If you experienced a slip and fall accident on another person’s property, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. However, hiring the right slip and fall accidents lawyer is invaluable in helping navigate your case effectively and receiving a fair outcome.
At Johnnie Bond Law, our professional personal injury team has extensive experience guiding DC area clients through slip and fall cases. Call our team today at 202-683-6803 to schedule a free consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer.
What Is a Slip and Fall Accident Case?
When you visit a business, public area, or friend’s home, the owner of the property has an obligation to create a safe environment for you. This duty includes removing any hazardous condition that could cause you to slip and fall.
When property owners fail to create a safe environment for visitors, they become liable for accidents and injuries that occur. As a result, if you slipped and fell on another person’s property and suffered an injury, the property owner may be responsible for the resulting damages.
Slip and Fall Accident Causes and Potential Injuries
Slip and fall accidents typically occur in environments where the ground or floor is unexpectedly slippery. The most common causes of these accidents include:
- Wet surfaces
- Uneven carpets or floorboards
- Icy sidewalks
- Cluttered floors
- Cracks or potholes in the pavement
- Freshly waxed floors
Slip and fall accidents can produce injuries ranging from mild to severe. Typically, slip and fall accident victims are at risk of experiencing the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and abrasions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sprains and fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
Even if you believe your injuries are not very severe, filing a slip and fall injury claim is an essential step in receiving compensation for your pain and suffering.
How Maryland Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Help
To have an effective slip and fall accident case, you must meet the conditions for premises liability law. Specifically, your case must meet these criteria:
- The property owner was responsible for creating a safe environment
- A hazard occurred on the property
- The property owner had reasonable time to become aware of the hazard
- The property owner failed to take reasonable steps to address the hazard
Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you create a solid case that supports the above points in a premises liability suit. Your attorney can:
- Help you gather evidence
- Communicate with the at-fault party and their insurance companies on your behalf
- Represent you in court
DC and Maryland have a three year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. This means that you must file your case within three years of your accident. Our attorney team can help ensure that you meet this statute of limitations and work hard to secure compensation quickly.
Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyer Serving the DC Area
If you’ve experienced a slip and fall accident in Maryland or DC, our Johnnie Bond Law team can help. Call us today at 202-683-6803 to schedule your free consultation.
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