What You Should Know About Premises Liability Claims in Tennessee

Injuries that occur due to unsafe property conditions should never go unreported, especially when those injuries result in serious damages. Please continue reading and reach out to our Shelby County personal injury lawyers to learn more about premises liability claims in Tennessee and how our firm can help guide you through each phase of the process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

For someone to have a valid premises liability claim in Tennessee, their case must meet certain criteria. To have a valid premises liability claim, you must be able to prove the following:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care.
  2. The property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe property conditions.
  3. The property owner failed to fix the unsafe conditions timely.
  4. You were injured as a direct result of the unsafe property conditions.
  5. You sustained damages due to the property owner breaching his or her duty of care.

How long will I have to sue after being injured on someone else’s property in Tennessee?

If you were injured because of unsafe property conditions, you may be wondering whether you should simply wait to see if your injuries heal on their own. While it may be tempting to do so, the truth is, this is seldom a good idea, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is one year, meaning you will only have one year from the date of your accident to take legal action against the property owner. If you wait any longer than one year, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue. Our firm is ready to fight for you.

Contact Our Experienced Memphis Firm

No one should ever have to recover from a serious injury or deal with a pressing criminal matter on their own. We pride ourselves in assisting clients facing a wide range of legal issues throughout Memphis, Tennessee, and we are ready to help you, too. If you need assistance with a personal injury, criminal, or business litigation matter, you can turn to us. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.