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 Van Sant Law & 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:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Workers Compensation
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Premises Liability
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.
Make It Happen, Starting Today
The quality of the law firm you select could mean a tremendous difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Just as you wouldn’t trust an inexperienced doctor, don’t trust inexperienced lawyers. For a free, no-obligation case consultation, call us at (855) GA-INJURY or (404) 991-5950; otherwise, fill out our online contact form so that we can schedule an appointment.