Washington, DC Personal Injury Lawyers

Lewis & Tompkins: Car, Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorneys for Maryland, DC and Virginia

Welcome to the website of Lewis & Tompkins, a plaintiff law firm with offices in Bethesda, Maryland, that represents people injured in the District, Virginia and Maryland.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of an accident where negligence played a part, you could have legal grounds to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical expenses and other difficulties that the act of negligence caused you. Only skilled attorneys with experience in the complex field of personal injury law can assess your case and carry it forward to its just conclusion. At the law firm of Lewis & Tompkins, you’ll find premiere Washington, DC personal injury lawyers ready to explain every legal aspect of your case to you. If you aren’t receiving the full measure of justice for the damage another’s negligence caused you, we have the power to make sure that you do.

Giving Injury Claims the Staying Power They Need Today

Obtaining an adequate settlement for an injury claim can be one of the most time-consuming efforts in American law. In law, time equals money, money that the majority of our clients simply don’t possess. At Lewis & Tompkins, we believe that a lack of resources should never preclude true justice. This is why our legal services are contingency-based, and cost nothing for our clients unless we obtain a fair settlement or verdict on their behalf. This way, we can help our clients match the means at the disposal of big businesses and insurance companies, which often rely on strategies that wear down an injured victim’s capacity or will to win. We shield our clients from such efforts, and fight back against the unfair methods that have become “business as usual” in today’s corporate legal departments.

Lawyers for the People: In Today’s Washington, a Rare Breed

Today, there are more than 41,000 registered lawyers living and working in the city of Washington, D.C. That number places D.C. behind just seven other states in the nation in terms of its total lawyer population, with a higher ratio of attorneys to non-attorneys (1 to 13) than any other city in the United States.

Why are there so many lawyers in Washington? Many come here for the opportunity to serve the federal government - either through Congress, the Federal Courts or the many executive departments headquartered in D.C. Other attorneys are employed here as lobbyists, working to further the legal and financial interests of their business clients by seeking the most favorable terms in federal legislation and policy.

A much smaller portion of the lawyer population in D.C. is comprised of plaintiff trial attorneys. Plaintiff attorneys don’t work for the government, and they don’t work for big business or insurance interests. Plaintiff attorneys work directly for the people, ensuring that when harm occurs to someone with modest means, then that person has the financial means and staying power to hold those at fault for the injury accountable.

This is the work that the Washington, DC personal injury attorneys of Lewis & Tompkins accomplish each day. We’re proud of the work we do, and we know that without our efforts, thousands of people would be living lives dependent on hand outs and shadowed by financial destitution, and physical and emotional pain. Those injured through another’s negligence deserve better than that. At Lewis & Tompkins, injured residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia can find the highest caliber of legal expertise.

For more than SIX decades, our law firm has had one focus - helping the injured and their families make the best of bad situations involving:

Car Accidents

Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland, personal injury lawyers and attorneys who help clients who have suffered severe injuries as a result of high-speed collisions, rear-end collisions, drunk driving accidents, reckless or aggressive driving, driver distraction, rollover accidents and pedestrian accidents obtain fair and full settlements for the injuries they’ve sustained.

Uninsured Car Accident Claims

Drivers in Virginia, Maryland and DC are sometimes involved in accidents with other drivers who either don’t have insurance or don’t have enough. In these types of accidents, fully insured drivers often face unfair resistance from their insurance companies, which try to avoid bearing the full cost of the accident. The law firm of Lewis & Tompkins works hard to ensure that you receive the full benefits entitled to you under your auto insurance plan, including accidents involving hit and run, uninsured or underinsured drivers.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Virginia, Maryland and DC personal injury law firm Lewis & Tompkins represents clients who have been injured in pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents by the negligence of drivers and property owners. If you’ve suffered any type of injury as a pedestrian or bicyclist, an experienced attorney should review your case for possible negligence. Contact Lewis & Tompkins today for a free initial consultation.

Motorcycle Accidents

The law firm of Lewis & Tompkins represents residents of Virginia, Maryland and DC in motorcycle accidents resulting in injury or death. For a free assessment of your motorcycle accident injury case and legal help if your insurance claim is being delayed or denied, contact the offices of Lewis & Tompkins today.

Truck Accidents

The Washington, DC personal injury lawyers of Lewis & Tompkins represent families whose loved ones have been injured or killed in accidents involving trucks, 18-wheelers, semis, buses and other large vehicles in the District, Virginia and Maryland. If you or a family member is seeking legal representation in filing your truck accident injury claim, contact Lewis & Tompkins today.

Claims Against WMATA / MetroRail and Metrobus

WMATA / Metro injury claims require experienced trial counsel. Lewis & Tompkins PC has handled claims against WMATA / Metro for nearly fifty years. Contact us to discuss how we can help you if you were injured on Metro.

Insurance Practices, Claims and Coverage Issues

When insurance companies fail to honor your insurance claim after you’ve suffered a personal injury, chances are that they are committing bad faith insurance. In Virginia, Maryland and DC, those suffering personal injuries can turn to the personal injury attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins to review their insurance policies and help them determine if their insurance company is acting in good faith.

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

A traumatic brain or spinal cord injury is a life altering injury for the victim, and it’s also a red flag for insurance companies. When faced with the prospects of a lifetime of medical bills, insurers will do everything they can to avoid financial responsibility. Having an attorney to fight on your behalf is a crucial part of making sure that your settlement and benefits are fair. The Law Firm of Lewis and Tompkins have a long history of securing fair and decent settlements for the injured. If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic spinal injury, contact our offices for a free legal consultation today.

Defective Products & Consumer Protection

Lewis & Tompkins represents consumers in cases involving defective products such as defectively designed and manufactured cars, trucks and SUVs, unreasonably dangerous manufacturing equipment, unguarded machinery, dangerous farming and yard equipment, unsafe toys and flammable fabrics. We also represent consumers in cases of business fraud and other violations of consumer protection laws.

Medical Malpractice

The medical malpractice law firm of Lewis & Tompkins has 40 years of experience filing and winning medical malpractice lawsuits for our clients in Virginia, Maryland and DC. With skilled and experienced trial lawyers, an established network of respected experts and high-end technology that helps us tell our client’s side of the story, Lewis & Tompkins is a recognized leader in helping injured medical malpractice victims get what they deserve.

Wrongful Death

The Attorneys at Lewis and Tompkins have over forty years of experience in bringing justice to the families of victims of Wrongful Death. Don’t let the delaying tactics and lowball settlement offers from the insurance companies leave you with less then you deserve. Contact Lewis and Tompkins today.

Plane Crashes, Injuries and Deaths

If you or a loved one has been involved in a plane accident, then getting fair compensation for a plane accident injury or death requires the knowledge and execution of complex laws governing the responsibility of the plane owners and their insurance companies. In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, the law firm of Lewis & Tompkins can help you with your plane accident injury claim.

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