Knowledgeable Premises Liability Attorney Representing Virginia Plaintiffs
All property owners, whether commercial or residential, are responsible for maintaining safe property conditions or they could be found liable for damages if someone gets hurt. Armentrout Accident & Injury Law has helped countless clients collect compensation from premises liability claims in our nearly three decades in practice. We are prepared to do the same for you.
What Constitutes Premises Liability?
Property owners are not liable for all accidents that occur on their premises, so it is important to determine what exactly caused your injury. Were you acting in a controlled and reasonable manner? Did you heed all posted and verbal warnings? Were you expressly permitted to be on the premises? If yes, it is likely that your case will be successful. Common examples of unsafe conditions that can cause premises liability injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Broken or uneven pavement, walkways, flooring, stairs, handrails, etc.
- Exposed wiring or insulation
- Liquid, oil, or other substance spills
- Inadequate or missing safety warnings
- Lack of handicap access or accommodations
- Chemical or harmful substance exposure
- Inadequate security
- Failure to prevent assault or animal attacks
- Dangerous food or beverage preparation
In order to mount a successful premises liability claim, it is our burden as your attorney to prove negligence on the part of the property owner. We must demonstrate the following:
- The hazard was not visible or obvious to the average patron or visitor
- The property owner was or should have been aware of the hazard
- The property owner had ample time to repair or remove the hazard
- The property owner did not dictate an adequate warning about the hazard
- You were injured on the premises as a direct result of the unmarked hazard
Principal attorney Terry Armentrout has been practicing law for over 25 years. He is intimately aware of the Virginia state premises liability laws and is eager to help you collect the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal and move forward.