Glen Burnie Slip & Fall Lawyer
Maryland property owners are required to keep their spaces free from hazards that can cause injuries, but there are some who don’t live up to this standard. When they allow dangerous conditions to persist, accidents can occur. Not all incidents involve a slip and fall, since there’s a wide range of incidents that can lead to injuries for guests, visitors, and others who are lawfully present on property. These accidents classified as premises liability claims in the practice of law, and you may be entitled to compensation if you were hurt.
At the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC, our lawyers are well-versed in the legal concepts involved with premises liability cases. We’ll be at your side during the insurance claims process, and we’re prepared to take your case to court as necessary to get the monetary damages you deserve. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation today, and we’ll explain how a Glen Burnie slip & fall lawyer can assist with your claim. Some important information may also be useful.
Legal Duty of Maryland Property Owners
The obligation to keep the premises safe from dangerous conditions applies to all property owners and operators, as well as other individuals and entities that may be in control over the space. There are two key ways they may fail in this duty:
- The owner is negligent in maintaining the property and protecting against reasonably foreseeable hazards, either through certain acts or omissions. Examples include:
- Failing to mop up spills;
- Neglecting to clear aisles and walkways from equipment and debris;
- Allowing loose wiring to hang;
- Not fixing broken stairs, railings, and balconies; or,
- Failing to post signage regarding dangerous conditions.
- The property owner violates state, local, and municipal building codes, a situation described as negligence per se. It’s against the law to comply with regulations regarding the safety of interior and exterior spaces, but there’s also a private right of action.
Overview of the Premises Liability Process
In the presence of either of these two factors, you may have the right to seek compensation if you’re hurt because of dangers on property. The first step in the process is filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company, during which you’ll attempt to negotiate settlement. If the insurer is unwilling to agree, you may need to initiate litigation within three years according to Maryland’s statute of limitations.
Our Glen Burnie attorneys will handle the legal process from start to finish to recover the highest compensation allowed by law. You may qualify for:
- Medical bills;
- Lost income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish; and,
- Many other types of monetary damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Glen Burnie Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident or other incident due to hazards on property, please contact the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC to speak to a member of our team. We can set up a free consultation to learn more about your circumstances and advise you on your legal options.