A Law Firm Dedicated to Helping the Injured, One Client at a Time

At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P., we have represented people in all facets of personal injury litigation for over a quarter century. Our Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia injury lawyers protect the rights of workers, and speak out for those hurt by defective products, exposure to dangerous substances—such as asbestos—or hazardous work places. We work...

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Road Rage: A Growing Problem on American Roadways

“Road rage” is a budding problem among frustrated drivers, and can include rude movements, calling out insults or deliberately driving in a threatening, dangerous way. Sadly, too many of us have seen or heard of this kind antagonistic behavior by a driver. Over 1,200 cases of road rage are reported every year, many leading to...

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Our Lawyers Discuss the Dangers of Defective Equipment on a Construction Site

If you are a construction worker, you use construction equipment and tools every day throughout the course of your job. Proper-working equipment is very important on construction sites, because one product’s defect can seriously injure or even kill those operating or working near the machine. http://youtu.be/GTHijSxgotU If you are at work and are injured by a...

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What Is a Third Party Claim? Our Attorneys Explain This Aspect of The Law

Workers compensation law varies from state to state, meaning that the way the law applies to your situation in Maryland may not be the case in Virginia. There are also different aspects of workers compensation law that the average worker may not be aware of, such as third party claims. In most cases, workers are...

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Study Shows DC’s Suburbs are Less Safe For Pedestrians Than in the City

According to the Washington City Paper, Washington, D.C. is one of the safest places in the US for pedestrian activity; however, the streets of DC’s suburbs are a different story. The National Complete Streets Coalition recently released a report analyzing the dangers to pedestrians in metropolitan areas across the US. According to the report, Washington,...

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Pedestrian Accidents and Deaths Becoming a Growing Issue in Washington DC

According to The Washington Post, hundreds of individuals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are struck by vehicles annually, and 82 pedestrians are killed on average. A recent study conducted by the National Complete Street Coalition showed that many older cities like Washington, D.C. experienced higher rates of pedestrian fatalities, with 20 percent of all...

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Can My Boss Fire Me If I Speak Out About Workplace Safety?

The answer is no. As an employee, you have a right to workplace safety, and if you feel unsafe, you should speak out. Do not fear retaliation; you are protected under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Occupational Health and Safety Act covers a wide...

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