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Virginia cluttered walkway accident lawyers


Helping you get the resources you need to recover after a cluttered walkway accident in Virginia

When you’re looking for bread or coffee at a grocery store, you shouldn’t have to worry about tripping over a mop bucket, a product display, or another poorly placed object. These types of falls can cause broken bones and other serious injuries.

Property owners have a responsibility to eliminate hazards that could harm visitors. If you were injured from tripping over an object that was carelessly left in a walkway, you have the right to seek compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills and other expenses caused by your injuries.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we believe in looking out for our neighbors. Ken Gibson and John Singleton are former U.S. Marines with small-town values and big-city track records. The personal injury law firm has recovered significant settlements and results for our clients.

You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. We’ll be happy to tell you more about our Zero Fee Guarantee in a free consultation.

Call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to learn more today.

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Could somebody else’s careless behavior have caused my fall?

It’s definitely possible that someone’s carelessness caused you to slip or trip and fall. You shouldn’t be expected to look out for random objects or spills left in walkways.

Property owners have a duty of care to maintain a safe environment for visitors, employees, residents, and guests. That means removing fall hazards as quickly as possible. Businesses must also provide the necessary training and oversight to prevent employees from making mistakes that cause serious injuries.

Misplaced objects that lead to dangerous falls include:

  • Boxes
  • Product displays
  • Toys
  • Tools
  • Equipment
  • Pallets
  • Stocking material
  • Wires and cables

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Can a cluttered walkway lead to a trip- or slip-and-fall accident?

Yes, cluttered walkways have a high likelihood of leading to serious trip- or slip-and-fall accidents. When someone falls, it’s usually caused by a slippery surface or a misplaced object.

A slip-and-fall accident happens when a wet floor or slick surface causes one foot to slide forward, and the victim usually ends up falling backward.

Cluttered walkways can cause trip-and-fall accidents. This occurs when a person trips over an object and cannot bring their other leg up fast enough to prevent a fall. Trip-and-fall accidents usually cause a person to fall forward. That’s because it’s natural for people to use their arms to protect themselves when falling, which is why these accidents often result in broken wrists and other arm injuries.

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Where do cluttered walkway accidents happen?

Trip- or slip-and-fall accidents commonly happen in walkways, but they can happen anywhere people are walking or running. They frequently occur at the following places:

  • Grocery stores or other retail stores
  • Apartment buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Gas stations
  • Nursing homes
  • Private residences
  • Amusement parks
  • Department stores
  • Movie theaters
  • Hotels, motels, and Airbnbs

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What should I do after a trip- or slip-and-fall accident?

Make sure you get proper medical care, and then document your injuries. When you do everything you can to foster a full recovery, you’ll likely get better faster, and you will make it easier for your personal injury lawyer to file a successful claim or lawsuit.

Follow these steps after a trip- or slip-and-fall accident:

  • Even if your injuries do not seem severe, seek immediate medical attention and tell the doctor about any symptoms you’re experiencing.
  • Inform the property owner about the fall as soon as possible.
  • Use your cell phone to collect pictures of the accident site.
  • Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys.
  • Don’t discuss accident details with friends or on social media.
  • Don’t sign any agreements or speak with an insurance agent without your attorney present.

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How can a Virginia premises liability attorney help me after a cluttered walkway accident?

You’re much more likely to receive a fair settlement if you work with a personal injury lawyer. When we take on your case, the experienced Virginia premises liability lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will spring into action. Ken has served as a state and federal prosecutor, and John was part of a large insurance firm, so we have the right mix of skills and experience to build a strong case on your behalf.

GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will collect security footage, interview witnesses, and subpoena company documents if necessary. We’ll review company policy on preventing falls and find out if they have a history of careless behavior and ignoring customer complaints.

When our investigation is complete, our attorneys will file a claim or a lawsuit to recover the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Assisted living care
  • Lost income
  • Medical devices
  • Wrongful death

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Did a cluttered walkway cause your injuries? We’re here to help.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we help people who have been senselessly injured by the careless actions of others. This isn’t just a job for us. We consider what we do to be our calling.

Reach out to us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to learn more today.

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Community Service

Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.