How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case in Washington D.C.?

Every jurisdiction has different rules and regulations. One of the most important rules to abide by is to make sure your case is filed on time. When cases do not get filed on time, the Courts do not allow you to file your claim later. This failure can cause you to lose out on recovery and leave you holding the bag for expenses for medical care and other costs associated with injuries suffered in accidents. This absolute rule applies to many types and causes of injuries such as car accidents, motorcycle wrecks, slips and falls, dog bites and a host of other personal injuries. Call a qualified attorney when you’ve been hurt so you are certain not to miss the opportunity to file a claim for compensation.

In Washington D.C. the time frame within which you have to file your case for personal injury is 3 years. To ensure proper handling of your case, take care to do the following:

  • Gather all the evidence relating to the accident, including any information about your injuries as well as any property damage.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney for analysis of your case and claims.
  • Obtain copies of the medical records and charts associated with the treatment of your injuries.

Skilled personal injury attorneys make sure you don’t miss the deadline to file your case. Expedient resolution of your claim is key because the sooner you are compensated for your damages, the sooner you can get back to your life. Whether ultimate resolution of your matter comes through persuasive negotiation or requires trial, a timely filed case is the first step necessary to reaching resolution.

If you have been involved in an accident in Washington D.C., call an experienced personal injury attorney at Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP so you don’t miss the deadline to file your case. Seek full and fair compensation for your injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to review the facts of your case.

By Michael A. DeSantis | Published September 27, 2014