Snow and Ice Accident Attorneys in Columbia, Maryland
During the winter months in Maryland, it seems like snow and ice events are becoming more frequent and more severe. Property owners throughout the state, whether they are residential, commercial, or municipal, are required to make sure that they clear the snow and ice from their property after each weather event. If a property owner fails to ensure the safety of their property after a winter weather event, someone can become seriously injured. If you have been seriously injured because of a property owner’s failure to clear snow or ice, you should think about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation that can help offset some of the burdens you faced as a result of the accident. For over 30 years, the team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates has proudly represented injured clients in Howard County and throughout Maryland. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Premises Liability in Maryland
As previously mentioned, all property owners throughout the state of Maryland are required to maintain a safe property. If a property owner fails to clear snow or ice within the grace period that their municipality allows after a winter storm, they can be held liable if injuries occur. However, if someone is injured before the grace period has ended, they may not take action against the property owner.
Municipal Property Injuries
If you had a slip and fall accident on municipal property in Maryland and wish to take legal action, your case may be more complex than it would be if you were taking action against a private property owner. Anyone who desires to bring legal action against a municipality must do so within one year of the accident. This is much shorter than the statute of limitations on cases against private property owners, which is three years. Additionally, you must file a Notice of Claim that informs the municipality of your intent to take action. If you were injured in a snow or ice accident on municipal property, it is especially important to have strong legal representation by your side throughout your case. Contact our firm.
In a successful personal injury case, you may be entitled to recover compensation, known as damages, for your injuries. This compensation can help offset some of the financial burdens that you have faced, like medical bills and lost wages. You can also be compensated for non-financial matters, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. You must first prove that the property owner was negligent in accordance with the requirement to fulfill the burden of proof. This can be done by taking pictures or videos of the dangerous conditions, obtaining witness testimony, and filing a police report.
Contact a Maryland Accident Attorney
For strong legal representation after an accident case, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates. Our firm has over 30 years of experience guiding clients through the claims process, whether the accident took place on municipal or private property. Our team will thoroughly investigate your legal matter, compassionately guide you through your options, and zealously fight for your future. Our consultations are always free and we don’t win unless you do. To discuss your incident with an effective Columbia personal injury law firm, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.