What Should I Do if I’m Hurt in a Parking Lot in Washington D.C.?

There are few things more devastating than being injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Here at Trombly & Singer, we understand the magnitude any such injury can have on a person’s life, which is why we are dedicated to pursuing the full and fair compensation to which accident victims are entitled. If you were hurt in a parking lot, please continue reading and reach out to a knowledgeable Washington D.C. parking lot accident lawyer from our legal team to learn more about whether you may qualify for compensation and how we can guide you through each facet of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What steps should I take if I’ve been hurt in a parking lot?

If you’ve been hurt in a parking lot, or in any scenario, the first thing you should do is call 911. The police will send emergency medical services to the scene, and they will also write up an accident report. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident. For example, if you were injured because of dangerous parking lot conditions, such as dim lighting, weather-related hazards, or a slippery surface, photograph these conditions, as we can later use them as evidence in a personal injury claim. You should also ask witnesses for their contact information and ensure you keep copies of all medical information pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire a dedicated Washington D.C. slip & fall lawyer who can assess your case and determine whether you have a valid claim.

How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation after a parking lot injury?

To qualify for compensation, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. If the property owner either knew or should have known about dangerous property conditions, failed to fix them, and you were hurt as a result, you should have a valid premises liability claim. If you were hurt because a driver backed out of his spot without looking and collided with you, you should also have a valid claim.

How long can I wait to sue someone for a parking lot injury?

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means that, typically, accident victims are granted three years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party for their injuries. The sooner you speak with a competent personal injury attorney, the better off you will be. We are here to listen to your story and fight for you, every step of the way.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.