Injured as a Pedestrian in Washington D.C.? Here is What You Need to Know.

The streets of Washington D.C. are always bustling with activity, which, unfortunately, leads to many accidents. If you are someone who has been injured as a pedestrian by a careless motorist, you most likely require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about what to do after a pedestrian accident and how our firm can work to fight for the compensation you deserve after you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured as a pedestrian?

If you are injured as a pedestrian, the very first thing you should do is call the police, as they will report to the scene of the accident and send an ambulance, which you will most likely need. From here, you should ask any witnesses for their name and phone number, and you should take pictures of the scene of the accidents and your injuries. Once you are treated at the hospital, you should ensure you receive all medical documentation and bills associated with your injuries, and, finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney. In many cases, we can subpoena the security camera footage of your accident as it happened, which is generally the best way to prove a personal injury claim.

How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in Washington D.C.?

After sustaining a serious injury as a pedestrian, you most likely look to begin the claims process as soon as you can, as you probably need the compensation right away. That being said, many people still wish to wait after being injured, as they want to give their injuries a chance to heal on their own before getting caught up in the legal process. In most cases, we cannot advise you to do so, as there is a statute of limitations in place that regulates the amount of time you will have to take legal action against the party responsible. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means that under most circumstances, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to fight for the compensation you need today–all you have to do is ask.


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.