As you know, retail stores across the state of Maryland are reopening to the public. We all missed shopping for our various wants and needs, and so it is only natural that we want to go back. Unfortunately, there are times where retail store ownership and staff behave negligently by not taking various safety precautions to ensure their grounds are safe. When this happens, accidents can occur. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about retail store accidents, what to do after one, and how our firm can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured in a retail store?

If you are injured in a retail store, you should take certain steps to document the incident, thereby increasing your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Notify the store manager of your injury. They should write up an accident report.
  2. Call the police to the scene of the accident. They will also send an ambulance.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your slip and fall for their contact information, such as their name and phone number.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, such as your injuries and of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
  5. Once you are transported to a hospital and treated, ensure you ask your doctor for all medical documents/bills concerning your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to prove your claim, including, in many cases, surveillance footage that captured your accident as it happened.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Maryland?

If you are injured on someone else’s property in Maryland, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Maryland is, under most circumstances, three years, giving you three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Waiting to sue is understandable, however, if you wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.