What Should I do After a Parking Lot Accident in Washington D.C.?

Many of us are in an out of parking lots every single day. Unfortunately, when they are improperly designed or maintained, people can be seriously injured as a result. If you have been injured in a Washington D.C. parking lot accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. parking lot accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What most frequently causes parking lot accidents?

Parking lot accidents are caused by several different factors, though negligence is among the most common. Some of the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents can include potholes, standing water, failure to remove weather-related hazards in a timely fashion, inadequate security, insufficient parking lot lighting, and more.

What should I do after sustaining an injury in a parking lot?

If you are injured in a parking lot accident, this first thing you should do is call the police. They will send an ambulance and write up a report regarding how the accident occurred, which you may use to prove your personal injury claim. While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, if physically capable, you should ask all witnesses for their contact information so they may corroborate your story. Once the ambulance takes you for treatment, you will also receive medical documentation detailing the severity and origin of your injuries, which you may also use to prove your claim.

Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, it is crucial you seek the legal assistance of an experienced attorney who is capable of proving that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence via obtaining various types of evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident.

How long will I have to sue a parking lot owner in Washington D.C.?

In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. Simply put, this means individuals have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. Though three years may sound like a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you bring your legal matter to our attention, the better. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights. If you wait any longer than the legally-acceptable period of time, you will, generally, be barred from suing.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

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.