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Case Number: 7:22-cv-00292
Judge: Thomas T. Cullen
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (Roanoke county)
Defendant's Attorney: C. Kailani Memmer
Description: Roanoke, Virginia personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an auto negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $100,000 in damages and/or injuries as a direct result of a motor vehicle accident caused by Defendant.
The claims made and defenses asserted are not available.
Premises liability refers to the liability of a property owner for accidents that occur on their property. Property owners in Virginia must make sure that their premises are safe for visitors, although the duty of care owed varies depending on how a visitor is classified.
Virginia recognizes three groups of visitors. Invitees are people on property through the expressed or implied invitation of the property owner and are owed the highest duty of care, licensees are individuals who are on property with permission but usually for their own benefit and a property owner must warn the licensee about any potential hazards, and trespassers are people who are on property without permission and are owed no duty of care.
A premises liability claim usually involves a person suffering injuries in an accident caused by some kind of dangerous property condition. Many property owners and their insurance companies will immediately blame the victims for their own injuries.
Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed.