Jonesboro Premises Liability
Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Victims in the Jonesboro Area
Premises liability claims arise from injuries sustained on property owned by another. Generally, these cases are lumped together and referred to as slip and fall cases. However, premises liability cases also cover other types of injuries, including injuries that occur due to a lack of security on the premises. In any case, those who are injured on property owned by another may have a claim for compensation against the property owner or manager. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jonesboro premises liability attorneys have helped victims seek recovery for their losses for more than 30 years. If you have been injured on another’s property in the Jonesboro area, our team is ready to take your call today and help point you in the right direction.
Common Issues Facing Premises Liability Victims
In Arkansas, premises owners are required to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. This means that premises owners are not supposed to allow a dangerous condition to persist on the property without taking steps to remedy the condition and/or warn others of the condition. Examples of dangerous conditions that could give rise to liability for premises owners include wet or greasy floors, loose gravel on stairs or walkways, steps or drops in areas with poor lighting, and defective handrails.
In order to recover damages for injury sustained as a result of any such dangerous condition in Jonesboro, an injured victim generally must be able to prove that the premises owner either had notice of the dangerous condition or that the dangerous condition had existed for such a time that the owner should have been aware of it. Direct notice is not always required under Arkansas law. Sometimes, constructive notice of a dangerous condition can be sufficient.
Obtaining proof sufficient to establish liability in slip and fall cases can be tricky. Video and photographic evidence of the dangerous condition as it existed at the time of the injury are among the most helpful types of evidence that a plaintiff can present. Testimony of any independent witnesses who saw the injury occur or of any employees who were working at the premises could also help establish the premises owner’s liability. In all cases, time is of the essence when it comes to obtaining proof of liability. For this reason, it is important for injured victims to seek assistance and guidance from a Jonesboro lawyer experienced in premises liability cases as soon as possible.
Another type of case that falls under the umbrella of premises liability is negligent or inadequate security. These cases can arise when someone is injured during an assault, robbery, or some other criminal act while on another’s property. They commonly occur at apartment complexes and places of business. Since the injury itself usually results from the intentional act of a third party, holding premises owners liable in negligent security cases can be even more difficult than in other types of premises liability cases. In order to ensure that you receive compensation from all responsible parties, it is best to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney who can help you build your case.
Discuss Your Premises Liability Case with Our Jonesboro Attorneys
If you have been injured while on another’s property, turn to the Jonesboro premises liability lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz for assistance in bringing your case. We have 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members, which means we have a wealth of experience and resources available to help you pursue the damages to which you are entitled under Arkansas law. We have assisted injured clients throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Missouri, including in Jonesboro, Little Rock, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Hayti, and Caruthersville. You can contact our office for a free consultation with an injury lawyer by calling 800-529-4004 or by using our online form. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.