At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we take slip and fall accidents seriously. If you or your loved one suffered injuries on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions, a lawyer from our firm in Edgewood can guide your personal injury case.
We offer comprehensive legal services and charge nothing unless you receive compensation for your damages. If you have any questions before we begin, our firm also provides a free and confidential case assessment when you call our office.
You Could Recover Damages After a Slip and Fall
While some slip or trip and falls result in nothing more than minor scrapes and bruises, others lead to lasting and even fatal injuries. Older victims are especially at risk for severe injuries, including hip fractures. If your or your loved one’s fall occurred because of a hazard on someone else’s property, Maryland law may allow you to collect compensation for the resulting damages.
Your recoverable damages will vary depending on whether you begin a personal injury or wrongful death case. We outline the basics below.
Recovering Damages for Yourself
When you seek damages after your own slip and fall, the extent of your injuries and your ability to recover are essential factors. As such, the first category of damages we will likely review is your medical expenses. You may receive compensation for:
- Emergency treatment
- A cast and mobility devices, such as crutches or a wheelchair
- Pain medication
- Follow-ups and specialist appointments
These medical damages can extend into the future until you reach maximum possible recovery. Your recovery may also keep you from working, potentially qualifying you to recover lost wages and benefits until you return to work. If you are unable to fully recover and return to your job because you developed a disability, we can seek compensation for this as well.
Your slip and fall can also cause you chronic pain, mental distress, and inconvenience. As such, you may be able to seek non-financial damages, such as pain and suffering.
Recovering Damages for a Loved One
If your loved one passed away after a slip and fall, please accept our condolences and allow us to help you seek compensation to ease any financial burdens that result, including:
- Medical debts from treatment your loved one received after the fall
- The cost of funeral services and cremation or burial
- Lost household income and services
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
Don’t worry if you are unsure of what damages you qualify to recover in your Edgewood slip and fall accident case. Quantifying your damages is just one of many services an attorney from our firm can offer you.
For legal consultation with a slip and fall accident attorney in Edgewood, call (410)777-8960
Our Personal Injury Team Can Take Care of Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
Our firm aims to limit the stress of a slip and fall case, empowering victims to seek the financial recovery they deserve. We will take care of everything at no upfront cost to you and request nothing out of pocket. If we are successful in collecting compensation for you, our fee will come out of your settlement or award.
In order to have a chance at recovering any of the damages listed above, we must:
Outline the At-Fault Party’s Duty to Keep You Safe
The first step in presenting any personal injury or wrongful death case is explaining why the at-fault party was responsible for keeping you safe. In Maryland, state laws require property owners to keep their premises safe for invited guests, customers, and other permitted visitors. If we can prove you had permission to be on the property, we are one step closer to securing compensation for your injuries.
Prove that the At-Fault Party’s Negligence Caused Your Fall
If the property owner or occupier owed you a duty of care, they can be liable for failing to uphold this responsibility. We must prove that they knew or reasonably should have known about the hazard that caused your injury. Examples of common hazards in these cases include:
- Slippery floors from recent waxing, spills, or accumulation of water or snow
- Broken sidewalks or stairs
- Unlit stairwells or alleys that visitors pass through
- Inefficient security
- Unleashed, aggressive animals
If there is evidence of one of these or a similar hazard and the property owner or occupier failed to address it within a reasonable timeframe, we will use it to hold them liable for your damages.
Show the Connection Between Your Damages and the Accident
We must prove that you or your loved one suffered injuries and connect them to the hazardous conditions on the property. This process involves presenting evidence like medical records of the injuries, footage of the slip and fall, and eyewitness testimony to corroborate your claims.
Get Started Before the Deadline to Sue Expires
Building a solid case is crucial to collecting damages, but it means nothing if your right to file a lawsuit expires. There are two deadlines to be aware of in Maryland depending on the type of case you need to file:
- Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101 gives you three years from your slip and fall to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904 gives you three years from your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
While we may be able to settle your case without going to court, losing your right to file a lawsuit can take away your leverage in an insurance claim. When we take your case, tracking your filing deadline will be one of our main priorities.
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Past Clients Praise Our Services
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, our clients come first, which is why we uphold a no-win, no-fee agreement and recommend doctors that we would take our own family members to for treatment. We’ll even provide a phone number that you can text 24/7 for support. Don’t just take it from us – explore some of the reviews that give us an overall rating of 5.0 on Google:
“Mr. Smallow is the best of the best! His team is dedicated to providing top notch service. They truly care about their clients and will absolutely obtain the best settlement in your case.” – Loren Rapkin
“Consider yourself fortunate if you happen to work with Adam Smallow. His firm and level of professionalism is unmatched in this industry. He is diligent and efficient in a way I have not seen before in an attorney.” – David Jacobs
Your Free Consultation with a Member of Our Team Awaits
If you’re looking for more than just a personal injury lawyer for your slip and fall accident case, contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow. When you hire us, you’ll get a team of legal professionals ready to offer the support and guidance you need as you await your settlement or court award.
Our office is located right in Edgewood for your convenience, though we are always available to our clients by phone, email, and text. Call us for your complimentary case evaluation today so you can start your recovery: (410) 777-8960 .