Sidewalk accidents can be caused by potholes, uneven pavement, insufficient lighting, loose debris, weather-related hazards, and more. If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident, you may be able to recover compensation with the help of a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney. To learn the steps you should take following a sidewalk accident and how to set yourself up for a successful claim, continue reading and reach out to our personal injury firm today.
How can I take legal action after being injured in a sidewalk accident?
You may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages if you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own. The first step you should take is to retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. Your attorney will work to gather and present all the evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions on the sidewalk that led to your accident. Your attorney will also work to prove that the property owned failed to take action to fix these unsafe conditions, which directly caused you to incur significant financial damages. The evidence that your attorney will work to collect includes the following:
- Pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions
- Surveillance footage of the accident occurring
- Police reports
- Medical documents
- Witness statements
How long do I have to sue after being injured in a sidewalk accident?
If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident, it is important that you abide by Maryland’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your claim.
However, it is important to note that if you were injured on a sidewalk owned by a municipality, you will have less time to file a Notice of Claim. This is why it is necessary to hire a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney as soon after your accident as you can. Our firm will assess your situation and ensure that every deadline is met. To learn more about our services and how we can help, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.
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.