Can I Pursue Legal Action if My Child Was Injured on Another’s Property?

If your child was injured on another’s property, you as the parent may be able to pursue legal action on their behalf. Continue reading to learn more and reach out to our skilled Washington D.C. slip & fall attorneys. Our legal team is here to help you and your child obtain the compensation you need to heal.

If my child was hurt can I sue on their behalf?

In most cases, if a child was injured as a result of another person’s negligence (usually on another’s property), the parents can pursue legal action on behalf of their child. It is important to note that you must first retain the services of an attorney who can help you satisfy the burden of proof. Essentially, attorneys have to prove that you were injured at the hands of a negligent party. Our skilled firm is dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you and your child need to move forward. Give us a call today to get started.

Are property owners responsible for keeping their property safe?

In Washington D.C., property owners are responsible for ensuring that their properties are made safe for all passersby, including children. This means that they should remove all possible safety hazards from their yards, ensuring they take all reasonable precautions for everyone’s safety. If people are injured and the property owner could have stopped it in some way, they should be held accountable.

How can a lawyer help me with my claim?

A skilled attorney can use their experience and knowledge to create a compelling set of evidence to demonstrate another party’s negligence. For instance, an attorney will be able to gain access to surveillance footage of the accident, photos of the safety hazard that caused the accident, medical documents, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements, and more. Retaining the services of a skilled attorney may make all the difference for a successful personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

It is important to recognize that Washington D.C. has a statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. Generally, for most claims, it is three years. This means that if you fail to file your claim within three years from the date of the accident, you will lose the ability to obtain the compensation you need to heal. The sooner you act, the better. Give our firm a call to get started on your claim. Our legal team will ensure you meet each of your claim’s important deadlines.


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.