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When Is a Premise Owner Responsible for Your Injuries?
If you’ve suffered from an accident or injury in Annapolis on public or private property, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine if the property owner is responsible. In a personal injury case, another party is at fault for someone’s injury if it was the result of negligence or intentional infliction of harm. If a property owner is found guilty, he may be ordered to compensate you for your injury.
An injury can occur on any part of a public or private property, including parking lots or structures, stairways, elevators, walkways, sidewalks, or any other interior or exterior area of the building. The most common causes of injury in personal injury cases are icy or snowy walkways, parking lots, or parking structures; poor lighting; potholes or hazards in pavement or parking lots; damaged or poorly maintained stairways, railings, ramps, bannisters, escalators, or elevators; unsafe buildings, common areas, or outdoor spaces; and wet, slippery, or damaged flooring, carpeting, or walkways.
If you sustain an injury due to any of these scenarios, a personal injury lawyer may be able to prove that the property owner was negligent and directly caused your injury.