Schedule A Free Consultation With A Virginia, Maryland Or Washington, D.C. Car Accident Attorney Near You
Motor vehicle accidents that cause injuries can have effects that range from minor discomfort to life-altering disability. Each Washington, D.C. car accident lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. knows that every crash has the potential to deeply affect your life and the life of your family. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of severe personal injuries in our country. Whether you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, a pedestrian accident caused by being in the wrong place at the wrong time or were hurt in one of the growing numbers of texting and driving accidents in the Washington, D.C. area, an auto accident can have serious and lasting consequences.
Selected for inclusion by Best Lawyers® for the 2015 and 2016 Best Law Firms lists, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers stands ready to act as your legal advocate after a car accident causes you and your loved one harm. With law offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, we have the resources to do whatever it takes to gain fair compensation for the damages you have suffered. We will not settle for anything less than a satisfactory outcome for your accident case.
Call a Maryland car accident injury attorney at our firm today at the office nearest you to schedule a free consultation to learn about your rights following a devastating car accident injury.
Common Types of Car Accident Injuries
When you sustain a car accident injury, it is important to look at the situation and ask whether you were the victim of negligence. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries and the situations in which you may be risk for these injuries include:
Whiplash – Whiplash is a car accident injury that occurs if your head moves backward and forward in rapid succession, which can happen easily in a rear or front collision.
Bruises and scrapes – Impact with the interior of the vehicle, including your seat belt, airbags, steering wheel and doors, can cause abrasions and bruising. Severe abrasions may require surgery or skin grafts.
Broken bones – A high impact can break your bones. Healing a bone break can be a long, very painful experience.
Brain injury – If you strike your head against a surface in a car accident, you may be at risk for brain injury. A brain injury is not uncommon in drunk driving accidents, texting and driving accidents or SUV rollover accidents.
Burns – If a vehicle catches fire or explodes during an accident, occupants may be at risk for severe burns.
Amputation – A car accident can cause limb amputation by pinning or crushing arms and legs underneath the vehicle.
Paralysis – Severe car accidents often cause spinal cord injuries, which can lead to partial or complete paralysis. A car accident injury like this can cause serious alterations in a person’s life. A DC accident attorney can talk to you about the kind of compensation potentially available to an individual left paralyzed after a car accident caused by negligence.
Talk to an accident attorney about your car accident injury rights and the potential legal recourse to gain the compensation you deserve. You can also learn what steps to take after a crash on our car accident resource page.
Washington, D.C. Car Accident Attorney Fighting for DC, Virginia and Maryland Car Accident Victims
A person injured in a car accident may face months, years or even a lifetime of costly medical treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care. When fatal car accidents take the life of a loved one, it traumatizes families and can leave them in serious emotional as well as financial distress. Your car insurance policy can cover some of the expenses, but after you reach the policy limits, or if you or the driver at fault does not have insurance, you could be out in the cold.
If you or a loved one is suffering from car accident injuries, or if you have lost a family member to fatal car accident injuries, a competent and experienced Maryland, Virginia or DC car crash lawyer at our firm can review your case free of charge. Call us or fill out our free claim review form to find out if you may have a cause of action against a negligent party in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
We handle most cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we gain a satisfactory outcome for your accident claim. There is no obligation or financial risk to learning if we could help you when you contact our firm today.