One of the most jarring types of accidents have to do with snow and ice. If you recently had a slip and fall accident, or any other snow or ice-related accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
What are some of the most frequent causes of snow or ice accidents?
There are several different causes of snow or ice accidents, though the most frequent are as follows:
- Walkways left uncleared past the legally acceptable window of time
- Hanging icicles snapping off
- Icy handrails
- Unsalted walkways or steps
What are the most commonly sustained injuries in snow or ice accidents?
Snow and ice accidents often happen suddenly, catching individuals off-guard, allowing them very little time to catch or defend themselves from a harsh fall. Some of the most common injuries sustained in snow or ice accidents are as follows:
- Broken bones
- Back trauma
- Gashes requiring stitches
- Facial disfiguration
How do I win a personal injury claim in Maryland?
To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. In this case, you will file what is known as a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. Unfortunately, insurance companies and property owners will generally not go down without a fight, so if you have been injured, you must retain the services of an experienced legal team who has been helping the wrongfully injured for years.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take legal action against a negligent party. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be denied your right to pursue legal action.
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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.