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Category Archives: Premises Liability

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What Happens When Property Owners Try To Delegate Duties–And Blame?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

If you have young children, you probably know what they often do when they are blamed for something. They put the blame on someone else. They point the finger at anybody they can find to try to escape being the one held responsible for an action that you may be angry about. Many times… Read More »

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Open And Obvious And Comparative Negligence Defenses In Premises Liability Cases

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

In any type of accident, including a fall on someone’s property, a Defendant can say as a defense that you are partly responsible for your own fall. That is, that you were negligent by failing to care for yourself, avoid what you fell on, or that you otherwise did or didn’t do something that… Read More »

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The Role Of Constructive Knowledge In Slip And Fall Cases

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When you are injured because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, the property owner must know about the dangerous condition beforehand. After all, how can a property owner be expected to repair or clean or warn of a dangerous condition that the property owner didn’t actually know about? On the other hand, if… Read More »

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What Diseases Or Illnesses Are Covered Under The Camp Lejeune Act?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

The government has finalized its list of diseases that qualify for relief under the new Camp Lejeune Act. However, you should certainly not just read the list and move on if you do not have one of the listed illnesses and diseases—the list covers far more diseases or illnesses than you may think. What… Read More »

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Who Are You: Invitee Or Trespasser? It Makes A Difference

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

There is a famous song from the rock group “The Who,” where they ask, over and over again, “Who are you?” That’s a classic line, which actually also is an important question when you are injured on someone else’s property. You and the Property Owner That’s because your relationship to the property owner is… Read More »

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

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

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, Willis & Burnette |

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, Willis & Burnette |

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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