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Important information about slip-and fall-accident claims

People slip and fall every day in Maryland, and usually these incidents don't end in a serious injury. However, there are some slip-and-fall events that lead to catastrophic injuries -- even death.

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Because of the risks of serious and life-altering injuries, Maryland property owners need to do their part to prevent such accidents. Not only do they have a moral obligation to do this, but they have a legal obligation.

Proving a slip-and-fall accident claim

Just because property owners have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises for their guests does not mean that they will be financially liable in all cases. One of several conditions must be met in order for a plaintiff to prevail in a slip-and-fall accident matter:

  • The property owner or the owner's employees and managers should have been aware that a dangerous condition was present. In other words, any reasonably careful individual would have noted the dangers and corrected them.
  • The property owner's employees and managers knew that the dangerous condition was there, but they failed to fix it.
  • The property owner or the owner's employees and managers actually caused the dangerous condition to be there and they failed to correct it.

Proving that you suffered injuries and financial damages

The other important piece of any slip-and-fall accident claim is the need for the plaintiff to have incurred damages. These damages usually take the form of costs related to medical care. However, they could also relate to lost income incurred as a result of the injured person not being able to perform his or her job duties while recovering from the injuries.

If you or you loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of dangerous conditions found on another party's property, sufficient facts and evidence might exist to support a personal injury claim. The more you learn about your legal rights and options under personal injury law, the better chances you'll have of navigating your legal issue successfully.

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