Local Auto Accident Injury Lawyers In DC, Maryland, Virginia
Our auto accident injury lawyers really know this area. Washington DC is a congested place to live and work. People travel constantly to and from the city. In and out via major highways from Virginia and Maryland. Unfortunately, this can cause major accidents and serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it’s best to consult with a team of auto accident injury lawyers. Fortunately, some of the best are right here at Zukerberg & Halperin. Our local accident attorneys in DC have over 50 years experience. We’re made up of some of the top personal injury lawyers in DC. We’ve even got the injury lawyer reviews to prove it.
Our promise: to earn the trust of injury victims throughout the DC, MD and VA area. To be sure you get the best representation possible, you will work directly with one of the firm’s senior partner attorneys – either Paul Zukerberg or Jonathan Halperin.
Our Attorneys Can Help
Injured? If so, are you wondering when to hire an auto accident injury attorney? A few areas an auto accident lawyer at Zukerberg & Halperin can help…
- If you have been involved in a car accident
- Taking cases to trial
- Securing payment for medical bills
- Dealing with injury claims through the insurance company
- Recovering lost wages
- Seeking justice for your injuries
- Getting paid – we’ve won millions
Serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents truly require the expertise of a top-rated car accident attorney. Car Accident studies suggest that you will get into multiple car accidents in your lifetime. However, sustaining a life-changing injury is much different from just an average fender bender.
Car Crash Injuries Usually Include…
Injuries from a car accident can vary substantially. For example, when dealing with injuries that typically result in lawsuits or major settlements, we generally see:
Head and neck injuries: whiplash and collisions at high speeds can often cause major injuries to the head and neck area.
Spinal injuries: injuries to the spinal cord can often cause damage that takes years to recover from, if ever. In addition, there are also time where these injuries sometimes go unnoticed right after the accident.
Paralysis: in some instances, permanent paralysis occurs. However, even temporary paralysis can warrant an injury claim.
Brain injuries: brain injuries such as TBI can have life-altering affects. As a result, such injuries often require ongoing medical treatments.
Broken bones: broken bones really vary. Because of this, the case usually depends on the severity of the fractures. Serious broken bones sometimes warrants a payout from the liable party / insurance company.
Loss of limbs: tragically, loss of arms, hands, or legs can sometimes happen.
Memory loss: permanent memory loss as a result of a substantial head trauma during a car accident.
Not able to go to work: injuries that result in a lot of missed work can cause loss of income.
Causes Of Auto Accident Injuries
Attorneys can help recover if accidents occurred from someone else. Proving liability is really key here. In order to successfully get a recovery after an injury, an expert attorney is usually required in order to skillfully prove the accident was not your fault. Some at-fault accidents may include…
Speeding: If you were in a speeding accident and it was the other driver who was speeding excessively, it is likely that an injury attorney can prove they were at fault.
Texting while driving: Cell phones are a common theme for causing accidents these days. If someone was texting while driving and caused an accident, they are generally found to be at fault.
Drunk driving: There is no excuse for driving drunk. If a drunk driver causes major injuries, they are almost certainly at fault.
Reckless driving: Drivers who take carelessly to the road can cause major hazards that result in reckless driving injuries. Often, these drivers put other lives at risk.
Truck accidents: Accidents with a truck can be very complex. Injuries from crashes with large vehicles are generally very serious. If it was a commercial vehicle, a lawsuit may require that you go up against corporate litigation attorneys. The sole responsibility of these attorneys are to make sure their company pays out as little as possible, even though your injuries may be grossly severe. In such cases, it is highly recommended you speak to a truck accident attorney in DC, MD or VA.
Defective products: a car is a complex machine. Because of this, if there are defective auto parts, the machine can fail and can cause devastating injuries.
Property damage: If a damaged road was the cause of a major injury, it is possible that the government may be at fault.
There are many other causes of major accident injuries, too. So, if you do not see yours listed, not to worry. Experienced lawyers have usually seen it all. Chances are they can help.
How Much Are Car Accident Injuries Worth?
Tough to say. In fact, no attorney can say right off the bat. However, there are a number of factors that go into a case amount. A few examples of what impacts how much a car accident case is worth…
The extent and severity of injuries
- How severe your injuries are will determine how much your case might be worth.
- How much was your trip to the ER? What about your hospital stay?
How much are your medical treatments? Do you need ongoing treatment?
- These are all factors at play.
- Were you out of work?
- If so, how much time did you miss and did you get paid while you were out?
- Will you need to miss even more work? How much?
- Are you able to return to work at all?
Your ability to recover from the injury
- Will you make a full recovery from your injuries?
- Will you make a partial recovery?
- Are your injuries permanent or life-threatening?
Permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Are there any visual affects that will last indefinitely?
- This sometimes includes severe burns or scarring.
Level of pain and suffering
- Pain and suffering usually only includes extreme cases where a victim suffered excruciating pain that went on for long periods of time.
So, if you or a loved one are currently experiencing difficulty with any of the above as a result of an auto accident injury, please contact one of our attorneys immediately. Keep in mind, time may be of the essence in your case.
