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Personal Injury Lawyer Proven Track Record of Success

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  • Over $4 Billion Won For Our Clients

Personal Injury Lawyer – Washington DC

Maximizing Compensation for Victims of Negligence Since 1973

Accidents happen every day in the Washington DC area. While some may seem unavoidable, others are caused by a person or entity that acted negligently or recklessly. If you or a family member are injured in a DC accident, you may have a legal claim for damages against the responsible party.

Claims for damages include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and others. For many accident victims, this financial compensation is vital to their recovery.

At Wisner Baum, our personal injury lawyers have helped clients in the Washington DC area and across the country secure the financial compensation they need to bounce back after an accident. Retaining an experienced injury attorney to advocate on your behalf levels the playing field against any insurance company or corporate defendant.

Since 1973, our injury attorneys have won $4 billion in compensation for our clients in DC and across the nation. Put your case in the hands of lawyers you can trust to recover full and fair compensation on your behalf.

Some of our noteworthy personal injury verdicts and settlements include:

  • $2 billion verdict won for a California couple in one of the first Roundup cancer lawsuits against Monsanto (now Bayer);
  • $105 million settlement reached for a multi-client pharmaceutical injury case;
  • $17.5 million settlement reached for a passenger death in a major US aviation accident; and
  • $15 million settlement reached for a fatal accident involving a major truck company.

Call (855) 948-5098 or contact us online to speak to a Washington DC personal injury attorney. We take on cases nationwide.

Wisner Baum DC Injury Attorneys Can Help

At Wisner Baum, we represent personal injury plaintiffs exclusively, meaning we always fight to win justice for victims of negligence. We have decades of experience advocating and earning maximum compensation for clients harmed in:

This is not an all-inclusive list. If you would like more information on your case, please do not hesitate to contact our firm for a free and confidential case evaluation.

How Do You Prove a Personal Injury Case?

Plaintiffs must prove three elements to recover compensation in an injury lawsuit:

  1. That the accident was caused by a negligent party: This means some other party caused the crash, such as another driver. Washington DC is one of a select few contributory fault states. Contributory fault bars accident victims who are partially at-fault for the accident from recovering damages. For example, if another driver was 99% at-fault for a car crash and you were just 1% at-fault, you would not be able to pursue a personal injury claim. This makes hiring an experienced personal injury attorney so important for DC area residents. Your lawyer has to be able to investigate and build a strong legal case on your behalf proving that another party was 100% responsible for your injuries.
  2. That the negligent party owed them a duty of care and, therefore, breached that duty: All drivers have a duty to others on the road (meaning they must obey traffic laws to prevent accidents), any negligence that breaches that duty satisfies the third element. For instance, they could have breached this duty by speeding or getting behind the wheel while drunk.
  3. That they suffered damages as a result of an accident injury: In the example of a car accident case, the victim must have accumulated medical debt, lost wages, or other damages (like pain and suffering).

Plaintiffs that prove all three elements may be compensated for the damages they have suffered and for damages they are expected to suffer in the future. Depending on the circumstances of an accident, these claims for damages can be substantial.

Chances of Success in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can improve your chances of success in a lawsuit, whether the case goes to trial or settles out of court. Make no mistake, insurance companies will go to great lengths to minimize liability and limit their payout to you. Perhaps you have already received a phone call promising you “the best possible” settlement for your case. Even if this quick settlement seems like a good offer, before you do anything, we recommend a free case review to ensure you are not shortchanging the value of your claim. Remember, our law firm offers free case evaluations, and we only received a fee if we are successful in getting you compensated.

How to Find an Injury Lawyer in Washington DC

Even though finding a lawyer may be the last thing on a person’s mind after being in an accident, we know from experience that many accident victims face the daunting prospect of missing work for an extended period of time, causing worry about affording the exorbitant costs of medical bills, or even paying for their house.

Retaining an experienced injury lawyer to be your advocate is a good way to alleviate the financial worries you may be facing. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council, the average person receives a settlement 3.5-times larger when they hire a personal injury lawyer to represent their interests when compared to those that do not hire an attorney.

So how do you decide on a lawyer for your case?

Below are some questions you should consider asking potential injury lawyers:

  • How long has the lawyer been litigating personal injury cases?
  • Does the attorney have experience negotiating settlements with insurance companies? If so, what are some of the case results they can share?
  • Has the attorney handled cases that share similarities to your case? If so, how did those cases turn out?

You should also feel confident in the line of communication you have with your prospective attorney. One way to research a lawyer’s communication with clients is to read their client reviews on Google, Yelp, and on their website. If other people with similar cases have good things to say about your attorney, this should give you confidence.

