Injured in a D.C. Truck Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.

Truck accidents are among the most devastating types of auto accidents, as cars stand very little chance against the sheer size and weight of a commercial truck. That being said, if you have been injured in a truck accident, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help with some of the emotional, physical, and financial burdens you have sustained as a result of the accident. Please continue reading and contact our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys 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 can a truck accident happen?

Truck accidents are not always caused by truck drivers. In some cases, they can be caused by other drivers. In other cases, they are caused by the truck company employer who either hired untrained truck drivers or failed to ensure trucks are regularly maintained. In other cases, they can even be caused by negligent truck company staff if they improperly load the truck, causing it to become unstable. Most often, however, truck accidents are caused by negligent truck drivers. Some common forms of truck driver negligence include failing to account for blind spots, not allowing enough time to brake, driving while distracted, driving while under the influence of alcohol, and more.

What should I do after being injured in a truck accident?

If you are injured in a truck accident, the most important thing you can do is hire a Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To do so, your attorney will have to obtain various forms of evidence, including police reports, medical documents, pictures of the accident and its aftermath, surveillance footage of the accident, witness statements, and more. If you’ve been injured due to no fault of your own, you should not have to fight for your rightful compensation alone. We are here to assist you.

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

In Washington D.C., after being injured in an accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within three years of the date of the accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting any longer than three years from the date of your accident to sue will most likely cause you to lose your right to compensation. We can help you today–all you have to do is pick up your phone and speak with our 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.