Determined District of Columbia injury attorneys stand up to even the most powerful defendants
At the heart of each personal injury claim is an accident victim who has suffered harm due to someone else’s wrongful actions. To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland or Washington, D.C., you must show that the defendant’s negligent conduct caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. And because both the District and the state observe the doctrine of contributory negligence, you can be barred from recovering compensation if you bear even the slightest amount of fault. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our Washington, D.C. personal injury law firm represents victims who’ve suffered injuries in vehicle accidents and other incidents. When you retain us, we begin by thoroughly researching and preparing your case before engaging in negotiations. That way, if negotiations fail, we stand ready to proceed to trial. In all cases, we are committed to seeking full compensation for medical expenses, property damage and other losses.
Skillful advocates litigate wrongful death claims on behalf of aggrieved families
Losing a family member to an accident is a tragedy that’s compounded when someone’s negligent or wrongful act was the cause. While nothing can bring your loved one back, we can assist with a claim that seeks compensation and a measure of justice. In Washington, D.C., the representative of the deceased’s estate must bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of a spouse or partner. If no spouse exists, family members can file wrongful death claims and may obtain damages awarded by a judge or jury for the deceased’s funeral, medical and other expenses as well as losses suffered by survivors, such as lost wages, lost support and lost companionship. In Maryland, primary beneficiaries such as spouses, parents and children can file wrongful death claims for similar damages, but these claims may also be brought by secondary beneficiaries such as siblings and other relatives if immediate family members don’t exist or don’t wish to file a claim. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we can advise you whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim and guide you through the process.
Experienced truck accident law firm competently handles even the most complex accident cases
Semi-truck accidents frequently result in serious injury or death to the occupants of much smaller vehicles, and many may involve more than one liable party in addition to the driver. At our Washington, D.C. law office, we handle truck accident claims by diligently researching the relationship between the truck driver, the truck’s owner, and the trucking company, potentially uncovering additional theories of liability. Truckers and the companies that employ them are bound by federal and state regulations designed to limit the potential for serious accidents. We will investigate whether these rules were violated as we seek the damages you deserve.
Dedicated personal injury lawyers represent victims of vehicle rollovers
Surviving a rollover accident is a horrifying experience that — physical injuries aside — would leave anyone shaken. SUVs are more likely to be involved in rollovers due to their high center of gravity, but these types of accidents can occur with any vehicle. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our firm’s focus is on providing exceptional representation to accident victims, including those injured in vehicle rollover accidents. We meticulously prepare each client’s case to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
Consult with a knowledgeable Washington, D.C. personal injury law firm
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we represent accident victims across Maryland and Washington, D.C in their pursuit of justice and fair compensation. For help with your case, call 202-919-6463 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Washington, D.C. office.