Not Every Property Injury Is Eligible For A Settlement
If you have heard legal professionals discuss premise liability claims and cases, you may have listened when they said that if you were to be injured on the property of an individual or business who did not maintain a reasonably safe space, you will be able to garner monetary damages from that person or entity. While this is true in many situations, it is also important to recognize that not all property injuries will lead to monetary settlements.
After a slip and fall injury or other harm on a Maryland property, discuss possible damage recovery avenues with a skilled Baltimore personal injury lawyer.
Determining Damage Recovery Eligibility
Naturally, every case needs to be assessed individually, but generally, if you were hurt on property that was open to the public or you were invited to be at, either socially or to do business, and were injured due to another’s negligence, damage recovery may be an option for you.
But, when a person is on a property without permission or is performing an illegal activity, an intruder entering a space uninvited to steal something, for example, that individual does not enjoy the protections of a person who is invited onto the property.
For instance, when a Maryland store is open for business, they are inviting people in to purchase the items they need, including clothes, food, and more. They, meaning the owners and operators, have a responsibility to provide a space where employees, customers, and guests can work and shop without risk. But if someone illegally enters the building when the business is closed and slips on a spill because they tipped over a liquid, the chances of recovery will be greatly diminished.
Dog Bites, Swimming Accidents, and Falls
Conditions that have prompted premise liability claims include the following:
- Animal attacks and bites
- Burns from fires
- Falling objects or debris
- Toxic exposure leading to injury or illness
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
Talk to a legal professional about your injury, illness, or emotional distress due to dangers on a Maryland property.
It is normal to have questions following a property injury, many people aren’t sure if they are eligible for compensation or not. First, have your injury treated by a healthcare professional. Then, bring your questions to a Baltimore personal injury lawyer. Ask them if they have worked on cases similar to your own and what the results were in those situations. The attorney will be able to inform you of any weaknesses in your claim and how they would advise you to pursue damages, if that is what you decide to do.
Is a premise injury claim possible for you? Speak to an experienced liability attorney. When damage recovery is an option, securing those funds will assist you in achieving the care you need to fully heal. The legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP can guide you through next steps and secure evidence, if needed, to support and strengthen your claim. Contact us today for a confidential, no-cost consultation.