Virginia Work Injury Lawyers

A Slip and Fall Attorney Will Fight for You

Every property owner has the obligation to maintain his or her premises so it is safe and free of hazards. When the owner fails to do so, serious accidents can result. If you were injured by slipping and falling on commercial or private property, you may have a case to claim compensation in a personal injury suit. A slip and fall attorney at Reinhardt, Harper, Davis PLC can help you build a case and claim the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you experienced. To schedule your free case evaluation at our legal practice in Richmond, VA, call our office at (800) 884-9507 or contact us online today. 

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Hazards must be clearly marked or negligent parties can be held responsible for your injuries.

Determining Who Is Responsible

One of the most important aspects of a personal injury suit is proving that negligence on the part of one party caused the accident. Everyone has the obligation to watch where they are going, so the fact that you fell on someone else’s property does not automatically guarantee you have a case.

To show someone was legally responsible for your injuries, you must prove they did not perform the necessary actions to ensure their property was safe. For your case to have merit, one of three situations must have occurred. Either the owner of the premise or an employee:

  • Must have known there was a dangerous surface, but did not take necessary action to secure it.
  • Must have caused a spill, worn or torn spot, or other dangerous surface or item to be underfoot.
  • Should have known about the dangerous surface because a reasonable individual caring for the property would have discovered the surface and removed or repaired it. 

In all these cases, it can be difficult to prove liability, or fault, without the assistance of a personal injury lawyer with an advanced understanding of liability and negligence. It can be especially complicated when the owner or employee “should have known” about a dangerous surface or situation. In these case, our team can help you prove that the owner did not make reasonable efforts to secure their property. 

Pure Contributory Negligence 

In Virginia, your personal injury suit is held to the high standards of "pure contributory negligence." Due to this rule, if you are found to have contributed to the accident or injury in any way, you do not have a case for compensation. Under pure contributory negligence, you must prove that the owner or employee of the premise was 100 percent at fault for your slip and fall. 

Our personal injury attorneys can help negotiate a favorable settlement or provide strong legal representation to protect your best interests. 

Our team can help you achieve this by visiting the site of the accident and collecting evidence to support your claim. The insurance company and lawyer of the responsible party will likely try to prove you were at least partially responsible for the accident to avoid paying. Our personal injury attorneys can help negotiate a favorable settlement or provide strong legal representation to protect your best interests. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

At Reinhardt, Harper, Davis PLC, we have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations governing liability in Virginia and can help you build a strong case. If you were injured in a slip and fall, you likely need compensation to cover medical expenses and changes to your lifestyle as well as lost wages due to the accident. To find out if you have a case for a personal injury claim, contact our office online or call us at (800) 884-9507 to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation today.

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