Maryland Premises Liabilty
A premises liability claim can occur when an injury or accident occurs to an individual on property owned or maintained by another. This can be as a result of a slip and fall, exposure to toxic mold or chemical exposure, criminal assault committed by someone other than the property owner, as well as other causes. The liability of the property owner depends on the standard of care owed to the person.
Slip and Fall accidents can occur due to:
- Accumulation of ice or snow;
- Inadequate lighting;
- Inadequate Security;
- Hazards created due to spilled food or drink in a restaurant or store;
- Hazards created by torn, raised or worn carpeting; and
- Obstructions, such as electrical cords.
Injuries due to criminal acts committed by someone other than the property owner are common. These types of injuries result from criminals committing acts on the customers of the property owners, tenants of landowners, or employees of the property owner just to name a few. An important issue for the property owners is whether or not the owner could have forseen these actions. What kind of security did they employ? Has this happened before? Where there any reasonable security measures that could have been taken to prevent or deter these actions?
Please call our Maryland Premises Liability Lawyers today at (410) 761-6800 to discuss your case. You may also use our internet form at www.HalMurnane.com to fill out the facts of your case and contact information for review by one of our staff members.