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When you are hurt on another person’s property, your first thought may simply be getting the help and care you need. However, you may be eligible for compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering you endured due to the negligence of a property owner. In order to obtain that compensation, it is vital to preserve any evidence involved in your accident. That is where the attorneys at Sethi & Sledd, PLLC can step in to help.
Where Do Premises Liability Laws Apply?
Most people don’t realize that when they are on another person’s property (so long as they aren’t trespassing), they may be covered by premises liability laws if they suffer an injury caused by a property issue.
Accidents involving premises liability can occur practically anywhere, such as:
- Parking lots or garages
- Shopping areas
- Grocery stores
- Sports arenas
- Neighbor’s house
- Apartment buildings
Incidents can occur due to lack of security, poor lighting, damaged structures, unmaintained faculties, dangerous hazards, and various other issues left unfixed by the property owner or manager. Our Virginia and DC premises liability lawyers have represented countless clients in tough and complicated cases against negligent property owners.
Understanding Virginia Premises Liability Law
Just because you were hurt while on another person’s property, it doesn’t automatically mean that you have a valid premises liability claim. It is important to understand the laws involved in such cases so that you can determine how to move forward. In Virginia, business and property owners are under a legal duty to maintain their space and keep it in a safe condition.
Some of the important factors which may determine whether you have a case:
- The property owner knew about or should have known about hazards on the property
- The owner/employees had adequate time to repair or resolve the dangerous condition
- It was foreseeable that a customer or visitor could be injured due to this hazard
- You, as a visitor or customer, were actually injured due to the unsafe condition(s)
If you were trespassing or acting in a negligent/reckless manner, you may be blamed for contributing to your injury by failing to see the obvious hazard. This is important as Virginia law states that you bear responsibility for your own safety under reasonable circumstances.
Proven Representation Just a Phone Call Away
We cannot stress enough how crucial it is to have a seasoned Virginia and DC personal injury attorney by your side during this time. At Sethi & Sledd, PLLC we bring a collective 30-plus years of legal insight and experience to the table. We know how to win complicated cases and aren’t afraid to take matters to trial.
When you want an aggressive litigator and skilled negotiator on your side, be sure to call Sethi & Sledd, PLLC at 703-214-9671.