Sidewalk Accident Attorneys Serving All of Maryland
Pedestrians in the state of Maryland rely on sidewalks to ensure that they will get to and from their destinations safely. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents and deaths are on the rise around the country. Some of these accidents are caused by unsafe sidewalks, which can easily be avoided if sidewalk owners ensure that there are no hazards present. If you or a loved one has become seriously injured due to a sidewalk slip and fall accident in the state of Maryland, you must have quality legal representation to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. The Ruben Law Firm has proudly served clients across Anne Arundel County, Maryland for nearly 30 years. To schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team, contact the Ruben Law Firm today.
Sidewalk Accident Liability in Maryland
One of the major challenges when it comes to sidewalk accidents in the state of Maryland is that the injured party is required to determine who is liable for their injuries. Additionally, they must prove that the negligence of the sidewalk owner ultimately caused them to become seriously injured. If you are thinking about taking legal action against the owner of a sidewalk for the injuries you sustained, it is important to consider who the owner might be. Typically, the owner of the sidewalk is also the owner of the adjacent building. They are responsible for ensuring that the sidewalks are safe for pedestrians to walk on without issue. There may be situations in which the local municipality owns the sidewalk. In these cases, you may need to file a Notice of Claim before you can take action against the municipality. Of course, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Causes of Sidewalk Accidents
Sidewalk accidents are often the result of property owner negligence. You should consider many factors when determining the cause of a sidewalk accident in Maryland. Some of the common causes of Maryland sidewalk accidents include the following:
- Unattended snow or ice
- Uneven surfaces
- Cracked surfaces
- Slippery substances
- Loose debris
Proving Your Case
If the sidewalk owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions but failed to fix the issue, they may be held liable for any injuries that occurred. This is why you must collect evidence as soon as possible so you can fulfill the burden of proof. This is especially true if you were injured due to unattended snow or ice because it can quickly melt and erase all evidence. Evidence can be collected with photos, witness testimony, surveillance footage, and more.
Contact Ruben Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Maryland sidewalk accident, you need an attorney to help you recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens. For decades, the Ruben Law Firm has proudly served clients across Anne Arundel County. To discuss your case with an experienced legal team, contact the Ruben Law Firm today.