Virginia Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
The law that governs slip and fall cases in Virginia can be challenging. Just because you were injured on the premises of a commercial establishment does not mean that you will be able to win your case. This is true even if you can prove that there was an unsafe condition on the property. The person who has been injured has to prove actual or constructive notice or knowledge of the unsafe condition. Also, it must be foreseeable that a customer or lawful visitor might be injured.
As customers and guests visiting public or private property, we bear some responsibility for our own safety. Some people slip and fall and get injured because they were not careful and were not paying attention. If this is the case, then the injured person will likely lose their case.
These slip and fall cases are very difficult to prove and sometimes involve complicated legal and insurance issues. Prompt and proper investigation of the accident is critical in order to win your case. Photographs should be taken of the unsafe condition. All witnesses should be interviewed immediately. Everything needs to be documented in order to increase the chances of winning your case. You might want to jot down your recollection of the incident while it is still fresh in your mind. An accident scene can be changed quickly. If you have a camera or cell phone, you may want to take photographs of the location where you were injured.
Personal injury attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm has extensive experience handling slip and fall cases. He will investigate your case and gather all of the evidence necessary to prove your case. He will hire experts in the areas of safety and property management in order to help prove your case.
Slip and fall cases can arise from injuries which occur in parking lots, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels and motels, restaurants, grocery stores and apartment complexes.
If you’ve been injured in a fall through no fault of your own, please call Virginia slip and fall attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.