It only takes a moment for an accident to occur. Another driver takes his eyes off the road to check his cell phone, or perhaps he is driving on too little sleep. When drivers speed or get behind the wheel impaired, they are engaging in behavior that puts everyone on the road at risk.
Lives can change in the instant when a car crash occurs, leaving vehicles damaged and drivers and their passengers afflicted with serious injuries. When one driver makes a poor choice, others are left to suffer the consequences. The victims of these accidents are left to pick up the pieces, often facing physical injuries, emotional scars, and financial worries.
Auto accident victims in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, don’t have to go it alone, though. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in an auto accident, the experienced lawyers at Tucker, Nong and Associates may be able to help. Our knowledgeable team is ready to provide the answers you need, help you understand your rights, and fight for the compensation you deserve to move on with your life. Call our call center today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Types of Auto Accident Cases Our Firm Handles in MD, VA, and DC
There are many different types of accidents that can occur, and the laws that govern our roadways can vary from state to state. The experienced lawyers at Tucker, Nong and Associates have helped many clients seek justice and obtain compensation after:
- Car accidents in Maryland
- Car accidents in Virginia
- Car accidents in DC
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
These accidents can result in serious, debilitating injuries. Common auto accident injuries include broken bones, brain injuries, contusions, torn ligaments, back injuries, dislocation of shoulders or hips, and even death. These wounds can mean hospital stays, medications, doctors’ appointments, and rehabilitation. The consequences of these types of vehicle accidents can be serious and should not be ignored.
Compensation Available for MD, VA and DC Accident Victims
After an accident, the law allows victims to seek compensation for their injuries. Victims do not have to bear the entire burden of their recovery and future problems; those responsible can be held accountable. In Maryland, Virginia, DC, it is possible to obtain compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In Maryland, Virginia, and DC, it can be challenging to recover this compensation. Insurance companies are out to protect their own bottom line. They will seek to minimize their own losses, regardless of their sincerity and severity of your injuries. It is important to secure representation that will vigorously fight for your objectives and protect your interests in these cases. The attorneys at Tucker, Nong and Associates have a proven track record of doing just that. Let us help you get started protecting your rights by taking a moment to fill out our online contact form for a prompt response from a member of our team.
Contributory Negligence Can Be an Obstacle to Securing Compensation
There are only a handful of states that decide personal injury settlements using the idea of contributory negligence. Maryland, Virginia, and DC are all among that group. Contributory negligence is the idea that every person is responsible for his or her own safety. Victims may hold some responsibility for an accident, and if they did contribute to the accident in any way, it becomes more difficult to earn a settlement. Damages can be eliminated altogether or reduced proportionally to the victim’s degree of fault.
As with insurance companies, defendants will pursue all avenues to reduce their own blame and shift responsibility to the victim to avoid paying damages. A skilled attorney can help victims be prepared for any possible arguments of the defendant and offer the court a thorough, detailed case to support a monetary award.
Why Call Our Maryland or Virginia Personal Injury Teams?
Accidents happen. Sometimes, they can’t be avoided. Other times, another driver has made the choice to behave irresponsibly behind the wheel. The lawyers at Tucker, Nong and Associates believe that auto accident victims should not have to pay the price for someone else’s careless behavior. When you call our office, you’ll speak with a call center operator who can help answer some of your questions and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our operators speak multiple languages to ensure clear and effective communication.
At your consultation, you’ll meet with a member of our personal injury team who can help you understand your rights, examine the details of your case, and offer you the best options moving forward. When it comes to your own health, there are no minor injuries. Don’t wait. Call our office nearest you today to get started.