In Tennessee, owners of public and private property have a legal responsibility to address hazards that can potentially cause accidents. Failure to fix such issues or warn visitors of dangers can leave property owners responsible for damages in the event of injuries.
Unfortunately, property owners put citizens at risk more often than they may believe. The Goodlettsville premises liability attorneys at Ponce Law point out three property dangers commonly reported in Middle Tennessee:
- Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards– Slick floors, unsecured cords and wires, and even an unmarked step down or up could result in an individual falling and being injured.
- Falling Objects– Falling objects can cause significant harm. Take, for instance, a lawsuit recently filed against Sumner County schools. An article from The Tennessean reports a 10-year-old boy suffered massive injuries after being struck by a falling speaker in the gym at Indian Lake Elementary School in Hendersonville. The boy’s parents filed a lawsuit claiming the school and staff’s negligence was responsible for the child’s injuries.
- Crowd Capacity Issues- Large crowds in confined areas can lead to crushing injuries and the inability to safely exit in the event of an emergency.
At Ponce Law, our staff recognizes just how dangerous a property owner’s negligence can be to others. That’s why our Goodlettsville personal injury lawyers urge you to keep safety in mind as you maintain your property this spring.