Accident and Injury Lawyers Fighting on behalf of Car Accident Victims in the Sandy Springs, Georgia Area
Only the uninitiated would think of Sandy Springs, Georgia as a “mini-ATL.” While the Riverside District and the Chattahoochee River are our favorite places to relax, many of our friends and clients hail from somewhere in the Dunwoody Panhandle. Every July you are just about guaranteed to find at least a couple of us attending the Chattahoochee Summer Splash.
The Georgia 400 and I-285 are only two of the roads that connect Sandy Springs with itself and with the rest of Georgia. Although the Sandy Springs Traffic Management Center represents a tremendous safety benefit for motorists, the roads represent danger no matter how carefully you drive. There is always someone driving carelessly, and if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time you could be victimized.
Refuse to be a Victim
There is nothing noble about being a victim, and there is no reason you should settle for victimhood when Georgia personal injury law provides you with the right to full compensation when someone’s carelessness causes your injuries. The tricky part, however, is taking an abstract claim and turning it into cash. At Van Sant Law, LLC, that is our job, and we do it better than anyone else you are likely to find.
Although “We are exceptional” is what you might expect to read on a Georgia law firm website, it is what the rest of the state thinks that backs us up. For example:
- The Better Business Bureau thought so; it assigned us its top rating of A+.
- Our peers thought so; they named 60 percent of our lawyers Georgia Super Lawyers (an honor we share with only 2.5 percent of Georgia lawyers).
- Our clients thought so; Mr. Van Sant won the Avvo Client’s Choice Award three years in a row.
A Testimonial from One of Our Clients
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
Our Main Practice Areas
We handle a variety of different types of personal injury claims, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Workers Compensation
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Premises Liability
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will the IRS “take a bite” out of my settlement?
In all likelihood, the IRS will take little or nothing of your settlement. Here’s how the rules work:
- The IRS does not tax economic or non-economic damages awarded for personal injury.
- The IRS taxes judgment interest, at most a relatively small sum; and
- The IRS does tax punitive damages (but most victims don’t receive them).
What should I do after a car accident to prepare for my case?
You should perform the following acts within the first few days after the accident:
- Seek medical treatment ASAP
- Photograph the scene of the accident
- Exchange contact and insurance details with the other driver
- Get contact details from any witnesses
- Obtain a copy of the police report
Which mechanical malfunctions cause the most car accidents?
The most common mechanical defects are found in these systems:
Any of these defects might justify a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer if they cause an accident. The manufacturer, however, may try to assert that the defect was your fault (due to faulty maintenance, for example).
How does “causation” work in a car accident claim?
No matter how negligent a driver may have been, he is not liable for an accident if his negligence did not actually cause the accident. Even a drunken driver could potentially escape liability by proving that the accident would have happened the same way if he had been sober.
Trials vs. Private Settlements
A private settlement is obviously preferable to a court battle. Insurance companies, however, won’t settle unless they fear losing in court. They laugh at lawyers who negotiate ferociously but have mediocre trial records. Fortunately, our founding partner David Van Sant has been listed by The National Trial Lawyers as one of Georgia’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers – and the insurance companies are not laughing.
Take Action — Fortune Favors the Bold
Your choice of a law firm is likely to be the most important decision you make regarding your personal injury. Call us at (855) GA-INJURY or (404) 991-5950 so that we can schedule a free case consultation to discuss your options. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form.