Auto Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Need to Know

There are few things more frightening than being involved in an auto accident. If you are someone who has recently sustained a serious injury in an auto accident, there is a very good chance that you are now looking to pursue financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you’ve sustained as a result of the accident. Please continue reading and contact our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about auto accidents and how our firm can assist you through every step of the claims process if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:

What are the most common causes of auto accidents in Washington D.C.?

Auto accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though, perhaps unsurprisingly, they are most commonly a result of negligence. Some of the most common forms of auto negligence that our firm sees are texting while driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, driving while drowsy, speeding, ignoring traffic lights and signs, and otherwise ignoring all other rules of the road.

What should I do if I am hurt in an auto accident?

If you are injured in an auto accident, it is imperative that you do everything in your power to document the facts surrounding your accident in an effort to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. This means that you should call the police to the scene of the accident (they will send an ambulance and write up a police report of the facts of the incident). You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident, obtain witness testimony, and retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.

How long will I have to sue another driver if I was injured in an auto accident?

If you are injured in an auto accident in Washington D.C., it is critical that you do not wait to file your personal injury claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years. This means that if you are injured and wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from doing so. Our firm is ready to help you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.