Injured in a Washington D.C. Parking Lot | What to Know

Unfortunately, many accidents happen in parking lots each day, especially when parking lots are improperly designed or maintained. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident that has caused serious injuries, it is important that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

There are many factors that may cause a parking lot accident. However, negligence is among the most common. Some of the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents include the following:

  • 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 a parking lot accident to protect yourself and to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police. They will bring an ambulance to the scene and document the accident by conducting a police report.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance, ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  3. Take photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
  4. Seek medical attention as soon as the ambulance arrives.
  5. Collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment.
  6. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to recover the compensation you deserve.

Your attorney will also be able to obtain various types of evidence 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 file your personal injury claim against the negligent party that is responsible for your accident. It is important to take legal action within this period of time to avoid being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you bring your legal matter to your personal injury attorney’s attention, 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. You do not need to go through this process alone. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your right to compensation. We want you to get back to your life as soon as possible.


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.