What Makes a Premises Liability Claim Valid in Washington D.C.?

If you were injured on another’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your burdens via a premises liability claim. To learn more, reach out to our firm to speak with one of our experienced Washington D.C. slip & fall attorneys.

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

A viable premises liability claim requires an individual to verify that the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions, failed to take measures to repair them and that they were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. It is important to recognize that proving the liable party can be difficult. Because of this, you should not wait to reach out to our firm today to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate through each step of this process.

What steps should I take if I was hurt on another’s property?

If you were hurt on another’s property, you may be qualified to receive legal compensation for the injuries you have sustained. To be able to recover these damages, you will need to supply as much evidence of the accident as you can. Try to take the following steps after your accident if you are able:

  1. Contact the police and notify the property owner of the accident. The police will dispatch an ambulance to the scene and file a report.
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information so they can confirm your claim at a later date.
  3. Take photos and videos of the dangerous property conditions that caused your accident.
  4. Seek medical attention, even if you do not immediately feel hurt, as certain injuries take a couple of days to set in.
  5. Obtain all medical documentation and bills related to your injury.
  6. Retain the services of one of our experienced attorneys today to obtain competent legal representation when you need it most.

Can I recover damages after a premises liability accident?

There are two primary types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages that an individual can recover after a premises liability accident. Economic damages deal with monetary damages incurred as a result of an accident, like the cost of surgeries, overnight stays at hospitals, lost wages, in-home care, rehabilitation, and more. On the other hand, non-economic damages deal with very real, yet immaterial damages incurred as a result of an accident, like the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.


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.