Ashley Halsey III of the Washington Post reports that AAA has announced that our area is experiencing an “alarming increase” in hit-and-run accidents. This public statement follows two such incidents last week — one that killed a pedestrian and another that critically injured a cyclist.
The report goes on to state that “AAA Mid-Atlantic said that after 44 fatal hit-and-run accidents in Virginia and Maryland last year, the anecdotal evidence suggests that the number has increased in 2009, keeping pace with a national trend that saw 1,500 such cases last year, the majority of them involving pedestrians.”
Car and truck accidents can be deadly. Drivers need to appreciate that they are operating machinery that, when not careful, can be deadly weapons. Unfortunately, far too many drivers operate their vehicles recklessly, causing serious and sometimes fatal consequences. We encourage our readers to be sure they have sufficient uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage on their automobile policies. This coverage allows victims to receive fair compensation in the event they are injured by a hit-and-run driver or a driver with limited insurance coverage.
To learn more about uninsured and under-insured motorist coverage, please contact Mr. Zambri at 202-822-1899 or email him at [email protected]
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
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Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions. If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.