Property owners in Virginia and throughout the state have duties to keep their premises reasonably safe. When property owners fail in their duties and cause accidents, victims can be entitled to compensation for their injuries. When you enter a property, the last thing you expect is to suffer an injury. If you do, you should discuss your legal options with a Virginia personal injury attorney.
Injuries can result from various accidents, but slip and fall accidents are often the most common. Some injuries can happen because of holes, slippery surfaces, unmarked construction, exposed wiring, or other hazards. Sometimes an object can fall from another floor. Common locations of premises liability accidents include:
Dangerous conditions on a property can lead to risks to guests. Some injuries are more serious than others. We cannot predict your injuries’ severity until you get medical treatment. Some of the most common injuries from premises liability accidents are:
You may be eligible for financial compensation if you suffer any of these or other injuries. Injuries affect people in different ways and require various treatments to heal You should discuss your injuries with a Virginia premises liability lawyer.
The person’s legal status on the property will contribute to the duties the property owner owes to them. All property owners have an obligation to safely maintain their property. They have the highest obligation to an invited guest. The least duty they owe is to a trespasser who unlawfully enters the property. Another category of duty is to licensees, who enter the property for their benefit but still have some duty owed. In many cases, your legal status on the property can determine whether you are entitled to compensation.
The first element of establishing fault is determining the property owner’s obligation. Our Virginia premises liability lawyer will determine if you were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. Then we will establish that the property owner breached that duty. The third element is showing causation for the dangerous condition. Lastly, we will need to prove you incurred damages from the injuries caused by the premises accident.
After investigating your case and gathering evidence, a Virginia personal injury lawyer can begin negotiating with the insurance company. Remember, insurance companies want to do everything they can to deny claims or settle them for as little as possible. The best way to protect your rights is to retain an attorney as soon as you can. Call RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 to schedule an initial consultation.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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