Premises liability law governs your safety when you are on someone else’s property. Owners and managers of property are responsible for maintaining their premises to protect you from accidents, injuries or criminal activity while you are on their property.
Common Types of Premises Liability Injuries
- Falling objects
- A broken walkway
- Improper signage
- Debris, ice, oil, etc. on a walkway
- Slip and fall on the premises, parking lot, sidewalk, etc.
- Amusement Park Rides
Negligent security is an area of premises liability law that applies to injury from criminal assault, robbery, abduction, or other crimes that can occur on commercial or public premises. Property owners who do not maintain safe buildings and properties may be responsible for damages under premises liability law or laws governing “negligent security”, because you have the right to assume a level of personal safety when you are visiting public places or commercial properties.
Common Types of Negligent Security Injuries
- Sexual or other assault
Common negligent security cases include claims of injury or death due to:
- Inadequate security, security procedures, security cameras
- Inadequate facility design
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate key control (hotels, motels, apartment buildings, etc.)
- Inadequate supervision of children
- Inadequate supervision of incompetent individuals
Injured Person Status
The main factor in a claim for injury under premises liability law is your “injured person status.” For example, if you were injured while trespassing on a property, you may not be eligible for compensation. If you were invited to, or had a reason to be present on the property, you have a better chance of pursuing your claim. Only a qualified premises liability law attorney can determine from the facts of your case whether you have a right to compensation for your injuries. Other factors must be considered; for example, whether the property owner was negligent or made a reasonable effort to ensure your safety and, despite his or her best efforts, an accident still occurred.
Help is Available
If you or a loved one believes you may have a case under premises liability law, you should know that getting compensated for your injuries can be complex. Determining who owns or is responsible for the property, who is at fault, and the circumstances surrounding your injury requires patience, skill and a thorough understanding of Maryland premises liability law. The premises liability attorneys at The Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland have many years of experience representing clients injured in premises liability cases. Please contact The Yost Legal Group today for your private no-cost evaluation at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).