If you have been recently injured on another party’s property due to poor lighting, continue reading to discover if you have a valid premises liability claim. Contact our personal injury firm today to discuss the next steps you should take to file a successful claim.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

Accidents that are caused by poor lighting can result in severe injuries such as the following:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

The following are the most common locations for a poor lighting accident to occur:

  • Bars
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Public transportation
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

You may be wondering if you have a valid premises liability claim after sustaining injuries due to a poor lighting accident. If your accident was caused by negligence on another person’s property, the owner or manager of the property may be responsible for compensating your losses. You will first have to prove the following factors with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney to have a valid claim:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. 
  2. The property owner breached their duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property that they were aware of or should have been aware of. 
  3. This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  4. The accident resulted in your injuries which led to financial and emotional losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your claim. The sooner you file your claim, the better. This is because failure to file your claim within this time period may result in your being permanently barred from suing. To get started today, give our experienced personal injury firm a call to learn how we can assist you. We will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.


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.