Premises Liability Lawyers

Premises liability law involves any type of injury that occurs because of dangerous property conditions. According to Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia premises liability laws property owners and managers have a duty to maintain the safety of their premises in order to prevent slip-and-fall accidents, criminal activity caused by inadequate security, and other potential causes of injury.Maryland Premises Liability Attorney

If you have been injured on someone else’s property because of owner negligence, contact our experienced Silver Spring, Maryland premises liability lawyers at (301) 605-9469 to discuss the details of your claim during a free case evaluation. The sooner you act to protect your legal rights, the better your chances will be of recovering the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Common Types of Properties Involved in Premises Liability

Premises liability accidents can occur on any kind of property – public or private. Some of the specific types of properties that are most commonly involved in injury claims include:

  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Apartment buildings
  • Stores
  • Bars and taverns
  • Construction sites
  • College and university campuses
  • Workplace

If you have been injured at your workplace due to dangerous property conditions, we can help you through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Examples of Dangerous Property Conditions

Common property hazards that often lead to injuries include:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy pavement
  • Inadequate warning signs
  • Locked emergency exits
  • Poor lighting in hallways, stairwells, or parking areas
  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Construction debris
  • Unsafely stacked merchandise
  • Inadequate security personnel
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Improperly maintained elevators, escalators, or automatic doors

In order to win a premises liability case, you must be able to prove that the property owner/manager either knew or should have known about the hazard, and either failed to correct it or failed to warn visitors about the danger.

Public Property and Code Violations

All public property must adhere to standard building codes established by local government entities. These codes dictate all kinds of factors, from the width and height of stairs, to door height clearances and lighting levels. If these standards are violated, the owner can and should be held liable.

Professional engineers often inspect premises where accidents have occurred to determine whether or not the property is in violation of these basic standards and codes. However, even if the landowner met all of these codes, this does not absolve them of all liability concerning the property.

Experienced Rockville Premises Liability Lawyers

Premises liability cases are unavoidably complex. In order to win these types of claims and obtain the compensation you deserve, you need the help of an experienced premises liability lawyer. Mr Plotnick has years of experience handling successful premises liability claims. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we will handle your claim from start to finish, helping you navigate every legal technicality and building the strongest possible case.

If you have been injured on someone else’s property and you think your injuries have been a result of owner negligence, please contact the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC today to schedule a free case evaluation with our Rockville premises liability lawyer.

We represent injured victims throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. including Silver Spring, Wheaton, District of Columbia, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean and Reston, Virginia.