Experienced Nashville lawyer who can help you recover compensation
Some of the most difficult personal injury claims to win are those involving “premises liability” scenarios like a slip-and-fall, attractive nuisance, or the irresponsible maintenance of a home or business. They can be complicated and often emotional cases involving injuries, such as back pain, animal bites, broken bones, or nerve damage. The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help.
These accidents can happen in everyday situations like shopping at the mall or walking up apartment stairs. No matter where you are injured – at a big box store or even your friend’s house – recovering compensation is complicated. In order to get the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, you’ll have to deal with an insurance company.
Attorney Eric Beasley has been winning Tennessee premises liability claims for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Tennessee, he is proud to have successfully represented thousands of injury victims in Metro Nashville and across the state.
What is a premises liability claim?
A premises liability claim can be filed when you are injured on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence. It is the responsibility of every property owner to provide a reasonably safe place or “premise” to those invited into their home, store, place of business, etc. In some cases, property owners can be held liable for damages even if the victim wasn’t exactly invited there or was trespassing.
The types of injuries and scenarios that qualify you to file for a premises liability claim include, but are not limited to:
- Animal and dog bites
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dangerous property conditions
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Children on property
- Retail store liability
- Restaurant liability
Tennessee recognizes “comparative negligence” in these types of cases, which means that the people or entities involved in the claim are assessed a percentage of fault. Compensation awarded to the victim is reduced by the amount of fault the victim has in the situation. For example, if both sides of a claim were found to be 50 percent at fault for an accident, the victim would not be able to recover any compensation for his injuries.
That’s why insurance companies will try to put as much of the blame on you as possible.
Proving your case
Under the law, only harm that is preventable and foreseeable must be addressed by a landowner. The reason behind this rule of law is that a property owner cannot ensure the safety of all individuals who come onto their premises. However, a risk that is preventable and foreseeable must be addressed.
After an accident, you need to win your claim in order to cover medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, and future expenses related to your injury. It is important that you hire an experienced lawyer who can prove you had little to no fault in the accident.
Our legal team can investigate your case. We gather evidence, such as internal records and video evidence. We interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts who can help us understand what happened.
Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that proves:
- The owner of the property where you were injured had a duty to provide a safe place.
- The property owner did not live up to that “safe place” responsibility.
- As a result of the property owner’s actions or inactions you, the victim, were injured.
- The property owner should have known that their place posed a risk to people’s safety.
We can show the extent of the injuries you sustained backed by hard evidence and tough negotiations. We won’t back down until we help you recover financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, it’s key that you get in touch with an attorney right away. Wounds heal, evidence gets cleaned up, and the other side’s insurance company lawyers are already figuring out how to blame you for the injuries caused by their client.