How much $ is my case worth?

The value of an injury case generally depends on the severity of the injury, the amount of time missed from work, and many other factors. Hiring an experienced lawyer can, of course, help you maximize your compensation. In the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, there are specific jury instructions that provide a good list of the actual damages that an injured victim may recover.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Abraham Lincoln said it best: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” While all people are free in general to represent themselves, the fact remains that hiring an aggressive, experienced, and qualified lawyer can truly help increase the compensation you receive in your case.  A good lawyer can also help you navigate through all the complex insurance issues.

Should I call my insurance company?

The first and best thing to do after an accident to get informed about your rights. Because accidents in the Washington Metropolitan area often involve drivers from different states, this is even more true. Speaking in a lawyer before you speak to your insurance company is generally the best thing to do.

What damages may I be entitled to?

What damages you may recover may vary, whether you are in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. Typically, an injured victim may — if the facts support it — be able to recover damages for medical bills, pain, suffering, emotional distress, scarring, and more. An experienced lawyer can help you identify which damages you can recover in your injury case.