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Lynchburg Premises Liability Lawyers

What is Premises Liability?

Under Virginia law, an incident that occurs on another person’s property is called a premises liability claim. These claims can be very complex and usually require that the owner or occupant of the property knew of the defect in the premises that caused the injury. Another important factor is the classification of the injured person at the time of the injury. 

Premises liability accidents occur in many different locations with varying degrees of injury. We have represented Virginia injury victims in many different types of premises liability claims for over three decades. If you have been injured on another person’s property and believe you may have a claim, contact us today by phone or fill out out free, no obligation case review form.

Premises Liability Plantiff Types in Virginia

The Duty Owed to the Injured Party Varies Depending on Which Category Applies to the Injured Party.

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Invitee

This is someone who was extended an invitation to enter the property by the property owner or occupant and the visitor enters pursuant to that invitation. The owner of the property has a duty to invitees to use ordinary care to maintain the premises in a reasonable, safe condition and to warn invitees of hidden dangers.

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Licensee

A licensee is someone who enters the property for his own convenience or benefit with the knowledge and consent, express or implied, of the owner. The owner only has a duty to warn the licensee of dangerous conditions of which the owner has knowledge or notice. Absent this, there is no duty to warn and thus no liability.

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Trespasser

A trespasser is defined as someone who unlawfully enters the land of another. In general, a property owner has no duty to keep the premises in a safe condition for trespassers. If you own a piece of property, the law does not require you to maintain your property to ensure the safety of people who do not have permission to be on your property.

FAQ

Understanding Your Accident & Injury Claim

Personal Injury claims are often complex legal matters that are difficult for most people to handle alone. Filing a claim is not as simple as filing out a form and waiting for a check in the mail. Most accident victims require the help of a skilled attorney who has intricate knowledge of Virginia’s personal injury laws and experience working with insurance companies to obtain the best results. The attorneys at Trost Law Group use their decades of experience and skills, along with the firm’s extensive resources to meet our clients needs and obtain the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE?
If you have an injury that effects your ability to live your normal life you should contact our office to protect your rights. Our attorneys have a strong record of success and will review your case to see if we can prove your accident and injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence.
WHEN SHOULD I CALL ABOUT MY CASE?
In most cases, it is in your best interests to start as soon as possible with the collection of evidence and the identification of potential witnesses. In Virginia, the time limit to take legal action against the party responsible for causing the injury is two years. This is referred to as the “statute of limitations”. If you don’t file a lawsuit against those at fault for the accident before the end of that period, you will forever lose your right to file a lawsuit against those responsible for the incident.
DO YOU CHARGE UPFRONT FEES TO HANDLE MY CASE?
Our firm does not charge any up front fees for representation in an Accident or Personal Injury case. We offer a free, no obligation case review to evaluate your claim. Once representation begins we work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
WILL YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH MY CASE IS WORTH?
Yes, at your initial free case review, our lawyers will use their unrivaled knowledge and decades of experience in Virginia Accident & Personal Injury Law to evaluate your claim. We will pursue every option to help you maximize the compensation you will need to recover from your injury and losses.

When Should I Get Help?

One of the first and most important decisions any accident injury victim can make is what attorney should they hire and when to hire them. At Trost Law Group we believe you should get our help immediately after an accident to preserve evidence and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other expenses. We charge no upfront fees and our substantial experience in Virginia injury law can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

Why Choose Us?

The Trost Law Difference

Each year thousands of accident and injury victims in Virginia search for the right firm to help them. Hiring an attorney to represent you with your injury claim is one of the first and most important decisions you can make, and one that you have full control over.

At Trost Law Group, our experienced and dedicated Injury Lawyers have used their unrivaled skill and experienced to help thousands of injured clients throughout the state of Virginia for the past 35 years. All of our clients are assigned to a dedicated case manager, and are treated like part of the family. Contact us today to begin the defense of your case with our free, no obligation case review and experience the Trost difference.

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Decades of Skill & Experience

Our team has had decades of first hand litigation and trial experience that we put to use for the benefit of our clients.
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No Upfront Fees

Because we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case. A percentage of the final recovery will be used to pay for our services.
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Time Tested & Proven Results

We have developed time tested and proven methods over the past 35 years that have resulted in maximum compensation for our clients.
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Free Case Review

There is no cost for us to get started on your case. At anytime you can request a no-obligation, free case review by filling out our online form or calling our office today.

You Pay Nothing Unless We Recover For You!

Fill out the following form or call (434) 528-4222 to request your Free Case Review.

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We Have an Unwavering Commitment to Our Clients.

Give Us A Call

(434) 528-4222

Randall J. Trost, P.C

Main Office
801 Main Street, 10th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Secondary Office
122 S Market St.
#B, Danville, VA 24541