After you suffer a personal injury, you may be hesitant to file a lawsuit. Believe it or not, this isn’t uncommon. The problem is that you may believe that you won’t be able to afford legal services. However, in the majority of situations, anyone who is filing a lawsuit against a party who acted in a negligent manner and caused their injuries or damageto their propertywill not have to pay anyupfront fees. This is because the majority of personal injury attorneys will handle any case such as this by charging a contingency fee.
If a new law is passed in Maryland, drivers impeding the normal or reasonable flow of traffic (in either lane) may be facing serious fines that reach up to $250. Due to the consideration of this new penalty in the nearby state of Maryland, many DC drivers are beginning to wonder if the same crackdown on slow drivers in the left lane is coming to their area as well.
In Washington, D.C., there are a considerable number of potential personal injury claims. From falling on the ice at the bottom of the escalator at the Waterfront Metro, to being hit by a car going the wrong way on Rock Creek Parkway during rush hour, to inadequate medical care at one of DC’s many hospitals, if you are injured in any way, you may have a Washington, D.C. personal injury claim. Below we discuss the most common forms of personal injury. These however, are not the only potential injury claims.
There is a popular belief that the pedestrian will always have the right of way. This belief has led to some having a complete disregard for the safety and rules relating to bikers, skaters and walkers. These individuals now have a sense of entitlement that has taken over logic and resulted in pedestrians creating dangerous situations for themselves, drivers and others.
Just like an accident that occurs on the road, there are several factors that may go into who is considered at-fault when you are involved in an accident in a parking lot. While some drivers find the rules confusing, but just like a main street, a parking lot has right-of-way rules.
If you are involved in a parking lot accident that was not your fault, then you may need to hire an attorney for help. They can review the facts of your case and gather the necessary evidence to help hold the at-fault party liable.