Three Common Causes of Car Accident in Washington, DC
When you drive through the nation’s capital, your experience behind the wheel can vary from day to day. You may experience stop and go traffic, the traffic may be very slow, or alternatively, you may get lucky and catch one green light after another, making your commute simple.
However, the traffic conditions don’t always dictate how or why an accident may occur. Today, your DC Auto Accident Lawyer is detailing some of the most common causes of accidents in our city.
Rear End Accidents
With nearly one million people living inside DC’s borders and even more making their way into the city daily for work, the stop and go traffic is inevitable. Where you have many cars, you unfortunately also have traffic that is “stop and go.” This happens between the many stop lights and stop signs throughout the city.
The injuries associated with rear-end accident don’t always show up immediately. In many cases, the victim experiences neck/back soreness and headaches in the days following their accident. Those symptoms are often dismissed as “minor injuries” when in fact, these are signs of a more serious medical problem, such as whiplash. What should you do if this happens to you? Get medical treatment immediately, then call your DC Auto-Accident Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm.
Texting and Driving
The busy city/suburb life means multiple communications are happening between friends, family and co-workers. Sometimes those communications occur via text message. The problem, however, isn’t the text, but WHEN the texting happens. Take a look around the next time you’re at a stop light. How many people do you see on their phones WHILE DRIVING? This presents a huge problem for the driver who is texting (and anyone around them) as texting is now the number one cause for fatal accidents that involve distracted driving.
If you suspect the driver was texting in an accident and you or a loved one was injured, get medical personnel on the scene immediately, let the responding officer know you suspect texting and driving caused the accident, then call your DC Auto-Accident Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm.
The influx of vehicles coming into the city in the morning means drivers need to get to work on time. In the afternoon, those same drivers are likely also tired at the end of a long day at work. Couple that with what may seem like a never-ending commute and you’re many find some drivers feeling stressed. When traffic doesn’t seem to be working in their favor, a road rage incident can take place, and that can end in an accident with injuries.
Whether that angry driver has the right to be angry is no longer the primary issue when someone is injured in an accident, and if you find yourself in this situation, call your DC Auto-Accident Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm immediately.
DC Auto Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, don’t wait any longer. Call The Lapidus Law Firm at (202) 785-5111 and request a FREE, no-obligation consultation with your DC Car Accident Lawyer. Your DC Auto Accident Lawyer will ONLY take your case if he/she believes a fair and reasonable settlement is highly likely.
Don’t assume you can handle your case independently; your attorney knows the laws surrounding your case and will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. Schedule your consultation today so that we can get started. You’ll be glad you did!