Motorcycle Accidents in Washington D.C. | What to Know

Motorcycle accidents can cause severe lifelong injuries and financial burdens. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Washington D.C. motorcycle accident attorneys today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options.

How do motorcycle accidents occur in Washington D.C.?

There are a number of different ways that motorcycle accidents can occur. However, the most common are typically a result of motorist negligence. There are a number of negligent acts our firm has seen cause motorcycle injuries. They include the following:

  • Failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the road
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic lights/signs
  • Driving while drowsy

What steps should I take after a motorcycle accident?

If you would like to pursue legal action after your injury, it is critical that you obtain as much evidence as possible to bolster your claim. Take the following steps after being injured in a motorcycle accident at the scene, if you are able to do so:

  • Contact the police and ask for medical assistance as soon as possible. The police will create a safer scene by diverting traffic if needed. They will also complete a police report to document the accident.
  • Seek medical assistance right away. Ask your doctor for all medical documentation relating to your treatment. These documents should state the date, time, severity, and extent of your injuries.
  • Get the other driver’s insurance information. Try to make this conversation brief and courteous.
  • Gather any witnesses’ contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  • Photograph the scene and any dangers that played a part in your accident as well as the damage that was caused by the accident.
  • Contact our skilled Washington, D.C. motor vehicle accident attorneys who will work to fulfill the burden of proof to recover the compensation you need to recover.

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive in Washinton D.C. This is because the statute of limitations is generally three years. This indicates that you will have three years from the exact date of your accident to pursue legal action against the negligent party. Waiting longer than this allocated time can result in you being banned from your right to pursue legal action. Contact our experienced firm today to get started with this process. The sooner you get started on your claim, the better.


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.