Is a Property Owner to Blame for My Slip and Fall Injury?

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When a property owner does not ensure that their premises are free from any hazards, this is when they can be blamed for your slip and fall injury. Read on to discover why else slip and fall accidents commonly occur and how one of the seasoned Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can work to determine your eligibility for a premises liability claim.

Where do slip and fall accidents commonly occur in the state of Maryland?

Slip and fall accidents can occur just about anywhere. But more specifically, the following are locations in which these accidents are commonly reported in the state of Maryland:

  • Hotels.
  • Elevators.
  • Parking lots.
  • Sidewalks.
  • Supermarkets.
  • Premises with snow and ice.

Is a property owner at fault for my slip and fall injury?

Put simply, if a property owner was practicing negligence at the time of your accident, then they are at fault for your slip and fall injury. Below are examples of such negligence they may have exhibited:

  • They did not remove spills or liquids from their premises.
  • They did not fix uneven pavement or potholes on their premises.
  • They did not follow safety practices on their premises.

However, there are some circumstances in which a property owner is not at fault for an accident that occurred on their premises. This can be seen in the following scenarios:

  • You did not have a valid reason for being on their premises when your accident occurred.
  • You were participating in reckless activity when your accident occurred.
  • You did not attempt to avoid a noticeable hazard when your accident occurred.

What evidence of a property owner’s negligence do I need for my premises liability claim?

Nonetheless, if you are able to reasonably conclude that a property owner is to blame for your slip and fall injury, then you have a strong premises liability claim on your hands. For your case, you must satisfy the burden of proof. Meaning, you must collect a copy of your police report, photos and videos of your injuries and damages, medical bills, doctor’s notes, and any other relevant evidence that points to the following:

  • The owner of the premises should have reasonably known that there was a hazard present.
  • The owner of the premises indeed knew about the hazard present, yet did not take action to fix it.
  • The owner of the premises created the hazard by themselves.

Nonetheless, you should not have to go through this alone. Whenever you are ready, pick up the phone and call a competent Howard County personal injury attorney.

Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm

If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.

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