Author: Danielle M. Bringard, Fredericksburg, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
Winter has arrived, and with it comes the chance of snow and ice. With snow and ice present, there becomes an increased likelihood someone will slip and fall.
Ordinarily, landowners have a duty to make sure that their property is safe, and to warn visitors about hazardous conditions (like snow and ice) that exist on the property. If the landowner fails to do so, and someone is injured as a result, then the injured person could file a “premises liability” claim against the landowner. This is commonly known as a “slip-and-fall” case. However, not every “slip and fall” on snow or ice gives rise to…