Automobile Accident Lawyers Represent Claims in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia
Motor vehicles, from passenger cars and motorcycles to big rigs and commercial trucks, can all cause catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death in a wreck. The number of vehicles on the road and the amount of time most people spend traveling each day means that crashes are among the most common causes of personal injuries. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States. In most cases, victims of vehicle accidents can collect compensation from the at-fault party through an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit. This can cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, ongoing care and other expenses.
However, getting a fair truck or car accident settlement can be difficult, especially after complex, catastrophic accidents. Insurance companies often try to minimize or dismiss your claim altogether. They may even try to blame you for your own damages. The automobile accident lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC can help you fight back against these tactics. We represent individuals who were injured in all types of vehicle accidents and are familiar with the different legal hurdles associated with each.
Our lawyers have particular experience with bus and subway accidents involving the DC Metro (WMATA). We have handled over 75 such cases, recovering tens of millions of dollars for our clients. For example, we represented several victims of a fatal subway crash on June 22, 2009. We also filed suit against Metro after the January 12, 2015 incident at L’Enfant Plaza on behalf of the family of a wrongful death victim who died due to smoke inhalation. In fact, the Washingtonian magazine calls founding partner Patrick Regan “the Washington lawyer you call when you want to sue WMATA”.
How Do Attorneys Handle Different Types of Vehicle Wrecks?
A wreck can involve any type of vehicle or several different types at once. However, depending on the type and cause of the accident, victims may have different legal options. Some of the most common types of accident claims involve:
- Automobile accidents. A car crash typically results from driver error, so you should be able to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance. However, auto defects, dangerous roadways and poor road signs may also be to blame.
- Bus accidents. A bus accident claim is unique because the defendant is usually the city, school district or government body that runs the bus service. In DC, WMATA (also known as the Metro) operates city buses.
- Subway and Metro accidents. Subway accidents are vastly different from any other kind of crash. They typically cause widespread damage and injuries, which may be the fault of the city or government entity. In DC, WMATA operates the subway systems.
- Motorcycle accidents. Often deadlier than car crashes, motorcycle accidents require extensive investigation. Additionally, insurance companies may wrongfully try to minimize your settlement for your failure to wear adequate protective gear.
- Bike accidents. If you are hit by a car while cycling, then you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault driver or your own car insurance.
- Pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accident cases often involve catastrophic, life-changing injuries and wrongful death. A lawyer can investigate the full impact of these injuries to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
- Truck accidents. Often the most catastrophic of all crashes, truck accidents commonly result from trucking company negligence, such as pushing drivers to work long hours or skipping maintenance.
- Uber accidents. Rideshare accidents are a relatively new development in our culture. However, the attorneys at our law firm have represented several successful claims against Uber and Lyft.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident or Other Vehicle Collision?
After a car crash, truck accident or any type of collision, you should seriously consider consulting with an attorney. It is not necessary to hire a lawyer for all car accident claims, but getting legal advice in a free consultation can help you no matter what. However, if you or a loved one sustain serious personal injuries in an accident, then a qualified team of automobile accident lawyers are more essential. Catastrophic injuries affect the rest of your life, and may keep you from working and living on your own. In these situations, a fair car accident settlement is imperative so that you and your family can afford essential care.
When so much depends on your claim, it makes sense to trust a team of experienced professionals who understand the law and the nuances of your particular case. For example, a truck accident lawyer will now how to find and preserve valuable evidence like electronic logs, maintenance records and manufacturing details. Additionally, he or she can start collecting this evidence right away, while you are still in the hospital. Plus, the insurance company or other defendant will have teams of attorneys on their side; you deserve a team of your own.
At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our goal is to help our clients feel safe. After a motor vehicle accident, you and your family may face a lot of uncertainty, but you should not have to feel uncertain about your legal case. No matter how complex or catastrophic the wreck, our vehicle accident attorneys can help. We offer free consultations and work on contingency fees, so that you can afford representation no matter your situation.
Questions? Contact Our Automobile Accident Lawyers for Answers
At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our attorneys can listen to your story and explain your legal options. We take care to stay in contact with our clients, so that you never feel lost or overwhelmed during the claims process. While you recover, we can work to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Our attorneys serve clients in Washington DC as well as throughout Virginia and Maryland. We also proudly make ourselves available to our clients at all hours and work on a contingency fee basis. Call (202) 753-4272 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.