When Can I File an Injury Claim Against a Negligent Driver in Washington, D.C.?

Recovering Compensation When You've Been Injured By A Negligent Driver

Recovering Compensation When You’ve Been Injured by a Negligent Driver

In Washington, D.C., individuals injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence may be able to file an injury claim against the negligent driver. Generally speaking, individuals have three years from the date of the incident to bring forth their claim under D.C. Code Ann. § 12-301(8); however, there are certain exceptions that may shorten or extend this deadline depending on the facts of your case.

Seeking Legal Advice

It is important to remember that filing an injury claim can be complex and requires legal expertise. If you believe you have a valid personal claim for injuries stemming from a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is highly recommended that you seek advice from a knowledgeable attorney experienced in handling these types of cases. A qualified attorney can assess the details of your case and provide advice on the best course of action.

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Roeser Law Firm are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your potential injury claim, analyze your case and help you determine the most effective legal strategy for obtaining the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your claim.

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Washington, D.C. Car Accident Injury Claim?

When you file a claim against a negligent driver in Washington, D.C., there are several types of damages that may be recoverable. Depending on the facts of your case and the extent of your injuries, these damages can include:

  • Medical expenses such as doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, medication costs, physical therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Lost income due to missed work 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Property damage 
  • Loss of earning capacity if your injury prevents you from working at your previous job or you become permanently disabled
  • Punitive damages may be recoverable if the accident was caused by egregious negligence

Roeser Law Firm: Car Accident Attorneys

The attorneys at Roeser Law Firm have extensive experience helping injured individuals in Washington D.C., and we are dedicated to achieving justice for our clients. Contact us today at (202) 660-4070 for a free consultation to discuss your case and determine if you may be eligible to file a claim to recover compensation against a negligent driver for your injuries. You can also reach us online. We will work diligently on your behalf and provide the legal assistance needed to protect your rights throughout the process.

We understand how devastating car accidents can be, and we are here to help you through this difficult time. Our experienced team of lawyers is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about filing an injury claim in the Washington, D.C. area, and we are committed to advocating for your rights and pursuing the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to get started on your claim.

Zeke Roeser


3000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 660-4070