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Premises liability refers to the responsibility of property owners to provide reasonably safe conditions for visitors, workers, and residents. This means regularly inspecting their buildings, keeping everything to code, and when something is broken, dangerous, or potentially hazardous, pointing that out through signage.

However, patrons and other persons are also responsible for acting prudently, meaning that not all accidents result in valid injury claims — but it is wise to look into your legal rights if an accident does occur.

With premises liability, it comes down to what constitutes as dangerous. Examples include broken stairs, pools without signage stating “No Lifeguard on Duty,” broken glass that has not been replaced, faulty wires, all will make an area dangerous. Once the danger has been identified, it comes down to knowledge, negligence, and liability. If a property owner was unaware of the dangerous condition, then they cannot be held accountable unless they have not followed laws regarding building inspections.

What to do if you’ve suffered a premises liability accident

This makes premises liability claims some of the most complicated to pursue. Not only must a plaintiff prove injury, but you must also prove negligence, knowledge, and fault. If you are ever involved in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, follow these steps to ensure your legal rights are protected:

  • File a report with the manager or property owner and obtain a copy of the report.
  • Take photos of the scene, which caused the accident, and your personal injuries. This way there is evidence that a stair was broken, regardless of whether or not the property manager fixed it afterward.
  • Acquire contact information for managers, witnesses, and building owners.
  • Do not accept a settlement or sign any documents without first consulting an experienced attorney. These documents could jeopardize your claim or close your case forever.

Of course, you also want to get medical attention immediately. That provides additional documentation for your injury and prevents a defendant from claiming you were hurt by an intervening event.

Trust our experienced Alexandria lawyers to build your premises liability case

A premises liability injury case is complex and requires you to prove several points. Fortunately, you can rely on a capable and compassionate attorney at Curcio Law to help you build a compelling case for the compensation you deserve. Consultations are free and you pay no attorney fees until your case is settled or reaches a jury verdict. To schedule an appointment, call us at 703-836-3366 or contact our Alexandria office online.

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Thomas J. Curcio
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Tom Curcio, the driving force behind Curcio Law, is a dedicated trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in Northern Virginia. He has dedicated his career to representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. He works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his clients are legally entitled to…

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Rakin Hamad
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Rakin Hamad is a recent graduate of the George Mason Law School and joined Curcio Law as an associate in August 2018. Rakin works closely with Tom Curcio and staff in preparing cases from the initial client meeting through trial and has been a perfect fit for the firm. During law school, Rakin interned at…

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Julia Martinez
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Julia Martinez, a Florida native, joined Curcio Law as a paralegal in 2013. She began her legal career in 1998 working at a personal injury firm that primarily handled automobile accidents, slip and falls, and products liability cases. Then, in 2008 she expanded her knowledge by working at two other law firms. She obtained her…

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Kathy McAfee
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As the firm’s office manager, Kathy McAfee is dedicated to making sure the office runs smoothly and that the team has what it needs by way of resources, technology, and supplies to best serve our clients. Kathy graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Roanoke College in 1986 and afterward, returned to Alexandria. She began…

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Maureen Burke, RN, MSN
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Maureen Burke was born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area and relocated to the Alexandria area in 1984 where she and her husband raised their three children. Maureen graduated with a BS in Nursing from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and an MS in Nursing from George Mason University. Maureen has worked at…

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