Nashville Trip and Fall Accident Attorney
Passionate Tennessee Attorneys Assisting Trip and Fall Victims
Every year millions of Americans visit the local emergency room following a tripping accident. While most of these injuries are not serious and represent nothing more than personal clumsiness, some trip and fall accidents are the result of negligence on the part of a private or public property owner. If you have incurred serious medical bills or lost time from work due to a trip and fall accident, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible property owner.
Our 60 Years Combined Legal Experience Can Help You
Trip and fall accidents may be caused by a number of hazardous conditions, such as torn carpets, improperly cleaned floors, exposed electrical wiring, or poor lighting. Stairwells are also a frequent location for trip and fall accidents. Uneven stairs, a lack of properly secured handrails, or failure to clear ice and snow from outdoor stairwells may lead to serious falls.
These types of cases are very fact-specific. Owners are not liable for every dangerous condition that might exist on their property. The accident victim must prove the owner knew, or should have known, about a hazard and failed to exercise reasonable care in correcting it. At Bednarz & Bednarz, we know how to investigate these kinds of cases and provide a judge and jury with sufficient evidence to support your claim.
Can You Be Blamed for an Accident?
A common tactic defendants use in trip and fall cases is to blame the victim. Tennessee follows a “modified comparative fault” rule in personal injury cases. In plain English, this means a jury can apportion fault between you and the defendant. But as long as your “comparative fault” is 49 percent or less, you can still recover some damages from the defendant.
So even if you believe your own actions or clumsiness contributed to your fall, you should still speak with our experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys. We understand that nobody is perfect. Mistakes happen, but that does not justify a property owner’s failure to identify and correct dangerous conditions. Bednarz & Bednarz can review your case and negotiate with property owners (and their insurance companies) on your behalf to make sure you are not unfairly blamed.
Serving Trip and Fall Accident Victims in Middle Tennessee
If your trip and fall accident happened on public property, such as a city sidewalk or a government office building, you should contact us as soon as possible. They say you can’t fight City Hall. That is not true, but suing a municipal government is more complicated than a trip and fall case against a store or private business.
Tennessee local governments enjoy immunity from civil suits except under very specific conditions set by the state legislature. These rules cannot be waived, even if a judge is sympathetic to your case. Our Nashville personal injury attorneys know how to deal with these cases, and we will make sure your case is not defeated before it even gets to a jury.
A trip and fall accident can be a traumatic event. You should not have to deal with the aftermath alone. Call us today at 615-256-0100 to schedule a free consultation today.