Do You Have to Go to Court After a Truck Accident?


  There are so many questions after being injured in a truck accident – how will I pay for my medical bills? Do I need to replace my car? Will I have to be involved in a drawn out court battle in order to receive compensation? There is good news: you will not necessarily have to face a courtroom lawsuit in order to collect the compensation owed to you following a truck accident.  According to The Law Dictionary, only five percent of personal injury cases end up in court. Negotiated settlements can help the victim avoid the stress of a…

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How Much Should You Settle For?


How Much Should You Settle for in a Truck Accident Case? While there is no exact number for a settlement in a truck accident case, the attorneys at Regan Zambri Long understand the necessity of proper compensation. Medical bills are costly, car repairs and replacements are expensive, and there is a strong likelihood that you may not be able to return to work right away following the accident. Damages are usually calculated based on the severity of the injuries and the extent of the property damage. The D.C. truck accident lawyers at Regan Zambri Long will pursue multiple types of…

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What Does a Washington, DC Truck Accident Lawyer Do?


  Because trucks weigh as much as 30 times more than the average passenger car, the force of the impact of a truck accident often leaves the victim battling serious injuries. In the days following the accident, victims are left to deal with grief, serious (and maybe permanent) injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma. The truck accident lawyers at Regan Zambri Long can take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders. They will investigate the accident, the truck driver, and the trucking company. They will gather evidence from the police report and speak to witnesses who were on…

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How March’s Fast-Changing Weather Can Create Unique Hazards on the Road


The month of March brings newfound optimism at the end of a long winter, but that doesn’t mean that the harsh weather is over. This highly changeable month can bring both warm temperatures and blizzards — often in the span of a few days. This brings a variety of hazards to local roads, including the following: Overconfidence Many of the biggest driving problems in March have little to do with specific weather issues, and instead, stem from overconfidence among otherwise cautious drivers. Suddenly, after months of slow speeds and other adjustments, drivers feel that they can remove their snow tires,…

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Trucker Drivers & Districted Driving: A Deadly Combo | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog


The Federal Government commissioned a study a few years ago involving distracted driving among commercial vehicle operators, such as those who drive large trucks and buses. The most recently published crash data indicate that over 40,000 people were killed in road crashes. Of these fatalities, over 10% involved large trucks. Past research has suggested that driver distraction and driving inattention may be involved in 78 percent of light-vehicle (cars) crashes. Following the same methods in analyzing past crashes, it appears that  about the same percentage of trucking accidents had some type of driver distraction listed as a potential contributing factor….

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