Slip, trip, or fall injury attorneys serving Virginia individuals and families
Virginia property and business owners owe you a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. If you sustained serious injuries after slipping on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation by filing an injury claim. At The Cochran Firm, D.C., our team of experienced trial attorneys has prosecuted injury claims for decades and understands what it takes to secure the maximum possible compensation under the law. Contact our legal professionals for a free case evaluation.
Under Virginia law, property owners are responsible for slip and fall injuries if they knew (or should have known) about dangerous conditions on their property but did nothing to correct the problem or warn the injured victim.
Typical causes of slip and fall injuries:
- Wet, oily, or greasy floor without proper signage
- Torn, worn, or frayed carpeting
- Slipping on snow and ice that a property owner neglected to properly clear
- Inadequate lighting
- Unsafe stairways or steps, such as when the depth or height between stairs varies
- Walkway obstructions, including debris and clutter
- Tripping on potholes and uneven surfaces
- Poor maintenance
- Snow or ice that was not removed by the property owner
Common injuries caused by slip and falls:
- Brain injury
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe bruising
- Neck injuries
- Head and shoulder trauma
When you file a slip and fall claim, your attorney can seek compensation for past and future medical bills, physical therapy, emotional pain and suffering, occupational training, and other claims.
Bringing a slip and fall case in Virginia
Under Virginia law, store or property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for customers. If the storeowner knows or should have known about a hazard or dangerous object, it must be removed within a reasonable amount of time. Store and property owners also have a duty to warn customers of these hazards. However, they do not have a duty to warn customers and people on their property if the hazardous condition is open and plainly visible to a person reasonably alert for their own safety. You have a much stronger chance of prevailing on your slip and fall claim in Virginia if you can show the property owner knew about the dangerous condition that caused your injury.
Proving that the property or store owners knew or should have known about the hazard or dangerous condition that caused the slip, trip, or fall injury can be both complex and challenging. Bringing a successful claim may require the testimony of a safety expert or an engineer. Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of these issues and can explain them to you during your free consultation.
Contact an experienced Virginia slip and fall lawyer
At The Cochran Firm, D.C., our attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable and only represent injured victims. Our team of seasoned professionals can guide you through the slip and fall claim process and will do everything to maximize your chance of a large compensation award. We offer free case consultations to individuals who have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident through no fault of their own.
We handle slip and fall cases in all Virginia counties, including Loudoun, Arlington, Spotsylvania, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fairfax, King George, Prince William, Stafford, and Warren, and the independent cities of Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
Because strict statutory deadlines apply to when an individual may bring a slip and fall case in Virginia, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible in order to determine your next step.