How Do I Manage A Slip-and-Fall Accident?

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An Overhead View Of Woman With Factured Hand Filling The Slip And Fall Injury ReportSuffering a slip-and-fall accident catches all off guard. If you sustain a severe injury and suffer a loss of income, it can worsen the situation. The difference between winning and losing your case depends on the legal counsel that you have on your side. The team of Thornbury Law is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve based on the carelessness of others. If you've suffered from a slip-and-fall accident, don't wait until things get worse to get help. Here are some crucial factors that may decide your case and how we can help you regain your peace of mind.

What Kind of Claim Can I File?

If you've suffered a slip-and-fall accident, it can be challenging to figure out what to do next. Sustaining injuries from an accident can complicate the situation, so it's crucial to know your options. While slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere, it does not always mean that the property owner is liable. But if you believe you have a case, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim. A premises liability claim is a litigation you bring against a property owner if you've sustained an injury on their property. In the state of Tennessee, premises liability claims depend on the statute of limitations, which gives the plaintiff up to a year to file a claim.

When Is a Claim Valid?

The validity of your claim depends on several factors. First, you must prove that a dangerous condition caused your injury. Hazardous conditions for a slip-and-fall accident can include:

  • A hole in the floor
  • Spilled liquids
  • A crack in the sidewalk
  • Misplaced objects
  • Poor lighting conditions

Other crucial aspects of proving the validity of your claim are demonstrating that the property owner knew that there were dangerous conditions present and failed to address them.

How We Can Help

Medical bills and loss of income due to injuries can add to your pain and suffering, but our professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve the best outcome. Herbert Thornbury has over 30 years of experience in handling slip-and-fall accidents and is happy to take on your case. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 423-443-3973.