If you have been injured on your friend’s property due to his or her negligence, you most likely feel torn about how to proceed. Of course, you do not want to sue your friend, though this does not change the fact that you are severely injured. Fortunately, there may be a way forward that will work for all parties involved. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims and how we can help you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Do I have to sue my friend if I am injured on his property?
After sustaining an injury on your friend’s property, you are most likely very worried about whether you have to sue him for the compensation you need to heal. Fortunately, our clients are very relieved to learn that under most circumstances, we will not sue their friend directly; instead, we will sue your friend’s insurance company, which, in the grand scheme of things, should not cost your friend a dime.
How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim against a property owner?
If your Maryland personal injury attorney can prove that you were injured because the property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe condition and failed to timely fix it, causing your injuries and the ensuing damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation. That being said, you and your attorney will have to gather and present various forms of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof, including pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, surveillance footage of your accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, medical documents regarding your injuries, a copy of the police report that was filed at the scene of your accident, and more.
How long will I have to sue a property owner for an injury in Maryland?
If you are injured in someone else’s property in Maryland, you will have to file your personal injury claim in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Maryland is three years, which means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. Do not make the mistake of waiting past the three-year mark, for if you do, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from suing.
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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.