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Types of Liability in Maryland Personal Injury Cases

Types of Liability in Maryland Personal Injury Cases

When one person becomes injured due to another party’s wrongdoing, it is called a personal injury accident. When one party fails to provide another with the lawful standard of care, an accident can happen and another person can become injured as a result. When this happens, the negligent party can be held liable for the injuries they caused. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit.

Premises Liability

In a lawsuit, premises liability takes place when a person becomes injured on another party’s property because of hazardous conditions. Premises liability law covers situations such as slip and fall accidents, dangerous conditions, defective security, inadequate maintenance, school negligence, and more.

In Maryland, property owners are legally required to keep their property safe so that when people cannot sustain an injury. To ensure this, property owners have an obligation to make repairs to their property, warn people about unsafe conditions, ensure the property is safe, and provide necessary security measures. If they fail to do so and someone becomes injured as a result, the property owner can be held liable for negligence.

The injured party is required to file a personal injury lawsuit if they wish to hold the negligent party responsible. During this time, they must prove the party was obligated to take care of the property they were injured on and that the injuries were a result of their inability to do so.

Product Liability

A product liability case is seen when a person becomes injured due to a defective product. These products can happen if a mistake is made or manufacturers stray from the usual production process. When products are made incorrectly, they can malfunction and severely injure a person. There are three main categories of defects seen in product liability cases:

  • Design defect: When a designer does not account for a user’s safety when creating the product
  • Manufacturer defect: When a manufacturer strays from the usual production process, causing the product to injure someone
  • Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide a warning label for a product that can hurt someone if it used incorrectly

Statute of Limitations

When personal injury accidents occur, it is important that an injured party does not wait too long to file a personal injury claim if they wish to do so. This is because there is a statute of limitations, requiring them to meet a certain deadline to file a claim for a lawsuit. If they fail to do so within this time limit, the party may lose their right to a case. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Maryland is three years.

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If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact the Law Offices of Timian & Fawcett, LLC. today.

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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