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Slip and Falls

Slip and Fall Lawyer | Charlottesville, Virginia

Attorney Yvonne T. Griffin’s Biography

Fell at Walmart, Food Lion or Kroger? Don’t wait too late and let the evidence disappear. Contact us today for a FREE 90-Minute consultation

What we do for victims of negligent personal property owners

Virginia property owners and tenants have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. When they fail to, Tucker Griffin Barnes PC will hold them accountable. Yvonne Griffin, our Charlottesville personal injury lawyer, handles premises liability issues, including slip-and-fall accidents, which may occur in a wide variety of settings including homes, apartments, construction sites, stores, shopping malls, parking lots, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Frequently asked questions about Virginia slip & fall cases

I fell and was injured.  Can I sue someone?

If you fell while working, your injuries may be covered by your employer’s workers compensation insurance. Visit our Workers Compensation page for further information. If your injury occurred in a store or a building, you can sue to recover damages to compensate you for your injuries. Be aware, however, that a building owner is not liable for every injury that occurs on the property. To receive compensation for an injury, the owner or operator of the business must have breached his or her duty to keep the premises reasonably safe and to warn of known dangers. An attorney can provide you with additional details about premises liability.

What types of hazards may trigger premises liability?

  • Concealed holes
  • Crumbling curbs
  • Cracked sidewalk
  • Defects in chairs or benches
  • Falling objects
  • Icy walkways
  • Improperly secured mats
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Open excavations
  • Standing water
  • Uncleared snow
  • Uneven pavement
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Defective flooring
  • Broken or missing handrail
  • Aggressive pets

How long do I have to file suit?

Generally speaking, the statute of limitations in Virginia for personal injury from legal injury is two years from the date of the accident. For injured persons under the age of 18, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the18th birthday. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine the statute of limitations in your case. In addition, certain conditions or events may change the length of the statute of limitations; so again, you should contact an attorney about your particular case.

What is your fee structure?

We handle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid a legal fee until you receive a settlement or jury verdict award. We offer a FREE 90-Minute consultation.

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Testimonials
  • ""Bill Tucker and his team were the answer to my real estate prayers! After being transferred to another state .."" - Short Sales

  • ""Yvonne Griffin represented me in an accident case that required many months of hands on attention .."" - Personal Injury

  • ""Ms. Barnes, I cannot thank you and your staff enough for taking my case at was a very dark time for me .."" - Social Security Disability

  • ""Lynn Bradley has been a force that has proven to be competent, professional and exceled at her work .."" - Worker's Compensation

  • ""Ms. Hakes, Thank you so much. You don't know what a wonderful gift you just gave to me, my son's .."" - Criminal Defense

  • ""When you first interview Laura Butler, it is apparent you are in the presence of a true professional in all .."" - Family Law

  • ""Mr. Tucker, I cannot thank you enough for all your work. I wish everyone had your work ethic and attention .."" - Real Estate

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