Personal Injury Attorney serving Atlanta, Alpharetta and all Georgia
Breaking your bones in an injury accident can be a terrifying experience. Pain, fear, and disorientation are all natural reactions to such a life-altering event. For some accident victims, however, there is another negative emotion to deal with – anger. Anger begins to rise when you realize that the accident that turned your life upside down didn’t have any happen at all, but for the carelessness of someone else.
Broken bones or fractures can occur from many sources including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, negligent security, swimming pool or workplace accidents. Wherever the accident takes place, the victim may be left with bills for emergency medical treatment and future medical care or procedures, such as surgery. In addition, those who suffer broken bones can find themselves unable to earn a living for a short or long period of time.
No one can completely remedy the injustice that is done when else’s misconduct injures you. Georgia personal injury law, however, does allow you full compensation for all of your losses, both economic and noneconomic, at least to the extent that money is capable of compensating for such a traumatic event.
If your accident resulted in a broken bone and was caused by the negligence of another, seek the help of an experienced attorney when you desire just compensation for your injury. In any personal injury situation, it is vital to locate and document what caused the accident to take place. In the case of a car accident, a drunk or distracted driver might have been to blame. Slip and fall accidents can occur due to the negligence of a property owner. Thorough and knowledgeable investigation can prove the cause of accidents in personal injury cases.
Nobody Takes Advantage of Our Clients
We simply won’t allow it. Some of us have had to watch our loved ones suffer as you are suffering now. It makes us angry, and we have dedicated ourselves to treating our clients’ claims with all of the care and attention that we would exercise if we were seeking compensation for our own families. Helping injured victims obtain compensation is what we do, and it is all we do – we never represent defendants.
Insurance Companies and Compensation
At Van Sant Law, our personal injury attorneys have a unique advantage over many other lawyers. For years, we gained invaluable experience defending against personal injury cases for some of our nation’s largest employers and insurers. We have first-hand experience in the tactics used by insurance adjusters to get individuals to settle for amounts far less than they are owed. Now we use that knowledge to aggressively protect the rights of injured individuals to fair compensation.
The World Has Noticed
Founding partner David Van Sant is one of the most decorated personal injury lawyers in Georgia. His lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, offered to one percent of Georgia lawyers, is only one of many honors he has received. In fact, three of our firm’s five attorneys have been named Georgia Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for only 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers.
If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay
At Van Sant Law, there are no upfront fees — and no legal fees ever, unless we bring home compensation for you.
One of Our Satisfied Clients
“was great at handling my case from beginning to end. My case manager and attorney Jay Drew always returned my calls and emails asap even though I was a little annoying most of the time. ?? My case was settled fast and easy!” – Elvis Cudd
We Also Take Cases in the Following Areas
- 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 causes of fractures?
The most common causes of fractures include:
- Automobile accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Osteoporosis; and
- Misuse of the bone, such as overtraining for a sport.
Elderly people are particularly susceptible to fractures in accidents that would not fracture the bone of a younger person.
What are the most common defenses against broken bone claims?
We see the same defenses again and again. Some of the most common assertions are:
- The accident was partly or fully your fault.
- You missed the statute of limitations deadline (generally, two years from the date of the accident).
- The defendant is not the party that caused the accident.
- Your damages are not as serious as you are claiming.
How does comparative fault work in Georgia?
Under Georgia’s comparative fault system, known as Modified Comparative Fault with a 50 Percent Bar, you can still receive compensation for a broken bone accident even if the accident was partly your fault, as long as your fault was less than the fault of the defendant’s fault. If the accident was partly your fault, however, your compensation will be reduced.
Can I settle my claim out of court?
Yes, you can, and the vast majority of my clients do just that. Insurance companies do not like to go to court, because court rulings are unpredictable and because juries tend to side with victims rather than defendants.
We Know Personal Injury Law from Both Sides of the Table
Before founding Van Sant Law, David Van Sant worked as an insurance industry lawyer, defending insurance companies and employers. As a consequence, he knows all the tricks an insurance company might try to pull to avoid paying your claim, and he is well-prepared to counter them. His track record is so stellar that in 2014 he won the prestigious Avvo Client’s Choice Award for the third straight year.
The rest of Van Sant Law has followed suit – our injury attorneys are so well-regarded that the Better Business Bureau has granted us it’s coveted A+ rating. We can put our talent, our expertise and our desire for justice to work for you if you so desire.
Have You Been Injured In A Georgia Accident?
If you've been injured in an accident you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855.GA.INJURY or 404.991.5950 to schedule your free consultation.