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How To Get Help If You Were Injured Because A Property Owner Failed To Provide A Safe Environment

Did you know property owners (ie. businesses, landlords, etc.) can be held responsible for injuries that occur on their premises?

Often such injuries, such as a “slip and fall”, are the result of a property owner or business failing to provide a safe environment. In other words, your injuries could be the result of someone else’s negligence in not keeping a property adequately safe.

What Classifies As A Slip & Fall Case?

Slip and falls can be the result of wet floors, uneven curbs or sidewalks, or faulty escalators and stairs -- just to name a few. Injuries can happen anywhere and can be caused by many things. The best thing to do is speak with an attorney after you’ve been injured to find out if you have a case worthy of making a claim.

Premises Liability: A Quick Definition

The legal term used to describe this area of law which holds property owners responsible for any injuries sustained by others on their property is premises liability.

As an injured victim, you may pursue a premises liability claim if you feel your injury is the result of a hazardous environment. Again, this could be a wet floor that you slipped and fell on, icy stairs at an apartment complex that weren’t treated, or even inadequately lit outdoor areas at night that resulted in you tripping or falling.

Premises Liability: Who Is Responsible?

There are typically three distinct parties that could be held responsible for your injuries in a premises liability (ie. slip and fall) case.

If you were injured on a property owned by a business (ex. restaurant, grocery store, parking lot, etc.), then the business owner may be held liable. Business owner liability is the most common premises liability scenario we see at Greenberg & Bederman.

If you were injured at an apartment complex, a townhome community, or any other property that would typically be managed by a landlord or renter, then the landlord and/or renter could be held liable. We handle these kinds of cases as well.

Additionally, if an individual (such as a homeowner, neighbor or friend) failed to provide a sufficiently safe environment, which resulted in you being injured, then the homeowner could be held liable. It is worth noting that the homeowner would likely not have to pay for your medical bills and pain and suffering -- instead, their homeowners insurance would pay those.

Many people slip and fall at a friend’s house but don’t want to sue them because of their friendship. But that generally isn’t a concern since the homeowner typically will not have to pay anything, since their homeowner’s insurance will pay on their behalf.

Greenberg & Bederman handles premises liability cases where a homeowner may be responsible for your injuries.

How To Get Compensated With The Help of A Slip & Fall Lawyer

When you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, consider the help of an experienced slip and fall lawyer that handles premises liability claims.

You could receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages at work, pain and suffering, and more.

Speak to a slip and fall lawyer at Greenberg & Bederman today about your case. We offer free legal consultations for residents of Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. You can discuss your case with a qualified attorney who can help you determine if you have a case and give you solid legal advice on what your best course of action will be.

Do not hesitate to speak to an attorney right away if you’ve been injured. There is a limited window of time for you to legally take action after an injury (a law named, “statute of limitations”). So do not miss your chance to receive financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

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