When individuals decide to go for a stroll on a residential sidewalk, they often do not think of it as a dangerous task. It may be a daily routine for exercise or simply a leisurely activity with the family. However, accidents can happen anywhere. Due to a variety of reasons, sidewalks can lead to slip and fall accidents. These accidents are not foreseen. People usually do not expect to be harmed, but they can become seriously injured. There is a way to seek liability for your accident and search for compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a sidewalk slip and fall accident, contact our professional attorneys for legal counsel. We can evaluate your situation to give you the best outcome.
What can cause a sidewalk slip and fall accident?
Sidewalk accidents can happen due to a variety of factors. This can include loose debris, hazardous materials and surface problems. Weather conditions can also influence the safety of the sidewalk. When weather conditions are involved in the accident, it can become more complicated. Weather conditions need to be addressed within the allotted time after a storm. If you took the risk and used the sidewalk before this period of time, then you may not be able to seek negligence on behalf of another party.
Who is responsible for my slip and fall accident?
Most sidewalks are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. This can include a private citizen, a commercial property owner or a municipality. 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. 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 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.