Hurt By Dangerous Property Conditions?
Whenever you enter a business or walk through private property, you assume the property’s owners have kept the premises reasonably safe. You probably aren’t scanning your surroundings for hazards like broken stairs and wet floors. By the time you stumble upon a lurking danger, it may be too late – you may have already fallen or hurt yourself.
Whitlock Law, LLC, Can Help You Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Businesses and homeowners who fail to keep their premises safe may be held responsible for the bills you’ve incurred for your injuries. Contact Whitlock Law, LLC, in Silver Spring, Maryland, for a free case review. Attorney Morgan Whitlock can evaluate your case and determine whether you have a premises liability claim – a type of personal injury claim for holding negligent property owners accountable.
Ms. Whitlock has helped numerous victims of slip-and-fall injuries in both Maryland and Virginia pursue compensation for their injuries. A seasoned trial lawyer who conducts an average of 100 trials per year, she knows how to stand up for injury victims like you.
Premises Liability Law In Maryland And Virginia
Premises liability cases involve someone getting hurt on someone else’s property, whether public or private. Even something as minor as a burned-out light bulb, a tear in the carpet or a crack in the sidewalk can lead to a serious injury with long-term consequences.
To prove that a property owner is legally responsible for your injuries, you must prove one of the following:
- The property owner (or manager, tenant or other responsible party) created the dangerous condition.
- The owner knew about the unsafe condition.
- The owner reasonably should have known about the condition.
Once the owner finds out about a dangerous condition – or should have known about it – they have a legal duty to fix the problem promptly or at least warn visitors about the danger. If the owner fails to do anything and you get injured as a result, you may be able to hold the owner responsible.
Examples Of Unsafe Property Conditions
Premises liability cases can involve all kinds of hazards. For example:
- Wet, slippery or icy walking surfaces
- Uneven flooring
- Unmarked holes, dips or drop-offs
- Tripping hazards such as fallen produce in a grocery store or poorly designed floor transitions
- Loose or missing railings
- Inadequate lighting
- Negligent security, leading to assault or other crimes
- Missing or malfunctioning fire safety systems
Dog bites and animal attacks are another form of premises liability claim.
Types Of Injuries Involved In Premises Liability Claims
Unsafe property conditions can lead to all kinds of injuries. The most common include:
- Neck and back pain from falls
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries such as torn ligaments
- Concussions and other brain injuries
Through a premises liability claim, you may be able to pursue compensation not only for your medical bills, but also for out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the accident.
Why Choose Morgan Whitlock?
As your attorney, Ms. Whitlock will work closely with you and give your claim her personal attention. You will benefit from her extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of premises liability law in both Maryland and Virginia.