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Accidents happen every single day in the United States. Washington, D.C. and Maryland are no different. These serious incidents can put individuals and their families in a difficult position as they try to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. These accidents can result in a variety of injuries ranging from fender bender accidents that result in only minor injuries to more severe accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, sometimes even resulting in death. If you have found yourself in this position, you need a strong legal advocate who is working on your behalf to assist you through every step of the complicated legal process.
After you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another party, you will be left to deal with the emotional, physical, and financial toll that your accident caused you. You will probably be confused and unsure about what to do next. There is more involved than just recovering from the physical injuries you sustained in the accident; there is also the emotional distress and anxiety that accident victims are forced to deal with following a serious accident.
The lawyers at the Fay Law Group have more than 50 years of personal injury law experience in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, and we have successfully represented countless injured victims through the years. Let us help you, too.
Dealing With Insurance Companes After an Accident in Washington, D.C.
Many individuals are faced with the reality that insurance companies are not always looking out for their best interest. You will discover that the insurance company is interested in their bottom line, not in making sure that you are adequately compensated for the injuries you sustained in your personal injury accident.
Our attorneys at Fay Law Group have been serving clients from Washington, D.C. and Maryland for over 50 years and are ready and waiting to help you maneuver through the difficult and complex legal process of filing a personal injury claim.
If you believe that another party has acted recklessly and caused your injury accident, let us help you get the full and fair compensation that you are entitled to for your personal injury accident and losses. We have the experience, time, and resources needed to handle even the most challenging and complex personal injury accident claims.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Elder Neglect and Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Terrorism Claims
- Wrongful Death
Hundreds of motor vehicle accidents take place in and around Washington, D.C. and Maryland each and every day. Some of the most common types of collisions that lead to these serious crashes include rear-end collisions, multi-vehicle pileups, head-on collisions, rollover accidents, sideswipe collisions, and more. In the blink of an eye, a driver can make a mistake on the roadway that could cost you everything. Injuries sustained in a car accident can lead to permanent disabilities or the loss of a loved one. These accidents are often the result of a driver who is driving negligently. This kind of behavior includes distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you are a driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian, bicyclist, or a passenger who has been injured in an accident who has sustained serious injuries at the hands of another party, it’s crucial that you speak with a skilled motor vehicle accident attorney about your claim.
When a healthcare professional makes a devastating mistake that leads to injurious results, you have a right to hold them liable for their actions. Some of these accidents involve an emergency room visit, an operating room error, complications in childbirth, and much more. From the misdiagnosis of serious medical disorders or diseases to doctors who fail to offer adequate prenatal care, many mistakes can be made, which lead to devastating results for patients. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a medical professional, you need the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney who can ensure that your rights are protected.
Making the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult choices that must be made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our elderly family members in their later years. When you discover that your loved one is not receiving the proper care that you have entrusted the care facility to provide for them, it can be extremely upsetting. Our elderly family members are entitled to quality care and to feel safe at all times. Nursing homes are expected to properly train staff and provide your loved one the cleanest and safest environment possible. In some cases, they fail to provide this care or will abuse a loved one physically, emotionally, and/or financially. If you believe that your elderly loved one has been receiving substandard care or negligent care at the hands of a caregiver or staff member at the nursing home facility that you have entrusted with their care, you need to speak with an elder abuse attorney about your options.
Premises liability takes place when a party or property owner has acted negligently by failing to ensure that they have maintained a safe property. These types of accidents include unsafe parking lots, elevator and mall-related accidents, negligent security in areas that need to be secure, accidents stemming from inadequate lighting, building fires, and more. If you believe that hazardous conditions resulted in your injury on someone else’s property, you should speak with a premises liability attorney as soon as possible to find out if you have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Products are expected to be made with high safety standards so that those who purchase and use them are safe from hazards and injuries. If you believe that a manufacturer did not abide by the law and failed to provide safe and reliable products to consumers, it might be time to speak with a product liability attorney about your options. Some of the products that have claims filed against them include home appliances, furnaces, seatbelts, airbags, children’s toys, and power tool injuries among many others.
Sadly, international terrorism is a growing problem that usually results in severe injuries and/or death every year. Our founding attorney, Thomas Fortune Fay, has personally worked with the survivors of terrorist attacks after the 1983 Beirut bombing, and has worked to help survivors receive civil and punitive damages to which they were entitled. You are permitted to sue terrorists for the attacks that take place in these areas, which is why, if you have been injured as a result of a terror attack, it is imperative to speak with us as soon as possible about your options.
There are huge differences between a standard personal injury claim and a wrongful death claim in the District of Columbia and in Maryland. If your loved one lost his or her life in an accident that was caused by the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of future income on behalf of your deceased family member. Our compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced wrongful death lawyers at the Fay Law Group have been helping the families of wrongful death victims get full and fair compensation for the death of loved ones caused by negligence. Wrongful death claims are some of the most complex and complicated claims to handle. You will need the help and guidance of a specialized wrongful death lawyer to be successful with your claim.
