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Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-Fall Accidents

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Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyers

Every year, thousands of people sustain serious personal injuries when they slip or trip on a poorly maintained property. Wet or icy walkways, uneven ground, poor lighting, and unmarked hazards can all cause these sudden slip-and-fall accidents, leaving many people with debilitating injuries. If you were not properly warned about an unsafe condition, or if a property’s poor condition has gone unaddressed for too long, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries through a premises liability case.

Proving liability will require a complete investigation into your accident. Our Norfolk slip and fall lawyers John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over four decades of experience holding negligent property owners responsible for the injuries of victims like you. If you have a valid trip-and-fall claim, we can help you pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Case

In order to prove a property owner’s liability, it must first be established that the property owner failed in their duty to provide safe walking premises for patrons and visitors. Doing this will require that we establish one of three things:

  • The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition
  • The property owner or an employee knew about the hazardous condition and did nothing sufficient to correct it
  • The property owner or an employee should have known about the condition and fixed it or warned of it

This last point can be difficult to prove and requires the experience of a skilled slip and fall lawyer. We must prove that a normal person under similar circumstances would have known about this dangerous condition and taken appropriate action to correct it. As our verdicts and settlements show, both of our attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are incredibly effective at building these types of complex cases.

If you or a loved one has been the victim or a slip-and-fall (or trip-and-fall) accident, please contact our premises liability attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation. We can help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim against the property manager or business.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, representing injured victims throughout Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the Hampton Roads area. (Please be sure to schedule an appointment before visiting our Virginia Beach location.)

John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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