Car Accidents

It’s a fact of life.  Every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you run the risk of serious injury from a motor vehicle accident.

A serious car accident can cost you dearly. You may owe thousands in medical bills and you may be unable to work because of your injuries.

How will you and your family cope with these stresses? Most car accidents are caused by human error. The good news is that our legal system protects you when someone else caused your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

When choosing a car accident attorney, choose a lawyer with experience, integrity and a track record of success in the courtroom and in dealing with insurance companies.

Attorney Bruce A. Blaylock has dedicated his practice for more than 40 years to helping personal injury victims. He knows how to build a strong personal injury case, and he makes sure his clients get the medical care they need through his extensive network of medical professionals.

Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Motor Vehicle Crash Facts

Drivers on the streets, roads and highways of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. make mistakes behind the wheel every day, causing motor vehicle accidents and injuries.

According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, over 90 percent of crashes in the state are caused by driver error. In 2011, there were nearly 90,000 motor vehicle crashes in Maryland, with 487 fatalities, and 44,491 total injuries resulting from those accidents.

In Virginia, 123,579 total crashes were reported in 2012, with 775 fatalities and 67,004 injuries, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. In 2011, Washington, D.C. had 17,951 total motor vehicle crashes, 32 motor vehicle accident fatalities, and 7,335 non-fatal injuries, according to the District of Columbia Department of Transportation.

Crash Causes and Consequences

Why do crashes occur? Drivers may be distracted by texting or speaking on cell phones. They may be drive too aggressively, too fast, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They may ignore the rules of the road, running traffic lights, turning abruptly into incoming traffic, or crossing over a double yellow line.

While the reasons may vary, negligent operation of a motor vehicle that causes injuries creates a legal cause of action.

Motor vehicle accidents cause a wide range of injuries, from catastrophic (paralysis, burns, loss of limb, severe fractures) to minor sprains and strains (whiplash and soft tissue injuries). If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, you’ll face mounting medical bills, lost wages, and weeks or months of pain and suffering.

Integrity Plus Experience Means Fair Settlements and Verdicts

Motor vehicle insurance companies do not like to pay money for car accident personal injury claims. They often seek to pay you as little as possible, often by offering a quick, early settlement, even before the full value of a claim is determined. They will seek to deny your claim by casting doubt on your injuries or saying you were at fault in the accident.

When that happens to you, call Bruce A. Blaylock. Over the last four decades, he has built his practice based on integrity, hard work and skill. He only handles cases that have merit with real injuries. Insurance companies know this, which means they either offer fair settlements or Attorney Blaylock’s team is ready to go to trial. He is able to settle over 85 percent of the personal injury cases he handles. Nonetheless, he always prepares cases thoroughly with the expectation of going to trial, which insurance companies know and respect.

Help for Car Accident Victims

If you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident, contact Attorney Bruce A. Blaylock today to discuss your legal rights.

Remember, your initial consultation is always free, and you won’t pay any legal fees until you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Attorney Blaylock and his team adhere to a high level of ethics and integrity in working with clients. In fact, they have created a Client Bill Of Rights that describes your rights as a client and their commitment to you. Many of our cases come from referrals by former clients, which is a strong indicator of their satisfaction in working with us on their cases.