Injured in a Washington D.C. Retail Store Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Retail store accidents are among the most jarring, as shopping for food or clothes is rarely thought of as dangerous. Unfortunately, accidents occur on retail store grounds more often than you may think, and if you have been injured in one, you may now require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you.

What are the most common types of retail store injuries?

Retail store injuries can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though they can most frequently be traced back to some sort of negligence. Accidents can happen in unsafe retail store parking lots, either due to insufficient lighting, potholes, negligent signage, and otherwise, or even on defective retail store sidewalks. They can also occur in the stores themselves, either due to spills left standing, falling merchandise from shelves, poorly placed floor mats, and more.

How do I know if I can sue a retail store for an injury?

If you have been injured in a retail store accident, you will have to hire an attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to prove that the store owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them in a timely fashion, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. Our firm can use surveillance footage, pictures of the unsafe conditions, medical documents, witness statements, police reports, and more to prove your premises liability claim. 

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

Oftentimes, after being injured, people wait to see if their injuries heal on their own because they do not want to have to go through the claims process. While we understand this, the truth is, we cannot advise you to wait, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time the wrongly injured in Washington D.C. have to wait to sue. Since the statute of limitations in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the process on your behalf 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.