What is the Statute Of Limitations For a Slip and Fall Claim in Washington, D.C.?

If you get hurt and plan to submit a slip and fall claim, you have to act before the statute of limitations runs out. A plaintiff who tries to bring a personal injury case forward after this time limit has expired is likely to get their case thrown out. So if you were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence and you want to sue for the compensation you deserve, you should meet with a Washington D.C. slip & fall lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Slip and Fall Claim?

Accident victims in Washington, D.C. have three years to sue for damages. So you must make your slip and fall claim within that time period. However, you should also know that there is another important deadline if you were hurt on government property. If you plan to sue the government, you must submit a notice of claim within six months. Only then can you move forward with your personal injury suit.

What Are Some Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

There are many potential causes of slip and fall accidents. Our lawyers can represent you if you were hurt by or because of:

  • A wet floor
  • Uneven flooring or walkway
  • Debris blocking a walkway
  • Poorly maintained stairs and banisters
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Exposed cords or wires

What Are Some Common Injuries From Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, including some that can affect your mobility and ability to work for an extended period of time. Many cases result in:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and ligament damage
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Traumatic brain injuries, like concussions
  • Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

More serious injuries are common in older people, who often end up breaking their hips. This can be difficult to recover from and could affect someone’s ability to walk for the rest of their life.

Will My Lawsuit Go to Trial?

Your slip and fall claim might go all the way to trial, but it probably won’t. Your lawyer will do everything that they can to negotiate a fair settlement for you. Personal injury cases like these often settle before they end up in court.

If you do end up in court though, do not worry. A lawyer from our firm can build a case that can succeed in court too. They can prepare you to testify and defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing. We’ll help you fight for fair compensation in any scenario or venue.

Schedule Your Consultation With Our Team

Now that you know that the clock is ticking, you should contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC to set up your consultation. We can evaluate your case and tell you more about your legal options, so take the time to meet with our team today.