Richmond Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents always sound like relatively small and minor accidents which occur when a person slips on a banana peel. Unfortunately, many slip and fall cases are quite severe and can land people in the hospital for weeks at a time. Taking a hard fall on a tile surface, or on a multi-level surface can lead to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. The Richmond slip and fall attorneys at Christina Pendleton & Associates understand that most of these injuries could be easily prevented with a little due diligence by the responsible property owner.
Slip and Fall Cases
The traditional type of slip and fall accident can occur in any type of establishment in any weather condition. While many result from spilled water, these can also be due to icy conditions or inadequate floor protections.
Virginia places a strict burden on property owners to guarantee that the premises are safe for all guests on the property. This responsibility extends to store owners who have shoppers on their property, and even to home owners who have trespassers on their property (in limited situations). Most property owners should strive to keep their property free from any obstructions, whether this be in the form of rusted nails that could cause injury, or freshly spilled water on the supermarket floor. The failure to adequately address this spill or other latent danger could lead to extreme injuries, and resulting liability.
Personal Injury Recovery
Virginia is unfortunately a contributory negligence state, which means that if the victim of any accident is even one percent also at fault for the accident, the personal injury claim could be completely nixed. However, the ability to prove this in court requires a great effort by the responsible party, and a dedicated Richmond slip and fall attorney at Christina Pendleton & Associates will work diligently to protect your claim. Your injuries would not have occurred but for the actions of the property owner who left the danger out in the open. As such, a negligent property owner should be held accountable for their actions in not ensuring the safety of their property.
A personal injury claim after a slip and fall accident can include the following in terms of damages:
- Medical expense
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
A slip and fall accident is not just a jolt to your day, but can impact your future in extreme cases. Slip and falls can have terrifying consequences on your bones, spine, and can even lead to brain injuries. Most people do not ordinarily slip and fall on surfaces that do not have a hidden danger, and therefore the property owner should be held responsible for their failure to keep their premises clear from dangers. For more information regarding the damages available to you in a slip and fall accident, reach out to a highly skilled personal injury lawyer in Richmond, VA.
Christina Pendleton & Associates | Richmond Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Christina Pendleton & Associates. Our legal team has years of experience in handling personal injury claims and will work diligently with you to put together your individual claim. We want you to focus on your recovery after the accident – let us handle the claim. Contact us today to see what our family of personal injury lawyers can do for you.