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Slip and Fall Claims in Maryland Winter Weather

What Are the Duties of Property Owner Regarding Snow and Ice?

Slip and Fall Claims in Maryland Winter WeatherWinter is upon us, and in Maryland, that means snow and ice. Though the average snowfall across the state is about 20 inches a year, there are some parts of the state that can accumulate several feet. That snow can pose its own risks, but may also turn into ice, making conditions extremely dangerous. Property owners in Maryland have certain duties to maintain their premises in winter to minimize the risk of injury to persons legally visiting the property.

The Duties of Property Owners in Maryland’s Winter Weather

Residential and commercial property owners must take reasonable steps to ensure that the risk of injury is minimized. In Maryland, this means that property owners must monitor and inspect property for potential hazards and either take steps for eliminate the danger or reasonably warn visitors of the potential risks. This requires homeowners and commercial property owners to pay attention to weather forecasts and conditions, and take reasonable measures, including laying down salt or sand, removing snow or ice, or preventing access to premises. Many municipalities in Maryland have specific ordinances requiring the removal of snow within a specific period of time.

Proven Baltimore County Slip and Fall Attorney

Maryland SuperLawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has aggressively advocated for personal injury victims brings in Baltimore and across the state of Maryland for more than 30 years. A well-respected trial attorney, Smith has been listed as a “Top-Rated Lawyer” by the American Lawyer Magazine and has consistently been AV-rated by his colleagues in the Maryland Bar under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System (the highest rating possible). The National Trial Lawyers Association, a “by invitation only” professional organization, has named him one of the top 100 attorneys in the state of Maryland.

A recipient of the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), Jonathan has also earned a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO as a trial attorney.

Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer in Maryland

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a slip and fall in snowy or icy weather, let attorney Jonathan Scott Smith help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. Contact our offices by e-mail or call us at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

The Different Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

What Losses Can You Recover after an Accident?

The Different Types of Damages in a Personal Injury ClaimWhen another person acts carelessly, causing an accident, you have a right to file a lawsuit seeking “damages.” In a personal injury lawsuit, those “damages” generally take the form of a monetary payment. As a general rule, most personal injury damages are categorized as “compensatory,” intended to reimburse you for specific losses or provide you with remuneration for anticipated expense or loss. In rare situations, in a personal injury claim, an injured party may seek (and the court may award) “punitive” damages, often where the wrongful act was egregious or with reckless disregard for human life.

Compensatory damages are further divided between those considered “economic,” and those referred to as “non-economic.” Economic damages are those that are typically tangible and easy to calculate, such as lost wages or unreimbursed medical expenses, as well as property loss or damage. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are losses that are commonly more difficult to accurately compute, and may include such things as physical/emotional pain and suffering, loss of companionship/consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Results-Oriented Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

Maryland SuperLawyer Jonathan Scott Smith brings more than three decades of experience to injured people in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland. A proven trial attorney, Smith has been named a “Top-Rated Lawyer” by the American Lawyer Magazine, and has long been AV-rated by his colleagues in the legal profession under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System (the highest rating possible). The National Trial Lawyers Association, a “by invitation only” professional organization, has listed him among the top 100 attorneys in the state of Maryland.

Attorney Smith has also earned the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), as well as a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO as a trial attorney.

Aggressive Montgomery County Accident Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love has suffered any type of loss as the result of a personal injury, we can help. Contact attorney Jonathan Scott Smith by e-mail or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

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  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

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