What to do After a Motorcycle Accident in Washington D.C.

As the weather begins to warm up everywhere once again, motorcyclists are now taking their bikes out more and more. Unfortunately, though motorcycles are stylish, fun to ride, and great on gas, they can also become quite dangerous. If you are someone who has recently been involved in a motorcycle accident, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should take several steps to maximize your chances of winning your future personal injury claim. They are as follows:

  1. Call the police. Motorcycle accidents are often very serious, so you must ensure you have an ambulance arrive at the scene as soon as possible.
  2. Ask the other driver for his/her insurance information, keeping conversation to a minimum.
  3. Take pictures of the scene of the accident and any damage to your vehicles/property.
  4. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date.
  5. Ensure you receive any medical documentation relating to your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present evidence on your behalf. In many cases, we can subpoena security camera footage of the accident as it happened, which is, in many ways, the best way to prove a claim.

How long do I have to sue another driver after causing my injuries in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured in an accident, you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal naturally without having to take legal action against the party who caused them. However, we must advise against this, as if you wait past the statute of limitations, you will most likely be barred from suing. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, leaving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue for their injuries. If you have recently been injured in an accident, simply speak with us. We are ready to begin the claims process as soon as possible.


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.