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Car Accidents in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Car Accident Victims

Atlanta Is an absolutely exhilarating place to live because it combines elements of its southern roots with a global cosmopolitanism that has turned it into one of the world’s truly great cities. From the High Museum of Art to the unfinished trails of the BeltLine, we love exploring this city.

Sitting at the convergence of I-20, I-75, and I-85, Atlanta is essentially an automobile town, despite its well-developed public transportation network. Frequent car accidents are inevitable in such an environment, and the best a motorist can hope for is to drive carefully and hope not to become a victim of someone else’s carelessness. Unfortunately, that hope is not always rewarded.

You Have Legal Options

If you were injured in an Atlanta car accident that was someone else’s fault, you don’t have to count your misfortune as a simple twist of fate – you are entitled to full financial compensation. Although at   Van Sant Law, we realize that money alone can never make you whole, what we can do is help you obtain justice, at least as far as money is able to accomplish that goal.

Under Georgia personal injury law, when you are injured by someone else’s carelessness, you have a legal claim for full compensation. “Full compensation” means more than just reimbursement of your medical expenses. You are entitled to compensation for all of your losses, including both economic losses and non-economic losses such as the pain and suffering you endured.

The Right Law Firm Is Critical

We are pleased to report that 60 percent of our lawyers have been named Georgia Super Lawyers by our peers, versus only 2.5 percent statewide. Meanwhile, our founding partner David Van Sant has been named one of Georgia’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Our clients must agree, because Mr. Van Sant also received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award three years in a row.

A Testimonial From One of Our Clients

I received good service from & the attorneys I worked with: Bo Pirkle and Mike Horst. They communicated with me, answered questions, & reached a settlement I could live with, in a reasonable amount of time. — Jim, May 30, 2017

Types of Cases We Take

We handle many different types of personal injury cases, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Are the Most Common Defenses Against a Car Accident Claim?

Some of the most common defense claims include:

  • The accident was your fault.
  • You missed the statute of limitations deadline to file a lawsuit (two years from the date of the accident in most cases).
  • The defendant is the wrong party (misidentification).
  • Your injuries are not as severe as you are claiming (a partial defense).
How Does Comparative Fault Work in Georgia?

Georgia applies a Modified Comparative Fault system with a 50 Percent Bar . Under this system, you can receive partial damages even if you were partly at fault, as long as you were less at fault than the defendant you are filing your claim against.

Can I Sue the Employer of a Commercial Driver?

Yes, you can, even if the employer was not personally at fault for the accident. The driver must have been at fault, on duty, and acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the accident. Most long-distance truckers are independent contractors, not employees, which means that the trucking company is not liable unless it was at fault.

What Is Maximum Medical Improvement?

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is the point, certified by your healthcare provider, where you are not likely to recover further from your injury. You may have to reach MMI before long-term future damages can be accurately calculated.

You Will Probably Never Need to Walk into a Courtroom — and You Won’t Owe Us a Penny Until the Money Comes in

Under our contingency fee arrangement, you only pay us if we win your case; otherwise, our services are free. Although we win over 90 percent of our cases, even then our fees are scaled according to how much compensation you receive. Moreover, the vast majority of our clients’ claims are settled out of court, because insurance companies and other defendants are reluctant to risk a jury trial against us.

Have You Been Injured in a Georgia Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a Georgia car accident you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please  contact us online or call our office directly at  855-GA-INJURY or 404-991-5950 to schedule your free consultation.

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