Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Premises liability law involves the legal responsibility of property owners to prevent injuries to people on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accident. These kinds of accidents often occur because of an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or debris or spilled liquid on the floor.
At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., one of our experienced attorneys can evaluate the strength of your claim and help you pursue damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Proving Liability In Slip-And-Fall Cases
In slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, staircase falls and any other premises liability case, the injured person must be able to show that the property owner did not meet the reasonable safety standard. What is often even more challenging is proving that the property owner was aware of — or should clearly have known about — the dangerous condition.
Visitors, however, also have a responsibility to protect themselves from obvious dangers. If you noticed a dangerous condition or the danger was readily apparent, the property owner may not be liable for injuries.
In addition, a premises liability attorney must establish that a responsible party had a reasonable opportunity to correct a dangerous condition before someone was injured. In a slip-and-fall case involving a spill on a grocery store floor, for instance, you must prove that the property owner had a reasonable period of time in which to discover the spill and clean it up.
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If you have been injured by a premises-related condition, set up a free initial consultation by calling our Roanoke, Virginia, office at 540-904-1621 or toll free at 888-635-6304. You can also contact a lawyer at Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. by email.