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Department Store Accidents in Maryland | Here’s What to Know

Department accidents are serious. If you were injured in one, you will need to retain the services of one of our skilled Prince George’s County slip & fall attorneys. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

How do department store accidents occur in Maryland?

There are a number of ways that department accidents can occur in Maryland, however, the most common causes are the result of department store employees or management negligence. Some examples of this negligence that our firm has seen include the following:

  • Poorly lit parking lot
  • Merchandise falling from shelves
  • Spills left unattended
  • Broken glass
  • Defective elevators or escalators
  • Poorly placed floor mats

What should I do following a department store accident?

If you have been injured after a department store accident, it is important to know the correct steps to follow directly after your injury. Each of the following steps should be taken to protect yourself and your future. These steps will also set you up for a successful personal injury claim if you chose to take legal action:

  • Inform the store owner aware of the accident so that they can file an incident report.
  • Call 911. The police should arrive on the scene to file a police report. Also, make sure you request medical personal if you are in need of medical attention.
  • Pursue treatment for your injuries immediately. After you have been treated, ask the doctor for any medical documents relevant to your treatment.
  • Take photos and videos of the conditions that caused your accident. Take pictures of your injuries.
  • Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  • Contact our experienced Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys. They will be able to gather any relevant evidence necessary for your case including security footage of the accident.

What is the statute of limitations for department store accidents in Maryland?

If you were injured in a department store and would like to pursue legal action about your department store accident, it is critical to understand the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland. The statute of limitations for department store accidents is typically three years. This indicates that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you wait longer than the allocated time, you may be banned from suing. To evade this, you should start the filing process as soon as you are able with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Give our firm a call today to get started.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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