Chattanooga Premises Liability Attorney
When people venture out into the public or visit close friends, they do not expect to be injured, which is why premises liability accidents are usually devastating for victims. Premises liability is a term that is used in the legal community to describe the responsibilities of property owners. When people own property, they are responsible for ensuring that their property remains free of hazardous conditions. If a hazardous condition exists, the property owner must remove it or at least warn the public that the hazard exists.
For example, think about visiting a public pool where there are usually signs warning people that the area surrounding the pool is slippery when wet and that also warn visitors not to run around the pool. If the pool did not have these signs and a visitor slipped, fell and sustained a serious injury, the injured person might have a claim against the owner of the pool for any damages suffered.
Chattanooga Premises Liability Claims
In cases where a person has been injured while on another person’s property, whether it is a large store or a neighbor’s home, the person may file a premises liability claim to recover monetary damages. The injured person may be able to sue the property owner for medical bills, future medical costs, lost income, lost income earning ability and pain and suffering. In order to be successful with a premises liability claim, injured people must be able to prove that:
- a dangerous condition existed
- the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous conditions
- the property owner did not remove or correct the dangerous condition
- the property owner did not warn people of potential danger
- injury resulted from the property owner’s negligence
Tennessee Premises Liability Lawyer
At the Law Firm of John Whitfield, we have years of experience representing individuals who have been involved in premises liability accidents. In our years of practice, we have represented clients with cases involving: slip and falls, retail store negligence, security negligence, municipal liability, construction accidents, workplace accidents and amusement park accidents.
If you are the victim of a premises liability accident, now is the time to consult with a Chattanooga premises liability lawyer.