When most of us hear the term “accident” we think of ones that occur on the road. However, the truth is, serious accidents can occur anywhere, and often happen when you least expect them in slip and fall accidents. If you are someone who recently sustained injuries in a serious fall, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
What are some of the most common areas for slip and fall accidents?
The unfortunate reality is that slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. However, some of the most common places slip and fall accidents occur include parking lots, hotels, sidewalks, supermarkets, airports, and community pools.
How do I file a lawsuit for a slip and fall injury?
To file a slip and fall--or premises liability–lawsuit, you will first have to hire an attorney who can prove that you were injured because a property owner either knew, or should have reasonably known about a safety hazard present, failed to address the issue within a legally-acceptable period of time, and that you were seriously injured as a result.
Though this may sound straightforward, it seldom is, as negligent property owners will frequently hire aggressive representation to disprove your claim and deny you your compensation. That’s where we come in. We will work exhaustively to recover surveillance footage of your accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, pictures of the unsafe conditions, medical documents, police reports, and more.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Maryland?
In Maryland, the wrongly injured must abide by the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party. If you do not file within three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf. All you have to do is give us a call and tell us what happened.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.
Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.