Who Will I Sue as an Injured Passenger in Washington D.C.?

When someone is injured in a car accident as a passenger, they are often left feeling as though they are in a predicament, for they do not want to sue the driver of their vehicle, but this does not change the fact that they were critically injured and will require financial compensation to heal. Fortunately, there is most likely a positive solution to this dilemma. Please continue reading and contact our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about injured passenger accidents and how our firm can assist you if you are the victim in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Will I have to sue the driver if I am injured as a passenger in an accident?

If you are injured in an accident as a passenger, you are most likely reluctant to sue the driver, as the driver was most likely your friend or relative. However, fortunately, our firm is happy to say that if you were injured in an auto accident due to your driver’s negligence, our firm will not sue your driver directly; instead, we will simply sue your driver’s insurance company. Additionally, if you were injured as a passenger in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver altogether, we will simply sue that driver’s insurance company.

What should I do after a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, it is critical that you document the facts of the incident. Call the police to the scene of the accident. While you await their arrival and the arrival of an ambulance, ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, ask both drivers for their insurance information, ensure you receive immediate medical treatment, and retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney as soon as you can.

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

The statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years. This means that you will only have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party liable for your injuries. Do not wait to see if your injuries heal on their own, for if you wait past the three-year limit, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue.


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.