Nashville Premises Liability Lawyer
Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, and Property-Related Injury
Every property owner has a duty to ensure that his or her property is safe for anyone who enters it. A homeowner, commercial building owner or even an apartment complex or condominium owner could be held liable for any injuries that occur to someone while on the premises. Examples of premises accidents that can end in injury include slip and falls, falling obstacles, and electrocution. These accidents are often caused by poor construction; an establishment in serious decline, unsafely stacked equipment or merchandise; faulty wiring; water, grease, snow, run down flooring, or other obstacles that can cause a slip and fall; or building code violations. Injuries can often include fractured hips; traumatic brain injuries; torn ACL tendons; spinal cord damage; and broken ankles, wrists, tailbones, and ribs. It is crucial to speak with a Nashville premises liability lawyer to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries to help pay for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages from time spent away from work.
Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall or Other Accident
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for business owners to outright lie in their denials of guilt. In the event of a slip and fall, the floor will often be cleaned or repaired shortly after an accident. If the injury was the result of unsafe stacking of merchandise, it may be moved to another location when an inspection is made following the accident. You can never trust a company to look out for your best interests in compensation when it comes to them being held liable for your injuries, which is why taking active steps in collecting evidence is so important. Take these precautionary measures to gather your own evidence and help your Nashville premises liability lawyer seek the highest amount of compensation you can receive.
- Determine the precise cause of your accident. If it was a slip and fall, examine the floor or ground to see if it was soapy water, grease, oil, ice, or other debris that should have either been cleaned up or properly marked.
- One of the best ways to prove that it was indeed grease, for example, that caused your fall, is to take picture evidence. Were there cautionary signs in place that you failed to heed in the event that soapy water caused your fall? If there were no warning signs, make sure to document that with picture evidence by taking photographs of the whole scene of the accident
- Report your accident and injury to the management. If no one ever hears about it and there is no report of it happening, negligence on their part will be more difficult to prove. Make sure the person taking down your information records the accurate date, time, how the the accident happened, and your full name.
- If you suffered a slip and fall, keep the shoes you were wearing that day back at home in the same condition that they were in during the fall as evidence.
- If you were injured, you must seek medical attention. If you were never treated initially and instead suffered through your pain silently, but by a month later when your back still hadn’t healed you decided to see a doctor and file a premises lawsuit, it may seem suspicious. It will be easier for the business owner to claim that you were faking, that the injury was a pre existing condition, or that it occurred somewhere else. If you are hurt, seek medical advice immediately and keep your medical records.
At Calhoun Law, PLC in Nashville, Tennessee, we understand that serious injuries demand immediate and experienced legal attention. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, determine if you have a cause of action and aggressively pursue your claim. Contact our Nashville premises liability and slip & fall lawyers today.
Maximizing Compensation in Nashville Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability is highly dependent on the facts of each individual case. The victim must demonstrate that the property owner knew or should have known of the danger and that it was neglected for an unreasonable amount of time. In some cases, it must also be shown that there was no warning of the defect. Our premises liability lawyers are experienced in these claims and understand what is at stake for our clients. We will take every step to collect the compensation you are entitled to.
Our Nashville premises liability lawyers are experienced with cases involving:
- Failed maintenance
- Broken handrail
- Inadequate lighting
- Failed security
Securing Compensation for Future Expenses
Many personal injury claims require an experienced lawyer to recover compensation, not only for immediate losses, but for losses in the future as well. If you fell and suffered an injury, we will work to recover not only for immediate expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, but also for any losses and long-term damage you will suffer in the future. Similarly, you may be entitled to additional compensation if your injuries are permanent or could have a lasting impact on your ability to work.
Call now at 615-250-8000 for a free consultation or contact us by e-mail to speak directly with an experienced Nashville premises liability lawyer.