WHAT CONSTITUTES A SLIP AND FALL CASE IN MARYLAND?
In the state of Maryland, slip and fall cases are relatively difficult to pursue successfully; Maryland law sets a fairly high bar for considering such accusations. That being said, constructing a solid slip and fall case is certainly possible, and litigation may be well worth considering if substantial injury indeed occurred. Generally speaking, the burden lies with the injured to prove liability on the part of the premises owner or occupier.
Under Maryland law, property owners are expected to provide a safe, hazard-free environment for patrons and guests. Any violation of this expectation can potentially become grounds for a slip and fall premises liability case. The court’s willingness to hear such a case–and the victim’s chances of emerging from litigation successfully–depend largely on two factors: liability and damages.