When someone is injured as a result of negligence, whether on the road or on another person’s property, they often seek compensation to help them heal. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident or otherwise on another person’s property, you will most likely file a premises liability claim. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims and how we may help you win one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What constitutes valid premises liability claims?
To have a valid premises liability claim, you will have to hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and prove several things. First, your attorney must demonstrate that you were lawfully on the property and that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe property conditions. From there, you must prove that the property owner failed to fix or clear away the unsafe conditions timely, causing you to sustain serious injuries and incur significant damages as a result.
What should I do if I am injured on someone else’s property?
Once you are injured, if possible, you should do everything in your power to document the incident, as every piece of evidence can bring you closer to winning your personal injury claim. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence include pictures of the unsafe property conditions, medical documents, police reports, witness testimony, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, and more.
What can I recover compensation for in a premises liability claim?
There are two types of damages that we generally sue for: economic damages and non-economic. Economic damages deal with the monetary loss you sustained as a result of the accident, such as the cost of surgeries, overnights at hospitals, rehabilitation, in-home care, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, cover damages that are incalculable monetarily, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and more. That being said, to recover compensation for these damages, you will have to file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which 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.
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.