Statutes of Limitations in Washington D.C.

When an individual in Washington D.C. suffers an injury due to the negligence of another party, they may wonder what their legal options are. The injured party may be subject to unexpected medical expenses, lost wages due to time out of work, and the inability to go about their daily life as they once could, among many other burdens. At this point, they should consider bringing a personal injury claim against the negligent party.

One of the most important components of any legal matter is that the plaintiff, the person who is bringing the case, abides by the statutes of limitations. The statutes of limitations are simply a deadline by which an individual must file their claim. If they fail to file a claim within the provisions of the deadline, they will no longer be able to pursue legal action. In Washington D.C., any individual who wishes to bring a lawsuit for the recovery of damages for an injury to real or personal property must do so within 3 years of the date of the accident.

It is also important to be aware that personal injury cases for an injury from toxic substances such as asbestos must be brought within 5 years from the date that the injury is discovered or with “reasonable diligence that should have been discovered.”

If you have been the victim of an injury caused by another party’s negligence, contact our firm today.

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.