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Businesses sometimes liable for slip-and-fall accidents outside

While Tennessee property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises for customers, they are not necessarily liable for injuries that occur due to a fall on a public sidewalk. However, when dangerous conditions cause slip\-and\-fall accidents on sidewalks or private walkways used exclusively by customers entering and exiting a business, that is a different case altogether. In another state, for example, a woman is suing a hair salon after being injured on the walk outside the building.

Tennessee slip-and-fall accidents often due to others' negligence

In Tennessee and across the nation, thousands of individuals are injured every year, some seriously and permanently, when they slip and fall on public property. Occasionally, this is simply an unfortunate accident, such as when an individual simply wasn't watching where he or she was going. Often, however, slip-and fall accidents may instead be due to the negligence of property owners or employees by their failure to maintain safe premises.

Slip-and-fall accidents could require knee surgery

Residents of Tennessee may wish to watch their step the next time they visit their local Kohl's. The chain department store that offers a wide selection of housewares and clothing is currently facing a premises liability complaint in another state. This recently filed lawsuit is only one of several in the series of injurious slip\-and\-fall accidents that seems to occur in negligently maintained stores or restaurants around the country on a weekly – if not daily – basis.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause severe, costly injuries

Many people worry about falling, and for good reason. Slip-and-fall accidents involving a hard surface can have serious, lasting health consequences. Residents of Tennessee can, of course, take precautions in their own homes to ensure the premises are safe, but what about when they are crossing public parking lots to get to stores or restaurants?

Injurifes from slip-and-fall accidents often costly, permanent

Property owners and managers in Tennessee and across the United States are responsible for keeping their premises free from hazards and safe for the public. Despite this, thousands of people are injured annually in slip\-and\-fall accidents. Such a fall on a hard surface like a wet floor, an icy sidewalk or an unkempt parking lot frequently results in serious injuries that require costly medical treatments. Perhaps even worse, sometimes the injuries are chronic or even permanent.

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.

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