Premises Liability & Slip and Fall Attorneys in Tennessee
The abundant beauty of Tennessee has resulted in a booming tourism industry, with hotels, shopping, and restaurants surrounding the national and state parks, theme parks, historic sites, lakes, and waterways across the state.
Unfortunately, such tourism brings with it potentially hidden dangers for locals and tourists alike. While most business owners are conscientious about customer safety, many fail to take proper steps to make their premises safe. In Tennessee, the owner or operator of a business, or premises open for public use, must use reasonable care to make the premises safe and to warn of dangerous conditions.
If a business owner creates -- or becomes aware of -- a dangerous condition on his or her premises and does not take steps to fix or warn of the condition, he or she may be responsible for injuries caused by the dangerous condition. Owners are also responsible for providing sufficient security to ensure that visitors are safe from criminal activity on their premises, including their parking lots.
Premises liability or slip and fall accidents are this nation's single largest cause of emergency room visits and the third most common type of workplace injury. They can arise from:
- Wet floors
- Falls from unsafe equipment or buildings
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate handholds or missing hand rails
- Improperly maintained walking surfaces such as uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Poorly maintained steps
- Substandard hallway or staircase floor covering
- Defective design, maintenance, or operation of a swimming pool, playground, hot tub, deck, theme park ride, gas or service station, putt-putt course, theater, or go-cart track
- Daycare and playground accidents
- Animal attacks on premises
- Dangerous substances such as mold or toxic chemicals
- Assaults, robbery, and rape
Gilreath & Associates experience in premises liability cases, combined with its Tennessee roots and continuous contact with the local tourism industry, make the firm uniquely qualified to evaluate slip and fall and other premises liability cases.
Don't be swayed by the claims of attorneys promising fast cash and no hassles. A serious case involving severe injuries or death requires serious effort. If you need help with a premises liability accident, contact the experienced attorneys of Gilreath & Associates for an evaluation of your case.
What to do after a slip and fall incident
If you've been injured on someone else's property due to their negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Any resulting disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of ability to normally enjoy your life
- Other unforeseen expenses
It is important to photograph the scene as soon as possible, before property management corrects the dangerous condition. Photos taken after dangerous conditions have been remedied were recently judged inadmissible in court, so it is important to act quickly.
Our goal at Gilreath & Associates is to make sure you are compensated for your injury and that you are financially prepared for future medical treatment that may be required. If you have been injured as a result of a fall or any dangerous condition, call our Tennessee Lawyers at Gilreath & Associates for an evaluation of your case.
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