Virginia Slip and Fall Lawyer
Cravens & Noll is a dedicated team of award-winning highly regarded personal injury lawyers. We’re prepared to fight every day to get you the compensation you deserve. We’ll represent your claim against negligent property owners who have allowed people to get hurt on their property.
You Deserve Compensation for Your Injury
Virginia law protects a property or building’s occupants and visitors. You have the absolute right to expect to be safe on someone else’s property. The law requires them to keep their property safe for everyone who is an invitee or a guest.
Owners and managers of a property are accountable to prevent dangerous conditions or hazards on their property.
Unfortunately, when business or property owners are negligent, their premises become a liability, and you or a family member can become an unwitting victim. Do not be victimized. Call Cravens & Noll and put our power on your side.
If you’ve been a victim of this negligence, you may deserve compensation for your injuries. An experienced premises liability attorney can help you get the compensation that you need and deserve.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are many types of premises liability accidents that may qualify for compensation. The most well-known example of a liability accident is a slip-and-fall injury, such as slipping on an icy sidewalk.
There are many different types of accidents that qualify under premises liability law: for a case such as:
- Injuries from falling objects (500K settlement for item falling off from shelf)
- Assault in an area with bad or no lighting (250K settlement for parking lot assault)
- Electrocution from exposed wiring (75K for medical expenses caused by electrocution)
- Injuries from dangerous chemicals (1 million dollars for chemical burns after falling on the floor during the cleaning of a local hospital)
For these liability accidents and any others, if harm came to you from someone else’s negligence, you most likely deserve compensation. Only you can decide the harm to hire to help you get it.
These accidents qualify as negligence if there was something that the property owner didn’t do what they could to keep you safe, or a hazard on the premises they failed to warn you about.
Types of Injuries from Liability Accidents
When a homeowner, business owner, or property manager fails to protect you from a slip and fall, they are liable for the injuries that result.
The type of injuries that typically result from premises liability accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- 3rd-degree burns
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
The amount of compensation will depend on the seriousness of the injury. If you’ve broken a bone, you won’t receive as much compensation as someone who has suffered a life-altering injury.
A successful case where the plaintiff has a broken bone injury may earn the victim coverage of medical bills and compensation for lost wages from missing work. An injury like a spinal cord injury, or a chemical burn, on the other hand, would more likely lead to life-altering injuries that require more substantial compensation.
Types of Damages
The type of damages you receive might not be restricted to only compensation for economic losses. It’s also possible that you qualify for non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover the impact that your injury had on your financial situation. Loss of work wages and medical bills are two of the most frequent examples of economic damages. Economic damages can also include compensation for physical and psychological therapy.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are losses that your injury has had on other aspects of your quality of life.
They can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Lost life enjoyment
When you choose the right premises liability attorney, they will fight to get you full & fair compensation for all of the damage you’ve incurred.
Virginia Statute of Limitations on Premises Liability Accidents
In all of our laws, there is a period of time where a person or entity can initiate legal proceedings after a crime has been committed or law has been broken. This period of time is called a statute of limitations, and these are used to make sure charges are filed as soon as possible from the event of the alleged offense.
In Virginia, the statute of limitations on premise liability charges is “two years after the cause of action accrues.”
Two years may seem like a long time to prepare your case. In reality, you need all the time you can get. The investigative process from your lawyers can be lengthy, taking months or even years depending on the circumstances of your case.
That’s why it’s best to meet with an attorney as soon as possible so you both can plan the case and file in court ASAP.
Does Virginia Use Contributory Negligence?
Short answer: Yes.
Contributory negligence is a unique law to Virginia. If an injured person contributed to their own accident or injury in any way, then they do not have a right to compensation for their injury, even if the other party is 99% at fault.
Essentially, if you can’t prove that the other party is 100% responsible for your injuries, then you can’t collect any monetary damages.
Contact Experienced Richmond Premises Liability Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been victims of the negligence of the owner of a building or apartment, you deserve proper compensation. You need a lawyer that will defend your rights in court and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Contact the premises liability attorneys at Cravens and Noll to schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your case and use our experience and knowledge to give you the best chances in a Virginia court.