A car was driving near the intersection of East Capitol and 17th streets NE in Washington, DC, when it ran off the road and slammed into a tree. The accident happened outside Eastern Senior High School.
Five people in the car were taken to the hospital, and three had serious injuries. An 11-month old child also was hurt. One person was trapped in the wrecked car, and another victim was found lying in the street.
Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:
We do not yet know what was the cause of this serious wreck. However, there is a strong possibility that some type of distracted driving was involved. Recent government statistics show that in 2010, there were 3000 people killed in the US due to distracted driving. This includes people texting or talking on cell phones, as well as talking to passengers, and adjusting the radio. The US government also reports that you are 23 times more likely to crash if you are texting while driving. This tells us that we should always pay strict attention to our driving when we are behind the wheel.
Have you or your loved on been injured in a car accident that involved possible negligence by a distracted driver? It is important for you to hire a personal injury lawyer with a proven record in winning big financial settlements for car accident victims. Our lawyers have in the past won a record-breaking $60 million settlement for a train wreck victim, and a $21 million structured settlement for a child who was severely injured in a car accident. Our lawyers have the experience and the record of success you can count on to win you the maximum settlement you deserve.
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