While generally, people think of sidewalks as a safe place for pedestrians to travel, the truth is, there are several occasions where this is simply not the case. If you are someone who has been involved in a sidewalk accident, there is a very good chance that you are now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Please do not hesitate to read on and reach out to our compassionate firm to learn more about sidewalk accidents and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process going forward:
What most frequently causes sidewalk accidents?
Sidewalk accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons, however, they can most commonly be traced back to property owner negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of sidewalk accidents can include standing water, loose debris, uneven or cracked sidewalk surfaces, poor lighting, weather-related hazards left unattended, and more. These safety hazards are known to cause soft tissue damage, concussions, broken bones, lacerations, and more.
How do I sue a property owner for an accident?
To win a premises liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. While this may sound fairly straightforward, insurance companies are known to do whatever it takes to disprove a personal injury claim. That is why you must hire an attorney who knows how to obtain and utilize evidence to win individuals the compensation they deserve. Some of the evidence most useful in personal injury claims includes surveillance footage of the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, and more.
What does the phrase “statute of limitations” mean?
The term “statute of limitations” refers to the amount of time an individual has to take legal action against another person. Therefore, since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. If you wait past the three-year mark to file, you will be denied your right to compensation, no matter how badly you truly need it. Do not let this happen. All you have to do is speak with our seasoned firm and we will begin the claims process.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
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.