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Claims Against County, City, and State Agencies

Were you injured due to negligence by the county, city, or state? At Van Sant Law, we take on difficult claims, including those involving government agencies at the city, county and state levels.

A claim against the county could be related to dangerous roads, prison employees, and many other situations.When some agency or department of the county you live in has failed to protect your safety and you have been injured, or you lost a loved one, we get involved.

Claims Against the City of Alpharetta, Fulton, or Dekalb Counties

If your injury claim involves the city of Alpharetta, we can help you take action. Uneven sidewalks leading to a serious injury in a slip & fall, city owned pools and parks in which an injury took place, injuries due to the actions of a city employee or other incident that led to injuries should be handled by an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer. Ensure you contact our firm as quickly as possible, as we have extensive knowledge about how to successfully file claims against government agencies.

Claims Against the State of Georgia

Claims against the state can be complex and difficult. Were you injured while under the care of the state? Children injured in foster care, state-run elder care facilities in which abuse has taken place, and injuries at state parks require a high level of legal skill to get resolved fairly. Any state employee that has been negligent in his or her actions and caused an injury will require a claim to be filed against the State of Georgia. You have one year from the time of the accident to file a claim, and it is critical that these timelines are met, or you could lose your ability to recover fair compensation.

Government agencies can call upon teams of expensive, high level attorneys that deal with these issues, and there is often an effort to deny the claim or pay out a low settlement – far lower than the injured person deserves. At our firm, we understand how these agencies work, and how to negotiate with city, state or county lawyers to get a claim paid fairly, and in taking the case to court for resolution.

Our legal team has gained a reputation for excellent legal work in personal injury law, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our firm’s founding attorney, David Van Sant, is rated 10.0 or “Superb” from Avvo, a law firm review service. He is listed as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Georgia, and is also listed as a “Rising StarSM” by Super Lawyers®. You know your case will be in the hands of an aggressive and talented legal professional when our firm represents you. We are not intimidated by corporate, city, county or state defense lawyers that are fighting a claim.

We will prepare a professionally presented case, and we will zealously pursue the compensation you deserve. A government agency or an employee of that city, state or county agency that has failed to protect your safety or has violated your rights must be held accountable, and is not above the law. We press forward to get result. We are prepared to evaluate your case immediately with our online case evaluation form.

You have time restrictions if you hope to file a claim for damages against the City of Alpharetta. Under state law, these claims must be filed in writing within 6 months of the injury. The claim goes through a specific process, through the City Council and then to the Department of Law, where it is assigned to an investigator. If it is found that the City or one of its employees was responsible for the injuries you sustained, a settlement negotiation takes place. The amount of the settlement must be approved by the City Council and the Mayor. If the claim is denied and the investigator has come to the determination that the city is not responsible, or when the two parties cannot come to a settlement agreement, the injured person has the right to file a claim in court and bring the conflict to a jury to make a decision. We are trial lawyers and skilled litigators, and you can be fully confident that everything possible will be undertaken in an effort to favorably resolve your claim against the City of Alpharetta, the State of Georgia or the County where the incident occurred.

A claim against the state or county must be filed within one year; for the city, the law only allows for 6 months in which to file a claim. Call today.

Contact o firm for more information about filing an injury claim against the city, county or state.

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