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Murfreesboro Premises Liability Attorney

Understanding premises liability in Tennessee

Premises liability means that a person’s property or equipment on their property in in question.  Either the property/facility caused some kind of damage to a person or there was a defect that caused damage.  Either way premises liability is a concept that only applies to both public and private properties.

In cases of private premises liability, the victim will be assessed in one of three categories:

  1. Trespassers

  2. Invitee

  3. Licensee

These categories alone can be very difficult to narrow down, so it’s important to get the assistance of a trained Murfreesboro premises liability lawyer to assist in your case.

Premises liability has even been called into question with some car accident cases- a defective road, a lack of correct signage or vegetation in the way of lights of signage for example.  Premises liability can also apply to a place of work or play- anywhere from a theme park to a carpentry business. Chances are that there was either neglect or a lack of maintenance to ensure the safety of the property.

Personal injury and premises liability

In order to put together an affective personal injury case, the victim must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent, and therefore responsible for the damages. The most common examples of premises liability accidents include:

  • Slip and falls

  • Un-cleared snow and ice

  • Lack of proper maintenance

  • Inadequate building or area security

  • Elevator or escalator accidents

  • Dog attacks and bites

  • Accidents in swimming pools or hot tubs

Public vs. private property

It is important to note that although premises liability can apply to both public and private properties, the general rule is that the property be kept safe and visitors must be intending to use the property as it was intended.  This means that outrageous behavior may not have a case if it was unsafe to be doing in the first place. A commercial property will no doubt have an insurance provider who you will be required to contact should you suffer an accident.  A private property can be more complicated.

For example, in an apartment, the property owner is responsible for things that do NOT move (appliances and walkways etc.), while the tenant is responsible for things that can be moved (furniture and décor). Liability can be argued depending on the situation and even how close to property lines the injury occurred.

Contact an experienced Murfreesboro premises liability attorney for answers to your questions

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, make sure you see a doctor immediately, then contact The Law Office of David L. Scott in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. You may be entitled to legal compensation, so call 615-896-7656 for more information, or contact us online.





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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Nashville, TN 37205

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