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Were You Injured on Someone's Property?

You might be eligible to file a premises liability claim for compensation. Owners must make their properties safe for visitors. When they fail to fulfill this duty, people can get hurt.

Proving your case can be complicated, so we recommend contacting an experienced premises liability lawyer if you have suffered an injury on property in Alexandria Virginia. Schedule a free consultation for your case at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC. Call our Alexandria premises liability lawyers to get started right away.

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Experts in Alexandria Premises Liability Claims

Alexandria, Virginia premises liability law comes from years of legal precedent. It is in your best interest to have an experienced attorney guide you through your claim. Our liability lawyers at Regan Zambri Long have won millions for our clients in Northern Virginia and throughout the DC metro area. We recently settled a $3.9 million premises liability case for our client who was injured by a railing that collapsed. Call today for your free consultation.

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Understanding Premises Liability in Alexandria

At Regan Zambri Long, we strongly believe knowledge is power. While we do the heavy lifting in a premises liability claim, we understand that you are deeply invested in the outcome. Therefore, we want to keep you informed every step of the way. One of the most important components of a premises liability case is to understand the rights you are fighting to protect.

A premises liability claim holds a property owner accountable for any injuries or damages that resulted from an accident on his or her property. A property owner, whether their property is residential or commercial, can be held liable for any injury that may occur on their grounds.

For example, you stop in a restaurant for a relaxing lunch. Right before you walked in, someone had just mopped the floor but neglected to put up a “wet floor” sign to warn customers. Unknowingly, you stroll into the restaurant, looking for a delicious meal, but fall on the wet floor and break your wrist. The restaurant owner would be liable for the injuries you suffered while on their property.

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Alexandria, Virginia Premises Liability Laws

The laws in Alexandria are similar to the rest of the state. Property owners are responsible for providing reasonably safe conditions for visitors, employees, and residents. When Alexandria property owners fail to do so, they are financially responsible for any injuries incurred.

However, according to Virginia premises liability law, homeowners and other private property owners may owe different levels of care to different types of visitors:

  • Licensee: A licensee is someone such as a mail delivery person or a utility meter reader. This person has implicit permission to be on your premises. Generally speaking, a property owner owes less care to a licensee than they would to a guest. However, they still must inform a licensee about any unaddressed dangers. For example, if a mailman were to trip and get a severe injury from a broken board on your porch, you would likely be liable for any injuries.
  • Trespassers: Adult trespassers who are injured on someone’s property are not owed anything from the property owner. A person must be on the property legally to carry out a successful premises liability lawsuit.
  • Adolescent trespasser: A child trespasser may not be able to identify dangers on a property and a property owner does have a duty to protect child trespassers from attractive nuisance situations.
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Is My Accident a Premises Liability Claim?

Premises liability cases include a wide variety of situations and circumstances. No two cases are alike. The main question to ask yourself is: did my injury occur on someone else’s property? If so, was the accident because of neglect?

Some of the more common causes of premises liability claims are:

Contributory Negligence in Alexandria, Virginia Premises Liability Claims

Contributory negligence is a common tort law recognized in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Contributory negligence means that you have to have zero liability in the accident in order to win compensation.

For example, you were running and slipped on a neighbor’s driveway, spraining your ankle. The property owner may argue that if you were walking rather than running your injuries may have been less severe. The owners may even try to argue that if you had been walking, you may not have fallen at all!

This is why it is essential to contact a liability attorney at Regan Zambri Long. Our lawyers have navigated contributory negligence in Northern Virginia for over 30 years. We are confident we have the right attorney who will build a case that will secure a settlement in your favor. Call today.

Proving Negligence in Alexandria, Virginia

There are four main steps to your premises liability case.

The first step is to prove that the defendant (the person you are suing) had a duty of care. A duty of care is how a person should act toward others. It is a standard of care that another reasonable person would use in a similar situation. For example, a restaurant owner has a duty to provide safety for her customers while they dine in her restaurant.

The second step is proving that the defendant breached the duty of care. Let’s circle back to the restaurant owner. If there were faulty dining chairs in the restaurant that broke as you sat on them causing an injury, the restaurant owner would be liable for those injuries. It was her responsibility to make sure the furniture in the restaurant was safe for all customers.

Next, your premises liability attorney will prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident. If it is proven that your injuries were, in fact, from another accident, you may not be able to recover fair compensation. Your Regan Zambri Long premises liability lawyer will build a case showing that your injury only came from the negligence of others.

Finally, your lawyer will establish the damages you will collect. The amount of damages you can collect from a premises liability case varies depending on the severity of your injuries. However, your Alexandria premises liability lawyer will seek the highest amount of compensation possible.

Types of damages you can collect

Your lawyer will recover economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Wrongful death

Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Loss of consortium
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Alexandria, Virginia Premises Liability Lawyer Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do I have to file a premises liability suit in Alexandria, Virginia?

A: Virginia’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident. Believe us when we say this – two years is not a long time and medical bills pile up very quickly. Call Regan Zambri Long today for a free consultation so we can seek compensation as quickly as possible.

Q: How much money can I expect from a premises liability settlement?

A: There is no exact estimate of the damages collected from a personal injury case. It largely depends on the injuries you suffered. However, we can assure you that the personal injury lawyer in Alexandria,VA at Regan Zambri Long have an incredibly successful track record.

One of our clients was a family whose child was seriously injured on unsafe playground equipment. Regan Zambri Long won the family $4.2 million. The settlement was one of the first and largest lawsuits regarding playground equipment in the DC metro area.

Q: How much will an Alexandria premises liability lawyer cost?

A: At Regan Zambri Long, we make a promise to our clients. You don’t pay us a dime unless we win your case. Our lawyers, who are regularly featured in Super Lawyers, don’t pinch pennies when it comes to building a strong case for our clients. We will work with law enforcement agencies, medical consultants, accident reconstruction, eyewitnesses, documentation, insurance companies, security footage, and other legal experts to sculpt a winning argument.

We firmly believe that you and your family have enough to deal with in the aftermath of a serious accident. You will not pay one penny out of pocket throughout the entire process, even if we have to go to trial. Regan Zambri Long has the financial resources to see your case through until the very end.

Q: Is it better to hire a local attorney?

A: A local attorney, who knows and cares about the community you live in, is always your best option. The attorneys at Regan Zambri Long practice in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. We are not only committed to fighting for justice for our clients but also changing the communities we live in for the better.

One of our Senior Partners, Salvatore Zambri, has been called “The Culture Changer” by Super Lawyers. His goal is to make Northern Virginia and DC metro communities safer through litigation. That’s the difference between an attorney who lives locally in the community he is serving and an attorney who doesn’t have a true investment in your case.
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of Virginia insurance companies and court systems. We are well-versed in local Alexandria laws. We know and have worked with the defense attorneys many times. This knowledge will tremendously benefit you and your case and help you win a favorable settlement or verdict.

Our lawyers are ready to help you with your lawsuit. Don’t hesitate to call us. Did you know that Virginia has a statute of limitations? You have two years to file a lawsuit or you won’t be able to recover damages for your losses. This would be a shame, don’t wait to call. Remember there is no charge unless we win a settlement for you.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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