Injury Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of the injured throughout the Atlanta Area
Atlanta cannot be compared to any other city on earth. Although remnants of the city’s sleepy southern roots can still be felt in the air, since the 1996 Olympics, Atlanta has emerged as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Although as residents of the city we can only visit the Georgia Aquarium so many times, the Alliance Theatre and the BeltLine trails are continuing sources of inspiration for us.
In Georgia, it seems like “all roads lead to Atlanta”, as I-20, I-75, and I-85 converge here — with occasionally deadly consequences. Car accidents aren’t the only dangers you face, however – in fact, sometimes it might seem like life is booby-trapped. Anything from a dog bite, to a defective prescription medication, to a slip and fall accident on a department store escalator can seriously injure you.
When the Accident Wasn’t Your Fault
It can be infuriating to realize that the accident that sent you to the hospital was the result of a pet owner who let his dogs run free, a doctor who prescribed the wrong medication, or a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel after 24 hours on the road. At Van Sant Law,, it is our job to protect clients who were unjustly injured due to someone else’s wrongful conduct.
The Georgia personal injury compensation system is filled with arcane rules of evidence and procedure. It is brutally competitive to its core, whether you are fighting it out in court or simply trying to negotiate a private settlement. At Van Sant Law, we are legal combat veterans with a certain attitude that opposing parties don’t like very much – we absolutely will not allow our client to be taken advantage of.
An Evaluation from One of Our Clients
Van Sant’s law firm is a very professional group of people. They made me feel confident and provided me with the utmost respect during my process with them. I highly recommend this group, very knowledgeable and well experienced in relation to my case. Thank you so much for your services! — Janice, May 5, 2017
Some of the Kinds of Cases We Take
Following is an incomplete list of the types of cases we typically handle:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Workers Compensation
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Premises Liability
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are non-economic damages?
Non-economic damages are compensation for intangible harms such as pain and suffering, as opposed to economic damages which compensate you for medical bills, lost earnings, etc. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering (for physical distress)
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Does Georgia apply a ceiling on the amount of non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, as some states do?
No, not anymore. Although Georgia did place a limit on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down the law a few years ago as a violation of the state constitution. There is no absolute ceiling on non-economic damages in other types of personal injury cases either.
Can I win a claim against a shop owner if I slipped and fell because an employee ignored an order from the shop owner to erect a “Wet Floor” sign?
Yes, you can win a claim against the shop owner under these circumstances. Employers are considered vicariously liable for the wrongful acts of their employees, even if the employer was not personally at fault.
What is the typical sequence of events in a personal injury case?
Following is a general rundown:
- Gather evidence to support your claim.
- File your claim with the defendant (or, more likely, his insurance company).
- Open settlement negotiations.
- File a lawsuit if the opposing party refuses to settle.
- Continue negotiating while the lawsuit is in progress.
- Receive either a verdict or a settlement.
Most personal injury claims (90 percent plus) never go to trial.
A Top-Tier Personal Injury Law Firm
The Atlanta personal injury legal community knows all about Van Sant Law, and you can be sure that greedy insurance companies know us too.
- The Better Business Bureau has rated us A+, its highest rating.
- 60 percent of our attorneys have been named Georgia Super Lawyers by their peers.
- Founding partner David Van Sant was named one of Georgia’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
- We haves won numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Take Action Today
Maybe you think you can’t afford to hire a lawyer. The good news is that you can – at least if it’s us – because we will not bill you a dime until and unless we win compensation for you. For a free initial consultation, call us at (855) GA-INJURY or (404) 991-5950; otherwise, feel free to fill out our online contact form.