As you go about your day and are running errands, there will be several different properties you may step foot on. The last thing you will expect is that you will slip and fall and be seriously injured as a result. Anyone who invites you onto their property has a duty of care to ensure the property is safe and free of hazards to prevent any injuries to their patrons. This, of course, does not always happen and victims can be left hurt and confused. Our Chesapeake, Virginia slip and fall accident attorney at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., will work to gather evidence, fully investigate your claim, and obtain compensation on your behalf.
Slip and fall accidents can happen for a number of reasons and fall under premises liability. This area of law holds property owners accountable for their actions or inaction. The main causes of slip and fall accidents are:
This is not an exhaustive list and there are other causes of slip and fall accidents. If you are able to, take photos and videos of the area after your accident as this can be crucial evidence to your case.
Many people do not realize that slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. They assume that the accident is small and injuries could not possibly be severe. That is not the case as injuries from a slip and fall include:
Some of these may be a direct result of the fall, while others can be a secondary injury. For example, hitting your head on a shelf as you are falling onto the ground.
After an accident, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible since there is a two-year statute of limitations for premise liability and personal injury cases in the state of Virginia. The attorney at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., will work to seek compensation on your behalf for:
The amount you may be entitled to will depend on the details of your case. There may be other damages you are entitled to, which is why it is best to consult with an experienced attorney about your options.
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