Can I Sue if I Was Injured in an Accident Where the Other Motorist Was Texting While Driving?

We live in the age of distracted driving, partially due to the various technological distractions we have at our fingertips, at all times. Distracted driving is the number one cause of auto accidents in America, and if you are someone who has been injured in a car accident because you believe another driver was, say, texting and driving, you are most likely looking to sue that driver so you can heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about what to do after a car accident and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured in a car accident?

After being involved in a car accident, you should take several steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim.

  1. First, you should always call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident as well.
  2. While you await their arrival, ask the other motorist for his/her insurance information, keep conversation to a minimum, and never say sorry.
  3. Take pictures of any damage to your car, the other motorist’s car, and any property involved in the accident.
  4. Next, ask any witnesses of your accident for their contact information, as they may corroborate your claim at a later date.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present all additional evidence on your behalf to prove your personal injury claim.

How long do I have to sue another driver after a car accident in Washington D.C.?

After being injured, of course, you should want to recover the compensation you need to heal as quickly as possible. However, if you were injured and do not want to sue and decide to wait and see if your injuries get better on their own without medical treatment, you must ensure you do not wait past the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the motorist responsible. Do not wait past the three-year limit, for if you do, in most cases, you will be barred from suing. We are ready to help you through every step of the claims process as soon as you ask.


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.