Liability in Maryland Personal Injury Cases

Liability in Maryland Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury lawsuit is when one person becomes injured as a result of another party’s negligence. This is seen when that party fails to provide the public with the lawful standard of care that is required of them. When this happens, an accident can occur and seriously injure an individual as a result. Injured parties are able to hold negligent parties responsible through a personal injury lawsuit.

Premises Liability

Premises liability cases are seen in a lawsuit when a person becomes injured on another party’s property because of dangerous conditions. This section of law covers situations such as slip and fall accidents, dangerous conditions, defective security, inadequate maintenance, school negligence, and more.

In Maryland, property owners have an obligation to ensure their property is safe so that people do not sustain an injury. To do so, property owners are required to make repairs to their property, warn people about unsafe conditions, ensure the property is safe, and provide necessary security measures. If someone becomes injured as a result of the owner’s failure to do so, they can be held liable for negligence.

An injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit if they wish to hold the negligent party responsible. To have a successful case, they are required to prove the party was responsible for taking care of the property they were injured on and that the injuries were a result of their failure to do so.

Product Liability

In a lawsuit, a product liability case occurs when a person becomes injured due to a defective product. These products are made when a mistake is made or manufacturers stray from the usual protocol during production. Products that are made incorrectly can malfunction and severely injure someone. There are three main categories of defects seen in product liability cases:

  • Design defect: When a designer does not account for a user’s safety when creating the product
  • Manufacturer defect: When a manufacturer strays from the usual production process, causing the product to injure someone
  • Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide a warning label for a product that can hurt someone if it used incorrectly

Statute of Limitations

It is important that an injured party does not wait too long to file a claim for a lawsuit after a personal injury accident. This is because there is a statute of limitations that requires them to meet a deadline to file a claim for a lawsuit. If they fail to do so within the given time limit, the injured may lose their right to a case. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is three years.

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 Albers & Associates today.

Albers & Associates 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 Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.