Newport News Premises Liability Attorney

If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact one of our experienced lawyers at (757) 244-7000 for legal advice and representation.

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Newport News Premises Liability Lawyer

Whether you've experienced a slip and fall, a dog bite, or any other type of premises-related injury, we're here to advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. 

If you've been injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else's property, we understand the challenges and uncertainties you may be facing. Our goal is to provide compassionate and expert legal guidance to help you navigate this difficult time with confidence.

At Smith Law Center, we believe in advocating for the rights of individuals who have suffered injuries due to negligence. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to listen to your story, answer your questions, and fight tirelessly on your behalf.

If you're wondering about your legal options or need assistance with a premises liability case, we invite you to reach out to us. Your initial consultation is free and confidential. Let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us at our Virginia headquarters by calling (757) 244-7000 today to take the first step towards healing and peace of mind.

What Kind of Settlement Can a Newport News Premises Liability Lawyer Help You Secure?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners or occupiers to maintain safe conditions on their premises. If someone is injured due to unsafe conditions on the property, the owner or occupier may be held liable for damages.

A Newport News premises liability lawyer can help you secure various types of settlements depending on the specifics of your case. Here are some examples:

  • Medical Expenses: If you were injured on someone else's property due to negligence, a lawyer can help you pursue compensation for medical bills, including past, current, and future expenses related to your injury.
  • Lost Wages and Income: If your injury resulted in time away from work or a decreased ability to earn income, a premises liability lawyer can help you seek compensation for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: A lawyer can help you pursue damages for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the premises-related injury. This can include compensation for ongoing pain, mental anguish, and reduced quality of life.
  • Property Damage: In cases where your personal property was damaged due to the premises-related incident, a lawyer can assist you in seeking compensation for repair or replacement costs.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases involving extreme negligence or intentional misconduct by the property owner, a lawyer may help you pursue punitive damages aimed at punishing the wrongdoer and deterring similar conduct in the future.

Overall, the goal of our Newport News premises liability lawyers is to secure a settlement that fairly compensates you for all aspects of your injury and losses, allowing you to move forward with financial stability and peace of mind.

Successful Premises Liability Awards from Smith Law Center

Our attorneys have a significant track record of successful premises liability cases in Virginia and throughout the US, including: 

  • $12.26 Million — The Largest Slip & Fall Verdict in Virginia History: A jury awarded a record-setting verdict against Miller Mart for mild traumatic brain injury from a slip and fall. 
  • $3.75 Million — Head Injury: A jury award for a Norfolk woman who received a closed head injury in a commercial establishment.
  • $1 Million — Burns: A jury awarded a retired veteran payment for burns suffered in a fire at a rooming house with no smoke detectors.

Contact Smith Law Center in Virginia at (757) 244-7000 to discuss your rights and the responsibility owed to you by property owners.

What Types of Accidents Qualify for a Newport News Premises Liability Lawsuit?

Premises liability lawsuits typically involve accidents that occur on someone else's property due to unsafe or hazardous conditions. 

Here are some common types of premises liability accidents that may qualify for a lawsuit:

  • Slip/Trip Fall Accidents: These occur when a person slips or trips on a surface that is slippery, uneven, poorly maintained, or cluttered. Examples include wet floors without warning signs, uneven sidewalks, loose carpeting, unsecured wiring, or debris blocking walkways.
  • Inadequate Maintenance: Accidents resulting from a property owner's failure to maintain the premises in a safe condition may qualify for a premises liability claim. This can include issues like broken stairs, faulty handrails, malfunctioning elevators, or neglected structural repairs.
  • Negligent Security: If a property owner fails to provide adequate security measures, resulting in harm to visitors due to criminal activities like assault, robbery, or burglary, it may lead to a premises liability lawsuit.
  • Fires and Electrical Hazards: Accidents caused by fires, explosions, or electrical hazards due to negligence, such as faulty wiring, inadequate fire prevention measures, or failure to address known hazards, may warrant premises liability lawsuits.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: Property owners with swimming pools must ensure they are properly secured and meet safety standards. Accidents like drownings or injuries due to pool defects or lack of supervision can result in premises liability cases.
  • Dog Bites: Owners are responsible for controlling their pets. If a dog attacks and injures someone on their property or in a public place, the victim may have grounds for a premises liability claim against the owner.

