The impact of a severe injury accident can be devastating on survivors and their families alike. A hospital stay and time spent away from work, whether temporarily or permanently, often creates devastating financial instability. Especially in D.C.’s competitive job market, accident victims feel pressure to return to work before they are fully healed or ready.
Cutting the rehabilitation period short causes additional complications to the recovery process. If you have been hurt in an accident because of the carelessness of someone else, you can recover compensation for the ordeal that you’ve endured, and a lawyer can help.
The experienced Washington D.C. personal injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO have been fighting for members of the community for over three decades. In this time, our team has helped people regain financial stability and hope in the wake of serious accidents. We understand what accidents take away from victims, which is why we’ve recovered millions of dollars for clients over the years.
In the wake of an accident, if you are unsure of your rights, a lawyer can help you understand what your options are moving forward. You do not need to suffer because of someone else’s carelessness. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in Washington D.C., reach out to our firm today to learn what a skilled attorney can do for you. Call us today at (301) 220-0050, or contact us online for a free consultation.
Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?
Unfortunately, the carelessness of another person is the cause of the majority of accidents. While these accidents are rarely caused on purpose, victims should never be left holding the bill. After an accident, victims often face a complicated road to recovery as they rehabilitate injuries and fight for the money they are owed. The majority of serious accidents happen so quickly that it is difficult for those involved to make sense of the chain of events. A lawyer can often act as a support to victims and helping them figure out who was responsible for causing the accident and who is responsible for covering the cost of damages.
If you’ve suffered severe injuries in an accident, you know all too well the hit that your finances take. Shouldering the burden of medical bills as well as taking time off of work causes undue stress to many accident victims. In the wake of an accident, many victims believe that it will be simpler to try to secure a settlement without involving lawyers. Unfortunately, insurance companies tend to offer a more modest settlement to accident victims that don’t have legal representation.
With an attorney fighting for your interests, you stand to gain three times as much as you would without legal representation. When you’re hurt and have already paid money out-of-pocket to take care of yourself, you need the money you are owed as soon as possible. A skilled injury attorney can help you avoid the delay tactics that insurance companies subject accident victims to.
Money and expense is a huge concern for accident victims when considering if they should hire an attorney. Fortunately, most injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which ensures that accident victims do not pay unless they receive a settlement. Seeking an injury lawyer will not be the cause of additional financial pressure.
Why Choose CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have been fighting for accident survivors for over thirty years, putting our experience to work for the benefit of people who need it the most. We understand how physically and financially burdensome injuries are, and we fight to make sure that someone else’s carelessness doesn’t have the power to derail innocent victims’ lives.
While nothing can undo the suffering that you have already experienced, the compensation that you may be owed will undoubtedly set you on a better financial footing. By winning the compensation that you deserve you can recover some of the stability that your injuries have cost you. Over the years, our skilled D.C. injury lawyers have won millions of dollars for people who have suffered in severe accidents.
Our legal team has actively participated in Washington D.C. and the surrounding communities as long as we’ve been in practice. We understand firsthand the hardworking people that make up the D.C. Metroplex area. We treat each client and case with the diligence and tenacity that we observe every day in our community. We recover the maximum amount possible for our clients because we know the transformative impact that a fair settlement can have on the lives of accident survivors.
Types of Cases We Handle
At CHASENBOSCOLO we offer a wide variety of legal services to those who have been hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our experienced Washinton, D.C. trial attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and we’re ready to put our skills and resources to work on your case.
Our practice areas include the following:
- Athletic Injury
- Car Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Burn Injury
- Brain Injury
- Bus Accident
- Construction Accident
- Defective Product
- Defense Base Act
- Dog Bite
- Drug Injury
- FELA Train Injury
- Maritime and Longshore Injury
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Premises Liability
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Truck Accident
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Understanding if you have a case can be challenging. If you think you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence a lawyer can help you confirm your eligibility for legal representation.
Washington D.C. Car Accident Statistics
Like many other crowded metroplexes in the United States, Washington D.C. has its share of traffic. While public transportation provides some relief to the roadways, the risk of car accidents is a consistent concern for commuters in D.C.
According to the most recent Traffic Safety Statistics Report for the District of Columbia in 2016, 51,550 people were involved in car accidents. The study points out that 26 were killed by car accidents. The number of roadway fatalities has remained somewhat consistent over the years. However, many more people are consistently injured as drivers and passengers. This study from 2016 recorded that 279 people sustained a disabling injury while 2,065 more sustained non-disabling injuries.
Accidents have an array of causes, the top five contributing factors in 2016 Washington D.C. accidents include:
- Driver Inattention – 2643 accidents
- Following too Close – 1855 accidents
- Changing Lanes W/O Caution – 1145 accidents
- Failed To Yield Right-of-way – 848 accidents
- Speed – 697 accidents
Because a staggering majority of car accidents are caused by distracted drivers, states and municipalities across the United States have created more stringent laws regarding cell phone use in the car. Washington D.C. is not an exception to this type of legislation. Drivers are subject to fines and other penalties for using a cell phone or electronic device while driving. They are, however, permitted to use a hands-free device like Bluetooth or earphones. The following are penalties for drivers who violate D.C.’s distracted driving laws:
- Initial Offense – $100 fine
- Second Offense – $150 fine if the offense occurs within 18 months of the initial offense
- Third offense – $200 fine and 30 to 90-day license suspension within and 18 months period of the initial offense
- Distracted driving accidents causing damage, injury, or death – Could carry a $1,000 fine, 180 days in jail, reckless driving charge, or negligent homicide charge.
Statute of Limitations For Injury Claims
In the aftermath of a serious accident, accident survivors only have a set amount of time to file an injury claim. This time limitation, or statute of limitations, varies depending on the type of case. Limitations are put in place to ensure that accident victims pursue the financial resources that they need promptly. The limitation only applies to the filing date, not the settlement date.
- Personal Injury – Three years to file
- Workers’ Compensation – One year to file; 30 days to give the employer notice
- Wrongful Death – Two years
These are general guidelines, based on your particular case; your lawyer can give you a more specific idea of which limitations apply.
Contact a D.C. Injury Lawyer to Fight For You
Don’t wait to find out if you could benefit from legal help. In one quick phone conversation, one of our Washington D.C. lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO can help determine if you have a case. By listening to you and learning the facts of your case, we can help craft a plan to help you move forward. If you have a case, we will fight for the compensation that you deserve and help make sure that your accident doesn’t hold you back from the life you want to live. Give us a call today at (301) 220-0050 or fill in an online contact form to discuss your options with a member of our distinguished team today.