Injured in a Washington D.C. Parking Lot Accident? What To Know

When a parking lot is improperly designed or maintained, accidents may happen. If you have been recently injured in a parking lot accident due to no fault of your own, it is time to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for your right to compensation. Continue reading to discover the most common causes of parking lot accidents, the steps you should take after being injured, and the time period you will have to take legal action.

What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

Negligence is among the most common factors that cause parking lot accidents. The following are the most common acts of negligence that lead to parking lot accidents as well as other factors that may contribute to these accidents:

  • Potholes
  • Standing water
  • Inadequate security
  • Insufficient parking lot lights
  • Failure to remove weather-related hazards

What steps should I take following a parking lot accident?

Take the following steps after being injured in a parking lot accident to protect yourself and to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:

  1. Alert the authorities. The police will conduct a police report and document the accident. They will also bring medical attention to the scene.
  2. Seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
  3. In the meantime, while you wait for the ambulance, collect any witnesses ‘ contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  4. Take photos of the scene of your accident.
  5. Take photos of your injuries.
  6. After you have been treated for your injuries, collect all medical documentation relating to the event.
  7. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.
    • Your attorney will also be able to obtain various other types of evidence to support your claim such as security camera footage of the accident.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Washington D.C. This means that you will have three years to bring attention to your personal injury claim. It is important to file your claim within this period of time to avoid being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you take legal action, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss our services and to learn how we can assist you in the claims filing process.


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.