What You Should Know About Thanksgiving Day Car Accidents in Washington D.C.

Thanksgiving Weekend, due to the sheer volume of traffic and large amounts of people who will make the mistake of driving while intoxicated, is one of the most dangerous weekends of the year to be on the road. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about Thanksgiving Day car accidents, what to do after being involved in one, and how our firm can help you recover the compensation you need after being hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of car accidents on Thanksgiving?

Car accidents happen for many reasons, though they are almost always due to negligence. As you know, on Thanksgiving, many people drive after having one or more drinks, which is why driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the leading causes of Thanksgiving Weekend accidents. However, there are many other potential causes of accidents, including driving while texting, speeding, driving while fatigued, and more. If you are injured because of a driver who was doing any of those things, you are most likely entitled to financial compensation.

What should I do after being injured in a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, you should first call the police. From here, you should ask the other driver for his or her insurance information. You should then speak with any witnesses and ask them for their name, phone number, email, or any other means by which you may contact them to corroborate your claim at a later date. You should then take pictures of the scene of the accident and seek medical treatment when the ambulance arrives. After being treated in a hospital, you should ensure that you obtain all documentation regarding your injuries and retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney. Our firm is here to help.

What is the statute of limitations for car accident claims in Washington D.C.?

When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they will have to file their personal injury claim within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, under most circumstances, three years, which means that, generally, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years to sue, you will most likely lose your right to do so. Our firm is here to help you 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.