Can I Take Legal Action After Being Injured Due to Poor Lighting?

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To learn if you can take legal action after being injured due to poor lighting, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to discover your possibilities. Our firm is prepared to work toward the compensation you require to heal. Give us a call today to schedule your construction.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

There are various injuries that can be sustained in an accident that was caused by poor lighting. The following are the most common injuries sustained in poor lighting accidents:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

Poor lighting accidents occur in the following locations most commonly:

  • Bars
  • Public transportation
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

You may have a valid premises liability claim if you have been injured due to poor lighting and can prove that negligence resulted in your accident. To prove this you will need to prove the following factors:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. 
  2. The property owner was aware of or should have been aware of the hazards on their property. 
  3. The property owner breached this duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property 
  4. This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  5. The accident resulted in your injuries.
  6. Your injuries led to financial and emotional losses.

If you can prove these factors, the owner or manager of the property may be responsible for compensating your losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years in Maryland. You will have three years to take legal action against the negligent party to avoid being permanently time-barred from suing. The sooner you file your claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, give our experienced personal injury firm a call today to discuss the next steps you will take. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.

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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.