wreck Case

While negotiating a settlement after a truck collision in Gwinnett County, claimants must ensure that they receive appropriate compensation for their losses. An at-fault driver’s insurance company will likely undersell the value of the case during the negotiating process.

Injured drivers might also encounter insurance policy limits on a case that restrict coverage. In these cases, they must obtain the proper release to prevent losing further recovery.

PIP Coverage

In the state of Georgia, personal injury protection is known as medical payments coverage, Med-pay, or PIP. This coverage is a line item in a driver’s insurance policy requiring they pay an additional fee to have coverage for medical payments that result from an accident. Recent trends indicate that some insurance companies have been refusing to pay their drivers’ medical payments coverage. A skilled attorney could help injured drivers pursue all possible sources of compensation, including their medical payments coverage.

A Gwinnett County Lawyer Could Help Settle a Truck Accident Case

An inexperienced attorney may encourage a claimant to settle for an amount beneath the true value of the claim. By working with a well-practiced lawyer, you could be confident when settling a Gwinnett County truck accident case. Schedule your first consultation now to get started.

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