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Fairfax Premises Liability Attorneys For Those Injured On The Premises Of Another

Property owners, especially big-box retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores, must ensure a safe environment to prevent accidents like falling merchandise, slippery surfaces, snow, and security issues. Homeowners also hold liability for injuries on their premises, such as falls or animal bites. Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, offers experienced premises liability attorneys representation for compensation in Northern Virginia. Contact for a free consultation.

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Homeowner Liability

You could be entitled to compensation for injuries occurring at someone’s residence as well. This includes a person’s home, apartment or condo. Much like businesses, these individuals have the duty to keep their premises safe for persons who come onto their property. Common examples of injuries occurring at residences include falls down broken stairs or being bitten by an aggressive animal.

Contact Our Northern Virginia Premises Liability Attorneys for Those Injured in Slip-and-Fall Accidents

When an injury occurs on the property of another, recovering compensation can be a challenge without skilled representation. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on someone else’s property, turn to the experienced Northern Virginia premises liability attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, in Fairfax, Virginia.

Business Liability

Property owners have certain obligations to the people who come onto their property. For business such as big-box retailers, restaurants and grocery stores this means meeting a certain minimum level of providing a safe environment.

These types of business are places where several types of accidents are distinct possibilities, including:

  • Large merchandise falling from high shelves — Many stores today keep their stock on high shelves that line the aisles. When items are disturbed, possibly through a shelf being struck by a forklift or perhaps by an employee adding stock to another aisle and inadvertently pushing items off the other side of the shelf, there is a great danger to any individuals who are standing near the shelves.
  • Slippery surfaces — Spilled liquids, or other items that can create a slippery surface such as a grape on the floor, are a common occurrence in grocery stores and restaurants. Property owners have an obligation to be on the lookout for any potential hazards and to remove them promptly when they become aware of them.
  • Snow or ice — An occupant of commercial premises like a restaurant, store or office building has a duty to its customers and clients to use ordinary care to remove ice or snow from outdoor entrance walks within a reasonable time after the snow or freezing rain stops falling.
  • Security — Businesses such as hotels, shopping centers and malls may have certain obligations regarding securing against crime such as to provide adequate lighting if the property is located in an area where known security risks are present.