Did you recently fall on a dangerous broken sidewalk in Baltimore, MD? You might be entitled to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your injuries, costs, and pain and suffering. The experienced Baltimore broken sidewalk accident lawyers at William G. Kolodner Personal Injury Lawyers can help you maximize your financial recovery.
Since 1977, our award-winning legal team has been standing up and giving fall victims in Baltimore a voice. Whether you’re going up against Baltimore City or a private property owner, trust that we have the experience and resources you’ll need to win your case and get the money you deserve.
We’ve helped our clients win tens of millions in life-changing compensation. Call to get us in your corner after your broken sidewalk accident, too. Your initial case evaluation is free, so reach out to us at (410) 837-2144 for assistance today.
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How Our Baltimore Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help After a Broken Sidewalk Accident
When you trip on a broken sidewalk in Baltimore, whoever’s responsible for maintaining the premises probably won’t rush to accept responsibility. To add insult to injury, they might even try to blame you. Or they’ll get to work and fix the problem before you have a chance to file a claim against them.
We’re award-winning attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience. Our commitment to our clients is second-to-none, and our ability to win speaks for itself. Since our founding, we’ve won tens of millions in settlements and verdicts for fall victims just like you.
While you focus on recovering from your slip and fall accident, our law firm will:
- Document the dangerous sidewalk and conditions that led to your fall
- Gather evidence to build and strengthen your claim for damages
- Prove that the owner of the sidewalk failed to maintain it properly and, as a result, is liable for your injuries
- Defend you if the owner, their insurance company, or other parties attempt to point fingers and blame you
- Negotiate to get you the best possible terms in a settlement agreement
- Take your case to a jury in Baltimore if you aren’t offered a fair settlement deal
We’re known and respected in Baltimore. There’s a reason clients recommend us to friends, family members, and acquaintances. Our personal injury attorneys work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to get the very best results.
Give our Baltimore, Maryland, law office a call to get started with a free case evaluation. A member of our compassionate team is always standing by – 24/7/365.
Baltimore Property Owners Can Be Liable For Dangerous Sidewalk Conditions
When you’re walking in Baltimore, you shouldn’t have to spend your time looking at the sidewalk to make sure it’s in good condition and free from trip hazards. You should be confident that you can walk without getting hurt.
That’s because property owners – both public and private – have a responsibility to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
This includes both interior space in a home or business, as well as exterior property – like parking lots or sidewalks.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries If I Get Hurt on a Broken Sidewalk in Baltimore, Maryland?
Under Baltimore city law, property owners are responsible for any sidewalks that “bind or abut” their premises.” In other words, if there’s a sidewalk that crosses in front of or across a piece of property, then whoever owns or manages that land is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep.
This can include:
- The city of Baltimore
- Baltimore County
- Private citizens for sidewalks in front of their homes
- Businesses and establishments open to the general public
- Schools and daycare centers
- Colleges and universities
- Nursing homes
- Property managers
If you get hurt because of a hazard on a sidewalk or because it’s uneven and in disrepair, then you might have a legitimate claim for damages against those responsible.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After an Accident on a Broken Sidewalk in Baltimore?
The statute of limitations that will apply to your fall accident case will depend on whether the city or a private party maintains the sidewalk.
For claims involving the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Footway Section, you’ll have just one year from the date of your broken sidewalk accident to file a claim. Your claim must be submitted to the City Law Department in person or by certified mail before 12 months go by, or else you’ll forfeit the right to hold the City accountable.
For cases involving private property owners, Maryland law gives you three years to take action after an injury or wrongful death occurs.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Baltimore Broken Sidewalk Accident Lawyer
Did you suffer broken bones or other injuries because you fell on broken concrete, an uneven sidewalk, or damaged pavement? Could your fall have been avoided if the property owner had kept the sidewalk in a safe condition? Then you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you’ve experienced.
The experienced Baltimore broken sidewalk accident attorneys at William G. Kolodner Personal Injury Lawyers can help you make the most of your premises liability case.
Contact our law office to arrange a time to discuss the details of the broken sidewalk accident. We’re ready to listen to your side of the story, evaluate the strengths of your case, and offer some preliminary guidance regarding your legal rights and options. Our team is ready to help you today, so don’t hesitate to call now.