Premises Liability

When someone openly invites you onto their premises, they are responsible for providing you with a safe environment. If an establishment or an acquaintance’s premises caused you an injury, you may be able to file for premises liability. Failure to provide a safe area is deemed negligence as the owner or operator neglected to provide you with safety. Personal injuries like sustaining a dog bite or a slip and fall are common in premises liability claims.

For example, if a property owner fails to remove ice from outside their front entrance or a store manager neglects to clean up a spill from a grocery aisle and their negligent behavior results in an injury they can be held liable. Similarly, an owners dangerous dog could be deemed a liability if their dog bites and injures an innocent person. A personal injury attorney can provide you with professional legal counsel if you wish to file a premises liability claim.

Our firm is dedicated to providing you with the best possible legal counsel in North Virginia. Injuries sustained in dangerous accidents such as slip & fall or drowning accidents can alter your life forever. You may require extensive medical attention for your injury or may be permanently disabled. We at Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan want to help you through this difficult time. Our firm has over one hundred and twenty combined years of experience. We have been nominated for “The Best Lawyers in America” for the last eighteen years.

Medical bills, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life should be compensated by the negligent party. We want to help you and we will fight hard for your case. The dedication of our firm can be seen in our persistent research and dedicated time we devote to each case. Our legal counsel combined with our extensive knowledge and experience in personal injury law will help us to build a strong claim for you. Alleviating the pain you have suffered is our number one priority and we will fight aggressively obtain the compensation you deserve.

Product Liability Claims And Compensation For Damages

Product liability refers to an area of the law in which retailers, distributors, manufacturers and others who make products available to the public are held accountable for any injuries that those products cause. While product liability does apply to manufacturers that have constructed a defective product, it may also include pets, real estate, architectural drawings, fuel and others. Product liability cases are often very complicated and can involve several parties, each protecting their own interests.

If you have been injured as a result of a product you have purchased or used, it is crucial that you contact a seasoned Virginia personal injury attorney without delay to determine your legal options. At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, we are very knowledgeable when it comes to product liability claims. Our firm will carefully evaluate your case as there may be more than one party responsible for any injuries you have incurred.

In determining the type of product liability involved in your specific case, there are three general categories:

Strict liability means that regardless of your actions the fact that the product was defective means that the other party is held responsible for your injuries.
Negligence is when one or more of the parties involved in the manufacture of the product were negligent causing the product to be defective and responsible for your injuries.
Breach of warranty is when a warranty expresses that a product is safe for use but results in your injury the other party is held responsible.
Product liability cases can become more and more complex as the legal process goes on. Our determined group of lawyers will be by your side every step of the way. Unfortunately, product liability cases often involve severe injuries which can include burns, broken bones or even wrongful death. We understand these cases and the emotional and financial hardships victims are forced to endure. Our firm stands ready to vigorously fight for you. Our legal team will assist you to pursue maximum compensation.