What do You Need to Know in a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall accidents can be dangerous and can lead to injuries ranging from minor knee scrapes and cuts to severe back and head injuries. These injuries can result in expensive medical treatment, therapy, and lost wages in the event that you have to miss work while you recuperate. If you have fallen on someone else’s property and sustained injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. It is always a good idea to seek legal advice if you find yourself in this situation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney so that you can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.
What to Know in Slip and Fall Cases
In Maryland, a slip and fall case is a personal injury claim that arises from a person slipping or failing, usually on the property of another, and often, that property owner was negligent in his or her upkeep of the property. In Maryland, property owners are held accountable for the state of their property and any injuries that occur as a result of their negligence regarding their property. However, it is equally important to know that Maryland follows the doctrine of contributory negligence in which if you contributed to your harm or injuries, such as failing to pay attention to where you were going, wearing inappropriate footwear, or being on a part of the property where you were not allowed, then your personal injury slip and fall claim may be dismissed without compensation. Also, for a slip and fall case to be successful, you must be able to prove the elements of negligence – duty, breach, causation, and damages, and bring the claim within three years of the injury occurring. Because personal injury claims can be complicated, it is invaluable to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney to help you with your case.
Need Legal Advice?
When you fall on someone else’s property due to their negligent up-keeping of the property, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Whether your injuries are considered minor or major, these falls almost always result in injury, some being consistently problematic while others may aggravate a current injury. Regardless of your situation, you deserve to have someone on your team who will fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. At Hassan, Hassan & Tuchman, PA we will advocate on your behalf, help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case, and assist you in the personal injury claims process. Contact our office today if you have been injured in a slip and fall case for a consultation regarding the facts of your situation.