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What to Know About Filing a Premises Liability Claim in Maryland

If you have been injured as a result of negligence on another party’s property, you are likely looking to recover compensation. To do so, you must file a premises liability claim. To learn more about this process and how our experienced Prince George’s county slip & fall attorneys can assist you, continue reading and reach out to our firm. Here are some questions you may have:

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

If you are seeking to file a valid premises liability claim, one of the first steps you should take is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who will assess your situation and work to prove several factors. Your attorney must first demonstrate that you were lawfully on the property and that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe property conditions. Your attorney must next prove that the property owner failed to fix or clear away the unsafe conditions in a timely manner. Finally, your attorney will work to prove that this caused you to sustain serious injuries and incur significant damages as a result.

What should I do if I have been injured on another party’s property?

It is important that you do everything in your power to document the incident after you have been injured in an accident. Every piece of evidence can bring you closer to winning your personal injury claim. The following are some of the most valuable forms of evidence:

  • Pictures of the unsafe property conditions
  • Medical documents
  • Police reports
  • Witness testimony
  • Surveillance footage of the accident as it happened

What compensation can I recover in a premises liability claim?

The two types of damages that you will generally take legal action for in a premises liability claim are economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the monetary loss you sustained including the cost of surgeries, rehabilitation, in-home care, overnights at hospitals, and more. To recover compensation for these damages, you must file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations which is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you must not wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit against the liable party. To get started today, do not hesitate to give our experienced Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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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