In the state of Maryland, public places must be made safe for all legal visitors. Slippery floors, uneven footing or foreign objects left in walkways are examples of hazards capable of causing injuries to unsuspecting visitors. Premises liability laws provide that if there dangerous conditions or hazards present in a public establishment, the hazards must be removed or warnings must be provided. When the negligence of business or property owners causes personal injury, victims have the right to take legal action and pursue recovery of documented monetary damages.
Lawsuit filed after alleged fall
In another state, a lawsuit was filed against Disney when a woman said she fell and suffered injuries while at a resort. The plaintiff claimed she was staying at the resort and was taking a stroll along a boardwalk. According to the lawsuit, the woman encountered an uneven walking surface caused by decaying wood beams where the wooden boardwalk met the concrete walkway.
Allegedly, the hazard caused her to fall and suffer injuries. Due to her fall, the woman reportedly suffered pain, disfigurement, disabilities and aggravated a pre-existing condition. The woman also claims her injuries caused her to incur medical expenses and lose wages. She seeks an unspecified amount in monetary damages.
Where can victims go for help?
Unfortunately, there are thousands of people who are injured every year due to hazards and dangerous conditions in stores and other businesses. Those in Maryland who suffer injuries as the result of the negligence of another party can get help by consulting an experienced personal injury attorney. Damages from a successfully litigated lawsuit could provide financial relief to help with medical expenses and recovery.