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Tag Archives: Tennessee Premises Liability


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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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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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 Is a Tennessee Business Liable for the Death of an Independent Contractor

By John Willis |

Every Tennessee business owner owes a basic “duty of care” to individuals they invite onto their property. This includes not only customers but also independent contractors performed to work on the premises. But that does not automatically mean a business owner is liable for every personal injury that occurs on their property. Tennessee Court… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible If My Child Is Assaulted at School?

By John Willis |

Parents expect their children to be safe while attending school. And when their child suffers is injured due to the negligence of school officials, they rightly expect to hold the school accountable. Unfortunately, many school officials try to deny responsibility for student safety even when they know there may be a serious problem. District… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Says Home Inspector Not Liable for Missing Defective Deck Railing

By John Willis |

If you are seriously injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover damages against the owner if he or was negligent in maintaining the property. Such personal injury lawsuits may also extend to others responsible for the property’s maintenance, such as a management company. But what about third parties who might… Read More »

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