When the Government Is At Fault For Your Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC Injury

By Peter DePaolis

Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. have a large number of beautiful national parks. According to a recent National Park Service (NPS) report, an average of 14 people is injured every day in National Parks.

The National Park Service itself is part of the federal government, and those who work for it are considered Federal employees. For this reason, when injuries, either to employees or to visitors occur, different legal issues are brought into play.

First and foremost is the fact that the area known as the District of Columbia actually includes at least two separate states, Virginia and Maryland. And, although the District of Columbia is a separate entity, state laws applicable to both Virginia and Maryland must still at times be considered.

Law Professionals Who Can Help

A qualified lawyer will know exactly which state laws apply depending on the location of the accidents and how to handle any accidents involving NPS/federal government vehicles. He or she will be able to answer any questions you may have.

The same is true for construction accidents occurring on NPS or government property. Competent lawyers who are licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. can assist in filing the necessary claims and paperwork that will start the legal process.

It is possible to find qualified lawyers who specialize in particular types of construction accidents and the distinct circumstances that surround each one. For instance, a Northern Virginia or Maryland scaffold accident lawyer will be able to provide capable legal representation for a person who has sustained that particular injury, while a Washington, D.C. ladder accident lawyer will know exactly which papers to file and with whom.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.