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Every year, thousands of people sustain serious personal injuries when they slip or trip on a poorly maintained property. Wet or icy walkways, uneven ground, poor lighting, and unmarked hazards can all cause these sudden slip-and-fall accidents, leaving many people with debilitating injuries. If you were not properly warned about an unsafe condition, or if a property’s poor condition has gone unaddressed for too long, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries through a premises liability case.

Proving liability will require a complete investigation into your accident. Our Virginia Beach slip and fall lawyers John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over four decades of experience holding negligent property owners responsible for the injuries of victims like you. If you have a valid trip-and-fall claim, we can help you pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Case

In order to prove a property owner’s liability, it must first be established that the property owner failed in their duty to provide safe walking premises for patrons and visitors. Doing this will require that we establish one of three things:

  • The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition
  • The property owner or an employee knew about the hazardous condition and did nothing sufficient to correct it
  • The property owner or an employee should have known about the condition and fixed it or warned of it

This last point can be difficult to prove and requires the experience of a skilled slip and fall lawyer. We must prove that a normal person under similar circumstances would have known about this dangerous condition and taken appropriate action to correct it. As our verdicts and settlements show, both of our attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are incredibly effective at building these types of complex cases.

If you or a loved one has been the victim or a slip-and-fall (or trip-and-fall) accident, please contact our premises liability attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation. We can help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim against the property manager or business.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has meeting locations throughout the Hampton Roads area. If travel is difficult, we can come to you at your home or hospital.

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