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How to Recover Compensation After a Sidewalk Accident in Maryland

How to Recover Compensation After a Sidewalk Accident in Maryland

There is nothing more jarring than being caught off-guard and getting injured as a result. If you have recently been involved in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process and how we can help you going forward:

What are the most frequent causes of sidewalk accidents?

Sidewalk accidents can generally be attributed to negligence, though of course, there are times where they are completely unavoidable. Nevertheless, no matter the cause, they very often end in a severe injury. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include potholes, standing water, uneven surfaces, or weather-related safety hazards that are left unattended past the legally acceptable period of time.

How do I know if I am eligible for compensation?

To recover financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. While many people believe that cities or municipalities are responsible for ensuring sidewalks are hazard-free, oftentimes, private property owners are the ones responsible. That is why you need an experienced attorney who can first determine who is liable for your injuries, and from there, begin collecting and presenting evidence to effectively prove your personal injury claim.

Some of the most useful forms of evidence include police reports of the incident, surveillance footage of the accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, and more.

What does the phrase “statute of limitations” mean?

The phrase statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have to take legal action against another person. Since the statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. However, if you wait past the three-year mark to file, you will most likely be denied your right to financial compensation, no matter how badly you truly need it. Fortunately, our firm is here to fight for the compensation you deserve. All you have to do is ask.

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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