Buford, GA Personal Injury Attorney
Van Sant Law, LLC is an experienced personal injury and motor vehicle accident law firm dedicated to helping clients fight for the compensation that they deserve. The car accident injury lawyers and personal injury attorneys at the firm have received several prestigious rewards for the high-quality representation provided. David Van Sant has been recognized as one of the best personal injury trial lawyers in all of Georgia. He has been termed one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from the national organization called The National Trial Lawyers. On top of that, he was invited to be a member of the Top 40 Under 40 organization for the state of Georgia. As the founder of the firm, Attorney Van Sant has high goals and aims to provide the best possible legal representation to every client. Every case that we take on, we dedicate the time and resources necessary to fully investigate and build a solid case.
Our firm has had ample success in recovering damages for our clients. In fact, we have earned certification from the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This means that we have won million-dollar and multi-million-dollar settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of these groups and we are proud to have reached this accomplishment. We promise each one of our clients that we will do our best to reach the end results that they need and want. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Buford personal injury lawyers at our firm.Types of Injuries and Accidents We Have Represented
As a personal injury firm, our car accident and trucking accident attorneys have actually handled all types of accident cases – not just motor vehicle accidents. Some of the more popular accidents and injuries that we have represented include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Drunk driving accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
Most Buford-area residents probably know that Buford Highway can be dangerous. The stretch of U.S. 23 and GA-13, built decades ago as a mixed-use roadway, has seen more than its share of motor vehicle accidents and pedestrian injury accidents over the years. Unfortunately, multiple pedestrians die every year on Buford Highway, particularly where the highway passes through Doraville, Brookhaven, and Chamblee. Many residents of these communities depend on MARTA’s most-used bus route, which travels Buford Highway. Unfortunately, the corridor is not pedestrian-friendly, and riders risk their lives getting to and from transit stops. It is anticipated that the Georgia Department of Transportation’s planned renovations of the intersections at Longmire Way, McElroy Road, and Oakcliff Road will result in a meaningful reduction of injury accidents.
Of course, life-altering accidents can occur anywhere in Buford. If you need to seek medical treatment following a car accident, you have several options. Two of the most convenient, high-quality hospital facilities for Buford residents are Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton.
Northside Hospital Gwinnett, located at 1000 Medical Center Boulevard, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046, is a Level II Trauma Center. In addition to high-quality emergency services available 24/7, Northside Hospital Gwinnett specializes in trauma services, stroke services, high-risk maternity services, and cardiovascular care. This is a 388-bed hospital with more than 5,200 employees, including 1,200 physicians. From Buford, take I-985 south to I-85. Exit at Boggs Road and take University Parkway/GA-316 to Duluth Highway/GA-120. The hospital is at the southeast corner of the intersection of GA-316 and GA-120.
Another popular care option for people injured in Buford is Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton. This 134-bed medical center provides emergency services, urgent care, heart and vascular services, orthopedics, cancer treatment and surgery, obstetrical care, and NICU care. NGMC Braselton is located at 1400 River Place, Braselton, GA, 30517. To get to the hospital from Buford, take Thompson Mill Road to North Puckett Road. Go north/northeast on North Puckett Road to Friendship Road (GA-347). The hospital complex will be on your left before you reach GA-311.
If you choose to pursue a legal claim for damages after an injury accident, the case will likely be heard as a civil case at the Gwinnett County Courthouse, located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046. To reach the courthouse from Buford, take GA-20 (Buford Drive) south to Lawrenceville. The courthouse is southeast of Lawrenceville Highway on Langley Drive.Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
You could choose to settle your injury claim without engaging an attorney. However, your chances of successfully obtaining an adequate settlement for your injuries will be higher if you work with an experienced car accident lawyer or other personal injury attorney. Lawyers in this field understand the nuances of valuing personal injuries and will fight to negotiate appropriate settlements rather than accepting an insurance company’s initial offer. Insurers’ settlement offers often undervalue claims; if you accept a settlement, you will generally not be able to pursue any additional compensation, even if you incur unanticipated medical expenses later.
What Steps Should I Take if I Am Hurt in an Accident?
After an injury accident, you should seek medical treatment for your injuries. Be sure to document the care you received. If you can document the accident through photographic or video evidence, this can help your case too. It can also be helpful to capture the names and contact information for anyone who witnessed the accident. When you feel able to do so, talk to a personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your options for pursuing compensation.
How Much Will My Case Be Worth?
Without knowing the specific circumstances of the accident that led to your injuries, establishing liability for the incident, and determining the nature and extent of your direct and indirect financial losses, it is impossible to estimate what you might receive in damages. Your auto accident attorney will work closely with you to evaluate your case and provide an estimate. You may be entitled to compensation to cover your past and anticipated future medical expenses, lost wages, damaged personal property, and pain and suffering.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Most Georgia personal injury lawyers handle car accidents and other injury cases on a contingency basis. You do not pay anything out-of-pocket for legal representation. In fact, your attorney only gets paid if he or she helps you obtain a settlement. Your lawyer should explain the fees at your initial consultation.Have You Been Injured in an Alpharetta Area Accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident you should speak with our Alpharetta personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855-GA-INJURY or 678.679.6710 to schedule your free consultation.