Nashville Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Dedicated Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Serving Nashville
Slip-and-fall accidents occur every day in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. While sometimes these are genuine accidents and nobody is responsible, a slip and fall in a store or commercial property may signal negligence on the part of the owner. An experienced Nashville personal injury attorney can help slip and fall victims investigate their accidents and determine if legal action may be necessary.
Our Experienced Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys Can Handle Your Slip and Fall Case
Slip and fall accidents may happen anywhere, but they most commonly occur in supermarkets, shopping malls, hotels, and office buildings. Basically, any area where there is a regular public foot traffic, there is an increased risk of slip and fall accidents.
Of course, these accidents do not occur spontaneously. A “slip” usually happens when there is a wet or slick substance is present on a smooth floor. The most basic example of this is a puddle of water on a supermarket floor: An unknowing customer walks down the aisle, slips in the clear puddle of water, and falls, possibly breaking their leg or sustaining a similar injury.
Is the supermarket owner legally liable for the customer’s injuries? At Bednarz & Bednarz, we know how to find out the answer to that question. If one of the supermarket’s employees caused the spill and failed to clean it up (or post warning signs around the area), the owner is liable. Even if an employee was not responsible, if a slip-and-fall victim can prove the management should have known there was a “hazardous condition” on the premises, the owner can still be held responsible.
Slip and fall accidents are often close calls for juries. The store may acknowledge it failed to notice or clean up a puddle of water, but their attorneys will argue it was an “open and obvious” hazard that the defendant could have avoided. This is where having a skilled trial lawyer on your side is invaluable.
Speak With a Nashville and Hendersonville Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Right Away
You may initially dismiss a slip and fall as a minor incident. But as your medical bills start to pile up and you have to take time off from work to heal from your injuries, you will start to reconsider that position. Remember, the longer you wait to speak to a Davidson County & Nashville slip and fall accident lawyer, the harder it may be to pursue a civil lawsuit later. The store (and its insurance company) will not waste any time in gathering evidence and trying to prove you were the one at fault. You need to act with similar urgency.
Bednarz & Bednarz have been helping slip and fall accident victims like you for more than 30 years. We know how to deal with negligent property owners and their insurance companies. If they are responsible for your injuries, we will fight to make sure you are fully compensated. Call us today at 615-256-0100 to schedule a free consultation.