Chattanooga Premises Liability Lawyers

Posted On: July 7, 2011 under

When you are within the premises of another owner’s property, that property owner and business owner has the responsibility of ensuring your security and safety. Slip & fall claims are the most common premises liability cases, but other occasions that can cause liability disputes from an accident or injury include:

  • Falling objects
  • Broken sidewalk
  • Lack of security
  • Manholes
  • Improper or lack of warning signs
  • Dog Bites
  • Swimming pools and spas

Premises Liability Law varies from state to state. The Tennessee Premises Liability Accident Attorneys at Massey & Associates, P.C. can fully explain your rights within the state of Tennessee and help you get the proper care and recovery of damages you deserve.

Who is at fault?

In the state of Tennessee, the property owner and the person responsible for maintaining the property is responsible for keeping the premises safe at all times. If the property owner leases the property to someone else, then that tenant takes on full responsibility of the premises and is liable for the safety of their visitors.

Your level of Responsibility.

Is a property owner liable if an illegal trespasser injured themselves on their property? No. One of the first factors that the Premises Liability Accident Attorneys at Massey & Associates, P.C. evaluate is determining the legal status of your visitor. If your visitor was illegally visiting your property and injures themselves, you would not be liable for the visitor’s injuries unless you intentionally hurt the trespasser.

If the trespasser is a child, your level of responsibility increases because children do not recognize hazardous conditions as well as adults.

The highest level of visitor safety responsibility is for business property owners and home owners. If dangerous or hazardous conditions aren’t properly repaired, the property owner is required to display visible warning signs to prevent any accidents from occurring.

How to defend your Premises Liability case.

If your claim is to defend your property owner rights or to defend your personal injury rights, the Premises Liability Accident Attorneys at Massey & Associates, P.C. fully evaluates each claim and gathers supporting evidence to protect your property and your rights.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a premises liability accident, contact the Tennessee Chattanooga Premises Liability Attorneys at Massey & Associates, P.C. at (423) 697-4529 for a FREE Consultation.