Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyer
Take the advice from your Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyer: When you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Washington, DC or Maryland, you shouldn’t just “let it go.” Too many people assume the insurance companies will negotiate a fair settlement because another driver has been cited as being at fault for the accident.
The days, weeks and months following a car accident with injuries almost never unfolds as smoothly as one would hope. This is why you should always speak with a skilled DC car accident lawyer in or a car accident lawyer in Maryland – depending on where your accident occurred.
What to Do When You Are Injured
Having proper documentation when you are injured in a car accident is crucial to determining if and how much your settlement will be. The best way to get documentation after you’ve been hurt is to utilize an ambulance for transportation to a medical treatment facility. Without the use of an ambulance, the police are not required to file a police report and will instead, direct you and the at-fault driver to do an “exchange of information” with your insurance cards, names and contact information.
If you choose not to utilize an ambulance for medical treatment and transportation, you still need to get to a hospital or urgent care facility as soon as possible. If you delay treatment, not only could your injuries and the pain associated with those injuries worsen, but the insurance company will use your choice to wait as a reason to label your injuries as minor and question your pain experience.
Your Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyer knows there is no such thing as a minor injury because even so called “minor” injuries can worsen with time. No matter what the injuries are and regardless of how serious you think they may or may not be, get medical treatment and follow the doctor’s orders to ensure you have both a full recovery and proper documentation.
Common Car Accident Injuries
There are dozens of car accident injuries that one can receive when involved in a crash. Some of the most common are:
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
If you suffer from any of the above injuries or any other injuries in a car accident and you believe the other driver was at fault, you have two calls to make: first, call for help. Your safely, health and well-being are always the most important factors. The first responder will likely be a police officer, and you can request an ambulance immediately if you didn’t do so when you made the initial call. Your next call should be to your Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm.
Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyer
When you call your DC Personal Injury Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm, you will be scheduled for a free no-obligation consultation. During this time, you will discuss the details of your case with your attorney, and share your documentation, insurance information, and any other material that relates to your case.
Do you HAVE TO get an attorney? It depends on your objectives. If you want a quick pay-off, which is likely to be inadequate to cover your medical bills and the extent of the pain you experienced, you will not need a lawyer. If you don’t mind being aggravated by insurance adjusters who will exploit your lack of knowledge and experience with the claim systems and the potential value of your claim, you won’t need a lawyer. However, it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer, because your Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm have an excellent track record of getting favorable settlements for clients just like you. Plus, when The Lapidus Law Firm represents you, your settlement offer from the insurance company will be significantly larger than what you will be offered if you don’t have a lawyer.
Call us today at (202) 785-5111. Your Metro DC Personal Injury Lawyer will get started on your case as soon as you come into to see us and work hard so that you can join our previous clients who have told us, “we are so glad we called The Lapidus Law Firm!”