On Tuesday, June 10, 2010, a minor collision between a passenger vehicle and a bus injured about 20 people. The accident occurred during the early morning hours on I-395 southbound in Washington, D.C. near Maine Avenue. According to The Washington Post, the Metro bus had been carrying mostly teenage passengers. Several lanes on southbound I-395 were closed during the incident. No one was seriously injured.
Vehicle related accidents occur every day and at an alarming rate. They are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35, and the leading killer for Americans of all ages. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration estimates that about 40,000 people die each year in car accidents, costing over $150 billion dollars in damages.
Car accident injuries are unique in that some life-long ailments and pain may not occur until days after the accident. If you, or someone you love, have been injured in an auto accident in Washington D.C., seeking medical attention can be vital to your case and to your health. Should your injury be the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other financial losses incurred from the accident.
The experienced Washington, D.C. personal injury attorneys at Meng & Alpert, LLC have the skill and compassion required to handle your case. Our attorneys can help investigate the details of the accident, examine areas that may have been overlooked by police and insurance companies, and will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. Call 866-444-6363 for a free and comprehensive evaluation of your case.