Helping People Injured in Falls
Individuals and businesses that open their property to the public or to selected people have a legal responsibility to help those people avoid dangers that exist on the property, either by removing those dangers or giving adequate warning of them.
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall on someone else's property, we may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries, lost wages and other damages. Contact us at Michael N. Driscoll, P.C. — located in Manassas across from the Prince William County courthouse — to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Getting the Evidence to Support Your Claim
Successfully pursuing a slip and fall claim generally requires a great deal of evidence in addition to the testimony of the injured person. If you believe you have a claim, it would be helpful if you could do some or all of the following:
- Take pictures of the location where the incident took place, particularly if you can do so at the same time of day
- Write down your exact recollection of what happened
- Get contact information for anyone who may have witnessed the incident
If you have been unable to do any of the above, it is still worth your while to contact an attorney to discuss the exact circumstances of your slip and fall case and what your options may be for obtaining compensation.
Exploring Other Premises Liability Issues
Slip and fall incidents are covered by the area of law traditionally known as premises liability. Other incidents that occur due to negligence on the part of a property owner — including inadequate security protection — are also covered by premises liability law.
If you have been injured in any accident or incident involving poor maintenance or security on someone else's property, don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about your rights under Virginia premises liability law.