The attorneys at Epperly & Follis, P.C. have seen the damage caused when property owners and others fail to maintain safe premises. We believe victims injured by hazardous or unsafe conditions at a business, home or other establishment deserve fair compensation – and our lawyers aren’t afraid to take on tough premises liability cases.
In Virginia, proving a case of premises liability involves two basic issues; the relationship of the victim to the responsible party, and whether the responsible party was aware of the dangerous condition that caused the injury. The relationship is important because it establishes whether the victim was an invited guest for business or social reasons, or an uninvited trespasser. However, even a trespasser may be entitled to compensation under certain circumstances.
Many premises liability cases involve slip and fall accidents. Demonstrating the responsible party's knowledge of the dangerous or unsafe slip and fall condition can be difficult, and requires an experienced law firm like Epperly & Follis, P.C. with extensive knowledge of Virginia building codes and regulations.
Inadequate security may also be a factor – such as cases in which a building owner fails to take certain safety measures and the victim is attacked as a result. Inadequate security can happen anywhere, but the most common cases arise at hotels, apartments, clubs, office buildings, parking lots or garages and shopping centers. Those high-traffic areas often attract criminal activity. Inadequate security claims frequently involve proof that a property owner knew, or should have known, of a pattern of crime in the area but failed to take adequate steps to light, patrol and secure the property.
If you've been hurt at a business or on someone else's property and you believe you may have a premises liability claim, the legal team at Epperly & Follis, P.C. is ready to help. Our skilled team of lawyers knows the law, the legal process and victim's rights. We can help you make informed decisions, so please call Epperly & Follis, P.C. today at 1-888-703-0109 or 804-648-6480, or contact us via our online Contact Form.