Premises liability claims frequently include a personal injury claim as well. The premises liability facet has to do with who is responsible for the injury that occurred on the premises. These claims can be quite complex and need to be handled by experienced Baltimore personal injury attorneys who are astute in premises liability. The law offices of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy have specific attorneys who help injured clients with premises liability cases recover the damages they are entitled.
When an injury occurs on property owned by another person or entity, they may bear some responsibility for your injuries. Examples of this type of case can include:
People and entities who own property are responsible for keeping the property in a condition that’s safe for authorized visitors to the property. When the owner is negligent in this duty and an injury takes place, they can and should be held financially responsible for the injury.
Generally, three elements need to be proven in a premises liability claim in the state of Maryland:
Property owners are required to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of their visitors. Visitors can include: business invitees, customers, employees, or social guests. They must maintain their property to protect visitors from physical harm, criminal activity, and accidents. This responsibility begins when you arrive on their property and continues until you leave the property. Their property may include driveways and parking lots. In some cases, it may also include the sidewalk area in front of the property.
If you or someone you love has been injured on private or commercial property, it’s important to document as much as you can of the accident area as soon as possible. Pictures of the property that show the catalyst to the injury can be very helpful. This can include pictures of uneven pavement or broken security cameras.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy’s Baltimore office has a team of attorneys with the proven experience and determination needed for a successful outcome in premises liability cases. Call today to find out more about the legal implications of your case.