FTCA Accidents & Crash Litigation
Motorcycle injuries and wrongful deaths often result in devastating losses that require the assistance of a highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer. At The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff, we have a reputation as the nation’s leading motorcycle accident lawyers. Our proven and creative injury law practice has helped tens of thousands of motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their injuries and wrongful death.
Federal Tort Claims Act claims are brought against the United States to recover compensation for injuries caused by negligent federal officials and employees. Many major cities in the U.S., such as Washington, D.C., and New York City, have extensive federal government agencies, including the FBI, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Metropolitan Police Department. These cities also have federal hospitals with major medical and emergency departments, which, if used in an FTCA claim, can raise complex federal claims under the FTCA. These cases are highly technical and require skillful handling, particularly if the injuries involve multiple hospitals and medical centers. A skilled attorney must ensure that the claims are processed efficiently and on time so as not to delay the patient’s access to medical treatment.
The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has experience representing thousands of motorcycle accident victims in Federal Tort Claims Act claims, and our skilled attorneys have successfully resolved many FTCA claims with favorable settlements, even when it may seem like it is not possible to obtain a settlement for a particular case. Through decades of experience, we understand how the FTCA claims process works. We can ensure that the FTCA claims are filed correctly and that they are being adequately represented to ensure the best possible outcome.
As a former attorney for the Department of Justice, Michael Chotroff has an intimate knowledge of how FTCA claims work and how the entire government is involved in FTCA litigation. He has been recognized as one of the best in his field of law, and he has many accolades for his successful handling of complicated FTCA claims.
Washington DC and Vicinity
The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has represented injured clients in the District of Columbia and across the state of Washington for over three decades. Our Washington, D.C., office has become the home for many of our motorcycle accident injury lawyers. We have been serving people in the local area for so long that we know how to locate their families, where to meet them and what questions they have for us. In addition, our attorneys have local resources and contacts for our clients in a city where motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury and death for young people. Our ability to quickly and accurately assess the local and state laws and to provide our clients with the best possible strategy for handling an FTCA claim are why we have such a reputation as the leading motorcycle accident lawyers. We handle both federal and state tort claims and are skilled at defending tort cases.
Ride with Confidence
For more than three decades, the motorcycle accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff have proven that our skills, knowledge and experience work for injured motorcycle accident victims in Washington, D.C. and across the United States. We represent clients in Federal Tort Claims Act, state and local court, and through the FTCA administrative process. We also help injured clients who are involved in motorcycle accidents across the United States or overseas. Our team has helped people who were seriously injured in traffic accidents by using a combination of aggressive legal strategies, a strong sense of fairness and a high degree of professionalism. Through the resolution of thousands of motorcycle accident cases, we have earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading motorcycle accident lawyers.
Motorcycle Accidents in DC & Vicinity
Washington, D.C. is a unique city in the U.S. It is the capital of the United States and the nation’s governmental, cultural and educational center. It is home to several important national institutions and is the center of the federal government. The Department of Justice and the FBI are headquartered here, as are several law schools, including American University’s Washington College of Law. The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and many financial institutions are also headquartered in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Washington, D.C. is home to many corporate, legal and medical institutions. The law firm of Arnold & Porter, one of the largest law firms in the world, is based in the city, as is the law firm of Jones Day. The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is located here, as is the U.S. Conference of Mayors. There are two medical schools in the city, George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Howard University’s School of Medicine. The Washington Hospital Center is located here. In addition, the National Geographic Society and the Newseum are also in Washington, D.C.
Like most cities in the nation, traffic accidents in Washington, D.C. are the leading cause of injury and death for young people. According to the CDC, more than 1,300 people die in traffic accidents in Washington every year. That is 1,300 more deaths than the number of people who were killed in auto accidents in the entire country in 2011. More than three-quarters of all fatal traffic accidents in the District of Columbia occur on local streets, and approximately three-fourths of those fatal accidents are caused by the excessive speed of other vehicles.
The District of Columbia has a unique system of traffic rules that are different from those in other cities. It is the only city in the country to have traffic flow controlled by traffic signal lights. The District of Columbia also has unique traffic laws that are designed to discourage aggressive driving. A driver can receive a warning for committing any of five traffic offenses or for displaying characteristics of a distracted driver. The fine for speeding in Washington, D.C. is the same as the fine for speeding in other jurisdictions. There is also a higher fine for driving with suspended licenses.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington, D.C., contact us as soon as possible to learn about your legal options and to discuss your case in detail. In many cases, we can get you compensation for your injuries even if your injuries do not appear to be life threatening or to require ongoing medical treatment. Our attorneys are highly skilled in helping injured people to obtain the most compensation for their injuries through state and federal tort claims, both in state and federal court. We have strong connections with our clients and with medical facilities in the city. Our primary goal in representing our clients is to get them the compensation that they deserve for their injuries.
In addition to serving injured clients in Washington, D.C. and across the country, we also assist clients in other countries who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Some of our foreign clients have been injured by the negligence of the United States and American businesses. We take the time to understand the international laws and customs of other nations. This knowledge allows us to properly analyze cases and to make intelligent recommendations to foreign clients.
Washington, D.C. and Vicinity
Motorcycle accidents in the District of Columbia are among the leading causes of injury and death for young people. The District of Columbia does not have a seat belt law. Most motorcycle accidents in the District occur on local streets or on roads that cross into the District.
