What to Know About Parking Lot Accidents in Washington D.C.

Most people do not expect to sustain serious injuries while simply going from their vehicle into a store or another building, however, parking lot accidents occur far more frequently than you’d imagine in Washington D.C. If you are someone who has been injured in a parking lot accident, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys today. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

Parking lot accidents occur for many different reasons, though they are so common, in large part, due to the high volume of people and traffic within them. In many cases, car accidents occur in parking lots, though these are generally low-speed collisions. Other times, pedestrians are struck by cars, leading to very serious injuries. In other cases, pedestrians can sustain very serious injuries in slip and fall accidents when the property owner failed to fix certain safety hazards, such as uneven pavement, snow & ice, standing water, and more.

What should I do if I am injured in a parking lot accident?

If you are injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, the first thing you should do is call the police and notify the establishment owner that an accident occurred. From here, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number. You should also take pictures of the unsafe parking lot conditions that caused your accident. Once you are treated in a hospital or by a doctor, you should ensure that you retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney. Our firm is here to help.

How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in a parking lot accident in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured in a parking lot in Washington D.C., you should speak with our firm as soon as possible, for the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, meaning in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm has helped countless individuals through every step of the claims process for years, and we know we have what it takes to do the same for you, too. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.