Do I Have a Claim if I Was Injured as a Pedestrian in Washington D.C.?

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury in an accident that was simply not your fault. Unfortunately, this is something that happens far more often in our society than you may imagine. One of the most devastating types of accidents is those involving pedestrians, as they stand little chance against a moving motor vehicle. If you are someone who has recently sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can help if you have recently been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Washington D.C.?

Pedestrian accidents can happen for many reasons, though perhaps unsurprisingly, they are generally due to negligence on the part of the driver. While pedestrians are equally responsible for following rules and regulations of the road, drivers are most frequently the cause of pedestrian accidents. Oftentimes, motorists strike pedestrians when they are texting while operating their vehicles, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failing to observe their surroundings at night, driving while fatigued, and more.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

As long as you can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid personal injury claim. Our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys can work to uncover all evidence needed to do so, such as witness testimony, surveillance footage of the accident, police reports, and more.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that the wrongly injured will only have three years from the date of their accident to pursue a personal injury claim against the liable party. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than three years, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. Our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.