What You Should Do After Being Injured in a Washington D.C. Truck Accident

Now more than ever, we are relying on our truck drivers to get produce and other essentials to our stores or houses on time. Unfortunately, truck drivers are frequently under a lot of pressure, and now is certainly no exception. Truck companies often require truckers to work long hours and constantly meet tight deadlines. This, in many cases, leads truckers to drive while fatigued and speed, often causing serious truck accidents. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about truck accidents and how we can help you through the legal process going forward.

What should I do after an 18-wheeler accident in Washington D.C.?

There are few things more jarring than truck accidents, which is why many people are oftentimes left in a state of shock after being involved in one. However, if you can take certain steps after an accident, you maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. For example, the first thing you should do after an auto accident is call the police. They will document the incident and send an ambulance for you. From here, ensure you take pictures of the accident and ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim in the future. Additionally, once you are treated at a hospital, ask your doctor for any medical records of your injuries detailing their origin and extent.

Finally, ensure you speak with an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present any additional evidence on your behalf. Oftentimes, trucks have a device that records the speed at which they travel at all times. In certain cases, we can subpoena this data to prove that the truck driver was speeding, thus being liable for your accident.

That being said, you should note that the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means the wrongly injured have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party liable for their injuries. Do not wait any longer. We are ready to help you recover the compensation you need–all you have to do is ask.


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.