What You Need to Know About Inadequate Security Accidents in Maryland

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury due to the negligence of another party. Unfortunately, this is something that happens far more in our society than we would like to admit. One of the most common causes of serious injuries is when stores and other establishments have inadequate security. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about inadequate security, how it can lead to injuries, and how we can help you if you are injured due to inadequate security. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of inadequate security?

There are many ways in which a property owner can fail to provide guests with the security they need. Some example of inadequate security are as follows:

  • A property owner failing to install security cameras, especially in retail stores/restaurants.
  • Having an insufficient amount of security cameras.
  • Having security cameras but neglecting to monitor them.
  • Not having security guards present, or failing to train security guards for their job.
  • Having insufficient lighting in stairways, walkways, parking lots, and facilities.
  • Not ensuring all locks are properly functioning.
  • Not maintaining cameras to ensure they are all up and running.

What should I do if I am injured due to inadequate security?

If you are injured due to inadequate security, you should take several steps to increase your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. They are as follows:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask any witnesses of your accident for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
  4. Receive immediate medical treatment.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury on their property in Maryland?

If you are injured on someone else’s property in Maryland, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, under most circumstances, three years, which means that you will have three years from the date of your injury to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm can begin the claims process today–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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