The Experience Needed to Win Your Case
Our attorneys at Fay Law Group have decades years of combined personal injury law experience and our law firm has been in business for more than 50 years. We handle all types of personal injury claims in Washington, D.C. and Maryland with skill and dedication, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, elder abuse, and many other types of cases that leave individuals and their families in a difficult position every year.
By helping you gather necessary evidence in your personal injury claim and guiding you through the ins and outs of the laws present in your specific case, we will fight to protect your rights and help offer you the guidance that you need as your personal injury claim is processed.
We are available for our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will make sure that all of your questions are answered during your free initial consultation. Best of all, we do not charge clients any fees unless we win their case. To find out more about our streamlined and dedicated approach, contact us at (202) 589-1300.
The Role of a Personal Injury Attorney in Your Case
Personal injury attorneys work to protect the rights of injured accident victims in many ways. Here are just a few of the aspects that they will assist you with:
From the moment that you bring your claim to a personal injury attorney, they will screen all aspects and evaluate your claim to ensure you actually have a reason to file a suit. Your attorney will only take the case if they feel that you have a strong chance to win a settlement or be victorious in court. That is because our attorneys don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Gathering evidence that can be used to help you receive maximum compensation for your claim. Your attorney will request a police report from your accident, use photographs to show what happened at the scene of your accident, and obtain witness statements. Your attorney will help reduce your stress by helping you to gather this necessary evidence so that they can start to prepare your case and show that the other party has acted negligently and caused your injuries.
Negotiate with Insurance Company
Many average individuals do not have negotiation experience, which is why having an attorney on your side can help you during this difficult process. Insurance adjusters are trained to befriend you and act as if they care about you in an effort to get you to say something that will reduce their culpability. It is never a good idea to talk to the insurance companies without first speaking with a personal injury lawyer. An attorney has experience in dealing with the insurance companies and can help you through this process of using thorough communication.
Representation at Settlement and Trial
If you are headed to settlement or your case is going to proceed to trial, you will need representation that will not let you down and attorneys that are familiar with the procedures of the court.
Types of Compensation Available to Personal Injury Victims
There are many types of damages available to the victim or victims of a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Some are economic and others are non-economic in nature. Though there are many types of damages available, here are just a few of the most common:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium
If you or a loved one has been injured in any accident that was caused by the reckless, careless, or negligent actions of another person or entity, you may have the right to pursue a claim for your injuries and damages incurred as a result of that accident. Contact a lawyer at the Fay Law Group today to learn about your rights as an accident victim.
Steps of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The personal injury process is not an easy process to go through. This is especially true if you are not well-versed in the laws pertaining to personal injury in your state. These types of injury claims can become very complicated very quickly. You will need someone to be your advocate in your time of need, someone who can ensure that you receive the best medical treatment available to you so that you have the best chances at fully recovering. With the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney from the Fay Law Group, you can rest assured that your claim will end with the best possible outcome. Here are the steps that must be taken in order to ensure that your personal injury claim is successful:
Consultation: This is when you meet with an attorney to establish whether or not they believe that you have legal grounds to file a claim for the injuries that you sustained in your accident. A personal injury attorney works on a contingency basis, which means that the attorney will only receive payment for their services if they win your case. A portion of your settlement will be used to pay your attorney fees when the case is concluded.
Retaining Counsel: During the process of selecting and hiring your personal injury lawyer, this is when a contract is presented to the client and signed by both parties.
Preparation of Case: This is when the attorney will contact the insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you have the best chance at success with your personal injury claim.
Filing: Once you and your attorney establish that the settlement offer from the insurance company is not adequate enough to cover your injuries and damages, your attorney will then file the personal injury claim with the courts.
Discovery: The discovery process is one that involves obtaining evidence that proves that the other party is responsible for your injuries and losses. This is how your claim for compensation can be accurately evaluated.
Mediation: To avoid trial, sometimes you will go through either mediation or arbitration as a way to attempt to achieve a resolution with the other party. However, this process is not always successful and can sometimes lead to trial.
Trial: If you are unable to reach a fair and full settlement with the other person’s insurance company, your attorney will take your case to trial. The judge or jury in your case will evaluate all the facts of your claim and determine fault so that the compensation is fair for the injured victim.
Appeal: If your claim was unsuccessful, it may be necessary to appeal the decision, especially if you believe that key facts have been missed. However, appealing a case is not always so easy and not something that you can do on your own.
Personal Injury Attorney in Washington, D.C., and Maryland
The experienced litigators at the Fay Law Group have placed special emphasis on investigating and finding the proof in even the most complex personal injury and wrongful death claims that were caused by car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, product liability, or any other personal injury accident. At the Fay Law Group, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined personal injury experience and have earned the respect of our clients, judges, and peers alike.
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their lives in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, we may be able to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries and losses. Please contact us today at (202) 589-1300 to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly-qualified personal injury lawyers.
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When tragedy strikes, it can seem impossible to make any right come out of such a wrong. However, our civil justice system is established to help victims and their families do just that. Fay Law Group is here to help you with that endeavor. Across our practice areas, we take pride in helping others face more stable and brighter futures. When you work with our firm, we will guide and support you, meticulously preparing and making every detail count as we seek justice on your behalf.
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