The saying is “accidents happen.” They do. But sometimes people are seriously hurt because of a fall that is someone else’s responsibility. When this happens, the result is often a personal injury claim.
Despite safety innovations and a growing awareness of liability among property owners, “slip and fall” injuries are unlikely to disappear anytime soon. There are many misconceptions about these kinds of injuries and their value in Maryland courts. While they can result in lucrative verdicts or settlements, it’s important to know the facts.
Say you’re walking through a parking lot and an uneven sewer grate sends you flying face first to the asphalt. Or you’re shopping for groceries and a puddle of water from a leaking freezer makes you lose balance and shatter your hip. What do you do? Do you have any options to bring a claim against the wrongdoer who caused you to fall? The post is intended to better help you understand the answers to these questions.