Diligent Knoxville Slip & Fall Lawyers Give You Options
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If you’ve experienced a slip and fall accident causing significant injury, you need to explore your options for receiving compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. An experienced lawyer at Knoxville’s Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law can help. Our firm has more than 25 years of experience serving our friends and neighbors throughout East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain region. We believe negligent property owners need to be held accountable for their actions — or lack thereof. We’re Two for You in Tennessee, here to protect your best interests.
Most common injuries resulting from slips and falls
Slip and fall cases generally fall under the category of premises liability, as there may be conditions on the premises that led to your accident. Poorly lit staircases, icy sidewalks, cluttered hallways and crumbling pavement are all common factors in these accidents.
The following are the most common types of slip and fall injuries:
- Back and spinal injuries. If you fall hard enough, you may suffer slipped discs, sprains and fractured vertebrae in your back and spine. These back injuries are painful and can last for a long time.
- Broken bones. Broken arms, legs and ankles are all common with slip and fall cases. While these injuries eventually heal, they can result in expensive medical bills and lost time from work.
- Hip injuries. A broken hip is another severe injury that can leave you unable to move comfortably and enjoy the activities you love.
- Catastrophic injuries. These are the most serious types of injuries that can occur, and the effects are usually long-lasting. You or a loved one may be considered disabled and no longer able to earn income for your family.
What is the responsibility of property owners?
The key component in these cases is determining whether the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property. There are a variety of factors that go into this. For example, if the property was only very recently damaged, the owner has a certain amount of time to make the repairs before becoming liable. Property owners also typically have 24 hours to remove snow or ice from sidewalks.
On the other hand, if there is any expectation of danger, property owners have a responsibility to warn people by using signs or other means. Signs reading "CAUTION: Wet Floor" or "WARNING: Uneven Pavement" are common ways to keep people alert. If the property owner fails to maintain the property and does not give any type of warning of the condition, you may be able to file a claim based on negligence. Your personal injury attorney can assist you with the details.
Contact our Tennessee trip and fall attorneys for more information
To schedule a free initial consultation regarding your slip and fall case, call Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law at 865.951.7268 or contact us online. We have a 24/7 phone answering service and flexible office hours to better serve you. Our team serves individuals and families throughout Knoxville, Sevierville and the rest of east Tennessee. You pay no attorneys' fees unless you receive compensation.