Washington D.C. Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, our Washington D.C. injury lawyers understand that recovering compensation from the at-fault party can be an uphill battle. While recovering from your injuries, you may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Not only does ongoing medical care come at a high price for Washington D.C. families, but it can also keep you away from work, further hurting your ability to support yourself and your family.
When you are hurt in a pedestrian accident, we understand just how quickly injury-related financial stress and strain can pile up and our lawyers are here to help. If someone else’s careless actions have left you with life-changing injuries and incredible expense, know that you have options. When someone else has caused your suffering, they should be held responsible for their actions. Our Washington D.C. pedestrian accident attorneys are here to seek justice on your behalf.
The CHASENBOSCOLO team is committed to our clients and their families. For over three decades, we’ve worked closely with injury victims. In this time, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face, and how we can support them. We understand that when you’re hurt, you’re eager to heal and return to your normal life as soon as possible. Our lawyers want to help you.
By recovering a fair settlement as soon as possible, we strive to make sure that our clients have the resources they need to move on. Over the years, our injury attorneys have won 750 million dollars for our clients. We are ready to put this experience, skill, and passion to work for you. Call us at (301) 220-0050 to speak with a lawyer about your situation.
Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
If you have never needed to hire a lawyer before, the prospect of reaching out for legal help may seem intimidating. In reality, a skilled injury lawyer will ease your situation by completely handling your legal affairs. When you are hurt, the last thing you want to do is negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer. A lawyer will step in and take care of this, and other critical tasks, for you.
By evaluating the facts of your case, examining how the accident occurred, determining all liable parties, and calculating your injury-related expenses, you can feel confident that a lawyer actively considers the various details of your case. With an attorney’s guidance, injury victims typically recover a much better settlement. Victims who attempt to handle their claim independently may recover as little as a third of the compensation that a lawyer could’ve helped recover.
As you cope with serious injuries, you deserve to focus on your recovery. Trusting a capable injury lawyer to handle your case and secure you the money you’re owed will allow you to do just that. You also deserve the full amount of compensation needed to pay for your medical treatment, offset lost wages, and accommodate any other financial burdens caused by your accident. Because many injury victims deal with financial stressors, they may be hesitant to hire a lawyer because of the perceived cost. Understand that many injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that unless they win compensation for you, you don’t owe them. Even when money is tight, you can afford quality legal representation.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
While injury victims have many great choices when searching for a lawyer in Washington D.C., CHASENBOSCOLO was founded on the mission of being a different kind of law firm. We fight to improve injury victims’ lives, and we never lose sight of this. We measure our success in how effectively we serve our clients.
The team at CHASENBOSCOLO fights for injury victims facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. Hiring a lawyer is an act of trust. When pedestrian accident victims choose our firm to represent them, we remain committed to putting our clients first. When you are injured and looking for answers, we know how quickly you may feel discarded by your insurer, the at-fault party’s insurer, and even your medical provider.
The lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO treat you like family. When you’re hurt, you need support. While we provide excellent legal guidance, we also show our clients that we care by going the extra mile, empathizing, and remaining available to discuss the progression of their case whenever they want an update.
Hiring an attorney can aid in the recovery process and help injury victims return to your normal life quickly. We firmly believe that all injury victims deserve top-notch representation no matter their financial situation. For this reason, our firm offers a No Fee Guarantee®. Unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you, you don’t owe us a dime.
With 750 million dollars won for our clients, we are confident that we have what it takes to help you through this difficult time. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, we are ready to learn about your case and discuss your legal options with you.
Pedestrian Accident Cases We Handle
At CHASENBOSCOLO we prepare each case to go to trial. Over the years we’ve earned a reputation which allows us to continually obtain better results for our clients. No matter the severity of your injury, your age, or your financial situation, if you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, our lawyers are ready to speak with you.
Drivers are often to blame for pedestrian accidents. Distracted driving, impaired driving, recklessness, failure to yield, inclement weather, and low visibility are common causes of these accidents. While injuries vary in severity depending on the case, some commonly reported pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Burns and road rash
- Fractures and Sprains
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
According to the most recent Traffic Safety Statistics Report for the District of Columbia released by the District Department of Transportation, 49% of D.C. workers commute by public transportation or walking to work. Year-round Washington D.C. welcomes many tourists. Since foot traffic is an ever-present factor in D.C., it is critical to understand the frequency of pedestrian accidents and who is most at risk.
In Washington D.C., the total number of pedestrians injured in collisions jumped from 1038 victims in 2013 to 1258 victims in 2014. This dramatic increase was followed in 2015 by a slight decrease to 1243 victims. Intersections prove to be the most likely place for a pedestrian accident to occur.
The District Department of Transportation shows that the majority of people injured in pedestrian accidents between 2013 – 2015 fall within the ages of 21 – 30. In 2015, one-fourth of all victims involved in pedestrian accidents fell within this age range. The data shows a relatively even split between male and female victims, with men being victims of these accidents slightly more often than women.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you deserve justice. Our team understands that when you’re looking for representation, you have plenty of questions. Read over our frequently asked questions to get an idea of how we can help. When you’re ready, reach out to one of our Washington D.C. lawyers at (301) 220-0050 for a free case evaluation.
Should I get medical treatment, even if I don’t believe my injuries are severe?
Yes. For your health and safety, visit your doctor immediately following an accident. Even if your injuries don’t seem incredibly severe immediately following the accident, your symptoms may be delayed, or you may have internal injuries that could be life-threatening if left untreated. While there are clear health benefits to visiting a doctor, there are also legal benefits. If you file an injury claim without visiting the doctor, the at-fault party may call into question the severity of your injury. This could ultimately hurt your claim.
What if the other party blames me for the accident?
Though some people will readily accept responsibility for their negligence, this isn’t the case across the board. If the person who injured you attempts to shift some of the blame onto you, the value of your claim may suffer significantly. Washington D.C. observes the contributory negligence rule, which means that if your actions contributed to your injury even slightly, you will likely be unable to collect compensation. Since contributory negligence can be particularly damaging to your claim, you need a skilled lawyer to fight against the at-fault party’s defenses.
When should I take legal action?
D.C. Code § 12-301(8) (2016) gives injury victims in Washington D.C. three years from the date of their injury to file a claim. Although three years may seem like a long time, reaching out to a lawyer sooner than later can improve the outcome of a case. In the days and weeks following an accident, your lawyer will have better access to records and evidence in order to build the strongest case for you.
Reach Out to a Washington D.C. Lawyer Today
The lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO are serious about your wellbeing. If a pedestrian accident has turned your life upside down, we are ready to help you reclaim your life and recover much-needed compensation. Call our Washington D.C. office at (301) 220-0050 to speak with a member of our team today.