Retail Store Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Need to Know

Most of us do not expect to sustain a serious injury while Christmas shopping or otherwise. Unfortunately, this is something that happens far more often than you may think, and if you are someone who was recently injured in a retail store accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your lost wages, medical bills, and more. Our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about retail store accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of retail store accidents in Washington D.C.?

Retail store accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though unfortunately, they are often the result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of retail store accidents include poorly placed floor mats, items falling from shelves, unsafe retail store parking lots or sidewalks, spills left unattended, wet floors without the appropriate warning signs present, and more. If you were injured due to any of the aforementioned conditions, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim against the retail store.

Who is responsible for a retail store accident?

If your Washington D.C. personal injury attorney determines that the retail store owner/staff knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you sustained significant injuries and damages as a result, you will most likely file a premises liability claim. If, however, you were injured because of a defective product in the retail or department store, you will most likely file a product liability claim.

How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in Washington D.C.?

Oftentimes, after an injury, the injured person will decide to wait to see if his or her injuries heal on their own. This is generally a bad idea, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that you must not wait longer than three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you do, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from suing. We are ready to help you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give our experienced team 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.