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Premises Liability Lawyer in Northern Virginia

What is Premises Liability?

If you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable accident while on another's property, you may have the right to file a premises liability claim. Premises liability is an area of law that holds property owners accountable when visitors and guests are injured as a result of their failure to provide safe properties. Premises liability laws can apply to different hazardous situations and different types of property, including:

  • Housing complexes
  • Apartment complexes
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Retail stores & supermarkets
  • Amusement parks
  • Sports stadiums
  • Private properties

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Whatever the type of property may be, our personal injury attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. are committed to helping victims and families after they have suffered preventable harm on another's property. We can help victims who have been injured in all types of property-related accidents:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Third party assaults
  • Electrocution
  • Drowning accidents
  • Dog bites

Filing a Premises Liability Claim

You may be able to file a premises liability claims if the following apply:

  • A Legal Duty Existed – Most property owners have a legal duty to ensure that the premises are safe for guests so that they do not suffer preventable harm. For example, retail stores or restaurants are open to the public and have a legal duty to ensure their place of business is free from preventable hazards. Home owners and private property owners may also have similar legal duties for guests they invite to their properties.
  • The Legal Duty was Breached – It must be proven that a premises owner failed to uphold their legal duty to keep visitors and guests free from preventable harm, either through negligence or a wrongful acts. Failing to repair an open hole that any reasonable person or business would have or should have known to be a hazard is an example of negligence and a breach of duty.
  • A Victim Suffered Harm – Visitors and guests must show that they suffered harm as a result of a premises owner's negligence or wrongful act. In some cases, victims injured by third parties on another's property may be able to hold property owners accountable for their failures to prevent the incident. These claims are known as third party premises liability claims, and include situations such as negligent security or third party assaults.

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