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Murfreesboro Premises Liability Attorney Represents Victims Injured Due to the Negligence of a Property Owner

Holding property owners accountable for negligence

At The Law Office of David Scott, our premises liability attorney has skillfully handled accident and injury cases since 1994. Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we represent clients in all types of premises liability matters. Whether you are injured as a result of negligent property maintenance, or other defect that should have been corrected by the property owner, we help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our focus on results and providing personalized service sets us apart from other Murfreesboro premises liability attorneys.

What is premises liability?

In the state of Tennessee, those who own, occupy, or lease property have a standard duty of care they owe to all reasonably foreseeable persons who may come in contact with their property. This means that a property owner, occupier, or lessor is responsible for maintaining the property and keeping it in safe condition. They are further charged with warning of hidden or latent dangers or hazards.

Do I have a premises liability claim?

The most common types of premises liability accidents include:

- Slip and fall:  Accidents in which liquids or other substances are negligently left on surfaces or walkways pose risk of harm to those who could foresee ably come across the substance and slip and fall, resulting in injury.   

- Trip and fall: Accidents in which items are negligently left on the ground or left uncovered pose a foreseeable risk of causing a person to trip and fall.

- Dog bites: Instances where the owner of a dog, or the person whose property the dog was on when it bit another person, is liable for that injury.

- Animal bites: Instances where it is reasonably foreseeable for a person to be injured by another animal due to negligently failing to cage, or otherwise maintain the animal, and that failure is the fault of the property owner, lesser, or occupier.

- Assault by another person: Incidents where the owner of a property had a duty to neutralize a foreseeable risk of harm by one person to another.

- Exposure to toxic substances: Circumstances where the property owner, lesser, or occupier has a duty to either warn of or correct the foreseeable risk of exposure to a harmful or toxic substance, including instances where emergency chemical showers are negligently maintained, or the injured party suffers direct contact with a substance that was improperly labeled, handled, or sealed.

- Malfunctioning elevators or escalators: Accidents where negligent maintenance of an elevator or escalator created an unreasonable risk of harm that caused an injury.

- Broken stairs or walkways: Accidents where improperly maintained stairs or walkways lead to trip and fall accidents, slip and fall accidents, or other injuries including scrapes that become infected as a result of old wood or rusty metal.

- Swimming pool accidents: Accidents where proper signage would have prevented a foreseeable risk of injury or drowning, including back, neck, or spinal injuries; and instances where improperly maintained pool decks cause other injuries such as falls or exposure to hazardous chemicals.

- Parking lot falls: Falls that occur as a result of a number of negligently created conditions that may occur in a parking lot, from slippery walkways to debris and other hazards in walkways or driving lanes.

If you have been injured as a result of an unsafe condition on a property owned, occupied, or leased by another person, you need an experienced Murfreesboro premises liability attorney on your side. With more than 20 years of experience, you can rely on our Murfreesboro premises liability lawyer to see you through.

Premises liability issues can include injuries from defective products

While generally store owners are not liable for product defects, they may still be held liable if they knew or had reason to know of the defect, and that it was reasonably calculated to pose an unreasonable risk of harm to a consumer.  In Tennessee, there are specific laws that attach liability to store owners when there is a product defect concerning something sold in that store. 

You need an experienced premises liability attorney to inform you of who you can obtain just compensation from and how to maximize your award.  You can rely on our experience to faithfully guide you in dealing with personal injury matters when seeking your monetary compensation, whether you are dealing with hidden danger on the premises, or product defect that was the property owner’s responsibility to warn against.

Common issues in premises liability cases: statute of limitations and comparative fault

When you have suffered an injury in a premises liability case, there are several issues at hand to deal with.  It is amazing how diverse the law is, even within the realm of personal injury matters.  You need an attorney whose experience keeps him up to date on the applicable laws to best advocate for your interests and to get you the monetary compensation you need to move forward.

In Tennessee, there are several issues to consider, with two of the most important being the applicable statute of limitations and the issue of fault for determining liability:

- Statute of limitations: Each type of personal injury claim in Tennessee has its own statute of limitations.  Premises liability claims must be brought within one year of the harm or incident.  There are exceptions that extend this time limit to three years if the injured party was a minor at the time of the harm, or otherwise suffered from a disability.

- Comparative fault: Tennessee is a comparative fault state.  This means that so long as the plaintiff’s negligence is less than that of the defendant, the plaintiff can recover.  Therefore, even if you feel you may have been somewhat at fault in the accident that caused your injury, you can trust the experience of premises liability attorney David Scott to advocate your position and show what party is at fault for your injury. 

If you have been injured on someone else's property, contact our experienced Murfreesboro premises liability attorney today

If you believe you have been injured in a premises liability accident, call Murfreesboro premises liability attorney David Scott, of the Law Office of David Scott, at 615-896-7656 for a free consultation. Our extensive trial and negotiation experience and case success speaks for itself.




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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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Nashville, TN 37205

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Based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we are pleased to serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Shelbyville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and other communities in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cannon County, Bedford County, Davidson County, Wilson County and Coffee County.


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