Washington DC & Maryland Sidewalk Accident Law Firm

Walking on sidewalks can sometimes be hazardous to your health if you’re not careful.  More often than not, your being careful has little to do with it. It is someone else that is not being careful and puts you in extreme peril.  Silent Scooters come out of nowhere and make a pedestrian sometimes have to lunge out of way. The bicyclist comes flying by and if you don’t move quickly you may be going for a ride.  If you do manage to scoot out of the way, you may knock someone else over.

Of course, not all sidewalk accidents are caused by our friends on bikes, scooters and skateboards. On many occasions, sidewalk accidents happen because there is a defect in the sidewalk. There may be a loose brick paver, a protruding remnant of a steel column, a gap or large space or a foreign substance which causes you to fall.  

If you suffered a sidewalk accident and you believe it is someone else’s fault, call us for a free evaluation.

We will closely examine all the evidence and let you know whether you can pursue a personal injury case. If you can, you will have an aggressive litigator on your side and direct communication with your attorney.

We have the experience of going up against large insurance companies and government agencies in order to help put your life back together following an accident. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If there was negligence, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

There is a time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim.  Wrongful death matters are treated differently in the District of Columbia where the time limit is two years. In Maryland, there is a three-year limitation on wrongful death cases.

Sidewalk accident cases are complicated. Determining who owns or is in control of the property where you fell is paramount so that we may pursue a cause of action against the responsible party. If you wait too long, you may be unable to pursue a case. 

When you reach out to us, your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to determine whether you should pursue a case against whom.

Contact us for a free initial consultation.


We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case. In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered.  If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.


If you suffered serious injuries on District of Columbia government property, such as a public sidewalk, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer. You only have 6 months to file a claim with the District of Columbia Government before filing a lawsuit in court. Please contact us for more information.


Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.