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Handling Premises Liability Claims in VA

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we understand the challenges and complexities that can arise in premises liability cases. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on someone else's property due to negligence, our experienced team of premises liability attorneys in Norfolk, VA, is here to help. We have a proven track record of success in handling premises liability claims and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.

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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners and occupiers to maintain a safe environment for visitors and guests. When a property owner fails to fulfill this duty and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable for the damages. Premises liability cases can arise from various situations, including slips and falls, inadequate security, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and more.

Virginia Premises Liability Law

Premises liability laws in Virginia outline the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers regarding the safety of individuals who visit their premises. Here are some key aspects of premises liability law in Virginia:

Duty of Care

Property owners in Virginia have a duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises in a safe condition. They must take appropriate measures to prevent foreseeable harm to visitors and guests.

Types of Visitors

Virginia law categorizes visitors into three categories, which determine the level of duty owed by the property owner:

  • Invitees: These are individuals who are invited onto the property for a business or commercial purpose, such as customers or clients. Property owners owe invitees the highest duty of care and must maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, regularly inspect for hazards, and promptly address any dangers.

  • Licensees: Licensees are individuals who have the property owner's permission to enter the premises for non-business or non-commercial reasons, such as social guests. Property owners must warn licensees of any known dangers that may not be obvious and make reasonable efforts to fix or address such hazards.

  • Trespassers: Property owners generally owe a minimal duty of care to trespassers, who enter the property without permission. However, property owners cannot intentionally cause harm or set up traps to injure trespassers.

Proving Premises Liability

To establish a premises liability claim in Virginia, the injured party must demonstrate the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: The property owner owed a duty of care to the injured person based on their visitor status.

  • Breach of Duty: The property owner breached their duty of care by failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition or failing to warn of known hazards.

  • Causation: The property owner's breach of duty was the direct cause of the injury sustained by the visitor.

  • Damages: The injured party suffered actual damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other losses, as a result of the injury.

Virginia Premises Liability Statute of Limitations

In Virginia, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally two years from the date of the injury. It's crucial to file a lawsuit within this time frame; otherwise, you may lose your right to seek compensation.

Premises liability law can be complex, and each case is unique. If you have been injured on someone else's property in Virginia, it's advisable to consult with an experienced Norfolk premises liability attorney who can evaluate your case, protect your rights, and guide you through the legal process.

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