Apartment Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

There is nothing worse than feeling unsafe in your own home, though this may be the case if you were injured due to a negligent landlord. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about apartment accidents, what to do after sustaining an injury in one, and how our firm can assist you through every step of the premises liability claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents happen for many different reasons, though they are frequently the landlord’s fault. Landlords are responsible for ensuring their apartments are safe by installing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, ensuring the air is clean, ensuring that playground equipment is clean and not rusted, ensuring the flooring and balconies are in good condition, and that all weather-related hazards are cleared away timely. When they fail to do so and tenants are injured, they may be held liable.

What should I do if I am injured in an apartment accident?

If you are injured in an apartment accident, you should call the police, inform your landlord of the incident, and take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident. You should also ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident for their name and contact information. You should seek immediate medical treatment and ask your doctor for all documentation/bills regarding your injuries, and, finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of your landlord’s negligence.

How long will I have to sue a landlord for an injury in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured in an accident in Washington D.C., whether while on the road or on someone’s property, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that under most circumstances, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal–all you have to is pick up the phone and give our knowledgeable firm a call today.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.