Sidewalk accidents can have devastating impacts on a person’s life. For example, they can cause spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and more. If you were hurt in a sidewalk accident because of dangerous sidewalk conditions, our Baltimore County sidewalk accident attorneys are ready to fight for your rightful compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Are sidewalk accidents always caused by property owner negligence?
Though often, people will simply fail to look where they’re going and slip and fall as a result. In this case, such as when someone trips over their own shoelaces, they most likely won’t have a valid premises liability claim against the negligent property owner. However, there are times when dangerous property conditions lead to serious injuries, and when this happens, people may be entitled to financial compensation. If you were hurt because of potholes, debris left on the sidewalk, snow/ice left uncleared away, or any other unsafe sidewalk conditions, you should have a valid personal injury claim.
How important is it to document an accident after it happens?
After being wrongfully injured on an unsafe sidewalk, aside from receiving medical treatment, documenting the facts of the accident is the most important thing you can do. For example, you should try to ask witnesses for their contact information and take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused you to slip and fall. If you’re seriously injured, you should call the police as well, as they will write up a report of the incident and send emergency services to provide you with the necessary medical care. Finally, you should hire our experienced Baltimore County slip and fall attorneys who can work to obtain and use all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
Do I need to file a personal injury claim immediately in Maryland?
Though you have three years (in most cases) from the date of your injury to bring a personal injury claim in Maryland, the truth is, the sooner you take legal action, the better off you will be. As you wait, witnesses will be harder to track down and it will be harder to prove that your injuries are a direct result of an accident that occurred multiple years ago. We are prepared to bring your claim today–just give us a call so we can get started.
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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.