Though Maryland generally does not deal with long, harsh winters in the same way as the New England region of the United States, Maryland is also no stranger to snow. As the winter season approaches, homeowners are expected to take all the necessary precautions in order to ensure their property is safe for all. If you are someone who was injured in a snow or ice accident in Maryland, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you on your way to recovery. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of snow or ice accidents?
Snow and ice accidents can be caused by several different factors, though they most commonly happen when a home or property owner is negligent. Some of the most frequent causes of snow or ice accidents are walkways left uncleared or unsalted, icy handrails, and hanging icicles left unattended and snapping off at the wrong time.
How are people usually injured in snow or ice accidents?
There are several different ways in which a person can be injured as a result of a snow or ice accident. Some of the most common types of snow or ice-related injuries are concussions, back trauma, gashes, broken bones, and head trauma, to name a few.
How can I recover financial compensation after a snow or ice accident?
To recover financial compensation after a snow or ice accident, you will have to hire an experienced attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To prove a personal injury claim, an attorney may use security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, witness statements confirming your claim, police reports documenting the incident, medical documents, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years. Rather simply, this means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent property owner. However, if you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to help you on your way to recovery.
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.