Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) April 24, 2015
John Cooper of Norfolk, VA based Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has considerable experience in fighting for the rights of his clients who have been hurt in stores, restaurants or other businesses. Now he has co-authored a book on the topic with his colleague Bill O’Mara. Top Ten Tips If You Are Injured At a Store, Hotel or Restaurant in Virginia is a pocket guide intended to help provide information for shoppers, diners or other visitors about their rights if they are injured on someone else’s property.
The book describes the law of premises liability and the common issues that come up in cases where someone has been hurt at a business. Virginia law requires landowners and businesses to maintain their physical locations in a reasonably safe condition, and to protect people from known hazards or hazards that the business should have discovered.
If a business fails to keep you safe, then it could end up being financially responsible for your injuries in some circumstances. The book details some instances in which a business may be liable, including:
1 – Falls at restaurants, caused by spilled liquids, grease or foodstuff;
2 – Merchandise falling from store shelves onto customers, causing injuries;
3 – Injuries suffered in common areas of apartment complexes or office buildings like malfunctioning elevators;
4 – Failure of a business to clear snow and ice after a storm;
5 – Trip and falls on sidewalks or in parking lots caused by unsafe walking areas with tripping hazards.
Premises liability cases are less likely to settle just by making an insurance claim than an auto accident case and often require filing suit and litigation. Although all cases are different and unique and Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers cannot guarantee the same result in your case,the firm's attorneys have represented a number of clients in premises liability actions that are detailed on the firm's website under results.
The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are also the authors of The Best Guide to Virginia Car Accidents and Injuries, Your Rights When You Are Injured on the Railroad and The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. See the free book page of the website of our personal injury lawyers to order a copy of Top Ten Tips If You Are Injured At a Store, Hotel or Restaurant in Virginia.