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Tag Archives: Tennessee Premises Liability Lawyers

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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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How Do I Prove a Slip-and-Fall Injury?

By John Willis |

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 »

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Can the Defendant in My Personal Injury Case Have Me Followed?

By John Willis |

A personal injury case is not simply a matter of proving the defendant’s negligence. The plaintiff must also demonstrate to the court–i.e., the jury–how the defendant’s negligence injured them. The defendant, in turn, will try to minimize or reject the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries in an attempt to avoid liability. Surveillance Video Defeats… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Upholds $250,000 Judgment in Premises Liability Case

By John Willis |

In a personal injury case, a victim’s damages are not necessarily limited to medical bills and other costs arising from the immediate physical injury. Damages may also be available for the long-term economic harm suffered by the victim, including any life changes arising from the original injury. Tennessee courts have long recognized the importance… Read More »

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What Happens If a Volunteer Is Injured While Working on My House?

By Brad Burnette |

Many of us enjoy doing our own home repair and home improvement projects. Some of us go so far as to build our own homes. If you take this course of action, it is important to be aware of the potential legal risks you might incur if you hire other people to assist you… Read More »

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When Is a Property Owner Liable for Dangerous Conditions?

By Brad Burnette |

In any space that is open to the public, such as a retail store or restaurant, the owner has a legal duty to its customers (or “invitees”) to ensure the property is free of any dangerous conditions that it knows about or reasonably should have known about. For example, let’s say there is a… Read More »

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How a Directed Verdict Can Affect Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

By John Willis |

Judges are sometimes quick to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit that has merit. Even when a case proceeds to trial, a judge can still bypass the jury and order a “directed verdict.” A directed verdict is itself an extreme remedy which should only be employed when a judge, after hearing all of the evidence… Read More »

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How Can Video Evidence Help in a Personal Injury Case?

By Brad Burnette |

In a personal injury lawsuit, any available piece of evidence may prove critical in proving a plaintiff’s case. Or at the very least, such evidence may prevent a lawsuit from being dismissed before it has a chance to reach a jury. That is why if it is critical to pay attention to every detail… Read More »

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