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Car Accidents in DC, Maryland and Virginia 

I don't know about you but driving on the Beltway in Maryland the other day, I literally said to my wife:  "Does anyone remember how to drive anymore?"

D.C., Maryland and Virginia have always had a lot of serious car accidents, for many reasons - the speed limits on 495, 66, 270, 295 and 695 are all high, and most drivers ignore the speed limit anyway.  There are usually a lot of cars and trucks on the road, since we live in a congested urban area, and drivers are distracted everywhere - in a hurry, on their phones, texting all the time while driving.

People obviously haven't been driving as much with coronavirus, but now with the D.C. area opening up again, we will have more people on the roads in the DMV.

And that means more serious accidents.

What to do if you're in a serious accident

First of all, the word "accident" is misleading.  Serious crashes aren't really accidents - they are caused by a driver violating the Rules of the Road.  Maybe the driver who hit you was following you too closely, driving aggressively trying to get around another car.  Maybe he was texting his girlfriend and looked at his phone to get just the right emoji.  Maybe he turned around to say something to someone in the back seat.

Doesn't matter - all of these situations, and every other accident that causes serious injuries, can be prevented.

Slow down.  Watch where you're going.  Put your phone away.

The reality is, there are bad drivers in the DMV and they choose to drive that way.  So when they cause a serious crash that injures another person, they should be responsible and accountable for the harm they caused.  It was no "accident."

The first rule is always - get the medical treatment you need for your injuries.

After a serious injury, you have to take care of yourself first.  If you're like most of the people we represent, you're used to being independent and providing for your family, so that's really hard to do.

But you have to - you didn't ask to get hit by a car.  In addition to the pain and uncertainty that goes with a serious injury, surgery, hospitalization and rehab, all something you didn't plan for, you're probably worried about medical bills, health insurance, how you can work, the effect of all of this on your family, and how you can get back to normal.

Focus on yourself for once.

The good news is that you have time to pursue your case, to find the best accident lawyer for you and your family - someone you can trust and who will have your best interests at heart.

Don't be pushed into getting a lawyer right away - do your research, order the books, guides and reports the lawyer has published and look at the information they give to help you.

The more serious your injuries, the more your getting the best lawyer matters, and that's where we make a difference.  Look, if your accident was a fender bender and you went to therapy for a couple of weeks, any lawyer can do that (or you can handle that case yourself - we help people do that all the time).

If you have serious injuries from an accident in the DMV, an experienced accident lawyer will make a big difference in your life.

We're not on TV or in the Yellow Pages, so we don't take every case that comes along.  Instead, we have a system for helping people with the most serious injuries get everything they can out of their case. 

And our customer service is absolutely the best - it's not like any other lawyers because we're not just any lawyers.

We're not for everybody.  And that's a good thing.

So call us today to see if we can help you and your family after a serious accident.  We'll give you a confidential, free, no hassle and no obligation assessment of your case.  And if we can't help you, we'll give you lots of great information on the system of accident cases in the D.C. area.

You have absolutely nothing to lose - so call us today at (202) 393 - 3320.

 

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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