What Should I do if I Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Washington D.C.?

Though wintertime is not ideal for motorcyclists, we still see them out and about in Washington D.C., especially with the relatively mild winter we’ve been having. Unfortunately, wintertime is also perhaps the most dangerous season for motorcyclists, and if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you most likely now require financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you:

What causes motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by several different factors, though unfortunately, the most common is negligence, and it very often leads to injuries even more serious than those sustained in many other auto accidents. Some of the most common types of driver negligence include texting while driving/distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and failing to observe all other rules and regulations of the road.

What should I do after being involved in a motorcycle accident?

The first thing you should do after an accident is contact the police. They will also send an ambulance. While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, you should ask any witnesses to the accident for their information, such as their name, phone number, email, etc. so that they may verify your claim, if need be. From here, once the ambulance arrives, it will transport you to a hospital where a doctor will treat your injuries and document their extent. Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, if you are looking to file a lawsuit against the party who caused your injuries, you must retain the legal assistance of an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. Fortunately, you have just found that firm–we are ready to help.

How long do I have to sue another person after being injured in an accident?

In Washington D.C., there is a statute of limitations in place for individuals to file a lawsuit after being wrongly injured. That statute of limitations is three years. Rather simply, this means that if you were injured, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm can help fight for the compensation you deserve and need–all you have to do is ask, and we will begin the claims process immediately.

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.