As winter quickly approaches, the Maryland streets will soon become snowy and icy. While winter in Maryland is often a beautiful scene, it can become dangerous if grounds are not properly cared for. Maryland property owners are responsible for making sure their grounds are safe for you and others to walk on. If you are injured in a snow & ice accident, it may be due to another party’s negligence. In this case, you may need to retain the services of an experienced attorney for help recovering compensation. Read on to find out more about snow & ice accidents in Maryland.
Types of Snow & Ice Accidents
There are many ways one may become injured in a snow & ice accident. It is no surprise that during the winter months, parking lots, sidewalks, and stairways can become slippery and hazardous. If these surfaces are not properly cared for, they may result in a serious accident.
Who is Responsible For a Snow and Ice Accident?
In Maryland, property owners have a legal obligation to keep grounds safe for themselves and others. This applies to citizens, stores, companies, and municipal properties. If the duty to keep their property safe is not fulfilled, property owners may be held responsible for any accidents that occur on their property. This means if you slip on an icy sidewalk in front of someone’s house, they are likely responsible for any injuries you incur. There is a certain grace period when it comes to cleaning one’s property of snow & ice. The time in which a property owner must clean their property after a snow or rainfall event varies by municipality. You can contact our office to find out more about this grace period and the specific laws of your municipality.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
In the case of any accident, it is important to provide proof. This proof can take many forms. It is always a good idea to take photos at the scene of your injury. Additionally, if anyone was around to witness your accident, attempt to obtain their contact information. You may also want to provide medical documentation. A skilled attorney can help you access things like security cameras or police records.
It can be hard to recover compensation for a snow & ice injury. That is why it is important to reach out to a knowledgeable attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact Ruben Law Firm
At Ruben Law Firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll an injury may take. We are here to make sure you receive proper compensation for these hardships. If you have been injured in Maryland due to another party’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact Ruben Law Firm to discuss your case.