Washington, D.C., Car Accident Lawyers
Although Washington, D.C., has quality public transportation, many people in the metropolitan areas rely on their own cars to get in and out of the city. Unfortunately, when car accidents happen, the consequences can be dire. Serious injuries, significant medical expenses, and damaged property often create physical and financial obstacles for accident victims. If you or a loved one has been injured because of the carelessness of another driver, a lawyer can help you hold them accountable for the difficulties they’ve created for you.
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have been fighting for the district and the surrounding community for over 30 years. We root our practice in the belief that one accident should not derail the life of an innocent victim. Our lawyers ensure each client has the best representation possible, and they fight for each one to receive the compensation that they deserve. For our efforts in and out of the courtroom, our team has received numerous honors and favorable verdicts.
When car accidents happen, victims shouldn’t gamble with their future. A DC car accident attorney can be a crucial asset in providing support during a trying time. If you have been injured in a car accident in Washington, D.C., get in touch with a lawyer to fight for you. Call the offices of CHASENBOSCOLO today at (301) 220-0050 to discuss your situation with a member of our team.
Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
Car accidents happen in the flash of an eye, but the physical and financial consequences follow victims around for years. Immediately after a car accident, injured victims must be treated and rehabilitated. Emergency medical care and ongoing physical rehabilitation are incredibly expensive. Though insurance can cover some of the financial burdens of treatment, victims are often left with overwhelming bills.
In addition to medical expense, car accidents can interfere with a victim’s ability to work. Many people can’t afford to take time off, so lost wages can be devastating to victims and the families they support. A skilled lawyer considers this when they fight for accident victims. When another driver’s carelessness prohibits someone else from working to support their family, they should be accountable for these lost wages.
After an accident, victims may be tempted to file a claim with their insurance company without the help of a lawyer. While this process may seem straightforward, a lawyer can often help accident victims receive over three times the amount that they’d be able to recover on their own. Additionally, a lawyer can help spot and fight the tactics that insurance companies use to delay payment.
In some cases, accident victims don’t survive their injuries. This is truly devastating for the surviving loved ones. Though money is not the central source of pain when a loved one passes away, if a family loses their primary earner, the impact of the situation can threaten the surviving family’s financial stability. An injury lawyer can assist families in filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death suit can help families fight for funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering of the surviving family members, and loss of financial earnings of the deceased family member.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
The skilled legal team at CHASENBOSCOLO are not strangers to the struggles of accident victims. We know the impact that an injury can have on your life and livelihood. In helping people seek justice, we help them get back the control that they lost. While we know that compensation isn’t everything, our lawyers have seen the positive impact that seeking justice has had, both on victims of accidents and their families.
Our work in the courtroom has afforded us numerous awards and distinctions over the years. We are proud to have been named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and The Washington Post’s list of top places to work. We know that people have choices when they look for the right injury lawyer, and our record proves what we can do for clients.
Every injury accident is different, and we look at the details carefully, building the strongest possible case on behalf of our clients. Our team cares deeply about the details because we know that they are the key to helping our clients recover the resources that they need.
We understand the distress of accident victims who approach us with serious financial concerns in the aftermath of an accident. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay us unless we win. If we are unable to recover the compensation that you need, then you don’t owe us for the work that we’ve done.
Car Accident Cases We Handle
Unfortunately, many factors can contribute to the occurrence of a serious car accident. If someone’s carelessness is responsible for your injuries as a result of a car accident in the Washington, D.C., area, our lawyers can help. The following are some common causes of car accidents:
- Distracted Driving — The district has distracted driving laws that prohibit drivers from using cellular devices while driving unless they are also using a hands-free device or are experiencing an emergency. Drivers who use their phones are more likely to be involved in an easily preventable accident.
- Speeding — Driving at excessive speeds can worsen the impact of a crash, as well as the physical consequences to the victims.
- Impaired Driving — Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol opens drivers up to both civil and criminal lawsuits.
- Reckless Driving — Drivers who display a disregard for the lives of other motorists pose a serious threat to the roadways they occupy.
Though no amount of legal representation can turn the clock back or heal a devastating injury, an attorney can help you and your family recover the financial resources that you need to cope with your situation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents
The amount of money that you may be able to recover will depend on a few factors. The following elements will be taken into consideration:
- The severity of the physical injury
- Age of the victim(s)
- Economic losses
In addition to recovering compensation for out-of-pocket costs, victims can also pursue compensation for pain and suffering. Many states have caps on the damages, but Washington, D.C., doesn’t cap how much money accident victims can pursue for pain and suffering. Through a quick consultation, a lawyer will be able to assess your situation and give you a more concrete idea of a potential recoverable amount.
Any relevant paperwork that you have regarding your accident and your injuries will be helpful to your lawyer. Depending on the nature of your accident, the following will likely be helpful:
- A copy of your police report
- Hospital bills
- Vehicular insurance documentation
- Medical insurance documentation
- Insurance correspondence
- Receipts for any expenses related to the accident
What your lawyer will need will depend on the specifics of your case, and a lawyer can give you a clear idea of what they need to help you.
Many car accident cases can be settled out of court. The fairness of the settlement that you are offered will be influential in helping you decide whether you want to take your case to court. Legal help can often be persuasive in making sure that insurance companies offer a more generous settlement the first time around.
If you’ve already attempted to recover compensation in the wake of an auto accident only to be disappointed by the amount of the settlement offer, get in touch with an experienced auto accident attorney. Learn more about the favorable results that the attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have gotten for auto accident clients. We are well-versed in the tactics that insurance companies use when they try to withhold payment, and we help our clients fight for what they deserve.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney to Fight for You
If you have been the victim of an accident in Washington, D.C., let the skilled car accident lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO fight for you. We know that you are in pain and that your bills are stacking up, and we can help. Our firm has offered support to countless accident victims, and we are ready to put our legal experience to work for you. Take the next step to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries and the damage they caused. Call us today at (301) 220-0050 to discuss your situation with a member of our team. You can also contact us online.