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All property owners have a responsibility to reasonably prevent accidents from occurring on their property. When the premises are left unmaintained or uncared for, it’s common for injuries to result. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Attorney Chris White at (434) 660-9701 he is a Dedicated Lynchburg Slip and Fall Lawyer.

Slip and Fall Lawyer

Our slip and fall attorney can fight for the compensation that you may be owed. We work to provide legal solutions that are tailored to meet our clients’ needs and circumstances. This personal approach sets us apart from many firms where clients become numbers.

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Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and falls are a type of premises liability claim. Owners are responsible to take every reasonable precaution to ensure that no one will become injured on their property. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and visitors to their property are left with serious injuries or loved ones are left to file a wrongful death claim.

Common locations for falls include:

  • Slippery floors
  • Uneven floors
  • Ramps
  • Doorways
  • Stairs
  • Ladders
  • Cluttered areas
  • Heavily trafficked areas

If it can be proven that the owner should have been aware of the risks presented by a certain area and should have warned of the risk or removed it altogether, you may be eligible to receive compensation.

Lynchburg Slip and Fall Lawyer.

When a slip and fall lawsuit occurs, often there can be more then one business responsible. The entity that operates the business can be responsible for not maintaining the premises appropriately. In some states, the case law that has been handed down by the courts has prescribed what is essentially a time limit of when a business is presumed to be liable for taking due care of an area on their premises.

Other companies that can be liable for a slip and fall are a property owner. If information becomes apparent in a law suit Discovery period that a property owner knew or should have known about an area on their property that someone could be injured on especially business invitees, that is not going to fair well for them in court. Property owners are most certainly an entity I examine when determining whom to pursue for compensation.

Another business is usually a maintenance company that may provide maintenance for a particular location. Some maintenance companies have contracts to remain on site at all times and clean a facility. When these maintenance companies fail to maintain a clean environment, this can cause accident and injury. Please do not hesitate to call me I am a dedicated Lynchburg slip and fall lawyer.

Virginia Law:

In the Case of Jefferson v. Kroger, L.P. I, 2014 U.S. Dist., the Federal court opines what the slip and fall or, premises liability law in Virginia is. 

"In Virginia, to recover on a negligence claim. Plaintiff must establish: (1) that Defendants owed Plaintiff a duty, (2) that Defendants breached that duty, and (3) that this breach proximately caused Plaintiff to suffer damages." 

Futhermore, "Under well-established Virginia law, store owners must maintain reasonably safe facilities for their invitees' visits. The storeowner owes an invitee the duly of using ordinary care to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn ... of any hidden dangers. To fulfill this duty, a storeowner must give notice or warning of an unsafe condition which is known to him and is unknown to the invitee."

"But, such notice is not required where the dangerous condition is open and obvious, and is patent to a reasonable person exercising ordinary care for his own safety. Therefore, in addition to proving duty, breach and causation, the plaintiff in a premises liability case must also prove the existence of an unsafe or dangerous condition on the premises."

"To recover against the owner, an injured invitee must show that the owner had knowledge, actual or constructive, that a defect existed and that such defect created an unsafe condition. A plaintiff must show why and how the incident happened.... If the cause of the event is left to conjecture, guess, or random judgment, the plaintiff cannot recover."

"Plaintiff must establish that Defendants' conduct deviated from the ordinary standard of care. The mere happening of an accident, without more, is not proof of negligence. Virginia courts have typically recognized that certain conditions are unsafe as a matter of course, such as a wet or slippery substance on the floor of the premises, or the presence of an unexpected object lying on the floor."

"In premises liability cases, the plaintiff must introduce evidence of the responsible person's actual or constructive knowledge of a defective condition on the premises to establish a prima facie case of negligence."

"Constructive knowledge or notice of a defective condition of a premise ... may be shown by evidence that the defect was noticeable and had existed for a sufficient length of time to charge its possessor with notice of its defective condition. Though the amount of time considered "sufficient" may vary case to case, if the evidence fails to show when a defect occurred on the premises, the plaintiff has not made out a prima facie case."

"negligence cannot be presumed from the mere happening of an accident.... The evidence produced must prove more than a probability of negligence and any inferences therefrom must be based on facts, not presumptions."

Call a Slip and Fall Attorney in for a Free Consult!

Don’t let an insurance company or other party involved in your case take advantage of you and pressure you to settle for compensation that is less than what you are owed. Chris White, our slip and fall attorney can help you fight for compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Begin your journey to just compensation with a free case evaluation. Contact Attorney Chris White (434) 660-9701 today for more information about your legal options!

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