Slip and fall accidents are fairly common, and not every instance is particularly serious. However, many slip and falls lead to severe, life-altering injuries. When someone else’s negligence caused your accident and resulting injuries, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences on your own.
At Breit Drescher Imprevento, we assist clients with all types of premises liability claims, including those involving slip and fall accidents. With more than 30 years of experience, our firm understands how to fight—and win—these types of complex cases. Our Virginia Beach slip and fall attorneys strive to help you recover the just compensation you are owed for your damages.
Contact us online or by phone at (757) 330-4099 to schedule a no-cost consultation with our legal team today.
When Slip & Fall Accidents Are Caused by Negligence
While truly blameless accidents can and do occur, many slip and falls are the direct or indirect result of property owner negligence. In Virginia, both private and public property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe for guests, visitors, customers, and anyone who is legally on their property. This includes addressing any unsafe conditions in a prompt and timely manner. If a property owner cannot reasonably fix a dangerous condition, he or she must warn visitors of its presence.
A slip and fall accident may be the result of negligence if it occurs due to any of the following dangerous conditions:
- Accumulated ice, snow, or water
- Unmarked wet floors or pooled liquids
- Ripped or torn carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Defective sidewalks
- Unsafe stairs
- Lack of handrails/safety rails
- Improper signage
- Cluttered floors/walking areas
- Exposed tree roots
- Fallen store merchandise
These and other dangerous conditions can all lead to slips, trips, and falls. If the property owner or management has not taken reasonable steps to fix the dangerous condition or to at least warn visitors of the condition, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries.
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Slip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries, such as concussions, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. The cost of immediate and long-term treatment can be exorbitant, and most victims suffer severe physical pain and emotional distress.
At Breit Drescher Imprevento, we are committed to fighting for victims of property owner negligence. Our Virginia Beach slip and fall lawyers have decades of legal experience. We work with a team of paralegals and expert investigators to determine the cause of your accident and the full extent of your injuries. While we strive for just settlements, we are not afraid to take your case to trial whenever necessary.
Were you injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence? Contact Breit Drescher Imprevento at (757) 330-4099 to learn more about your legal rights and options.