People all over the state of Maryland use staircases every day either at their job, their friends’ houses, school, retail stores, and more. Unfortunately, when staircases are insufficiently maintained, people can sustain serious injuries as a result. Some of the most common causes of staircase accidents can include poor lighting, broken or missing railing, unevenly spaced steps, and more. If you are someone who has been injured in a staircase accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process going forward.
Do I qualify for compensation?
If you are looking to sue a negligent property owner or landlord, you will have to prove that he either knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard, failed to take action to fix it, and that you were seriously injured as a result. Unfortunately, insurance companies will very often try and deny you the compensation you need, no matter how bad you need it. That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will tirelessly work to uncover various types of evidence, such as photos or videos of the accident, witness statements, and more.
You should also be very careful about what you post on social media after filing your claim. Insurance companies will oftentimes monitor your accounts to ensure you do not post anything that even remotely disproves your claim. If you do, there is a chance they will use it against you, even if they have to take it out of context. Do not let this happen. If possible, avoid social media altogether until your claim is resolved.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, individuals will have three years from the date of their accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, however, there is a very good chance that you will be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process so we can fight for the compensation you deserve.
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.