Personal injury attorneys sometimes get a bad rap. You’ve heard the term “ambulance chaser.” It’s an old term used to describe lawyers who arrive at the scene of accidents in hopes of picking up new clients.
The truth is, ambulance chasing does not happen in the state of Georgia. It is unethical for an attorney to him/herself or by hire arrive at the scene of an accident or at a hospital to look for clients. It just doesn’t happen.
What typically does happen is accident victims seek out qualified personal injury lawyers in the aftermath of an accident. They do it because they konw they need help. Lawyers who specialize in personal injury law are in it to help people, particularly people who have been injured in an accident due to no fault of their own.
By definition, an accident typically has a responsible party. When you are in an accident that is not your fault, the responsible party is RESPONSIBLE for the expenses involved not only with fixing your car but with fixing you. If you are injured, and it doesn’t take a high speed crash to cause injury, you will most likely incur medical expenses, insurance claims, potentially lost wages, or increased child care or other expenses resulting from the accident. When this occurs, it’s important that the individual responsible pays.
So, if you’re injured in an accident and you need help, look to one of Georgia’s most helpful personal injury attorneys and contact David Van Sant, an Atlanta Accident Lawyer who cares about the clients he serves.