Working To Obtain The Maximum Compensation For Premises Liability Victims
If you are injured while in a business or on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation by filing a premises liability claim. Since these cases are often difficult to win, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side.
At Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC, our Fairfax attorneys will work vigorously to protect your rights and help you obtain the financial resources you need to heal. Our attorneys have over 190 combined years of experience in advocating for those injured through someone else’s actions in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
What Is Premises Liability?
All property owners or occupiers, including businesses, are required by law to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe and free of potential hazards. If a business or property owner fails to uphold this “duty of care,” and a guest, visitor or customer is injured or harmed, the business or property owner may be held liable for that person’s injuries.
In order for a premises liability case to be successful, the victim must prove that:
- The business or property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe condition.
- They failed to resolve the issue.
- Their failure subsequently led to the victim’s injuries.
Since our founding in 2000, Weiner, Spivey & Miller has assisted those injured by the negligence of a business or a property owner, including cases involving falling merchandise, unsafe conditions, improper maintenance and dog bites.
Examples Of Our Assistance To The Victims Of Premises Liability
Falling countertops crush customer at “big box” store: Shirley was 30 years old, weighed 105lbs and was a former gymnast. She was shopping at a Big Box retailer, when five large countertops, weighing more than 350 pounds, fell on her. The countertops had been propped against a wall and were improperly secured. Shirley never touched them. She suffered multiple comminuted (displaced) fractures of her pelvis and her sacrum (lower back). These required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Shirley had chronic pain and could only walk short distances or sit for short periods. The highest offer from the company’s insurance carrier before trial was $220,000, which Shirley declined. Ed Weiner and Lawson Spivey successfully tried the case; the jury awarded Shirley $3,200,000.
Unsafe construction practices result in loss of life: In preparation for a family wedding, Gill and his wife hired a design and construction company to install an additional staircase between their first and second floors. The construction company failed to properly cover and secure the opening in the second level floor during remodeling. Gill fell through the hole and died the next day from his injuries. The family privately shared with Ed Weiner that they did not want to go to trial. Ed and Lawson Spivey negotiated a $500,000 settlement on their behalf.
Dog bites pool repair man: When Phil arrived to inspect and repair a pool house, the property owner escorted him into a fenced area in the back of the house. The owner’s dog, which the owner knew to be dangerous and have the propensity to bite strangers, was loose. The dog attacked and bit Phil, causing severe lacerations to his hand and arm and significant infections. Lawson Spivey and Ed Weiner successfully negotiated a $500,000 settlement on Phil’s behalf through the defendant’s homeowner’s policy.
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You Shouldn’t Have To Pay For Your Injuries On Someone Else’s Property
If you are injured on someone else’s property due to their own negligence, you may have a premises liability claim. For experienced and compassionate legal representation for your case, please call 703-273-9500, or contact us online for a free consultation.