Have you been injured at a business, industrial facility, or home through no fault of your own? You should speak with a premises liability lawyer.
The attorneys at Epperly & Follis, P.C. located in downtown Richmond, Virginia have seen the damage caused when property owners and others fail to maintain safe premises. We believe victims injured by hazardous or unsafe conditions at a business, home or other establishments deserve fair compensation – and our lawyers aren’t afraid to take on tough premises liability cases.
In Virginia, proving a case of premises liability involves two basic issues; the relationship of the victim to the responsible party, and whether the responsible party was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused the injury.
The relationship is important because it establishes whether the victim was an invited guest for business or social reasons, or an uninvited trespasser. However, even a trespasser may be entitled to compensation under certain circumstances.
Many premises liability cases involve slip and fall accidents. Demonstrating the responsible party’s knowledge of the dangerous or unsafe slip and fall condition can be difficult, and requires an experienced law firm like Epperly & Follis, P.C. with extensive knowledge of Virginia building codes and regulations.
Inadequate security may also be a factor – such as cases in which a building owner fails to take certain safety measures and the victim is attacked as a result. Inadequate security can happen anywhere, but the most common cases arise at hotels, apartments, clubs, office buildings, parking lots or garages and shopping centers. Those high-traffic areas often attract criminal activity. Inadequate security claims frequently involve proof that a property owner knew, or should have known, of a pattern of crime in the area but failed to take adequate steps to light, patrol and secure the property.
Some of the other cases we will handle include:
The short answer is, yes, your total reward is impacted by the seriousness of your injuries.
If you have a broken finger because of a slip & fall at your neighbor’s house, you will receive compensation, but your overall losses would be minimal compared to other injuries.
If you suffer permanent paralysis due to a spinal cord injury at a job site, you are looking at all kinds of damages due to your injuries. You could be compensated for medical bills, mental and cognitive therapy, pain and suffering, permanent disability payments, and so much more.
Whether you have sustained permanent life-changing injuries, or you just have minor injuries, the other party may be responsible for paying for your damages. These kinds of claims can be complex, so it pays to have experienced personal injury lawyers represent your claim to make sure you are fairly compensated.
We represent clients who have suffered many different types of injuries including:
Even if your injury doesn’t fall under these categories, you may still have a claim against a property owner. Our attorneys have many combined decades of experience handling all kinds of injury claims, so it makes sense to connect with one of our attorneys to explore what legal options might be available for your specific case.
There are many types of damages which could be covered with your claim:
If you are still trying to decide if you should pursue legal action against a property owner, it is important to remember, in Virginia, you only have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim.
Even though this seems like a long time, experienced attorneys need time to conduct a proper investigation after the incident. They will investigate all of the circumstances and details involved in your accident. When working with large corporations, there may be some investigation required to determine who to pursue for legal action.
Another important factor to consider is how the passage of time can hurt your claim against a business or individual. Memories fade, and tracking down witnesses gets more difficult. If you are considering filing a claim, it is better to go ahead and connect with a Richmond premises liability attorney so you have the best chance of achieving the best possible outcome in your case.
If you’ve been hurt at a business or on someone else’s property and you believe you may have a premises liability claim, the legal team at Epperly & Follis, P.C. is ready to help. Our skilled team of lawyers know the law, the legal process and victim’s rights. We can help you make informed decisions, so please contact the premises liability law firm of Epperly & Follis, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia today at 1-888-703-0109 or 804-648-6480, or contact us via our online Contact Form.
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