Types of Liability in Maryland Personal Injury Cases

There are several different ways an accident may happen. They can sometimes occur as a result of a person’s own fault. Other times, they happen because of another person’s neglect to provide the lawful standard of care. A personal injury accident is when a person is injured or even dies at the expense of another’s negligence. When this happens, the injured party may want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to hold the negligent party responsible. During this process is important to understand how to proceed for a personal injury case. This requires them to know how they were injured and who is at fault for the injury.

Premises Liability

A premises liability case occurs when an individual becomes harmed due to another person’s failure to take care of their property and make sure that it is safe. Situations that fall under premises liability include slip and fall accidents, dangerous conditions, defective security, inadequate maintenance, school negligence, and more.

In Maryland, property owners are legally obligated to maintain safe property conditions so that others cannot become injured as a result. They have a responsibility to provide a duty of care towards those on their property. This requires them to make any repairs, warn people about unsafe conditions, make sure the property is safe, and provide the proper security measures.

In order to hold a negligent party responsible for causing an injury, the injured party must prove a couple of things. First, they have to prove this party was responsible for the property that caused the injury. They must also prove the accident and the injury happened as a direct result of that negligence and failure to provide the duty of care.

Product Liability

A product liability case is when an individual becomes injured as a result of a flawed product. People can become greatly injured as a result of this. There are three main categories of defects that are seen in product liability cases:

  • Design defect: This is seen when a designer does not account for a user’s safety when creating the product
  • Manufacturer defect: This is seen when a manufacturer strays from the usual production process, causing the product to injure someone
  • Failure to warn: This is seen when a company fails to provide a warning label for a product that can hurt someone if it used incorrectly

Statute of Limitations

It is important to know there is a statute of limitations on filing a claim for a personal injury lawsuit. This requires the injured party to file within a certain amount of time or they will no longer be able to do so. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Maryland is three years.

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

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