Far too often, it seems Maryland residents suffer injuries due to hazardous conditions resulting from property owner negligence. It’s no secret that public property and structures must be properly maintained or they can fall into disrepair and become dangerous. Premises liability laws in Maryland hold business and property owners responsible for the safety of all lawful visitors. When negligence results in personal injury, victims have the right to seek legal recourse.
Details of personal injury claim
A man in another state filed a lawsuit against a property owner after he was allegedly injured due to faulty stairs. Apparently, the man visited a rental property and was standing on a flight of outdoor stairs. According to the lawsuit, the stairs suddenly collapsed, which caused him to fall and become badly injured.
The man claimed that, due to his severe injuries, he experienced lost wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering. The lawsuit alleged that the man will continue to require medical support to help with his recovery. The plaintiff seeks to hold the property owners responsible over claims that they failed to maintain their property and also failed to provide a warning to visitors. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages of over $50,000 as well as all just relief.
What can victims do in the aftermath?
Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises and keep the grounds free of hazards to reduce the chances of visitors being hurt. Anyone in Maryland who is injured because of dangerous conditions on public property has the right to speak with an attorney about filing a premises liability claim. A successful lawsuit could result in deserved monetary damages to help victims pay medical expenses and recover lost wages.