Personal Injury Attorneys
Please call 911 if you have been seriously injured in a an accident.
Serious injuries can be very traumatic. It is important to have strong legal representation when dealing with an accident that involves broken bones or amputated limbs. Most people are not sure what to do when an accident happens, that’s why we are here to help you receive the legal assistance you deserve.
Call now to speak with an attorney and receive assistance with your case.
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury refers to any case in which an individual is injured. This can be due to the negligence, recklessness, or intention of another. This actually refers to car wrecks as well but is commonly used to refer to other types of injuries known as premise liability. Premise liability encompasses things such as workplace accidents or slips and falls. If you are injured at the workplace and your employer could have done something to prevent that injury you likely are able to be compensated for your injury. Likewise, with a slip and fall, if the owner of the premise could have prevented your fall they were likely negligent and owe you compensation.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability, which is the section of the law that requires owners to maintain reasonably safe grounds for employees or visitors on their premises. When a fall type accident occurs, it is sometimes because the owner failed to keep up their property, or failed to warn of some dangerous condition on the property.
Tennessee Personal Injury Cases
In Tennessee, property owners are commonly found negligent in slip-and-fall cases for failing to repair or warn of the following hazards:
- A wet floor (if a restaurant, store, or other entity fails to clean up a known spill or has not marked off an area that may be a danger to the public, they may be liable for injuries)
- Uneven or incorrectly installed floors
- Items left on the ground
Slip and falls are extremely common and result in millions of hospital visits a year. Like many other injuries in Tennessee, it is important to contact an attorney as soon after a slip and fall as possible because you only have a limited amount of time to file your case.