Can I Sue for a Slip & Fall Accident in Washington D.C.?

There is nothing worse than simply walking along, only to sustain a serious injury in a slip & fall accident due to no fault of your own. Property owners have a responsibility to all those lawfully on their premises, and when they fail to live up to those responsibilities, serious accidents and injuries can occur as a result. If you were recently hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may qualify for compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to a knowledgeable Washington D.C. slip & fall lawyer from our legal team to learn more about how we can help you through each step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have about these claims:

What are the most common causes of slip & fall accidents?

These accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, but in most cases, they are a result of unsafe property conditions. Just some of the most common causes of these accidents are as follows:

  • Spills left uncleared away
  • Recently-mopped floors without “wet floor” signs
  • Debris left strewn about
  • Defective stairwells
  • Unsafe sidewalk conditions
  • Unsafe parking lot conditions
  • Dangerous swimming pool conditions

How do I know if I have a valid slip & fall claim?

To win a premises liability claim, you’ll have to prove several things. They are as follows:

  • The property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe property conditions
  • The property owner neglected to remedy the unsafe conditions in a timely manner
  • You were hurt as a direct result of the dangerous property conditions
  • You incurred damages

As long as we can prove that you were hurt due to no fault of your own, you should qualify for compensation via a premises liability claim. This compensation can help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Our legal team is here to fight for you, every step of the way.

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim?

In Washington D.C., in most cases, you’ll have three years of the date of your injury to file a premises liability claim against the party responsible for your injuries. That said, the sooner you speak with an attorney about your injury, the better off your case will be. Our legal team is here to help you in any way we can. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call so we can get working on your case.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.