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Private Property Cases Summarized By Injury Lawyer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Private Property Cases

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Private Property. For more information on traffic collisions see the pages on Wikipedia. 

Private Property-Statutes

 

See Va. Code § 46.2-100 as to definition of private road.

See Va. Code §§ 46.2-1219 and 46.2-1305 stating that localities may regulate vehicular or pedestrian traffic on certain parking lots.

See Va. Code § 46.2-864 as to operation of vehicle on certain types of private property.

Private Property-Cases

1980 Kay Mgt. v. Creason, 220 Va. 820, 263 S.E.2d 394.

Accident occurred on street within apartment complex. Public accessibility to streets on private property creates rebuttable presumption that they are highways as defined in Va. Code § 46.1-1(10) [now § 46.2-100].

1965 Parker v. Dubose, 206 Va. 220, 142 S.E.2d 510.

It has been generally held in civil actions involving motor vehicle accidents that statutory traffic regulations or rules of road have no application to conduct of traffic on private property. Duty imposed on drivers was one of reasonable care. Instructions imposing statutory standard are erroneous.

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