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What is Premises Liability?

Most of us have, at one time or another, tripped over a rug or slipped on a wet spot in a place of business. Most of the time, it’s no big deal. We simply go on about our business. But what do you do if it’s more serious than that? What if you are actually injured due to someone else’s negligence? You could end up with unexpected medical bills and miss time at work.

Premises Liability in Tennessee

In Tennessee, the owner or operator of a property must use reasonable care to make the premises safe, and to warn visitors of dangerous conditions. If you are injured because a property owner failed in this duty, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This area of law is known as Premises Liability.

Premises liability extends to things like:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents in stores and other public places
  • Trip-and-fall accidents
  • Falls on stairs due to missing or inadequate handrails or uneven steps
  • Falls caused by inadequate lighting
  • Assault injuries caused by negligent security
  • Landlord liability for injuries or assaults caused by non-functioning locks, fire extinguishers or smoke detectors
Preserving Evidence

If you are injured on someone else’s property, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to preserve evidence of liability. Don’t just assume that a store owner will cover your medical bills after an accident. Without evidence of liability, the store owner is not likely to pay you anything.

By taking pictures of the accident scene, you can record the condition of the property at the time of the accident, before property management corrects the dangerous condition. Evidence such as store videotapes must be preserved before they are recorded over.

Free Consultation

Do you think you might need an experienced premises liability lawyer? The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto have the experience that you need and are here to help. Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation. We will be happy to discuss your case and answer any questions that you may have. Our office is conveniently located in West Knoxville with plenty of free parking. how to deal with businesses or their insurance companies, or reach us through our convenient online form for more information about our practice. Give us a call at (865) 691-2777 or contact us through our website Brown & Roberto, PLLC to set up a free consultation.

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