Do I Have a Valid Claim After Being Injured Due to Poor Lighting?

If you have been injured in an accident on another person’s property that you believe was caused by poor lighting and negligence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. To discover the steps you should take that will increase your chances of filing a successful claim, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

The most common injuries that are sustained due to poor lighting accidents are as follows:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

The most common locations for an accident to occur due to poor lighting are as follows:

  • Bars
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Public transportation
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

In order to file a valid premises liability claim, you must prove that negligence on another person’s property was the cause of your accident and injuries. If this can be proven, the owner or manager of the property may be responsible for compensating your losses. To do so, you will have to prove the following factors:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. 
  2. The property owner knew of or should have known of the hazards on their property.
  3. The property owner breached their duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property that they were aware of or should have been aware of. 
  4. This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  5. The accident resulted in your injuries which led to financial and emotional losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for a premises liability claim is generally three years in Maryland. This means that from the date of your accident, you will have three years to take legal action against the negligent property owner who caused your accident. The sooner you file your claim, the better. Failure to file your claim within this time period may result in you being permanently barred from suing. To begin this process today, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury firm to schedule your initial consultation. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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