How to Recover Compensation After a Retail Store Injury in Washington D.C.

This Black Friday, there is a very good chance you will hit your local retail stores to take advantage of some of the best deals of the year. Generally, this is an exciting day for all, however, if you are injured, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost current and future wages, in-home care, and more. If this has happened to you, please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process going forward:

How do retail store accidents happen?

Retail stores are responsible for ensuring their customers are safe at all times. While generally, they do, there are various instances where retail store owners or staff are negligent, and people are injured as a result. Some of the most common grounds for suing retail stores for injuries are inadequate security, especially on a day like Black Friday, runaway shopping carts in parking lots, spills or debris in aisles left unattended, carelessly-placed items falling from shelves, and more.

How do I sue a retail store if I was injured?

To win a premises liability lawsuit, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to the store’s negligence. This is not always easy, and you can bet that retail stores will hire an expert legal team who will fight to disprove your claim. That is why you need an experienced legal team on your side. Our firm will work to recover surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe store conditions that caused your accident, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports of the incident, and even medical documents to prove your personal injury claim.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be denied your right to compensation, no matter how badly you need it. Our firm is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm today

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.