Any personal injury case revolves around the concept of negligence. When another party, whether a corporation or an individual, is established as having been negligent, causing injury, illness or death, there are grounds for a personal injury claim. At Van Sant Law, LLC, we have achieved great success in our legal cases filed to recover damages. We are rated 10.0 or “Superb” by Avvo®, and our founding lawyer is listed as Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, and listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars. When you need an attorney you can trust in an injury claim, no matter how complex, connect with our firm. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts, and we could assist you to pursue justice and compensation.
Economic Damages, Non-Economic Damages and Punitive Damages
There are several types of damages that should be pursued in any personal injury case that has merit. The economic damages are the costs you have incurred as a result of the act of negligence, including medical bills, the cost of prescriptions, transportation, rehabilitation, lost income both now and estimated for the future and other similar costs. The non-economic damages are those that are more personal, such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of consortium or others. Punitive damages are only awarded when there is clear evidence of criminal negligence, such as a case in which a corporation was aware that their product was dangerous and deliberately hid the dangers and did nothing to rectify the situation. There is a high standard for achieving punitive damages, but in some cases, pursuing these damages is the right way to seek justice, as the award has the purpose of punishing the liable party.
The firm represents victims in a wide range of injury cases, including car accidents, commercial truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and all other vehicle-related claims. We file claims and lawsuits in cases of premises liability, nursing home abuse and claims against e city, county or state agencies. Whether the liable party is an individual, corporation, or government agency, our experience and skills can be of great benefit to you.
The firm also acts as counsel for family law matters, business law, and estate planning matters.