What You Should Know About Parking Lot Accidents in Washington D.C.

Though many of us do not consider parking lots as traditionally unsafe places, the truth is, they can become extremely dangerous, as they are often a hub for a high concentration of pedestrians and motorists. If you are someone who has recently been involved in a parking lot accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process ahead.

What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

Parking lot accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons, however, in many cases, they are a result of driver or property owner negligence. For example, if you were on your way into a store and a motorist, without looking, backs up into you, you can become seriously injured as a result. Additionally, if you are someone who was injured due to a serious slip and fall because of poor parking lot conditions such as potholes, weather hazards left uncleared, and more, you may sustain serious injuries as well. That being said, if you wish to sue a negligent property owner, you will have to hire an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can prove that he/she knew about the unsafe parking lot conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and suffered significant financial damages as a result.

Some of the valuable types of evidence our firm can work to uncover can include pictures or videos of the accident, medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, witness statements, and more.

How long do I have sue after being injured in a Washington D.C. parking lot accident?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place that governs the amount of time you will have to take legal action against a negligent party. If you wish to sue a negligent driver or property owner, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to do so, in accordance with Washington D.C.’s statute of limitations. If you fail to take legal action within this timeframe, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–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.