The effects of a personal injury caused by the negligence or carelessness of another can be devastating, both to the victim and their families. Aside from immediate medical expenses, there may be longer term rehabilitation and therapy, time off from work and emotional trauma. At Van Sant Law, LLC, we understand what those who suffer personal injuries go through. We use our years of experience to assist you and your family in fighting to receive the compensation you deserve to help restore your quality of life.
Our firm has the unique qualification of having worked for years defending many of the largest employers and insurance companies in the nation. We know, therefore, how they operate and what they will try to do to deny a person the full financial settlement they are due. Insurance companies commonly work on the basis of paying as little as possible on claims. They utilize many tactics to reach that goal. As a lawyer, David Van Sant and each of our Georgia personal injury attorneys operate on the principal that through hard work and diligence, we will work to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible.
PERSONAL INJURY: PRACTICE AREAS
At our firm, we recognize just how difficult it can be to experience a personal injury accident. For this reason, we remain committed to ensuring that our clients have the accessible and honest legal assistance that they truly deserve. If you have been injured, we encourage you to look through our website. On each page, you will find more information regarding the types of accidents, injuries and claims that we can assist with. Some of these include the following:
Types of Accidents
The types of accidents that you can get involved in are endless. At our firm, we are not daunted. From bike accidents to pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, boating accidents and even bus accidents, we are committed to helping our clients defend their rights in a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, we encourage you to get us involved as soon as possible.
If you have been victimized in an accident, it is not unlikely that you are experienced catastrophic and possibly even life-threatening injuries. We are prepared to take on cases regardless of the injuries that you have sustained. From broken bones to spine injuries that result in paralysis, brain damage, burns, neck injuries and even herniated discs, we’re prepared to take on catastrophic injury claims of all kinds.
Across the nation, one of the most prevalent types of accidents remains car accidents. Due to the congest roadways and our large dependence on motor vehicles to get us from one area to the next, we spend a huge portion of our time in automobiles. When these get into an accident, it can be not only painful, but even life-threatening in nature.
Due to their large size and their speed, the accidents that involve large commercial trucks are some of the most devastating that occur. If you are looking to file a claim, it is important that you keep in mind that you will not only be facing an individual driver – you will be facing the trucking company that backs them. We are prepared to help you even the playing field.
As a motorcyclist, you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position. This, however, does not excuse the negligence of drivers who fail to operate safely around you. If they do not look out for you and do not drive in a manner that promotes you safety, they should be held liable for any injuries that you incurred.
Not every personal injury claim involves the injured themselves seeking legal recourse. In some cases, should the accident involved have been fatal, the surviving family can seek for compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, the loss of future income and even the loss of companionship. We know how emotionally difficult it can be to handle these types of cases – you can rest easier knowing that we will fight tooth and nail to defend you.
With as many hours that are spent at our job, it is no surprise that employees can suffer serious injuries and illnesses from accidents that occur or from long-lasting circumstances. Workers’ compensation was created to protect the rights of workers as a no-fault type of covers. We know the nuances that surround these types of claims and are prepared to do everything possible to help our clients.
While enjoyable companions, it is not an unheard of fact for animals to be dangerous. If they are mishandled, owners can be held liable for any actions that result in injury for another. If you or a loved one have been injured by the actions of another person’s animal, give us a call. We know just how daunting these situations can be and we are firmly dedicated to helping our clients seek full financial compensation.
Dog Bite Accidents
If you or a loved one have suffered from the bite of a pet dog, you know just dangerous it can be to deal with something of this nature. The physical damage that can be sustained from a dog bite is nothing to take lightly. At our firm, we will do everything that we can to defend the rights of the victims.
When we go to a restaurant or food establishment, we are not typically concerned about the food itself. Unfortunately, due to poor hygiene or poorly handled food, food poisoning can occur. If you have sustained serious illness from contamination, we encourage you to consult with our firm as soon as possible.
When injured, we often will turn towards a doctor, hospital or other medical professional to care for our health. Should they not behave in a manner that uphold that highest of safety regulations, serious injury and illness can occur. In these cases, they should be held liable for damages that have been incurred.
Nursing Home Abuse
In many situations, our elderly loved ones go to facilities to be sure that they care cared for. While many of these facilities uphold the best of standards, in some cases they can be negligent or flat-out abusive. If you suspect nursing home abuse, give us a call. We can investigate the situation and determine if you have a case or not. Then, we will be able to help you seek financial compensation.
Were you injured on property that belonged to a third party? If so, and if the injury could have been prevented through better maintenance or better safety features, you could have grounds to file a premises liability claim. We recognize just how daunting it can be to deal with circumstances of this nature and will do everything that we can to help our clients protect their legal rights.
While law enforcement are created to help protect the rights of citizens, and usually have the best of intentions, in some cases they can become overzealous. Just because they are deemed to uphold the law does not mean that they are above it. If you have been injured by the actions of a police officer, you should not suffer in silence. Give us a call.
If the Department of Transportation did not maintain the road in a way that protects the safety of all drivers, they can held liable for accidents that can occur. If a dangerous roadway was the cause of a car accident in which you were injured, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Diminution in Value Claims
Following a car accident, it is possible that your vehicle lost a lot of its value. If this is the case, it can be confusing to move forward through the car accident claim. At our firm, we are prepared to fight to give you the best chance of success at getting your full financial compensation – regardless of the diminished value.
DePuy Hip Replacements
Over the years, more and more reports of a failed product have surfaced regarding the hip replacement system released by DePuy Orthopaedics. If you have experienced loosening, misalignment, bone fractures or any other adverse side effects and have required additional surgeries or medical treatment, you could have grounds to file a claim.
Not every drug that is on the market is completely safe. In fact, some drugs are outright dangerous – exposing consumers to more health risks than the health benefits that they are supposedly created to fix. Have you suffered from the usage of one of these drugs? Get us involved and let us fight to defend your best interests.
In some cases, manufacturers are in such a hurry to get a product on the market that they do not adequately test them. This can result in a product that has dangers that are either unknown or are known and not properly warned about to consumers. One example of prevalent defective products involves defective tires. We recognize these types of dangers and are prepared to help our clients protect their legal rights to the full extent of the law.
The compensation you can receive depends upon a number of factors which vary from person to person. You may be able to be compensated for medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages, an inability to earn income due to your injuries and emotional pain and suffering. Don’t let insurance companies prevent you from receiving just damages for your injuries. Let our knowledge go to work on your behalf. Our firm works on a contingency basis, which means if we don’t win your case you will not have a bill for services. Our responsive and experienced legal team is here to help.