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The Process of Bringing a Premises Liability Claim in Maryland | What to Know

A premises liability claim is filed when someone is injured on another person’s property due to no fault of their own and may qualify for financial compensation. This can include slip and falls, workplace injuries, dog bites, and more. Property owners’ negligence can cause life-altering injuries they should be held responsible for. Continue reading and reach out to our Prince George’s County slip and fall attorneys to learn more about what constitutes a valid premises liability claim and how we can help if you’ve been hurt.

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

In order to have a valid claim, one must prove the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and injuries were sustained as a result. Sometimes determining the liable party can be complicated, which is why you must retain the services of our knowledgeable Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys a knowledgeable personal injury attorney for assistance.

What should I do if I am hurt on someone else’s property?

If you are injured on someone else’s property, it is critical to document as much of the incident as possible. It is essential to take the following steps:

  • Call the police and notify the property owner of the accident.
  • Ask any witnesses for their contact information so they can verify your claim at a later date.
  • Take pictures of the dangerous conditions at the scene that caused the accident to occur.
  • Make sure you receive medical attention. Some injuries take a few days to set in.
  • Hold on to all medical documentation and bills associated with your injury.
  • Speak with an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.

What damages are recoverable in a premises liability claim?

There are two primary types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with monetary damages incurred as a result of an accident. For example, the cost of surgeries, overnight stays at hospitals, lost wages, in-home care, and rehabilitation. On the flip side, non-economic damages deal with very real, yet intangible damages incurred as a result of an accident. These include: the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.

How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in Maryland?

In most cases, you will have to file your premises liability claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with Maryland’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than three years may result in you losing your right to hold the liable party accountable. Give us a call today so we can get started.

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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