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According to state laws, property owners have the responsibility to maintain reasonably safe property conditions in order to prevent guests from accidents and injuries. If a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition, they must relay information or post signs about the potential hazards.
When a property owner does not maintain safe premises or does not warn guests of present dangers, then an injured person may be able to file a claim against the negligent or careless property owner.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is when someone's injury is causes by some type of unsafe or faulty part of someone' s property.
Common Injuries That Occur Due to Unsafe Property Conditions
When property conditions are unsafe, guests can suffer from a wide range of injuries. Some of the most common serious injuries that occur due to premises liability accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
Get in touch with our Memphis premises liability lawyers if you have sustained injuries on another person’s property. We can help you file a claim against the responsible person.
Causes of Premises Liability Injuries
Whether a person sustains injuries as a result of an unsafe condition in a grocery store, in the workplace, or on any other type of property, damages can be serious. The following types of hazardous conditions cause many accidents:
- Poor construction
- Poor design
- Defective sidewalks
- Slippery floors
- Broken stairs
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Building code violations
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There is a wide range of accidents that can occur due to dangerous property conditions, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Drowning or near-drowning accidents
- Dog bites
Injured on Another Person or Entity’s Property? Call Us Today!
At Donati Law, PLLC, our Memphis personal injury team is committed to fighting for the rights and futures of those harmed in accidents due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another person. When you entrust your case to our team, we will examine every detail associated with your accident and determine who should be held liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional distresses. Don’t wait to retain the legal advocacy you need.
Discuss your case with a Memphis premises liability attorney today! We are backed by a tradition of legal excellence!
Premises Liability FAQ
Who can I sue under premises liability law and what if I’m partly at fault?
Tennessee uses a modified comparative negligence system with a 51% fault threshold. Under this system, you can sue a property owner for your injuries if they happened on their property as long as you are less than 51% liable for the accident. Imagine that you were 40% liable for your slip and fall in a grocery store because you were running around the store while looking at your phone. You could still sue. But if you were 60% liable and the store was 40% liable, then you could not.
What do I have to prove to win a premises liability case?
The key to winning a premises liability case is to prove that the hazard that caused your injury was known or reasonably should have been known by the property owner and that they did not do enough to protect you from it. Our attorneys can use video camera footage, eyewitness testimonies, and other forms of tangible evidence to prove this argument. For example, if you tripped down a set of rickety steps in a mall that was in an area with heavy foot traffic, then it could be argued that the proprietor could have known about the hazard with a simple morning inspection.
Can I bring a case against a store or business owner if I am injured by
another person while I am on their property?
You might be able to sue a store or business owner if someone else hurt you on their property if the owner should have taken steps to protect you from them. Negligent security issues are commonly at the center of premises liability cases for this reason. For example, if you were assaulted and robbed while inside a bank, then you might be able to sue the bank for not having a security guard present to prevent that exact type of predictable incident.