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Category Archives: Premises Liability

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Is a Property Owner Liable for a Shooting That Occurs on a Public Street?

By Fox & Farley |

Personal injury claims in Tennessee are based on a defendant’s “duty of care” to the plaintiff. In plain English, this means a person (or a corporate entity) must act reasonably to avoid injuring other people. But legally speaking, the burden of proof is on the victim to show this duty existed–and that the defendant… Read More »

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Is a Leaky Bathroom Faucet Always a “Dangerous Condition”?

By Fox & Farley |

When you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident as the result of a property owner’s failure to correct a known dangerous condition on their premises, you have the right to seek compensation for your personal injuries. It is critical to understand, however, that not all hazards are legally classified as dangerous conditions. Tennessee courts… Read More »

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Can a Tennessee Building Owner Blame for an Accident on Their Property?

By Fox & Farley |

People often think of premises liability cases in terms of businesses and their customers. For instance, if someone is shopping at the supermarket and slips on a puddle of water in the middle of an aisle, the store owner may be held liable for any injuries. But anyone who is lawfully invited onto a… Read More »

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Custodians’ Neglect Leads to $180,000 Slip-and-Fall Judgment Against TN School District

By Brad Burnette |

Perhaps the most common type of slip-and-fall accident involves a person slipping on a wet floor due to a lack of proper warning signs. Such personal injury claims are relatively straightforward. But they may be slightly complicated when the “wet floor” in question belongs to a state or local government entity. Court Rules Teacher… Read More »

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Is a Building Owner Liable if a Construction Subcontractor Is Injured?

By Brad Burnette |

In Tennessee, property owners are generally liable if they fail to “exercise reasonable care” to prevent personal injury to individuals who are lawfully on the premises. This includes any people who are performing contracted work on the property. Indeed, Tennessee law expressly guarantees employees of independent contractors working on the premises the right to… Read More »

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Is a Store Liable if I Sit on a Broken Chair?

By Brad Burnette |

When you enter a store or other public business, the owner has a legal responsibility to ensure the premises are in a reasonably safe condition. But this does not mean a business owner is an absolute insurer of your safety. To the contrary, Tennessee law generally holds an owner liable when it has “superior”… Read More »

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How Prior Personal Injury Decisions May Affect Your Slip and Fall Case

By John Willis |

Tennessee law is largely based on precedent. Basically, this means that when a judge is deciding your case, he or she will look to previous cases involving similar situations before determining the appropriate outcome for your dispute. But not all precedents are equally helpful. For instance, the facts of every personal injury claim are… Read More »

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TN Hospital Not Liable for Defective Door That Injured 71-Year-Old Patient

By Brad Burnette |

When you walk into any kind of public facility, such as a store or even a government office, you have the right to expect the premises are in a reasonably safe condition. Legally speaking, a premises owner is not necessarily responsible for every customer who is injured, but there may be liability if there… Read More »

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Knoxville Restaurant Faces Trial Over Partially Melted Bag of Ice

By John Willis |

Knoxville and Clinton-area business owners are responsible for keeping their premises in reasonably safe condition for customers and other invited guests. When a business has “superior knowledge” of a hazard that might lead to injury, there is a duty to warn customers. If the business fails to give such warning and the customer is… Read More »

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When Does a Store Owe a Customer a “Duty of Care”?

By John Willis |

In any kind of personal injury case based on negligence, a plaintiff must first prove the defendant owed him or her a “duty of care.” In the context of a car accident, for example, a driver has a duty of care to operate their vehicle in a safe manner. And with respect to premises… Read More »

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