Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Injury Victims in Gainesville, GA

Gainesville, Georgia is just about an hour down the road from us. We often find ourselves in town visiting clients or friends, or just enjoying the atmosphere. Although Gainesville bills itself as the Poultry Capitol of the World, it isn’t poultry that brings us here in our free time – it is friendly people, Lake Lanier and the Blue Ridge Mountains, in that order, that keeps us coming back.

I-985 offers Gainesville easy access to Atlanta as well as traffic congestion during certain periods.  The frequency of traffic accidents would be distressing even if you didn’t seem to be stalked by a myriad of other dangers. Overworked doctors, negligent dog owners, and dangerous working conditions among the many dangers that you may face on a regular basis. When disaster strikes, contact us.

We’re on Your Side

At Van Sant Law,, we see injured victims every day, because personal injury law is the only law we practice. You’d think we would get used to seeing injured victims, but we don’t – we still have to swallow our anger when we see what someone else’s carelessness has done to our client. And we absolutely will not allow the responsible party to walk away while you struggle to regain your health.

Our number one principle is that nobody takes advantage of our client – regardless of whether it is a giant pharmaceutical company or a greedy insurance company. We have dealt with these parties before, and our success rate is well over 90 percent. The phrase “well over 90 percent” applies to another aspect of our practice, too – the percentage of our clients who end up with out-of-court settlements.

A Client Speaks Out

We were always kept up to date on the status of our case. Any questions were promptly answered. Never felt like we were a bother or taking too much time. Excellent public relations with all involved. I would most definitely use Mr. Van Sant if the need arose in the future. Thank you for everything. — Michael, May 20, 2017

Some of Our Main Practice Areas

We handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a personal injury settlement lien?

A personal injury settlement lien is a legal right held to receive money from your future compensation. It is a way of satisfying your creditors while you wait for your claim to be resolved. A personal injury settlement lien may be taken out by:

  • A health care provider
  • An auto insurance company
  • A health insurance company
  • Medicare

What should I do immediately after being injured in a commercial shop such as a grocery store?

Take the following actions ASAP:

  • Get assistance in the shop, and report your injury to the on-duty manager.
  • Get contact details of witnesses.
  • Photograph the scene of the accident and any relevant dangerous conditions.
  • Contact an experienced Gainesville personal injury lawyer.

Will surveillance camera footage help my personal injury claim?

Yes, surveillance camera footage can help in many ways. It can prove the existence of a dangerous condition (icy steps, for example), it can prove that your injury really did result from the accident, and it can help prove whose fault the accident was.

What are the most common defenses against a car accident claim?

You are likely to hear the following from the insurance company you are claiming against:

  • The accident was your fault.
  • You missed the deadline for filing a lawsuit (generally, two years from the date of the accident).
  • The defendant was misidentified and did not cause the accident.
  • You were not as seriously injured as you are claiming, or your injuries were preexisting.

One of the Best – and the World Has Noticed

Van Sant Law, has been showered with awards over the last few years:

  • the Avvo Client’s Choice Award (David Van Sant)
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
  • Georgia Super Lawyer (60 percent of our lawyers)
  • Georgia’s 100 Best Trial Lawyer (David Van Sant)

Act Today — Time Could Be Running Out on Your Claim

Evidence deteriorates over time, which is why it is important to act quickly. Don’t worry — you don’t need any money to hire us. We work on a contingency basis, which means that our legal fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation. You will owe us nothing until and unless you receive money.

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.