Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
David Van Sant, the founder of Van Sant Law, LLC, an Atlanta based personal injury law firm, secured a $494,900.00 award for damages on behalf of his client in Civil Action File NO. 2O11CV19714O. His client (the plaintiff) was a police officer who was struck by the car of a drunk driver. After an investigation was conducted, it was revealed that the drunk driver (the defendant) had been a prior DUI offender, meaning the drunk driver had been arrested for DUI prior to this event.
David Van Sant represented the police officer in Civil Action File NO. 2O11CV19714O. After reviewing the details of the case a judge from The Superior Court of Fulton County, State of Georgia issued a verdict awarding Van Sant’s client $494,900.00 in compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney’s fees. This was another successful case result for attorney David Van Sant and one of his personal injury clients.
David M. Van Sant received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University and he received his Juris Doctor with honors from Georgia State University College of Law. Prior to forming his own personal injury law firm, Mr. Van Sant practiced with an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta. There, he gained valuable experience, training and insight while representing some of the largest employers and insurance companies in the nation. Today, he utilizes the experience he gained to represent individuals who have suffered undue personal injuries as a result of negligence.
Mr. Van Sant has been included in the selection of Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠, which means he has been identified as one of the top attorneys in the state of Georgia. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to this prestigious list. Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters company, is a peer review rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition for ethics and professional achievement. The annual selections are completed through a rigorous process that combines statewide surveys of lawyers with independent research and evaluations of candidates.
Attorney Van Sant has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia. The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization which is composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is only obtained through a special invitation and is only extended to those attorneys who have demonstrated a superior level of qualifications, leadership and influence in the legal community.
David Van Sant was also invited to be an exclusive member of The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 Under 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phased process which includes peer nominations and third-party research, which ultimately results in a credible, comprehensive list of young attorneys that are chosen to represent their state. David Van Sant of Van Sant Law, LLC has locations in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming and Macon, Georgia. The firm handles all types of personal injury claims including car accidents, dangerous drugs, animal attacks, medical malpractice, police brutality, wrongful death and everything in between. To contact Van Sant Law, LLC, please call (404) 991-5950 or visit the firm’s website online at http://www.AtlantaInjuryLawFirm.com.