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Premises liability: Poorly maintained lot causes woman’s death

| Jan 27, 2020 | Premises Liability |

Many young couples in Maryland and across the country enjoy spending time together in the company of their friends. Unfortunately, an evening turned into tragedy for a couple in another state who had been enjoying a night of dancing. A premises liability lawsuit filed in response to the incident claims that a young woman died because a company neglected to properly maintain a parking lot.

The incident happened during the early morning hours on a day in June 2019. A 23-year-old Marine was reportedly spending time with his 22-year-old wife and friends at Coyote Bar and Grill. As they were walking through the parking lot at the end of the night, the man was reportedly carrying his wife.

The lawsuit describes the parking lot as uneven, riddled with potholes and poorly lit. Unfortunately, the young man says he fell after stepping into a pothole, causing his wife to strike her head on the ground. She was taken to the hospital but died after spending five days in the intensive care unit. 

Though the lawsuit was filed against the company that owns the bar, a manager of a business near where the accident happened indicates it may have occurred at an area for which the city is responsible for maintaining. When a tragedy such as this occurs, surviving family members often feel that it is necessary to hold those responsible for their loss accountable for their actions, potentially preventing similar accidents in the future. If a loss occurs as a result of a failure to maintain safe property conditions, an attorney with experience with premises liability lawsuits can help Maryland victims identify parties that may hold responsibility and take appropriate action.