District of Columbia Car Accident Lawyer

Although we do it every day, driving is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. We have multiple things to pay attention to and no control over what is going on around us. Take into account careless drivers, speeding, drunk drivers, bad weather, or drivers who are just simply unaware of their surroundings, and driving becomes one of the deadliest activities in the world. Consider these statistics:

On average, there are about six million car accidents every year
The financial cost of these crashes is more that 200 billion dollars annually
Of these car accidents, three million people are injured and more than 50,000 are killed
About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States

In Washington DC, there is an added danger of pedestrian accidents. While there is a very reliable public transportation system, many people are walking or riding bikes as well. During the rush hour times, combined with many out-of-state drivers and the high-stress environments many of them are coming from, the risk for car, pedestrian and bicycle accidents increases significantly.

The time following a car accident can be very difficult, not only for recovering from injuries, but the psychological toll it can take as well. For people who live through a traumatic car accident, it can take weeks, months, or even years to feel comfortable on the road again. Those that are injured may never be able to drive again, too. Dealing with multiple insurance agents, on your side and on the side of the other driver, can be frustrating as well; they may try to block your claim or find you at fault for something, leaving you with the blame. With the help of a Washington DC car accident lawyer or attorney, these problems can be taken care of, leaving you with peace of mind and the needed time to recover from the accident.

However, not every car accident may merit legal involvement. There may be some cases where everything goes smoothly between the insurance companies and the driver at fault. Here are some instances that may not be as easy to deal with and will require an attorney to sort them out:

You don't know how to evaluate your claim on your own
Claiming lost wages may be difficult to prove, i.e. you are a salesperson, own your own business, or work from home
The insurance company has denied your claim and you believe they are incorrect in doing so
The circumstances surrounding the accident may require expert investigation
You are seriously injured with significant medical bills and are not receiving income or disability
It's been almost a year since your accident, the claim has not yet been settled, and you are worried about Washington DC car accident statute of limitations

If you have been injured in a car accident, or you have a loved one who has been injured or killed in one, it is imperative that you get in contact with a Washington DC car accident lawyer as soon as possible. The driver of the car that caused your accident can be held responsible for damages beyond insurance. You may be able to sue them for negligent driving, regaining medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.


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