Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Write Premises Liability Book
I have considerable experience in working with clients who have suffered an injury at a store or a business. I have now joined forces with my colleague Bill O’Mara to bring this knowledge together in a book that will be published this month.
Top Ten Tips If You Are Injured At A Store, Hotel or Restaurant in Virginia is a pocket guide intended to improve your knowledge of your rights if you are hurt on someone else’s property.
The book describes the law of premises liability which is the law that protects you at a business or another premises where you are legally entitled to be.
Virginia law requires landowners and businesses to maintain their physical locations in a reasonably safe condition, and to protect people from known hazards or hazards that the business should have discovered.
If a business fails to take ordinary measures to keep you safe, then it could end up being financially responsible for your injuries. Here are five instances in which a business can be liable:
1 – Falls at restaurants, stores or other businesses caused by spilled liquids, protruding objects, poor lighting or other tripping hazards.
2 – Merchandise falling from shelves onto customers, causing injuries;
3 – Injuries suffered in common areas of apartment complexes or office buildings;
4 – Failure of a business to clear snow and ice;
5 – the failure of a business to provide security from a known, specific and imminent threat of a criminal.
The book provides considerable useful information such as how to prove that a business was at fault, how to secure information that could be useful to your case such as video surveillance tape and why you should collect evidence from the scene on your smart phone, if possible.
Premises liability cases can be difficult to litigate. Although all cases are different and unique and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case, we have achieved a number of significant payouts for clients in recent years including a $400,000 settlement for a woman who was injured by a falling window treatment at a hotel in Virginia Beach.
Contact our Virginia premises liability attorneys if you have been injured at a store, hotel or restaurant in Virginia or by the actions of a landlord at a residential property. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com