How to Sue a Landlord in Washington D.C.

Generally, Washington D.C. is a fantastic place to rent an apartment. However, sometimes, landlords are negligent, and tenants are injured as a result. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you are most likely looking to sue your landlord. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help you.

What can cause an apartment accident?

Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents can include inadequately lit walkways and steps, broken staircases, electrocutions from defective appliances, damaged flooring, neglected snowy or icy conditions, and more.

How do I recover financial compensation after an apartment accident?

To recover financial compensation after an apartment accident, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, you will first have to determine who the negligent party is. In apartment accidents, though the most likely suspect is the landlord or property owner, a product liability lawsuit is also possible if you were injured at the hands of a negligently designed or manufactured appliance in your apartment. An experienced attorney will both determine the party responsible for your accident and seek out the evidence you need to prove your personal injury claim.

Some of the evidence an attorney may retrieve includes security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, witness statements, and more. Additionally, it is very important that you seek medical attention immediately after your accident, whether you feel hurt or not. Certain injuries take more than a day to set in, so the sooner you have them treated, the better. Fortunately, you can also use the medical documentation provided by your physician to prove the extent and origin of your injuries.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place to dictate how long an individual has to take legal action against another. In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, meaning you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent landlord or product manufacturer. Though this may sound like a long time, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started–all you have to do is ask.

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.