Failure to Maintain Repair Premises Liability in Carroll County, Maryland
Category: Maryland Personal Injury
April 14, 2016
Landlords, property managers and property owners can be held liable for failure to maintain repair. In the event that their negligence maintaining their properties results in a serious injury to you, or a loved one, then contact a Carroll County Personal Injury Attorney immediately.
One common issue that comes up in such premises liability claims relates to the property owner or property manager’s “failure to maintain repair.”
Claims relating to failure to maintain repair usually relate to a landlord’s failure to keep his or her property free of dangers as the property degrades over time.
For example, a loose floorboard or rotten staircase could develop over time as a result of water damage, termites or simply the age of the premises. If the property owner does not fix the problematic floorboard or staircase, and someone trips and suffers an injury as a direct result of one of these dangers, then the injured person might have a viable premises liability claim that he or she could pursue against the property owner.
Failure to Maintain Repair Premises Liability Elements
Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers look for the following elements when evaluating the viability of a premises liability claim in Carroll County:
- Did the plaintiff suffered an injurious accident as a result of dangerous conditions on a property.
- Did the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and still neglected to fix it.
- Did the plaintiff reasonably not anticipate the dangerous item to be present.
- Did the condition existed for a long enough time that the property owner should have fixed it.
If these conditions exist in relation to a slip and fall accident suffered by you, then you may have grounds to pursue a premises liability case against your landlord, or property owner.
Schedule a Free Carroll County Personal Injury Attorney Consultation
If you or a family member has been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent acts, then call the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free personal injury consultation. Carroll County Personal Injury Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Maryland insurance adjuster that knows what you’re up against.
If your injury prevents you from coming to our office in Westminster, Maryland, then we will come to you! Evening and weekend consultations are available, too.