A slip and fall, or trip and fall injury that warrants the need of a slip and fall law firm Maryland residents can rely on can happen any place, any time of the day or night. You may have been on your way into a doctor’s office, you may have been on your way out of work, you may have been in a grocery store, you may have been visiting a friend, you may have been in a government building- really, this kind of accident can happen anyplace, and it can result in anywhere from mild to very serious injuries. Very often a slip and fall accident is caused in part or whole because of someone else’s negligence. When an injury is the result of someone else’s careless or negligent upkeep of a building and its premises or public walkways and spaces, the negligent party may be held financially responsible for the victim’s injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident that you think could have been prevented had proper precautions been taken and/or maintenance and upkeep been done in the area where the injury occurred, you may have a personal injury claim that warrants seeking compensation for. Personal injury and premise liability laws vary from state to state. This is one of the reasons that it can be helpful to enlist the help of a law firm that has lawyers that are licensed to practice in the jurisdiction the injury occurred.
In Maryland (and many other states) property owners, and in some cases, property managers, are legally accountable for the state of their premises under the theory of premises liability. If you have been injured from a slip and fall in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or the surrounding areas, you may find it helpful to enlist the help of a slip and law firm Maryland slip and fall victims recommend. Cohen & Cohen has been successfully standing up for the rights of injured victims for over 30 years. If you think that your or a loved one’s injury could have been prevented had someone else not been negligent in maintaining the safety of their property, we are available to go over the details of your situation and to give you a free case evaluation. Someone can take your call, any time of the day or night, any day of the year.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Whether you stumbled down the stairs in a private building or your feet flew out from under you on a city sidewalk, slip and fall or trip and fall injuries can lead to anywhere from minor to major injuries. Many of these types of accidents could be prevented if the area was adequately lit, there were no hazards on the ground such as ice, spilled food, potholes and uneven flooring or ground. These are just a few factors that can cause this kind of accident. Some common slip and fall or trip and fall related injuries include but are not limited to:
– External and internal bruises and bleeding
– Broken bones
– Dislocated shoulders and other joints
– Torn and strained ligaments, muscles, and tendons
– Neck injuries
– Back injuries
– Spinal cord injuries
– Knee injuries
– Brain and spinal cord injuries
Whether someone’s injury caused them a trip to the emergency room and extensive hospitalizations and treatments, or a trip to see their regular physician and a prescription for medication or rehabilitation, an injured slip and fall victim may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to their injury. For help from a highly rated slip and fall law firm Maryland is fortunate to have in its midst, contact Cohen & Cohen today.