Recovering Compensation in Washington, D.C. Intersection Accidents
Proving Chronic Whiplash in an Accident
Remember, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of how minor the injuries may seem at first, it is important that you seek medical attention and legal advice right away to ensure that your rights are protected. With proper documentation and an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, you can be sure that you’ll receive the justice and compensation to which you’re entitled.
When Can I File an Injury Claim Against a Negligent Driver in Washington, D.C.?
In Washington, D.C., individuals injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence may be able to file an injury claim against the negligent driver. Generally speaking, individuals have three years from the date of the incident to bring forth their claim under D.C. Code Ann. § 12-301(8); however, there are certain exceptions that may shorten or extend this deadline depending on the facts of your case.
Rideshare Accident in Washington, D.C. and Recovering Compensation
A rideshare accident in Washington, D.C. with Uber drivers and others can be complex and stressful for everyone involved. Victims of these accidents may find themselves facing expensive medical bills and lost wages due to missed work. Fortunately, there are options available for victims to pursue compensation for their damages.
Car Accident Injuries Caused by Different Types of Collisions
A car accident can cause a variety of injuries, depending on the type and severity of the collision. However, certain types of car accidents are more likely to result in specific injuries, including those that follow. When negligence by another person was the cause of your trauma, you may be able to place a claim to recover compensation with the help of an injury lawyer.
Traffic Fatality Accidents in Washington, D.C.
Traffic fatality accidents are at an all-time high, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department with 40 fatalities reported in 2021. Whether you lost a loved one in a car collision or they were riding a bicycle or a pedestrian, we can help your grieving family recover the compensation they deserve.
There are many causes of traffic fatalities in Washington, D.C., but some are more common than others.
Find Out How a DUI Affects a Personal Injury Claim
When you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in Washington, D.C., there are several important things you need to know when filing a personal injury claim. Driving under the influence (DUI) and while intoxicated (DWI) are different designations. When a person is charged with DUI, it means their BAC level is 0.07 percent or under that. However, a field test for sobriety that was administered by a police officer shows cognitive impairment. In a DWI, the BAC level is at least 0.08 percent, which is shown by a urine, blood, or breathalyzer test.
Who Pays Your Medical Bills After an Accident?
In the event that you settle or your case goes to civil court, the person or entity responsible for your crash or accident should pay for your medical expenses. In addition, the at-fault party’s insurance company should compensate you for any future medical expenses you will incur because of your injury. In addition to physical injuries and wages, you lost due to being unable to work, you should receive for emotional and psychological trauma as well.
You should also receive coverage for adaptive medical devices and transportation to and from your medical appointments. You should not need to pay for your medical treatment if another person caused your accident.
Car Accidents and Statutes of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the time period in which a lawsuit can be filed following an injury or death caused by the negligence of another person or entity such as the city government. The statutes of limitations in Washington, D.C. can be different, depending on the category of the type the injury and on the age. However, this important part of the D.C. Code Ann. § 12-301(8) can interfere with your ability to recover damages, especially if you’re dealing with an insurance company.
At Roeser Law, all the attorneys and staff are fully committed to ensuring their clients’ rights are protected. It is our duty to provide our clients with compassionate service and to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (202) 660-4070 to find out how we can help you.