Unfortunately, slip and fall and trip and fall incidents happen every day and can be quite serious, in terms of both the physical and financial impact on the injured party. An injury due to a slip and fall or trip and fall can result in medical expenses and lost time from work. This means that it is important to speak to an attorney if you have suffered injuries due a slip and fall or trip and fall incident because you may have a claim against the owner or operator of the premises where the incident occurred.
In Tennessee, to win a suit based on a slip and fall, you must prove that the owner or operator of the premises either created the dangerous condition or had knowledge of the dangerous condition that caused your fall. Even if the owner or operator didn't know about the particular condition that caused your fall, they can be found liable if they had "constructive notice" of the condition. This means that the owner or operator should have known about the condition based on a common practice, a re-occuring incident, or a pattern of conduct. Common examples of dangerous conditions, to name a few, are floors with spills that have not been cleaned up, poor lighting, or areas without necessary hand rails.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall incident and need to speak to an attorney, please contact our firm and we would be glad to speak with you.