When you walk into a retail store, restaurant, or other business that provides goods or services to the public, you expect it to be free from hazards. Tennessee law requires that property owners keep their premises in safe condition for anyone who may enter, especially when the public can freely come and go throughout the day.
Unfortunately, some businesses pose dangers to members of the public. Whether it’s a slick floor, a loose step, or a trip hazard that was left in a walking path, many scenarios and situations can cause people to suffer serious injuries when they visit retail establishments.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville premises liability lawyers have helped many victims like you get compensation for their injuries after they were hurt in private businesses by proving the following facts:
- An employee or the property owner knew about the danger and didn’t rectify it – When business owners, managers, or employees see spills, loose flooring, or other slip and fall hazards and don’t report them or fix them, the business can be held liable.
- The dangerous conditions caused you to suffer an injury – Falling can lead to devastating injuries, especially for older adults. We can collect evidence to help prove that the fall was caused by hazardous walking conditions and that an injury occurred as a result.
It’s important to speak with a legal team right away after a slip and fall injury. You may be facing expensive medical bills and a long time away from work, and it’s our goal to help you maximize your chances of getting compensation. Call us today for a free consultation.