BECAUSE THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN SPECIFIC CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, PAST CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN FUTURE CASES UNDERTAKEN BY A LAWYER OR LAW FIRM.
A slip and fall can occur when a business or other property owner fails to use reasonable care to make their premises safe for customers and other lawful visitors. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a slip and fall that was caused by a property owner’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses through a “premises liability” claim.
However, a slip and fall accident claim can be difficult to prove. It typically involves complex legal and insurance issues. This is why it is important to get help from an attorney with experience in this area of the law.
You should contact the personal injury attorneys at Marks & Harrison. We have an extensive background in slip and fall cases in Richmond and throughout Virginia, including:
The result obtained in a slip and fall case depends on factors that are unique to each case. Our past case results do not guarantee or forecast what could be recovered in your case.
It will be important to meet with us so we can review specifically what happened in your case and get to work right away on seeking the compensation you deserve. Call us today or reach us online to get started today with a free consultation.
A slip and fall is an accident that can be caused by a dangerous condition on property owned (or possessed) by an individual, business or government. It can occur due to conditions such as:
A slip and fall can be a serious accident that leads to severe injuries, including:
Anyone can suffer a slip and fall injury. However, the injuries may be more serious when the victim is an elderly person who may face complications related to age and health. It is important for any slip and fall victim to get immediate legal help.
Not every slip and fall results in a claim for compensation. This is why it is crucial for an attorney to carefully review your case. Three key issues in slip and fall cases in Virginia are:
Of course, if you go outside the scope of property owner’s permission – for instance, you are a customer in a store who wanders out of the shopping aisles and into a restricted area – then you could lose your status as an invitee.
For this reason, an important aspect in your case could be providing proof of when a dangerous condition arose and how long it existed without being addressed by the property owner. For instance, if a landlord received several complaints about a broken handrail, it would lean towards negligence.
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall, you may be able to recover damages that will provide compensation for your:
If a fall resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one, you would seek a different set of damages through a wrongful death claim.
At Marks & Harrison, we work with experienced investigators who can help us to determine why your slip and fall accident occurred and who should be held responsible for it. We can also consult with safety experts and medical experts who can assist us with preparing a claim for damages on your behalf.
Our goal will be to obtain a timely, full and fair financial recovery for you through a settlement of your slip and fall claim. However, if necessary, we will be ready to take your case into the courtroom and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Most businesses, and their insurers, challenge slip and fall claims. It will be crucial to have an attorney by your side to protect your rights at every stage.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a slip and fall, you can count on the lawyers of Marks & Harrison to work hard for you and seek the compensation you are due. We serve clients in Richmond and from our offices located throughout Virginia. Contact us today for a free consultation.