Slip and Falls
If you slip and fall or trip and fall and are injured on somebody else’s property, in Tennessee as elsewhere, the property’s owner (or the tenant in control of the property) may owe you compensation for the harm you suffered. This applies in homes as well as businesses, and even on sidewalks, parking lots, or parks. If the property’s owner created a dangerous condition that caused your injury, or knew (or should have known) about the condition and failed to fix it or to warn you about it, that owner may be held responsible.
We have all heard stories about people faking or exaggerating their injuries in order to get “easy” money. The reality, however, is that many people suffer very real and severe injuries in slip and fall accidents each year–and that a property owner’s negligence may be difficult to prove. If you were injured and are considering pursuing a slip-and-fall claim, you need to act promptly and efficiently. A prompt investigation is necessary to ensure that key evidence won’t be lost to clean-ups and repairs. You should also keep all the records that document your injuries and the costs associated with them, including any wages lost as a result of your injury. And you should discuss your case with an experienced and knowledgeable Tennessee personal injury attorney before making any statements to an insurance adjuster or to anyone representing the property owner or tenant involved.
If your own negligence played a substantial part in causing your injury, you may not be able to bring a successful claim for compensation. While “degrees” of negligence may be difficult to measure, an experienced Tennessee personal injury lawyer can provide you an assessment of your chances of success, given the particular circumstances of your case.
Based in Nashville, the law firm of Hollins, Raybin & Weissman, P.C., represents clients injured in slip and fall accidents throughout Tennessee. We also represent family members of people who lost their lives in slip and fall incidents. Since the firm’s founding, nearly 35 years ago, the attorneys at Hollins, Raybin & Weissman, P.C., have built a reputation for aggressive representation and attentive service. When we undertake representation in a case, it means that we fully believe in our client and we feel confident that we can achieve results on his or her behalf.
Each of the Hollins, Raybin & Weissman, P.C. attorneys who represent personal injury and wrongful death claimants is an experienced litigator who has handled a variety of complex accident claims. For more information about our Tennessee personal injury lawyers, please visit their individual attorney profiles: