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Washington, D.C. – The nation's capital with the worst traffic in the country

Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington, D.C. is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 22nd-most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the work week. Beyond the federal government, some of the major employers in Washington, D.C. include Capital OneKeller Williams Capital Properties2UGreat American Restaurants, and HITT Contracting.  Nearby attractions include George Washington's Mount VernonThe National Gallery of Artthe Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.

The Climate of Washington, D.C.

Washington is in the humid subtropical climate zone and exhibits four distinct seasons. Its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water. Spring and fall are warm, while winter is quite cool with annual snowfall averaging 15.5 inches. Winter temperatures average around 38 degrees F from mid-December to mid-February. Summers are hot and humid with a July daily average of 79.8 degrees and average daily relative humidity around 66%. The combination of heat and humidity in the summer brings very frequent thunderstorms, some of which occasionally produce tornadoes in the area. For the current weather conditions in Washington, D.C., go here.

The major roadways serving Washington, D.C.

Interstate 66 runs from Middletown, Virginia, and its eastern terminus is in Washington, D.C. Interstate 270 is a 34.70-mile auxiliary Interstate Highway in Maryland that travels between I-495, the Capital Beltway, just north of Bethesda, Montgomery County and I-70 in the city of Frederick in Frederick County. The George Washington Memorial Parkway runs along the Virginia side of the Potomac River and provides a scenic route to the nation’s capital.  Interstate 295  runs southwest from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. and provides a scenic route between the two cities as well as an alternative to driving on I-95. Interstate 95 Interstate 95 is the major highway on the east coast, extending 1,925 miles from Maine to Florida. The road serves some of the most populated areas of the country and includes several toll roads.

In Accident Data Center, find information about recent Washington, D.C. accidents here:

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Washington, D.Cmotorcycle accidents;

Washington, D.C. train accidents;

Other types of accidents in Washington, D.C.

Major hospitals in Washington, D.C.:

George Washington University Hospital;

Howard University Hospital;

Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Legal information for Washington, D.C. accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Washington, D.C., many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

What to do after a serious injury accident in Washington, D.C.

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Washington, D.C., the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.

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