What to Look for in a DC Injury Lawyer

A few factors to consider when choosing a lawyer include:

  • Areas of practice: Does the lawyer typically accept cases like yours? Personal injury is a broad area of the law. You need a lawyer who knows how to handle your specific case. For example, a truck accident case is completely different from a defective products case. Make sure your attorney focuses his or her practice on cases like yours.
  • Past case results: A lot of lawyers talk about their great legal skill, but do they have the results to back it up? Be sure to take a look at the verdicts and settlements they have achieved for their clients in the past to see if they have actually been successful in litigating cases like yours. This will not guarantee they can win your case, but it does give you a good idea about their level of skill.
  • Reputation: Is the lawyer respected by others in the community? Do they hold the respect of their peers, past clients, judges, and even courtroom opponents? Remember, a good reputation is indicative of a lawyer’s level of professionalism and ethics.
  • Years of experience: How long has the lawyer been in practice? How long has their firm been open? You want to make sure that you are getting experienced representation so that your case is as comprehensive as can be.
  • Client base: Some personal injury lawyers also moonlight as defense attorneys. Other lawyers, however—like ours at Wisner Baum—are solely committed to representing those injured by negligence. You will never find them on the other side of the aisle protecting negligent parties over public safety.

The trial lawyers at Wisner Baum check all these boxes. If you are searching for a lawyer who truly cares about your well-being, turn to our award-winning legal team for help. With no upfront fees, there is nothing to lose.

Should I Hire an Injury Attorney Near Me?

When disaster strikes, it is natural to start your search for local law firms in your community. Wisner Baum’s satellite office is conveniently located near Washington Circle, which gives resident clients the benefits of a local firm combined with the resources of a nationwide firm.

Personal injury cases can be complicated but getting you full and fair compensation does not have to be. Hiring our firm to be your advocate gives you the chance to exercise your legal rights without sacrificing time and effort that would be better-spent healing from your injuries. Make no mistake, our mission is not just to earn maximum compensation in your behalf; it is also to hold the responsible party accountable for their misdeeds.

Schedule your free consultation with a Washington DC personal injury lawyer today!

Hire an Award-Winning Wisner Baum Attorney

At Wisner Baum, our personal injury attorneys in Washington DC are motivated to pursue justice on behalf of individuals who have suffered great harm at the hands of another. Not only do we have the skills needed to litigate claims, but we also have the competency to investigate the complexities of a case and uncover key elements, details, and documents.

Our lawyers are nationally renowned by The Best Lawyers in America©, Martindale-Hubbell®, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and more.

Our legal team does not believe that a person who was subjected to short-term or long-term disability, even wrongful death, should go unnoticed. Regardless of their circumstances, personal injury victims deserve acclaimed legal advocates to fight for justice on their behalf.

Put our seasoned trial lawyers in your corner. Contact our Washington DC firm online today.

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  • Toxic Torts $2.0 Billion Verdict

    In May of 2019, the jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Company ordered the agrochemical giant to pay $2.055 billion in damages to the plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Bay Area couple in their 70s.

  • Pharmaceutical Settlement $105 Million Settlement

    Wisner Baum obtained $105 million on behalf of multiple clients involved in a pharmaceutical negligence case.

  • Whistleblower Settlement $18 Million Settlement

    Wisner Baum secured an $18 million settlement against the Boeing Company for overcharging the U.S. government on aircraft maintenance.

  • A Major US Plane Crash $17.5 Million Settlement

    Wisner Baum obtained a $17.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was killed in a major U.S. plane crash.

  • Commercial Truck Accident $15 Million Settlement

    Wisner Baum secured a $15 million settlement for a person gravely injured by a major truck company.

  • Commercial Truck Accident $8.5 Million Verdict

    Wisner Baum secured a $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against the food industry company, Tyson Foods, for the wrongful death of a young man.

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    Best Law Firms 2023

    A ranking in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” is widely regarded by both client and legal professionals as a significant honor. It is considered the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

  • The Truck Safety Coalition
    The Truck Safety Coalition

    Wisner Baum is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.

  • California Powerhouse
    California Powerhouse

    Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Wisner Baum] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”

  • Elite Trial Lawyers
    Elite Trial Lawyers

    NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers
    Listed in Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

  • AV Top Ranked Law Firm
    AV Top Ranked Law Firm

    Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
    Verdicts Hall of Fame

    The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Wisner Baum, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

    An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    Avvo 10.0 Rating

    Wisner Baum is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.

  • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    Top Jury Verdict in
    CA and USA ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
    Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

    Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.

  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    Product Liability Practice Group of the Year

    In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.

  • Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California
    Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California

    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

    The Bar Register is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.


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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Wisner Baum to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

    - Best Law Firms Survey
  • They Are About Changing the Systems...

    “Wisner Baum are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.”

    - Kim Witczak
  • Top Legal Minds in the Country

    “The Wisner Baum firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

    - From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C