Although it is sad but true, people get hurt on other individuals' property all of the time. While accidents do happen, there are situations in which injuries may have been caused by property owners' negligence. In such instances, in accordance with the laws of Maryland, victims may pursue premises liability claims against those believed responsible for any damages they have sustained.
Property owners and guests have a certain level of responsibility toward one another. Owners are charged with keeping their properties in good condition and free from hazards, and guests are responsible for not acting recklessly while on others' property. The responsibilities seem pretty simple, yet injuries still take place.
There are a number of accident causes that could qualify victims for premises liability claims. Those that are most commonly seen are slip-and-fall incidents. These can happen just about anywhere -- at grocery stores, hotels, retails stores, homes and other public places. In order for a premises liability claim to be successful, certain elements must exist. To learn more about this type of legal claim, please visit our firm's premises liability claims website.
Knowing when to take legal action after suffering an injury is not always easy to determine. Help is available to investigate your situation and assist you in determining if a civil action is in your best interest. While seeking relief for damages sustained from injuries suffered on another person's property is not necessarily an easy task, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in filing and litigating your premises liability claim in a Maryland civil court.