Washington DC & Maryland Slip and Fall Law Firm

Slips and falls happen every day. People accidentally fall while walking on city sidewalks, in building or hotel lobbies, in offices, work spaces and on Metro platforms.  Sometimes we slip and fall because we are not paying attention to our surroundings.  Everyone’s heard the adage that accidents happen when you least expect them. One minute you are engaged in conversation with a friend walking along a sidewalk and the next thing you know, a bicyclist comes roaring past you causing you to lose your balance and slip. 

On other occasions, you may not notice a loose brick paver in your path which causes you to slip or a puddle of spilled water that has not been mopped up for quite some time.

Sometimes, a slip and fall accident is no one’s fault.  But sometimes, the owner of the property where you fell was on notice about the defect and did nothing. When the owner of property has a duty to keep you safe, neglects that duty and causes your injury, then you may have a case.  

If you suffered a slip and fall injury 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.

Slip and fall 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.

I can’t afford a lawyer. Can you help me?

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.


If you suffered serious injuries, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer. 

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.