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Who Is Liable For Slip And Fall Accidents On Private Property?

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In some of the claims that our experienced slip and fall attorneys handle, it can be quite simple to determine who is liable for maintaining facilities. For instance, in a movie theater, it makes sense that the staff be responsible for cleaning and clearing obstacles that could trip moviegoers walking in dimly-lit theaters. When it comes to private property such as an apartment complex, however, it can be more complicated to put your finger on the liable party.

Who Is Responsible For A Slip And Fall On Private Property?

Slip and fall law can vary from state to state. Maryland is widely known for its strict requirements delineating liability in slip and fall incidents, wherever they occur. For a private property lawsuit to have viable grounds for compensation, the following criteria must be met:

The owner of the private property must have had knowledge of the dangerous condition and been negligent in their duty to correct it. In some cases, the defendant can also be considered liable if, in their capacity as owner of the property, they should have known about the risk and swiftly acted to mitigate it.

This definition may seem straightforward, but a private property falling accident claim can take months or years to resolve. This is where an experienced slip and fall law firm such as the Maryland Injury Guys is able to shine. With knowledge from past victories and the financial resources necessary to fight a case for as long as it takes, victims can finally have their day in court.

Who Is The Slip & Fall Lawsuit Filed Against?

When slip and fall accidents occur on private property such as a house or apartment complex, the victim will generally seek to recoup damages directly from the property owner. However, in many cases, private property owners possess insurance policies which are intended to cover these kinds of unexpected situations. Retail stores, for example, are notorious for paying substantial insurance premiums due to the prevalence of accidents in their stores.

When a claim is made on an insurance policy, and specifically when the compensation amount is large, the insurance provider is likely to conduct a review process. In many cases, they will employ experienced legal representatives who will carefully analyze the claim. If any fault is found, the insurance company may attempt to reduce the payout on the policy or perhaps deny it outright.

Can I be Compensated by a Private Property Injury Lawsuit?

Victims of injuries on private property, whichever the circumstances of the incident, should contact a legal representative as soon as possible.

If it can be distinctly proven that the property owner knew about a dangerous condition and did nothing to mitigate it, then there is a significant potential for compensation. The amount of compensation in an injury claim depends on the specific case, and no two cases are the same.

The damages suffered by victims must be clearly delineated and can be both financial and non-economic. This means that more abstract damages such as emotional pain and physical disfigurement can also be taken into account when calculating the total compensation.

At the end of the day, the legal team that represents the victim is likely to be one of the most influential factors in the success of the case. You deserve to be represented by an experienced legal team who understands what you're going through and how important it is for justice to be made but also for victims to be compensated adequately.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: June 4, 2020
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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