Every 16 minutes, someone is killed in a car accident. In 2012 alone, more than 2.3 million people were injured in car accidents across the United States, and sadly, more than 33,000 people lost their lives. When you or someone you love is injured in a car accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. To makes matters worse, struggles with insurance companies are unfortunately common during this traumatic time, resulting in financial difficulties and strains for already struggling families.
How we Help with Collisions Arising from Defective Cars
If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, the experienced car accident attorneys at Patrick Malone & Associates can help. Call us today at 1-202-742-1500 or 1-888-625-6635 or fill out our confidential contact form for a FREE Consultation and review of your case.
Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents occur more frequently here in the Washington, D.C. area than in any other area in the country. According to a U.S. News report, Washington, D.C. drivers were 107.3% more likely to get into a car accident than other drivers across the country. These car accidents range from mild fender benders to traumatic and catastrophic head-on collisions. Types of car accidents include:
- Rear end car accidents
- Side impact car accidents
- Frontal or head-on car accidents
- Rollover car accidents
- Car accidents due to defective parts
- Car accidents due to defective tires
- Hit and run car accidents
- Car accidents with DUI or impaired driver
- Car accidents due to distracted driving (texting and the like)
- Car accidents with uninsured or under-insured driver
- And more
Types of Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents
Car accident injuries can range in severity depending on the type of accident, the speed at which the vehicles were traveling, and the safety features of the automobiles. Common car accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back injuries
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Internal organ damage
- And more
Car Accident Attorneys Working For You
When you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to know that you are not alone. Immediately after you are injured, your car accident attorney will begin building a case that is designed to obtain the maximum fair compensation for your injuries. This involves a thorough investigation of the accident and the events that caused the crash. Your car accident lawyer may need to obtain toxicology reports or BAC (blood alcohol content) results in order to determine if the driver responsible for your accident was impaired. If necessary, your lawyer will even employ accident reconstruction experts and other forensic specialists to recreate the moments of the crash to establish a clear chain of liability.
After establishing liability, your attorney will need to work closely with doctors and therapists to determine the full extent of your injuries and future prognosis. Any potential complications or long-term needs will need to be thoroughly evaluated before negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.
Pat Malone represented me in an auto crash (note I didn’t say “accident”; he urged me not to use that term because what happened wasn’t happenstance) case. It ended up that the individual who head-on collided with me had the absolute minimum amount of auto insurance and essentially zero personal assets. That meant that the end result would be a relatively small amount of recovery for me, and, concurrently, for him and his firm. Pat takes on and wins cases that lead to high five and six-figure awards. He devoted the same kind of attention to detail and aggressive advocacy for my small-dollar case as he does to cases worth much more. That is extremely admirable. He didn’t buckslip me down to an associate as one might expect. Instead, he regularly communicated with me directly, and pursued and got the maximum recovery that could be earned for my case. I recommend him highly.– Glenn L.
Contact Car Accident Lawyers
At Patrick Malone & Associates, our car accident lawyers understand how complex car accidents can be in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Virginia, and Maryland. We also know that insurance companies aren’t always on your side—that’s why we are. Our accident attorneys work tirelessly from the very start to ensure that all our clients receive the compensation they need to fully recover. Call us at 1-202-742-1500 or 1-888-625-6635 or fill out our confidential contact form for a FREE Consultation and review of your case.
The car accident attorneys at Patrick Malone & Associates have successfully represented injured individuals in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Annapolis, Rockville, Baltimore, Richmond, Fairfax, and throughout Maryland and Virginia.