It is the responsibility of property owners to maintain a safe environment and take care to ensure the safety of those who are on the premises. Premises liability cases involve accidents and injuries that occur as a result of neglect on behalf of the owners. If it is shown that the owner was negligent, they could be held liable for the incident. Common oversights that can lead to injury and the filing of a lawsuit include:
- Obstructed pathways
- Lack of handrails
- Poor lighting
- Lack of warning signs
Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability cases, but they can also include injuries that are caused by falling objects, improper handling of hazardous materials, swimming pool accidents, and instances of assault that occur on the property. Additionally, even if the property owner is unaware of the hazard, he or she may still be responsible.
If you’re injured while on private or public property, you could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. However, for your case to succeed it needs to be shown that the accident was the result of owner neglect. An experienced lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and that your pain & suffering and financial loss is compensated. Virginia has laws in place to protect victims of someone else’s irresponsibility, and you and your family should not be unfairly disadvantaged and left alone to deal with the burden.
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If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another's negligence, schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys today. Call us at 888-691-9319 or fill out a quick form to get started!