Recovering Compensation After a Maryland Sidewalk Accident
Sidewalk accidents happen for a number of reasons, though the most common, albeit most preventable, is property owner negligence. Property owners, whether private or the state, are responsible for ensuring their sidewalk is safe for all passersby, and when they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any injuries that have occurred. If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after an accident?
To qualify for compensation, you will have to hire an attorney who knows how to effectively gather and present evidence to prove your personal injury claim. To prove a claim, our firm will work to recover pictures or videos of the accident as it happened, witness testimony verifying your claim, pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions that caused your injuries, and more.
Additionally, there are a few things you can do on your end to boost your chances of winning your claim. For example, you should seek medical attention and avoid posting on social media from this point forward. A physician will provide you with medical documentation regarding the severity and origin of your injuries, which you can use to prove your claim. On the flip side, insurance companies will most likely be monitoring your accounts once you file a claim, and if you post anything that even remotely contradicts your claim, they may use it against you.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The phrase statute of limitations relates to how much time you have to take legal action against another party. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability claim against a negligent party. If you wait longer than the three-year mark, you will be denied your right to compensation, no matter how badly you truly need it. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.