On Sunday April 12, 2009 Ms. Ann Unmongkol – Thavong died as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Virginia. She was from the 9000 block of Weatherly Way in Lorton, Virginia. She was traveling in a Honda Accord in the westbound lane of Interstate 495 (aka I-495 and/or “Washington Beltway”) a freeway that goes around the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area, when her vehicle overturned at about 4:30 in the morning. After her vehicle flipped, she crawled out of her vehicle and sat by her car. She was then tragically struck by a Nissan Versa and was killed in that second collision.

If you lost someone you love to a negligent driver, our Silver Spring car accident attorneys are ready to review your claim and determine if you are entitled compensation through legal action.

The driver of the Nissan was apparently from Charlotte, North Carolina. Police are investigating how this Virginia car accident occurred. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ms. Unmongkol-Thavong. The person who crashed into her the second time was most likely negligent. The family of Ms. Unmongkol-Thavong should hire a private investigator to gather evidence and make sure that witness statements are obtained. It is also possible that there could be a product liability claim against if her car somehow malfunctioned causing the first crash/flip. In order to pursue a product liability claim in Virginia, it is crucial to preserve the product-the vehicle- and this needs to be done right away. The decedent’s family should contact an experienced injury lawyer in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area to help. The Virginia and Maryland attorneys at Goldberg Finnegan handle Washington D.C., Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland car crash cases and tractor trailer cases.

Another serious car accident occurred in Washington, D.C. last night on the Southwest Freeway. Six people were injured. The vehicle struck a concrete highway divider near the entrance to the third street tunnel. One of those injured was ejected through the windshield. The crash is being investigated by Mike Gottert of the 1st District Police. Those injured in this crash need to hire legal counsel right away. There very well may be claims against the District of Columbia and/or construction companies that built the barrier. For claims against the DC Government, notice must be given in the legally correct form within 180 days of the incident pursuant to 12-309 of the D.C. Code.

Failure to dot your I’s cross your T’s when giving the statutory notice can, and often does, result in the dismissal of legitimate negligence claims against the Washington, D.C. Government. Those injured in this crash need to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer, and need to act promptly. The Silver Spring personal injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan handle personal injury lawsuits and claims and will fight hard to protect the rights of those injured as a result of the negligence of the D.C. Government. Call us at (888) 213-8140.