People usually go to department stores when they want to shop for a variety of goods. While they tend not to think of these places as dangerous, it is possible for an accident to occur if these locations are not properly maintained. These incidents can cause severe injuries to shoppers, which is why one can pursue legal action in order to fight for the compensation needed. Continue reading below and contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
Common Causes of Department Store Accidents?
There are a variety of ways that a department store accident can take place in the State of Maryland. This may be the case if the store’s management, or the staff they employ, fail to take care of the grounds. Common causes of department store accidents can include spills, the absence of adequate security, poorly placed floor mats, items placed on shelves that can fall on customers, etc. When this happens, these parties can be held liable for negligence.
Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
When an injured party wishes to pursue legal action after a personal injury accident such as a department store accident, they are required to prove negligence. This includes showing the negligent party’s behavior was the direct cause of their injuries. To do so, they must provide evidence that shows the property owner or the staff knew, or should have reasonably known, about the hazardous condition, and failed to fix it in a timely manner. In these situations, injured parties may have a valid premises liability claim.
How Long Do I Have to Sue in Maryland?
In the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is three years from the date of the injury sustained in the accident. Individuals who fail to meet this deadline can lose their opportunity to pursue legal action and recover compensation. It is because of this that it is important to file a claim within this designated time limit.
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The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.