Premises Liability Attorney Services: Maryland
If you have been injured on someone else’s property in Maryland, there is a good chance that you might need a good team of Maryland premises liability attorneys to help you wade through the complicated process of trying to get compensation for your injury. The dedicated lawyers at Cohen & Cohen have helped people in situations that may be similar to the one that you are finding yourself in.
While many people who have filed premise liability lawsuits have gotten the compensation that they were entitled to, premise liability claims can be hard to prove for a variety of reasons.
Contact a law office with Maryland premises liability attorneys who know how to fight the often, tricky system of trying to get compensation for this type of case.
Proving Premises Liability
Proving a premise liability case can be hard because it has to be proven that a property owner was negligent in their ownership and maintenance of a property. In this respect, if someone is negligent, they have paid no or too little attention to something. Some examples of these situations include but are not limited to:
- Inadequately lit walkways and stairs
- Not having safety rails on stairways and/or defective stairs
- Uneven surfaces
- Slippery surfaces (wet or oily floors, etc.)
- Unsecured rugs or carpets
- Unsecured thresholds
- Extension cords
- Accumulation of ice or snow
- Loose or broken floors, sidewalks, steps, or stairs
- Inadequate building security
- Swimming pool accidents
The situations on the above list may seem like they would not be hard to prove but they can be.
An experienced team of Maryland premises liability attorneys knows the importance of collecting evidence as soon as possible and, discreetly when necessary. When someone is in charge of a property that someone else was injured on, there is a good chance that they will get rid of the evidence of their neglect (by fixing it) before you are well enough to get proper documentation for it.
Even though it may seem obvious to you that a property owner or manager was negligent, just because you were injured on property under someone else’s care does not mean that the property owner was negligent. Even if a property was in an unsafe condition, it does not prove that the property owner was negligent. It has to be proved beyond a doubt that someone was negligent or should have reasonably known that the premises were in an unsafe condition, and that they still did not take proper steps and precautions to make it a safe space.
The above and many reasons not mentioned here are reasons why it may be in your best interest to talk to law firm that has Maryland premise liability attorneys who are well versed in this area of the law.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
The following are examples of personal injury cases that can be classified as premises liability cases. This is not an exhaustive list nor is it in any way meant as legal advice. It is important to get legal advice from a lawyer who is licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
- Combustible fumes or chemicals
- Snow and ice accidents
- Inadequate maintenance of the premises
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Inadequate building security (that leads to injury or assault)
- Dog bites
- Water leaks or flooding
- Toxic mold as a result of water leaks or flooding
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
If you have been injured while you were on someone else’s property in Maryland, there is a good chance that you might need experienced Maryland premise liability attorneys like the ones that you will find at Cohen & Cohen