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Case Results

Bicycle Car Door Accident

While riding her bicycle down the bike lane of North Carolina Avenue in the District of Columbia, the 28 year old female bicyclist briefly observed an automobile passing her on her left.  After passing her the driver parked his car on the right side of the street next to the bike lane then, without looking in his mirrors, opened his door directly in her path of travel causing her to crash into the door. The biker, a federal employee living in Arlington,  sustained a hand laceration in the web of her right hand requiring sutures, as well as a shoulder strain. No physical therapy was ordered by the treating orthopedic surgeon. The case setted for $15,000.00.

John Zanelotti

Mr. Zanelotti has practiced as an attorney and trial lawyer for over 33 years focusing in personal injury law on the side of the injured person. He practices in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Eastern shore of Maryland.

Every Client Matters

Injuries to a family member or loved one can be traumatic and result in the inability to work and provide for the family. Insurance companies have access to in house attorneys and the money to defend claim. The more serious the injury the more the insurance company will downplay the damages. Getting help early is the key to maximizing both your physical and monetary recovery.