Auto Accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Annually about 38,000.00 people die from crash related deaths. More than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2009. The economic impact is also notable: the lifetime costs of crash-related deaths and injuries among drivers and passengers were $70 billion in 2005. You are likely to be involved in at least one auto accident in your lifetime.
Common auto accident injuries include whiplash, head and brain injury, paralysis, and joint, bone, and muscle injuries. Auto accident victims should seek medical attention as soon as possible if they believe they are injured. Auto accident claims for damages resulting from injuries usually depend on medical records linking the auto accident to the injuries received–the more time elapses between the auto accident and the treatment, the more difficult it is to prove a connection.
Generally speaking, auto accidents are handled with our help through your insurance carrier and the responsible party’s insurance carrier, and things are settled quickly. In some cases, auto accidents resulting in personal injury or extensive property loss lead to lawsuits. Damages sought after auto accidents can include cost of medical treatment, loss of property, loss of wages and compensation for pain and suffering. If you have been in an auto accident, it is best to contact an attorney immediately. Go ahead and contact us now.
Accident Claims in Virginia-DC-Maryland
Our Law Firm handles car accident claims on behalf of people in the Virginia-DC-Maryland area and in other areas by arrangement with our agents. The unique perspective we bring to the table is our knowledge of how claims are evaluated by the insurance companies and the strategies their attorneys use to try and minimize claims or deny liability altogether. We know because we’ve dealt with them in several combination of situations.
What we also know is that if you’ve been in an auto accident, you have questions about a lot of different things, including:
- What rights do I have?
- Can I apply for medical benefits?
- Will I be reimbursed for property damage?
- Can I get lost wages or workers’ compensation?
- What are uninsured and underinsured motorists’ coverage and how can such work for me?
- Am I covered by PIP coverage and how does it work?
- And how much is my claim really worth?
Our lawyers provide real answers to these questions and an honest, objective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. If your case is as straightforward as most, telling tales of six- or seven-figure results just to get you to hire us does no one any good. In reality, the overwhelming and vast majority of car accident claims are eventually settled. What litigation experience does is enable us to negotiate from a position of strength with insurers who know we mean business. We handle all other accidental injuries the same way.