Should I Settle My Auto Accident Injury Or Go To Court?
There are three things to keep in mind…
- Insurance companies don’t really have your best interest at heart. They will try and pay you as little as possible after an accident injury. Hiring an attorney can help make sure you get the absolute best offer and most money for your case. Usually, these insurance companies rely on software to decide on settlement offers to present. Think about that. There is no software that can account for someone’s unique case. This is especially true when it comes to pain and suffering.
- Remember that if you sue, it is usually the insurance company that pays. Not the other party. So, you shouldn’t feel as though filing a lawsuit is going to harm the other driver. Insurance companies were designed specifically to pay out after serious injuries, so there is no need to feel guilty about pursuing a claim.
- Insurance companies usually have big-time lawyers. You don’t want to face these guys alone, in or out of court. When going up against the big teams of attorneys, it is almost always in your best interest to have the best auto accident lawyers on your side.
When To Hire Auto Accident Injury Lawyers
Almost always, it’s the sooner the better. There are ways a personal injury lawyer can help; ways that you might not be able to foresee in addition to making sure you get paid the biggest possible settlement amount. Keep in mind that, for instance, an attorney can help with you case from start to finish…
In The Beginning
Keeping proper medical records… the most important thing is your health and wellbeing. An attorney can assist you by laying out what medical records you’ll need to keep so that you can focus on just getting treatment.
Documenting certain things from the car accident… what should be kept? What can be thrown out? Even some of the littlest things can be critical in proving a case.
Which doctor or specialist you should see… injury attorneys typically have a network of specialists and doctors that can do two things. First, they can help make sure you recover. Second, they may be able to provide testimony should you end up going to court.
What to say to the insurance companies… deciding to file a lawsuit or settle out of court
Throughout The Claim Process
When to file different legal paperwork… the timing of your case and when you file can be very important. Not just knowing when to file, but how long you even can file.
Interviewing witnesses… not every accident warrants an investigation. Often, police simply write down a report and file it away. The success of your case may likely depend on an attorney conducting interviews of witnesses.
Compiling evidence… experienced attorneys can help compile and present evidence in a way that benefits your case. They will know what to look for when going through evidence records.
Sifting through paperwork and police reports… as mentioned, not every accident gets an investigation. Your attorney will need to become familiar with what paperwork is available. If necessary, he will also need to find other ways to show the nature of your case outside of what’s readily available in the form of a documented report.
These are just some of the ways an auto accident injury lawyer can help make sure you get that largest settlement possible. It takes experience and skill for sure, but also creativity and ingenuity. You want a lawyer with credentials, sure. Keep in mind that not all attorneys are the same, though.
Don’t Settle For Just Any Attorney – Ours Are Different
Personal Attention Our car accident injury lawyers are a little different in a few big ways. For one, we don’t take on a ton of clients. Typically speaking, our attorneys handle only those cases that involve major injuries. Because our case load is not overwhelming, we can give our clients the personal attention they deserve.
Call Your Attorney’s Personal Cell Phone Any Time Speaking of personal attention… our attorneys provide clients their personal cell phone numbers. They can be reach day or night should you have questions. The path to justice is long and complex, but we understand that along the way you may want to reach us off hours. No trouble, call anytime. Can’t reach your attorney on the first ring? Just call a senior partner.
A Senior Partner Will Personally Handle Your Case That’s right. A senior partner will personally try or directly oversee your case. We don’t “shop around” our clients’ cases unlike other firms. We also don’t pass along cases to junior-level attorneys.
Keep in mind: larger law firms often advertise their most senior attorneys. However, it’s pretty uncommon that one of them would actually take on your case. Usually, they’ll just have a rookie attorney handle it… not with Zukerberg & Halperin, though.
These are just a few of the ways that our firm is different from others. Both Paul and Jonathan are heavily involved with their clients. Sure, we have a big team of attorneys and staff, but our senior attorneys are committed to overseeing your success on a very personal level.
Hiring The Best Lawyer
Naturally, you don’t just want to hire an average attorney. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. Our clients frequently consider us to be the best auto accident injury lawyers around… DC, Maryland and Virginia. Don’t believe us? Just check out these reviews left for our injury lawyers. After that, take a peek at our awards.
In the attorney field, there are many distinguished ratings that are awarded to some of the top attorneys around. Our firm has won quite a few.
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Our clients hold us in high regards. We know this not just by talking with them one on one. But, also through the kind words they’ve left our firm online.
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We’ve won our injured clients millions. These recoveries mean a lot to us because it allows our clients to get back on their feet. It also means that we’ve secured them the justice they deserve. In certain instances, we’ve even secured record-breaking injury settlements for our clients ($37,000,000!).
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Our Attorney Are Standing By If You Need Us
First, know that you can call anytime. If you’ve been seriously injured, chances are, we can help. We would be happy to give you or your loved one a free consultation. Keep in mind, there would be zero fees unless your case is successful and you get paid. The best way to reach us is to call 202-232-6400.