Premises Liability

Experience in premises liability

Our Liability Practice Group has offices in both Virginia and the Washington, DC area, and we handle all aspects of a premises liability claim from initial investigation through appeal.  We represent our clients in all state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in administrative and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

With any premises liability claim, we believe only the most in-depth legal guidance will suffice, and it begins at an early stage. Involving Harman Claytor at an early stage ensures the preservation of important evidence, including video footage of the loss, employee and witness statements, and protection of your loss investigation.  We are experienced in evaluating indemnity opportunities and insurance provisions in lease and other agreements.     

When addressing your case, we do so from a risk-management standpoint while also determining how provisions pertain to your case. Our premises liability team has successfully handled a number of precedent-setting cases. We’ve been involved in dismissing claims against property managers, as well as a Virginia Supreme Court case holding that the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not include private cause of action for personal injuries. By choosing our legal team as your premise liability claims experts, you will receive prompt, disciplined and proactive guidance based on industry-leading experience.

Our Premises Liability Practice Group can provide you the representation your company deserves on the following cases:

Types of Defendants

  • Property Owners
  • Property Operators
  • Property Managers
  • Grocery and Convenience Stores
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Day Care Operators
  • Nursing Homes
  • Contractors
  • Schools
  • Churches

Types of Claims

  • Slip/Trip-and-Falls
  • Mold/Lead Paint Exposure
  • Criminal Acts/Inadequate Security
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Elevators
  • Dog Bites
  • Construction Defects