Filing a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Washington D.C.

When you step foot on another person’s property, the last thing you expect is a serious accident to occur, especially when you are on the property of a family member or a friend. However, when property owners fail to realize they are responsible for others’ safety, people are often injured as a result.

This is never acceptable, and an individual should never have to suffer financially because of another party’s carelessness. This is why if you are someone who was injured due to a negligent property owner, you should begin looking into recovering financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What are property owners responsible for?

Property owners are responsible for ensuring their property is safe. For examples, property owners must always make needed repairs when there is a known safety hazard present, they must warn others of any potential safety hazards, they must take reasonable and timely action to make their property safe, and lastly, property owners, and especially public property owners, must provide adequate security measures.

How do I know if I am entitled to compensation if I was injured on another person’s property?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. It is best you hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process to help you do so.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

Your attorney will uncover and use several types of evidence to prove your claim. For example, photographic or video evidence of an accident is generally the best way to prove a claim. However, your attorney may also use eyewitness statements, police reports, and witness testimony to prove your personal injury claim. Once you file your claim, be very careful about what you post on social media. Insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts.

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations in Washington D.C. is the legally acceptable period of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Washington D.C. has a statute of limitations of three years, meaning you have three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent party. Speak with our seasoned firm as soon as you can.

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.