Slip and fall accidents are much more common than you might think. These incidents occur every day due to obstacles, slippery walkways, poor sidewalk construction, and more. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. In order to receive compensation, you will have to make a slip and fall claim. Keep reading for some tips on filing a slip and fall claim in Maryland.
Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
After a slip or fall, your body may not recognize it has been injured until well after the incident. It may take time for your body to respond to the trauma it suffered. However, pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, and you should not ignore it. Be sure you seek medical attention immediately after your accident. While your body is recovering, it is essential to listen to your doctor. Make sure you attend any follow-up appointments, as well. If you fail to do so, the court could argue that your injury was not as severe as you claim it to be.
When filing a slip and fall claim, you will be required to provide evidence of your injuries. Sometimes, medical records are not enough. So, that’s why you need to take photos. Photos of your injuries will provide indisputable evidence of how the incident injured you.
When is the Property Owner Liable?
A property owner is required by law to ensure their property is safe and free of hazards. When a slip and fall occurs, the property owner is responsible only if they knew about the hazardous condition that contributed to the injury and failed to take steps to eliminate it. The property owner can also be held responsible if they were not aware of the dangerous hazard.
Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations is a restriction that puts a time limit on your right to file a lawsuit. In Maryland, the statute of limitations in a slip and fall lawsuit is the same as any other personal injury claim. A plaintiff has three years from when the injury occurred to file a lawsuit.
Contact an Attorney
After being hurt in a slip and fall accident, the best thing you can do is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you weigh your options and determine who may be at fault for your injuries. Reach out to Snyder Law Group today to get started on your case.
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.