Though when most people hear the phrase, “accident,” they picture some sort of automobile crash, the truth is, accidents can happen just about anyplace, anywhere, including sidewalks. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk injuries include loose debris, potholes, uneven pavement, weather-related hazards left unattended, insufficient lighting, and more. If you were injured due to any of the aforementioned, you may be entitled to compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about sidewalk accidents, what to do after one, and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I sue after being injured in a sidewalk accident?

If you were injured in a sidewalk accident, you will have to hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe sidewalk conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result. Some of the most useful types of evidence can include pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, surveillance footage of the accident occurring, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more. If need be, our firm can subpoena security camera footage on your behalf.

How long do I have to sue after a sidewalk accident injury?

If you are injured in a sidewalk accident in Maryland, you will have to abide by the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Maryland for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, so you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. However, if you were injured on a sidewalk owned by a municipality, you will have far less time to file a Notice of Claim, which is why you must hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney as soon as possible so we can assess your situation and ensure you meet every deadline needed to file your claim. We are here to help you through every step of the process ahead–all you have to do is ask.


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.