Most people will be involved in a car accident of some kind in their life, if they drive often or are frequently a passenger in other people’s vehicles. Most car accidents are minor “fender-benders” that cause property damage alone, but millions of people are injured in traffic accidents every year. Over 2.4 million were injured in the United States in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Over 34,000 people were killed in fatal traffic accidents in 2016, and these numbers are expected to be higher once the final statistics for 2017 are released.
If you were seriously injured in an auto accident, you may worry about recovering a fair settlement from the insurance company – and rightly so. A low settlement, delayed payment, or denied liability are far too common in car accident insurance claims. To ensure you recover fair compensation, you need an attorney to organize and present your case, put the necessary pressure on the insurance company, and secure the settlement or award you need. Our Washington DC car accident lawyers take these tasks very seriously and are here to maximize your recovery.
For a free car accident claim review, please call our offices at (202) 759-7833 or contact us online.
Types of Compensation for Maryland & District of Columbia Car Accident Claims
Every case is different, and the value of each car accident claim will vary dramatically depending on the extent of injury a victim or victims have experienced. That said, there are specific types of compensation that may apply in claims involving traffic accidents. It is essential for your attorney to consider each of these to seek fair and complete compensation.
The following are potential damages in a car accident case:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care and ongoing treatment
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Funeral costs (fatal car accidents)
- Loss of companionship/consortium (fatal car accidents)
You can pick up the pieces and move on with your life after a serious auto accident, and Fay Law Group is here to guide and support you. Call (202) 759-7833 or contact us onlineto find out how.