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Tennessee slip-and-fall accidents can be complex

When a member of the public is injured on Tennessee property due to the owner or manager's fault or negligence, the question of who is responsible isn't always clear-cut. For instance, if businesses hire management or maintenance companies to maintain their premises and then slip\-and\-fall accidents occur anyway, several parties may be liable for injuries incurred. Premises liability can be very complex with varying levels of responsibility, and the guidance of an experienced attorney is often beneficial in such cases.

Slip-and-fall accidents in Walmart often not the customer's fault

Store owners and managers have a responsibility to keep their property safe for customers and to make sure that their employees are trained to do the same. Otherwise, there's a potential for injury due to poorly maintained parking lots or regarding slip\-and\-fall accidents on messy floors. While a recent slip-and-fall incident didn't occur in Tennessee, with the number of Walmarts in the Clarksville area, it very well could have.

Major risks for potential slip-and-fall accidents

Generally speaking, anyone who walks is in at least minimal danger for stumbling or tripping and falling down. Slip-and-fall accidents are more likely to occur, however, if certain circumstances exist. Understanding the risks and knowing where to turn for help if a problem arises in Tennessee goes a long way toward staying safe, as well as achieving a swift recovery if an injury occurs.

Slip-and-fall accidents: Supermarket must pay victim $1 million

When business owners in Tennessee allow the public onto their premises, they assume responsibility for the safety of those entering their stores. Patrons who suffer injuries in slip\-and\-fall accidents or other incidents on the property may pursue recovery of damages. A serious fall can leave a victim facing mountains of medical bills and extended absences from work.

Slip-and-fall accidents: Navigating a lawsuit can be a challenge

Every year, thousands of consumers suffer injuries while shopping in stores nationwide, including in Tennessee. These injuries often lead to personal injury lawsuits that contribute to keeping the civil courts busy. Slip-and-fall accidents cause a significant percentage of the injuries suffered in public areas such as stores and shopping malls.

Slip-and-fall accidents in extreme cold can be fatal

In Tennessee and elsewhere, winter weather can pose various threats to personal safety. While most people take care when they walk outside, slip\-and\-fall accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Property owners must address all known hazards that can lead to injuries by those who use their walkways and parking lots.

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