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Washington, DC Personal Injury Lawyer
Getting hurt in a slip and fall, a car accident, or another incident in Washington, D.C., can be the beginning of an anxious time in your life. You may be dealing with physical pain, wonder how to pay your healthcare bills, and worry about taking care of your family while off work and recovering from your injuries.
Morgan & Morgan sees the consequences of severe personal injuries every day. We know what you are going through and are here to take the burden off your shoulders. Our Washington, D.C., personal injury lawyers want nothing more than to help you receive the compensation you truly deserve. While we work tirelessly on your case, you can fully concentrate on your recovery.
Contact us today for a free case review to clarify your next best steps.
Personal Injury Cases We See in Our Washington, D.C. Office
A personal injury occurs when an individual suffers a physical injury due to another’s carelessness, recklessness, or deliberate actions. A personal injury lawsuit seeks to hold the responsible party liable for causing the victim’s injuries and damages. Personal injury law deals with a large variety of accidents and incidents. Some of the most common claims we see in our Washington, D.C. office include the following:
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, 33 individuals died in traffic accidents in D.C. in 2022. Undoubtedly, many more suffered injuries ranging from mild to severe and life-changing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most accidents are the product of driver error or negligence, such as:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving distracted
- Failure to yield
- Driving fatigued
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Driving generally recklessly
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a crash caused by another driver, you could be entitled to compensation.
Sometimes, a poorly constructed or badly maintained road can cause accidents. In this case, you could have a claim against the local government entity responsible for road maintenance or a company involved in road repair. If your accident happened due to a defective car part, you could file a compensation claim against a car manufacturer.
Since not all motor vehicle accidents are clear-cut, it can be essential to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your accident and legal options.
Slips and Falls
Premises liability claims such as slips and falls and negligent security can be common in Washington, D.C. While not every fall on someone else’s property necessarily qualifies for a personal injury lawsuit, you could have a case if you tripped or slipped due to a hazard, such as:
- Wet and slippery floors
- Ice or snow accumulations on walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- Missing handrails
- Unsecured cables on the floor
- Cracks in sidewalks and parking lots
Negligent security incidents, such as an attack, assault, or violent robbery, can occur if a property owner fails to make their premises safe for visitors. Owners could be responsible for your damages if they fail to install working locks, adequate lighting, or security cameras.
Morgan & Morgan’s personal injury lawyers can assess your premises liability claim, identify the responsible parties, and move forward with a claim on your behalf.
In 2015, the latest figures available for Washington, D.C., eight workers suffered fatal workplace injuries in the state, according to the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH). Many more employees experience injuries in work incidents, such as vehicle accidents, falls, and getting struck by objects.
In most cases, workers in D.C. qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if they are hurt at work. However, workers are generally barred from filing a personal injury lawsuit against their employer, with some notable exceptions:
- The employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance
- The employer deliberately caused the worker’s injuries
- The insurance company denied a valid workers’ comp claim
Workers may also be able to file a lawsuit if a third party, such as a site owner or subcontractor, caused their injuries.
According to a Johns Hopkins study from 2016, medical malpractice is now the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Medical errors, such as operating on the wrong organ or leaving instruments in a patient’s body, can cause devastating injuries and lead to unnecessary deaths. Victims and families may also experience significant financial hardship due to medical malpractice.
Morgan & Morgan is here for you if you or a loved one was affected by medical malpractice. Our experienced personal injury lawyers specializing in medical malpractice could help you recover fair compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a dangerous or defective consumer product, you could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer and other responsible parties. Products implicated in personal injury lawsuits in Washington, D.C., can include, among others:
- Electric appliances
- Children’s toys
- Medical devices
Why Hire Morgan & Morgan in Washington, D.C.?
There are many personal injury lawyers in Washington, D.C. However, there is only one Morgan & Morgan. Our Washington, D.C. office can help you get the best legal representation so you can move forward with your life, recover physically and financially, and look forward to the future with confidence instead of fear.
We Have the Experience and Resources Needed to Win
Not all law firms are the same. Unlike solo or smaller law firms, we do not shy away from complex, costly, and potentially lengthy lawsuits. We have the resources to go all the way and fight tooth and nail for what our clients need to rebuild their lives after getting hurt.
Morgan & Morgan has helped individuals and families win compensation since 1988, recovering over $15 billion in damages. We now have an army of 800 skilled and dedicated attorneys, thousands of motivated legal staff, and countless investigators, scientists, and engineers that can give your case the attention it requires. Few other law firms can rival our resources and infrastructure.
