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Ellicott City Slip & Fall Lawyer

A slip and fall can happen anywhere, from your home to a sidewalk to stairs to a store, restaurant, or office. Slips and falls are often seen as funny situations by some onlookers, but the truth is that they are often very serious. Hundreds of people are killed due to slip and fall accidents every year. Thousands more are injured.

Property owners in Maryland owe a duty to people they invite onto their property, whether as a homeowner or place of business. This duty includes making a reasonable inspection of the property and promptly correcting any dangers that are discovered. When a danger has been allowed to exist for an unreasonable period of time, the property owner can be held liable for any injuries.

Slip and fall cases can be complicated to win for one main reason. You have to be able to prove that the hazardous condition existed for an unreasonable period of time. This is not easy. Fortunately, the Ellicott City slip & fall lawyer from the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC are up to the task. Contact us today to get started with your case.

Causes of Slips and Falls

Slips and falls can happen in the following ways:

  • Wet or slippery surfaces. Surfaces that are wet due to spills, leaks, rain, or freshly cleaned floors can become slippery, increasing the risk of slips and falls.
  • Objects left in walkways, such as cables, debris, or merchandise, can pose tripping hazards and increase the risk of falls.
  • Uneven surfaces. Cracked sidewalks, uneven flooring, loose carpeting, or damaged steps can create tripping hazards, leading to falls.
  • Lack of warning. Insufficient signage to indicate wet floors, uneven surfaces, or other potential hazards can contribute to accidents.
  • Poor lighting. Inadequate lighting in walkways, stairwells, or other areas can make it difficult for people to see obstacles or changes in elevation, increasing the risk of falls.
  • Improper footwear. Wearing footwear that lacks proper traction or support can increase the likelihood of slipping or losing balance.
  • Being distracted by electronic devices, conversations, or other stimuli can cause individuals to lose focus on their surroundings and increase the risk of accidents.
  • Improper footing. Rushing or running on slippery surfaces, wearing inappropriate footwear for the environment, or taking uneven steps can lead to loss of balance and falls.
  • Weather conditions. Ice, snow, rain, or other adverse weather conditions can make outdoor surfaces slippery and increase the risk of slips and falls.
  • Physical factors. Older people are more prone to falls due to age-related declines in balance, strength, vision, and reflexes.

Contact the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC Today

Slips and falls are often not taken seriously, but they are dangerous situations that can result in broken bones, back and neck injuries, head trauma, paralysis, and even death.

If someone else’s negligence caused you to experience a slip and fall, be sure to seek legal help from the Ellicott City slip & fall lawyer at The Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC. Our attorneys understand how to investigate and reconstruct an accident and use all evidence at our disposal. Call (410) 766-7630 to schedule a free consultation.

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