(301) 444-4700 lfireison1@verizon.net

Personal Injury

Every year, millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents – many very seriously. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every 13 seconds. In 2008, there were an estimated 10,111,000 vehicles involved in police-reported traffic crashes, in which 37, 423 people were killed and another 2.35 million people were injured. Other disturbing statistics are as follows:

*Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury and death in the United States for people ages 3 to 33.

*Motor vehicle crashes took the lives of 1,638 children (ages 15 and under) and 4,506 teenagers (ages 16 to 20) in 2008. Older adults (over 65) continue to be a high-risk age group for motor vehicle fatalities.

*In the United States 4,414 pedestrians died from traffic-related injuries and another 70,000 pedestrian sustained non-fatal injuries in 2008.

*In 2008, 31% of traffic fatalities involved alcohol impaired drivers, which means at least one driver in the crash had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 gram per deciliter(g/dl)

Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of issues when one has been physically or emotionally injured, and/or personal property has been damaged. In legal circles, personal injury law is also known as “tort” law, the French word for “wrong.” Personal injury or “tort” law is the body of law that allows one to be compensated in the event that someone’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct injures or damages you or your personal belongings. Automobile accidents are classic examples of the types of events covered by tort law. If someone hits the back of your car while you are stopped at a red light, that person commits a tort, and is referred to as the “tortfeasor” (French for “wrongdoer”). In America, that person is generally referred to as the “defendant” once a lawsuit is filed, and the person harmed is called a “plaintiff” or “claimant.” State law usually governs personal injury lawsuits, but federal law may apply in certain circumstances.

Fireison Law Group, P.A., is dedicated to providing the most effective and cost efficient legal services to both individual and corporate clients. We are committed to representing the rights of injured victims. Our firm represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another’s person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile, boating, truck accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence in Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia.

Personal Injury Lawyer Services:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Cases
  • Car Accidents
  • Drunk Drivers
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Escalator Accidents
  • Food Poisoning
  • Hit and Run Cases
  • Hotel Liability
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Misdiagnosed Cancer
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Defect Injuries
  • Slip & Fall
  • Store Accidents
  • Swimming Accidents-Drowning
  • Unsafe Toys
  • Birth Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Rights
  • Truck Accidents
  • Police Brutality

If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, our experienced injury attorneys want to represent you!  We will fight to be sure that you are fully compensated for your losses and that you receive your compensation in the shortest possible time.

For more information or to discuss your personal injury claim, contact our office at (301)444-4700 or lfireison1@verizon.net