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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shane stephen
shane stephen
May 3, 2021.
Highly recommend for any situation. Mr. McKenzie was swift in his work, and dedicated to help.
Ashe Stephen
Ashe Stephen
April 28, 2021.
I had a serious family matter regarding some issues from the past that somehow resurfaced. I made a call to Mr.McKenzie, and he got back to me in a timely manner. He explained what the process would be and without failure, and solved the case presented. Everything from the assistants in the office communicating information to ease you through the process. I highly recommend this law firm, and if necessary will use them again!! You gained a client
Phoebe Trocano
Phoebe Trocano
February 25, 2021.
My husband had a complicated ticket issue in Maryland that went back 34 years ago that the McKenzie - Tehrani staff handled quickly and professionally, all while my husband and I were living on the west coast!
Irving G
Irving G
December 5, 2020.
Professional lawyers who are attentive to detail. Mr. McKenzie is taking on a case for a family member and has always kept us up to date on all details. They’re prices are fair for the quality of their service. I will definitely work with them in the future
August 26, 2020.
Just wanted to ask questions , and Joseph helped me And gave me advice on what my next steps should be . I’m happy I called and really appreciate the help !
Melvin Reyes
Melvin Reyes
June 23, 2020.
Mr. Mckenzie You have represented me on two occasions and I need your help. I have contacted your secretaries but I have no clear answers. I am in a serious process of migration and I am urgently asking for your help. I hope you can contact me att. Melvin reyes
R De Campos
R De Campos
June 2, 2020.
Joseph McKenzie is a very good attorney. One of my go to.
January 25, 2020.
Mr. Tehrani recently represented me in District Court for a 3rd DUI charge. Despite the seriousness of this offense and possible severity of penalties, Mr. Tehrani’s thorough preparation before the trial and professionalism during the trial resulted in a minimal sentence involving no jail time or incarceration. Mr. Tehrani was very honest about the possibilities I was facing throughout this entire process and was always very responsive to any requests or questions that I had. I would highly recommend Payman Tehrani to anyone in need of great representation. - M.R.


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