Nashville Premises Liability Attorneys Hold Property Owners Responsible for Your Injuries
When personal injuries occur, getting the compensation, you are entitled to for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses you suffer plays an important role in your recovery. At Bednarz Law, our Nashville attorneys help in determining who was at fault so that they can be held responsible, either through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. In our more than 60 years combined experience in representing injured victims throughout our area, we have found in many cases, it is ultimately a property owner who is to blame. When dangerous conditions are allowed to exist, with no effort to provide warnings or repairs, those responsible can be held liable for their negligence through a premises liability claim.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Accidental injuries are unfortunately common, in Nashville and throughout the country, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 30 million people seek care in hospital emergency rooms each year, with injuries that can end up being severe and potentially life threatening. The incidents responsible for these injuries often occur due to hazards and unsafe conditions in someone’s home or apartment complex, at a store or restaurant, while at work, or in other public places. These are known as premises liability accidents, and property owners may be liable for your damages when any of the following occur:
- Injuries due to slips, trips, and falls;
- Being struck by or against an object;
- Exposure to wiring or fires and related burn injuries;
- Toxic environments that result in chronic illnesses and health conditions;
- Acts of violence, that end up leaving victims with physical damages and emotional scars.
At Bednarz Law, we work to hold negligent property owners accountable for the damages you suffer, gathering the evidence needed to support your case.
Premises Liability: Property Owners Negligence
Negligence is a legal theory in which someone can be held label for actions they took which caused injuries to occur, or for failing to take an action, such as to correct a dangerous condition, which ended up resulting in harm to others. Under Section 70-7-102 of the Tennessee Code, landowners have a duty of care to ensure their property is safe for certain visitors and invited guests. As a result, apartment owners and managers and those who own or operate offices or other businesses can be held liable for damages that occur on their property as the result of the following:
- Wet, slippery floors;
- Torn carpeting and loose tiles;
- Uneven sidewalks;
- Poorly lit walkways and stairways;
- Cluttered aisles;
- Lack of handrails and unguarded heights;
- Failing to take precautions, such as providing security, to prevent criminal activity.
Let Us Help You Today
When you suffer injuries as the result of a property owner’s negligence, our Nashville premises liability attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you need to recover. Reach out and contact Bednarz Law online today and request a one on one consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you.