Maryland Slip and Fall Lawyer
Though it may not seem as if a slip or a fall could cause serious injury, any person who has been the victim of such an accident can testify to the severity of injuries sustained, some of which are not immediately apparent and surface over time. A Maryland slip and fall lawyer can help put you back on the road to rehabilitation by protecting your rights and fighting for compensatory damages.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists falls as the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a serious brain injury that leads to 52,000 deaths each year. It might be said that slip and fall accidents are inevitable, with millions of people going up and down stairs, sidewalks, and across linoleum floors every day--ice slicks here, oil spills there, spilled water to your left, loose bricks to your right.
But most slip and fall accidents could have been prevented. With careful and regular property maintenance such as repairing damaged walkways or clearing hazards such as ice or spilled liquids, hazards and the slip and fall accidents they cause can be avoided. When a property owner or the person responsible for maintenance fails to do their due diligence in keeping their customers and visitors safe from harm, they can be held liable for the injuries that occur as a result of their negligence.
Bringing a suit against those responsible for your injury and seeking compensation for damages incurred as a result of their oversight and neglect can be a complicated process. But a qualified attorney can make things easier. The Maryland slip and fall lawyers at Price Benowitz LLP have the experience required to defend your rights and protect your interests.
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A stumble down stairs, or a feet-out-from-under-me moment on a city sidewalk might be funny on the Saturday morning cartoons. But in real life, these sorts of accidents can lead to significant physical injuries. Unobserved risks due to poor lighting or hazards on the ground such as ice or snow and unsafe premises caused by un-level flooring are all factors that can contribute to this type of accident. Of course, the injuries suffered as a result of slip and fall accidents range in severity. Some of the more common incidents of slip and fall trauma include (but are not limited to) broken bones, bruises, and brain, head and spinal cord injuries.
Other injuries might include:
• Neck injuries
• Back injuries
• Shoulder injuries (dislocation, for example)
• Knee injuries (torn ACL, MCL)
• Muscle and ligament injuries (strains, pulls, etc.)
Property owners are legally accountable for the state of their premises under the theory of "premise liability" (learn more about premise liability here). When a property owner or home owner is conscious of a hazard on their land or in their building but fails to address the dangerous situation, they can be held legally responsible if someone is injured as a result of that sloppy and unsafe condition. Finding a qualified Maryland slip and fall attorney can be a positive first step in gaining the financial compensation you deserve--a boost to get your physical, emotional, and financial health back on track.
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Experienced Maryland slip and fall lawyers understand that pursuing an injury claim can be difficult, as property owners may not always be held accountable for the injuries of others. For example, if a property owner had a wet floor sign displayed to indicate a slippery floor the property owner may be held harmless for his otherwise negligent actions or failures. Your attorney can carefully evaluate your case, determining who is at fault for your injuries and what rights you have under the law.
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To establish liability, our attorneys may be able to prove one of the following:
• the tenant, homeowner or business owner must have known of the hazardous or dangerous state, but chose not to remedy or warn of the danger
• the property owner or the maintenance company should have been aware of the danger through normal maintenance of the land or premises
If you believe your injury was the result of someone else's negligence, contact one of the attorneys with our firm that has experience handling complex claims. A skilled attorney can advise you on your claim and can help you determine the best course of action.
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When you enter a trial, or even just the investigation leading up to a trial, you want to be as prepared as possible. It is arguably the most important part of an investigation. When your attorney needs to deal with the insurance company to try and get you the best possible outcome in your case, they need to be confident that they have all the facts, all the details, and more generally a comprehensive understanding of the parameters of the case. To get this, a lawyer must work hand in hand as a team with his or her client. Therefore, when you arrive for your free consultation, it is important that you bring with you every possible piece of information that you think could even be remotely related to the situation at hand. It is always better to bring something that turns out to be irrelevant than to forget to bring something that could end up being important in your case.
When someone endures a slip and fall injury on another person's property, the owner of the property may be legally responsible. Our legal team will try to prove if the property owner's negligence led to your injury. If you suffer from a slip and fall injury at someone else's home or business, which may be a result of the negligence of another person, a personal injury attorney with our firm can pursue compensation for medical bills, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
If you are in need of representation for a slip and fall case in - Columbia, Ellicott City or anywhere else in Howard County, please contact us as soon as possible to secure qualified representation from an attorney who will constantly be looking out for your best interest.
If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Takoma Park, Barnesville, Brookeville, Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase View, Chevy Chase Village, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, Kensington, Laytonsville, Poolesville, Somerset or Washington Grove - please contact us for more information or to schedule a free initial consultation.
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If you need personal injury representation for a slip and fall case in any of - Bowie, College Park, District Heights, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Laurel, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Seat Pleasant, Berwyn Heights, Bladensburg, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Eagle Harbor, Edmonton, Fairmount Heights, Forest Heights, Landover Hills, Morningside, North Brentwood, Riverdale Park, University Park or Upper Marlboro - contact us today for a free consultation.
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Our attorneys work throughout the state and can handle these types of cases. So if you are need of representation in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Towson, Catonsville, Ellicott City, Annapolis, Queen Anne's or anywhere else, please contact us for more information about the services we are able to provide on your behalf.