Motorcycle Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

There are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, as motorcycles offer those who ride them very little protection from other drivers on the road. Read on and reach out to our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn about motorcycle accidents, what you should do after sustaining an injury in one, and how our firm can assist you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can happen for many different reasons, such as poor weather conditions, bad road conditions, and more. However, many of these accidents also occur as a result of negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence we see are driving while intoxicated, driving while fatigued, speeding, ignoring traffic lights/signs, and ignoring all other rules and regulations of the road. If you were injured due to another motorist’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation.

What should I do after being injured in an accident?

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be too hurt to do anything other than wait for an ambulance. However, if you are capable of doing so, you should call the police, ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, ask any witnesses for a written or recorded statement regarding how the accident occurred, seek medical treatment and obtain a copy of all medical documentation/bills associated with your accident and, of course, retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. In certain cases, our firm can work to subpoena surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, which is perhaps the most effective way to prove a personal injury claim.

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

The statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents in Washington D.C. is three years. This means that after sustaining an injury in a motorcycle accident, it is your duty to not wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Waiting any longer than three years will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. We can help you take legal action today. Please do not hesitate to give us a call.


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.