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Defining Premises Liability Law in West Virginia

“Premises” refers to property, which includes land and buildings together.

The law concerning premises liability makes a landowner responsible when a person suffers serious injuries while on their premises.

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Owner, Invitee, & Negligence: The Formula for a Premises Liability Lawsuit

In premises liability cases, an attorney will need to show:

  • Who is the owner of the premises
  • That the victim was an “invitee” to the property as a visitor or to conduct business with the owner or possessor
  • That the injury was caused by negligence or other wrongful act the owner should have cared for, or minimally, warned against

The last point can include a situation where a third party commits a wrongful act but the owner is held liable for not ensuring safe conditions. An example might be a poorly lighted parking lot where a third party assaults the victim. There are many, many different types of premises liability. If you or a loved one has been harmed on the property of another, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation from the negligent parties. Our law firm is dedicated to helping those who have suffered serious injury from negligence or recklessness on the part of others for over three and a half decades. We are young, aggressive and experienced in personal injury law and we have achieved many significant victories, both in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

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The attorneys at our firm were all born and raised in Southern West Virginia. We have an intimate understanding of the people and issues within our community. We passionately serve our clients with a high level of service and care, which contributes greatly to our success. Judges, attorneys in the community and our former clients all refer people to us routinely who need help with a personal injury case.

Premises liability cases often involve slip & fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, or other incidents causing catastrophic injuries. It is within your rights to recover the compensation you need to make up for lost income during your recovery as well as paying your medical costs. If you are looking to learn more about premises liability laws in West Virginia, we suggest that you contact a personal injury attorney at our office for additional information. We can answer your questions and put a legal plan into action that is best for you.

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