Can I Take Legal Action After Being Injured Due to Poor Lighting?

If you have sustained injuries in an accident due to poor lighting, continue reading to learn if you are eligible to recover compensation in a premises liability claim. Contact our experienced personal injury firm today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you with your upcoming claim.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

There are various types of injuries that can occur due to a poor lighting accident. The following are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

Most poor lighting accidents occur in the following locations:

  • Bars
  • Public transportation
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

You may be seeking to recover compensation in a premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting. If your accident was caused by negligence on another person’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. The owner or manager of the property where you sustained injures may be responsible for compensating your losses.

To prove that negligence resulted in your injuries, you will need to prove the following factors:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. 
  2. The property owner breached this duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property that they were aware of or should have been aware of. 
  3. This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  4. The accident resulted in your injuries.
  5. Your injuries led to financial and emotional losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in Washington D.C?

The statute of limitations for poor lighting accidents in Washington D.C. is generally three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent property owner. It is important to understand that failure to file your claim within this time period may result in you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with his process, reach out to our experienced personal injury firm today to discuss the next steps you should take.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED WASHINGTON D.C. FIRM

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.

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