Though citizens of Maryland do not face brutal winters like those of the New England area, there is, rather obviously, still a winter season. If you were injured in a snow or ice accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes of snow and ice accidents?
Snow and ice accidents, though caused by several factors, can most often be attributed to property owner negligence. Some of the most common causes of snow and ice accidents can include hanging icicles, slippery handrails, unsalted or uncleared steps and walkways, and more. When you sue against a negligent property owner, you are filing what is known as a premises liability lawsuit.
How do I recover financial compensation after a snow and ice accident?
To recover financial compensation, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, as insurance companies will very often try to deny injured individuals the compensation they truly need. To prove your personal injury claim, your attorney may use security camera footage of the accident as it happened, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, and more.
You should always be very careful about what you post on social media after filing your claim, as the insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts to ensure you do not post anything that even remotely disproves or contradicts your claim. If you do, they may use it against you as evidence and deny you the financial compensation that you truly need.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you have a three-year window to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years to file, you will most likely be barred from suing. Though it may seem like you have a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better our firm will be able to represent you. Reach out to our firm today to begin the claims process. We are here to help.
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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.