When someone else is to blame for your slip and fall in Baltimore, Maryland law permits you to hold them financially responsible for the damages you and your family suffered. With the help of a Baltimore personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, you could recover compensation for all the ways this incident impacted your life.
At our firm, the client’s needs come first. This philosophy is what drives us to offer free consultations, no-win, no-fee legal representation, and 24/7 text communication to everyone we serve. If you don’t yet have a doctor treating you, we can also help you find the kind of providers that we would recommend to our own family members.
Slip and Fall Injuries May Qualify You to Collect Damages
While the exact expenses and losses vary from case to case, we tend to see the following types of recoverable damages after a slip and fall:
- Emergency medical treatment, hospital stays, and doctor’s visits
- X-rays and surgeries necessary to repair broken bones
- Pain medications and assistive devices, such as crutches
- Lost income from time you had to take off work
- Pain and suffering
If your injuries led to a permanent disability, you could also collect compensation for reduced future earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life. When the worst occurs and you lose a loved one due to their slip and fall injuries, you could recover a different array of damages.
Ultimately, our goal is to examine how the incident impacted your life and seek compensation accordingly.
For legal consultation with a slip and fall accident attorney in Baltimore, call (410)777-8960
Why You Should Work with a Slip and Fall Attorney from Our Firm
The process of building and proving a slip and fall case is often time-consuming. You may not have the additional time and energy to spend while recovering from your injuries or dealing with the aftermath of losing your loved one.
While your mind is elsewhere, an attorney from our team can give your Baltimore slip and fall accident case the attention it needs to support your right to damages. Our 5.0 average in Google reviews reflects our dedication to client satisfaction. Read what some of our past clients have said below:
- “I’ve been working with Adam and I must say, he is very responsive and attentive! He and his entire staff are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him and his team!” – Bill F.
- “Adam has a full grasp of his areas of the law and the experience needed to properly deal with insurance companies. He does an amazing job for his clients and is the attorney I will always refer injury cases to in Maryland.” – Chris G.
Our firm can handle every aspect of your case with care and consideration. As your legal team, we will help you determine the following:
What Evidence is Available to Support Your Case
One of our main legal services is investigating and building personal injury cases. When you come to us for help, we’ll use the information you give us to begin looking into your slip and fall. The following types of evidence could help support your case:
- Security camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
- Photographs of your injuries and the hazard that caused your fall
- Your medical records
The more supportive evidence we have, the better off your case will be, especially due to Maryland’s stance on contributory negligence. It’s among the only four states that bar victims from recovering compensation if they are ruled even partially at fault.
Don’t let that keep you from seeking compensation, though – our team knows what it takes to minimize a client’s fault and prove another party’s liability. Even if you think you might have some fault for your fall, we’ll let you know what the evidence says when we review your case.
Who is Liable for Your Damages?
Our team will consider the facts of the case to identify who you can hold responsible for your slip and fall damages. Depending on who is in charge of maintaining the premises, the owner, occupier, or manager of a property could be liable.
These entities generally owe a duty of care to customers and other invited visitors, which means they must remove or repair any hazards before they cause harm. Our team’s goal is to prove that the negligent party should have known about the hazard or knew but failed to address it in a reasonable amount of time.
Once we know who to file your case against, a Baltimore premises liability lawyer from our law firm will communicate with them and their representatives, so you don’t have to.
How Much You Qualify to Recover in Damages
We’ll also use the evidence in your case and certain formulas to quantify your damages. The economic and non-economic damages we outlined above require different calculations. For example, we can arrive at the value of your economic damages by gathering up your related bills and receipts and adding up the totals.
Valuing non-economic damages requires us to consider the lasting physical and emotional impact of the slip and fall on your life. Once we estimate the overall value of your case, we can enter negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company or make your case in court.
When it May Be Necessary to File a Lawsuit
Often, we are able to negotiate a settlement that addresses our client’s damages and avoid going through a trial. However, there are times when suing the at-fault party becomes necessary to secure compensation. These circumstances can include when:
- The at-fault party contests your claim against them and refuses to assume liability
- Negotiations break down and there is no sign of a possible settlement
- The state’s filing deadline is getting too close
Our team will keep you in the loop and let you know if any of these scenarios develop so you can weigh in on the next steps in your case.
Baltimore Slip and Fall Accident Attorney (410)777-8960
Waiting to Seek Compensation Can Jeopardize Your Case
From the moment you suffered injuries in a slip and fall, the time you have to file a lawsuit has been ticking down. In Maryland, Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101 only provides a three-year window to begin a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904 sets the same time limit for wrongful death cases, though the window begins from the date of your loved one’s passing, rather than the date of the fall.
This deadline means you only have three years to seek treatment, collect evidence, build a case, negotiate with the insurance company, and file the paperwork to sue. The sooner you get our team involved, the more time we’ll be able to dedicate to each of these tasks. It will also allow us to seek out evidence that may disappear or become less reliable over time, such as witness memory.
Our Team Is Ready to Begin Your Free Case Evaluation
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, there is no better time to explore your legal options. Don’t delay your physical or financial recovery – find out what compensation you could seek from the at-fault property owner or occupier now.
Our intake team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow is standing by to take your call. Dial (410) 777-8960 to start your free case review and discuss what our team can do for you.