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David M. Van Sant

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Van Sant Law, LLC
307 14th St NW, #100
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404-991-5950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
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Attorney Profile

A partner with Van Sant Law, LLC, David M. Van Sant protects the rights of people in Alpharetta as well as the Atlanta metro area in Georgia. He focuses his practice on personal injury, handling cases involving claims with the Georgia Department of Transportation, workers' compensation, police brutality, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, food poisoning, animal attacks, defective products, dangerous drugs, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents and drunk driving accidents.

After graduating from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Mr. Van Sant then attended Georgia State University College of Law. He earned his Juris Doctor, graduating with honors.

Since 2008, Mr. Van Sant has represented people who were injured because of the negligence of someone else. Before starting Van Sant Law, LLC, he represented insurers and employers, and this experience enables him to provide his clients with inside information on how personal injury claims work. Mr. Van Sant is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.

Throughout the years, Mr. Van Sant has been the recipient of several honors. He was named one of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 and one of the top 100 attorneys in the state of Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Van Sant is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, due to the large settlements he has won for his clients. Furthermore, he holds memberships in several organizations including the Freemasons, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Forsyth County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

About David M. Van Sant

First Admitted: 2003, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.vansantlaw.com/attorney-profiles/david-van-sant/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ACE Mentoring Board of Directors
  • Materialmen and Mechanics Liens, Construction Industry Seminar
  • Georgia Car Accident Guide, Book
  • Awarding Attorneys Fees under Georgia Law, Awarding Attorneys Fees under Georgia Law
  • Authored article for the Georgia State University College of Law discussing important statutes of limitation., Statutes of Limitations, 2003
  • CWAV Board of Directors
  • Presented a seminar to the NLD divison of GTLA on how to run a succesful law practice., Speaker, GTLA, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Forsyth County Board of Ethics
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • AAJ (The American Association for Justice)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2003
  • Georgia State Bar Leadership Academy Class, 2009
  • Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
  • American Bar Association
  • Lafayette Masonic Lodge
  • Georgia, 2003
  • STLA (Southern Trial Lawyers Association)
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2003
  • Vice President, Forsyth County Bar Associaiton, 2012 - 2013
  • Leadership Forsyth Class, 2010
  • Board of Directors, ACE Mentoring Program, 2010 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar, YLD Executive Council Representative
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2003
  • Secretary, Forsyth County Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2003
  • The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Treasurer, Forsyth County Bar Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Board of Directors, CWAV, 2010
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Educational Background

  • Kennesaw State University, B.B.A.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Active Member in Good Standing, Georgia, 2003

Representative Clients

  • Adcox v. Atlanta Bldg. Maint. Co., 301 Ga. App. 74, 2009
  • Imm v. Chaney, 287 Ga. App. 606, 2007
  • Andrews v. Atlas Van Lines, Inc., 504 F.Supp.2d 1329, N.D.Ga., 2007

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Leadership Forsyth Class, 2010
  • South Forsyth Rotary Club
  • Forsyth County High School Mock Trial Coach

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers in Georgia under 40, 2011
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers in Georgia under 40, 2012, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • AVVO - Client's Choice Award, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • 10.0 superb AVVO rating
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers in Georgia under 40, 2013, 2013
  • Top 40 under 40, 2015

