Helping Victims Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents

When you slip and fall on someone else's property, you have a right to hold that property owner accountable for failing to address obvious safety hazards. Proving liability in these types of accidents is difficult, however, which is why you should always get the most experienced legal representation possible.

At the law firm of Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., our lawyers take fast aggressive action to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We can handle all of the complex legal work involved with building a strong premises liability claim while you focus on your health.

We have helped slip-and-fall accident victims throughout Prince George's County for more than 25 years. Call our office in Greenbelt today at 301-850-2470 for a free consultation.

Property Owners Must Address All Types Of Hazards

Business owners, landlords, construction companies, municipal governments and homeowners all have a duty to address hazards that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents. These include:

  • Poorly maintained or constructed balconies, stairs, walls or other property features
  • Ice or snow that has not been cleared from entryways and sidewalks
  • Potholes or cracks in pavement
  • Liquid or food spills
  • Tripping hazards such as electrical cords or rugs

Why Do I Need An Attorney's Help?

As soon as possible after your accident and after you received medical attention, it is important to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your claim. A lawyer like Vail Kaufman can secure important evidence, such as surveillance footage, and locate witnesses necessary to building a strong claim.

Vail can also help you navigate Maryland's complex "contributory negligence" law, which can deny you any compensation if it is determined you failed to take proper precautions. Property owners and insurance agents may try to get you to admit a degree of fault. Do not speak about your accident. Instead, let your lawyer handle these issues on your behalf.

Call Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., For Help

Time is of the essence in slip-and-fall cases. Property owners will likely try to address any hazards quickly after your accident. Schedule a free consultation at our office in Greenbelt today by calling 301-850-2470 or 800-724-1621 or by contacting us online.