Personal Injury Lawyers Serving the Public when filing Claims Against Government Agencies in Cumming

When an injury is the result of the negligent action of a city, state or county agency, you need to have a highly qualified and experienced Cumming personal injury attorney managing the situation. These are often complex legal matters, and there can be a great deal of difficulty in getting a claim paid fairly. There are time restrictions in which the claim must be filed as well. For claims against the City of Cummings, you have 6 months from the time of the injury. For a claim against a Forsyth County agency or the State of Georgia, your time limit is 1 year. It is imperative that your claim is filed within the limits, or you could lose your ability to recover compensation for the injuries and other damages in your case.

At Van Sant Law, LLC, we provide legal representation in all claims against county agencies, including the sheriff’s department, animal control, the fire department, parks and recreation, public facilities, roads and bridges and other departments in the county government. At the city level, we can file claims against any agency when an injury has occurred, including agencies such as the police, utilities, recreation and parks, or in public venues such as the fairgrounds or water parks.

In claims filed against a state agency, we have 1 year in which to file the claim. Any injury that is the result of negligence by a state agency or any employee must be managed professionally. The state engages the services of attorneys that have the goal of reducing the costs related to claims. We know how these attorneys operate, and how to fight for justice for the injured or for families who have lost a loved one. Whether the injury or death is related to an accident at a state park, waterway or historic site, in the juvenile justice system, the state drugs and narcotics agency, or any other agency or department, we can help.

Filing a Claim Against a Government Agency

Any claim filed against a city, county or state agency must be professionally managed. The process involved in negotiating a settlement requires a great deal of skill and understanding of personal injury law. An injury claim should include all damages, and should be filed against all liable parties. The damages will be based upon the degree of the injuries, whether minor, serious or catastrophic. Damages will include all costs of medical care and rehabilitation, both currently and estimated for the future, other financial losses related to the injury, as well as pain and suffering or other non-economic damages. We carefully evaluate every detail of your individual case so that our claim is geared to recover the maximum possible.

Our Cumming Personal Injury Lawyer

Our founding attorney, David M. Van Sant, has gained a reputation as one of the state’s most effective personal injury lawyers. He has recovered millions of dollars in injury claims, including being involved in cases filed against city, county or state agencies. He is listed as a Super Lawyer® “Rising StarSM” as well as being named in the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Van Sant has represented victims in many high value cases and prevailed. We urge you to contact our firm as early as is possible after the accident or injury. It is important that you have legal representation as early as possible, as there can be issues regarding the preservation of evidence, getting statements from witnesses and other matters that are important in documenting the injury case so that it can be more quickly resolved.

Contact us today for immediate assistance.