Tennessee law demands public and private properties open to the public or invited guests be kept in safe order. If you’re a victim of an injury caused by a responsible party neglecting to remedy or warn concerning a hazard, then you may be entitled to receive compensation for the harm you suffered. The Chattanooga personal injury attorneys at Berke, Berke & Berke provide proactive representation for our clients in Hamilton County, Marion County, and throughout Tennessee who suffered falls or other injuries.
A sudden fall can change your life in an instant, causing a lifelong disability. However, proving your disability and winning compensation is not so straightforward. It is critical you document your fall and injuries carefully. These steps ensure the path to recovery.
Recommended steps for documentation include:
Locales that serve public or private residents by law must maintain a regular plan of maintenance, and respond swiftly to reports of unsafe conditions. Failing to inspect and maintain elevators on schedule can indicate negligence for the responsible party. Our Chattanooga premises liability attorneys thoroughly investigate the venue of your injury to determine the immediate cause and reveal habits of negligence that help us prove your case for recovery.
Trespassers cannot receive reward for their injuries caused by unsafe conditions of private properties. There exists an exception known as attractive nuisance. This exception recognizes certain buildings, equipment, structures, materials, or remains can lure trespassers, especially children, onto the property where they can be injured. If your child suffered injury since a neighbor negligently left a blight on his property, and your child was drawn to it, there's a chance for recovery.