Hey, I live in washington dc. I was in a car accident on 01/02/22. Ambulance took me to GWU hospital. They told me i had to wait in the waiting room to be seen. I understand that Covid has the hospitals beat. So i left. When i went to Washington hospital center and they diagnosed me with facial... Read more »
A District of Columbia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on whether or not you sustained meaningful damages as a result of the wait. As a practical matter, long ER waits are not uncommon, especially now with the pandemic, depending on the...Read more »
There is no ratio in any state. What they look at is the type of the treatment; who rendered it--specialist, GP, Chiro etc--the seriousness of the impairment. You could go in as Class 1 trauma, rack up an impressive bill for MRi'S & TESTING, and be well in a week.
And your question or concern is what? Are you saying you were a passenger, and injured? If so, contact a personal injury lawyer. Are you saying you were actually the driver and the paperwork is wrong? Contact a lawyer in private to discuss the details, as whether this is just an innocent error,...Read more »
I’m guessing the medical records showed you had a pre-existing back problem, for which you received relatively recent treatment. It is reasonable for an insurance company to review whether your post-accident treatment was all causally related to the accident, as opposed to continuation of...Read more »
Car has minor damage to taillight. I am really banged up. They are trying to get me to pay for all damages to the car. While I’m not necessarily interested in going after them, it seems that they are liable for my injuries. Please clarify liability.
Fortunately, the law in DC for collisions like this changed in 2016. Before that time, if you were even 1% at fault (and therefore "contributed" to the collision), you were barred from recovering anything. Now, per the statute below, that defense (contributory negligence) cannot be...Read more »
Yes, they do not have to charge on the spot, but it is unusual for them not to, unless there is a serious injury to someone where death is imminent or has occurred. In those cases, they review for possible manslaughter charges. What was your BAC test result? Also, your post is confusing as you...Read more »
The car accident was minor and occurred in Washington D.C. I lived in VA at the time and the other person lived in MD. This happened 6/30/14 but the letter from her lawyer is dated 7/24/17. Is this not outside the statute of limitations? And since D.C. is a no fault district, does this apply at all?
Assuming that D.C. has the same statute of limitations as Washington (3 years) it would appear that it is outside the SOL. But most jurisdictions have rules that allow someone to file suit within the statute and have a grace period to find and serve the other party. From what you've...Read more »
Details: The reg'd owner of a car whose occupant(s) fled, and which caused a hit-and-run (1 death, 3 injuries) on a divided highway turns up at the scene after the crash. He says his (now disabled) car was stolen. He has it towed away. Later, his car turns out to be registered to a nonexistent... Read more »
You would need proof of who the driver was. Perhaps a private investigator can help you find this out and whether the owner has any relationship to those persons. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an...Read more »
I was involved in an accident on December 20th 2015, and there were over $7000.00 worth of damages’ done to my car. I was told by the other driver’s (who was at fault) insurance company that there is no law in DC that will require them to pay the depreciation value claim I... Read more »
Check with your policy. If it has it use that and let them go after the driver.Depreciation is a new concept related to the availability of Carfax. Generally, you don't get depreciation. You can check with the insurance commissioner for DC or wherever it happened.Usually you only get the book...Read more »
You should speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to see if yo u have a claim worth pursuing.
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