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Helping you pursue a premises liability suit after a slip, trip or fall in the Norfolk and Chesapeake areas

A simple slip in the grocery store aisle or fall in a parking lot can result in serious injuries, costly medical bills and missed days from work. If you were injured because a property owner failed to maintain his premises in a safe condition, you are entitled to pursue compensation through a premises liability lawsuit. An experienced Virginia Beach attorney from the W. Ware Morrison Law Group can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

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Slip & Fall Accidents

Over 40 years of experience on your side

Premises liability refers to a property owner’s obligation to keep a property in a reasonably safe condition. While premises liability claims can include dog bites and negligent security, the most common is the slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Common causes of these types of accidents include:

Accidents can occur in any number of locations, including grocery stores, shopping centers, offices, hotels, restaurants and bars, sports arenas, parking lots, construction sites and private homes. Common injuries include bruises, contusions, knee injuries, back injuries, broken bones and head injuries.

Landowners, property management companies and others with control over property have a duty to reasonably maintain their property to ensure that it is safe for visitors. When landowner negligence results in a slip and fall accident, the person injured is entitled to pursue compensation.


Proving liability often hinges on the reasonableness of both the property owner and the injury victim. To establish negligence, you must prove that the property owner had knowledge of the dangerous condition or hazard — or should have had knowledge of the condition — and failed to take reasonable steps to remedy it. Factors taken into account include how long the hazard existed; whether the property owner regularly inspected, cleaned and repaired the premises; and whether a warning could have prevented the accident.


Your actions may also come into play. Under Virginia’s doctrine of contributory negligence, any evidence of carelessness by a slip and fall victim can bar recovery in a premises liability lawsuit. Allegations that the insurance company or property owner may raise are that you were distracted at the time of the accident; that a reasonable person would have noticed and avoided the hazard; or that you failed to heed a posted warning.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover damages for all types of injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents caused by landowner negligence. Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. However, because evidence often disappears quickly, it is advisable to act quickly to protect your legal rights.

Seek compensation for your premises liability claim today


Following a serious slip, trip or fall in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk or Chesapeake area, you can count on the W. Ware Morrison Law Group to clearly explain your rights and walk you through every step of the legal process.  For a free initial consultation, call us today at 757.401.4378 or contact us online. There is no legal fee unless we win your case.

  • Wet floors

  • Hazardous stairways

  • Poor drainage

  • Dim lighting

  • Cracked sidewalks or pavement

  • Missing railings

  • Spilled substances

  • Snow or ice    

  • Potholes or ditches

  • Raised carpeting or floorboards



Common slip, trip and fall accidents

Holding the property owner liable for your injuries

Obtaining compensation for your injuries