Gatlinburg Cosmetic/Nail Salon Infection Lawyer
Many of the nail salons, day spas, and other such businesses that dot the Gatlinburg area rely on the most powerful available chemicals. The stronger the chemical, the better the results, and the more customers come in. At least, that’s the way nail salon owners do the math. Employee and customer safety isn’t much of a priority. Usually, a premises liability lawyer must stand up to protect victims in these situations. Government watchdog groups usually only intervene after someone gets hurt.
A diligent Gatlinburg cosmetic/nail salon infection lawyer at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, Attorneys at Law know how to stand up for victims, in court and around the negotiating table. We start by working hard and building a strong foundation. Our hard work on the front end pays dividends on the back end, in the form of maximum compensation for victims. In fact, we usually obtain results that exceed our clients’ expectations.
When customers visit nail salons or cosmetic clinics, they have a right to receive value for the money they pay. They also have a right to be reasonably safe while they are there. That’s especially true since they are business invitees who provide a financial benefit to the owner. This safety includes the physical environment as well as the tools used.
Chemical and other spills are common at such establishments. These spills are a fall hazard, especially to older visitors or others with a pre-existing medical condition. It’s not enough to display a “Caution Wet Floor” sign and wait for the spill to dry. Instead, employees must clean it up as soon as they know about it.
Chemicals could directly affect health and safety as well, especially if the person has an allergy or other pre-existing condition. Employees have a duty to collect relevant information from customers and tailor their approach to meet the customer’s health needs, as opposed to the customer’s service demands.
Infections are in a special category. Frequently, customers don’t know anything is wrong for several days, several weeks, or even longer. Regardless of when they discover their injuries, a Gatlinburg cosmetic/nail salon infection lawyer can obtain compensation for these injuries.
This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. These damages are available if a lawyer proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
Nail salon and other owners are financially responsible for injuries that happen on their property. They are not responsible for unforeseeable injuries, like infections, which occur elsewhere.
Assume Meredith sustains a cut at a nail salon. She’s worried about the impact of that cut. So, she goes to a local emergency clinic. While there, she contracts an infection, because the clinic’s cleaning standards are not high enough. The clinic, as opposed to the nail salon, is responsible for this infection injury. Although Meredith only went to the clinic because of the cut, the infection wasn’t a foreseeable injury, from the nail salon’s perspective.
This financial responsibility is subject to comparative fault and some other insurance company defenses.
Count on a Diligent Sevier County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced cosmetic/nail salon infection lawyer in Gatlinburg, contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, Attorneys at Law by going online or calling 865-500-HURT. You have a limited amount of time to act.