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4 Types of Visitors in Maryland Premises Liability Claims

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Under the doctrine of premises liability, Maryland property owners have a duty to maintain a safe and orderly premises. If a dangerous condition exists on their property, then the owner generally must correct the problem or at least post a warning. When a property owner fails to honor their legal duties, visitors who sustain… Read More »

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Actual vs. Constructive Notice in Maryland Premises Liability Cases

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When there is a slip and fall at a store or similar business, premises liability enables the injured customer to recover from the business owner. In order to prove a claim of premises liability, the injured party must show that the store or business owner had actual or constructive notice concerning the dangerous condition…. Read More »

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What are the Legal Elements of Premises Liability in Maryland?

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Under the umbrella of personal injury law, premises liability holds certain property owners responsible for harm or injury to visitors. A successful premises liability claim depends upon proving negligence. In order to prove negligence, an injured visitor must be able to demonstrate four elements: Duty, Breach, Cause, and Harm. Duty Duty of care is… Read More »

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Typical Settlement Process for Maryland Premises Liability Case

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Premises liability is a legal doctrine under which a property owner can be liable for injuries that occur on their property. If a victim suffers an injury due to a dangerous condition on the property, they could file a premises liability lawsuit and request compensation from the owner. That being said, the vast majority… Read More »

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What is the Meaning of Negligent Security in Maryland?

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Negligent security is a legal doctrine under Maryland law that allows a victim to sue a property owner for criminal activities occurring on the premises. An offshoot of premises liability, negligent security extends the duties of property owners to include foreseeable criminal activities. If the property owner does not provide adequate security measures to… Read More »

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Overview of Premises Liability Claims in Maryland

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Premises liability is a type of personal injury claim that occurs between a property owner and an injured victim. In larger terms, Maryland law requires property owners to keep their properties in a generally safe condition. If the property is dangerous and a visitor gets hurt, then the owner may face a premises liability… Read More »

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Visitor Classification in Maryland Premises Liability Cases

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Premises liability claims often arise because a property owner breached their duty of care. If this breach is the proximate cause of harm to a visitor, then the property owner may be responsible for a premises liability claim. That being said, a property owner’s required duty of care can change based on the type… Read More »

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The Damages Cap for Maryland Premises Liability Claims

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Premises liability addresses injuries or harm that occur due to dangerous conditions on a property. If the property owner fails to maintain their property in a safe condition, then they may be liable for any resulting injury to a visitor. Though the duties and liabilities under this doctrine can vary based on the circumstances… Read More »

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Rotten Banana Peel Leads to $230k Jury Award in Maryland

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Almost five years after slipping on a rotten banana peel in a store parking lot, a Maryland woman was awarded approximately $230,000 in her premises liability case, reported the Daily Record. This slip and fall incident occurred in December 2013 at a convenience store in Lexington Park, Maryland. The woman was leaving the store… Read More »

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Contributory Negligence in Maryland Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases

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Today’s blog entry will examine the role of contributory negligence in Maryland premises liability and negligent security cases. Before diving into the specifics of contributory negligence, however, it will be helpful to review some basics on premises liability and negligent security. What is Premises Liability? Premises liability governs the relationship between property owners and… Read More »

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