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If you fell in public, do you have a claim to compensation?

A slip-and-fall accident can leave Tennessee victims with injuries that can affect their lives for years to come. Victims of this type of accident often believe that they are to blame for their injuries, but if this happened to you, it is possible you are a victim of circumstances beyond your control. You may have grounds for a civil claim.

If you fell while you were out shopping, at a place of business or in a restaurant, you may not realize that you could have grounds to move forward with a premises liability claim. Every slip-and-fall accident is different, and it is beneficial to take steps to learn about your legal options. It is smart to take quick action to protect your interests and preserve important evidence.

Questions about premises liability

Victims of premises liability incidents often have questions about their rights, their potential case and how to move forward to claim financial compensation. Some of the most common concerns include the following:

  • When are hotels liable for slip-and-fall injuries? If the hotel should have known about the dangerous condition that left you injured, it could be financially liable for damages.
  • What if a college student is hurt on campus? In some cases, a college student may have a claim against the school for its failure to provide reasonable care, such as well-lit parking lots and safe walkways.
  • What if a person falls because of a dangerous sidewalk? Civil authorities may be responsible for dangerous sidewalk conditions that could cause people to fall.

Every case is different, and it is important for each victim to seek an evaluation of his or her case as soon as possible after an accident in order to understand the options available. Premises liability claims are time sensitive, and it is prudent to your interests to act quickly.

The serious impact of slip-and-fall accidents

A slip-and-fall accident may seem like a minor incident, but it can have a serious impact on a victim's life. The injures you received can cause lingering pain and complications for months, and you may need extensive medical care.

if your accident was the result of the negligence of the property owner or another party, you may not have to deal with the aftermath on your own. Through a premises liability claim, you may be able to recover your losses and secure the compensation you need to get better and move forward with your life.

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