What You Need to Know About Rehabilitation Facility Accidents in Washington D.C.

After receiving treatment in the hospital, many individuals are transported to rehabilitation centers to fully recover. These places are the last step before going back to living life as normal. However, when rehab facility staff is negligent or the rehab grounds are unsafe, serious injuries can occur. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do rehab facility injuries happen?

There are various circumstances that can result in physical and mental harm to individuals staying in rehabilitation facilities. Some of the most common scenarios our firm sees are as follows:

  • Slips and falls due to unsafe conditions of the premises. These can include spills left unattended, including potholes in the parking lot, and more.
  • Sexual, physical, or mental abuse. Unfortunately, this is more common in these facilities than you’d like to think. This behavior is reprehensible, and if you or a loved one have been subjected to it, you should be entitled to compensation.
  • Inadequately trained staff that either did not give you the proper attention or were not equipped to handle your rehabilitation.
  • Unsanitary environments causing infections. Asbestos in the air, mold, and more can all cause serious medical conditions.

How do I sue a rehab for an injury?

If you are looking to sue a rehab facility, you will have to first prove that the rehab in question owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result, thus making them liable.  As long as you can prove this, there is a very good chance that you will win financial compensation. However, you should always retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.

You should also note that Washington D.C. has a statute of limitations in place regarding personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve today.


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.