Suwanee Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyers
When you are hurt because of someone else’s negligence, the experience can leave you with life-altering physical and emotional injuries, in addition to the unexpected impact on your finances. Talking to an experienced, compassionate Suwanee injury attorney can help you understand your rights and evaluate your options for pursuing compensation for your injuries and losses. As an injury law firm, Van Sant Law offers free consultations to help victims and their loved ones make more informed decisions about their next steps.
No two personal injury claims are exactly the same, but every claim stems from someone suffering a physical injury due to another person’s negligence. Common examples of personal injuries include motor vehicle accidents resulting in physical and emotional trauma, slip and fall accidents, nursing home abuse resulting in harm to elderly residents, dog bites or attacks, food poisoning, and defective products. The strength of a personal injury claim depends on the underlying facts and circumstances.
Ultimately, the strength of a claim for compensation after a personal injury accident hinges on the nature and extent of victims’ injuries. In contrast to a minor fender-bender, which damages a victim’s car but leaves him or her otherwise unharmed, a personal injury involves harm to the victim’s physical body and, often, emotional state. A valid claim also depends on a finding of fault. Someone else (a person, business, or a government entity) must have been negligent, and must be at least 50% responsible for the accident. The responsible party must also have the financial means (usually through insurance coverage or significant personal assets) to be able to pay compensation to the injured victim.
You may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries, even if you hold some of the responsibility for the accident. Georgia’s “modified comparative negligence” law says that as long as the other party was at least 50% responsible, that party can be held accountable for their negligence and the victim can recover compensation. It is important to note that a finding of fault on your part will mean that the total amount paid will be reduced in proportion to each parties’ responsibility.
“Negligence,” in the language of personal injury law, means that someone (an individual person, a business, or a government entity) owed a duty to exercise reasonable care but failed to do so; and because they did not exercise their duty of care, someone suffered physical and/or emotional harm.
As a personal injury and car accident law firm, Van Sant Law handles a variety of personal injury matters. Whether you’ve been injured in a workplace accident or a motor vehicle accident, were harmed because of a defective product, a loved one suffered nursing home neglect or abuse, you were the victim of medical malpractice, were harmed by medication or medical devices, suffered injuries in a swimming pool accident, or believe that a loved one was the victim of a wrongful death due to another’s negligence, our skilled attorneys are here to help you seek the financial compensation Georgia law says you are entitled to receive.Injured in a Car Accident? Contact a Suwanee Auto Accident Attorney
Police in Suwanee have identified certain intersections of the city that are the sites of more accidents than others, as well as peak times when accidents occur. For example, the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road/Sawmill Drive intersection and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road/I-85 South ramps see higher accident rates than other areas. Accidents occur in Suwanee more frequently on Monday evenings and Wednesday to Friday mornings than other times of the week.
Understanding these risks may help you take proactive measures to avoid specific intersections at high-risk times. Of course, motor vehicle accidents can occur anywhere, and at any time of day. When accidents happen, having a knowledgeable car or trucking accidents lawyer on your side can help you navigate the claims process, helping ensure you receive full and fair compensation.Skill and Experience for All Types of Personal Injuries
At Van Sant Law, we understand that nothing about a personal injury is easy, including missing work, handling unexpected medical expenses, and dealing with the responsible party’s insurance company. Trying to manage the claims process on your own may leave you frustrated and confused. When you choose to work with a knowledgeable Suwanee personal injury lawyer, you will have a skilled advocate in your corner, one who will fight to help you obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive under Georgia law. Your lawyer will use his or her experience and knowledge of the claims process and justice system to guide you through the process, from start to finish.
If you were injured in Suwanee due to someone else’s negligence, you owe it to yourself to contact a personal injury attorney who can help you navigate these unfamiliar waters.