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Premises liability law governs your safety when present on the property of others. Owners and managers of property are responsible to maintain their premises to protect you from accidents, injuries or criminal activity while 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 suffered due to criminal assault, robbery, abduction, or other crimes occurring on commercial or public premises. Property owners who do not maintain safe buildings and properties may be held liable for damages under premises liability law or laws governing "negligent security", because you have the right to assume a level of personal safety when 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 (regarding hotels, motels, apartment buildings, etc.)
- Inadequate supervision of children
- Inadequate supervision of incompetent individuals
Injured Person Status
The main factor in whether you may file a claim for injury under premises liability law is "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 determines 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 provide for 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 being compensated for your injuries can be a complex matter. Determining who owns the property, who is at fault, and what the circumstances are surrounding the incident 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 while lawfully visiting a public property. Please contact The Yost Legal Group today for your private no-cost evaluation.
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Disclaimer: The Baltimore Injury Attorneys of The Yost Legal Group provide information about personal injury lawsuits, including Premises Liability, Slip And Fall Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury. It is not meant to be taken as formal legal advice. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact an injury lawyer at our Baltimore, Maryland office today.