Trust Our Baltimore Slip and Fall Attorneys if You Have Been Seriously Injured on Someone Else’s Property
Securing the care you need when you fall
Property owners are responsible to maintain a safe space and protect their visitors from fall. When an owner or manager doesn’t maintain their grounds or building properly, you can be injured as a result of a fall. You have a right to compensation for your pain and medical care, and the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, are ready to review the facts of your case and help you file your claim.
Common locations and causes of slips and falls
A fall can happen anywhere, but many locations and circumstances put you at increased risk of injury. It is the responsibility of the property owner or facility manager to be aware of these dangers and to put measures in place to protect guests and occupants of the space. These common risk factors include:
Sidewalks. Sidewalks are exposed to the elements and a great deal of foot traffic. Any trash, debris and even water can be hazards for passersby
Parking Lots. Vehicles can leak oil or grease onto the ground, creating dangerous walking conditions
Stairs and ramps. Uneven terrain and features make it easy for you to lose your balance if proper safety railings and supports are not in place
Construction and renovation worksites. These areas are commonly littered with debris and may include uneven or unstable ground and platforms
Spills. Restaurants, event venues and restrooms commonly see leaks or spills that can make walking areas slippery or sticky
Inclement weather. Property owners can’t control the weather, but they are responsible for providing mats to aid traction or ice melt in wintry conditions
Maryland law states that property owners are responsible for taking preventative action if there is a risk of harm to visitors. Likewise, if an accident occurs on a worksite, your employer can be held responsible for allowing you to work in an unsafe environment. If the responsible party refuses to pay, contact an experienced slip and fall attorney for assistance.
Slip and fall injuries can be severe
Depending on the circumstances of your fall, injuries can range from minor bumps and scrapes to life-affecting damage. Common injuries include:
Lacerations. Construction tools, debris, garbage or even certain architectural fixtures can cause severe cuts and bleeding during a fall
Wrist and arm fractures. Landing on your arm or wrist can put a great deal of force onto those joints and limbs, crushing or breaking the bones and limiting your dexterity or ability to work
Hip, ankle and leg injuries. When off-balance, your body puts a great deal of weight and strain on your legs and ankles, and the collision with the ground can cause bones to break on impact, leaving you immobilized for some time
Back and head trauma. You can be the victim of a concussion, contusion or spinal cord injuries after a fall that involves blunt impact to your head or spine
Serious injury or death. Falls from great heights or into dangerous conditions can cause life-threatening injuries, or can even be fatal from heights as low as 10 feet
If you’ve fallen on someone else’s property, contact our Baltimore liability attorneys right away
A property owner’s inaction or inattention can put you in harm’s way. After a slip or fall, the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, will take your case and get the compensation you deserve. Reach us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. Our firm does not receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.