Maryland Premises Liability Lawyer
Holding Property Owners Accountable
Premises liability is a legal term referring to laws that protect visitors and guests on others’ property. Property owners can be held liable for damages victims suffer on their property if they fail to make reasonable efforts to address and fix potential hazards.
Premises liability laws may apply to a wide range of properties, including:
- Bars & Nightclubs
- Sports Stadiums
- Housing Complexes
- Private Properties
If you or someone you love has suffered preventable harm on another’s property, you may have a right to file a premises liability claim against the property owner. Our Maryland personal injury lawyers can help you learn more about your rights during a free case evaluation.
Understanding Premises Liability Law
Filing a premises liability claim will involve proving a few legal elements. You may be able to file a claim after suffering an injury on another’s property if:
- The property owner had a legal duty to keep the property free of potential hazards.
- The property owner neglected to uphold their duty to keep the area safe.
- The property owner’s failures resulted in you suffering preventable harm.
When these elements can be proved, injured victims can potentially recover compensation for their damages, including their medical bills, lost work wages, and pain and suffering.
Types of Property Accidents
Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents involve slips and falls. Hazardous situations, such as wet floors, may cause visitors and guests to slip, trip, and fall. When the slip and fall accidents are caused by property owners failing to fix potential hazards they knew or should have known about, victims may have a right to file premises liability claims.
Other types of accidents for which premises liability claims can be filed include:
- Third Party Assaults
- Negligent or Inadequate Security
- Dog Bites
- Drowning Accidents
- Amusement Park / Sport Stadium Accidents
- Snow and Ice Hazards
Discuss Your Case During a FREE Consultation
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has been fighting on behalf of injured victims throughout the DC Metro area for more than 45 years.
If you or your loved one has been harmed on another’s property and would like more information about your right to file a premises liability claim contact one of our Maryland personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.