Recovering Compensation Following a Washington D.C. Labor Day Car Accident

This Labor Day, negligent drivers will be everywhere, compounding the average amount of distracted drivers on the road. It is the unfortunate reality that we live in a time where thousands of people drive with there eyes on anything but the road. To make it even worse, people very often use Labor Day as an excuse to drink and drive, and accidents very often, though unsurprisingly, ensue. If you have been injured in a Labor Day car accident due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you are seeking financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What are the most common factors of car accidents?

Car accidents can be caused by several factors, such as inclement weather conditions. Snow, sleet, rain, and ice all contribute to car accidents. Additionally, faulty car parts sometimes contribute to car accidents. Unfortunately, however, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. 

What is negligent driving behavior?

Some examples of negligent driving behavior are as follows:

  • Smoking while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Changing lanes unsafely
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Ignoring traffic signs and lights
  • Disregarding all other rules and regulations of the road

How can I recover compensation following a Washington D.C. car accident?

If you are seeking financial compensation following a car accident, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An experienced attorney can help you do so.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

To prove another party’s negligence, there are several pieces of evidence you may wish to recover. You may use surveillance or dashcam footage of your accident, pictures of the damage to your car, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, witness statements, police reports, and more to help prove your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations in Washington D.C. is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit against a negligent party. Failing to do so may result in you losing out on the financial compensation you need. 

Contact our Washington D.C. firm

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.

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