Can I Sue My Landlord For an Injury in Washington D.C.?

Landlords are responsible for ensuring that their property is safe for tenants and their families. Though generally, in Washington D.C., landlords do everything in their power to ensure their tenants’ safety, there are times where they are negligent and serious accidents occur as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our experineced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about apartment accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents can happen for many different reasons, though oftentimes, negligent landlords are responsible. When landlords fail to fix unsafe conditions, people can sustain serious injuries. Some of the most common forms of landlord negligence that our firm sees are neglecting to install smoke detectors, failing to clear away weather-related hazards timely, failing to ensure that there is no mold or asbestos in the air, and more. If you are injured due to a landlord’s negligence, there is a very good chance you have a valid premises liability claim.

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

The first thing you should do after sustaining an injury in an accident is to call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene that will transport you to a hospital. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe apartment conditions before anyone has a chance to clear them away. You should also ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information, including their name, phone number, and email address. Finally, once you are treated at a hospital and receive medical documentation concerning your injuries and their extent, you should retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

In Washington D.C., the wrongly injured are granted a certain period of time after an accident to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, giving you three years from the date of your accident to sue the landlord responsible. Our firm is here to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. All you have to do is 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.