Personal Injury Attorney in Washington, D.C.
The term "personal injury" is the phrase used to describe an occurrence where an individual has sustained some type of physical injury. Often times the injury occurs as a result of the negligence of another individual or entity.
Depending on the type of personal injury claim, there is a statute of limitations that applies to each case. This means that if you do not bring your claim within a certain period of time, you may be barred from ever filing suit in court. This is why is it always important to act quickly.
The following is a general list of common personal injury claims:
Slip and Falls
A slip and fall is a type of premises liability action. This means that if you fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property or premises, you may be entitled to recover damages if that individual or entity had a duty to maintain their property to a certain standard of care.
Involvement in a collision with another automobile or commercial vehicle may cause significant physical injuries, entitling you to damages. Often times, the insurance company on the opposing side will attempt to contact you immediately to obtain a statement regarding the incident or the extent of your injury. Making a statement under these circumstances can potentially hurt your claim. The insurance company may also attempt to settle your case by offering you the lowest possible figure when you may be entitled to much more. Don’t be tricked into settling for less than you deserve. Be sure to retain competent legal counsel for your auto accident claim immediately.
Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim can be brought if an unexpected death occurred to a family member as a result of someone else’s negligence. Such claims can be the result of medical malpractice, a defective product, or auto accidents. Additionally, a survival action can also be brought to recover damages that the deceased family member could have pursued if the person had survived.
A product liability claim can be brought if you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective product. Such defects can include a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or even inadequate labeling or warnings on the product. Product liability cases are taken very seriously because of the potential for the product to harm other individuals purchasing the same product.
If you, or a loved one has been involved in any type of personal injury matter, it is important to retain an attorney you can trust to guide you through your claim. Attorney Hannah Akintoye is dedicated to fighting for the recovery you deserve. Contact us today at (202) 403-2292 for an initial consultation.
If you or a loved one is involved in a personal injury matter, it is important to retain an attorney you can trust to guide you through your claim. Contact us or call (202) 403-2292 to speak with a lawyer who will fight for the recovery you deserve.