What You Need to Know About Mass Transit Accidents in Washington D.C.

People throughout Washington D.C. rely on mass transit to get them from place to place, and fortunately, mass transit is generally both reliable and safe. However, there are times when mass transit accidents occur, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead.

What should I do if I have been injured in a mass transit accident in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured in a mass transit accident, you should take several steps to ensure you bolster your chances of winning the compensation you need in a future personal injury claim. The first thing you should do is notify the operator of the mass transit vehicle that you have been injured and call the police. Next, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. From here, you should take pictures or videos of the accident, any damage caused by the accident, and your injuries. Once the ambulance arrives and transports you to a hospital, ensure you receive all medical documentation regarding your injuries. Finally, retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.

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

Under most circumstances, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, giving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the negligent party that caused their injuries. However, when suing a municipality, individuals have a far smaller window of time to take legal action. You must file a Notice of Claim within 6 months of your accident. If you wait any longer than 6 months, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your right to compensation, every step of the way. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you.


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.