How to Sue For an Injury Sustained in a Sidewalk Accident in Maryland

Oftentimes, when people think of injuries sustained in serious accidents, they generally imagine car, or other auto accidents. Unfortunately, accidents can occur just about anyplace, at any time. If you are someone who was simply walking down the street and were injured due to a sidewalk defect, such as a pothole, uneven pavement, or loose debris, you most likely now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about sidewalk accidents and how we can help you fight for compensation after being injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I can sue for a sidewalk accident injury?

To sue for a sidewalk accident injury, you will have to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions present, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence include pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, videos of the accident as it happened, medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, witness statements verifying your claim, and more. Our firm is educated and trained in gathering and presenting all evidence needed to win you the compensation you need to heal.

How long do I have to take legal action against a negligent party in Maryland?

In Maryland, all those who have been wrongly injured have a certain amount to take legal action against the party responsible. Though you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before doing so, we cannot advise you to wait. If you were injured in private property, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the property owner responsible. However, if you were injured on property owned by a municipality, you will have to file what is known as a Notice of Claim in a matter of months. This is why it is so crucial you reach out to an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to evaluate the circumstances of your case and determine the party responsible before proceeding. We are here to help. All you have to do is ask.


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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