Howard County Criminal & Personal Injury Lawyers


7226 Lee Deforest DR #207
Columbia, MD 21046

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Howard County Criminal Lawyers

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Premises Liability / Slip&Fall

The Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) routinely represent people who have sustained injuries from a slip and fall, trip and fall, or other injury on the property of another. These are called premises liability claims. Premises liability lawsuits involve injuries sustained on another person’s property as a result of a defective or dangerous condition. Premises liability cases are often nicknamed slip and fall cases. Many attorneys have been given a bad name for running large personal injury mills and soliciting the masses to peruse cases resulting in the most minor of injuries. WE DO NOT DO THAT! Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates hand selects cases in order to insure that legitimate suits can be filed and legitimate damages can be illustrated. Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates’ credo is “service, service, service,” and we work tirelessly to insure that each and every case is given the personal attention that each client expects.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Maryland property owners and business owners have a legal duty to protect people who come onto their property from dangerous conditions. However, this duty is often overlooked and serious, sometimes catastrophic, injuries result.

There are numerous conditions which can lead to premises liability lawsuits. For example:

  • snow or ice not properly removed
  • leaks or spills on slippery floors
  • poorly placed carpets or electrical cords in walkways
  • freshly cleaned floors with inadequate warnings
  • defective pavement or sidewalks
  • unfenced swimming pools, swing sets, or trampolines


Technically speaking, there is no duty on the part of a property owner to warn of open and obvious defects. However, if a visitor’s suffers an injury on some open defect doing something that is not unreasonable, the property owner may be liable. Thus, a thorough and complete evaluation/investigation of the circumstances surrounding each particular premises liability is essential. The Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates team has precisely the skill set and resource, with a focus on meticulous service, to give each case the personal attention it deserves.

It is important to note that when you are hurt on another person’s property the owner of said property will not automatically be considered liable for your injuries. Negligence must be established on the part of the property owner. To save you time and money, Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) will immediately review the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine if you are entitled to compensation.

Contact Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates NOW for a free consultation and case evaluation. There is NO FEE IF NO RECOVERY. Every case has a time limit, contact us NOW to protect your rights and your recovery.

Appointments can be set in either our Columbia (Howard County), Gaithersburg (Montgomery County), or Riverdale (Prince George’s County) locations.



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