Laurel Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
We Are Prepared to Go Head-to-Head With Insurance Companies
In the event of a slip and fall accident that causes serious injury, it is common for premises owners, managers and/or insurers of premises owners to claim that the person who fell was careless and therefore partially or fully responsible for his or her own injury. Lawyers for the other side may get even more aggressive and investigate the background of the person who fell, seeking for evidence to show that the fall injury was most likely caused by a pre-existing medical condition.
Before your opponents get too far along in their efforts to blame you for your slip-and-fall accident, it is important to have your own attorney on your side, ready to advocate on your behalf.
Common Injuries Sustained in Slip & Fall Accidents
If you or a family member has been through a slip-and-fall accident, you may have medical bills to pay after suffering an injury such as:
- A head injury
- A broken leg or ankle
- Injured tailbone
- Broken arm
Sometimes, what seems like a minor injury at first can become more debilitating than you first expect. A broken bone often triggers reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a condition that causes excruciating pain. It is very difficult to treat. A prompt investigation into the causes of the slip-and-fall accident can help prepare you to file a lawsuit if that becomes necessary.
Statutes of Limitations in Maryland
Each state has a different statute of limitations, or period of time in which you much file an injury claim. In Maryland, injury claims must be filed within three years of the date of the injury in order to be legally considered. If you miss that deadline, you will lose the right to file an injury claim. In slip and fall cases specifically, it's important to file your claim as quickly as possible so the evidence isn't lost.
We Have the Resources for a Thorough Investigation
When our Laurel slip and fall accident lawyers investigate the causes of an accident, they often find factors that are obviously the responsibility of the premises owner or managers.
These factors include:
- Slippery surfaces
- Debris left around construction sites by subcontractors
- Stairs not built to code
- Failure to clean or repair
- Falling merchandise
As your representation, we are committed to helping you recover the full amount of compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost income, as well as pain and suffering.