Unfortunately, car accidents happen frequently. The results of car accidents may vary depending on the size of the vehicles involved, their speeds, and where the impact is. In best case situations, the car will have the most damage and the driver will remain unharmed. Sadly, this is not always the case as some accidents may result in serious injuries or even death. In 2016, Washington D.C. saw a 15% increase in car accident related deaths from the previous year. After an accident, it is important for an individual to have an experienced attorney to guide them through their case.
There are several ways a car accident may occur. This can be due to outside influences and poor driving decisions. Some common unsafe behaviors may include:
- Texting while driving
- Using other mobile devices while driving
- Running stop signs
- Failure to yield
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while tired
- Excessive speeding
What to Do After an Accident
After a car accident, it is important to stay put and call the police. If there are any injured parties, medical attention should be sought immediately. Taking any pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident is important if it is possible to do so. When the police arrive, they will conduct a report of the accident and its evidence. If the accident involved a serious injury or wrongful death, it is crucial to then contact an attorney.
Burden of Proof
In order to hold another person responsible for your injuries or death after a car accident, it is required that the individual or their family provide evidence for your case. This is called the “burden of proof.” Evidence must prove that the accident and the injuries were caused by negligence. This evidence may be against another driver or road conditions. Such evidence may include the police report, medical documentation, any pictures taken after the accident, and eye-witnesses of the accident.
In the event of a successful case, an individual or a family may be entitled to financial compensation. This may recover damages for pain, suffering, and any impact on quality of life. This compensation may also cover medical bills, lost income, or property damage.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC. today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.