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What can cause a sidewalk slip and fall accident?

What can cause a sidewalk slip and fall accident?

During the winter time, there can be accumulation of snow on surfaces. This can cause these surfaces to become slippery and dangerous for people to travel on. In these situations, municipalities and owners of the property have a certain time limit where they need to clear the snow from the premises. Otherwise, individuals are traveling at their own risk if they go on the property before the time limit is up. For these situations, they may not be able to seek liability on behalf of the property owner if they were injured in a slip and fall.

Other slip and fall accidents can include a loose debris on sidewalks, uneven pavement and more. Any hazard can cause an accident to occur. These accidents can lead to serious injuries for some individuals. This can create trouble for them when they are seriously harmed and need to recover from injuries.

Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident?

Most sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner that is adjacent to that piece of sidewalk. This can be a private citizen, a commercial property owner or a municipality that can own the site. The victim of the accident will have to prove negligence on the part of the property owner. This means that the victim will have to prove that the owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous condition of the sidewalk and failed to address it.

For these cases, it is important to seek medical attention to get the attention you need to address your injuries. Also, this will document your injuries, proving the effects of the slip and fall accident. If there were witnesses to your accident, they can help build a case and validate your incident. Preserving evidence in any way for these situations is very important in creating a case for your incident. In order to do so, you can seek the help of our attorneys. We can gather evidence for you and advise you in the best way possible.

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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