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Athens Injury & Car Accident Attorney

824 S Milledge Ave #203
Athens, GA 30605
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Phone: 706-395-5529

Van Sant Law, a top-rated Georgia personal injury law firm with eight offices throughout the greater Atlanta metro area, including Athens, represents victims who have been injured in a wide range of personal injury accidents. We work closely with injured parties to create legal cases tailored to their specific needs. To schedule a no-obligation initial consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney in Athens, GA, contact us today.

What Is a Personal Injury Case, and How Do I Know if I Have One?

Personal injury accidents can take many different forms, including auto accidents, animal bites or attacks, slip and fall injuries, food poisoning, nursing home abuse, workers’ compensation matters, and more. Accidents are often due to someone else’s negligence or failure to act carefully enough under the circumstances.

You may be entitled to receive compensation for injuries sustained in a personal injury case whether or not you bear some responsibility for your injuries. The best way to determine whether you have a personal injury case is to contact Van Sant Law and talk to an experienced lawyer for injury accidents.

I Suffered Injuries in a Personal Injury Accident. What Should I Do?

If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is normal and understandable to feel overwhelmed and unsure of your next steps. In addition to lingering physical pain, you may be worried about the financial implications of your injuries.

Deciding to consult with Van Sant Law, a respected Georgia personal injury law firm, can help ease some of the stress you are experiencing. Before entering into an agreement with an insurance company or signing anything, seek the advice of a skilled attorney. The reality is that the other party and his or her insurer do not have your best interests in mind. We can help you protect your rights as you recover from the accident.

How Can an Athens Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

At Van Sant Law, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial consequences that can come from personal injury accidents. We are committed to listening to our clients so we can understand their unique needs.

When you engage us to handle your case, we will work closely with you to establish and understand the facts surrounding the accident. To do this, we will gather evidence to help us calculate the damages we believe you are entitled to receive. We also handle all the communications with the other party, including the associated attorney and insurance company, negotiating an appropriate settlement on your behalf. In the event we are unable to come to an agreement, we will represent you in court, advocating as skilled litigators for your rights and interests.

Is There a Time Limit for Filing an Injury Claim?

Unfortunately, there are time limits for pursuing compensation after becoming injured in a personal injury accident. These limits can be driven by state law or federal law and vary, depending on the type of accident case/type of injuries you suffered. In some cases, the applicable statute of limitations is only a matter of weeks.

Contacting a Van Sant Law personal injury or auto accident attorney as soon as possible can help you preserve your right to pursue a claim for damages.

What Steps Should I Take After Becoming Injured in a Car Accident?

If you have been in a car accident, the most important thing to do is to seek and receive medical treatment for your injuries, as well as for any injuries your passengers may have suffered. Even if you think you are uninjured, keep a close eye on your health in the days following the accident, as some injuries are not immediately apparent.

If you are able to do so, take photos of the accident scene before moving your vehicle to the shoulder or another safe place. Your car accident attorney may be able to use your photos, videos, and other evidence you gather as part of your personal injury claim.

Contact the police and ask for a copy of the police report. If anyone else witnessed the accident, document their names, contact information, and record their statements about what they saw.

As soon as is practical after the accident, contact Van Sant Law to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney who can help you understand your rights and options.

We serve the entire area, including Clarke County and nearby Attica, Bogart, Hull, Watkinsville, Whitehall, and Winterville.

Client Reviews
From the first time I called them to the current status of my case, has been by my side through it all. I would like to thank everyone in Van Sant Law for answering any questions that I have in a timely manner. I can personally say, Everyone in deserves recognition for being honest, hard working, ethical, logical, dedicated people. The only reason I rated them 5 stars is because it would not let me go higher! Hilary
I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer two years ago and David Van Sant came highly recommended for someone I could talk to about the situation. Best decision I've ever made! He fought for me in ways that was truly amazing. David and his crew worked so hard to come to a great conclusion on my case. Thank you David, Michael and everyone in the office. Mary
Attorney David M. VanSant is one of the best injury trial attorneys here in the Atlanta area. They are precise and unique in their approach. When I had my car accident, my whole world was turned upside down, but with Attorney VanSant and his team of professionals dedication and quality of service, my life is back on track. Let the VanSant team handle your case! You're in good hands. Crystal