How to Establish Liability with Your Towson Slip and Fall Lawyer

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A property manager’s failure to place warning signs that could have prevented your injury may indicate liability to your Towson slip and fall lawyer.

While many individuals are wary about slip and fall accidents that could be caused by icy winter surfaces, unpredictable springtime weather can also lead to serious accidents. During this time of year, large puddles can form from rainfall, and dips and cracks in the pavement may be obscured. Additionally, commercial properties are routinely cleaning their store surfaces, which may lead to slippery floors that pose a risk to some individuals. If you slip, fall, and injure yourself due to a hazardous condition that could have been avoided, you may have a claim for compensation from a liable party. But how do you determine who is responsible for this situation? Your Towson slip and fall lawyer at Simons & Goldner can help resolve this by considering the following factors. 

The First Question to Resolve

Before your Towson slip and fall lawyer can move ahead with your case, the first way to determine whether someone may be liable for your injuries is to resolve whether the owner had a duty to provide safe conditions. Did the property owner breach their duty of keeping safe parking lots and walkway conditions? And did this breach directly cause your injuries? Once there is some evidence of that, there are three ways to establish liability. 

The Property Manager Created or Caused a Hazardous Condition 

A property manager could be liable if they caused or created the hazardous condition which injured you by taking action or failing to take action that would have removed the hazard. For instance, if a store owner failed to do anything about excessively cracked or dangerous pavement, their failure to do so may establish liability in your slip and fall case. 

The Owner Knew About a Hazardous Condition and Failed to Correct It

If the property owner knew of the dangerous or hazardous condition or a recurring and, therefore, foreseeable condition and did not correct it, they could be liable. It is the owner’s responsibility to take appropriate action when finding a dangerous situation on the property. If they cannot immediately correct the issue, they must post clear warnings or restrict the area from use. 

The Property Owner Should Have Foreseen the Hazardous Conditions

A Towson slip and fall lawyer can often find liability in slip and fall accidents by determining whether the hazardous condition which injured you could be said to be foreseeable. If so, the property owner could be at fault for failing to take measures that presumably any other person in a similar situation would have taken. For instance, if an owner should know that springtime conditions will make their parking lot dangerous, they must remove the hazards and post proper signage to prevent injuries to patrons. Particularly when you live in a city such as Towson, which has predictably unpredictable weather conditions and a high population, property owners should know that there is a reasonable risk of injury due to wet and hazardous conditions. 

If you believe you have been injured due to the negligence or lack of responsibility of a property owner, contact your Towson slip and fall lawyer today to discuss your case. 

Let Simons & Goldner, P.A. Represent You

Simons & Goldner, P.A., located in Lutherville, MD, consists of two partners, Stevan G. Simons and Richard H. Goldner practicing primarily in personal injury, medical malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, and criminal law. The partners come with decades of experience assisting clients injured by the negligence of others or injured on the job. We serve clients in the Baltimore, Towson, Essex and Dundalk area and work closely with our clients to ensure that your case moves quickly and efficiently and that you get all the benefits to which you are entitled.

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