Named after the first President of the United States, Washington D.C. is the capital of our nation and serves as the heart of the American government. In addition to being a political epicenter, Washington D.C. is also a booming metropolitan area boasting culture, dining, business, and a diverse population. Over 700,000 residents call D.C. home, including more than 11% of the population identifying as Hispanic or Latino.
As Washington D.C. continues to grow with new residents and increases in tourism, so does the risk of D.C. residents experiencing personal injury accidents. For those victims, one of the keys to getting proper compensation is finding a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney. For D.C.’s Hispanic and Latino residents, nothing is more important than having an experienced attorney that understands the unique needs of the area’s diverse population and provides services in both Spanish and English. The Lopez Law Group, also known to our Spanish-speaking clients as El Abogado Luchador, is here for Washington D.C.’s Hispanic and Latino residents who need assistance after experiencing a car accident injury or other personal injury requiring legal assistance.
Washington D.C. Personal Injury Accidents
Personal injury is defined as cases that cause harm and losses to an individual due to the negligence or unreasonable conduct of another party. Called tort cases, personal injury accidents can include car crashes, medical malpractice, injuries caused by defective products, falls, and more.
In D.C., the city’s growth and popularity make it more likely that residents and tourists could experience a personal injury. In addition, Washington D.C.’s status as a district that is not a part of any US state means victims and their legal representation must have in-depth knowledge of the district’s unique set of laws and regulations regarding personal injury.
For example, Washington D.C. is known for its strict contributory negligence laws. In D.C., if the victim is found to be at all contributory to their accident, they are immediately barred from receiving any damages in association with that accident. An example of contributory negligence impacting a case would be a driver who was injured in an 18-wheeler accident while they were going slightly over the speed limit. Even if the victim was found to be only 5% responsible for the accident due to their increased speed, there’s a chance they could be awarded nothing due to their contributory negligence. What this means is that victims in D.C. need expert legal professionals who can navigate these strict laws to ensure their clients are compensated.
Although more difficult, settlements in relation to personal injury accidents are not impossible in Washington D.C. In fact, according to data provided by D.C. courts, millions of dollars were paid out to victims of personal injury in 2019. It’s important for residents to understand how the laws that surround personal injury accidents in D.C. can affect settlements so they can get the representation and compensation they deserve.
If you’ve experienced personal injury in the D.C. area, you need an experienced and reliable D.C. personal injury lawyer on your side.
The Lopez Law Group — Here For Washington D.C. Residents
The Lopez Law Group’s Washington, D.C. lawyers have more than a decade of combined experience in personal injury cases of all kinds. Our team of attorneys has handled over 1,500 personal injury cases and we are confident in our ability to get our clients the verdict they need. We are proud to represent D.C.’s Hispanic and Latino population by offering legal services in both English and Spanish.
The Washington, D.C. attorneys at The Lopez Law Group are dedicated to the safety and well-being of D.C. residents. Our lead attorney, Fernando J. Lopez, launched The Lopez Law Group to provide trusted legal advice and representation for his diverse home state of Texas and has brought that same level of commitment and legal prowess to the District of Columbia. The Lopez Law Group understands the legal complexities of personal injury law in D.C. as well as the needs of the local Hispanic and Latino community, and we aim to help our clients get peace of mind while navigating this difficult process.
The Lopez Law Group offers free, no-obligation consultations so that potential clients can understand their case and their legal rights before beginning the legal process with us.
Our personal injury accident law firm serves Washington D.C. and Texas. Our Texas branch serves McAllen, Weslaco, Mission, Laredo, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, Houston, Tyler, Spring, and other locations throughout the state. Contact us online using in English or Spanish contact form, or call (956) 420-0781 to schedule your free case consultation.