The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has a strong track record of representing injured people in motorcycle accidents that have occurred in Washington, D.C. and across the country. We understand that many motorcycle accident injuries that occur in Washington are the result of the negligence of the motorist who is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The law provides remedies to injured people who have been injured in such accidents. For more information about FTCA claims in Washington, D.C. or across the United States, please contact our firm.
Ride with Confidence
The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has more than three decades of experience representing injured people who have been involved in motorcycle accidents. We have represented people from all across the United States and from other countries, and our experience has proven that our strategies for handling cases and our sense of fairness have made a significant difference in the recovery that our injured clients have received. Our firm has handled cases in federal and state courts across the United States. We have offices in Alexandria, VA, Washington, D.C., Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ and Philadelphia, PA.
Washington, D.C. and Vicinity
Motorcycle accidents in the District of Columbia are the leading cause of injury and death for young people. The District of Columbia does not have a seat belt law. Most motorcycle accidents in the District occur on local streets or on roads that cross into the District. The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has a strong track record of representing injured people in motorcycle accidents that have occurred in Washington, D.C. and across the country.
The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has offices in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA. Michael Chotroff is the co-founder of the firm, which has provided legal services to residents of the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland for many years. His attorneys also represent clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents throughout the country.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) regulates the trucking industry. Its duties include investigating highway crashes and the enforcement of truck driver laws. The FMCSA also inspects motor carriers and provides research to develop motor carrier safety and training requirements. It is the federal government’s main agency for the transportation of commodities. In the course of regulating truck drivers, the FMCSA carries out the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. This federal statute requires the FMCSA to conduct vehicle safety inspections to ensure that commercial truck drivers operate vehicles that are in safe condition and comply with safety standards. If the FMCSA determines that a commercial truck driver is violating any provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, the agency can fine a truck driver or issue a driver license suspension. In addition, the FMCSA is authorized to conduct random roadside inspections to determine if commercial truck drivers are complying with the provisions of the law.
Commercial Driver’s License Suspensions and Revocations
The FMCSA issues commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) to commercial truck drivers. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, these licenses are required in order to operate a commercial vehicle on a U.S. highway. Commercial truck drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Commercial truck drivers are also required to maintain commercial driver’s licenses in good standing. Drivers may lose their commercial driver’s license if they violate any provisions of the federal law or if they have a commercial driver’s license suspension. If a commercial truck driver loses a commercial driver’s license, he or she may not return to driving a commercial vehicle on U.S. roads until a replacement license is issued.
Commercial truck drivers may not operate their commercial vehicle for six months if their driver’s license is suspended for any reason or if they have not had a valid CDL license for at least five years. If a commercial truck driver has had more than one CDL suspension, the commercial driver may not return to driving a commercial vehicle on U.S. roads until a replacement license is issued.
Dangerous Drugs and Alcohol
Commercial truck drivers may not operate a commercial vehicle if they have certain drug or alcohol-related legal issues. The FMCSA can suspend the commercial driver’s license of a commercial truck driver who violates any provision of a federal regulation. The agency can also revoke a commercial driver’s license if a commercial truck driver’s license has been revoked for any reason or if the driver has been convicted of certain crimes or for certain driving offenses. Commercial truck drivers must be trained to avoid drug and alcohol use and can lose their driver’s license if they commit the following offenses:
DUI (Driving under the Influence). Commercial truck drivers who are impaired or who are involved in a crash are at an increased risk of injury. Commercial truck drivers can lose their license if they have been convicted of certain offenses under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act.
Under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, the FMCSA has the authority to regulate the activities of commercial truck drivers, and the FMCSA has the authority to issue and revoke commercial driver’s licenses.
In the course of its activities, the FMCSA enforces U.S. regulations that govern commercial truck drivers. The agency monitors and evaluates commercial drivers’ driving habits. It investigates crashes that occur between commercial truck drivers and other drivers or pedestrians. When a commercial truck driver is involved in a motor vehicle crash, the agency requires commercial drivers to conduct an on-scene investigation of the crash. The FMCSA also requires commercial truck drivers to report certain information about accidents to the agency. Commercial truck drivers who violate any provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act or who have a commercial driver’s license suspension are at an increased risk of being injured in a motor vehicle crash. If a commercial truck driver loses his commercial driver’s license, he or she may be prohibited from returning to driving a commercial vehicle on U.S. roads until a replacement license is issued.
Commercial truck drivers can lose their commercial driver’s license if they have a commercial driver’s license suspension for any reason. The commercial truck driver is also prohibited from operating a commercial vehicle if he or she has a record of disqualifying convictions for driving under the influence.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can occur in any part of the country. Washington, D.C. and Vicinity
If you or your family member has been involved in a motorcycle accident or any other type of motor vehicle accident, the first thing that you should do is to call for assistance as quickly as possible. An experienced attorney can explain your rights and the procedures that are involved in filing a claim. The time it takes to begin a claim may depend on the severity of your injuries and how long you were in the accident.
The Law Offices of Michael A. Chotroff has represented injured people for more than 35 years. We are experienced in representing people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in the Washington, D.C. and across the United States. Our firm understands the complexities of medical evidence and knows how to fight back against insurance companies that seek to avoid paying claims. We have the experience and expertise to help you to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We have offices in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA. The firm also represents residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia who have been injured in accidents in other locations.
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