MLB "All Star" week means be careful on the road!

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Posted on Jul 17, 2018

“DDOT has mobilized across the agency to meet Mayor Bowser’s goal to keep visitors safe and our transportation network moving for all of the events during All-Star Week,” DDOT Director Jeff Marootian said.

WTOP reports that several roads surrounding the week of "Fanfest" at the baseball stadium will be closed until about 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Things like this happen often in our nations capital; whether it be Fanfest or a motorcade, we have to be ready for changes to traffic patterns at any time. It can be a source of frustration; maybe you planned to be somewhere at a certain time and it turns out you will an hour late because the presidential motorcade was rolling through downtown DC (which can be a parking lot at times, even without the motorcade).  Frustration can lead to carelessness, which leads to more motor vehicle accidents -- because motorists in Washington DC tend to be distracted in the best of circumstances.

It can be easy to get caught up in the frustration but try to keep in mind that being on time is rarely worth it if it comes at the expense of your bodily injury limit (or someone else's). 

Keep in mind that the legal liability requirement in Washington is only $25,000, so you'd better be carrying Underinsured Motorist Coverage.

Not everybody needs an attorney to assist with managing a motor vehicle accident. If you don't have a serious injury and the insurance company is covering your losses with no problem, you don't have much to worry about. But when it comes to serious injuries, lost wages, and dealing with multiple aspects of an insurance policy (both yours and theirs) you may need an attorney to protect your rights and make sure you get an appropriate settlement.

Some people worry that they can't afford an attorney. But look at it this way; if your attorney manages all of your issues, AND negotiates a settlement that pay you back and then some, what have you got to lose?

Give us a call at 202-393-3320 today if you think you might benefit from having an attorney. You will speak with a real person who wants to hear your story.

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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