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Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

In an age of do-it-yourself projects, you might think that a personal injury lawsuit is something you can take on yourself instead of hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you. And while laws don’t prevent you from representing yourself, it usually isn’t in your best interest.

Personal injuries can result from all kinds of accidents, from medical malpractice to auto accidents, product liability to premises liability. When someone else’s negligence causes an accident and injures you, you are entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer will evaluate your case, help you value your damages and injuries, and negotiate with insurance companies and other lawyers to seek compensation.

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Even if your injuries aren’t catastrophic, physical injuries and emotional traumas require time and money for recovery, two things that can often be in short supply. A personal injury lawyer from Regan Zambri Long will handle the legal process so that you can focus on recovery.

Whether the party liable for your injuries is a person, a company, or even the government, you can be sure that they will have legal representation fighting to pay as little compensation as possible. You owe it to yourself to seek a qualified and experienced personal injury law firm to counter the opposing lawyers and fight for your rights.

On the surface, your personal injury claim may seem straightforward. You may know exactly what happened and who was responsible. Proving it, however, might be a different story entirely.

Personal Injury and Negligence

Personal Injury Lawyer Emily LaganA personal injury claim hinges on the legal idea of negligence— that someone had a duty to behave in a certain way, that he or she neglected to fulfill the duty, that the negligence caused damage or harm, and that you suffered injuries or damages from the negligence. So while you may know that your car accident was caused by a speeding driver who lost control, you must also prove it to claim compensation.

Your personal injury attorney will lead the investigation and gather the evidence to prove your injuries and damages were caused by the liable party’s negligence. Where necessary, your lawyer will arrange for expert witnesses to establish the truth of your claim.

Having a personal injury attorney from Regan Zambri Long is crucial because of the harsh negligence standards maintained in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Your personal injury lawyer will make sure that opposing lawyers don’t pin any responsibility on you to avoid paying fair compensation.

Regan Zambri Long: Your Personal Injury Law Firm

Personal Injury Attorneys in Washington DCAt Regan Zambri Long, we understand that you want answers as quickly as possible, answers for everything from timeline to case value. And while we can’t make any guarantees, we will promise to pursue compensation with everything we have.

Our personal injury lawyers work with all kinds of claims, so no matter what your particular case entails we have the experience to see justice served.

We don’t collect any fees upfront but instead work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t take any payment until we’ve won a recovery in your favor.

When you hire a personal injury lawyer from Regan Zambri Long, you’re hiring a team with decades of cumulative legal experience. Our team is consistently recognized by peers and the press alike as some of the best personal injury lawyers around.

The personal injury attorneys at Regan Zambri Long will meet with you for a free consultation to evaluate your case and review your options for moving forward. Call us today at 202-960-4596.

Common Questions About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Q: When Should I Consult or Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

You should hire a personal injury attorney immediately after your accident. Even if you aren’t sure you want to pursue legal action, a personal injury attorney will help you be prepared in case someone tries to take legal action against you.

Regan Zambri Long offers a free initial consultation and works on a contingency basis, allowing you to go through the claim process with minimal risk. Regan Zambri Long’s team will lead the charge toward justice and the compensation you deserve.

Q: How Long Do I Have to Pursue a Claim

Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, meaning that if you don’t file a claim within that given time frame, you forfeit your right to claim compensation. In Washington, DC, and Maryland the statute of limitations is three years from the time of the injury. In Virginia, the statute of limitations is two years.

Although those statutes of limitations may seem generous, time passes quickly. The sooner you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, the sooner we can investigate and value your claim.

How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?

There is no real cut-and-dried timeline for personal injury claims. It all depends on the circumstances and facts of your case. After getting medical treatment and a personal injury lawyer, you and your experienced attorney will begin the legal process by alerting the liable party of the claim. During the discovery phase, both parties will investigate fault and negligence. This phase generally takes the most time. You may choose to seek a personal injury settlement during this time.

If a satisfactory settlement offer isn’t made, the claim moves to trial where the facts are presented. It is common for a case to take a year or two from filing to verdict announcement.

Q: What Prolongs a Personal Injury Claim?

If fault and/or negligence is contested or difficult to prove, the investigation may take longer or the case may have to go to trial because a fair settlement cannot be reached. You may also have multiple claims against multiple parties. For example, if a negligent driver causes an accident on a stretch of highway that was neglected, accident victims may be able to file a claim against the driver and the party responsible for the highway maintenance.

An experienced personal injury attorney from Regan Zambri Long will evaluate your case and bring claims against all responsible parties, whether individuals, companies, or government bodies.

Q: Can I Claim Compensation if I am Partially at Fault?

Negligence standards can complicate personal injury claims, especially in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. These three states follow contributory negligence standards, meaning if you are at all responsible for the accident you cannot claim compensation.

You should never claim responsibility for an accident; instead, immediately contact a personal injury attorney to review your case and represent you. An experienced personal injury lawyer will work to protect you from taking responsibility for an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence.

Q: What Compensation Can I Claim?

Your personal injury claim will seek compensation for:

Your experienced personal injury attorney will review your case and help you claim maximum compensation. We will take into account the severity and longevity of your injuries and demand compensation accordingly. If you are not fully recovered during your claim, we will help you calculate the cost of continued medical expenses, as well as any other financial hardships it will cause, and make sure that the liable parties compensate you accordingly.

Call the Personal Injury Lawyers at Regan Zambri Long Today

Personal injury claims can be complicated, but your legal representation shouldn’t be. When you hire Regan Zambri Long, you put your personal injury case in the hands of qualified and experienced lawyers. We will proceed with compassion and determination, fighting until we’ve recovered the compensation you deserve.
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