Do You Need a Washington, DC Car Accident Lawyer? Find Out What Sets Us Apart.
Serving Communities throughout the DC region
Any accident is a serious matter, particularly one caused by someone else's negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured, it's important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. At the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, our accident attorneys can put experience and resources to work for you. Call or email us today for a free consultation: 202-737-4141.
We represent victims of all kinds of accidents - including car accidents, workplace accidents, and fall down accidents - in Washington, DC and the surrounding communities. We represent only personal injury victims, not insurance companies or corporations.
Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney?
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, a personal injury attorney can help you by:
- Investigating your accident
- Collecting evidence to support your claim
- Reviewing accident reports and other important documents
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Obtaining surveillance video of your accident if it was captured on camera
- Consulting with medical experts to support your claim
- Making sure you receive appropriate medical care
- Managing your claim with the insurance company
- Entering settlement negotiations with the insurance company
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit and representing you in court, if necessary.
At the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, our Washington, DC personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim. Let us fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?
The first step is to have your attorney file your personal injury lawsuit with the court. A lot of personal injury lawsuits are settled after they are filed and before they go to trial, but if a settlement agreement can’t be reached, the process of interrogatories and discovery will begin. This process includes exchanging evidence, asking questions and gathering testimony.
Before the trial begins, it’s common for the attorney representing the at-fault party to make a pre-trial motion for the case to be dismissed due to a lack of evidence. It’s also possible that you receive a summary judgment from the judge if the evidence supporting your claim is undeniable. If your case does go to trial, a jury will decide whether or not the defendant is legally responsible for your damages and how much you should receive in compensation.
The personal injury attorneys from our Washington, DC law firm are talented negotiators and skilled trial attorneys. That means whether it’s at the negotiating table or in court in front of a judge and jury, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury?
Depending on the specific details of your case and the extent of your injuries, your personal injury claim could be worth anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars – or much more.
Generally speaking, you may be able to recover compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, replacement services, pain and suffering, and other expenses incurred as a result of your accident.
To find out what your personal injury claim might be worth, call our DC law firm right away. Our experienced Washington, DC personal injury lawyers can review the details of your case and let you know what you might be eligible for in compensation. Call today.
About Washington, DC
Washington, DC is known throughout the world as the capital of the United States. But Washington is not only the home of the President. It's also home to hundreds of thousands of hard-working people who live in distinct neighborhoods, from Adams Morgan, Arlington and Bethesda to Columbia Heights and Shaw.
Washington also is famous for its traffic congestion. About 1,500 miles of roadway stretch throughout the District of Columbia, including the famous Capital Beltway. Some D.C. commuters have taken to public transportation to avoid the highways. Commuters who do drive themselves to work spend about 70 hours a year in traffic delays, which means Washington, D.C. is viewed as having the worst road congestion in the United States.
How Mike Slocumb and his team can help
It's important to contact an accomplished legal professional who understands how to apply the law to a specific case. Our attorneys in the nation's capital not only understand the law, but also have access to the resources needed to get results. At the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing victims of accidents with aggressive legal representation.
Your case may be big or small. We understand if you were injured, your case is important. If you were injured in any type of accident through no fault of your own, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our staff is dedicated to serving clients injured in all types of accidents.
Handling all types of personal injury cases
An accident due to negligence can have devastating consequences, physically, financially and emotionally. We fight to help clients obtain the money they need to pay for their accident-related expenses. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering and other damages. While most cases end in settlements, we are prepared to take a case to trial when it is in the best interest of a client.
A serious injury in Washington calls for aggressive representation. Whether you've been injured in a car accident, due to a slip and fall or after a dog bite, the legal professionals at Mike Slocumb Law Firm are ready to roll up their sleeves and go to work for you.
About Washington, DC, and serious accidents
Washington, DC, is a bustling area. The highways typically are jam packed with trucks, cars and motorcycles. The city attracts government workers who may be commuting from suburbs in Virginia or Maryland as well as tourists from across the globe who come to the city to see the monuments and memorials near the National Mall. They may come to see the museums or the ornate government buildings.
Interstate-95 around the city is known as the Capital Beltway, which is often congested with cars, trucks and motorcycles. With such a high volume of traffic in and around the city, it's not unusual for accidents to happen.
Truck and car accidents in the nation's capital
Many large trucks share the roads and highways with the smaller passenger vehicles. When trucks are involved in accidents, the injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicle are often catastrophic. Your life can be forever changed due to the negligence of another party. It's crucial to learn about your rights if you or a loved one was injured in a semi truck accident.
We have heard from clients who had significant trouble dealing with their insurance companies. We can handle the insurance company for you while you focus on your recovery.
Mike Slocumb Law Firm
1225 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005