One of the most common causes of property-related injuries is inadequate security. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about inadequate security and how we can help you if you have been injured because of it. Here are some of the questions you may have about inadequate security and what the claims process ahead may look like:

What is inadequate security?

There are various ways in which people can become injured due to inadequate security, though some of the most common examples that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Failing to have security cameras installed.
  • Failing to properly train security guards.
  • Having insufficient lighting in walkways, stairways, and other areas.
  • Not having working surveillance cameras, or not having cameras at all.

What should I do after being injured?

If you are injured due to negligent security, there is a very good chance that there is no surveillance footage of your accident to back up your claim, which is why you must take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police and notify the store/property owner of your accident.
  2. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
  3. Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident before the property owner has a chance to clear them away.
  4. Seek medical attention immediately.
  5. Retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.

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

If you are looking to sue a property owner for an injury sustained due to inadequate security, you will have to file your premises liability lawsuit in accordance with Maryland’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which means that you will, under most circumstances, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Do not wait longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.