Virginia Slip & Fall Attorneys | Washington D.C. Premises Liability Lawyer
Slip and fall accident cases, known in legal circles as "premises liability" cases, occur when you slip and fall due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property. There are a number of hazardous conditions that may exist on someone's property that may cause you to slip and fall. Faulty handrails, torn or frayed carpet, uneven surfaces, improperly maintained sidewalks or parking lots, and spills may give rise to premises liability cases. In addition, poor lighting conditions may have prevented you from seeing an obvious hazard. Slip and fall injuries can be severe, leaving victims with serious spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury that may lower the quality of their lives forever. A slip and fall accident may occur anywhere, including:
- Office buildings
- Apartment buildings
- Private residences
- Sidewalks / parking lots
If you have fallen due to a hazardous condition at these or any other premises, you should immediately seek medical attention, report the incident to the property owner, and consult experienced Virginia slip & fall attorneys. As a general rule, property owners are not responsible for random acts of violence or unforeseeable criminal activity committed on their property by non-employees. However, liability may arise when such criminal conduct is the foreseeable result of the property owner's negligence. Some common criminal offenses committed by third parties that often give rise to premises liability claims include:
- Deadly Force
- Sexual Assault
If a business or apartment complex is located in an area that is known to have a high crime rate, the property owner may be deemed negligent if he or she failed to hire security personnel or install an adequate security system.
The Virginia slip & fall attorneys at Charles B. Roberts & Associates, P.C. have successfully handled premises liability cases in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, and throughout Northern Virginia, as well as Bethesda, Maryland, and the entire D.C. Metro Area.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident, contact the experienced Virginia slip & fall attorneys at 703-491-7070 or 1-888-407-4529 (toll free) to discuss your case. In premises liability cases, it is essential that you hire an attorney quickly after the accident to begin gathering and preserving evidence.
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