Representing Auto Accident Victims Since 1995
Since 1995, MacDowell Law Group, P.C., has zealously represented victims of motor vehicle accidents and their loved ones. This page provides an overview of our extensive services. We invite you to learn more about our offerings on this page and on the page links provided.
Helping You Make Smart Decisions After Your Accident
In car accident litigation, the stronger your claim for damages are, the more you stand to benefit from the advice of a knowledgeable attorney. The mistakes that are easy to make in the earliest stages of an accident claim can make the difference between realizing the full value of your damages, or receiving a settlement that doesn’t fully compensate you for your injuries.
Did you know Virginia is a contributory negligence state? Did you know that if you admit you were exceeding the speed limit or in the slightest way contributed to causing the accident, you can be barred from any recovery of your injuries under Virginia law?
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Injured While Out-Of-State?
As a team of attorneys practicing in Northern Virginia, MacDowell Law Group, P.C., can effectively meet the legal and practical challenges of personal injury claims that cross state lines.
If you live in one state and were injured in another, or if you suffered a car accident while driving through Virginia on your way to points north or south, you stand to benefit from working with a lawyer who’s familiar with the demands of out-of-state accident litigation in this tri-state area. Contact us in Fairfax for a FREE consultation about your legal options.
Need Assistance With A Car Accident Claim?
While we encourage all car accident victims to obtain legal advice as quickly as possible to protect their interests, early legal representation can be especially valuable in Virginia auto accident litigation. Most of Virginia negligence law and car insurance coverage favor the insurer. In Virginia, it’s very easy for an unrepresented driver or passenger to make a mistake that can undermine the value of your personal injury claim.
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Protecting Victims Of Trucking Accidents
At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have frequently represented Virginians involved in accidents involving semi tractor-trailers. If you or someone in your family has suffered serious injuries in a truck accident in Northern Virginia, contact us for a FREE consultation in Fairfax.
Advocating For Motorcyclists’ Rights
Motorcycle accident claims sometimes are more difficult cases than they should be. Here’s what happens — the insurance company sizes up the biker and the injuries, and instead of thinking about a fair settlement figure, thinks about the ways a jury can be turned against the plaintiff. In other words, a liability insurer is often trying to prepare its case early on in order to diminish the injured party’s ability to recover. That’s why you need legal counsel early on to assist you to a successful outcome of your motorcycle accident case.
Injured By A Drunk Driver?
Motor vehicle collisions caused by drunk drivers present a wide range of problems for the victim or surviving family. Because impaired motorists are slower to brake or react, the impact is more likely to result in severe injuries. The more serious the injuries, the less likely that the other driver’s insurance will cover your losses in an alcohol-related crash. Virginia provides for punitive damages if a driver has a .15 BAC or greater, but not all attorneys know how to properly prove these types of cases. You need an attorney well-versed in these special types of cases, and that’s why you should call the team at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., for a FREE consultation.
Hurt By A Negligent Bus Driver?
Not every traffic accident involves a private driver. Sometimes people are victims of poor driving by employees of Virginia’s public transit or some of the smaller regional transit authorities. Many suffer serious and even fatal injuries through accidents involving buses or trains. To learn about this specialized type of personal injury or wrongful death litigation, resulting from a serious mass transit accident in Northern Virginia, contact a lawyer at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., in Fairfax.
Finding Justice After A Hit And Run Accident
There are few actions less responsible than leaving the scene of an accident. Rather than stopping to find out if someone is injured and lending assistance, the driver leaves the victim stuck and possibly fighting for life. These cases also present unique issues of liability and insurance law and require a team of attorneys who know how to bring the right parties into the case. Our team knows how to protect victims of hit-and-run accidents.
Representing Professional Drivers Injured At Work
If you drive for a living and have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, don’t make the mistake of assuming that workers’ compensation is your only means of a financial recovery. In many situations, you can pursue personal injury damages against a negligent driver, even while you’re collecting workers’ comp.
Advocating For Victims Of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision with a taxi, a delivery van or a maintenance truck, you should know that the process of proving and collecting your personal injury claims will be somewhat different from either car accident litigation or a lawsuit for semitruck accident damages. Commercial liability insurance will almost certainly apply to cover your losses, but you won’t have the protection of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to make the proof of liability.
Establishing Negligence When Commercial Vehicles Are Involved
Assigning responsibility in a commercial vehicle accident also accompanies determining where the negligence occurred. Our lawyers at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., provide zealous representation to clients who have been injured due to negligent commercial drivers.