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Filing A Premises Liability Claim In Maryland


Serious personal injuries in Maryland can happen due to the negligence of property owners. These can impact your health long afterward, resulting in outrageous medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. In many cases, the property owner can be held accountable for your losses. Our Maryland personal injury attorney explains premises liability and your rights in filing a claim.

Premises Liability In Maryland Can Result In Serious Personal Injuries

The state Department of Health warns that falls pose serious personal injury risks in Maryland, particularly among older residents. They can happen when shopping, dining out, or running errands at local businesses and when visiting people in their homes. Property owner negligence is often to blame.

Negligence means taking actions that put others at risk or failing to take the proper precautions to prevent personal injuries in Maryland. Wet floors, damaged carpeting or tile, uneven sidewalks, and lack of lighting or handrails on stairs can all make slip-and-fall accidents more likely to happen. Other ways personal injuries occur due to property owner negligence include:

  • Fires, electrical shorts, and hot services;
  • Getting struck by objects due to failure to secure fixtures or improperly stocked shelves;
  • Being exposed or injured due to hazardous substances or debris in construction areas
  • Dog bites due to the owner’s failure to contain or control their pet.

Injuries that often happen due to the above or other property accidents include severe cuts and bruising, broken bones, torn muscles or tendons, and potentially severe back, neck, and head injuries. When they occur due to property owner negligence, you have the right to hold those at fault accountable in a premises liability claim.

Your Rights In Filing A Maryland Premises Liability Claim

Residential and commercial property owners in Maryland have a legal duty to maintain the premises and to prevent y hazardous conditions from posing risks to others. When they fail in this duty, they can be held liable for damages you suffer as a result.

In filing a premises liability claim in Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation through the property owner’s insurer, or you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit in court. Compensation available in this type of claim includes:

  • Coverage of all current and future medical costs resulting from your injuries;
  • Payment for current lost wages and any future lost earnings or benefits;
  • Additional amounts for your pain and suffering and to compensate you for any lost enjoyment in life your injuries cause.

Request A Consultation With Our Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys

When negligence on the part of property owners leaves you suffering serious personal injuries in Maryland, contact Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP.  Request a consultation today.




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