Here is What You Need to Know About Premises Liability Lawsuits in Washington D.C.

If you are someone who was recently injured on another person’s property due to an unsafe condition that you believe should not have been there, there is a very good chance that you may qualify for a premises liability claim. That being said, these claims are oftentimes not easy to win, which is why you need an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney on your side who can gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I prove a premises liability claim?

To prove a premises liability claim, you will first have to gather various forms of evidence on your own. For example, at the scene of the accident, you should call the police and ask any witnesses for their contact information, and you should also take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident. You should also note that if you were injured in a retail store, supermarket, or otherwise, you should notify the manager of your accident immediately, and he or she will file a store incident report. From here, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can potentially subpoena all other evidence needed to prove your personal injury, such as security camera footage of the accident. As long as you can prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, and you were injured as a result, you should recover the compensation you need to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured on another person’s property, you must not wait to take legal action. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, giving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from doing so. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is 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.