Arlington Slip & Fall Lawyer
Understanding Your Right to Compensation
In Virginia, property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to anyone who is legally allowed on the premises, including customers, clients, residents, employees, and guests. When they fail to uphold this duty, visitors can suffer very serious injuries. One of the most common types of premises liability claims is what is known as a “slip and fall” claim. These occur when a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of dangerous property conditions. Typically, these types of accidents result in painful injuries which may even be catastrophic in nature.
If you slipped, tripped, or fell on someone else’s property and you believe the property owner acted negligently or is otherwise at fault, reach out to the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC. Our Arlington slip and fall attorney can help you understand your legal options and work to recover the just compensation you are owed. We have handled thousands of injury cases and have successfully secured over $25 million for our clients.
Call (703) 457-1300 or submit an online request form for a free consultation.
Who Is Liable for Slip & Fall Injuries in Virginia?
Unlike many other states, Virginia follows what is known as the “contributory negligence” rule in personal injury cases. Under this rule, if a person is found to be even 1% at fault for an accident, he or she cannot recover compensation. As such, many defendants in slip and fall cases in Virginia will attempt to prove that the plaintiff (the person bringing the claim) was partially at fault. This can be a major hurdle for injured victims who believe it is too difficult to pursue a slip and fall claim.
How Do You Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall?
However, at the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we can work to show that you were legally allowed to be on the property at the time of the accident, either as an invitee (someone who is expected to be on the premises, such as a customer, resident, or employee) or as a licensee (a guest who has been invited, either expressly or through implication, to visit the property). We can also work to show that the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the accident or warn you of the dangerous condition and that this failure led to your injuries.
Compensation in Slip & Fall Cases
Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries, including but not limited to:
- Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Head and brain injuries, including TBIs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Internal organ damage
The cost of treatment for these types of injuries can be immense, especially if the victim is temporarily or permanently unable to work as a result of the accident. And, of course, this is nothing to say of the physical and emotional toll such injuries can take.
What is Virginia’s Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations?
If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, it’s important that you file your claim as soon as possible. Each state has a statute of limitations that limits how long after your incident you are allowed to pursue a claim against the responsible party. Virginia’s statute of limitations for slip and fall accidents is 2 years from the date of your injury. If you wait too long to file your claim, you case will most likely be dismissed by the courts.
Contact the Law Office of Ryan Quinn Today!
While no amount of compensation can undo the pain and suffering you have been through, a successful personal injury claim can help ease the burdens associated with the accident. The Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC can help you navigate the process of bringing your claim. Our experienced slip and fall lawyer in Arlington is prepared to aggressively advocate for you and the recovery you deserve.
Schedule your complimentary case evaluation with our slip and fall attorney in Arlington today; call (703) 457-1300 or contact us online.