Consult with a car accident lawyer after a car crash in Washington, DC, or Virginia

Washington DC Car Accident LawyerDriving in the DMV - DC, Maryland, and Virginia, is harrowing on its best day. No matter how careful you are as a driver, crashes happen every day. At Kitchel Law, we understand that a car crash can be more than just a physical collision; it's an emotional and legal upheaval that can leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. That's why we're here.

Important Things to Know After a Car Accident

Don't Speak to Insurance Companies 
Insurance companies aren't on your side. They want to pay you as little as possible.  Let a lawyer speak for you to protect your rights. 

Seek Medical Attention Immediately  
Your health comes first.  Even seemingly minor aches can be signs of serious injury.  Plus, getting checked out creates documentation that will be vital if you pursue a claim. 

Document Everything 
The scene of the accident can change quickly.  Take photos, collect witness contact information, and get a copy of the police report. These details can make or break your case. 

Know the Statute of Limitations  
You don't have forever to file a lawsuit in DC or Virginia.  Acting quickly is essential to preserve your options. 

Focus on Your Recovery 
Car accidents are incredibly stressful. Let us handle the legal complexities so you can focus on getting better. 

Types of Car Accident Cases

Wrongful Death 
Wrongful death cases are heartbreaking. We are experienced in handling these tragedies, whether that means navigating the complex insurance issues and making sure an estate is opened, or whether that means filing a lawsuit against a reckless company or even a government entity and fighting all the way to a jury verdict.  

Rear-end Collisions 
You know those rear-end collisions? The ones where you're just sitting at a light and BAM! Now you've got whiplash and the other driver's insurance company is trying to pin it on you. That's where we come in. We've seen all their tricks and we won't let you get taken advantage of. 

Head-on Collisions 
Head-on collisions are...they're just the worst. The injuries, the trauma – it's overwhelming. Look, if this happened to you, our focus is taking care of the legal side so you can focus on healing. We deal with complex cases like this all the time, so you won't have to navigate all of it alone. 

Distracted Driving Accidents 
It's infuriating, isn't it? Someone checking a text message, and now your whole life is turned upside down. That's not just careless, it's reckless. We take distracted driving cases seriously because we want to send a message that it's not okay. 

Drunk Driving Accidents 
Drunk driving is just...there's no excuse.  If someone hurt you or a loved one because of that choice, it's beyond getting financial compensation.  We'll fight to make sure there's real accountability and help you get the support you need, every step of the way. 

Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents 
You were just out for a ride, or crossing the street, minding your own business. Now you're dealing with serious injuries because some driver wasn't paying attention.  We understand how vulnerable you feel – we're here to make sure your rights are protected and you're not left shouldering this burden alone. 

Why you should consult with a Car Accident Lawyer after a crash?

Car Accident Lawyer in Washington DCLet's be real: the bottom line is that insurance companies take advantage of people who don't have a lawyer. Breaking that down: 

1. You have rights. Knowing your rights isn't easy, and insurance companies are for-profit enterprises. Their job is to make money, which means skirting responsibility whenever possible.

2. Dealing with insurance companies. The days after a crash are stressful. If you are hurt, sleeping poorly, and worried about missing work, life is hard enough. Add insurance adjusters calling you to "get your statement" and it's not hard to see why people give up and take whatever the insurance company offers. Having an attorney means the insurance companies leave you alone. It also signals to the insurance company that full compensation will be expected. 

3. It costs you nothing. Kitchel Law will never ask for money upfront and only gets a fee if you win. 

4. Finding insurance coverage. In the simplest case, the at-fault driver has plenty of insurance coverage to compensate the victim for what has been taken. In most cases, however, a personal injury lawyer will need to work to find additional sources of insurance coverage to fully compensate you. Perhaps the driver was driving for Amazon or Uber. Maybe your own insurance coverage has the coverage you need. Kitchel Law has expertise in finding sources of insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries.

What to Expect After You Hire a Car Accident Attorney? 

Why choose Kitchel Law as your Car Accident Attorney? 

Kitchel Law is different. There are lots of experienced personal injury attorney in Washington, DC, Arlington, and Fairfax, and we suggest you call a few and see which firm feels like the right fit for you. Some firms give you the runaround and make you submit a bunch of information before they agree to take your case. Some firms want you to sign an engagement agreement before you even meet your lawyer, not at Kitchel Law. 

When you call (or request a call through our website) you will promptly be contacted by one of our paralegals, probably Lindsey, to get some basic information to see if our firm is a good fit for your needs. If we are not the right fit, we will give you the names of some other lawyers we like and trust to see if they can help. You will quickly have a consult scheduled with an attorney - Allyson or Julie - for a more detailed conversation about your injuries and what we think the process will be for your specific case. Every case is different, but this video gives an overview of what happens in a typical car crash case and will also give you a sense of what it might be like to work with us. 

We also make it easy - want to text us your information? No problem. Love Zoom? Hate Zoom? We can accommodate. Prefer that we mail you copies of documents for you to sign? Your wish is our command. 

Personalized Attention - Guaranteed

Kitchel Law, PLLC provides personal attention and legal representation to injured drivers and families throughout the Metro DC area. If you or someone you love was struck by a car in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, or the surrounding areas, contact me today for the help you need.  

FREE Case Evaluation

You've been through a lot, and figuring out your legal options shouldn't add to the stress. That's why we offer free case evaluations – it's a chance to discuss what happened, understand your rights, and explore the best path forward. No pressure, no complicated legal jargon, just an honest conversation about how we can help.  And remember, you don't pay us anything unless we win your case. Let's talk about getting you the justice you deserve.