Atlanta’s David Van Sant is a personal injury lawyer who works with accident victims every day, and he has some advice for people who are unsure about whether or not they should involve an attorney when they have been injured due to no fault of their own.
“Sometimes an employer or an insurance company will discourage an injured worker or accident victim from hiring an attorney, but typically that’s for their best interest, not the victim’s,” Van Sant says.
Accident victims have enough to deal with when they have been hurt. They may be missing work, losing income, and mounting up large auto repair or medical bills. With so much going on, an attorney may be the best way to make sure that financial hardship isn’t another factor they must deal with on top of their injury.
“Personal injury attorneys exist to help accident victims. Our job is to make sure that someone who was injured due to no fault of their own gets the help they need. An attorney will serve as intermediary in an injury situation, managing communications between the responsible party’s attorney or insurance company,” Van Sant says.
Van Sant offers potential clients a no obligation consultation to help determine whether or not his services will be valuable to them. Victims, he says, have nothing to lose by contacting an attorney.
“If the case does not warrant our involvement, we tell people that. But if the accident involves a situation where an attorney can assist, we get involved and do everything we can to rectify the situation and make things better for our client,” he says.
For more information about the services of a personal injury attorney, contact Atlanta lawyer David Van Sant.