These are just a few examples, and each case is unique. To determine if your specific accident qualifies for a premises liability lawsuit, it's crucial to consult with a qualified attorney who can assess the circumstances of your injury and advise you on your legal options.

What Does a Newport News Premises Liability Law Firm Do For Your Case?

A Newport News premises liability law firm plays a crucial role in handling your case and advocating for your rights if you've been injured on someone else's property due to negligence. 

Here's what our lawyers typically do for such cases:

  • Evaluation: The firm will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid premises liability claim. This includes assessing the circumstances of the accident, gathering evidence, and identifying liable parties.
  • Investigation: The firm conducts a comprehensive investigation into the accident. This can include gathering witness statements, obtaining surveillance footage, inspecting the property where the incident occurred, and collecting other relevant evidence to support your claim.
  • Documentation: They assist you in gathering and organizing all necessary documentation related to your case. This may include medical records, bills, employment records showing lost wages, and any other evidence of damages resulting from the accident.
  • Negotiation: The firm handles negotiations with insurance companies or opposing parties on your behalf. They work to achieve a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries, damages, and losses.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, the firm is prepared to represent you in court. They will file a lawsuit, conduct discovery, present your case before a judge and jury, and advocate vigorously for your rights during trial proceedings.

By enlisting the services of a reputable Newport News premises liability law firm, you gain access to experienced legal professionals for your claim. At Smith Law Center, we are committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case and helping you recover from your injuries.

Smith Law Center Attorneys

About Smith Law Center

Our lawyers are more than lawyers. They are people who understand your injuries and the law that surrounds your options when it comes to holding others accountable.

Contact Newport News Premises Liability Attorneys

Our lawyers at Smith Law Center are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation for individuals who have suffered injuries due to unsafe conditions on another person's property. With our experience in premises liability law, and a track record of successful cases, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Why Hire Smith Law Center

If you've been injured in a slip and fall, dog bite, or any other premises-related incident, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your initial consultation is free, and we'll assess your case, explain your legal options, and guide you through the process with compassion and expertise.

Take the first step towards justice and fair compensation by contacting us today. Let our experienced attorneys fight for your rights and help you move forward with confidence. Contact us at (757) 244-7000 — schedule your consultation now to protect your future.


Virginia Premises Liability FAQs

How do I prove liability in a premises liability case?

It is your lawyer’s job to investigate and secure the proof needed for a claim. To prove liability, the injured party typically needs to show that: (1) the property owner was negligent in maintaining the premises, (2) that the negligence caused the injury, and (3) that the person suffered damages or losses as a result.

What duty of care do property owners owe to visitors?

Property owners owe a duty of care to visitors, which varies based on the visitor's status. An overnight guest in a private home may have different standards to prove than a paying hotel guest or contractor employed to work on the property, for example. Safety standards for children are often different from those required for adults. 

Generally, a property owner must keep the premises reasonably safe, warn of known hazards, and fix or mitigate dangerous conditions.

How much does it cost to hire a premises liability attorney?

Many premises liability attorneys, including the lawyers at Smith Law Center, work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are only paid if we first win on your behalf. The fee is typically a percentage of the final settlement or court award. 

We do this to ensure that our clients are able to access justice without having to pay upfront. A contingency arrangement alleviates the financial burden when funds are at their tightest, directly after an injury requiring time off work or costly medical treatment. 

Is there a time limit to file a premises liability lawsuit in Virginia?

Yes, Virginia has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including premises liability. Generally, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, but there are exceptions, so it's best to consult an attorney promptly.

Contact Smith Law Center at (757) 244-7000 directly to discuss your circumstances. We are headquartered in Virginia and offer fully free and confidential consultations so you can make the best choice for your situation.

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