Understanding Premises Liability
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If you were involved in an accident on someone else’s property due to the property manager’s negligence or carelessness, you may be eligible to take legal action. Our law firm can help you understand your rights and all aspects of your case during an initial consultation. It is very important that you contact our offices as soon as possible after a slip and fall so that we can begin to gather all the facts and evidence needed to obtain a successful result.
Premises Liability Cases in Maryland
A premises liability case is more commonly referred to as a “slip and fall” and occurs on a property where a negligent condition existed. These types of cases are very diverse and occur at myriad locations, such as shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants and parking lots.
Other common examples of premises liability cases can include:
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Work-related accidents
- Negligent security
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
As opposed to motor vehicle accidents or other types of personal injury cases, there are additional legal “hurdles” that apply to premises liability cases. These obstacles are notoriously complex, and it is advised that you speak with a qualified legal professional who is well-versed in this area of law to ensure your case is handled correctly.
Property Owners Have a Duty to Protect You From Harm
When you are invited onto someone else’s property as a guest, and employee, or a business invitee, you have a reasonable expectation to do so without any threat of harm. Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner that is free of hazards. If a property owner fails to fulfill this obligation, they can be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result of this negligence.
Examples of hazards that should be addressed include:
- Icy walkways and sidewalks
- Snags on carpets
- Poorly-lit parking lots or alleys
- Falling objects
- Ignored debris
- Unrestrained animals
The Importance of Working with a Skilled Legal Professional
Unfortunately, in today’s climate, the insurance companies tend to devalue your personal injury claim and limit the amount of your settlement. That is why it is critical you choose an experienced legal advocate who knows how to maximize the value of your accident case, protect your rights, and fight the insurance companies for what you deserve.
Why are clients choosing our firm?
- Personal, one-on-one attention
- Affordable rates and responsive guidance
- More than 10 years of legal experience
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At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we value the rights and interests of our clients. We strive to make this apparent in all that we do: from our compassionate approach to legal representation all the way to our aggressive pursuit of complete financial compensation, we are always focused on the best interests of our clients.
Contact our Harford County premises liability lawyer today and request an initial consultation.