A Baltimore Premises Liability Lawyer Helps with Injury Claims
Premises liability is a type of personal injury claim that occurs when a victim is injured by dangerous conditions on another person’s property. In larger terms, Maryland law requires property owners to keep their properties in a generally safe condition. If the property is not reasonably safe and a visitor gets hurt, then the owner may face a premises liability claim.
If you’ve been involved in an accident on someone else’s property, contact a Baltimore premises liability lawyer at the Law Office of John J. Leppler for help. We understand the law surrounding falling accidents and premises liability. We’ll fight for your right to just and fair financial compensation for injuries caused by these accidents.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Any accident on another person’s property or an accident at a public place or store falls in the premise liability category. Some of the most common examples of these accidents include:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls. It’s unusual to slip or trip and fall for no reason, absent some medical condition. There is usually an unsafe environment of some sort that caused the fall. Wet floors, oil spills, uneven surfaces, and defective stairs or walkways are all common reasons to slip or trip and fall.
- Inadequate Maintenance. Improperly maintained appliances, light fixtures, staircases, elevators, etc. can all cause injuries if they fail at just the right time.
- Negligent Security. Parking lots, garages, hotels, and other commercial properties may have no or inadequate security or lighting. This can create the opportunity for any number of crimes.
- Electrocution or Fire. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems and poorly maintained wiring are examples of negligence that can cause electrocution or fire. More severe injuries can occur if fires break out and escape routes are blocked or insufficiently marked.
- Playground or School Accidents. When adults such as teachers or yard duty personnel don’t properly supervise children, serious injuries can happen on the playground. Poor hiring practices can result in the employment of a teacher or other school personnel who sexually abuse children, and drownings can happen in public or semi-public pools.
- Dog Attacks. Property owners have an obligation to keep their dogs restrained or provide warnings, especially if the animal has an aggressive past. If a dog injures someone because of an owner’s lack of training, absence of a fence, or failure to leash a dog, they may be liable for any damage the dog causes.
- Entertainment Venues, Festivals, Nightclubs, and Bars. Commercial establishments are required to ensure their security personnel is properly and adequately trained to de-escalate altercations, and restrain unruly, overly intoxicated, or aggressive patrons. If security personnel use excessive force while de-escalating and restraining a patron, and then injure you in the process, you may have a personal injury claim against the commercial property.
Contact a Baltimore Premises Liability Lawyer to Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Sometimes it can feel difficult to sue property owners who may be friends or relatives after being injured on their property. Yet, when the hospital bills are past due, are they there offering to help?
Let Baltimore Premises Liability Lawyer John J. Leppler recover your damages for you. We provide personal attention to your matter that can’t be found at the mega-firms, and we offer 24/7 accessibility, no-obligation consultations, no fees charged unless you win, and same-day responses to messages.