One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen. Obviously, some accidents are unavoidable. However, many accidents can be prevented by taking a few proper precautions. In the state of Virginia, all public establishments are required by law to facilitate a safe and hazard-free environment for all legal visitors. Failure to remove hazards or properly maintain the premises will create unsafe conditions that can potentially cause personal injury to visitors.
In another state, a man filed a lawsuit after he allegedly sustained injuries from a fall while visiting a hospital. According to the lawsuit, the man was walking to his vehicle and encountered pesticide that had been sprayed on the ground. Allegedly, the man stepped in the pesticide, which caused him to slip and fall.
The man claims he suffered injuries to his back, neck and head due to the alleged fall. He accuses the hospital of negligence for failing to clean up the pesticide and failing to provide warning of the dangerous condition. The plaintiff seeks general and special damages and all just relief.
Unfortunately, it seems that scenarios like this are becoming more and more common these days, not only in the state of Virginia but all across the country. When unsafe conditions on a property or negligence contribute to personal injury, the property owner(s) can be held legally responsible. By consulting an experienced legal representative and filing a claim, victims could be awarded much-needed monetary relief to help with medical expenses and other documented financial losses.