Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For the Compensation You Deserve
An accident victim who has sustained an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence is at the center of each personal injury lawsuit. May Jungᴸᴸᴾ’s personal injury lawyers represent victims who have been injured as a result of other’s acts or omissions.
Why Choose May Jungᴸᴸᴾ for Your Personal Injury Case?
- We are a team of determined personal injury attorneys who stand up to even the most powerful defendants.
- We offer a personalized approach that is tailored to your unique goals and addresses your concerns.
- We maintain clear communication with our clients and provide reliable solutions to their legal problems.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you must show that the other person’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injuries.
When you hire us, we start by researching and preparing your case thoroughly before trying to negotiate. If negotiations don’t work, we are ready to go to trial. In every case, we’re dedicated to getting you compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and other losses.
Many people are reluctant to enlist the assistance of a personal injury lawyer due to concerns over the cost of hiring one. However, May Jung, LLP operates on a contingency basis, which means that you only have to pay if we are successful in your case.
Types of Cases We Handle
Rollover accidents are extremely traumatic and can leave lasting damage, both physical and emotional. SUVs are more likely to be involved in rollovers due to their high center of gravity, but any type of vehicle can be involved in one of these accidents. At our firm, we specialize in representing accident victims and strive to get the best possible outcome for each and every client.
We are a veteran truck accident law firm that has successfully handled some of the most difficult cases, and many of them will involve more than one liable party in lieu of the driver.
We treat truck accident cases at our law office by diligently investigating the connection between the truck driver, the truck’s owner, and the trucking company, potentially uncovering new theories of liability. Truckers and the companies who employ them must follow federal and state regulations to help prevent serious accidents. We will investigate if these rules were violated and help you get the damages you deserve.
Losing a family member in an accident is a tragedy, made worse when someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing was the cause. Although nothing can bring your loved one back, we may be able to help you file a claim for compensation and justice.
In most cases, the deceased’s estate representative must file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a spouse or partner, as well as losses suffered by survivors, such as lost wages, lost funding, and lost companionship.
In California, for example, the primary beneficiaries, such as spouses, parents, and children, can file wrongful death claims for a similar harm, but secondary beneficiaries, such as siblings and other relatives, may also file a wrongful death lawsuit if immediate family members do not exist or don’t want to file a lawsuit.
Our firm has experience in handling many types of personal injury cases, including, but not limited to:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Police Misconduct
- Housing Discrimination
- Consumer Fraud
- DUI Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Autonomous Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- E-Scooter Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Product Liability
- Negligent Security
Even if you don’t see your accident type on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will listen to the facts of your lawsuit and then discuss your potential legal options.
Personal Injury Compensation Types
In a personal injury case, you can get compensation (damages) from the person or thing that legally caused your harm. There are two types of damages: compensatory (covers actual losses) and punitive (punishes the wrongdoer).
Compensatory damages are a form of compensation that is meant to monetarily replace what you, the injured individual, has lost, but it is also difficult to determine when putting a value on how your life has changed due to your pain and suffering as well as physical limitations.
Here are the types of compensatory damages you may be entitled to:
- Medical care: A reimbursement for past and future medical services is usually included in the settlement.
- Lost Income: You may also be paid for the time you lost while recovering from your injury, which could result in your inability to earn future income as a result of the injury.
- Property Damage: Any property that was destroyed or lost in the crash will almost certainly be reimbursed. For example, your automobiles, parts of the car, and clothing will all be appraised at fair market value.
- Pain and Suffering: the physical pain and suffering that you have suffered can be difficult to quantify. However, one of our experienced attorneys can help you determine a monetary value.
- Emotional Distress: Emotional distress damages refer to the mental anguish caused by an accident, rather than the physical pain and suffering. Common symptoms of emotional distress include terror, anxiety, shock, sorrow, confusion, and lack of sleep.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life: If you are now physically impaired as a result of your injury, you may be unable to participate in hobbies, recreational pursuits, fitness, or other sports that you may have missed out on.
- These losses relate to the consequences of your marriage’s breakdown, such as a lack of companionship and/or an inability to engage in sexual intimacy.
Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant by imposing a financial penalty. If the defendant’s actions are found to be malicious or excessively careless, they may be awarded punitive damages.
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “formula” to determine how much money your lawsuit is worth, but a personal injury lawyer can assess and analyze multiple aspects to determine the value of your particular situation.
Some factors our lawyers may consider include, but are not limited to:
- The severity of your injury.
- The total value of your medical bills and projected costs of future healthcare.
- The percentage you are found to be at fault.
- The extent to which your injury has impacted your future.
- The amount of money lost as a result of the accident, including hospital and medical bills, reconstruction and prescription drugs, lost wages and lost earning capacity were among the expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
- The physical and emotional pain and suffering you have and are experiencing.
If you’ve been injured, talk to a lawyer about your case. They can tell you how much money you might be owed and what your legal options are.
Personal Injury Laws
It is essential to be aware of the laws that may apply to your personal injury case and in your specific jurisdiction.
Washington, D.C. is one of four jurisdictions that uses a “pure contributory negligence” standard: a plaintiff (victim) is completely barred from receiving compensation if they were even slightly negligent for their injuries.
However, under D.C.’s Vulnerable User Collision Recovery Amendment Act of 2020, the doctrine of contributory negligence in civil actions is limited in matters relating to collisions involving certain users of public highways and sidewalks.
Read More: Personal Injury in DC: What You Need to Know
California follows comparative negligence which means that even if someone may be partially at fault for the incident, they may still recover financial compensation.
Statute of Limitations
Most states and the District have a statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims, which generally requires you to file a lawsuit within three years (D.C.) or two years (CA) of being injured or the discovery of the injury. If you miss this deadline, your case will likely be dismissed and you will lose your right to compensation.
“No-Fault” Car Insurance System
In this system, drivers use their own Personal Injury Protection, or PIP protection to report a collision regardless of who is at fault. PIP insurance will only pay medical bills and a percentage of lost wages anywhere from $2,500 to $100,000.
PIP coverage in Washington, D.C., for example, making a PIP complaint can result in a waiver of your right to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. You may also face a “choice of law” issue if you are a resident of one state and have an accident in another.
Consult With Our Personal Injury Law Firm
We represent accident victims in the search of justice and fair compensation at May Jungᴸᴸᴾ. Call 202-938-3524 or contact us online to request a free consultation.