Have You Been Injured In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen to anyone at any time, but when such an accident occurs as a result of another's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. As a form of premises liability, slip-and-fall accidents can result in liability when the accident is caused by a property owner's failure to maintain his or her property in such a way as to prevent unreasonable risk of harm to visitors.

In slip-and-fall cases, and, more generally, in premises liability cases, liability is imposed upon property owners due to their greater knowledge and control of the premises relative to visitors to their property. Examples of negligent acts that could lead to serious slip-and-fall accidents and, therefore, could serve as the basis for a premises liability cause of action include:

  • Failure to dry slippery floors
  • Failure to salt icy sidewalks
  • Failure to fix broken handrails, stairways, etc.
  • Failure to replace torn carpet
  • Failure to maintain adequate lighting
  • Failure to secure floor mats
  • Failure to properly maintain escalators and elevators

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident and would like for a Brentwood attorney to evaluate your case for potential compensation, please call us at 615-490-6020.

Assignment Of Liability In Premises Liability Actions

Tennessee uses a comparative negligence system when deciding how to compensate consumers injured in slip-and-fall accidents. Under any comparative negligence system, your ability to recover damages may be reduced if you are partly at fault. In Tennessee you can recover damages only if you are responsible for less than 50 percent of the injury.

In all personal injury cases, including those brought for slip-and-fall accidents, our attorneys work hard to ensure that you receive any and all compensation to which you are entitled.

Give us a call at 615-490-6020 in order to learn more about how we can help you recover damages as a result of a slip-and-fall accident caused by the negligence of another.