Unfortunately, people are injured every day when they visit a store, go to a restaurant, attend a party, walk on the sidewalk or use a staircase. Just because you were injured while on someone else’s property, it doesn’t mean that an insurance company will automatically compensate you for your injuries, lost wages and other losses. We have found that some of the most adversarial and contested cases involve personal injuries that were sustained by a guest or a patron while on property owned by an individual or business.
Slip and fall questions
Some commonly asked question after a slip and fall include:
- How did I fall or slip?
- Were there any witnesses?
- How long do I believe that the substance or the defective condition was present on the property before I fell?
- Will my health insurance pay for my injuries?
- Will my employer pay for my leave?
- Who will reimburse me for all of these expenses and compensate me for pain and suffering?
Our Maryland personal injury lawyers have successfully handled slip and fall cases that have included:
- Patrons falling on ice
- Customers falling over merchandise in the store
- Customers being run over by a forklift at a store
- A patron breaking a leg in an uncovered utility box in a parking lot
- A restaurant customer slipping on ice and grease
These types of cases require immediate legal assistance. Unlike a motor vehicle accident, a police report is not taken or prepared when someone is injured on a premises. Usually, the report is taken by the property owner and, oftentimes, valuable information is not included in the report. That information may include eyewitness accounts of the event that would support your case. Our lawyers would recommend that you dispatch someone to interview witnesses and assist in collecting evidence regarding the happening of the event.
Maryland personal injury lawyers
Contact a slip and fall lawyer from Chapman & Bowling today. Our Maryland law firm has offices in La Plata and Lexington Park and other locations by appointment.