Whenever it’s a holiday weekend, you can guarantee that there will be more traffic on the roads than normal. Unfortunately, the high volume of traffic, often coupled with drivers who are operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, often leads to a higher rate of car accidents. Unfortunately, many people are injured in these car accidents, and if you are one of them, you should continue reading and strongly consider hiring a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to fight for the compensation you require to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have about car accidents in Washington D.C.:
What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?
If you are injured in a car accident in Washington D.C., as long as you are physically capable, you should take action to document the accident, as it may increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. For example, after a car accident, you should call emergency services, ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, and any property involved, and you should seek immediate medical attention. Once you are treated at a hospital, you should speak with a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened, as this is perhaps the most effective way to prove a personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for car accident injury claims in Washington D.C.?
As you may know, after being injured in an accident, you will only have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the party who caused your accident. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for car accident claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that you are only granted three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party who caused your accident. Though three years may sound like a long time, the truth is, the sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better off you will be. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, give us a call today. We are on your side.
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