Jackson, TN Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and falls happen every single day. When this happens in a public place or business you may feel embarrassed, especially if others saw you fall down. What happens when you suffer more than embarrassment? What if you suffer a broken bone or other serious injury? If you have been injured in a slip and fall in a bank, shopping mall, department store, hotel, hospital, doctor’s office, grocery store, apartment complex, or other place of business, contact our office for a free case evaluation by one of our Jackson slip and fall attorneys. Practicing personal injury law in Tennessee for more than 30 years, we understand the legal burden imposed on victims and the importance of conducting a proper investigation into what happened.Recovering for Your Injuries Following a Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents, also known as trip and falls, are common, and they often result in injury. In fact, 300,000 North Americans sustain disabling injuries in slip and fall accidents each year. Slip and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and disability after motor vehicle collisions, with 55 fatalities each day in North America alone. While some slip and falls are not preventable, a majority of them are through basic diligence.
In order to succeed in a premises liability claim such as a slip and fall, you will need to prove that the area in which you fell was unsafe, which caused you physical harm. You will have the burden of showing that the property owner knew about or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition in enough time to address it prior to your fall. Serving the Jackson area, our slip and fall attorneys take the time to investigate the facts, which could include requesting video footage, examining the scene of the fall, and speaking with witnesses.
While some slip and fall accidents may result in bruising or soreness, many others result in more serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Permanent scars
- Neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs
- Shoulder injuries, such as torn rotator cuff
- Concussions or head trauma
Depending on the severity and type of injury sustained, you may be hospitalized, require surgery, and need rehabilitation. In these cases, medical bills will begin to add up quickly. If you are unable to work due to your injuries, you might suffer additional financial burden in the form of lost wages. Our slip and fall lawyers can work for Jackson residents to build a case against the negligent property owner. This can allow you to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, including pain and suffering, lost future earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Slip and fall negligence cases encompass a number of situations beyond the basic slip on a wet floor at a grocery store and fall down scenario. Maybe instead of a wet floor at a store, you fall through broken steps at an apartment complex. Maybe you trip while walking down a poorly lit hallway or stairs. Perhaps you fall and injure yourself due to uneven pavement in a business parking lot. In any of these scenarios, you may have a viable premises liability claim.
Keep in mind that you only have a short window of time to pursue personal injury claims in Tennessee. Generally, you have a period of one year from the date of the fall to pursue a lawsuit before that window closes. Once that window closes, it is closed forever, so if you wait longer than one year to file suit, you may have effectively forfeited your right to recover, whether through an out-of-court settlement or through the court process.Obtain a Free Consultation with a Jackson Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
Call us today if you have been injured after falling on a commercial property, as we may be able to represent you. NST has been assisting accident victims and other injured parties for more than 30 years, and we have the experience and the resources to help you obtain maximum recovery for your claim. You may reach us toll-free by calling 800-529-4004, or you can complete our online form to set up a free consultation with a premises liability attorney in Madison County. NST is the way to go.