Premises Liability

Germantown Premises Liability Attorneys

Championing Your Rights in West Tennessee

Property owners have the responsibility of keeping their premises in reasonably safe condition for visitors. Though they are subject to slightly different safety obligations, public and private properties are expected to remain safe for visitors and passersby. For example, homeowners are expected to shovel snow from their walkways and store owners are expected to clean up spills to avoid slippery floors.

If a property owner’s negligence led to an accident that has left you injured, you have legal recourse in the form of a personal injury claim. At Snider & Horner, PLLC, our Germantown premises liability attorneys are ready to help you build a strong case so that you can seek the compensation you deserve.

To get started on your case with Snider & Horner, PLLC, contact us at (901) 730-8880.

Understanding Property Owner Responsibilities in Tennessee

Responsibilities to Business Invitees

A business invitee is someone who comes to a property for business purposes. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that all people who come into their place of business are safe and are obligated to inform them if there are any dangers that are present and cannot be fixed.

Responsibilities to Social Visitors and Licensees

A social visitor is someone who comes to a property for social reasons. They do not necessarily have to be invited over to qualify as such. Property owners are likewise responsible for ensuring that their property is free from dangerous and are also obligated to inform their visitors of any hazards on their property which may cause injury. Social visitors are not limited to homes. If an individual visits a place of business for social reasons these laws apply. These individuals are referred to as licensees.

Responsibilities and Limitations for Trespassers

The last category of people is trespassers. Property owners are only responsible for not intentionally harming trespassers, such as setting up a trap. If someone trespasses on property and trips and injures themselves, the property owner will not be help liable. The only exception to this is when the trespasser is a child. A property owner may be held liable for their injuries if they have hazards on their property which may attract a child and are not properly protected, such as a swimming pool.

Common Types of Premises Liability Incidents

There are countless potential hazards that could lead to an injury on someone’s property. Whether shoddy material was used to build a staircase or a slippery floor was not properly addressed, any injury claim related to hazardous premises should be handled by a skilled attorney.

At Snider & Horner, PLLC, we handle cases including but not limited to:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Staircase and railing accidents
  • Elevator and escalator incidents
  • Unsafe sidewalks and road conditions
  • Insufficient security measures
  • Electrocution hazards
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Playground and park equipment dangers

How Our Germantown Premises Liability Lawyer Can Assist You

Every premises liability case is unique and requires personalized representation. At Snider & Horner, PLLC, we know how to account for the many variables present in these kinds of cases.

Our strategic approach to building your case includes:

  • Investigating and documenting evidence of property hazards
  • Establishing the duty of care owed by the property owner
  • Quantifying your damages, including medical expenses and lost income

Our Germantown premises liability attorneys are equipped with the resources of a large firm but deliver the tailored service found at a small boutique. You can rest assured that our team is ready to help you recover compensation to right the wrongs against you.

We look forward to hearing your story and working on your case. Please call (901) 730-8880 to request a free consultation with our team.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • Teamwork

    “I just wanted to reach out one more time and thank you for helping me settle this case. With your help, I was able to stand up for myself and not be taken advantage of. As a woman, it felt great to ...”

    - Kaylynn
  • Positive Outcome

    “I will forever be grateful to this office for aggressively fighting for my rights.”

    - Jospeh
  • This Firm Is The Bomb!

    “This law firm is the bomb! I have used Kevin Snider, Gail Horner and the rest of the team for many years in all types of matters. They are all amazing and I would never go anywhere else!”

    - Adolfo
  • Recommend For Those With Injury Cases

    “I had two car accidents in a row, and physically and mentally, I was so devastated. But Mr. Snider, associate attorney, and staff helped me.”

    - Filiberto
  • Amazing To Work With

    “Kevin was amazing to work with and handled my divorce in an effective and stress-free way.”

    - Monroe

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $709,750.00 Commercial Business Dispute
  • $395,000.00 Fraud Case
  • $1,054,500.00 Identity Theft
  • Confidential Settlement Insurance Dispute
  • $36,000.00 Landlord Collection
  • Defense Verdict Obtained Multi-Million-Dollar Civil Defense Matter
  • Confidential Settlement Serious Automobile Accident
  • Confidential Settlement. Slip and Fall Injury
  • $35,000.00 Small Automobile Accident
  • $248,000.00 Tennessee Consumer Protection Act Case