Under Virginia law, property owners have a duty to inspect their properties for obvious defects and to either fix those defects or warn guests of the dangers posed by them. Often, property owners fail to act in accordance with this responsibility, which can result in serious injuries to guests and others lawfully on their property.
If you were injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property—whether it was private property or a public space—you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Though many people are hesitant to pursue these types of personal injury cases, damages incurred in premises liability cases can be extensive. Financial recovery can help you get the crucial medical care you need. It can also assist with lost income/wages from time taken off work to receive this medical treatment. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work temporarily or permanently, you may be entitled to receive compensation for reduced or lost earning ability.
Discuss your legal options with the Virginia Beach premises liability lawyers at Breit Drescher Imprevento; contact us online or call (757) 330-4099 for a free case evaluation.
Examples of Dangerous Property Conditions
In order to pursue a premises liability claim, you must first show that the property owner was negligent and that this negligent directly or indirectly led to your injuries. To do this, you must establish that the property owner knew of or should have known of a certain dangerous condition and that he or she failed to take reasonable steps to fix the condition or warn visitors to the property of its existence.
Some common examples of “dangerous conditions” include:
- Unmarked wet floors
- Unsafe stairs
- Lack of safety railings
- Inadequate or negligent security
- Unsafe elevators
- Ripped carpeting
- Uneven floors
- Lack of proper signage
- Defective sidewalks
- Unsafe store displays
- Building code violations
- Dangerous swimming pools
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other examples of dangerous property conditions that can lead to serious accidents and devastating injuries. At Breit Drescher Imprevento, we handle all types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents, negligent security claims, and more.
Common Premises Liability-Related Injuries
Frequently, due to the nature of these types of cases, the physical injuries are devastating.
Typical injuries in premises liability cases include:
- Broken bones
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neurologic injuries
At Breit Drescher Imprevento, our Virginia Beach premises liability attorneys are experienced in litigating all varieties of premises liability cases and are committed to aggressively seeking justice for you. We have been serving injured individuals throughout the Greater Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area since 1988 and, in this time, have successfully recovered more than $250 million for our clients.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a premises liability case, call Breit Drescher Imprevento at (757) 330-4099 for a free consultation.