It finally feels like winter here in Washington D.C., as the season officially begins in just a few days. With winter comes dangerous conditions due to snow and ice. All property owners have the responsibility to make sure they keep their property free and clear of any hazards that can cause another party to become injured. It is important to note that all property owners, regardless of whether they are a municipality, a residential property owner, or a commercial property owner can be held liable if they are negligent.
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident on ice in Washington D.C., you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit that holds the property owner accountable for failure to maintain a safe property. However, it is important to be aware of the grace period that exists. If you were injured less than 24 hours after the ice event occurred, you may not be able to bring a lawsuit. If you were injured on property owned by Washington D.C. and wish to bring a lawsuit, you must file your claim through the Tort Liability Division within 6 months of the date of your accident.
Considering the many factors that must be accounted for after a slip and fall accident, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance tailored to your needs.
The experienced personal injury 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.