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Understanding Maryland Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Contact us today for a free consultation if you were injured in a slip and fall accident.

Have you ever slipped and fallen on a public sidewalk or street? If so, did you know that you may be entitled to compensation under the law?

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. They are very serious injuries that can be caused by a variety of different things, including dangerous conditions on the property of others. One of the most common ways that people are hurt is by falling in a public place such as a store or restaurant.

Our slip and fall lawyers at Maryland Injury Guys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our Maryland slip and fall clients.

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Slip and Fall Injuries in Maryland

Slipping and falling is one of the most common causes of injuries in Maryland. Slip and fall accidents happen every day, causing thousands of injuries each year. In fact, 3 million older people are treated each year for fall injuries according to the CDC. 

In Maryland, slip and fall accidents occur mostly in public places such as shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, schools, and offices. Work-related slip and fall accidents injure about 213,000 workers each year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you slip and fall in any of these locations, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

What are the Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slips and falls occur when an individual trips or loses their balance and lands on another object such as a floor, wall, stairway, or sidewalk. 

Here are the most common slip and fall injuries in Maryland:

  • Sprained Ankle
  • Broken Bone
  • Concussion
  • Cuts/Bruises
  • Wrist Injury
  • Back Injury
  • Hip Injury

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen every day, especially in Maryland. They can cause serious injuries and even death. If you slip and fall, here are the most common causes of these types of accidents:

  • Slippery Floors
  • Poor Lighting
  • Wet Surfaces
  • Improperly Maintained Sidewalks
  • Unsafe Conditions
  • Misuse of Products

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury?

Slips and falls happen every day. They may seem harmless, but they can cause serious injuries. If you slip and fall, you may suffer broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains, strains, bruises, cuts, and internal bleeding.

In addition to physical pain, slips and falls can result in emotional trauma such as embarrassment, fear, anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, and guilt.

After a slip and fall injury, you may wonder whether you have legal recourse against the property owner. This depends on several factors, including the severity of your injury, the amount of damage caused, and the liability insurance coverage of the property owner.

Take the following steps after a slip and fall accident:

  1. Seek Medical Care Immediately
  2. Document All Damages
  3. File a Claim With Insurance Company
  4. Contact An Attorney

Types of Recoverable Damages

In order to recover damages, you must prove that the property owner was negligent. Negligence means that the property owner failed to exercise reasonable care to protect against foreseeable risks of harm posed by dangerous conditions on his premises.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their properties in safe condition. This includes removing hazards such as loose objects, broken glass, and slippery surfaces.

If you believe that you were injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. However, you first need to consult with a personal injury attorney.

The Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations in Maryland

In Maryland, the statute of limitations for slip and fall cases is two years. This means that if you were injured within two years after the incident occurred, you may still be eligible for damages.

However, if you wait longer than two years to file a claim, you may no longer be able to recover any damages. It is best to consult with an experienced Maryland slip and fall lawyer to determine if you are still entitled to compensation for your injury.

Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in Maryland

When you are injured in a Maryland slip and fall accident, you need an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer who knows Maryland premises liability law and will fight to get you the maximum compensation possible under the facts and circumstances of your case.

Whether you are hurt in a building, store, parking lot, sidewalk, restaurant, or another place, our lawyers at Maryland Injury Guys will thoroughly investigate, prepare and litigate your case, so you can focus on getting better.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: October 26, 2022
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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