Honors/Awards

  • AVVO client choice award, AVVO Client Choice Award, AVVO, 2015
  • Voted as the best personal injury lawyer by Forsyth County., Best of Forsyth, Forsyth County News, 2016
  • Selected as the 2017 Best Persoanl injury lawyer., Best Personal Injury Lawyer, Forsyth County News, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia, 2011
  • One of the Best Trial Lawyers in the State
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum - Life Time Member
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia, 2013
  • Selected to 2014 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Client Distinction Award, Lawyers.com, 2014
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale Hubble, 2015
  • Received the client choice award by Martindale Hubble., Client Distinction Award, Martindale Hubble, 2016
  • Selected for Georgia's 10 Best PIA, 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award, Georgia State University College of Law, 2001
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Multi-Million Dolalr Advocates Forum - Life Time Member
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award, Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2012
  • Top 40 lawyers in Georgia under 40, Top 40 Under 40, The Assocation, 2014
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award, Avvo Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2014
  • Avvo client choice award, Client Choice Award, Avvo, 2016
  • Selected by National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 10 trucking lawyers., Top 10 Trucking Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • YLD Leadership Academy, State Bar of Georgia
  • Selected to the list of the Top 1% of Car Accident Lawyers in the State of Georgia, Top1%, 2012
  • With Honors, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia, 2012
  • Avvo's Client's Choice Award, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top 100, The Assocation, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $395,000 for client.  Defendant vehicle lost control and came into client's lane and hit client head-on. Client hit cement barrier and then was hit by vehicle 3:  Fractured left femur, right knee pain and memory loss., 2021
  • $400,000 for client.  Client was in a single-vehicle accident when his friend lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree. Client hit his head on the support pillar in the truck indenting his skull. He was transported to the ER where he had multiple seizures due to the head trauma.   , 2021
  • $125,000 for our client.  Defendant crossed the roadway without yielding, causing our client to crash into the vehicle.  Significant impact with neck, chest, back, hips and arm injuries.  , 2021
  • $400,000 for our client.  Client’s vehicle was rear-ended by a distracted driver in a commercial vehicle. Client underwent months of therapy before finally undergoing surgery.  , 2021
  • $1,000,000 for client whose husband was killed when a construction vehicle ran a red light at an intersection striking their vehicle. , 2021
  • $500,000 for wrongful death.  Defendant traveling the wrong direction on expressway collided with another vehicle head on killing him.  , 2021
  • $100,000 for client hit as a pedestrian in parking lot.  , 2021
  • $200,000 settlement for client who suffered traumatic injuries when involved in multi vehicle accident with fatality to driver. , 2020
  • $300,000 settlement for client who suffered back, neck and leg injures as a passenger in vehicle hit by cement truck., 2021
  • $115,000 settlement for client that was a passenger in a vehicle struck by another vehicle when driver was attempting to make a left turn.  Driver of the other vehicle was charged with DUI. , 2020
  • $150,000 settlement for client that was rear ended while stopped for traffic.  Despite numerous pre-existing issues due to a prior wreck, we were able to get it settled at a pre-suit mediation for over twice the last offer prior to mediation., 2020
  • $150,000 settlement for client injured in accident in which defendant failed to maintain lane repeatedly resulting in left front collision which resulted in driver fatality and client injury.  , 2020
  • $130,000 settlement for client that was rear ended on I-85N when traffic slowed in front of him suffering injuries to his back and neck.  , 2020
  • $100,000 for client injured when car pulled out in front of his motorcycle and flipped him over the hood., 2020
  • $325,000 settlement for client that was rear ended resulting in back injuries.  , 2020
  • $202,500 settlement for client who was a passenger in vehicle that was rear-ended  while stopping for traffic on I-20 resulting in a rotator cuff injury requiring surgical repair.  , 2020
  • $100,000 settlement for client was involved in a head on collision when defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line.  , 2020
  • $100,000 settlement for client rear ended at red light causing neck and back herniation injuries necessitating microdiscectomy surgery.   , 2020
  • $200,000 settlement for client involved in a motorcycle wreck.  Multiple torn knee ligaments involving knee surgery and neck and back soft tissue in juries.   , 2020
  • $120,000 settlement for client injured when vehicle attempted to pass in a no passing zone.  , 2020
  • $200,000 settlement for wrongful death, 2020
  • $200,000 settlement for client who suffered back injuries when her car was rear ended by a truck and pushed into the vehicle in front of her.  , 2020
  • $142,500 settlement for client that was hit head on by defendant driver and suffered injuries to lower back, neck, and shoulder.  , 2020
  • $125,000 settlement for client injured in rear end collision.  , 2020
  • $100,000 settlement for client.  Defendant failed to maintain lane causing head on collision.  , 2020
  • $100,000 settlement for client injured in rear end collision.  , 2020
  • $1,500,000 settlement for client.  Client's wife was killed by defendant driver that failed to yield to right of way.  , 2020
  • $125,000 for client. Client was passenger in an at-fault vehicle/motorcycle collision., 2020
  • Defendant ran stop sign and T-boned Plaintiff causing hand injury and back and neck pain.  Settled for $250,000, 2020
  • Passenger in at fault DUI vehicle.  Sustained broken clavicle and head injury.  Settled for $150,000, 2020
  • Defendant failed to yield with left turn causing Plaintiff to T-bone vehicle.  Soft tissue neck and back injury with injections.  Settled for policy limits of $100,000, 2020
  • Minor child suffered severe burns on hands and legs from treadmill accident at neighbors house.  Settled for $100,000, 2020
  • Rear end collision with neck and back injuries.  Settled for $125,000, 2020
  • Illegal lane change collision causing back injury.  Settled for $235,000, 2020
  • Rear end collision with neck and back injuries.  Settled for $130,000, 2020
  • Fractured thumb when defendant turned in front of Plaintiff.  Settled for $100,000, 2020
  • Passenger in vehicle that veered off the road.  Settled for $100,000, 2020
  • Rear end collision settled for $115,000, 2020
  • To protect my client's confidentiality, I do not disclose my results.  However, I have helped my clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries.

Industry Groups

  • Auto
  • Brain Injury
  • Spine Injury
  • Trucking
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Office Location for David M. Van Sant

307 14th St NW
#100
Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone: 404-991-5950

Last Updated: 9/3/2021

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