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Premises Liability Lawyer in Virginia Beach

Holding Property Owners Accountable for Injuries

Virginia law holds a property owner accountable for maintaining their property and ensuring it is safe for guests. For example, an owner must make sure their property is free of hazards that could potentially cause another person’s injury. If someone injures themselves as the result of an owner not maintaining their property, they could have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit.

If you have been injured on another person’s property, call our firm today at (757) 517-2942 for a case evaluation.

Types of Visitor

Visitors are categorized into 3 different classes. The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller can help you determine which class your claim falls under:

  1. Trespasser

A trespasser is a person who unlawfully enters the property of another. This could be entering a structure or walking onto a piece of land. A property owner does not generally have an obligation to keep their premises safe for trespassers.

  1. Licensee

A licensee is a person who enters a property with the knowledge and consent of the owner. This could be a social guest, traveler, and/or hunter. An owner only has the responsibility to warn these people of hazards through a posted notice.

  1. Invitee

An invitee is a person who visits a property by invitation from the owner. This could be a guest, a home service technician, or a visitor (if the property is open to the public). The owner or occupant of the property has a duty to ensure that invitees to the premises are always in reasonably safe conditions.

Representing Your Best Interests

If you were a licensee or invitee to a property and sustained injury due to negligence, we can help you seek compensation. Our premises liability attorney has over 20 years of legal experience to put to work on your case.

Contact our firm online or call us at (757) 517-2942 for your consultation.