Category Archives: Slip And Fall
Who Is Responsible for an Accident Caused by a Dog?
There are certain laws in Tennessee holding a dog owner liable if their animal bites or attacks a person. This means the owner may have to pay damages for a personal injury claim brought by the victim of the attack. But what about a situation where the dog indirectly causes injury? For example, what… Read More »
Is a Leaky Bathroom Faucet Always a “Dangerous Condition”?
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 »
Custodians’ Neglect Leads to $180,000 Slip-and-Fall Judgment Against TN School District
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 »
How Prior Personal Injury Decisions May Affect Your Slip and Fall Case
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 »
Will Store Surveillance Video Help or Hurt My Slip and Fall Claim?
In any type of accident case, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene. In a car accident, for instance, you should try and take photos of the vehicles right away to help document any property damage. Similarly, if there is any video footage of what happened, that can… Read More »
When Is a Tennessee Stadium or Arena Liable for Patron Injuries?
Every year millions of people attend concerts and sporting events throughout Tennessee. As with any business open to the public, the operators of stadiums and arenas have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition–even with thousands of people trampling through the area in a short period of time. So if a… Read More »
How the Passage of Time Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case
One problem in many personal injury cases is recreating the actual scene of the accident. In a premises liability case, for example, the plaintiff needs to prove that there was some dangerous or defective condition on the property that caused their injury. But several years may elapse between the date of the accident and… Read More »
Store Faces Trial After Woman Slips on “Applesauce Puddle”
Slip and fall accidents frequently occur in busy stores. While retailers may not be immediately aware of every spill that occurs on their premises, they should train their employees to identify a potential hazard to customers and take appropriate action. Even if a store has such policies, but the employees fail to follow them,… Read More »
How Do I Prove a Slip-and-Fall Injury?
One of the most common types of personal injury claims is the “slip-and-fall” accident. These are actually known as premises liability claims. The basic idea is that a property owner can be held liable under Tennessee law if they fail to repair a known dangerous condition on the premises. For example, if the manager… Read More »