Traffic jams are frustrations not uncommon to driver who frequently drive on the highways and beltways of Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. One cause of these traffic jams is the lane closures and rubbernecking that results from car accidents. Tens of thousands of car accidents occur every year in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. According to a Traffic Safety Report conducted by the District Department of Transportation, over 70% of car accidents in Washington, DC resulted in property damage, and over 30% of car accidents resulted in injury. Many of these car accidents also resulted in death.
Car Accidents in DC Can Be Expensive
The costs associated with being in a car accident can be thousands of dollars, more if you have been injured. A study conducted by AAA found that car accidents cost Americans billions of dollars every year. These costs can include increased insurance premiums, car repairs, and EMT and hospital bills. Other costs of being in a car accident include lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disabilities, and death.
Car accidents are commonly caused by negligent driving on behalf of one of the drivers. Negligent driving includes, but is not limited to, driver inattention or distraction (i.e. applying makeup, dialing, talking, or texting on a phone, eating and drinking, adjusting the radio, interacting with other passengers) driving under the influence and speeding.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in DC
Remember that driving laws vary from state to state, as does the statute of limitations on making a claim for an auto accident. If you have been involved in a car accident in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, and you are looking to seek compensation for damages and injuries that resulted, call Car Accident Info for a free consultation immediately. Our car accident lawyers have years of experience and countless success stories in winning fair compensation for our clients. We know how to fight with insurance companies to maximize the value of your settlement, and we’re not afraid to push for the compensation you deserve.