Germantown Premises Liability Attorneys
Your Well-Being Is Our Priority
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. Our Germantown premises liability attorneys are ready to help you build a strong case so that you can seek the compensation you deserve.
What Are Property Owners Responsible For?
In Tennessee property owners owe different levels of responsibilities to different categories of people. There are three main categories of people, business invitee, social visitors and licensees, and trespassers. 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.
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.
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.
To get started on your case with Snider & Horner, PLLC, contact us at (901) 730-8880.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
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.
Here at Snider & Horner, PLLC, we have experience with cases involving:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Staircase accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Dangerous sidewalks and roads
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dangerous playground or park equipment
How We Can Help
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.
When building your case, we can:
- Review and uncover evidence showing that a defective condition existed on the property
- Prove that the property owner owed you a certain “duty of care”
- Prove that you incurred damages – such as medical bills, pain, or lost wages – as a result of the injury you suffered
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.