Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury lawsuits almost always result when someone’s negligence towards another person causes bodily injury or harm. In DC and Maryland, in order for you to prevail with your personal injury claim, you must prove that you have been injured by another party’s careless or reckless actions or inaction.

If you have been injured in any of these situations, call us immediately at 202-558-6539 so that we can begin working on your case.

Car Accidents

Throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia hundreds of car accidents occur every day. Being involved in an car accident is a traumatic experience. Car accidents sometimes occur through no fault of your own, and can involve rear end accidents, side swipe accidents, and intersection accidents. Any accident has the potential to result in injury to the people involved. Car accidents in Washington, DC involve a number of issues including insurance laws, overlapping jurisdiction and other complex legal issues. Properly interpreting the law and effectively advocating your position is vital if you want to completely recover the damages from your car accident. Damages for these types of accidents can include property loss, medical costs and lost wages.

Truck Accidents

When trying to recover damages as a result of a truck accident, you will almost always be dealing with an insurance company. The goal of the insurance adjuster is to settle cases and save the insurance company as much money as possible. Without an accident attorney, the settlement process proceeds completely on the adjuster’s terms. This scenario will never yield the best possible result for you. Your attorney’s job is to level the playing field. Their main goal is to settle your claim to maximize your compensation. If you have been involved in an truck accident in Washington, DC you should contact an accident lawyer quickly to ensure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled.

Pedestrian Accidents

Everyone who decides to take a walk is at risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 4,092 pedestrian fatalities caused by being struck by a vehicle – car, truck, or motorcycle. That same year, more than 70,000 pedestrians were injured. There are some people who are more at risk of being involved in an accident with a vehicle than others.

Medical Malpractice

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. Some examples of medical negligence that may lead to a lawsuit include failure to diagnose, unnecessary surgery, or improper medication. If you have suffered significant injury from a negligent act or omission from a healthcare provider, you are entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, loss of income and/or diminished earning capacity, disfigurement, among other damages.

Nursing Home Neglect

Unfortunately, neglect can sometimes occur in nursing home facilities, breaking the trust that was placed in the nursing home facility and its workers. Nurse Home Neglect is defined as a breach of duty or form of sub-standard care that results in harm to the patient. Nursing Home Neglect can look different from case to case, but the four main categories of Nursing Home Neglect are Emotional and Social Neglect, Personal Hygiene Neglect, Basic Needs Neglect, and Medical Neglect which can lead to painful bedsores, infections, among other ailments. On top of protecting your family member or loved one from continued neglect, The Oropeza Law Firm can help you recover damages for the harm that was inflicted.

Wrongful Death

There is no greater loss than the loss of a loved one or a family member. If the death was caused by the negligent actions of another party, you will need the assistance of an attorney who has experience in both Personal Injury Law and Wrongful Death cases. There are many types of Wrongful Death claims, but many claims are brought in the context of medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, and workplace hazards. Usually, the person(s) permitted to recover damages for a wrongful death are the spouse, children, or parents of the decedent.

Slip and Fall

The National Safety Council reports that falls are the number one cause of injury for adults 65 years and older. Unnecessary falling accidents can happen in shopping malls, parking lots, hospitals, retails stores, or any location where the property has not taken the proper precautions for the safety of the public. If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident on the premises of a business as a result of dangerous conditions on the property, The Oropeza Law Firm can help you begin filing a claim against the responsible party.