We Care About You
John Morgan’s motivation to start what is now America’s largest law firm was the outrage he felt when his brother, who was permanently injured at work, did not receive the legal representation and compensation he deserved. John Morgan wants his clients to obtain the representation he wished his brother had received.
Morgan & Morgan is dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful, and we care deeply about our injured clients. When we take your case, you become part of our family. Like family, we want you to have the best chance of winning, and we will fight as hard for you as we would for our loved ones.
We Take on the Big Bullies
When you are injured due to another’s negligence, an insurance company is typically responsible for compensating you. However, insurance adjusters do not have your best interests at heart. Instead, they want to deny or minimize as many claims as possible so their employers—the insurance companies—can make as much profit as possible.
Morgan & Morgan thinks it is wrong that injured individuals get shortchanged by big insurance companies. Our personal injury lawyers are accomplished litigators who do not take “no” for an answer and will take your case to court if an insurer refuses to compensate you fairly.
The big insurance companies know that Morgan & Morgan never settle for less and that we will see them in court if they don’t pay up. We level the playing field, so you have the best chance of receiving the settlement you deserve.
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Why Should I Hire An Attorney?
Injury victims have a lot to deal with: medical expenses, physical pain, emotional stress, and an upheaval to their everyday routine. To compound matters, insurance companies do all they can to minimize the amount they pay.
An attorney is here to help. A legal team can:
- Investigate the circumstances of your injury to build the strongest case possible
- Evaluate the short- and long-term effects of your injury
- Identify how much your case is worth
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Take your case to trial if that’s what’s required to get the best results
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
Hiring an attorney doesn’t cost a thing. Our attorneys work on a contingency, meaning we don’t get paid unless you win. That’s because we believe everyone – no matter who they are or how much money they have – deserves a shot at justice.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
If you are hurt due to another’s negligence or deliberate conduct, you could have a personal injury claim and pursue compensation. You or a loved one could have a legal case if:
- Another is primarily responsible for the accident or incident
- The accident caused injuries and financial damages
- The personal injury occurred within the last three years (with some exceptions)
A severe personal injury can turn your entire life upside down. However, if another party caused your injuries, they are responsible for making you “whole” again. Morgan & Morgan’s injury lawyers in Washington, D.C., can hold the responsible party accountable and could help you get justice and compensation.
Which Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The damages you can recover will depend on the details of your claim, such as the severity and permanence of your injuries, your medical treatment costs, and other factors. However, victims may be able to recover the following damages:
- Property damage
- Income loss
- Medical expenses
- Out-of-pocket accident expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of life quality
You could also receive additional damages, depending on your unique claim.
What Should I Do After Getting Hurt in Washington, D.C.?
The actions you take after getting hurt in a car accident, work incident, or fall can be critical for the success of your compensation claim. The following steps can be beneficial for your health and your legal case:
- File an accident report with the police or the business where your injury occurred
- Take pictures at the site of the accident
- See a doctor as soon as possible
- Follow your doctor’s treatment plan
- Gather evidence to prove your damages, such as medical reports, receipts for your healthcare bills, and proof of other expenses
- Contact a personal injury lawyer in Washington, D.C., for help and advice
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Washington, D.C.?
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in D.C. is generally three years. However, various factors could shorten or lengthen the time you may have available for filing a lawsuit. For example, the statute typically will begin to run down when you discover your injuries, which in some cases, could be weeks or even months after an accident. On the flip side, if you have a claim against a government agency, shorter deadlines may apply.
Therefore, consider consulting an attorney as soon as possible after suffering a personal injury to determine the best timing for your lawsuit. Filing too late could leave you unable to pursue compensation and result in your case getting thrown out.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?
How long it takes until your injury case is resolved can depend on numerous factors. For example, if you have severe injuries and significant damages, it may take longer to negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant in your claim. You may even have to go to trial to get what you deserve.
If you can agree to an out-of-court settlement with the responsible party, your claim could be resolved in a couple of months. However, it can take years to receive compensation if you are fighting a complex claim such as medical malpractice. Having a tenacious and motivated personal injury lawyer by your side can help to speed up the legal process.
Can I Receive Compensation for Emotional Trauma?
Victims with significant injuries generally qualify for so-called non-economic damages, such as pain, anguish, and emotional distress. Psychological injuries can include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
We can liaise with your medical providers to assess the full impact of an accident on your physical and mental health. This allows us to determine a fair figure for your emotional injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer from our Washington, D.C. office can evaluate the entire worth of your claim.
We Are Ready to Fight for You
Morgan & Morgan wants to get the best results for you. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Washington, D.C., our dedicated personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Get started today with a free case review to determine whether you qualify for compensation.
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