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Jackson, TN
Premises Liability Lawyer

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

When a property owner fails to ensure their premises are safe and free from hazards for those legally on the property, accidents can happen and result in injuries. At NST Law, our experienced team of premises liability lawyers in Jackson, TN, can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and provide personalized care to help you recover compensation for your injuries.

In Tennessee, property owners are responsible for taking appropriate steps to provide a safe environment for anyone with a right to be on the property, including guests, customers, and patrons. Unfortunately, property owners don’t always take such preventative measures, and injuries happen. 

If you or a loved one has been injured while on someone else’s property, you may have grounds to pursue compensation. Our team at NST Law can help you fight for compensation for your injuries. 

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How NST Law Can Help With Your Premises Liability Case

At NST Law, we’re proud to be Champions for the Injured. Our team of over 130 staff members includes more than 30 attorneys who are devoted to upholding the rights of our community members. We have been fighting for people like you for over 30 years and have recovered over $2 billion on behalf of our clients. We prioritize personalized, compassionate care because we understand the difficulties that can accompany injuries.

We will help you throughout your entire case, from the initial consultation to settlement negotiations, and represent you in court if necessary. Our team will:

Our Jackson, TN, personal injury attorneys are well-versed in premises liability law and are prepared to help you with your case. If you or a loved one has been injured, let us help you recover the compensation you deserve. 

Types of Premises Liability Cases NST Law Handles

In Tennessee, premises liability law is broad and may encompass various situations. It applies to multiple types of property owners, including landowners, business owners, business operators, and possessors of land, such as renters. 

The property owner is responsible for taking appropriate measures to ensure the environment is safe and free from hazards for guests, patrons, customers, and anyone with a right to be there. When a property owner fails to take the necessary measures to prevent hazardous conditions, people might be injured. If someone is injured, there may be grounds for a premises liability claim. 

At NST Law, we handle all types of premises liability cases. The most common reasons for filing a premises liability claim include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Trip-and-fall accidents
  • Falling debris and objects
  • Fires
  • Building and fire code violations
  • Stairway accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Inadequate security 
  • Negligent property maintenance
  • Dog bites

For example, you may have slipped in water leaking out of a cooler at your local grocery store, falling and injuring your back. To recover damages for your injury, you must prove that the store or one of its employees created the hazardous situation or was aware of the problem and failed to address it. 

Another example is being attacked by a stranger at your apartment complex when the owner knew of a history of assault on the property. In that case, we would look into measures the owner could have taken to prevent these occurrences, such as assigning security guards, providing adequate lighting, or repairing entrance gates. 

Compensation Available in Premises Liability Cases

Victims can recover multiple types of compensation in premises liability cases. You can receive economic damages, which offset the financial losses and expenses you have incurred, and non-economic damages, which compensate for the harder-to-value effects on your life. Punitive damages are available in rare cases where you can provide clear and convincing evidence that the responsible party acted maliciously, intentionally, fraudulently, or recklessly.

 Compensation typically covers the following losses:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death 
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Amount of Compensation Available

The total value of your premises liability case hinges on several factors, including the extent of the damages you suffered, the severity of your injuries, and caps on the damages. 

For example, Tennessee law often caps non-economic damages in premises liability cases and most other personal injury cases at $750,000. However, in some situations, including those resulting in devastating injuries, the non-economic damage cap rises to $1 million. Punitive damages are capped at $500,000. 

The amount of compensation you’re entitled to depends on factors specific to your case. An experienced premises liability lawyer in Jackson, TN, can help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Tennessee Statute of Limitations

Under Tennessee law, the statute of limitations for premises liability cases is one year. This means you only have one year from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the liable party.

Given these time restrictions, seeking immediate help from an experienced premises liability lawyer is essential. While you focus on healing and recovering from your injuries, your lawyer will work quickly to obtain the necessary information, build a strong case on your behalf, and file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.

Compensation Available in Premises Liability Cases

To secure a favorable outcome in premises liability cases, you must establish the following elements:

  1. You were lawfully on the premises.
  2. The defendant owned or was responsible for maintaining the premises.
  3. A dangerous condition or hazard existed on the premises, which the owner knew or should have known about.
  4. The defendant ignored or failed to properly address the hazard. 
  5. You suffered an injury and sustained damages because of this hazard.

Premises liability cases can be complex, and ample evidence is necessary to prove negligence. Collecting as much information as possible, including photographs of the scene, documentation of notices to the owner or manager, and witness statements, is important. 

Your lawyer will gather evidence to strengthen your case, including any available security camera footage. However, time is of the essence. Witnesses’ memories can fade, and evidence, like security camera footage, can be inadvertently deleted. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, immediately seeking legal guidance is critical to ensure that vital information is not lost. 

Proving Liability Against a Property Owner or Manager

To secure a favorable outcome in premises liability cases, you must establish the following elements:

  1. You were lawfully on the premises.
  2. The defendant owned or was responsible for maintaining the premises.
  3. A dangerous condition or hazard existed on the premises, which the owner knew or should have known about.
  4. The defendant ignored or failed to properly address the hazard.
  5. You suffered an injury and sustained damages because of this hazard.

Premises liability cases can be complex, and ample evidence is necessary to prove negligence. Collecting as much information as possible, including photographs of the scene, documentation of notices to the owner or manager, and witness statements, is important. 

Your lawyer will gather evidence to strengthen your case, including any available security camera footage. However, time is of the essence. Witnesses’ memories can fade, and evidence, like security camera footage, can be inadvertently deleted. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, immediately seeking legal guidance is critical to ensure that vital information is not lost. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability Cases

In Tennessee, premises liability law is an area of personal injury law that applies to damages resulting from hazardous property conditions. Tennessee property owners are legally required to use reasonable care to prevent injuries to individuals with the right to be on their property. 

Premises liability claims involve negligence, but not all negligence claims involve premises liability. Premises liability cases specifically involve negligence arising from a condition on the property rather than a negligent activity that occurs on the property.

Premises liability is an all-encompassing term that describes various types of personal injury claims arising from an injury the plaintiff suffered on someone else’s property due to the negligence of the property owner or manager. 

Contact NST Law to Start With a Free Consultation Today

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of an injury on someone else’s property, let us help you recover compensation. Our dedicated team of savvy premises liability attorneys at NST Law in Jackson, TN, can offer sound legal advice and help you navigate this difficult time. 

Don’t wait—protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 529-4004, or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.  

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Main Memphis OFFICE

488 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117

Phone: 901-683-7000

Fax: 901-462-3350

Whitehaven Office

4466 Elvis Presley Blvd

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Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: 901-300-2400
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Testimonials
- Climas B.
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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
- Vicki L.
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."
Client Successes
$3,000,000.00
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
$2,200,000.00
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000.00
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.
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