What Are Slip and Fall Accidents?
A slip and fall accident is a type of accident that gives a victim a legal right to seek compensation. Under Maryland law, when a person slips because of someone else's carelessness, the victim can hold the negligent person accountable to pay for the victim's losses and damages. A slip and fall is one example a type of accident that falls under Maryland's negligence laws.
Maryland law imposes a duty on all of us to avoid acting in ways that are likely to hurt other people. When a person acts in a negligent way, it means they're acting in a way that's not careful enough. When someone else's negligence results in your injuries in the form of a slip and fall, you can bring an action against the person responsible to pay for your losses. Even if the person responsible doesn't hurt you on purpose, you may have a claim for damages if the person's carelessness contributed to your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents often occur in the context of a business. You may encounter a department store that leaves items of clothing on the ground for too long. If you trip on the clothing, you may be injured. A convenience score could leave a spilled liquid on the ground in a way that causes you an injury. A Baltimore business owner could neglect to take care of the snow on their sidewalk that can result in a slip and fall. All of these are examples of ways that you can get hurt in a slip and fall.
When you're hurt in a slip and fall, we can help. At Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, our Baltimore slip and fall attorneys are committed to helping deserving victims advocate for their rights when they get hurt in a slip and fall. The fallout from your accident can be overwhelming. We can help you prepare your case and advocate for your relief.
If you're been hurt in a slip and fall, please contact us. Even if you're not sure about your case, we invite you to contact us to talk about it and ask questions. We help deserving clients each day, and we look forward to helping you. We’re here to guide you through the complex legal system and seek the outcome you desire.
Call us today to discuss your potential case.