What Everyone Should Know About Washington D.C. Truck Accidents

There are few accidents more jarring and frightening than those involving trucks. Additionally, these accidents frequently result in very serious injuries. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a truck accident, then you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about truck accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

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

Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons, though unfortunately, as with most accidents, they are generally due to negligence. However, when it comes to truck accidents, negligence can be on the part of various parties. For example, of course, truck drivers themselves can be the cause of truck accidents. These accidents are frequently caused due to truckers either driving while fatigued, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to account for the sheer size and weight of their truck by failing to brake on time, making turns too wide, and more.

That being said, these accidents can also be due to employers failing to train truckers sufficiently before employing them, or they can even happen as a result of truck employees failing to load the truck properly. When this happens, the truck can become unbalanced, allowing for serious tip-over accidents that can crush cars and other automobiles involved. The bottom line, however, is that if you were injured due to negligence, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation, and our firm is here to help.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury sustained in a truck accident in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured in a truck accident and are looking to sue, you will have to file your personal injury claim within Washington D.C.’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injures. Do not make the mistake of waiting for more than three years to sue, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will lose your right to sue. Our firm can begin the claims 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.