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Car Accidents

Washington, DC Car Accident Attorney

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DC is among the nation's most populated metro areas, and it sees thousands of car accidents each year. When accidents are serious enough to cause injuries, life as you know it can come to a screeching halt. From medical bills and lost income to pain and suffering, auto accidents can cause tremendous stress. Rebuilding after an accident looks different for everyone, but recovering compensation from the responsible party is always important.

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has represented victims and families in a wide range of accident cases – from complex cases involving multiple parties and corporate defendants to claims over traffic violations, regulatory failures, and common underlying causes. We leverage experience, the insight of Board Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists, and extensive resources to help clients secure the results they need when they need it most.

Why should you call Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.?

  • We have recovered over $500 million in compensation
  • Our award-winning trial lawyers have 90+ years of experience
  • We have proven results in auto accident and serious injury cases
  • We don't take any fees unless we win your accident case

Seriously injured in an auto accident? Don't wait – contact our Washington DC car accident lawyers today at (202) 644-8303 for a FREE initial consultation.

Why You Should Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer

Many people choose to handle insurance claims themselves. This can be a tremendous task if you are not familiar with these types of cases. There are guidelines that you are supposed to follow after an accident—not just with the other insurance company, but also with the state. Some states require you to submit a record of the auto accident within a certain amount of time. If you were injured, your medical history may also need to be reviewed.

When you work with Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we can inform you of the different rules and procedures associated with filing a personal injury claim in Washington, DC. We can also get your claim noticed by the insurance company and save you the hassle of dealing with complicated legal procedures and medical records. We don't charge any fees unless we win your case, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call today.

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

As auto accident attorneys in Washington DC, our job is to establish fault and liability, explore your options, and guide you through the most appropriate pathway while fighting for the maximum compensation possible. We’ve helped hundreds of families affected by motor vehicle accidents, and we know how to level the playing field when facing off against powerful insurance carriers and corporations that care more about profits than people.

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Determining Fault for Your Auto Accident

Washington DC is a no-fault state, meaning after a car accident an injury victim uses their own insurance policy to cover financial losses, this type of insurance policy is called personal injury protection or PIP insurance. There are exceptions to this rule, making it possible for an individual to file a claim against the negligent driver if:

  • The injured party suffers a permanent injury or disfigurement
  • The injured party is unable to perform daily activities for 180 days or more
  • If medical expense exceed what is covered through PIP coverage

In every auto accident, one driver is usually liable for the collision. Often, it is obvious which driver is responsible. In other situations, the evidence must be carefully reviewed. Our firm's legal team will review statements from the drivers, as well as other witnesses who saw the accident. Other information is taken into account as well.

For example, another way to help determine which driver is liable is the police report. If the police came to the scene of the accident, it is their job to make a report of what they observe. Many times, the officer will write down which driver they believe was at fault. It is important to get the police report to help your attorney file your claim.

Your Right to Compensation After a Car Accident

Victims of preventable accidents have the right to pursue monetary compensation from the at-fault party for their damages, including economic and non-economic losses. However, compensation is never guaranteed – especially when insurance companies work aggressively to dispute or deny your claim, and do everything in their power to limit payouts as much as possible. This is why you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.

You may be entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Past medical bills (for treatment, surgery, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Future medical expenses (for any expected long-term or life-long needs)
  • Lost income from missing work
  • Lost future earnings from long-term or permanent disabilities
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional and mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life / loss of support

To hold at-fault parties responsible, you must prove another's negligence or wrongful acts more likely than not caused your accident, and that you suffered actual damages as a result. These steps require significant work and preparation, and the insight of proven lawyers, which is why you should not wait to contact our firm.

A few of the results we've secured in car accident cases include:

  • $6 million – settlement for client who suffered a brain injury in a rear-end accident.
  • $4.8 million – settlement for seriously injured motorcycle accident victim struck by vehicle.
  • $1.9 million – jury verdict awarded to client who suffered permanent back injury in a car accident. 

These results represent claims of serious injuries, but we accept cases from any victim injured by negligence. Whether your case is worth $10,000 or $10,000,000, our firm is here to help you seek justice.

Will I Need to Take My Case to Court?

If an experienced lawyer represents you, the insurance claim can often be settled outside of court without you needing to file a lawsuit. If a settlement is reached, the cost and time of having a trial can be avoided. In addition, when a lawyer helps with your settlement, your overall recovery from the car accident is often greater.

Call Now to Learn More About Your Rights & Options

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Washington, DC or anywhere in the DC Metro area, speak to one of our skilled lawyers before you settle with the insurance company. Our legal team is here to fight for what you truly deserve. When you come to our office for an initial consultation, you do not have to pay anything. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. would be happy to review your case for free, so call now.

Our firm handles all car accident and personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for you. Call us at (202) 644-8303 to get started with a FREE consultation today.