What is the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident case in D.C.?


In the District of Columbia, you have three years from the date of your injuries (the day of the motorcycle crash) to either file a lawsuit for injuries sustained or to settle your case. If you fail to do either within the required time period, you will never recover a penny for your injuries. The three year time limit is called a “statute of limitations.”

If you’re thinking about waiting until two years and eleven months after your crash to try to get a lawyer involved, you’re probably making a mistake. It is important to hire a personal injury attorney early in your case so that they can conduct an investigation into the accident, locate potential witnesses, and collect all of your medical bills and records in time to file your claim.

It is the policy in our office not to accept cases that are brought to us only a couple of months before the statute of limitations expires.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a dog bite in Washington, D.C.?


The statute of limitations on a D.C. dog bite case is 3 years from the date of the injury. If you were bitten by a dog in Washington, D.C., it is important to get an attorney involved long before the statute of limitations runs out so that the attorney can do a proper investigation into your case. This investigation includes determining the identity of the dog owner, establishing negligence, determining whether there is liability insurance coverage in place and collecting your medical bills and records in order to determine the extent of your injuries. The next step after the initial investigation is to have a discussion with the client about an appropriate settlement value for a dog bite case and to submit a demand package to the insurance company.

Our firm has a policy that, with limited exception, we will not accept D.C. dog bite cases where there are fewer than three months remaining on the statute of limitations.


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No matter what you are going through, we are here to help. Timing is critical, so contact us as soon as possible to tell us what happened.


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10513 Judicial Drive, Suite 204
Fairfax, VA 22030
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