If a careless, distracted or drunk motorist’s negligence caused a serious traffic accident, disabling injuries for you or fatal injuries to a loved one, you have rights that must be protected — especially the right to pursue maximum financial compensation that reflects your losses. Washington D.C. and Maryland-based and experienced personal injury attorney Payman Tehrani is fully prepared to take up your case. As a former insurance defense trial attorney, Mr. Tehrani defended insurance companies and hundreds of their insureds in personal injury cases. This previous experience has proven to be invaluable to Mr. Tehrani in the course of his representation of personal injury victims. This is particularly so because Mr. Tehrani understands the process insurance companies go through in analyzing, evaluating, and assigning settlement value to each client’s case.

Moreover, as your lawyer Mr. Tehrani knows how to research your accident’s cause, negotiate with insurance companies from positions of strength and litigate against them forcefully in court. In every compelling personal injury case he handles, his goal is to help clients recover any and all expenses related to an accident — lost income from time off the job, health care and hospitalization costs, and funds needed for motor vehicle repair and replacement, just to name a few.

You have absolutely nothing to lose, and potentially everything to gain, by contacting us for a free initial consultation. We can take your call right now and always respond promptly to email messages. If your serious accident injury prevents you from coming to our law office, then Mr. Tehrani will come to you.

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A personal injury is considered an injury that gives rise to the legal liability of the responsible party. When one person gets hurt because another person or company acts negligently, the victim has a personal injury. A personal injury accident is a type of accident that is a legal fault. The victim may bring a claim for financial compensation against the wrongdoer. The lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought by the victim. The victim may receive financial compensation for their injury.

  • Take photos of your injuries and damages to vehicles and/or property
  • Retrieve license plate numbers, driver’s license information, vehicle registration information, insurance information from all drivers involved in the accident
  • Visit a doctor if you haven’t already
  • If you have visited a doctor, follow their care plan and attend all follow-up appointments
  • Write down a narrative of what happened while it’s still fresh in your head
  • Make a list of witnesses and their contact information if you know it including police officers who arrive on the scene
  • Follow any additional instructions from your attorney

The shortest cases resolve in only a few weeks and without any formal litigation. Sometimes, your attorney can work directly with the other party or the insurance company to reach a swift resolution.  In other cases, litigation can continue for a year or more. Most cases fall somewhere in the middle. The more complicated your case, the longer you can expect it to take. You have some control over the length of your case because it’s up to you to accept or reject settlement offers.

Most personal injury attorneys want to work with you so that you can get justice through the legal system. Many Washington Metropolitan Area personal injury attorneys agree to work on your case with no money upfront. If you succeed in your case, they take a small percentage of your recovery for their services.  They also deduct any costs that they paid upfront so that you could proceed with the case. Your attorney should be happy to speak with you to make sure that you understand how they’re going to get paid. It’s important to ask any questions that you have so that you’re all on the same page.

A statute of limitations is the time limitation that you have to bring the case. For most personal injury cases, the period of limitation is three years in Maryland. You’ve made it within the time limit if you get your case filed even one day before the period of limitation expires

No, pain and suffering doesn’t include medical bills. But you have a right to claim full compensation for all of your medical bills as part of your injury case. In fact, your pain and suffering compensation is on top of and in addition to your compensation for medical bills.

The average payout for whiplash is $2,500-$10,000. When a victim who suffers from whiplash also has other injuries like broken bones, the payout may be higher. The exact payout depends on the victim and the severity of their injuries. If you’re suffering from whiplash after an accident, it’s important to seek medical attention to document your injuries and keep a journal of your pain and symptoms to track your recovery. Your attorney and their staff will assist you with all of this.

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Natasha Garcia
Natasha Garcia
November 14, 2023.
My boyfriend was in jail for almost 1 year and I paid other Attorney's to get him released on home detention at least but all have failed until I was referred to Mr. McKenzie. He requested a bond hearing, and my prayers were answered; my boyfriend was let out on house arrest and now is able to spend the holidays with his family. Thank you so much Mr. McKenzie, we are all so grateful.
Lastdamn Time
Lastdamn Time
September 5, 2023.
Hands down the most competent and comforting experience , made a major mistake and was liable to spend a good amount of time in jail alongside other consequences. Thanks to the knowledge and wit of Joe I was able to make it out of this predicament without any problems . Thank you again Joe!
Anthony Williams (BIGGHEADTJ)
Anthony Williams (BIGGHEADTJ)
January 5, 2023.
When you are in financial distress and physical pain it is difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. That, in addition to not understanding a legal process complicates matters even more. The Law Office of McKenzie & Tehrani explained the law, outlined in clear language the steps in the process that were needed to be done. I mostly worked with Natalie and she was amazing. She was reassuring, articulate, knowable and effective. Natalie defiantly made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome. This law office was selected on recommendation from a family friend and was some of the "Best" advice I have ever received.
Jerry Berkstresser
Jerry Berkstresser
January 4, 2023.
Mr. Joe McKenzie represented me in a manner that was very caring and concerning of the outcome in my case. He did an excellent job on my court hearing in which provided me with which I feel was the best outcome I could have received. I highly recommend him for an attorney..Thank you very much.
Ben Hanson
Ben Hanson
October 21, 2022.
Absolutely solid, took care of business.
Juan Tolentino
Juan Tolentino
October 20, 2022.
Best firm in the DMV, I had a personal injury case (car accident) Natalie was super professional and my case was resolved in a timely manner. Every time I called the office Ana was super nice and helpful too. Definitely recommend them I referred a friend for a criminal case and her case got dropped on the first hearing date by the Attorneys at this firm! I’ll definitely come back if needed.
Donte Johnson
Donte Johnson
October 11, 2022.
The best lawyers in the state!.... got me off 6 different charges... including DUI and firearms... if you value a clean record and freedom look no further