Premises Liability Attorney
Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to keep their property safe for anyone who may use it. Inadequately maintained premises can be dangerous for unsuspecting patrons and visitors, often resulting in serious personal injury.
High-traffic commercial areas such as hotels, restaurants, stores, and other businesses owe a duty of care to their patrons. When they fail to adhere to basic safety standards, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur because of their negligence.
Examples of Premises Liability
Most people think of slip-and-fall accidents when they think of premises liability. While this is definitely the most common type of premises liability accident, this area of law encompasses a much wider range of situations, including:
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate security
- Malfunctioning locks
- Toxic chemicals on the premises
- Dangerous structures
- Improper maintenance
- Defective conditions
In short: if you sustain an injury on someone else’s property – even if that injury was caused by a third party – you may have a right to file a premises liability lawsuit. Our Norfolk premises liability attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley can thoroughly examine your claim to help you determine if a negligent property owner can be held responsible for your injuries.
Consequences of Improper Property Management
The consequences of a landowner’s negligence vary from case to case. Some of the most common premises liability cases come from injuries such as:
- Physical and sexual assaults
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
Injuries sustained on an improperly maintained premise may result in significant medical expenses, an inability to work, substantial changes in lifestyle, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Damages may be short-term or last for a lifetime, but all of these factors should be considered when seeking compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to a badly managed property, please contact our Virginia premises liability attorney today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, representing injured victims throughout Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the Hampton Roads area. (Please be sure to schedule an appointment before visiting our Virginia Beach location.)