Building code violations and a lack of care on the part of property owners cause a myriad of accidents each year. Some end in catastrophic injuries and even death. If you or a loved one have been in such an accident, call an Mt. Juliet Premises Liability Attorney to secure the financial settlement to which you are entitled.
A premises liability claim may be in order when injuries are sustained because of building code violations or the owner’s negligence. Among the many injuries one could undergo, here are some of the more common examples:
The list of possible routes to injury is long. Our clients exercise the correct amount of caution, and often their accidents occur because of a lack of duty of care from property owners.
In Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, the injured person must be a lawful visitor to have a premises liability claim. Trespassers are on the property illegally, so no matter how severe the injury is or how they sustained it, they have no case.
Since trespassers are on the property illegally, the property owner does not owe them a duty of care. Lawful visitors are owed a duty of care; if injured, they may pursue a claim. Here are some examples of legal visitors.
Some people might be on a property legally without the property owner’s knowledge. These could be a meter reader or someone checking gas or water lines.
If you were injured and are involved in a premises liability case, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Some examples of economic damages are:
Non-economic damages include things like:
These lists are far from exhaustive. Damages add up quickly and can overwhelm the victim and their loved ones. A premise liability attorney can negotiate with insurance companies so that the financial burden your injury has caused is a thing of the past.
Tennessee is a shared fault state. There is a modified comparative negligence rule in place. According to this rule, the plaintiff can be assigned some fault in an accident. The percentage of blame assigned to the plaintiff will determine how much they will be entitled to in a settlement claim.
If the plaintiff is considered 5% at fault and the damages came to a total of $100,000, then the property owner’s insurance would be responsible for the remaining $95,000. If the plaintiff was found 50% or more accountable because of irresponsible actions on their part, then they are not entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us to set up a consultation. We are ready to work for you.