What to Know About Filing a Premises Liability Claim in Maryland

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party on their property, you are likely looking to recover compensation. To do so, you must file a premises liability claim. To learn more about premises liability claims and how our firm can assist you with filing a valid claim, continue reading and contact our experienced Howard County personal injury attorney. Here are some questions you may have:

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

In order to file a valid premises liability claim, you should first retain the services of a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and work to prove several factors. Your attorney must demonstrate that you were lawfully on the property and that the property owner knew of or should have reasonably known of the unsafe property conditions. Your attorney will also work to prove that the property owner failed to fix or clear away the unsafe conditions in a timely fashion. Finally, your attorney will work to prove that these negligent acts directly caused your accident and injuries.

What should I do if I have been injured on another party’s property?

After being injured in an accident, it is important that you do everything in your power to document the incident including the following valuable forms of evidence to support your claim:

  • Pictures of the unsafe property conditions
  • Medical documents
  • Police reports
  • Witness testimony
  • Surveillance footage of the accident as it happened

What compensation can I recover in a premises liability claim?

You can recover two types of damages in a premises liability claim: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the monetary loss you sustained as a result of your injuries including the cost of in-home care, surgeries, rehabilitation, overnights in hospitals, and more. Noneconomic damages deal with intangible damages including pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life

To recover compensation for these damages, you must file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you must take legal action within three years from the date of your accident to avoid being barred from suing. To get started today, do not hesitate to give our experienced personal injury firm a call today. Our legal team is prepared to work towards the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.

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If you or a family member have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.

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