How Can A DC Auto
Accident Lawyer Help?
Auto accidents occur every day, but you don’t necessarily realize how deeply you are affected until it happens. An accident can leave you with piles of medical bills, physical pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, emotional distress and so much more.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by someone else and have suffered injuries as a result, don’t go through the aftermath alone. Get representation from a dedicated attorney at The Lapidus Law Firm to help you get a receive a fair and reasonable settlement. Without an attorney, you risk getting a lowball settlement offer or worse – nothing at all.
Recent Auto Accident in DC
A 3-vehicle crash occurred in April of this year, leaving two people dead and two others injured. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 according to WTOP. The driver of a Kia Optima entered the wrong lane and drove toward incoming traffic, striking as Mercedes Benz in a head on collision. In the midst of it all, the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban tried to avoid the crash and lost control of their vehicle, and subsequently slammed into a concrete barrier.
The driver of the Suburban died before paramedics arrived. The driver of the Kia was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. The occupants of the Mercedes and the passenger of the Chevy sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
In taking an initial look at this story, a personal injury lawyer should have been obtained for each of those injured AND by the family of the deceased driver of the Suburban. The former would file personal injury claims; the latter would require a wrongful death lawsuit.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
Just because you practice safe driving habits, there is no guarantee that all drivers around you will do the same. Our clients have been injured for a wide range of reasons, because of the negligence of other drivers. Those reasons include:
- Speeding: The faster one drives, the less time they’ll have to react to an accident. Although it should be noted: even low-speed car accidents can cause serious injuries.
- Driving Under The Influence: Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs causes an inability to focus and function properly while driving. According to the CDC, Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Distracted Driving: It can involve changing radio stations, eating, turning to look at something/someone, using GPS, and most commonly texting. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do while in control of a vehicle. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, (NHTSA) if you check a message while driving at 55 mph, you would have crossed the length of an entire football field before directing your eyes back to the road.
Auto Accident Lawyer in DC
We are dedicated to giving each and every one of our clients the personal attention their case needs to increase their chances of receiving a fair and reasonable settlement. The insurance claims process should be fair, smooth, and simple, but the fact is that it isn’t always that easy.
That’s where your auto accident lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm comes in. We get it. We know how stressful it can be to communicate with the insurance adjusters. What’s more: we know their tactics, and we know how they operate to have the best outcome for THEM – not you. The good news is that we’re on YOUR SIDE! Reach out to us at (202) 785-5111 for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can help. You don’t have to go through the auto insurance claims process alone.
The insurance company has a team of lawyers for legal guidance, and you should too.