Slip and fall accidents are very prevalent and can often result in serious injuries. However, sometimes a slip and fall is not just a random accident but often results from someone’s negligence. If you have been hurt after a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to legal representation and compensation. Reach out to us today to start building your case.
Understanding Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injury cases are a type of premises liability law. This means that property owners are legally required to maintain the safety of their premises for tenants or visitors. If your accident was caused due to dangerous conditions, you may be able to sue for damages. In order to determine the liable party in your slip and fall injury claim, it depends on the kind of property where the accident occurred. You can file your claim against the owner of a commercial property or the business occupying the property. Maryland courts require that you prove three components to prevail in a slip and fall lawsuit:
- The property owner knew or should have known of the existence of the dangerous condition,
- The property owner was aware that a visitor would not be able to discover the danger, and
- The property owner failed to make the condition safe or to warn the visitor of its existence
Damages in a Slip and Fall Claim
In order to receive damages from your slip and fall claim, you must be able to prove that you suffered injuries due to the property owner’s negligence. The damages can cover the costs associated with your accident, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity, if you are unable to go back to work
In fact, you may be entitled to compensation for a whole host of other damages, like:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Generally, the amount of compensation you are entitled to recover will depend on your incurred costs and the dollar value of other damages. It is beneficial to reach out to an experienced slip and fall lawyer to have them fully evaluate your losses and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.
We here at Snyder Law Group have decades of experience in personal injury cases. If you have been hurt due to the negligence of others, do not hesitate to contact us.
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.