Chattanooga Premises Liability FAQ
What is premises liability?
Premises liability is an area of law that oversees property owner liability and accidents that occur on landowners’ properties. According to premises liability law, if a person is injured while on another person’s property due to a dangerous condition or property defect, the injured person may file a claim to collect compensation from the property owner if it can be proven that the property owner was negligent. In order to learn more about premises liability, we encourage you to contact our Chattanooga premises liability law office.
When are property owners liable?
Property owners are held liable when it can be proven that: a dangerous condition existed on their property, that they knew the condition existed, they did nothing to remedy the condition or warn people of the condition and as a result, a member of the public sustained injury.
Why are property owners responsible for injuries sustained on their property?
Property owners are held liable for injuries that are sustained on their property because as property owners, they are responsible for ensuring that their land remains free of hazardous conditions and defects. It is their legal responsibility to ensure that their property does not present dangers to anyone traveling through or visiting the property.
If I file a premises liability claim, what can I receive compensation for?
If you are able to successfully file a premises liability claim, you may be allowed to collect compensation for your medical bills from the accident, future medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
If I was injured on government property, can I file a premises liability claim?
Yes, you can still file a premises liability claim if you were injured on government property. However, filing a lawsuit against the government or a municipality is never easy, which is why it is recommended that you work with a qualified premises liability attorney who has litigated these types of cases in the past.
Our legal team can provide you with exceptional representation and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!