After a slip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, finding the right legal assistance is crucial. At Tronfeld West & Durrett, we can help you hold responsible parties accountable and recover compensation for your injuries.

Our team of personal injury attorneys at Tronfeld West & Durrett has been helping injured individuals get financially restituted since 1972. Bringing a depth of knowledge and a commitment to justice to each case, our intervention can significantly influence the outcome of your case in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers With 50+ Years of Experience

Whether you slipped in a grocery store or tripped on a public sidewalk, we can ensure you receive the comprehensive legal support needed to effectively file a claim and pursue legal action. Our expert team in Virginia Beach is here to provide guidance and advocate on your behalf throughout every stage, including:

  • Evaluate your case: Assess the accident’s details to determine liability and the viability of your claim.
  • Gather evidence: Collect surveillance footage, witness statements, and accident reports to support your case.
  • Document injuries and losses: Compile medical records, receipts, and documentation of lost wages to establish the extent of your damages.
  • Handle communications: Deal with all communications with property owners, insurance companies, and other parties involved in the claim.
  • File legal paperwork: Prepare and submit all the legal documents required in the claims process.
  • Negotiate settlements: Use our expertise to negotiate with insurers and secure a fair settlement that covers all your damages.
  • Represent you in court: If settlement negotiations fail, represent you in court to defend your rights in front of a judge and jury.

We’re dedicated to securing the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses, ensuring a recovery that is as smooth and quick as possible.

How Much Are Most Slip and Fall Settlements?

While the financial outcome of each case varies widely, Virginia doesn’t impose a cap on damages for slip and fall cases, and victims can pursue the full amount of compensation warranted by their situation.

To set realistic expectations based on similar past settlements, we invite you to join us in a free initial consultation where you can share your story and we can discuss real case results.

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Determining Who Is Liable After a Slip and Fall Accident in Virginia

Falls account for nearly one-third of all non-fatal injuries in the country, according to Injury Facts. Many of these incidents are caused by the negligence of diverse parties, such as:

  • Property owners: Typically, the property owner (including both residential and commercial property owners) is liable if they fail to maintain a safe environment.
  • Business operators: If the slip and fall occur in a business setting (like a store or restaurant) that business operator can be held liable.
  • Employers: In workplace accidents, particularly if they involve a violation of safety standards, the employer is responsible.
  • Maintenance companies: Companies responsible for property maintenance can be liable if their negligence in maintaining safe conditions contributed to the accident.
  • Residential tenants: If a slip and fall occurs inside a rented residential space due to conditions created or neglected by the tenant, they are liable.

Each of these parties may bear responsibility for maintaining safe conditions and could be found legally at fault if their failure to do so leads to an accident. Here, clearly understanding who is liable is crucial for determining how to proceed with a slip and fall injury claim.

How to Know If You Have a Valid Case? Premises Liability Laws You Should Know

In Virginia, several laws outline the duties and responsibilities of property owners and other parties, which are essential for determining the validity of your slip and fall case. These include:

  • Liability for injuries on another’s property: Virginia law mandates that property owners and occupants are liable for injuries to individuals on their premises.
  • Duty of care for invitees, licensees, and trespassers: Virginia specifies the duty owed depending on the visitor’s status. Invitees require regular safety inspections and fixing hazards. Licensees should be informed of known dangers, while trespassers are only protected from intentional harm (as per Virginia Code § 8.01-219.1).
  • Limitations of liability for landowners: According to Virginia Code § 29.1-509, landowners owe no duty to keep the land safe for non-paying visitors like hunters or hikers, or to warn of hazardous conditions.
  • Statute of limitations for personal injury claims: There is a legal timeframe to file a personal injury claim, which is also relevant for premises liability cases. Virginia Code § 8.01-243 says that you must file your claim within two years of the incident to avoid losing your right to compensation.

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Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Cases We Handle

Slip and fall accidents result in diverse harms, from minor bruises to catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common injuries we handle include:

As demonstrated in our case results, our lawyers at Tronfeld West & Durrett work to prove the full impact of these injuries, not just physically but also financially and emotionally. This allows us to build strong cases and successfully pursue claims.

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What Compensation is Available After a Slip and Fall Incident in Virginia Beach?

When you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident in Virginia Beach, the law provides for various types of compensation to cover the damages you’ve incurred, such as:

Medical Expenses

This includes all medical treatment costs associated with the slip and fall, such as emergency room visits, hospitalization, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and any future medical treatments required.

Lost Wages

If your injuries forced you to miss work, you can claim compensation for lost wages. This covers not only the income lost from the work missed but also the loss of earning capacity if your ability to work has been compromised long-term due to your injuries.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering accounts for the physical pain and emotional distress you have endured as a result of the accident. This can also include compensation for any ongoing discomfort, permanent disabilities, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Property Damage

If personal property was damaged during the slip and fall, such as glasses, clothing, or electronic devices, you can be compensated for the repair or replacement value of these items.

Understanding these categories and how they apply to your specific situation is key to building a strong claim. Each element requires detailed documentation and, often, expert testimony to fully substantiate the claim during negotiations or trial.

Contact Our Lawyers in Virginia Beach to Handle Your Slip and Fall Case – No Fee Unless We Win

If you want to pursue legal action to hold negligent parties accountable after a slip-and-fall accident, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal help. At Tronfeld West & Durrett, we offer free consultations for you to discuss your case with our expert team and start strategizing the best way to approach the claim. 

The good news is that there is absolutely no upfront cost to you: we won’t charge you anything unless we win your case. Don’t hesitate to contact us now to schedule a free consultation.

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