In Tennessee, property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their premises. If their property is in any way hazardous, an owner must either repair the hazard or sufficiently warn visitors of its potential danger. If a visitor is injured due to an unsafe condition on the property, the owner may be held responsible for any resulting damages or losses. Cases in which individuals bring forth claims concerning the unsafe conditions of another’s property are known as premises liability cases.
Have you or a loved one been injured on someone else’s unsafe property? If so, you may be eligible to pursue a claim against the property owner to recover compensation. To find out if you are qualified to pursue a premises liability lawsuit, simply fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today.
Types of Premises Liability
Virtually any hazard on public or private property which causes injury can give rise to a viable premises liability lawsuit. While there are exceptions to this rule, such as if there is adequate warning of the hazard or if the individual somehow contributed to his or her own injury, the reality is that any number of injury-causing dangers could allow for legal action. The most common premises liability claims that our lawyers handle include:
Slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability case. Slip and falls typically occur on wet floors, unsafe staircases, icy grounds, and other slippery or uneven surfaces. Predominately a hazard for the very young and the elderly, slip and falls can lead to injuries ranging from broken bones, to spinal cord injuries, to traumatic brain injuries, and even to death.
Dog bites, especially from pit bulls, are an increasingly serious problem in Memphis. Dog owners have a legal obligation to ensure that anyone approaching the dog by lawful means is safe from any potential injury. Dog bite injuries most typically arise when a person reaches toward a family or friend’s pet and the animal becomes frightened and attacks.
Swimming pool accidents typically result in serious injuries such as brain injury brought on by oxygen deprivation or death. Sadly, the victims of these sorts of accidents are often young children who wandered into an improperly gated pool without supervision.
Assault due to negligent security occurs most commonly in Tennessee hotels and parking garages. It is the duty of a hotel or garage owner to provide adequate security for visitors, especially in darkened areas that are likely to attract crime. When security is negligent and a visitor is injured, a claim may be brought against the property owner.
Contacting a Lawyer
At Morgan & Morgan, our Memphis premises liability lawyers have the experience, knowledge and resources to help ensure that any victim of negligent property ownership sees a full recovery for all his or her damages. Our compassionate attorneys will evaluate your claim free of charge to determine whether your claim is viable, and will advise you on what steps you can take moving forward.
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to monetary remuneration for your damages and losses. To get in touch with our attorneys and find out if you qualify, simply fill out a free, no-obligation case review form today.