Negligent owners and others in control of the premises are liable for injuries caused by a dangerous condition on their property. A lawsuit involving premises liability holds a property owner responsible for any of the damages arising out of an injury on that person or entity’s property. Accidents on private property, negligent security, dog bites or other premises cases can be complex. You need the help of an experienced Nashville Premises Liability Attorney. Some of the dangerous conditions may include the following:
Open construction zones
Proving negligence is the most important part of the personal injury case. In a premises liability claim, negligence means the property owner was required to keep his or her property in a safe condition and failed to do so.
This involves the following factors:
The property owner directly caused the spill, slippery surface, or other events that made the area unsafe;
Or the property owner (or an employee) knew about the dangerous situation, but did not repair it;
Or the property owner or employee “should have known” about the dangerous situation, because any other “reasonable” person would have noticed it.
What to Do if You Have Suffered a Slip and Fall Accident
There are several important things you need to do if you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident. The most important thing is seeking medical treatment for your injuries. Not only is it crucial to start to get well, but it is also critical to see a doctor so that your injuries can be properly documented. Those medical records will be important pieces of evidence should you decide to seek compensation for your injuries. You also need to report the accident to whoever owns the property. No matter where you are – at a friend’s, a grocery store, movie theater, or public pool, you need to notify the owner, manager or landlord that you had an accident. It is important that you ask that the report is made in writing and get a copy for your own records. If you are able, at the time of the accident, get photographs and collect the names and numbers of potential witnesses.
If you are approached by the owner’s insurance company, decline to give a statement until such time which you have had an opportunity to speak with an attorney. Limit your limit your communication with the property owner or manager. You may be tempted, but DO NOT post any details related to your accident on social media. Do not place blame—and don’t take any. Contact an experienced Nashville Personal Injury Attorney for guidance. Reach out to us today at our Nashville office. If you are the victim of a Premises Liability accident outside of Nashville, feel free to call one of our other locations
Call An Expert Attorney On Premise Liability At Matt Hardin Law
When private managers, temporary contractors, or public municipalities know of a danger but fail to repair the condition causing the slip-and-fall, or fail to warn regarding the dangerous condition, they are liable for any resulting injuries.
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