Written by Award-Winning Attorney Lawrence S. Lapidus
Auto accidents happen every day in the United States. While damage to the vehicle can be frustrating and inconvenient, physical injuries resulting from an accident can be life altering and debilitating. If you are injured in an auto accident, communications with the insurance company to get a fair settlement can be overwhelming. Add to that the process of trying to heal from your injuries, missing work because your hurt, lost wages, mounting medical bills – and it can all just seem like too much to manage.
Know this: you don’t have to go back and forth with the insurance company anymore. That’s why we’re here, and an auto accident attorney in DC who is also licensed in Maryland is exactly what you need.
Auto Accident Injuries
There are many injuries that can result from being in an auto accident. Even fender benders have been known to cause debilitating injuries and result in high medical bills. If you are injured in an accident, you may need medical treatment for:
- Head and Brain Injuries, including Concussions
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Knee & Leg Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Hand & Wrist Injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Any of these injuries can hinder your ability to work and care for your family and result in expenses that can take years (or even a lifetime) to finish paying on your own.
Auto Accident Statistics
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, approximately 2.35 million people are injured or disabled in car accidents in the United States each year.
Because insurance companies, like much of big-business corporate America is laser focused on maximizing their profits, it should come as no surprise that such companies generally offer the lowest possible settlement amount, especially when a lawyer is not involved.
What’s more: insurance companies count on the lack of knowledge of the inured party, and it is their hope that you don’t know the laws and rights surrounding your case.
Even worse – the insurance adjusters may try to settle your claim with you before you are able to discover the full extent of your injuries and the implications of your injuries so they can avoid paying out a fair settlement for the extent and nature of the injuries involved. We can also provide guidance on selecting medical specialists and in most cases, find ways to get your medical bills paid, even if you do not have health insurance.
Should I Hire a Lawyer?
An Auto Accident Attorney in DC will remove the stress of dealing with the insurance company yourself. We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get you the highest possible fair and reasonable settlement. You can focus on your physical recovery without worrying about medical bills and physical therapy rehabilitation costs.
Insurance companies have more time and resources than you have – and the adjusters know that! They can drag out a settlement and drain your resources if you choose to represent yourself. Hiring an attorney will take the load off you and put the responsibility on the insurance company to pay a fair and reasonable settlement.
Auto Accident Attorney DC
Call us today at (202) 785-5111 at The Lapidus Law Firm to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. We take pride in our excellent track record and 4 decades of experience is proof that we are dedicated to representing clients just like you.