Harrisonburg Slip & Fall Attorneys
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Property owners have a certain responsibility to ensure that their premises are maintained and kept safe for potential customers or visitors. Certain circumstances are considered "open and obvious," where a reasonable person could see the hazard and avoid it. Property owners are not liable for accidents caused by these types of situations. Conditions such as wet floors, holes, broken glass, or any other dangers that were not clearly marked by the property owner could place liability on the owner.
If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property, the personal injury lawyers at Obenshain Law Group can work with you to fight for compensation. Our slip and fall accident attorneys in Harrisonburg are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to represent you effectively.
Reach out to us at (540) 318-7360 to schedule a free consultation.
Common Injuries Resulting from Slip & Fall Accidents
Being involved in a slip and fall accident can result in severe injuries. The consequences which arise from these accidents can cause lifelong suffering. There are many kinds of physical injuries one might receive from this kind of accident, including, but not limited to:
Common Causes of Slip & Falls
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by many things, such as:
- Wet or oily floors
- Uneven floors
- Poorly maintained walkways
- Loose handrails
- Unguarded manholes
- Weather hazards
- Poor lighting
You should note that you may not be able to file a slip and fall lawsuit in certain situations.
- Trespassers: Injuries sustained by trespassers are not the responsibility of the property owner
- Workplace accidents: Accidents at a worksite fall under the employer's jurisdiction and workers’ compensation laws
- Government property: There are certain limits for filing claims for injuries on federal property per the Federal Tort Claims Act
Though they appear to be straightforward, slip and fall accident claims can be quite complicated. The plaintiff will have to compile sufficient evidence of a defect or dangerous condition on the site where the accident occurred. It is possible that an expert – such as an engineer or a safety specialist – may have to give their testimony regarding the danger of the property.
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