Memorial Day is just around the corner, meaning the roads will be packed with people visiting their friends and families. Unfortunately, this also means there will be a far greater risk of accidents occurring. If you are injured in an auto accident this Memorial Day Weekend, please continue reading and speak with our knowledgable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation you need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
Auto accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, though unfortunately, they are most frequently caused by driver negligence. The most common types of negligence we see on the road, and especially on holiday weekends, are driving under the influence, driving while drowsy, and distracted driving. If you were injured in an accident because a motorist was doing any of those things, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do after being injured in an accident?
If you are injured in an accident, you should take several steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. They are as follows:
- First, call the police. They will document all facts surrounding the incident and send an ambulance that will get you to a hospital.
- While you wait, ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, though do not talk much and never say sorry.
- Ask any witnesses for their name, phone number, or any other means by which you may contact them at a later date.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Once you receive medical treatment, ensure you collect all documentation pertaining to your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process.
You should understand that in Washington D.C., people have a certain amount of time from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible, known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, you must not wait any longer than three years to sue. If you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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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.