Property owners have a legal duty to ensure their properties are safe, and if you were injured because a property owner failed to live up to this duty, you should speak with a Memphis premises liability lawyer who can determine your legal options going forward. Our firm has helped countless accident victims over the years, and we’re ready to help you, too. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC today to learn more about what we can do for you.
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People can sustain serious accidents due to property owner negligence just about anywhere. Whether you were hurt in a slip and fall in a supermarket, stairwell, department store, or anywhere else, you may have a valid claim. All those who have been hurt because of another property owner’s negligence should strongly consider speaking with an experienced Memphis personal injury lawyer, as our firm can work to recover the financial compensation to which they are entitled.
Examples of Unsafe Property Conditions
There are a wide array of unsafe property conditions that can lead to serious accidents occurring. Some of the most common unsafe property conditions our firm sees are as follows:
- Spills left unattended
- Merchandise falling from shelves in grocery or department stores
- Poorly lit parking lots or walkways
- Unsafe stairwells (defective handrails, missing steps, etc.)
- Debris left uncleared
- Dangerous sidewalks
- Dangerous school conditions
- Unsafe apartments because of negligent landlords
Proving a Premises Liability Claim
If you were injured on someone else’s property and are seeking financial compensation, you and your Memphis premises liability lawyer will have to prove several things in your premises liability claim. They are as follows:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care.
- The property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about an unsafe property condition.
- The property owner breached his or her duty of care by failing to fix the unsafe property condition.
- You were injured as a direct result of the unsafe property condition.
- You sustained damages as a result of your injury.
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should recover compensation to help you deal with the economic damages (lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and the non-economic damages (loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, etc.) that you’ve sustained as a result of your accident. Ensure you bring your claim within one year of the date of your accident, in accordance with Tennessee’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than one year will result in you losing your right to sue.
Contact a Memphis Premises Liability Lawyer
If you were hurt on someone else’s property because of an unsafe property condition, the time to act is now. Our firm is on your side, and we will fight for your right to a swift recovery, every step of the way. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team today.