Slip-and-fall accidents are unpredictable and can happen to anyone, often resulting in serious injuries. Maryland victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other damages. However, to have a successful slip-and-fall claim, certain elements must be present.
The presence of a dangerous condition on the property is necessary for a successful slip-and-fall claim. This can include wet floors, uneven surfaces, loose carpeting, or any other condition that creates a hazard for those on the property.
To have a successful slip-and-fall claim, you must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property. This means that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition that caused your slip-and-fall accident and failed to take reasonable steps to address it.
You must be able to prove that the dangerous condition caused your injuries. This means providing evidence that links the dangerous condition to your slip-and-fall accident and resulting injuries.
Finally, to pursue a successful slip-and-fall claim, you must have suffered damages as a result of your injuries. This can include measurable and intangible damages such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Successful slip-and-fall claim
When pursuing a slip-and-fall claim, your efforts will be more successful if you can gather witness statements, photographs of the dangerous condition and any medical records or bills related to your injuries. The more solid your case, the closer you will be to securing the necessary compensation to fully recover from your accident.