How Does an Injured Pedestrian File a Lawsuit?

Washington D.C., as you know, is an extremely busy town. Everyone is always in a hurry, and if you are a pedestrian, you must be alert at all times. However, sometimes this is not enough, and if you were struck by a motor vehicle, you are most likely severely injured and now require financial compensation to help you recuperate. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. pedestrian accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do pedestrian accidents happen?

Though at times, pedestrian accidents are nobody’s explicit fault–for example, if a motorist loses control of his or her vehicle due to a patch of black ice–the truth is, these accidents are almost always caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence we see in Washington D.C. can include texting while driving, speeding excessively, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been injured while a motorist was doing any of these things, you will most likely have a valid personal injury claim.

How can an injured pedestrian sue another party?

If you are someone who was injured in an accident, you must retain the legal assistance of an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. Our firm has been helping injured clients for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. To prove your claim, we will work to obtain various types of evidence, including surveillance footage of the accident and its aftermath, witness statements confirming your claim, medical documents describing the origin and extent of your injuries, police reports of the accident, and more.

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

Every state has a statute of limitations in place to dictate how long individuals have to take legal action against others. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, injured pedestrians will have three years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent motorist. Oftentimes, people will make the mistake of waiting too long to file. Do not do this. The sooner you file, the sooner we can work to win you the financial compensation you deserve and need.

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.