What to Know About Snow & Ice Accidents in Washington D.C.

As temperatures drop, simple things like crossing the street or walking down the sidewalk can become incredibly dangerous. Snow & ice accidents are common, and many of these accidents are preventable with proper maintenance. But, when property owners fail to keep their properties safe for pedestrians, serious accidents can occur. Read on to learn more about snow & ice accidents in Washington D.C. and what to do if an accident occurs.

Can a property owner be held responsible for a snow & ice accident?

When it snows in Washington D.C., property owners have a legal obligation to remove the snow or ice within a certain amount of time. If the property owner fails to clear his or her property within this window of time and an injury occurs as a result, he may be held responsible. The amount of time a property owner has to remove snow and ice varies by municipality. If you have been injured, reach out to our firm to determine whether your accident occurred outside of this window.

What is the statute of limitations?

If a property owner failed to clear his or her property of snow & ice and you were injured as a result, you may be wondering about your legal options. In many cases, you will be able to recover compensation for damages caused by the accident. For example, a slip & fall accident can lead to physical, financial, and emotional burdens. But, in order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, you will need to file your claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean losing your opportunity to take legal action. Do not let this happen. Reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been injured in a snow & ice accident in Washington D.C., our firm is here to help. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney.


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.