What should I do if I’ve been in a car accident?

As unfortunate as it is, car accidents happen every day in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Sometimes, they’re a minor fender bender but other times, the drivers and passengers involved aren’t quite so lucky. Being injured in a car accident can be devastating and result in life-changing injuries. After a car accident happens, those involved are often a bit rattled but it is important that they take a minute to collect themselves, make sure everyone is okay, and then handle the administrative matters. Of course, if someone does have an injury, they should call emergency services for medical attention. In addition, it may be necessary to contact the local police department and file a police report. Police reports can be very helpful, as the report can provide evidence if a personal injury lawsuit becomes necessary. Both drivers should exchange contact information and insurance information before leaving the scene of the accident.

Many people are unsure of what their rights are after they have been involved in an accident. When a party becomes injured, they may want to consider their legal options. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist in bringing a successful lawsuit. One of the keys to bringing a successful lawsuit is to fulfill the burden of proof. This simply means that the injured party needs to prove that the accident that resulted in injuries were caused by the negligence of another party. They may only seek damages if negligence is proven.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another party, contact our firm today.

The experienced personal injury 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. 

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