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How Can I Prove Negligence Caused My Waldorf, Maryland Slip and Fall Injuries?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our slip and fall attorneys in Waldorf have successfully handled premises liability claims for clients throughout Maryland, even though our state is one of only four in the nation that operates under a stringent contributory negligence legal statute.

In short, this statute states that if an individual contributed in any way to a slip and fall and the resulting injuries — even if that person was only 5% at fault — he or she cannot file a claim against the property owner.

If you have been hurt on someone else’s property and were in no way at fault for the circumstances or injuries that resulted, our personal injury attorneys in Charles County will discuss your rights and options to hold the property owner liable for failing to provide safe premises for their visitors.

What Evidence Do I Need to Prove the Property Owner is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injuries in Maryland?

In Maryland, slip and fall accidents most commonly occur in places like restaurants, shopping malls, and entertainment venues, which means you — or someone you are with — will have the best opportunity to preserve the evidence you need to prove your claim.

At the Law Offices of Robert Castro, our personal injury lawyers in Waldorf can certainly help conduct a proper and exhaustive investigation once we are retained as your attorneys, but the first steps will require you to do the initial legwork.

That includes presenting evidence that there was a defect in some way and that someone on the premises acted negligently.

This can be achieved by:

  • Recording the names and contact information of witnesses who can provide statements supporting that negligence was the cause of your injuries
  • Taking pictures or video of the defect at the time your injuries occurred
  • Reporting your accident and injuries to the property owner or operator, so they are aware of the condition(s) that caused your slip and fall to occur

Upon taking your personal injury claim, our Waldorf attorneys will request the records we need to help strengthen your case, including maintenance records, inspection records, or other work records that show who is responsible for maintaining, inspecting, and repairing certain areas of the premises where your injuries occurred, and copies of your medical records to ensure we are including each of the damages that resulted from your accident in our request for recovery from the insurance company.

Once we can prove there was a defect that caused the injury, that the property owner was either aware of it, created it, or that the hazard existed for a long enough that they should have been aware of it, we will continue to pursue the liable party for our client’s financial recovery.

Contact Our Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland for a Free Consultation Today

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Waldorf, Maryland at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today and learn how we can help hold the negligent property owner liable for your losses.

 

 

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